Wilfare 4 Zygi/Zero for Kids

Nov 01

Wilfare 4 Zygi/Zero for Kids

Walking into the Charles M. Schulz Hockey Arena last Saturday, bringing my boys to their first hockey practice of the season, I noticed something strange: Hardly anyone was leaving the arena. Usually, as we come in, a horde of kids is leaving the ice, and on Saturdays in the Fall, they are not the typical Minnesota youth hockey player. They are poor, mostly minority,...

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The Turf Club gets Duded Up

Oct 15

The Turf Club gets Duded Up

  St Paul’s venerable Turf Club celebrated Monday the installation of a massive and awesome glass-mosaic mural enshrining the club’s long, honored history as a venue for western, country and rock-a-billy (along with all other kinds of music, as well). The mural, which covers the University Avenue establishment’s east side exterior, was...

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Dumpster Diving for Jesus

Jul 13

Dumpster Diving for Jesus

The Daily Beast, betraying a lack of familiarity with the real Tim Pawlenty, posted a piece July 12 (picked up by MinnPost) suggesting that Pawlenty isn’t enough of a fervent evangelical Christian to do well in Iowa…Well, TPAW may not do well in the Aug. 13 Iowa straw poll, but it won’t be for lack of trying to make it clear to religious voters that...

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Mike Whalen Dances Free

May 28

Mike Whalen Dances Free

One of the most bizarre episodes of the 2008 Siege of St Paul (you may have heard of it; the mainstream media called it “the Republican National Convention”) has now been consigned to the dust bin of history. But before we forget what happened on Iglehart Avenue on Aug. 30, 2008, when cops and FBI agents surrounded an ancient duplex in the city’s...

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