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MN Blog Cabin Roundup, 8/15

from streets.mn by Nathaniel M. Hood

After injuries and deaths on Snelling Avenue in St. Paul, pedestrians are fighting back. Members of a Macalaster College have placed flags in buckets to aid the crossing of this busy street. However, a grumpy man on a soapbox thinks that these flags are a “stupid” idea.

Unwinding the SPIN: Warning signs ahead for GOP

from politics.mn by Michael Brodkorb

The 2014 primary election is over, but the vote totals in the primary show clear warning signs for the Republicans in Minnesota. The final vote totals are not in yet for the primary, but it is clear more Democrats voted in the primary than did Republicans. It is a trend that has continued since precinct caucuses, when 14,585 people attended DFL precinct caucuses on February 4, 2014, a total which beat the turnout at precinct caucuses for Republicans in Minnesota.

Even the turnout at the Republican Party of Minnesota State Convention in Rochester was below expectations and the convention never had a full delegation. This should be a warning sign for Republicans.

Near Clearwater, MN: Discovering Bing’s Service Station Collectibles & More

and

Bing’s Collectibles: Part II

from Minnesota Prairie Roots by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

THE COLLECTION OF VINTAGE GAS PUMPS, signage, phone booths and more is overwhelming, mind-boggling and impressive. To say the least.

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