The "I Hate the Pedal Pub" Page Is Back After Threats of a Lawsuit

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I Hate the Pedal Pub
Kim Jong Un inspects the premises

Of all things that people love to vent about on Facebook, Northeast resident Matt Peterson's "I Hate the Pedal Pub" really struck a nerve.

Peterson's page has united more than 3,000 internet strangers over their mutual disdain for pedal pubs, those ubiquitous bicycle bars that weave through traffic like intoxicated human centipedes, clogging downtown streets.

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Minnesota Businesses Claim Yelp Withholds Positive Reviews for Cash

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A California district court threw out a class action lawsuit against Yelp in 2010 because the businesses that sued couldn't prove that Yelp authored bad reviews as a scare tactic.

The hugely popular customer review site Yelp is a one-stop source for making impulsive decisions on where to spend money.

Yet some small businesses on the receiving end of those reviews swear that Yelp has a way of manipulating the star rating system for cash.

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[UPDATE] Robbinsdale's Nyberg Photography Is Being Extorted on Yelp

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Nyberg Photography currently has zero stars on Yelp as the review site tries to figure out the scam.

When Brad Nyberg received an email from what seemed like a potential client asking about a photography session, he happily responded with information about his studio. But the subsequent response was less cordial. The emailer threatened to launch an online smear campaign against his business unless Nyberg paid $299.

Nyberg ignored the obvious scam, filing the correspondence away. But warnings kept coming. "Hey, I don't know if you got my last email, but negative reviews are going up now," read one. He ignored those too.

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Target Introduces the Fanny Basket, Gigantic Breakthrough in Shopping Basket Technology

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"Choose to wear it traditionally, front-facing, or even side-saddle"

In February the bizarre trend of lazy Target shoppers who drag entire basket racks around for optimal convenience blew up all over the internet.

It looks like Target, ever attentive to its customers' needs and desires, may have finally noticed the shopping basket experience could be improved. Today it introduced the Fanny Basket:

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Target Announced Total Number of Layoffs in Staff-Wide Email This Morning

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A grim day at Target headquarters

After a week of speculation and worry at Target headquarters the axe finally fell today.

Chief Human Resources Officer Jodee Kozlak sent out a staff-wide email this morning detailing the planned cuts. There will be 1,700 layoffs and 1,400 open positions will not be filled.

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Man Seeks Lost Love at Target Headquarters in Clever Craigslist Ad

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Can you help this man?

Jonathan Ditlevson thinks there may be an opportunity for romance amid all of the stress and uncertainty hanging over Target headquarters following this week's announced layoffs.

Yesterday he posted a delightfully clever Craigslist "Missed Connections" ad littered with puns and sly references to Target's corporate culture, along with a few jabs at Walmart for good measure.

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Thousands of Target Layoffs Planned After Fired CEO Gets $61 Million Golden Parachute

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How many jobs is $61 million worth?

Around these parts it seems like everyone knows someone who works for Target. The Business Journal estimates Target has 13,000 corporate jobs in the state; 10,000 in downtown Minneapolis alone.

Target's announcement this week that it's cutting several thousand jobs as part of a dreaded "corporate restructuring" sent shockwaves throughout the state, leaving Governor Dayton calling for an explanation.


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Target Customers Who Don't Know How to Use Shopping Baskets Goes Viral

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You're doing that wrong

It started as a picture posted by reddit user gatorb888 showing a lady using an entire empty rack as a handle to drag one shopping basket through Target.

"That's not how that works," reads the caption, imploring the unknown woman to reconsider her absurd decision as she ponders the Minneapolis-based retailer's vast array of mayonnaise choices.

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Republicans, Iron Range DFLers Want to Give Mines Free Reign to Pollute

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When the prophets of the Ojibwe warned the tribe to migrate west or get overrun by colonists, they fought their way past the six nations of the Iroquois Confederacy to settle in a land where "the food grows on water."

That was northern Minnesota, the sacred food wild rice.

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Target Is Selling 50 Shades of Grey-Themed Vibrating Cock Rings

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You can buy everything at Target these days
Target is selling sex toys now, so keep that in mind next time you're making a shopping list. Just throw it on there in between paper towels and toothpaste.

In at least one store Target is stocking the new 50 Shades of Grey-themed merchandise right next to the kid's toothbrushes:

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