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Fighting City Hall

BY CHUCK TURCHICK Yes, you can fight City Hall, and sometimes even win a little something. When the Minneapolis Police Conduct Oversight Commission (PCOC)—the citizen body that took over all the Civilian Review Authority functions other than actually hearing cases involving allegations of police misconduct—held its first meeting in October…

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The continuing struggle

BY ED FELIEN On Martin Luther King Day, Monday, Jan. 19, about 2,500 people marched from Snelling and University to the State Capitol.  They attempted at points to march down Interstate 94 but were detoured to side streets by a battalion of the Highway Patrol. They were protesting, among other…

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Queen of Cusine: New Kid (Back) in Town

BY CARLA WALDEMAR Spoon & Stable 211 N. First Street 612-224-9850 www.spooonandstable.com Phone now. Then you’ll at least have a head start on those who hesitate till they’ve read the story. Even so, plan on a lo-o-o-ong wait to score a prime-time table. Instead, we accepted (read: jumped at) the…

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Letter to the Editor: Stadium

Whenever someone talks about the new stadiums I say I don’t believe in TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION (BASEBALL/FOOTBALL U of M makes students PAY). I fought it for years, begged my DFL caucus to demand that we get to vote as mandated by our city charter. Ziggy Wilf made out like…

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Name the Stadium contest

BY ED FELIEN Names for the new Vikings stadium are coming in fast and furious.  The response has been fast, and many of the names reflect taxpayer fury. Jim Graham wants to call it The Bam, as in the Great Bamboozle. Gayle Bonneville wants to call it The Bird.  Janet…

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Hiawatha Beach to close permanently

BY ED FELIEN The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board will close Hiawatha Beach permanently this summer, and it’s not clear whether they will open even part of Hiawatha Golf Course for the season. At its Feb. 4 meeting, the planning committee of the park board accepted and approved the Nokomis-Hiawatha…

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‘The Color Purple’

BY DEBRA KEEFER RAMAGE The Broadway musical version of Alice Walker’s “The Color Purple,” now showing at St. Paul’s Park Square Theatre, is almost operatic. As such, it is able to showcase the powerhouse of talent that exists in the black community of the Twin Cities. Two lead artists, the…

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Peeves

BY TONY BOUZA Garrulous geezerhood lends itself most readily to peevishness—so, here are a few: When prominent folks are unmasked as fools, idiots, frauds, sex fiends or pimps, their default position is to kill the messenger. That means the press. Americans—potentially the best informed citizens the world has known—should see…

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Letters to the Editor

Stadium Whenever someone talks about the new stadiums I say I don’t believe in TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION (BASEBALL/FOOTBALL U of M makes students PAY). I fought it for years, begged my DFL caucus to demand that we get to vote as mandated by our city charter. Ziggy Wilf made out…

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Longfellow Energy Fair Feb 7

BY THE LONGFELLOW COMMUNITY COUNCIL It was a hot summer day when a group of neighborhood volunteers in Longfellow began thinking of the coming frigid winter and the high heating bills it would bring. What actions could they take now to reduce their electricity and gas bills in the coming…

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