Amy Koch tells The Daily Beast today that she’s spent a lot of time in the last few years reading about the kind of political scandals involving affairs to see who tends to come back from these sorts of things and who doesn’t. Women usually don’t. Read more →
Archives for November 2016
James Delligatti has died and he probably accomplished a lot more in his 98 years other than making a burger, but nobody’s going to be talking about that today because
Delligatti invented the Big Mac. Read more →
Another long-time scribe has left Minnesota journalism.
Steve Brandt has covered Minneapolis neighborhoods, schools, and government since 1976 and if he doesn’t hold the record for longevity at local newspapers, he’s got to be close. Read more →
But if there’s one thing we’ve learned from the presidential campaign, if you call someone a duck online, whether it quacks or not is irrelevant. What Ellison is facing is the next phase of the ‘lock her up’ mentality that has taken control of the nation’s political debate and the media that tries to cover it. Read more →
KARE 11’s Boyd Huppert confirmed anew a long-held personal observation I’ve had over the years of watching high school sports. If there’s an act of sportsmanship, it probably comes from the track-and-field kids, and it probably involves a female athlete.
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At far too young of an age, students in Renville are learning a painful lesson about life: Sometimes, depression leads people to take their own life. Read more →
A Moorhead school bus driver has been fired after he abandoned about 20 students at an industrial park last week.
This is one of those stories, however, that goes beyond the initial telling, which didn’t include why a school bus driver would abandon middle school students in his care. Read more →
It was dueling walkouts at a meeting of the Capitol Preservation Committee Tuesday when Republicans and DFLers fought the battle of the Governor’s Reception Room paintings. Read more →
Dakota County — Minnesota — Sheriff Tim Leslie is getting tired of the phone calls about the protest by the –North Dakota — Standing Rock Sioux over a planned oil pipeline. Read more →
The Twin Cities missed out on a Boston designer’s idea to let people offer some positivity after this month’s election, but now it’s migrating to online. Read more →
Housing prices nationally have hit record highs, although that’s not the case in Minneapolis, one of the 20 cities making up the index.
The average national home price is now 0.1% above the June 2006 price, although the index does not account for inflation. Read more →
There are only a handful of survivors of the USS Arizona from the attack on Pearl Harbor 75 years ago next week. And his family says Donald Stratton still jumps when there’s a loud noise, owing to the bomb that scored a direct hit on his battleship. Read more →
Trump is appointing Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., as the new secretary of health and human services, the perfect person, Vox says, to roll back health care coverage, an issue Democrats were too afraid to defend in the recent election.
Price is one of the few Republicans in Congress who actually has proposed health care legislation in the post-Obamacare world. Read more →
Dealing with the crowds at the airport during the Thanksgiving travel period isn’t a lot of fun, unless you’re the type who likes to watch reunions at the baggage claim. It can be a good tonic for what ails you.
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Filmmaker Joshua Seftel told a CBS Sunday Morning audience today that when he was young, the other kids threw pennies at him because he was Jewish.
That’s one of the reasons he created the documentary series, ‘The Secret Life of Muslims’, he says. Read more →