Enter the Dragon

Jul 27

Here’s Friday night’s parade in Grand Marais, Minnesota, kicking off the 2012 North Shore Dragon Boat Festival. More videos and photos to follow:     Parade Part II: The Winners:

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STATE of CORRUPTION V: The Dogs That Didn’t Bark (a blog post in progress)

May 18

STATE of CORRUPTION V:  The Dogs That Didn’t Bark (a blog post in progress)

Who was guarding the public interest during the $1B boondoggle stadium giveaway to a billionaire? Columnists? Commentators? Talk show hosts? Editorial pages? No one? In The Sherlock Holmes story The Silver Blaze, Holmes solves the mystery when he realizes that a dog that should have barked at an intruder did NOT bark because the “intruder” was familiar:...

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MOTHERS

May 13

MOTHERS

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Happy Birthday, Bridgie

Jan 19

Happy Birthday, Bridgie

Her obituary can be read here. We miss you, Bridgie Baby.

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Maureen

Jan 06

Maureen

My baby sister Maureen died 55 years ago this week. Leukemia. She was three weeks past her 2nd birthday when she died on the fold-out couch in our living room after being sent home from the hospital. My mother slept with her and held her all night long as she slipped away. I was 6 years old, the age my youngest is now. I looked at him this morning and tried to see...

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MINNESOTA: Another Wackjob Year Ahead

Jan 01

MINNESOTA: Another Wackjob Year Ahead

New Year’s Predictions for 2012 JANUARY: Passage of a $1 billion stadium for the Minnesota Vikings appears imminent until a deal-busting audio tape emerges in which Vikings owner Zygi Wilf is accidentally recorded in a conversation at a Super Bowl party: “Don’t worry,” Wilf is overheard saying on the tape, inadvertently recorded and posted on...

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Fast-Talking Minnesota

Jun 16

Fast-Talking Minnesota

Video: In the spirit of Paul Wellstone, and as a service to visitors here in the Twin Cities for NetrootsNation, the annual gathering of progressive bloggers and online activists, The Uptake’s Chuck Olsen and I cooked up a quick-talking, fast-walking guide to the Twin Cities in the manner of “Fast Paul,” Paul’s classic 1990 TV campaign spot....

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Michele Bachmann Announces Campaign for President. Everybody Runnnnn!

May 27

Michele Bachmann Announces Campaign for President. Everybody Runnnnn!

Check here to find out how Americans are reacting to the...

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The UPTAKE: MN Shut Down

May 22

The UPTAKE: MN Shut Down

7-14-11 DAY 14: Breaking: Gov. Mark Dayton, GOP lawmakers agree to end shut down The Uptake is providing the most complete coverage of the Minnesota Shut Down. Please help by visiting The Uptake and making a tax-deductible contribution to a citizen-journalism site that is transforming public debate by bringing the discussions and decisions straight to the people. I...

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MN GOP Races Towards Finish, Vows to Take State With Them

May 19

MN GOP Races Towards Finish, Vows to Take State With Them

No need to discuss the GOP plan in detail. Here it...

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