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Committee OKs gay marriage
By Danielle Killey A Minnesota Senate committee voted 5-3 today to move forward with a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in Minnesota. This is about family, bill author Sen. Scott Dibble,...
3/12/13 at 3:15 PM Legislative notebook: Witnesses say wage hike would help economy 2/25/13 at 6:47 PM
Jack Morris Falls Short on 2013 HOF Ballot
St. Paul, Minnesota, native Jack Morris finished with 385 of 569 possible votes today for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. This was Morris' 14th year on the ballot, leaving him just one more ...
1/9/13 at 2:59 PM New Kid on the Blauch 1/2/13 at 12:38 PM
Peanut producin', cotton-pickin', tobacco-tyin' North Carolina agriculture
As a farm reporter with retired farmers for parents, were always interested in seeing agriculture in other parts of the country, and this trip to North Carolina offered several opportunities to learn ...
11/1/12 at 4:44 PM
Oscar the Slouch
When the Academy Awards air this Sunday night, Sheri Hall will be paying special attention. Not because she is up for an award, or because she has any sort of stake in the outcome, but because, for ...
2/21/12 at 7:43 AM
Mr. Ferdig Goes to City Hall
Just before Christmas, I visited the mayor's office here in Minneapolis. You ever visit your mayor? You might want to try it sometime. :) Here's what happened, and here's a post about advocacy, those ...
1/7/12 at 9:33 PM
Christmas Market Tour 2011 Nr. 2: Weimar
Weimar is one of those hidden treasures that we never know about until the first words come to mind: The Weimar Republic, the period between 1919 and 1932 where democracy was in its trying times bec...
12/15/11 at 5:10 PM The City of Lights 5/12/11 at 6:27 PM
Hungarian Mushroom Soup
The first time I saw the word Hungarian describing mushroom soup, I was perplexed. I am a descendent of grandparents who came to the United States from Hungary when they were young adults. My mother w...
10/2/11 at 12:19 AM
1939: Modern Rest Rooms for the Fire Hall!
The Fire Hall got modern rest rooms (not the bathroom type of restrooms) in 1939....
9/15/10 at 6:00 PM 1935: Lights Out at the New City Hall 4/18/10 at 12:00 AM
1935: New City Hall Is Built to Endure 4/17/10 at 12:00 AM