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    October 16, 2014

    Paul Greenberg: How American Seafood Can Change the World and What You Can Do

    What Michael Pollan is to land-food, Paul Greenberg is to seafood. His books, which examine the way average consumers have feasted through what was once the ocean's bounty, have landed him on the New York Times bestsellers list. Greenberg's newest book, American Catch, paints a clear portrait of Ame ... More >>

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    May 19, 2014

    Despite Commerce Department warning, Jacob Frey says Uber/Lyft ordinance still on its way

    A few weeks ago, the Minnesota Commerce Department issued a warning to folks considering using so-called "transportation network companies" like Lyft or Uber."The Commerce Department wants Minnesotans to know that there may be gaps in auto insurance coverage for both the drivers and passengers using ... More >>

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    May 14, 2014
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    February 20, 2014

    FAA scraps plan to automate takeoffs at MSP, cites safety concerns

    The Federal Aviation Administration is currently in the process of automating takeoff and landing routes at airports throughout the country.SEE ALSO: Interest in flights from MSP to Denver has never been higher since Colorado legalized pot It's akin to driving with cruise control. The possibility fo ... More >>

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    February 13, 2014

    Al Franken, Amy Klobuchar not thrilled about prospect of Comcast-Time Warner merger

    Today, Comcast, the largest cable and high-speed internet service provider in Minnesota and the U.S., announced that it plans to buy Time Warner Cable, the nation's second-largest cable provider, for just over $45 billion.RELATED: Al Franken rips into FCC approval of Comcast-NBC mergerBut that news ... More >>

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    September 11, 2013
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    May 24, 2013

    Real estate site names Minneapolis the best place to raise a family

    Whether you grew up in Minneapolis or are currently raising a brood here, the real estate brokerage site ZipRealty has good news: Based on the sweet spot where good public schools meet affordable real estate, the Minneapolis area is the best place for families. See Also: - Minneapolis ranked 3rd bes ... More >>

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    February 21, 2013

    Save the Growler group of MN breweries want to make more beer and still sell growlers

    With the beer business booming in Minnesota, local beer makers are looking to ensure that legislation isn't passed that would infringe on their ability to peddle their wares directly to the consumer market without the aid of a middleman. The campaign is called Save the Growler, and the for ... More >>

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    November 28, 2012

    $100 million typo complicates case for keeping freight trains out of St. Louis Park

    A group of St. Louis Park residents have been outspoken in their opposition to the preliminary plan for the Southwest LRT route, as it would reroute freight train traffic from south Minneapolis through their community.SEE ALSO: Business community comes out in support of Southwest LRTThe group, Safet ... More >>

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    July 18, 2012

    US Bank sued by city of Los Angeles for 'turning Wall Street fraud into Main Street blight'

    SEE ALSO: US Bank closes UC Davis branch, cites "intolerable" Occupy protestsMinneapolis-based US Bank is one of the biggest, baddest slumlords in Los Angeles, the city alleges in a civil lawsuit filed yesterday. The suit reportedly seeks "potentially millions of dollars in penalties and restitution ... More >>

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    May 31, 2012

    MN Supreme Court's dismissal of Marb Lights lawsuit represents victory for big tobacco

    In 1998, then-Minnesota Attorney General "Skip" Humphrey and Philip Morris reached a $6.1 billion settlement after the state alleged that the tobacco company used deceptive marketing, advertising, and research to encourage people to smoke. The settlement barred any future lawsuits regarding Philip M ... More >>

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    April 27, 2012

    Wedge Co-op dumps 'anti-union' law firm: 'We made a mistake'

    The Wedge Co-op has dropped Seaton, Peters & Revnew as its law firm for labor negotiations with newly unionized warehouse workers following critical feedback from members. Wedge board president Sarah Wovcha says she received numerous emails from members about the law firm's perceived "anti-unio ... More >>

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    April 23, 2012

    Postal workers will distribute "anthrax medicine" on May 6

    Neither rain, nor sleet, nor plume of weapons-grade anthrax stays these couriers come May 6. That Sunday, the Minnesota Department of Health will launch a dry run of an anthrax attack response using postal workers and law enforcement escorts. It's a strategy that's been studied nationally since 200 ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012

    Record Store Day 2012: Twin Cities in-store events roundup

    In addition to the stellar, limited-edition vinyl that is released exclusively for Record Store Day, record shops throughout the Twin Cities and beyond have plenty of exciting in-store music events and specials planned to add to Saturday's RSD festivities. Here's just a sampling of the outstandin ... More >>

