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  • To Catch a Masseuse - Statehouse continues its bold crusade against horny massage therapists

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    To Catch a Masseuse - Statehouse continues its bold crusade against horny massage therapists

    Last week brought more evidence that state leaders have a bizarre fetish for massage therapists. The Associated Press reported that the Senate is considering a sex crimes bill that targets internet predators and masseuses who "have sexual contact wi...

    by City Pages Staff on March 7, 2007
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    Intergalactic Groove Orgy and Nocturnal Elf Emissions - Shaking it with zombies and nuclear submarines

    Minneapolis's Dance Band have the will to power--in the cosmic groove-orgy sense of the phrase--and they brought it to the Varsity Theater on the last Tuesday in February. With their extraterrestrial-origin myth and snug-fitting jumpsuit-based wardr...

    by Sarah Askari on March 7, 2007
  • Intergalactic Groove Orgy and Nocturnal Elf Emissions - Shaking it with zombies and nuclear submarines

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    Intergalactic Groove Orgy and Nocturnal Elf Emissions - Shaking it with zombies and nuclear submarines

    Minneapolis's Dance Band have the will to power--in the cosmic groove-orgy sense of the phrase--and they brought it to the Varsity Theater on the last Tuesday in February. With their extraterrestrial-origin myth and snug-fitting jumpsuit-based wardr...

    by Sarah Askari on March 7, 2007
  • Free Will Astrology

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    Free Will Astrology

    ARIES (March 21-April 19): "Dear Rob: As an experiment, I've been trying to soften myself-to see what it's like to stand in a room and not always take the lead, not assume that no one else knows what they're doing except me. It's had an interesti...

    by Rob Brezsny on March 7, 2007
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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
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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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    How to inspect a bridge

    Photo by John Weeks The inspection process has already been a controversial issue in the collapse of I-35W bridge. One obvious question arises: Exactly how do you inspect a bridge that hangs 60 feet above a river? Transportation Department officia...

    @ The Blotter by Matt Smith on August 3, 2007 @ 5:35 pm
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    Scuba-duba do

    For more than a half hour today, Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek and Captain Bill Chandler, a 28-year veteran of the sheriff's office, gave details about the diving mission that, while hardly rosy, certainly offered some good news. On the east si...

    @ The Blotter by G.R. Anderson Jr. on August 3, 2007 @ 4:13 pm
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    Hyperbole watch

    The coverage of the bridge collapse by the daily papers, particularly the Star Tribune, has been terrific. It's a prime example of why we need first-rate, adequately staffed daily newspapers. But some of the attempts to raise the significance of the ...

    @ The Blotter by Paul Demko on August 3, 2007 @ 3:38 pm
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    Expert: MnDOT dropped the ball

    William Schutt, a concrete and metal corrosion engineer, says that someone at MnDOT screwed up big-time. "Age is not the issue," he says, pointing out that the Brooklyn Bridge is more than 120 years old, and is not expected to fall into the East Riv...

    @ The Blotter by Jonathan Kaminsky on August 3, 2007 @ 1:57 pm
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    The bottom-line effect

    Of course emotions and hearts are rightly with the victims of the 35W bridge collapse. And the rational mind--aren't we all armchair engineers now?--is focused on why the bridge came down. But one hard fact of the matter is that I-35 and the Mississi...

    @ The Blotter by G.R. Anderson Jr. on August 3, 2007 @ 1:20 pm
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