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    October 16, 2014

    Medtronic-Covidien Deal Still on the Table Despite Irish Closing Corporate Tax Loophole

    Ireland announced earlier this week that the country will get rid of a corporate loophole scheme that allows American companies to skirt billions in tax revenue. In our October 1 cover story, Chris Parker broke down the way in which Medtronic's purchase of Covidien, an Irish medical device maker, ... More >>

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    February 12, 2014
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    February 26, 2013

    Snowden at Triple Rock Social Club, 2/25/13

    Snowden with Story of the Sea Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis Monday, February 25, 2013"Long time no see, Minneapolis!" Snowden's lead singer/guitarist (and sole constant member), Jordan Jeffares exclaimed. The now three-piece band got Monday night going with "Black Eyes" from their moody, atmo ... More >>

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    February 13, 2013

    The best concerts in the Twin Cities this week: February 13-19

    Valentines Day week has arrived! Whether you plan on celebrating Valentines Day with a special someone, alone, or with your multiple cats, be sure to check out Lucy Michelle & The Velvet Lapelles' Greatest Valentines Mixtape show at the Cedar Cultural Center. On Friday synth-pop band Usonia rele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Wanna be a Crashed Ice athlete? The extreme sport is now a video game featuring St. Paul [IMAGES]

    Last year, 80,000 people gathered around the St. Paul Cathedral to watch international athletes tear down the city's streets on skates, slam into each other, hurtle over drops, and generally jockey to win the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship.Now, just in time for the event to return for its s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Modernist Cuisine: Check out the epic, $625 cookbook for free

    Modernist Cuisine"The cookbook to end all cookbooks." -David Chang​Copies of what is surely the most epic cookbook of the contemporary world--the six-volume, 2,438-page, 39.5 pound, five-years-in-the-making Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking--are currently on their way to the ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Forbes 400 list includes six Minnesota tycoons this year

    Whitney MacMillan has more money than you do. A lot more.​When it comes to the really, really rich folks, few can touch the likes the Bill Gates. The Microsoft founder is now worth a mind-boggling $54 billion, according to the latest Forbes 400 list But here in Minnesota we have some bona fid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    10 worst dining trends of the decade

    Fried onion blossoms...molecular gastronomy...what would you add?

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    March 31, 2009

    April Fools Day the next Y2K? Run for your lives!

    Tomorrow is April Fools Day and the world is probably ending. Computers infected with a virus will join forces and destroy everything in their path. Get ready for it.

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    The Popstream: Notorious B.I.G. vs. Microsoft Songsmith

    In which Microsoft's ridiculous music-generation tool gives us an idea of what'd happen if So ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2008

    Nerd fight: Rupert Murdoch vs. Steve Ballmer on print newspapers

    Is print media healthy or dead? Two prime figures are on opposite sides of this one.

  • Calendar

    May 21, 2008
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    January 2, 2008
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    October 31, 2007
  • Movies

    June 20, 2007

    'Knocked Up' Player Hits Homer

    Writer-director Judd Apatow gets personal

  • Arts

    June 20, 2007

    Elf Life

    Shadowrun is fresh and exciting—and on its way to being obsolete

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2007

    6/18 Morning Communiqué

    Japan opens the first nursing home for dogs, the populations of 20 American birds have been cut in half, the Marie Antionette a ... More >>

  • Arts

    June 13, 2007

    Car Lust

    Take a ride with Forza 2, the greatest car sim ever

  • Arts

    June 6, 2007

    A promising glimpse of the next Halo

    An early multiplayer test of the game has fans atwitter

  • News

    December 20, 2006

    It Was Free Cuz I Stole It

    The year in unfair shares

  • News

    November 29, 2006


    Stephanie and Kelly Kinnunen didn't quit their jobs, sell off their worldly possessions, and move into a motel in order to launch a new magazine about patio furniture

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2006

    11/21 Morning Communiqué

    One percent of web sites are sexually explicit, Wichita kidnapping ends with a shot to the groin, Nixon to appear on one-dollar co ... More >>

