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Articles from January 4, 2012

After Bachmann's Exit, Nomination Schedule Might Put Minnesota Caucuses in the Spotlight
Even with Michele Bachmann joining Tim Pawlenty on the sidelines, Minnesota just might garner some national attention as the race for the Republican nomination for president heats up.Minnesotans caucus on Feb. 7. In most years, the state's caucuses have...
Bachmann Departure Reaction
AFTERNOON EDITIONToday in Bachmannia: All good things must come to an end. So it is with Our Favorite Congresswoman as she bows out of the race for The Highest Office in the Land. Reaction was abundant to Michele Bachmann's announcement. Peter Grier...
Bachmann Finishes Sixth in Iowa Caucuses
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- Michele Bachmann's push to win the Iowa caucus ended right where the polls indicated it would -- in sixth place of six competing candidates. She received just 5 percent of the vote.At the top, the caucus appears to be headed...
Bachmann: 'I Have Decided to Stand Aside'
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- Tuesday afternoon, Michele Bachmann envisioned her race for the White House culminating in her inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol, a bill repealing President Barack Obama's heath care reform law waiting for her signature...
eBook Usage Soars at St. Paul Libraries, but It's Still a Small Fraction of Book Lending
St. Paul Library officials are giddy about the rising use of eBooks by library patrons, although they note that it's still a tiny percentage of overall library lending.The library system, which has 12 branches, started the eBook service in April and...
Ex-Manager Ed Rollins: 'Bachmann Should Quit'
MORNING EDITIONToday in Bachmannia: To the surprise of ... well, no one ... it wasn't a good night for Our Favorite Congresswoman. Although her sixth- (out of seven) place finish -- she did beat a guy who didn't campaign in Iowa -- may have been the...
Iowa Recap: Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Yogi Berra
Well that was pretty funny, watching a lead, ranging from under 100 votes to under 10, flip back and forth all night, while CNN and Fox tried to fill the hours with political handicappers dancing on the head of a pin.The chief controversy was whether...
New Year's Resolutions for Minnesota's Economy
Once again, it's the time of year for resolutions. Many of us resolve to watch less television, exercise regularly, eat right, etc.What does the Minnesota economy need for a better, brighter future? Here are our New Year's resolutions to promote the...
'Out There': New Performance Art at the Walker
My first exposure to performance art was in Los Angeles in the early '90s. I was living in a building called the Nirvana, on Orange and Franklin just around the corner from the Chinese Theater. It was, and is, a bright red apartment building covered...
'Senior Moments' May Be the Result of 'Silent Strokes,' Research Suggests
Some of the non-dementia memory loss experienced by older individuals may be due to "silent strokes," new research suggests.Such strokes typically produce no noticeable symptoms when they're occurring. But they leave behind tiny pockets of dead cells in...
Strib's Steve Brandt Is Back on the MPS Beat
The slimmest of posts today as Your Humble Blogger struggles to awaken from her holiday food coma and remember where she left off sundry reporting projects in the halcyon days of 2011.Attend, Minneapolis Public Schools leaders, staff, board members, students,...
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