Someone From the House of Representatives Cares About City Pages

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Ron Cogswell
Somebody in here changed our Wikipedia page

The Twitter account @congress-edits is an interesting entity. It's all based on a complicated computer algorithm that, by knowing the individual internet addresses at the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, sends out a tweet whenever anybody there edits an article on the worldwide encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Pretty cool, right? While we may not know much of what Congress is doing half the time, we can at least see how our representatives and their staffers are spending their time online. Hopefully they're actually doing work and not just fooling around or changing the Wikipedia pages of their favorite baseball team.

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John Kline's Descent From Patriot to the Whore of Higher Ed


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A New Era For Blotter

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Next month brings big changes for Blotter, as Ben Johnson takes over as the City Pages' lead online news writer.

Johnson comes to City Pages from the Downtown/Southwest Journal, where he covered everything and anything Minneapolis. Prior to that, he wrote features for the Star Tribune. While studying at UMD, he put together an oral history of Superior's legendary Anchor Bar, so suffice it to say he should fit in quite nicely here.

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City Pages Is Looking for a Full-Time News Blogger

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Yes, that's right. We're looking for a wizened adventurer to join our merry band. The ideal candidate will relish original reporting and thoughtful prose that's both festive and resonant. Our goal is to push beyond the paint-by-numbers of traditional news to illuminate the way we live.

Send a letter outlining your general fabulousness -- along with your resume and clips that best demonstrate your reporting, writing, and thinking skills -- to pkotz@citypages.com.


City Pages looking for experienced freelance writers

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Are you passionate about longform journalism? City Pages is seeking experienced freelance writers to contribute to our coverage of news, science and technology, sports, arts, media, food, and politics. We offer competitive pay and a chance to write smart, savvy journalism in the Twin Cities.

Our stories range from 2,500 to 5,000 words and take the form of investigative pieces, profiles, histories, and character-driven narratives that appeal to our diverse audience. Contributors should have experience pitching strong stories with a clear understanding of subject and angle, as well as an ability to report them. Most of all, we're looking for fresh voices with interesting perspectives.

Email us with a brief cover letter, samples of your work, and one or two pitches for feature stories. We look forward to meeting you.


9/11 truthers have full-page ad in City Pages [IMAGE]

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On the 12th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, a group called Minnesota 9/11 Truth wants you to think again about what happened that day.

SEE ALSO: FEMA yanks Minn. coloring book with 9/11 terror attack image

The group has a full-page ad just inside the back cover of today's City Pages print edition raising suspicions about the circumstances of the collapse of the World Trade Center #7 building.

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Association of Food Journalists names City Pages finalist for national award

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The Association of Food Journalists named the finalists in its prestigious AFJ Awards yesterday and City Pages was among the honored.

City Pages writers Andy Mannix and Mike Mullen are finalists for "Best Story on Food Policy or Food Issues" for their cover story, "Milk Money."

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City Pages named finalist for three 2013 AAN Awards

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The City Pages has made the final cut for three 2013 Association of Alternative Newsmedia awards.

We're proud to announce that Reed Fischer's Gimme Noise music blog, last year's "Reinventing the Wheel" cover story, and former art director Mike Kooiman's cover designs are finalists in the Music Blog, Multimedia, and Cover Design categories, respectively.

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Andy Mannix's Chris Kluwe profile wins GLAAD Outstanding Newspaper Article award

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Andy Mannix's October profile of Vikings punter and gay rights advocate Chris Kluwe has been recognized by GLAAD as 2012's Outstanding Newspaper Article.

SEE ALSO: Andy Mannix's Chris Kluwe profile is a GLAAD Media Awards finalist

The profile, titled "Game Changer," beat out four other nominees for the award, including entries from the Boston Globe and New York Times.

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Andy Mannix's Chris Kluwe profile is a GLAAD Media Awards finalist

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Mannix's Kluwe profile helped "bring us closer to equality," writes GLAAD.
Andy Mannix's "Game Changer" is one of five nominees for GLAAD's "Outstanding Newspaper Article" of the year.

FROM JUNE: City Pages wins 15 first place SPJ awards -- a new record

The October cover feature profiled Chris Kluwe, the Vikings punter who helped defeat Minnesota's proposed ban of same sex-marriage with his outspoken advocacy of gay rights.

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Best Blotter stories of 2012 [PART II]

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Special thanks to web editor and images maestro Tatiana Craine.
It's Christmas, so here's our gift to you: The second part of our top Blotter posts of 2012 list.

:::: SEE ALSO :::: Best Blotter stories of 2012 [PART I]

Hey, beats a lump of coal or paying $200 for a plastic bag full of Brett Favre's pubes, doesn't it?

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