Software may "gamifiy" the workplace, but does that make it fun?Massachusetts-based software company Objective Logistics has developed and released a platform called MUSE, a way to "gamify the workplace" for servers by placing them on a leaderboard with their co-workers. Servers earn points and m ... More >>
WikipediaAfton State Park was empty during the shutdown.Eleven people vandalized Afton State Park over the weekend, taking advantage of the empty park during the state shutdown to wreak havoc, police say.The group is alleged to have torn off the roof of a cabin, started a fire and causing u ... More >>
Photo via WikipediaBen Harper's on board with the president.Update: Sen. Feingold jets to Madison. More after the jump.
President Barack Obama's going into midterm campaign mode this week, and he's scheduled to be in Madison later this afternoon, with Ben Harper and The National in tow.
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Photo: Tom GazpachoToilet plungers may be needed in St. Paul.It's bad enough to learn that dozens of Minnesota communities flushed their human waste into flooding rivers last week. Now we find out some of that crap is going to flow downhill into St. Paul, along with expected rising waters.
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Is Mary Pawlenty smokin' hot?So we're back to the old routine of pimping the wife? Tim Pawlenty, trying to turn up the heat under his sort-of-presidential campaign, spent the past few days crossing Iowa, and he figured the best way to grab some attention was to make the locals drool over his ... More >>
Via WikipediaRuth Stewart nibbled on some cake and tippled a MargaritaHer hearing's going, although her friends seem to think her memory's OK. Still, on Ruth Stewart's 105th birthday -- she was born on the Fourth of July -- she needed a frozen concoction to help her hang on.
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Courtesy Dancing With the StarsD-list celebrities with A-list movesIt's been a month since the season finale of Dancing With the Stars, but The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is keeping the love alive with their summer dance series. Today Twin Cities twinkletoes will be downtown cuttin ... More >>
Via WikipediaNot a polite topic of conversationSure, small talk can be awkward. Reminding a visiting Japanese dignitary that 40,000 of his fellow citizens perished in a single instant with an atomic bomb attack by making a joke about roller derby? That's really awkward.
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