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Daily Glean: Read his lips: screwed-up taxes

By David BrauerWednesday, April 30, 2008 In Wednesday’s local news roundup, Al Franken paid more taxes than he owed in Minnesota! Unfortunately, he underpaid everywhere else.

Daily Glean: U: More Minnesotans uninsured than you think

By David Brauer | Tuesday, April 29, 2008 In Tuesday’s local news roundup, the U says nearly 200,000 Minnesotans have lost workplace health insurance, even as business lobbyists argue against wider health care access.

Daily Glean: Dirty dirt down by the river

By David BrauerMonday, April 28, 2008 In Monday’s local news roundup, gas-soaked ballpark dirt ends up by the Minnesota River: Did a state agency screw up? Also, why Minneapolis’ pothole plague is particularly acute.

Daily Glean: Lexis-Nexis hits Al Franken

By David Brauer | Friday, April 25, 2008 In Friday’s local news roundup, Republicans use search engines to score an unverified hit on Al Franken. Also: TV sweeps roundup, featuring Don Shelby’s smiling shiv! And: The Daily Show is coming to St.

Daily Glean: NTSB to Oberstar: Drop dead (with deference)

By David BrauerThursday, April 24, 2008 In Thursday’s local news roundup, the National Transportation Safety Board chief goes obsequious with Jim Oberstar on I-35W, but won’t budge on public hearings. Also: Where in the World is Carol Molnau?

Daily Glean: Bitter, bitter on Da Range?

By David BrauerMonday, April 21, 2008 A bit late to the “Bittergate” party, the Strib tries to find discontent on Minnesota’s gun-lovin’ Iron Range.

Daily Glean: Strib takes a bite out of doggie judge’s hide

By David BrauerFriday, April 18, 2008 In Friday’s local news roundup, a judge who freed a dad in a pit-bull manslaughter case has mace-inducing canines of his own. Also, newspaper headline writers buoy Delta-Northwest’s p.r.

Daily Glean: Worker-sickening pig plant wins Orwell Award

By David BrauerThursday, April 17, 2008 In Thursday’s local news roundup, it’s doublespeak time in Austin, Minn. — the plant where 18 workers had their nervous systems shattered receives a national safety award.

Daily Glean: Markets turn red tail on NWA deal

By David Brauer | Wednesday, April 16, 2008
In today’s local news roundup, Day Two of the Delta-NWA deal brings no afterglow; everyone seems to hate it. Also, double your casks at the Prairie Island nuke plant!

Daily Glean: A merger of unequals

By David Brauer | Tuesday, April 15, 2008
In Tuesday’s local news roundup, we straddle the nation to bring you Delta-Northwest: Glean Edition. Also, just in time for Tax Day: how much slumping home values slam local tax bases.

Daily Glean: Strib lights up for smoking shacks

By David Brauer | Monday, April 14, 2008
In Monday’s local news roundup, the Strib editorial page leaves the door slightly ajar for “small smoking shelters,” Northwest’s value in the Delta merger may have dropped by a third, and the top University o

Daily Glean: God versus man in Minneapolis

By David BrauerFriday, April 11, 2008 In Friday’s local news roundup, more on the epic set-to between a publicity-friendly homeless advocate and the city she says wants her gone.

Daily Glean: Buy the friendly skies

By David Brauer | Thursday, April 10, 2008
In Thursday’s local news roundup: The Northwest merger heats up as the Delta pilots might be bought off.

Daily Glean: Coverage of Petraeus betrays us

By David Brauer | Wednesday, April 9, 2008 In Wednesday’s news roundup, coverage of our senior senator’s face time with Gen. David Petraeus is buried or virtually absent, but Katherine Kersten keeps grilling a local Arab school leader.

Daily Glean: Pawlenty to gorillas– Drop dead

By David Brauer | Tuesday, April 8, 2008  Politics dominates Tuesday’s local news roundup: a couple hundred mil of bonding vetoes, upending light-rail plans and Como gorilla habitat.

Daily Glean: A poor Choice?

By David Brauer | Monday, April 7, 2008 In Monday’s local news roundup, a $7 million state desegregation program isn’t producing results, St.