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    August 12, 2013

    Iowa butter cow desecrated by animal rights group [PHOTO]

    One of the Iowa State Fair's iconic attractions was vandalized by a group called Iowans for Animal Liberation early yesterday morning.SEE ALSO: Bryan Hathaway, Duluth-area dead deer sexer, allegedly assaults officer at Wal Mart The group left the fair's butter cow covered in red paint with "FREEDOM ... More >>

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    July 8, 2013

    Woman stuffed in trunk in Forest Lake Walmart parking lot before car drives off [VIDEO] [UPDATE]

    -- Original post published at noon on July 8; update at bottom --Around 8:30 p.m. last night, surveillance footage captured a vehicle pulling into the parking lot of the Walmart in Forest Lake and stopping just in front of the store's entrance. The trunk opened.SEE ALSO: Black Friday strike at St. P ... More >>

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    December 11, 2012

    Target advertises on #savemi hashtag

    As Michigan's House of Representatives debated and eventually passed two right-to-work bills reducing the power of organized labor today, people turned to Twitter for the latest analysis and developments.SEE ALSO:-- Target defends Thanksgiving opening: "There are more volunteers than shifts to fill" ... More >>

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    October 2, 2012

    Target's cheesy employee training script (and Amazon fears) leaked to Gawker

    Right now our local big box chain looks like this: Its reds are vivid, its sky is blue. The only shadow in sight comes from its own logo. But Target's corporate higher-ups are worried, apparently, that the rise of online retailing -- specifically, Amazon -- could turn their empire into this:See also ... More >>

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    July 20, 2012

    Wisconsin criminals might be on the loose in Minnesota

    Two criminals who allegedly led authorities on a high-speed chase after escaping a correctional facility in Wisconsin and kidnapping an elderly woman are still on the loose, and they could be in Minnesota. The escaped inmates are James Cody Misleveck, 18, and James R. Newman, 29, and they have exte ... More >>

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    July 18, 2012
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    December 14, 2011
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    November 2, 2011
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    September 28, 2011
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    September 28, 2011
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    July 28, 2011

    Got Flaxmilk? North Dakota farmers create a new dairy alternative

    Flax USAA local alternative to soy or rice milk.​Health nuts like to sprinkle a little flax seed into granola, smoothies, and the like, to give their diet a boost of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, with the hopes of reducing cholesterol and helping their hearts, among other things. Historically ... More >>

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    May 18, 2011

    Food "rescued" from grocery stores helps stock food shelves

    Second Harvest HeartlandGrocers give food to the hungry that would otherwise go to waste. ​MPR's series on hunger in Minnesota recently looked into food waste and reported that the state throws away nearly 715 million pounds of food every year. Wow. Considering the average person eats about fi ... More >>

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    March 30, 2011

    The land of GoBots, Pound Puppies, and Care Bears

    Minnesota's surprising place as a hub of toy crazes

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    November 30, 2010

    100-year-old Wal-Mart greeter Lois Speelman shoved to the ground

    Photo: Rick HarrisAttention Wal-Mart shoppers, there's a Scrooge in your midst.​The post-Thanksgiving retail orgy always produces at least one shameful story of human idiocy. Our winner comes from -- where else? -- Wisconsin, where some Scrooge put a damper on 100-year-old Lois Speelman's holi ... More >>

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    October 19, 2010

    Kanye West's 'banned' cover art: Let's rap

    ​Well!Hmmmm.Soooooo.How about that George Condo, right? Does he actually live in a condo?The first reaction that the purported initial album art for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy inspires is complete, abject silence - a stunned quiescence.

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    October 5, 2010

    Wisconsin boy channels "Toy Story" inside The Claw

    Photo: Reiko ArashiOne Wisconsin boy lived the plush life.​Jennifer Hanson was shopping with her 9-year-old son at a Wal-Mart in Sun Prairie, Wis., when she noticed that the boy was missing. With an eerie similarity to Woody's exploits in "Toy Story," he'd already wriggled up into a claw-game ... More >>

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    July 28, 2010
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    June 11, 2010

    Best of Hot Dish: June 7-11

    Martino!'s/flickr​Happy Friday! This week the writers at Hot Dish have been working hard to make sure you are up to date on the food scene. Here are a few of our favorite things, in case you missed them:~ The ever fascinating Sven Sundgaard talks to Monica Wright about his choice of eats.~Cub take ... More >>

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    June 4, 2010

    Charles Avey gets life in prison for son's necktie strangling at Wal-Mart

    ​When Charles A. Avey's wife told police he had attacked her with a hammer, Avey thought he needed revenge. So he took his 14-year-old stepson to the Germantown, Wis. Wal-Mart and strangled him to death with a necktie. Now he will sit in prison for the rest of his life. Avey, 38, was sentenced ... More >>

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    January 14, 2010

    Minnesota company issues widespread recall

    Peanut butter, salsa and several cheese products are the subject of a widespread recall over listeria concerns.

