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Geography of the United States

Check out the big head on Minneapolis/St. Paul!

The Twin Cities is smarter than Denver. PLUS: Gingrich has a crush on Pawlenty, cougars are afoot in Eagan, and the NY Times is fascinated with paint on the Metrodome field.

Coleman and Franken square off … in Rochester

The two principals in the long-running Senate race contest wrote op-ed pieces in today’s Rochester Post-Bulletin. Take a read.Al Franken’s take is here,  and Norm Coleman’s view is here.

Highway 23 DeSoto bridge in St. Cloud

Issues: The bridge’s gusset plates are bent in four places. It was one of 25 bridges with a design similar to the I-35W that underwent inspection. The inspection resulted in the bridge’s closure.Fracture critical?

No choice really: Vote yes for kids and Minneapolis schools

Election time is nearing, and we may miss important issues buried within the cacophony of the presidential election. Issues that affect you and me, locally, in Minneapolis — where we live.

Part 3: The Postville rally

POSTVILLE, IOWA — This is the third installment about a rally here Sunday to support 400 undocumented workers who were arrested in a raid at a kosher meat-packing plant. Read and watch the videos…
By Steve Date

Sights and sounds of the Postville rally

POSTVILLE, IOWA — This is the first of two video reports on a rally here Sunday to support 400 immigrant workers who were arrested earlier this year in a raid on a kosher meat-packing plant in this community.
By Steve Date

Coffee and culture at 25th and Riverside

Just in time for the holiday season, Starbucks has announced it’s launching its first-ever national television adverting campaign.