Ra'Shede Hageman

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    October 9, 2014

    It's a Fair State Brewing Grand Opening at Co-Optoberfest

    Fair State Brewing Co-op held a soft opening one month ago, but now, with the kinks worked out and the taplines filling up, they're throwing a grand opening party to make it official. From 2 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, October 18, the country's third cooperative brewery (and Minnesota's first) will be ... More >>

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    August 29, 2014

    Fair beers and beyond, news from Eastlake, Fair State, and Lucette

    With the State Fair and Labor Day on the calendar, it's a weekend void of beer festivals. That's not to say there's no beer activity in the Twin Cities (and beyond), just that you'll have to visit the taprooms and your favorite stores, bars, and restaurants. Plus, as next weekend marks official hop ... More >>

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    August 15, 2014

    Comment of the Day: Hell's Kitchen answers questions about minimum wage increase

    Today's comment of the day goes to Cynthia Gerdes, one of Hell's Kitchen's co-founders, who weighed in our post about her bar and restaurant's support of Minnesota's recent minimum wage increase to answer some questions.Here's what she said:

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    August 13, 2014

    Minnesota doing better on taxes than much of the Midwest

    It's a common trope you hear about Minnesota: The state's parks, infrastructure, and education are all great. But taxes? They can sometimes be just too high. Well, it may be time to rethink that notion. A new study -- from a libertarian-leaning think tank, no less -- says that compared to some othe ... More >>

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    July 8, 2014

    States turn to Minnesota as model for new marijuana bills

    Lawmakers in other states are now turning to Minnesota's new cannabis law as a model for their own legislation, despite the law's restrictions on eligibility and usage. Over the past few weeks, legislators in both Pennsylvania and Georgia have turned to the Minnesota law, which passed in May, as a ... More >>

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    June 20, 2014

    Comment of the Day: In defense of "flip-flopping"

    As the election cycle heats up, conservatives are trying to paint Gov. Mark Dayton as a flip-flopper.He's waffled on medical marijuana, MNsure, and now, he's allegedly talking out both sides of his mouth when it comes to Minnesota's minimum wage. (Dayton's supporters say his views are nuanced, not c ... More >>

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    June 19, 2014

    Mark Dayton backtracks on comments about tipped employees making lower minimum wage [AUDIO]

    In a controversy reminiscent of the one the governor embroiled himself in this spring when he ill-advisedly suggested Minnesotans who want medical marijuana simply buy pot off the street, Mark Dayton is now backing off remarks he made about Minnesota's minimum wage during a meeting with th ... More >>

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    May 6, 2009

    Fancy Ray tries to make love with Strib's C.J., she calls out his fake mustache

    Just in case you needed a Hump Day pick-me-up, we've found it.

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    March 31, 2009

    Recount trial: Judges order 400 ballots opened

    The judges ruled today that 400 absentee ballots should be examined and potentially opened to determine if they are valid votes that should be counted.

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    March 23, 2009

    From the archives: Speaking of candy bars ...

    The Science Museum can help you satisfy your nostalgia for long-gone candy bars.

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    March 19, 2009

    Downer of the Day: Minn. unemployment rate still on the rise

    That's a jump from 7.5 percent in January and matches the national average. It will get worse before it gets better unfortunately.

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    February 19, 2009

    Casey Carlson eliminated from American Idol

    We had so much hope for Minnesota's next pop star and now it's over.

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    February 11, 2009

    Tickets on sale for "Food, Glorious Food!"

    Thank you, Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus, for keeping Weird Al alive.

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    December 1, 2008
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    November 24, 2008

    The Week in Sports

    The Vikings beat down the Jags; the Gophers crumble; the Wild begin to show signs of weakness.

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    October 29, 2008

    IP candidate pickets Star Tribune for fair coverage

    billip.jpg Bill McGaughey, an Independence Party candidate for Minnesota's 5th district Congressional race, picketed the Star Tribune today askin ... More >>

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    October 14, 2008

    Government buys a stake in Wells Fargo to be patriotic

    The feds released their plan to take stakes in nine large financial institutions, including $20 billion to Wells Fargo.

