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This weekend, lie on your back and look skyward

Sky watchers are in for a great treat this weekend because the annual Leonids meteor shower comes at a time when moonlight shouldn’t detract from its dazzle.
If the sky stays clear, Saturday will be the night to watch the cosmic fireworks, said Eva

GOP convention organizers working to paint the towns red

What do the Mississippi River, golf courses, downtown parking lots, walleyes and food on a stick have in common?

Turns out they are all surprisingly strong selling points in the business of booking events for the 2008 Republican National Conventio

From eye candy to heavier fare at TU Dance

By Camille LeFevre | Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007
Artistic director and choreographer Uri Sands balances crowd-pleasers and masterworks in his fast-growing body of work for the 2-year-old company.

Another Blackwater black eye for the State Department

By Susan Albright
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is under intense pressure to clean up the State Department’s dealings with Blackwater Worldwide, the security contractor hired to protect diplomats in Iraq.

Gopher stadium name? Don’t bank on it

Gold banners with maroon lettering dot the fences around the construction site on the University of Minnesota campus.
The signs declare: “The Future Home of TCF Bank Stadium.”
Not so fast.

End of the road looms for Molnau

By Doug Grow | Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007
Whether by her choice, the governor’s or the Legislature’s, Lt. Gov. Carol Molnau’s time as head of the state Department of Transportation is rapidly drawing to a close, key legislators say.