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Articles from September 4, 2012

More Than 9,000 State Fair Goers Filled out House Opinion Poll
The Minnesota House of Representatives offered an unscientific opinion poll at its State Fair booth, as usual this year, and got more than 9,000 people to give their opinions on some issues facing the state.This isn't exactly a sampling of state voters,...
Neil Gaiman Takes Home Another Hugo; CatVidFest Could Be a Game- Changer
What the Oscars are to movies and the Grammys are to music, the Hugos are to science fiction. Twin Cities-based writer Neil Gaiman won one over the weekend for "The Doctor's Wife," his script for the long-running British SF series "Doctor Who." This...
New Hybrid Buses Are Latest Part of Metro Transit's Go Greener Campaign
There was a time not too many years ago when you wouldn't want to be caught dead in traffic behind a Metro Transit bus. While the fumes might not have killed you, they certainly would take your breath away.In the last decade, however, the Metro Transit...
Organic Foods Contain Similar Nutrients but Less Pesticides, Study Says
From a nutritional standpoint, are organic foods worth the added cost?No, according to the authors of a meta-analysis study released today in the Annals of Internal Medicine. After examining the findings of more than 200 previously published studies,...
Powerful Bankruptcy Club Hangs over Pinnacle Airlines Labor Talks
Labor Day conjures up images of the struggles, triumphs and contributions of working people, but for Pinnacle Airlines pilots it was a momentary reprieve before jumping back into concessionary negotiations today.Pinnacle Airlines entered bankruptcy in...
Proposed BWCA Land Exchange Is a Bad Deal
During September of 1901, Vice President Theodore Roosevelt unexpectedly (but prophetically) became America's 26th president, and during his tenure as commander-in-chief, Roosevelt personally established the first 21 forest reserves. They evolved into...
Pursuing Uncertainty: A Path towards Social Impact for a 2012 Bush Fellow
An investment rooted in the belief that with support, courageous leaders can create broad impact for the communities in which they live and work defines the essence behind the Bush Fellowship Program. The depth of work planed by the second cohort of...
When Lizz Met Michele: The Winstead-Bachmann Show at the Fair
Breaking news: Truce declared in culture wars as infamous comedienne-slash-political heretic Lizz Winstead meets arch-nemesis Michele Bachmann at the Minnesota State Fair, and civil (non-) discourse erupts.It's true. Winstead, who has gone on record...
Why (Almost) Nothing Seems to Be Getting Done in Minneapolis
"Stop" may be Minneapolis' secret mantra.A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about why a prize piece of land across from Lake Calhoun continues to sit empty after seven years of attempts to redevelop it.But that's hardly the only example of rampant stoppage....
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