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    August 30, 2006
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    July 11, 2006

    7/11 Morning Communiqué

    Mayor of Bogota, NJ, offended by Spanish-language billboard, husband and wife in Kansas run for same House seat, bid late and win big at eBay, make your own Chewbacca puppet, really expensive domain names, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2006

    4/26: Morning Communique

    Texas college bans MySpace, psychologists make greak stock brokers, an Apple insert from a 1984 Newsweek, a six-toed kitten, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2006
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    March 1, 2006

    3/1: Morning Communique

    Everyone gets to go to UC Berkeley, Ice Age blondes had more fun, Dubai firm in port deal boycotts Israel, musicians say no to Hummers, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Arts

    February 15, 2006

    "Your Brain Will Become Searchable"

    MNSpeak and Fimoculous founder Rex Sorgatz speaks tech trends

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2006

    2/1: Morning Communique

    Microsoft suffers Office legal setback, Americans are spending everything they're making, water balloons in zero gravity, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2005

    12/21: Morning Communique

    The FBI has the 9/11 black boxes, the Pentagon spies on student groups, how to make a tampon angel, V8 snow blowers, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2005

    11/07: Morning Communique

    Gluing genitals, digitizing books, breeding hybrids, the least reputable charities, the Minnesota blog of the day and more...

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2005

    Rex leaves. Want to take over MNSpeak?

    Shortly after news came that A Prairie Home Companion would leave St. Paul (more links here), the following arrived in our email from "Prairie Ho" blogger Rex Sorgatz, who runs the essential MNSpeak: "Hello friends, ...this is a pre-emptive note to hopefully tell you before you hear it elsewhere: Ye ... More >>

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    October 18, 2005

    10/18: Morning Communique

    High school band director in hot water with Charlie Daniels, the right to dissent rescinded in North Carolina Wal-Marts, a folksie "Baby Got Back," the Minnesota blog of the day and more...

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    August 19, 2005

    8/19: Morning Communique

    THESE DAYS A submerged island that could be the source of the Atlantis myth was hit by a large earthquake and tsunami 12,000 years ago, a geologist has discovered. Oil expert Craig Smith predicts gas prices will skyrocket next year, jumping to five bucks a gallon. Apple took too long to file a pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2005
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    March 11, 2005

    Forbes 20 richest

    Forbes Magazine's 20 richest, rounded in billions   1. William Gates III US 46.5 (Microsoft)2. Warren Buffett US 44.0 (investments)3. Lakshmi Mittal India 25.0 (steel)4. Carlos Slim Helu Mexico 23.8 (telecom)5. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Saudi Arabia 23.7 (investments)6. Ingvar Kamprad Sweden 23.0 ( ... More >>

  • News

    September 27, 2000
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    October 27, 1999
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    October 13, 1999

    Let's Dance

    You could buy David Bowie's Hours via Internet download. But why would you want to?

  • News

    September 29, 1999

    Paved With Good Intentions

    CitySearch prepares to replace Sidewalk with something more concrete

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    July 21, 1999
  • Books

    February 17, 1999

    The Empire Strikes Back

    Bootleg basher Microsoft puts the kibosh on local computer resellers

  • News

    October 28, 1998

    Can You Say "Synergy"?

    Microsoft Sidewalk unveils a national revamp and shifts its emphasis from entertainment listings to pure commerce

  • Books

    June 10, 1998

    Boomer Bust

    Can the AARP be forever young?

  • Feature

    March 11, 1998
  • News

    January 21, 1998
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    November 5, 1997

    Bridges and Budgets

    Replacing campus messages from student groups with commercial ads is just one more example of the UM's newfound emphasis on mimicking private-sector methods.

  • Articles

    June 11, 1997

    A Way With the Ladies

    What is it about Ted Canova that keeps drawing fire from women at WCCO-TV?

  • News

    December 11, 1996
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    May 22, 1996
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