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Mine Over Matter

At 7:20 a.m., on a hilltop overlooking the wooded highlands in Minnesota’s Iron Range, a dozen men and women emerge from parked cars, some wide awake in flannel and Carhartt, some weary in khakis and button-down shirts. A few discuss the Wild and the politics in nearby Ely; others trouble over germanium crystals and liquid […]

Ode to a Sycophant

The above photo is an altered version of "AZ in Action," taken by Sarah McGee. Mitch Omer, proprietor of Hell’s Kitchen restaurants in Minneapolis and Duluth, responds to Andrew Zimmern’s Perspective in the December issue of Mpls./St. Paul Magazine: "That’s all I can stands, and I can’t stands no more!" ~Popeye the Sailor Some notes […]

Peace Meat

Here’s hoping the Thursday evening Mill City Farmers Market picks up steam over the summer. It’s a great concept — limiting entrants to local growers and regional businesses — and I hear the Saturday sessions are packed. But last Thursday at 5 there were only a handful of stands operating, most of them selling pricey […]

Repeater Towers

The announcement yesterday about the Village Voice and New Times merger was interesting. All concerned parties–that is Mike Lacey, Jim Larkin, and David Schneiderman–are awfully defensive about charges of “selling out,” but then they’ve been hearing that for years, so their protests have always landed on my ear just a touch too loudly. I personally […]

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