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Awards draw new attention to College of Design major

Eighteen Minneapolis College of Art and Design students recently scored awards in the annual Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles contest, one of the most prestigious of its kind in the nation.

Senior illustration students Lyndsey Lesh and Eri

Domeland Security: Have no fear, beer is here

Two events over the weekend at the Metrodome raised a couple of questions about football and public safety.
Issue #1: Why are the streets around the Metrodome closed during Viking games and, seemingly, for no other events?

Yikes! Do you hear what I hear?

If WLTE’s “wall-to-wall” Christmas carols already are driving you up the wall, don’t blame the program director; blame the hundreds of Minnesotans who requested it.

Do you have the write stuff? Prove it this month

It’s not as if she didn’t have anything else going on this month. Minneapolis student N. Jeanne Burns is juggling four classes scattered across three campuses, never mind the usual work and life demands.

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.

SPAM and legs: ‘Hormel Girls’ danced, sang, sold

By David Hawley | Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007
After World War II, scion Jay C. Hormel recruited G.I. Janes — Wacs, Waves, Spars, Women Marines and nurses — for a traveling troupe that grew to 60 performers before disbanding in 1953.

Where the jobs are, and aren’t

Welcome to Public Numbers, wherein a variety of journalists will write Current Posts about numbers and public life — what we can learn from these numbers, and how to know when numbers are being misused.