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How to sell vodka

If you believe that alcohol lubricates creativity, then it’s no surprise that Dean Phillips has quietly emerged as one of the more innovative marketers in the Twin Cities.

More events best forgotten, and a host of other comments

Even during a holiday week, lots of MinnPost readers found time to comment on topics ranging from offshore oil drilling to the Chinese Olympics, Iran, Iraq — and a slew of nominations for 150 Minnesota moments to forget…

School funding, polls and drug trafficking prompt comments

Among the topics stirring MinnPost readers to comment recently were education funding, poll results, the dismal state of the Timberwolves and Red Lake drug trafficking. Here are some examples…

Pieces on Ron Paul, Mike Hatch elicit comments

Ron Paul’s snubbing by the GOP, Mike Hatch’s era in the Minnesota attorney general’s office, persistent racism and Arne Carlson’s take on this year’s legislative session were among the issues prompting MinnPost readers’ recent comments… 

Whistling past the graveyard

I’ve written this before, but one of the most formative musical experiences of my life was having Peter Jesperson play “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” from “Monty Python’s Life of Brian” at the end of the night at the old Longhorn Bar in do

Statement issued by Mike Hatch

I had misinterpreted my secretary’s message, and thought that you were with the Rochester Post. I checked around about you and your blog last night.

Video report: How do spring temps this year stack up?

Many people have told me they can’t remember the last time we were this cool for this long into the spring season. But really, how cool has it been compared with previous springs? By Dave Dahl 

Heard any good sermons lately?

The old saying about preachers is that they work only one hour a week. That’s the one hour preaching on Sunday morning. Read more… By Steve Scott 

Video: Art on Wheels lights up the night

The Minneapolis Art on Wheels (MAW) project creates illuminated works of art using three broadcasting units designed by students during a University of Minnesota course.