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On Sunday night, with the series finale of Game of Thrones waiting in the wings, masses descended upon Northrop Auditorium to hear about some real backstabbing. My Favorite Murder – the shockingly grim darling of podcast charts everywhere – was ending its tour with one last hurrah in Minneapolis. Hosts ...
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In 1887, Aloysius Doherty of Minneapolis was at a loss over his new baby daughter. Alice Elizabeth Doherty had been born in March, round-faced, blue-eyed, and pretty as could be. And every inch of her tiny, pink body was covered in about two inches of silken blonde hair. Alice had a rare genetic mutation known ...
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Back in December, 34-year-old Srinivasa Yalavarthi of Chicago was enjoying a visit with his relatives in Eagan. He waded with friends in the pool at Town Center apartments when, without anyone realizing it, he slipped toward the deep end. Yalavarthi couldn’t swim, and the water was eight feet deep.  Only a ...
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This morning's hero is a bus driver. Actually, probably a lot of bus drivers are pretty swell, both in and outside of Minnesota. Wanna spend all morning with screaming, scheming children while you're behind the wheel of a difficult-to-manuever vehicle and responsible for their safe passage? NEITHER DO WE. But ...
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North Minneapolis has undergone a well-deserved revitalization in the past decade. Great new businesses have opened, the neighborhood’s wonderful houses continue to be restored, and people are crossing over the new Lowry Avenue bridge from northeast, better connecting the two areas. But unlike other ...
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People on Dorchester Drive in Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota were startled by an engine roar down the street. The sound was coming from a three-quarter-ton truck, armored with a push bumper on the front – a cage-like device you commonly see on police cars, more colloquially called a “grille guards” or ...
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U.S. News and World Report just named Minnesota the third best state in the nation. We’re the only state to make the top three for three years in a row. But apparently there’s one thing we’re not: sexy. Big 7 Travel just released the results of a survey ranking 50 regional accents based on how enticing ...
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Katherine Gerbner had good news and bad news last week.  The good, as expressed in (what else?!) a tweet, was that Gerbner, a Columbia- and Harvard-educated historian and published author, had earned tenure as a professor at the University of Minnesota. That means her job's more protected from termination. ...
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"In 2013, it was found that sexting is often used to enhance the relationship and sexual satisfaction in a romantic partnership." is a sentence you probably didn't expect to read this morning, at least not before 9 a.m. Expect the unexpected, especially if you're going to walk through south Minneapolis... or ...
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As a Christian and the spiritual leader of a large Minneapolis congregation, I believe we are called by Holy Scripture and the example of Jesus to “love our neighbors as ourselves” and to stand with the most vulnerable among us. That includes LGBTQ youth coming of age and discovering who they are in ...
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