Michael Metzger

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The ongoing saga of Save WCAL: an update

By Michael Metzger | Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008
Beethoven refuses to roll over. Some of WCAL’s listeners will apparently never forget their station and never give up the fight to have its sale overturned.

Community first: Organizers explain what they do

By Michael MetzgerFriday, Sept. 5, 2008
Local community organizers take issue with Republican Sarah Palin’s dig at Democrat Barack Obama’s leadership experience. 

Catch and release: 102 concert arrests (mostly tickets)

The numbers look bad — 102 arrests outside the Target Center after last night’s Rage Against the Machine concert — but the reality is that the post-concert crowd was mostly peaceful, if boisterous and sweaty after a typically raucous show by the pol

Iraq, Afghanistan vets criticize McCain over GI Bill

The head of a nonpartisan group dedicated to helping American veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan today criticized Republican nominee John McCain’s opposition to the recently signed GI Bill, predicting that his opposition would haunt him at

‘All blubber, no SEAL’: no fan of Ventura or Paul

Just before Ron Paul took the Target Center stage Tuesday night for his alternate convention, a lone protester stood outside holding a giant Ron Paul campaign placard with the word “sucks” written across it in tape.

Ellison challenger White is upbeat despite the odds

Barb Davis White sits on the edge of mainstream Republican politics, literally and figuratively, as she perches on a stool at Centerfield Bar and Restaurant, at the corner of Second Avenue N.

The pregnancy: How big of an issue?

By G.R. Anderson Jr.and Michael MetzgerMonday, Sept. 1, 2008
Republicans and evangelicals are urging a tolerant view of the news that GOP veep nominee Sarah Palin’s 17-year-old daughter is pregnant.

Christian conservatives agree: Palin’s the right choice

By Michael Metzger | Monday, Sept. 1, 2008
Pastor Gus Booth of Warroad, Minn., and other evangelicals attending the RNC are rejoicing at John McCain’s veep pick. “It was just the most masterful VP choice in modern history,” he said.

Minnesota Center for Photography shuttered

The Minnesota Center for Photography has discontinued operations, according to a statement on the organization’s website. Read more…
By Michael Metzger