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    April 17, 2012

    Stadium bill deader than Vikings' postseason chances, but Dayton hopeful for another shot

    Remember that Vikings stadium bill? That thing now looks like it's in worse shape than Adrian Peterson's knee.The bill was sacked last night by the House Government Operations and Elections Committee, which killed in with a 9-6 vote. Afterward, the chief author of the House bill, Rep. Morrie Lanning ... More >>

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    February 22, 2012

    Minnesota Republicans float strange ideas about online sales tax collection

    ​Currently, very few Minnesotans pay sales taxes for online purchases. But Minnesotans do pay sales taxes for purchases they make at physical retail locations. Hence, physical retail locations face a more onerous tax burden than online retailers like Amazon.State lawmakers on both sides of the ais ... More >>

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    October 15, 2011

    SEIU protests Wells Fargo over political contributions, immigration [PHOTOS]

    SEIU protested political contributions, anti-immigrant politics at Wells Fargo.​SEIU Local 26 led a protest at Wells Fargo Saturday afternoon demanding an end to Wells Fargo's support of private prison and anti-immigrant politicians. The event's organizers argue that Wells Fargo invites immigrant ... More >>

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    September 22, 2011

    Minneapolis wants $30 million cut of Metrodome sale

    R.T. Rybak says the city has shelled out more than $30 million on the Dome over the years.​This isn't going to help the Vikings on that whole new stadium plan idea thing. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak sent a letter to Gov. Mark Dayton earlier this week claiming the city is entitled to a $30 millio ... More >>

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    June 2, 2011

    Lucky Bucket and Millstream beers arrive in Minnesota

    Lucky Bucket Brewery launches this weekend in Minnesota.​Somehow the word has gotten out that Minnesotans love to drink beer. The list of out-of-state breweries starting distribution here just keeps expanding. In the last two months alone we've welcomed Stone Brewing Co., Brooklyn Brewery, and ... More >>

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    May 9, 2011

    Minnesota Craft Beer Week is May 13-21

    Here's what's in store for next week's festivities:​The second annual Minnesota Craft Beer Week will take place May 13-21 with all sorts of brew-related festivities. More than 40 events are on this year's Craft Beer Week calendar, taking place all over the metro. Participants pay $5 for a Cr ... More >>

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    February 17, 2011

    Recording Industry Association of America responds to City Pages cover story

    ​This week's cover story, Download Martyr, tells the story of the five-year legal battle between Brainerd resident Jammie Thomas-Rasset and some of the country's biggest record labels. Though she denies committing any crime, Thomas-Rasset has been found liable for sharing 24 copyrighted song ... More >>

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    February 2, 2011

    Charles Schulz under scrutiny for Seroquel study suicide

    Is U of M department of psychiatry chair in the pocket of AstraZeneca?

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    January 10, 2011

    New nukes for Minnesota?

    TVAMonty Burns is looking to expand his operation.​For a while there, Minnesota was vying to take the lead in pioneering the use of renewable energy. This week, the new Republican legislature will try to push is in a different direction: building more nuclear plants.Minnesota already has two nucle ... More >>

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    August 27, 2010

    Affordable wines made for grilled food

    Nothing like a steak off the grill​Most people who drink wine are not going to pop open a 2000 Chateau Montrose St.-Estephe, a 1998 Fox Creek McClaren Vale, or a 2005 Dr. Loosen Erdener Treppchen for their casual grilling event with friends. If you do pop these open, make sure I am invited. Fo ... More >>

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    June 9, 2010
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    April 30, 2009

    Minn. pork producers: It's H1N1, not swine flu you idiots

    In case you were wondering, the name "swine flu" really doesn't mean you can get it from eating pork products, sleeping in beds with pigs or generally living a sloppy lifestyle.

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    April 15, 2009
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    February 16, 2009

    Criollo cacao: It ain't what you might think

    More often than not, criollo cacao is a mixture of genetic strains.

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    November 20, 2008

    Klobuchar against auto bailout

    Sen. Amy Klobuchar came out against the U.S. auto bailout today, after previously saying she was inclined to vote for it.

