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COMMUNITY VOICES | Timid Video Parody: gallery & garret

Timid Video Theater has shaped an improvised walkabout of two superb art galleries with humorist Jon Spayde and Minnetonka’s Pam Scherling into a kind of skewed but whimsical parody of TPT’a arts m

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COMMUNITY VOICES | Highway to Bell: How Taco Bell’s Breakfast Menu is destroying my life already, and why I don’t care

Being a relatively recent graduate of college life, some lifestyle habits of mine from that era of my life have yet to entirely dissipate despite my current responsibilities as a young professional

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COMMUNITY VOICES | Mining doublespeak at the Minnesota legislature

Kennecott's Bingham Canyon Mine landslide, Utah, April 2013

Sustainable Mining is an Oxymoron - Legislation has been introduced to create a so-called "Sustainable Mining Institute" (

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COMMUNITY VOICES | 'Mad Men' meets 'Breaking Bad' at Red Dragon

Official poster for "The Tiki War", featuring Helen Chorolec as Ruby Delgado and Rachel Grubb as Dionne Belmont.

For those who love "Mad Men", "Breaking Bad" and early 1960's film noir, your long wait is over.

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COMMUNITY VOICES | The Junk Yard Democrats: Break on Through

The Junk Yard Democrats, their fans and some bar flies in a suburban rock dive, weigh in on climate change, right wingers, the NRA, and Egyptian democracy in their new video “Break on Through.”&nbs

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E-DEMOCRACY | Teachers, experience and the education narrative

Comments in this discussion thread refer to Steve Brandt's article in the Star Tribune, "Poorest Mpls. schools still have greenest teachers."

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COMMUNITY VOICES | Unjust immigration system tears MN families apart

We are told time and time again that border enforcement must be the top priority in any conversation on immigration reform, regardless of the human and economic costs.

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COMMUNITY VOICES | You really don't want to meet the Dicks at Dick's Resort in the Mall of America

I'm not one to cry. Truth is, I rarely cry, but during a visit to Dick’s Resort in the Mall of America I was literally reduced to tears! The bartender was abusive, abrasive, and mean as HELL.

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