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Doonesbury to end daily strip, offer reruns
Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau has announced he will quit drawing the daily comic strip but will continue Sundays. He's offering reruns from the 1970s, 80s and 90s, leaving newspaper editors wondering if we should cancel.
Highway 14 moves ahead with a little help from friends
Observers and political junkies have been marveling at the grass roots effort that has, in the last three years or so, brought nearly $70 million to Highway 14 for upgrades from Nicollet to Owatonna via Mankato.
Can't find the room to move
So it's been a while since I last posted a blog. I can't say it's not my own fault. There, start the year with a double negative and some vernacular.
News & Comment: Gamer spying. Google, Facebook, Yahoo challenge data collection.
When Edward Snowden gets allies in the World of Warcraft and at Google, Facebook and Yahoo, things get a little bizarre.
Transportation Commissioner on road funding: Big return
Minnesota Transportation Commissioner Charles Zelle talked transportation investments with The Free Press Editorial Board Monday and offered a few surprising ideas.
News & Comment: Zimmerman anger; Nazi soldier
Neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman is back in news. His girlfriend says he pointed shotgun at her; New research has uncovered more connections between 94-year old Minneapolis man and Nazi war crimes.
News & Comment: Progress on mental health
The Obama administration approved final rules on mental health parity law approved more than five years ago.
News & Comment: SAC Capital gets sacked; Sex offender politics
New York Times suggests a sea change in how Justice Department will prosecute financial crime -- with criminal charges.
Highway 14 expansion can happen with enough finagling
Deep in the bowels of MnDOT policy, one can find a way around rules and regulations to just get things done, and apologize later.
News & Comment: Vikings owners legal issues. Punching right.
The recent legal troubles in New Jersey for Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf are causing stadium backers and pols to do more "due diligence" on stadium deal. Finalizing agreement has been put off until hired "forensic accountants" get a looksee at the legal docs.
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