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    October 21, 2008

    Pioneer Press company CEO wants to outsource copy editing

    Would a newspaper copy desk in India know that it's Xcel Energy Center, not Excel? Or would they notice that Michele Bachman ... More >>

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    October 13, 2008

    Coleman top for donations from financial sector, taking down economy

    norm400.jpg Sen. Norm Coleman is the top incumbent when it comes to donations from the financial sector.

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    October 2, 2008

    Best Buy's purchase of Napster OK'd by FTC

    The FTC granted early termination of the required waiting period for the $121 million deal.

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    February 18, 2008

    $3.8 million dollar man

    That's how much MediaNews recouped in legal costs from its lawsuit against the Star Tribune and its since deposed turncoat publisher Par Ridder. That revelation is contained in the newspaper chain's Suspecting Fraud, NY Attorney General Investigates United Health Care

    New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced today that he has opened an investigation into whether Minneapolis-based United Health Care, the nation's largest health insurer, has been fleecing patients ... More >>

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    December 14, 2006

    UnitedHealth Exec Lois Quam profiled in WSJ

    Wall Street Journal lauds Quam's accomplis ... More >>

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    July 31, 2006

    Minnesota by the numbers: Top 20 polluters

    So you want to know what companies are releasing the most ... More >>

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    July 31, 2006

    Heal Thyself

    While the health insurance industry's booty will remain considerable, particularly in the eyes of the wage-slaves who can no longer afford health insurance, all signs are that it's poised to dwindle.

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    May 26, 2006

    Deal or no deal?

    Stadium expert Neil deMause on the Twins ballpark: "Could go down as one of the great taxpayer muggings of all time"

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    December 20, 2005

    Flying Blind

    Yesterday, a sobering government report was released that should make all airline passengers cross their fingers as they lift off and land during the holiday rush. The U.S. Department of Transportation inspected noncertified repair centers operated by six different airlines, including on-site visits ... More >>

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    November 3, 2005

    The day the music spied

    For the past eight months, Sony BMG Music Entertainment has been adding spyware to its CDs. A computer security expert named Mark Russinovich discovered that playing his Van Zant CD on his computer had installed a secret program deep into its system, the kind of "rootkit" used by virus writers. And ... More >>

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    October 26, 2005

    Dazzle 'Em with Details

    A statement from Northwest Airlines in today's Star Tribune takes the paper to task. It's looooong on details and technical jargon and probably intended to look like a laundry list of errors made by the reporters, but to be so dull and impenetrable that most readers won't absorb anything other than ... More >>

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    October 21, 2005

    The Life and Hard Times of William McGuire

    William McGuire, the CEO of the Minnetonka-based HMO United Health Care, should have another bountiful Christmas. Naturally, as chieftain of the second largest HMO in the nation, McGuire is handsomely compensated. But how, um, handsomely? According to Joel Albers, a health care economist with the or ... More >>

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    July 1, 2005

    Clear Channel: courting the Mouse?

    Clear Channel Radio CEO John Hogan tells the trade pub Radio & Records that if Disney/ABC is really selling its radio stations, as rumored, then CC "would certainly be interested" in buying them. CP's February 2005 cover story on the many tentacles of Clear Channel is here.

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    June 29, 2005

    Fox Henhouse = the Bush EPA

    Last week, President Bush nominated attorney Granta Nakayama to head the enforcement division of the Environmental Protection Agency. It was hardly a shock to learn that Nakayama's legal practice included defending companies accused of violating state and federal environmental law. But for some l ... More >>

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    April 29, 2005

    No One Left to Bleed?

    Health insurers lagging behind the rest of the S&P Five years of "expanding margins" for shareholders in appear to be coming to a halt. It seems that the industry, which miraculously has flourished even as health care costs have skyrocketed, can't come up with enough new enrollees to keep passing ou ... More >>

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    April 7, 2005

    MPLS [heart] Clear Channel

    MPLS [heart] Clear Channel: The semantics of ownership The most striking thing about Tuesday's debate over the future of the Hennepin theaters was that a majority of the Minneapolis City Council has no qualms about getting in bed with Clear Channel Entertainment. The second most striking thing was t ... More >>

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    March 23, 2005

    Cracks in the Clear Channel Empire

    Cracks in the Clear Channel Empire Media Giant Loses $90M in Chicago suit Hot on the heels of word that Clear Channel had posted a $4.7 billion loss for the 4th quarter of 2004 comes this news that the radio behemoth is facing additional expense: a Chicago jury has awarded another $90 million ... More >>

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