The Pulitzer Prizes in journalism were announced this morning, and the only metro daily newspaper in the Midwest to win was the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, in the explanatory journalism category. Staffers Mark Johnson, Kathleen Gallagher, Gary Porter, Lou Saldivar, and Alison Sherwood were comme ... More >>
WCCOMark Johnson nailed it.Mark Johnson is a professional carpenter from New Hope who spends his working life around power tools that can easily turn into dangerous weapons if they aren't handled right. On Friday, kneeling on the floor while framing up a friend's basement, he mishandled his nai ... More >>
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From "Rob Rule on why he's quitting the Turf Club" Open letter from Rob Rule: Notice to Music Fans. As of April 4, 2005 the St. Paul Music Club will officially end its residency at St. Paul's Turf Club, due to the sale of said business and property. Nearly 10 years ago the SPMC approached Turf owner ... More >>
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The managers, the Clown Lounge, and the SPMC are out Jim Walsh writes: It?s the end of an era at the Turf Club in St. Paul tonight (Tuesday): Owner Mark Johnson recently announced he?ll sell the club, and manager Rob Rule has decided to move on, along with bartender Dave Wiegardt, while manager ... More >>
From "Rob Rule on why he's quitting the Turf Club" When did the Clown Lounge get taken apart? Dave Wiegardt took it apart Sunday night. Why are you and the Saint Paul Music Club leaving the Turf Club? The current owner, Mark Johnson... It's been in his family since '69 or something. It ... More >>
Turf Club manager Rob Rule has decided to leave the venerable St. Paul club after booking there for nearly a decade. In a phone interview, he explains why: At what point did you decide that it wasn't going to work for you, being there? Last night [outgoing owner Mark Johnson] called the sta ... More >>
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