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Thursday A.M. Report

Minnesota corporations will appeal political spending ruling, phone book opt-out site goes live, and Twins unveil 2010 Homer Hanky.

Minnesota corporations will appeal political spending ruling: Three corporations that want to back Republican political candidates are appealing a recent ruling that will, for now, keep Minnesota spending laws in place. Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life, the Taxpayers League of Minnesota and New-Brighton based Caostal Travel Enterprises filed notice Wednesday. The groups sued state officials in July, challenging state laws that require spending disclosures and ban corporate general-fund independent expenditures, general fund contributions to independent expenditure committees and expenses to promote or defeat candidates. Read full story

Phone book opt-out site goes live: Minnesotans who don’t want phone books delivered to their homes can now opt out of delivery through a website that debuted this week. The website,, is a joint conservation effort by Yellow Pages Association, Conservation Minnesota and local phone book publishers Dex One, Super Media and Yellowbook. In addition to opt-out tools, the site features resources for residents looking to recycle their old phone books. Read full story

Minnesota Twins unveil 2010 Homer Hanky: The Minnesota Twins and the Star Tribune on Wednesday unveiled the new edition of the Homer Hanky, a postseason tradition since the team’s 1987 World Series run. A limited supply has arrived at the Majestic Twins Clubhouse Store at Target Field, with additional quantities expected to arrive the next few days. They’ll also be available at Twins Pro Shop locations in Apple Valley, Minnetonka and Roseville, and online at Read full story