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Oil Spills

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    SCHOENBURG on Sufjan Stevens, adulthood, and his record label

    See Also:SCHOENBURG on Short, But Sweet, and why Paul Simon is "next level sh*t"Billy Schoenburg may be one of the hardest working musicians in the Cities. On any given night of the week, the singer is seen working at a venue or out enjoying a concert. Along with his bandmates, Graham Barton and Dan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Great Lake Swimmers at the Cedar Cultural Center, 5/3/12

    Great Lake Swimmers Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis Thursday, May 3, 2012 The Great Lake Swimmers have had a decade to build up a fan base of committed, ardent followers that they can, apparently, do no wrong by. The Ontario-based six-member band were met at the Cedar last night by an adoring cro ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 27, 2010
  • News

    October 20, 2010

    Enbridge Energy could be Minnesota's BP

    Oil company has friends on the PUC

  • Calendar

    October 6, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Louis CK's hilarious words at the State Theatre

    photo via Louis CK's website​Last Friday night comedian and director Louis CK came to the State Theatre for two nearly sold-out shows. Both performances lasted well over an hour, and included new material from the prolific, spot-on curmudgeon.

  • Calendar

    June 23, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Michele Bachmann wants to protect BP from being "fleeced"

    Boldy defending BP against the ranks of New Orleans' unemployed​Rep. Michele Bachmann, America's Dumbest Congresswoman™, worries that the Gulf oil spill could turn into one big rip-off ... for BP.Bachmann leapt to British Petroleum's fiscal defense at a Heritage Foundation luncheon yesterday, wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Gulf seafood: Will the Twin Cities be affected?

    Louisiana oyster worker circa 1938​As BP oil spills on and on into the Gulf, the seafood industry is being especially hard hit. With P & J Oysters in New Orleans--a major supplier, and the oldest plant of its kind in the United States with 134 years in business--shutting its doors, this had us ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    BP's oil spill would cover a big chunk of Minnesota

    Via If It Was My HomeSome local context​How big is the oil spill unleashed by the blowout of BP's Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico? One way to get a handle on the size of the disaster is to put it in local context. We figured it out (after the jump) with the help of some cool and ea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Keith Olbermann mocks Michele Bachmann on "commandeer" comment

    Michele Bachmann, she of "gangster government" fame, continues to draw national media mocking for insisting that President Barack Obama should have commandeered boats to combat the drill-baby-drill BP oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. First, Hardball weighed in. Now, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Michele Bachmann demands gangster president commandeer boats

    ​Rep. Michele Bachmann is happy to tar President Barack Obama as the anti-American leader of a gangster government. But evidently there are times when she's all in favor of a little gangster action -- such as Friday on the floor of the House of Representatives when she accused Obama of havin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Amy Klobuchar wants BP criminal probe after oil spill disaster

    Photo: uscgd8Deepwater Horizon burns and an environmental disaster looms​BP, the oil company staring down the maw of a vast environmental disaster after its Deep Horizon drilling rig blew up in the Gulf of Mexico, may have offered the federal government a bargeload of hogwash when it said it k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Jim Oberstar sets House hearings on BP's Deepwater Horizon debacle

    U.S. Air ForceA U.S. Air Force C130 drops oil-dispersing chemicals on the Gulf of Mexico​BP executives and others are going to get an earful from members of Congress tomorrow, when the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure opens hearings into the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2005

    WSJ on the environmental damage wrought by Katrina

    There's a superb story by Ken Wells in last Friday's Wall Street Journal titled "Oil, Saltwater Mar Louisiana Coast, Threaten Future." Here are some salient excerpts: [A]t least 193,000 barrels of oil and other petrochemicals were blown or driven by tides across the fragile marshy ecosystems and de ... More >>

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