10/24 Morning Must Reads: Norm Coleman, Arne Carlson and Minn. Twins

Friday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp:

Coleman gets crowd riled up by talking about his undies
Sen. Norm Coleman and former Mayor Rudy Giuliani rallied in Bloomington yesterday, reminding the crowd what great mayors they were. I bet Coleman didn't mention that he was a Democrat then! Our favorite moment came in this quote: "I may have 'Senator' in front of my name, but I still have 'Mayor' stitched in my underwear," said Coleman as Giuliani grinned. Uh...

Arne in his own words
Former Republican Gov. Arne Carlson wrote an editorial in the Star Tribune today about his decision to endorse Democratic candidate Barack Obama. He said "Today, I truly believe our very survival as a successful and independent nation is at stake."
Why not McCain? "The choice of Gov. Sarah Palin as a running mate, and the resultant shallow campaign based on fear and suspicion, looks frighteningly similar to the politics of Karl Rove." And Obama? "Sen. Barack Obama arrived on the political scene as a wind of freshness, unity and idealism. He saw America as it could be if we reached across all divides. This long, grueling campaign has revealed a remarkably disciplined and focused leader who has the potential to become a truly great president."

New Twins scoreboard makes us giddy
The Minnesota Twins revealed details about the multimillion-dollar scoreboard and other information boards in their new stadium that opens for the 2010 season. The main scoreboard will measure about 101 feet wide by 57 feet high, the fourth-largest scoreboard in the majors. The Metrodome scoreboard is 34 feet wide by 19 feet high.

Political signs are so much more than signs
Interesting pick for the Pioneer Press A1 top spot. Suddenly political signs are important? We're not quite sure what's new. Ah yes, their meaning goes so much deeper: "In this hotly contested election season, posters can be signs of household arguments, one-upmanship and artistic creativity. They can make or break a neighborhood, making voters feel comfortably in sync or painfully out of the mainstream." WCCO's Jason DeRusha addressed this already on Good Question.

Is the Pi Press an entertainment rag or is our news judgement off? Three of the stories on the front page: lawn signs, sake bars and High School Music 3. The only real news: Iran and Obama/McCain, both squished on the right side.

Here is an image of the front page. Decide for yourself if there is bigger news in our country right now:


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