Obama's Minnesota visit was far less "loose" than it seemed, PiPress photog says [PHOTOS]

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Photos by Ben Garvin and used with his permission.
Just like regular people, Obama enjoys ice cream outings.
Not too long after he arrived in town last Thursday, President Barack Obama said he was feeling "super loose." The implication was that he's just a guy who happened to be in the Twin Cities on a pleasant summer night, playing it by ear, looking for a good time.

But that was far from the case, says Ben Garvin, a Pioneer Press photographer who was one of just two local photographers to be granted access as part of the president's "traveling pool."

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KSTP denies report Stanley Hubbard is sponsoring climate change denial conference [UPDATE]

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Hubbard, according to Rolling Stone, calls climate change "the biggest fraud in the history of America."
:::: UPDATE :::: As Media Matters notes, despite Radford's denial, Hubbard Broadcasting Inc. is listed as a co-sponsor of the conference on the Heartland Institute's website. As a result, Media Matters characterizes "the Hubbard team's response" as "a completely illogical dodge."

Original post (June 27) -- In a report, Media Matters dings Stanley Hubbard for "co-sponsoring a Heartland Institute conference promoting climate denial" and alleges Hubbard's skepticism has "seeped into [his] stations' reporting."

Hubbard's flagship station, of course, is KSTP. But KSTP news director Lindsay Radford tells us Media Matters has it wrong about the upcoming conference and overstates Hubbard's influence on her newsroom.

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Video shows MSP cops roughing up Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett after he swears at them

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Jarrett on the air (left); his mugshot (right).
Video of Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett's May 21 arrest at MSP Airport shows him swearing at a cop just before the officer gets fed up, puts him in an arm bar, and roughly slams him to the ground. (Read the backstory here.)

The altercation took place while Jarrett, who was fresh out of rehab at the time, was in custody "for a possible detox/crisis hold due to the reports received that he was mixing medications with alcohol" at an MSP bar, as an officer put it in his report. But after the incident, one of the officers handcuffed him and said, "Now you're going to jail."

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"Common Man" Dan Cole documentary is on Kickstarter [TRAILER]

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The Common Man proudly holds his CIty Pages 2013 FM Personality of the Year award in the Clear Channel office.
A documentary project promising a behind-the-scenes look at Minnesota's most esoteric radio personality is in the process of raising funds on Kickstarter.

As of yesterday, Common Man: The Ego Has Landed had raised just over $2,000 toward filmmakers Gregg Holtgrewe and Matthew Deery's goal of $15,000. The duo have until July 13 to get there.

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St. Paul Saints delete yucky tweet of dead bird [PHOTO]

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In the midst of their last season in the classic confines of Midway Stadium, the St. Paul Saints are currently in first place.

But one of their social media people got gross in trying to convey his or her excitement to the team's Twitter followers.

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Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett said he'd been drinking vodka since 9 a.m. day of MSP arrest

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Jarrett on the air (left); his mugshot (right).
Around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett had been served just one drink by a bartender at the MSP Airport's Northern Lights Grill when police were summoned to the scene to deal with him, according to a police report about his arrest. (Read the backstory here.)

A visibly intoxicated Jarrett wouldn't answer questions posed to him by an officer, who described him as "very unsteady while sitting at the bar, swaying back and forth while sitting, having to use the bar to support him from falling over."

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Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett arrested at MSP; was allegedly drunk, belligerent [MUGSHOT]

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Jarrett's mugshot
:::: UPDATE :::: Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett said he'd been drinking vodka since 9 a.m. day of MSP arrest

Longtime Fox News TV anchor Gregg Jarrett was arrested yesterday afternoon at MSP Airport for allegedly obstructing the legal process/interfering with a peace officer.

Just before 2 p.m., police responding to a report of a drunken man found Jarrett, drunk, at the Northern Lights Grill in Terminal One. He refused to obey orders and was arrested, MSP spokesman Patrick Hogan tells us.

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KSTP gets a shoutout during hilarious Colbert Report jerky blaster segment [VIDEO]

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"I use mine everywhere... even during the colonoscopy I needed from eating so much jerky."
Last night, Stephen Colbert was about to end the abortion debate once and for all by revealing where life truly begins... but then he was interrupted by more important breaking news about Cabela's jerky blaster recall.

For more on that story, Colbert then cut to a news clip from KSTP, which he described as "St. Paul's news leader."

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KSTP sued for defamation by Ryan Larson, man wrongly accused of killing Cold Spring cop

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Ryan Larson
Ryan Larson, the man who was initially arrested in connection with the November 2012 murder of Cold Spring Police Officer Tom Decker, has sued KSTP for allegedly defaming him during their TV coverage of Decker's shooting.

Larson, you'll recall, was arrested the day after Decker was gunned down and held for five days on suspicion of second-degree murder. But investigators didn't have enough evidence to charge him and he was released from custody.

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Strib editor Scott Gillespie admits decision to not ID TCF Bank CEO was "borderline"

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Scott Gillespie photo via Twitter
Yesterday, the Star Tribune published an anti-tax letter to the editor written by TCF Bank CEO William A. Cooper, but editors decided not to identify him as such and instead merely noted that Cooper resides in Wayzata (TCF is also headquartered there).

That call raised some eyebrows. After all, since Cooper and other TCF Bank execs stand to gain from low taxes on wealthy people, shouldn't his affiliation with a major bank be mentioned?

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