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If you're bold enough to track down video of the dumbest thing you've done and post it online, please know that people will laugh at you. And if you post it to Reddit? Prepare to have your moment of infamy reborn, over and over again, as a meme. That's what's happened to one young man, a University of ...
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Yolanda Pittman had been working at Hennepin County since 2002. More specifically, she was part of Human Services and Public Health, which is supposed to help people who are struggling to afford a place to live, or food, or medical expenses. In 2009, she got access to the department’s computer databases, ...
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On Sunday, St. Paul Police officers came upon what a spokesman described as a "very disturbing scene" resulting in a man's death and a woman's arrest. That woman, Evonne Sharkey, was charged Tuesday with second-degree unintentional murder and manslaughter, the Star Tribune reports. The criminal complaint filed ...
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Nearly every Friday, Cindy Yang and LyLy Vang-Yang would commiserate over lunch about the space Hmong women take up in politics. They have a lot in common. Both are second-generation Hmong women under 30 who became progressive operatives despite expectations they would get well-paying corporate jobs, marry, ...
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Once a week, Erik Anderson and Courtney Berndt meet Alyse Emanuel in her parents’ basement and plug in their instruments. Upstairs, Emanuel’s mother tends the stove as distorted guitar and sprightly chanting bleed up through the floor. After, they all eat ravioli together and snuggle the cat. “It’s the ...
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Tuesday morning was among the first truly cold days in October. That’s when about 300 people, bundled up in coats and hats, sang, cheered, and shuffled toward the Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building at Fort Snelling. That’s where you’ll find the Minneapolis offices of Immigration and Customs and ...
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The city of Minneapolis replaced 22 street signs Monday.  "This completes the process of changing street and park names to reflect Bde Maka Ska, the Dakota name for the lake that has been used by the local American Indian community for many years," the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board wrote in a Facebook ...
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Other duties have prevented me from rounding up the best new songs for a couple weeks, so with this edition you are truly getting the crème de la crème, as they say in one of those other languages. Ghetto Sage – “Häagen Dazs” Noname is the most exciting rapper in the game right now. (I almost fudged ...
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At some time early on a Saturday morning back in August, Hakeem Coles was found asleep in a stairwell inside Cowboy Jack's, according to federal charges filed last week. Coles, 24, was paid out to the tune of $85, the Star Tribune reports, and told he was fired. The bouncer, who also worked the door at other ...
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New bands. New bands! Yes, Picked to Click is behind us, but the band generator never shuts down in this city. Local Frames has long been a launch pad for bands just breaking into the scene. Any musicians who can slap together a three-minute video can get their name in City Pages, and you don’t even need to ...
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Community members gathered Friday evening to mourn the death of a pedestrian hit and killed by a driver near West 25th Street and Lyndale Avenue in south Minneapolis, and to demand street safety improvements for the notoriously dangerous stretch of roadway. On October 12, Minneapolis resident Theodore Ferrara ...
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Even dead, Prince is probably more talented than most of us will ever be. He's certainly sassier. Prince's posthumous memoir The Beautiful Ones comes out tomorrow. Well, a snippet of it. Prince went into the project with typically high ambitions, telling co-author Dan Piepenbring he wanted the book to be ...
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