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    8/10 Morning Communiqu

    THESE DAYS A Texas man is suing 1-800-Flowers for $1 million after a thank you note from the web florist outed him as an adulterer. Obesity among women residing in the U.S. has become more socially acceptable, likely in part because more than one-t...

    @ The Blotter by Corey Anderson on August 10, 2007 @ 7:45 am
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    8/9 Morning Communiqu

    CITY PAGES BLOGS AND NEWS Peter Schilling Jr. mourns the releasing of David Wells by the Padres at Balls. THESE DAYS Judy Hagan caused a stir among plot owners in the Uniontown (IN) City Cemetery when she put up a tombstone for her and her departe...

    @ The Blotter by Corey Anderson on August 9, 2007 @ 7:58 am
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    8/8 Morning Communiqu

    THESE DAYS A recent Boston University School of Medicine study links consumption of soft drinks--both the sugared and diet variety--with a higher risk for a range of obesity-related health problems. A judge Monday granted new trials for two former ...

    @ The Blotter by Corey Anderson on August 8, 2007 @ 1:33 am
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    Setting the record straight

    John Weeks is what some people might call an obsessive. Over the past two years, he has spent weeks at a time traveling alongside the Mississippi River, photographing more than 300 of the bridges that span that mighty body of water, from Itasca to Ne...

    @ The Blotter by Jonathan Kaminsky on August 7, 2007 @ 4:17 pm
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    8/7 Morning Communiqu

    THESE DAYS A Florida man stockpiled 20,000 cubic yards of horse manure on his property and was charged with running an illegal composting operation. A man named Johnson underoges a vasectomy in exchange for getting permission from his wife to purch...

    @ The Blotter by Corey Anderson on August 7, 2007 @ 7:02 am
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    Sugar Beat

    This sweet tradition was apparently started by The Oklahoman newspaper, which learned the stresses of covering a major breaking news story after the Oklahoma City bombing of 1995. Last April, after Seng Hui-Cho killed 32 people at Virginia Tech, the ...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on August 6, 2007 @ 5:34 pm
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    Can't get there from here

    On Monday, the city of Minneapolis and MnDOT released a number of alternatives for getting in to, out of and around downtown Minneapolis. The trouble is, most routes are already congested beyond belief. Main case in point? The first suggestion, takin...

    @ The Blotter by G.R. Anderson Jr. on August 6, 2007 @ 2:19 pm
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    Murky Waters

    Will the 35W bridge collapse have serious environmental ramifications? With bodies presumably still in the water, it may seem a rather churlish question to pose. But the massive heap of concrete, steel, vehicles, and lord knows what else would seem t...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on August 6, 2007 @ 2:17 pm
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    City of Minneapolis prepares new traffic plans following the bridge collapse

    The city of Minneapolis has released information on the change in traffic patterns and alternate routes following the collapse of the I-35W bridge. The press release is as follows: MnDOT has made Minnesota Highway 280 the primary replacement route f...

    @ The Blotter by Corey Anderson on August 6, 2007 @ 10:38 am
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    8/6 Morning Communiqu

    CITY PAGES BLOGS AND NEWS Steve Monaco has posted the latest edition of the Monday Movie Quiz at Couch Pundit. City Pages writers, freelancers, and readers have contributed to a photo gallery depicting the terrible events surrounding last week's co...

    @ The Blotter by Corey Anderson on August 6, 2007 @ 7:53 am
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    Images of the I-35W bridge collapse

    City Pages writers, freelancers, and readers have contributed to a photo gallery depicting the terrible events surrounding last week's collapse of the I-35W bridge. Visit our gallery section to view the photographs.

    @ The Blotter by Corey Anderson on August 5, 2007 @ 9:00 pm
  • You're Fired! - St. Paul's bravest want to kick  their chief to the curb

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    You're Fired! - St. Paul's bravest want to kick their chief to the curb

    St. Paul firefighters are trying to oust their boss. Next week, the department's two unions will announce the results of a "no confidence" vote on Fire Chief Doug Holton. "I've got two testicles says it passes," boasts Pat Flanagan, president of t...

    by Paul Demko on February 28, 2007
  • What Lurks Beneath? - Critics say a Minneapolis law  criminalizes walking while black

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    What Lurks Beneath? - Critics say a Minneapolis law criminalizes walking while black

    The way Lance Handy tells it, he was just minding his own business, buying a pack of smokes from a corner store at Park and Lake in south Minneapolis, when the cop approached him. "What are you doing here?" the officer asked. "I just went to the...

    by Mike Mosedale on February 28, 2007
  • The Next Big Thing

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    The Next Big Thing

    INSTEAD OF POUNDING NEEDLES into his arms or banging groupies, would-be rock star Chris Perricelli takes walks--pleasant strolls around the block. "I'll do a walking meditation from this street to the next street sign," he says, making his way up Wh...

    by Peter S. Scholtes on February 28, 2007
  • Savage Love

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    Savage Love

    Serious question: I have always had a thing for Anna Nicole Smith and frequently masturbated to her Playboy photos. I've always felt some guilt about masturbation to begin with, but since her death, I now feel a little creepy doing it. Do you think ...

    by Dan Savage on February 28, 2007
  • Half Baked - Reefer-toking assassin takes aim at local snitch

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    Half Baked - Reefer-toking assassin takes aim at local snitch

    Local potheads reacted to a major drug bust last week by threatening to kill the mechanic who ratted to the cops. The smoky saga began when a mechanic at a Midas Muffler Shop was trying to fix a broken-down pickup. While examining the gas tank, h...

    by City Pages Staff on February 28, 2007
  • A Public Discussion on the General Popularity of Rock Bands - Who needs rock when you can sit down and watch someone else talk about why music rocks?

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    A Public Discussion on the General Popularity of Rock Bands - Who needs rock when you can sit down and watch someone else talk about why music rocks?

    I began my week looking for dirt. Not the brown stuff hidden lately under inches of white stuff, but dirt as in dish, dirt as in scoop. The music blog Stereogum had pointed out that Drew Barrymore released an iTunes playlist this week, and she chose...

    by Sarah Askari on February 28, 2007
  • Free Will Astrology

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    Free Will Astrology

    ARIES (March 21-April 19): You're facing a classic Aries dilemma: You can either run away from demanding responsibilities towards an illusory freedom that might allow you to cling to a false sense of pride . . . or else you can gleefully embrace ...

    by Rob Brezsny on February 28, 2007
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    A view from the water in the aftermath

    YouTube contributor mikearney01 uploaded this striking video of the aftermath of the I-35W bridge collapse from the water.

    @ The Blotter by Corey Anderson on August 3, 2007 @ 7:28 pm
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    Additional video could provide answers

    At today's press conference at 6th and Main, a throng of reporters hungry for new information got precious few answers as to what may have caused the I-35W bridge collapse. "We're not here to speculate, we're here to report," said the terse, no-nons...

    @ The Blotter by Matt Snyders on August 3, 2007 @ 6:48 pm
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