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  • Blogs

    October 14, 2014

    Comment of the Day: John Oliver Asks, How is Columbus Day Still a Thing?

    We usually feature reader comments in our Comment of the Day posts, but today, we take a break from regularly scheduled programming to bring you John Oliver's take on the hottest topic of conversation on Blotter over the last week or so.Oliver, host of the acclaimed Last Week Tonight show on HBO, is ... More >>

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    September 24, 2014

    John Oliver's Devastating Takedown of Miss America Has a Local Angle [VIDEO]

    Sunday night, John Oliver, host of HBO's Last Week Tonight, eviscerated the Miss America competition for its misogyny and misleading claims about the amount of scholarship money it doles out to women.Though Miss America officials claim to make $45 million in scholarships available to contestants -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Beauty queen stripped of title for "eating too many tacos"

    The pageant has a strict "no fat chicks" policy.​A beauty queen in Texas lost her title, according to Reuters, for a variety of infractions, including eating too many tacos.The 17-year-old Miss San Antonio, Domonique Ramirez, was initially stripped of her crown in late January, with pageant direct ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Miss Minnesota will trade crown for Chipotle

    Paula PrestonThe crown is not foil-wrapped chocolate. ​Newly crowned Miss Minnesota Kathryn Knuttila is everything you want representing our state: the Detroit Lakes native is a junior at McNally Smith in piano performance and classical competition, is a tireless promoter of the Children's Miracle ... More >>

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    February 22, 2010
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    January 11, 2007

    1/11 Morning Communiqué

    British Columbian parents battle schools over yoga classes, Cisco sues Apple over the iPhone trademark, learn who the bad ... More >>

  • News

    December 23, 1998

    Robyne's Hood

    Other TV news personalities stay planted behind the desk. Then there's Robyne Robinson, who claims the whole Twin Cities for her stage.