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Articles from August 10, 2012

After-School Specials: Innovative Programs Engage Teens before They Go Home
On a warm summer afternoon on West Broadway Avenue, a group of teenagers is huddled in a meeting room, planning an upcoming new- client presentation for Cookie Cart, which sells about $350,000 worth of fresh baked goods every year to area businesses,...
F. Scott Fitzgerald Short Story Finally Gets Published
For a fellow who only had 44 years, the sad last of which ended 72 years ago, St. Paul-born F. Scott Fitzgerald continues to hold a powerful sway on pop culture."The Great Gatsby" is still widely assigned in high school English classes; all that scandalous...
More Radio Ratings: What Women (and People over 55) Like
Yesterday's piece on the July Arbitron ratings brough this comment from Kay Livingston:"I'm curious why you didn't report more about what the women in the demo of 25-54 have been listening to, and how that's changed over the past year. Other than the...
Neighborhood 'Walkability' a Big Deal Now, Even Though It's Tricky to Measure
When choosing their house, my parents were not interested in walking. Having spent the first 15 years of their marriage sharing one car -- usually leaving my mom to drag two kids through the snow to the grocery store 10 blocks away -- they saw shopping...
Pedestrian Deaths Rise Nationally and in Minnesota -- and Drivers Mostly to Blame
After almost 10 straight years of decline, the percentage of pedestrians being killed in traffic accidents in the United States is on the rise, both nationally and in Minnesota.It's a trend that has traffic safety experts concerned."Other traffic deaths...
Pre-Primary Primer Lays out MN Education Facts
Education, and in particular state education finance, is the campaign season equivalent of three-card Monte. Its multiple moving parts and staggering numbers make it particularly susceptible to spin. And spun it gets -- what political hopeful ever in...
Rick Nolan Looks to Make a Congressional Comeback
D.C. Dispatches is on the campaign trail in the 8th District this week, profiling the DFL congressional candidates competing in next week's primary election. Today is former congressman Rick Nolan.Last of three articlesDULUTH, Minn. -- Rick Nolan considers...
Tickets for the Monkees (with Nesmith) on Sale; Kling's 'Politico' to Open
On sale today (Friday, Aug. 10) at 11 a.m.: The Monkees at the State Theatre on Thursday, Nov. 15. (More than one wag has suggested they play at the zoo.) Davy Jones, the cute one, died in February, but we will see Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork - and Michael...
Twins' Trade-Deadline Inactivity Forces Fans to Have Faith
Last year's July 31 trade deadline came and went without the Twins making a deal, although on Aug. 15 they sent Delmon Young to the Tigers for minor leaguers Lester Oliveros and Cole Nelson.This year, they pulled the trigger on trading Francisco Liriano two...