Jay Weiner

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    November 2, 2010

    Minnesota Majority urges volunteers to flout the law

    Watch out for people wearing buttons--they're breaking the law. ​Minnesota Majority is urging supporters to commit civil disobedience by wearing their "Please ID Me" buttons at the polls today. A federal judge banned the buttons Monday, but the conservative group told followers to go ahead and ... More >>

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    November 1, 2010

    "Please ID Me" buttons not OK at polls

    Image by dbaird"Please ID Me" buttons aren't allowed here​Today a federal judge told tea partiers NO, they may not wear "Please I.D. Me" buttons to the polls. So if someone asks to see your photo ID, just give 'em the hand. And if they take your picture, take one right back. Minnesota election la ... More >>

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    May 15, 2008

    Twin Cities Sports Media Medals

    A listing of those who rise to the top of our Minnesota sports media bread basket.

  • News

    July 25, 2007

    Trials and Stribulations

    Staffs gutted. Secrets stolen. A traitorous publisher forced to defend his actions in court. The future has never looked bleaker for the Star Tribune and the Pioneer Press.

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    June 6, 2007

    The Great White Hype

    Former U.S. Attorney Tom Heffelfinger wasn't that great a friend to Native Americans

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    May 16, 2007

    Paper Cuts

    A once proud newspaper makes grim concessions to economic realities

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2006

    Does Borton Deserve To Stay?

    Nine days ago on this Balls! blog, my colleague Jim Walsh wrote a brief but spirited defense of Gophers' women's basketball coach Pam Borton, who was rocked by a slew of players leaving the squad after the season concluded last month. I kept meaning to join the commentary that followed, but was busy ... More >>

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    June 21, 2005

    Strib turns on Twins stadium

    This may be the strongest sign yet that the Twins ballpark deal is dead in the water: In the past several days, the ever-boosterish Star Tribune has run a number of stories that cast aspersions on the Pohlad/Hennepin County deal: Jay Weiner's piece totaling up the combined costs of the touted Twins ... More >>

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    May 11, 2005

    Stadium Wars: Back From the Dead

    The ballpark deal that wouldn't die: After a decade of threats, insults, and doomsday scenarios, how did the Twins get the most Pohlad-friendly stadium plan yet?

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    February 28, 2005

    Reggie, we hardly know ye

    Reggie, we hardly know ye   The tale of Arizona businessman Reggie Fowler's bid to purchase the Vikings keeps going from weird to worse. Right after Red McCombs accepted Fowler's $600 million-plus offer, it emerged that several details of Fowler's biography were, how you say, made up. He had never ... More >>

  • News

    August 1, 2001

    Dreams of Field

    The Minnesota Twins are convinced the public will eventually buy them a new $300 million stadium. They have reason to believe.

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    April 5, 2000
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    November 12, 1997

    Jock Itch

    Sports columnists won't bite the hand that feeds them.

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    April 2, 1997

    Home Field Advantage

    Why the Star Tribune is cheerleading for a taxpayer-financed ballpark