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A Capitol sigh of relief

Analysis by Sarah Janecek | Friday, Nov. 30, 2007
So much for any drama in today’s release of the closely guarded budget forecast secret.

Baby’s First Christmas = Baby’s First Makeover

During a season when Christians are expected to reflect on the lowly baby Jesus away in a manger, many are obtaining glamour shots of their own babies, doctoring images for rosier cheeks and clearer skin.

Iraqi refugees face a crisis — but where will they go?

By Sharon Schmickle | Friday, Nov. 30, 2007
An estimated 4.7 million Iraqis have fled their homes, about half leaving the country since the start of the Iraq war in 2003. Now Rep.

Falling short of the French ideal

The nation’s latest round of riots disproves France’s assertion of a higher ideal — that all of its citizens are fully French.

Minneapolis black community riled by fourth police officer’s demotion

The transfer of Charlie Adams from his high-profile position in the Minneapolis Police Department to obscurity is going to involve a lot more than some office paperwork.
Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan also is going to have to do a great deal of

He’s back! Ventura’s nemesis resurfaces for a battle of the books

Recent news on Jesse Ventura’s book deal — “Don’t Start the Revolution Without Me,” coming to bookstores in April — elicited excitement from fans of the former governor and derision from those who thought that Ventura’s term at the Capitol was lik

Legislators bracing for bad economic news

By Britt Robson
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007
The projected state budget numbers are expected to be grim. With that in mind, key legislators look ahead to what a downturn in the economy would mean for the upcoming legislative session.