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    October 7, 2009
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    July 17, 2009

    Recession has USDA prime steak selling cheap

    Steakhouses are serving fewer prime steak cuts, allowing home cooks to score some sweet deals.

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    December 29, 2008

    Play it again: Top 10 Reissues of 2008

    It's time to rank the best of what went aroun ... More >>

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    December 10, 2008

    Gawker names Spam one of 10 recession winners

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    The Minnesota-made meat finds fine company alongside Wal-Mart, online po ... More >>

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    June 18, 2008
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    October 26, 2007

    Organic granola blues

    North Country Co-Op will shut down by November 4. The venerable grocery store has been selling organic vegetables and bulk granola to West Bank residents and University of Minnesota Students for 37 years. But mounting debt and declining sales led to a bleak financial forecast for the store.

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    June 4, 2007

    6/4 Morning Communiqué

    Bush's nominee for surgeon general comes under fire, Wal-Mart will scale back store openings so as not to cannibalize existin ... More >>

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    May 8, 2007

    5/8 Morning Communiqué

    Wal-Mart puts Texas nuns on their security threat list, Kentucky rocker marries his guitar, Irish pubs booming worldwide except in Ir ... More >>

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    November 10, 2006

    11/10 Morning Communiqué

    Jesus Camp closes shop for now, gay pride parade cancelled in Jerusalem, Wal-Mart wishes you a Merry Christmas, the top 10 most disappointin ... More >>

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    October 3, 2006

    10/3 Morning Communiqué

    Wal-Mart caps wages, women get aroused as quickly as men, "liberal thugs" exonerated in young Republican attack, the Top 176 Star Wars ... More >>

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    August 16, 2006
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    August 4, 2006
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    July 7, 2006

    7/7 Morning Communiqué

    The new head of al Qaeda in Iraq might be in an Egyptian prison, the Great Lakes continue to post low water levels, Wal-Mart reports small gains due to high fuel costs, the top five places for art lovers, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

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    June 12, 2006

    6/12: Morning Communique

    The House slashes funding for PBS and NPR, Coke bows to pressure from Wal-Mart over distribution issues, crappy fan drawings of Tom Cruise, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

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    May 26, 2006

    5/26: Morning Communique

    Distortion in the solar system, National Condom Week, California using eminent domain against Wal-Mart, rate my kitten, ten thousand illustrated sheep, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

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    May 10, 2006

    5/10: Morning Communique

    HUD secretary demands loyalty oath from contractors, Wal-Mart attempts to trademark smiley face, cancer-resistant mice curing cancer in normal mice, hand farting the Flintstones theme, unpublished sequels to famous science-fiction novels, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

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    April 14, 2006

    4/14: Morning Communique

    Wal-Mart sues logo parodists, ACLU sues the Air Force Reserves, W to get an upgraded Marine One, maps of religion in America, the Al Gore/global warming documentary, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

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    December 8, 2005

    12/08: Morning Communique

    Wal-Mart UK celebrates domestic partnerships, an anti-war candidate takes on Hillary, the Gawker media empire grows, vote for the Webbies, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

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    November 21, 2005

    11/21: Morning Communique

    Underwear for the poor, online dating services that tease, rating puppies, the Minnesota blog of the day, and more...

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    November 9, 2005

    Finding My Religion

    What's a lapsed-Catholic former sex worker who doesn't like religious dogma to do when she finds out she still believes?

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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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    September 15, 2005

    9/15: Morning Communique

    American Idle has the exclusive first photo of Britney Spears and Kevin Federline's new baby boy. Aww, he's got his daddy's drooling problem!

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    August 3, 2005

    Sprawl Of The Wild

    Baxterization, beaten paths, and the great riparian land rush of northern Minnesota

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    June 16, 2005

    6/16: Morning Communique

    [CITY PAGES BLOGS] Local club news, phallic logo awards, and news footage of a trailer park explosion featuring David Lynch bit players at Culture to Go. Bob Smith shares the story of victory for Minnesota hairbraiders over onerous regulatory requirements at No Force No Fraud. [THESE DAYS] Wal ... More >>

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    August 13, 2003

    Class Act

    Unscrubbed theater for the well-groomed Guthrie-goer

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    August 27, 1997

    Ghost in the Machine

    Eighteen Months in the Info-Quarry.

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    January 17, 1996

    Big Brother, Inc.

    Why are businesses spying on their own employees more and more? Because they can.

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