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    July 22, 2008

    Breakfast of Champions 7/22: The Best Thanksgiving Ever

    The big story of the day: tomatoes aren't the Salmonella culprit, jalapenos are. And Minnesota played a critical role in sniffing out the source of the illness.

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    July 3, 2008

    "Taste" festival gets new flavor

    Will Taste of Minnesota get tastier next year?

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    June 6, 2008

    Breakfast of Champions 6/6: Song sung blue

    The links of the day, in anticipation of a surprise event later.

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    May 23, 2008

    Minnesota's students (barely) above average

    Minnesota has long prided itself as a leader in higher education. A recent study calls that perception into question.

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    April 6, 2008

    Manny Gamburyan gets award for cheapest shot in MMA

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    1) Pretend like you're going to show good sports- manship with the traditional ... More >>

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    March 6, 2008

    Breakfast of Champions: 3/6

    "There's something out there waiting for us, and it ain't no man. We're all gonna die." But before we do, let's talk Twins with our new blogger.

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    February 26, 2008

    Handicapping the Strib's Pulitzer odds

    The "breaking news" category is a tragedy sweep- ... More >>

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    February 13, 2008

    Home Invasion

    The Illini bring their own fans and whomp the Gophers, 84-60. Folks, it was a stinker.

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    February 11, 2008

    20 Years Behind in Transportation Spending

    In two decades, Britney Spears has grown from a Mouseketeer to a pop diva and then slumped back into insanity. During that same 20 years, Minnesota's roads have fallen int ... More >>

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    February 5, 2008

    Consider the economy in bad shape? It's worse than you think

    What does this image say about Minnesota's economy? Nothing good.

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    January 7, 2008

    Rays of Future Present: Solar in Southeast Como

    Powered by the sun, Southeast Como has gone ahead with an initiative that could serve as a model for new alternative energy programs.

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    December 20, 2007

    Will Ramstad Retire? Bonoff doesn't care

    Whether Rep. Jim Ramstad ultimately opts to retire or not, at least one of his DFL challengers intends to stay in the race.

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    April 27, 2007
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    April 18, 2007

    Revolving Door to Keep Spinning

    Minnesota's state Senate today failed to pass a bill that would have prohibited lawmakers from lobbying at the Legislature for one year after they leave office. The bill, which failed on a vote of 33-33, was sponsored by Roseville Sen. John Marty, faithful author of years of good-government legislat ... More >>

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    October 24, 2006

    Movin' on up

    National Journal has updated its rankings of congressional seats most likely to switch parties in November. The Sixth Congressional District is now ranked 24th, up three spots from the previous assesment, reflecting recent po ... More >>

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    October 11, 2006

    You Want Fries With That?

    Over the last year the median wage for all Greater Minnesota job openings fell by 12 percent to $8.65 per hour; in a dual-earner family of four both parents must earn an hourly wage of at least $10.68 per hour.

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    September 25, 2006

    NY Times: What senate race?

    Sunday's edition of the Newspaper of Record checks out Bachmann v. Wetterling

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    April 13, 2006

    4/13: Morning Communique

    Italian porn star offers herself to Osama, fat melting lasers, deadly apricot seeds, the 50 best jobs in America, Cookie Monster in Shaft mode, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

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    March 17, 2006

    3/17: Morning Communique

    Reservoir of water ice discovered on Mars, Star Wars coming to TV in 2008, Halliburton provides questionable water to U.S. troops, the story behind Horshack's laugh, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

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    February 24, 2006

    The Awful Truth: The grim prospects for Minnesota's great outdoors

    In recent years, the juggernaut that is the Minnesota real estate industry has inspired plenty of jeremiads. It's no mystery why. Minnesotans have long taken pride in the natural beauty of the place, and it is vanishing before their eyes at an appalling pace. With so much formerly pristine countrysi ... More >>

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    February 13, 2006

    Forget about same sex marriage--you can marry your uncle!

