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    Shark Attack!

    First a monkey assault. Now a shark attack. In a disturbing/awesome instance of shark-on-shark cannibalism, the Mall of America's Underwater Adventures was the scene of feral aggression Friday when a sand tiger shark named Jessie--which at nine feet...

    @ The Blotter by Matt Snyders on January 28, 2008 @ 12:27 pm
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    Breakfast of Champions: 1/28

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE As always, a wrap-up of what you might have missed from Friday-Sunday can be found in Over the Weekend. Bored with words? Who isn't? Then turn to our four (count 'em) new slideshows from the weekend's events: ...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on January 28, 2008 @ 7:49 am
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    Nelson-Pallmeyer wins senate straw poll

    U.S. Senate candidate Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer beat out his two Democratic rivals in a straw poll conducted this afternoon at TakeAction Minnesota's annual meeting. The University of St. Thomas professor and anti-war activist received 140 votes from a...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on January 27, 2008 @ 4:15 pm
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    Slaughterhouse workers back union

    Workers at the Dakota Premium Foods beef processing plant in South St. Paul voted yesterday to retain union representation. Employees backed United Food and Commercial Workers Local 789 by a 152-82 margin. More than seven years ago, the predominantl...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on January 26, 2008 @ 9:01 am
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    Breakfast of Champions: 1/25

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE Welcome aboard Rachel Hutton and James Norton, our new additions to the cuisine team. They'll be supplemented by offerings from Bridgette Reinsmoen, our copy chief and contributor to our soon-to-be dedicated fo...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on January 25, 2008 @ 8:06 am
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    Announcing our new food section

    I'm proud to announce that City Pages has hired two new food critics and will soon launch an ambitious new dining section in print and online. Our lead columnist, Rachel Hutton, is a familiar voice to Twin Cities foodies. For the past six years, she...

    @ The Blotter by Kevin Hoffman on January 25, 2008 @ 8:00 am
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    John Kline's political slush fund

    Ken Silverstein has an intriguing Minnesota-related post over at Washington Babylon. The veteran muckraker delves into a fundraising organization known as the "Freedom & Security PAC" that was created in July. Silverstein discovered that the Minnes...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on January 24, 2008 @ 6:40 pm
  • Free Will Astrology

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    Free Will Astrology

    ARIES (March 21-April 19): You've been putting out and putting out and putting out, Aries. Good work! I'm impressed with the blend of high-minded generosity and ego-boosting self-expression you've synergized. Now, however, it's time to make a transi...

    by Rob Brezsny on August 22, 2007
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    Savage Love

    Hear me out. You've pushed the idea that everyone must be, or "good, giving, and game," and that people in relationships must be sluts for each other, and that women must perform oral sex. I agree that sexual satisfaction for both parties in a relat...

    by Dan Savage on August 22, 2007
  • Rain Man - Who Is Tay Zonday, and Why Is He the  Hottest Thing on the Internet?

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    Rain Man - Who Is Tay Zonday, and Why Is He the Hottest Thing on the Internet?

    For all of you who sport-fish the internet, trolling for memes and diggs and clips you find interesting--you have, in the past month, pulled up your lines to find them heavy with "Chocolate Rain." You have watched the homemade YouTube video of a bab...

    by Sarah Askari on August 22, 2007
  • Do You Want Your Bowel With That? - Woman's lawsuit claims curdled  cream gave her the McRuns..

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    Do You Want Your Bowel With That? - Woman's lawsuit claims curdled cream gave her the McRuns..

    One day in January, Angela Cannon stopped at the Uptown McDonald's drive-thru to grab a cup of coffee with cream and sugar. Cannon took a sip of the steamy beverage, then a gulp. Afterwards, according to a lawsuit filed in June, she realized that...

    by City Pages Staff on August 22, 2007
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    Everything We Know About Security Is Wrong - So says counterterrorism contrarian Bruce Schneier. And the transportation security administration is listening.

    In late july, Transportation Security Administration chief Kip Hawley announced a change in his agency's air travel screening policy: Effective August 4, cigarette lighters would no longer be banned from airplanes. Explaining the measure in an int...

    by Jonathan Kaminsky on August 22, 2007
  • Abu Ghraib Rx - Minnesota nurse Deanna Germain describes serving at Iraq's most notorious prison.

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    Abu Ghraib Rx - Minnesota nurse Deanna Germain describes serving at Iraq's most notorious prison.

    Most of the time in my life, I love challenges. I love living on the edge. I may not look like that type of person, but I do. But I wasn't so sure about Abu Ghraib. When I got there, there was just no room to live. The medical group had all lived ...

    by Kevin Hoffman on August 22, 2007
  • Seen Your Video - Rick Fuller turns his back on MTV to preserve the history of the local music scene.

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    Seen Your Video - Rick Fuller turns his back on MTV to preserve the history of the local music scene.

    The most successful local filmmaking duo this side of the Coen Brothers quietly broke up last year after two decades, without acrimony or even a press release. Producer Rick Fuller simply moved out of the Warehouse District office he had shared with...

    by Peter S. Scholtes on August 22, 2007
  • Concert Highlights for the Week of August 22 - 28

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    Concert Highlights for the Week of August 22 - 28

    THURSDAY 8.23 Hilary Duff Target Center She may be all of 19 now, but it still seems wrong that our little Hilary Duff is acting so grown up. Hilary recently released a new album, Dignity, and the name seems ironic when watching the video for her...

    by City Pages Staff on August 22, 2007
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    Breakfast of Champions: 1/24

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE Philosopher or Warrior is the second-best thing I've ever done with my life, and I can die happy now. In fact, I probably should, because it's all downhill from here. While I bide time, take the quiz and see if...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on January 24, 2008 @ 8:16 am
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    Name That Ape

    But let's get down to brass tacks: the baby's name is up for grabs. Interested parties can "vote" by donating money to the zoo, and on the 18th of February, the zoo will announce which name garnered the most donations. Unfortunately, the zoo has alre...

    @ The Blotter by Ward Rubrecht on January 23, 2008 @ 2:47 pm
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    Housing crunch: wide disparity among neighborhoods

    The Minneapolis Real Estate Blog has an interesting post about housing costs in the area and how the market has such a wide neighborhood-to-neighborhood variance. A lot to process here, some of which is common knowledge (the crisis is deep, and affec...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on January 23, 2008 @ 2:18 pm
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    Breakfast of Champions: 1/23

    This Christmas, I asked Santa to deliver certain gifts to the rest of the staff, including Ward Rubrecht. Let me just point out that Santa came through. I'm not sure if eleventy billion people will read Jeff Severns Guntzel's feature on photographe...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on January 23, 2008 @ 5:30 am
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    Reporter's Notebok: Alec Soth

    Alec Soth grew up a pathologically shy kid in Chanhassen. These days, he has a body of work that is a sort of documentary history of his encounters with strangers. Soth flipping through Perfect Strangers. Photo: Nick Vlcek)At his St. Paul studio, ...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Severns Guntzel on January 23, 2008 @ 12:53 am
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