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    Dog Days at Westminster redux: the triumph of Stella

    This past weekend, three-year-old Stella hopped across the pond and won the reserve "Best of Breed" award at the prestigious Crufts dog-show competition in Birmingham, England. Earlier this month, we chatted Hennepin County Sheriff's Detention Depu...

    @ The Blotter by Amy Lieberman on March 11, 2008 @ 1:45 pm
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    Breakfast of Champions: 3/11

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE "Have you followed Eliot Spitzer's career at all?" Jeff Severns Guntzel asked me. I knew the news had to be big, because who talks about Eliot Spitzer? By now you've heard that the first-term New York Governo...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on March 11, 2008 @ 6:59 am
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    Ciresi, Over and Out

    Mike Ciresi, a DFLer who got extremely rich suing tobacco companies, bowed out of the U.S. Senate race today. Surviving him are writer/funnyman Al Franken and academic/anti-war enthusiast Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer. "The memories and friendships forged...

    @ The Blotter by Jonathan Kaminsky on March 10, 2008 @ 6:34 pm
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    Storlie speaks

    Storlie was never charged with a crime. He was also cleared of any wrongdoing by the MPD's internal affairs unit. However, by all accounts the investigation into what happened that night was horribly botched from the outset. The City of Minneapolis s...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on March 10, 2008 @ 2:10 pm
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    Breakfast of Champions: 3/10

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE Let's start the morning with a couple of notes from my review of Temple's naked sushi event that didn't make it into the post: Fashionistas were out in force. One woman had a Coco Chanel bag and a designer dre...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on March 10, 2008 @ 8:14 am
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    Letters to the Editor

    Coleman Grilled Norm Coleman has, at times, demonstrated himself to be a Republican capable of acting in the best interests of his constituents, not just his wealthy Republican ones ("War Torn," 9/5/07). Helping preserve the ANWAR and being among...

    on October 3, 2007
  • Shamrock Shakedown - A prosecutor with her eye on the governor's mansion throws the book at low-level drug dealers

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    Shamrock Shakedown - A prosecutor with her eye on the governor's mansion throws the book at low-level drug dealers

    Until this spring, commuters navigating St. Paul bus routes frequently had to run through a gauntlet of street crime. It wasn't uncommon to see a furtive drug deal go down. The occasional fight would break out. On cold days, young thugs would set up...

    by Matt Snyders on October 3, 2007
  • Banning Desmond Tutu - Put off by his controversial words on Israel, the University of St. Thomas snubs a Nobel Laureate

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    Banning Desmond Tutu - Put off by his controversial words on Israel, the University of St. Thomas snubs a Nobel Laureate

    Back in April, when University of St. Thomas staffer Mike Klein informed his colleagues in the Justice and Peace Studies program that he'd succeeded in booking Archbishop Desmond Tutu for a campus appearance, the faculty buzzed in anticipation. For ...

    by Matt Snyders on October 3, 2007
  • iGoons - A local lawyer is taking record companies to court, insisting on a fair hearing for downloaders

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    iGoons - A local lawyer is taking record companies to court, insisting on a fair hearing for downloaders

    In the past few years, record companies have sued more than 20,000 people for illegally downloading music. It's the industry's don't-fuck-with-me way of ramming a lesson down America's throat. It's also turned into a nice way to make some extra scra...

    on October 3, 2007
  • Unforgiven - The diocese of New Ulm knew Father David Roney was a pedophile when it sent him to live among orphan schoolchildren in Guatemala

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    Unforgiven - The diocese of New Ulm knew Father David Roney was a pedophile when it sent him to live among orphan schoolchildren in Guatemala

    On a warm summer day nearly 40 years ago, Father David Roney, the widely revered parish priest in Willmar, took a sprightly six-year-old girl and her two brothers to a clear-blue lake outside of town. After sending the two boys out on a long swim, ...

    by Jonathan Kaminsky on October 3, 2007
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    Savage Love

    More than a few times, you have implied that if one's partner is unwilling to satisfy, the deprived person has a right to seek it elsewhere. My sex life with my wife, despite my best efforts, is infrequent and uninspired. I recently met a married wo...

    by Dan Savage on October 3, 2007
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    Free Will Astrology

    ARIES (March 21-April 19): Vegan Erotica is a company that sells S & M bondage gear suitable for vegans. Its whips, harnesses, collars, cuffs, and restraints are made of fake leather. So it's now possible for you to conduct puckish experiments with ...

    by Rob Brezsny on October 3, 2007
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    Novak sticks a fork in Pawlenty's VP chances

    Republican commentator and exposer of undercover CIA agents Robert Novak is saying that Governor Pawlenty may have frittered away any chance he had of a VP nod: Pawlenty's position as chairman of the National Governors Association may prove his ...

    @ The Blotter by Kevin Hoffman on March 7, 2008 @ 12:02 pm
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    Breakfast of Champions: 3/7

    It's Friday, which is usually the time for frivolity. But I'm feeling all cerebral and shit. How to permute these feelings? You'll see down at the bottom. First, the links. DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE Beth Walton's expanded take on a pr...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on March 7, 2008 @ 7:48 am
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    It's a dangerous world out there, watch yourself, watch your shoe

    We here at City Pages found the University of Minnesota's video on student safety so compelling that a mention in our print blotter just didn't suffice. After all, lives, and apparently shoes, are at risk even in broad daylight on the U's campus...

    @ The Blotter by Beth Walton on March 6, 2008 @ 3:43 pm
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    Breakfast of Champions: 3/6

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE "There's something out there waiting for us, and it ain't no man. We're all gonna die." -- Billy, Predator Why the epigraph from a film that saw Minnesota's then-future, now former governor gutted by an alien?...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on March 6, 2008 @ 7:20 am
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    Star will explode in gamma ray burst, dooming all life

    We're doomed! The Mayans were right about that whole "world ending on Dec. 21, 2012" thing! Okay, probably not. Inevitably, though, this star will explode into a supernova. That's just fine, given that it's too far away for such an event to pose a t...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on March 5, 2008 @ 9:48 am
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    Breakfast of Champions: 3/5

    DAILY DISH: WHAT'S NEW AROUND THE SITE Today's feature finds an undercover Matt Snyders taking you inside the world of Teens Encountering Christ. On the Blotter, Snyders also has the latest on Calvin Christian School in Edina being denied $1.5 milli...

    @ The Blotter by Jeff Shaw on March 5, 2008 @ 8:05 am
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    Machinists back Franken

    The labor endorsements continue to roll in for Al Franken. Today the senate candidate picked up support from the Minnesota State Council of Machinists. The union represents 5,100 workers in the state. Franken has been consolidating support among l...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on March 4, 2008 @ 3:23 pm
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    Denied in Edina

    Steve Groen, the superintendent of Edina's Calvin Christian School, felt pretty good heading into the Edina City Council meeting last night. A month earlier, the council had voted unanimously to consider issuing his school $1.5 million in non-profit ...

    @ The Blotter by Matt Snyders on March 4, 2008 @ 3:17 pm
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