    Sick of the "debate" about gay marriage? Then prepare to puke. As the Pioneer Press reports, forces pro and con are currently raising gobs of cash before voters have their say on a consitutional amendment come November. This, of course, means one thing: There will be a Katrina-esque torrent of telev ... More >>

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    December 30, 2005

    Minnesota by the numbers: The nation's biggest importer of electricity

    A few weeks ago, Ken Bradley was poking around one of the more obscure corners of the Department of Energy website when he came across an eye-popping table. Minnesota, Bradley discovered after scrolling through the chart, is the United State's single biggest importer of electricity.

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    December 8, 2005

    Back to Basics, Folks

    How about making the school year as we know it worthwhile first? Reporteth today's Star Tribune: Minnesota's school superintendents urged Wednesday that the school year be extended by five weeks -- a move that would be phased in over four years. The proposal, which was intended to bolster competi ... More >>

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    October 10, 2005

    Global warming is a hoax! Those moose are just pretending to die

    For anybody interested in Minnesota's native fauna, one of the most disturbing trends of recent times has been the dramatic collapse of t ... More >>

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    August 30, 2005

    Meth: Is it really Minnesota's biggest drug problem?

    That's what the Star Tribune wants readers to believe. It's right there in the lede to today's explainer piece about about meth lab toxicity. Without citation, reporter Karen Yousa bluntly asserts that meth is "Minnesota's biggest drug problem." Sounds scary. But is it true? Not by most available ... More >>

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    August 23, 2005

    Land of 10,000 french fries

    When it comes to porking out, Minnesota squeezes into the top half of the nation's most obese states, according to a report released today by the advocacy group Trust for America's Health. Using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the group noted that 22.7 percent of the nati ... More >>

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    June 17, 2005

    6/17: Morning Communique

    [CITY PAGES BLOGS] Jack Sparks adds ten local alt-country favorites to Minnesota's Fifty Greatest Hits at The Other Side of Country. [THESE DAYS] An Wisconsin ice cream truck driver faces drunken driving charges after a woman said she saw him throw a malt liquor can out the window of his ice cr ... More >>

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    June 9, 2005

    6/9: Morning Communique

    [CITY PAGES BLOGS] Corey Anderson "adds" songs 51 through 54 to Minnesota's Fifty Greatest Hits at American Idle. Peter S. Scholtes adds 22 hip hop songs and eight R&B classics to the list at Complicated Fun. The Simpsons movie is a go, while Universal dumps Watchmen. More cartoon, movie, and gra ... More >>

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    June 8, 2005

    More Minnesota favorites

    In response to "Minnesota's 50 Greatest Hits," Judi Gronseth writes:   "You guys included a lot of my favorite songs in your list. One that I would add is 'Chains' by The Wad (Big Hits of Mid-America Volume 3). It?s a pretty simple song, structurally, but captured all of my young adult, girl angs ... More >>

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    June 1, 2005

    Did someone request a state dunce?

    Gov. Tim Pawlenty on why he vetoed a bill that would establish a poet laureate in Minnesota: "Even though we have a state 'folklorist,' I also have concern this will lead to calls for other similar positions. We could also see requests for a state mime, interpretive dancer or potter." And yes, he ... More >>

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    April 12, 2005

    Tuesday morning papers

    Enjoy your new home, and please call haz-mat crews before digging; do jets really need reverse thrusters? In the Strib: Minneapolis lays plans for citywide wireless network; pimpin' for a casino at the Mall of America is hard work; rising oil prices put a crimp in Minnesota's economic projections; a ... More >>

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    April 11, 2005

    Monday morning papers

    Will Work for $urvival: governments, libraries, universities scraping for money  In the Strib: Your tax cuts at work, continued: Counties in Minnesota and Wisconsin consider door-to-door collection programs for unpaid fees; backers of separate racino and metro-area casino proposals weigh teaming u ... More >>

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    March 21, 2005

    Monday morning news cruise

    Nursing homes in trouble; there's political gold in them there vegetables. In the Strib: Minnesota's nursing homes in financial trouble; Minneapolis schools curricula come under fire; Wal-Mart gets into the banking business (Sunday). In the Pi-Press: Vadnais Heights woman (and former Vegas call girl ... More >>

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