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CITY PAGES BLOGS AND NEWS

Peter Scholtes has a Hüsker Dü alum update at Culture To Go.

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THESE DAYS

A Chinese woman survived a plunge from a sixth-floor balcony thanks to a convenient pile of excrement which broke her fall.

The western U.S. may be heading towards a return to the dustbowl landscape that devastated the prairies of the 1930s, climatologists at Columbia University warn.

Side-dish advertising icon Uncle Ben has been re-imagined as Ben, the corner office corporate titan, in an effort to modernize the controversial character.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

When not reading one- to two-dozen books a month, Joe Sherry reviews and discusses books (with a bias toward science fiction) at Adventures in Reading.

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

The 10 Worst Rap Album Covers Ever Made [via Attuworld]

Click on the "Minnesota" link at the White House's 2007 State Easter Eggs page to view our state's entry by artist Gary Olson.

Sunday School teacher, Tolkein nerd: 10 Things You Never Knew About Stephen Colbert

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"They're four-ounce symbols of PEACE."

— PETA president Ingrid Newkirk, admonishing presidential advisor Karl Rove for his "MC Rove tears the heads off of critters" rap lyric during the recent Radio and TV Correspondents' dinner and his alleged dove hunting


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