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The State of the News Media, 2009
By Eric Black
What’s one of the first things you do after buying a house? Paint!
The U.S. government will intervene to help giant Citigroup with a plan approved late Sunday by federal regulators after a weekend of nonstop negotiations.
The Wild have milked the marketing logo “The State of Hockey” when referring to puck-centric Minnesota. The suggestion is that it’s more than a sport; hockey is an ingredient of the state’s culture.
Thirty-six years after a federal judge ordered Minneapolis to begin busing students to achieve racial balance, Twin Cities-area schools are more segregated than ever.
The University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview helped conduct the trial for HeartMate II, which the FDA recently approved as a bridge to a heart transplant.FROM UMN NEWS
A University of Minnesota researcher shows how advertisers’ language choices evoke different reactions.FROM UMN NEWS
In the drive to please Wall Street investors, some corporations have shortchanged their customers and workers and polluted the air we breathe. Corporate scandals fill the news media. Read more…
By Sen. John Marty
The nationally recognized Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) is opening a Minneapolis charter school this fall, its first in the state. KIPP schools feature long school days, a long school year and character development.
Growing up in Chicago, a city of stick-and-ball sports as well as big shoulders, I came late to ABC’s “Wide World of Sports.” Compared with a steady diet of Cubs, Bears, White Sox, Blackhawks and Bulls, “WWOS” was an acquired taste, and those early
News stories about health and medical treatments often omit critical information such as the costs, harms, and benefits of new treatments; the quality of the evidence; the existence of other treatment options; and potential conflicts of interest by
Matters of the spirit — especially those from other cultures — can be a bit frightening to approach, especially if you are an overly polite Minnesotan. Dean Seal has a solution for you. Read more… By Ed Huyck
Ordinarily this would be the week, in the inexorable, changeless changing of the Verse or Worse cycle, in which your genial host presents the five best entries in the previous week’s competition and asks you, the vast Verse or Worse public, to vote
The Star Tribune’s labor leaders tell members that the timing of Sunday’s New York Post Strib-bankruptcy story is “a bit curious.” By David Brauer
In what was at least the third round of hearings at the Capitol regarding the Delta-Northwest Airlines merger, Delta President and CFO Ed Bastian came to St. Paul from Atlanta this morning. His appearance was a noble, if symbolic, gesture.
Verse or Worsifiers hit their stride in this week’s competition, in which they were asked to produce Tom Swifties — on any fairly recent event. Read more… By Al Sicherman
The current competition, in which Verse or Worsifiers were called upon to discuss the dismissal of TV weatherman Paul Douglas in words of one syllable, produced rather an odd assortment. Read more… By Al Sicherman
Paul Demko, City Pages’ last remaining news reporter from the Steve Perry era, resigned today. He will join Perry’s new title, Minnesota Monitor, as a full-time political reporter, say sources who have spoken to Demko. Read more…