Brigette Mengerson, one of our favorite readers from North Minneapolis, is an unabashed fan of NoMi as we’ve noted in the past. She hardly overlooks its flaws, not the way many people do with the good stories that exist there. Like this one, which she forwarded today. It’s certainly good enough for me to pause Read more →
August is a vastly underrated month.
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I haven’t posted audio of my daily conversation with Mary Lucia on The Current in months, but I’ve gotten a number of messages this afternoon asking me to do so. The subject, of course, is Robin Williams and it relates to the post I wrote this morning on the subject. I got a nice note Read more →
It’s not been a particularly prideful 24 hours for Republican Party insiders on social networks. Read more →
This is one of those days when a guy playing a piano at an airport in Prague is the faint string of civilization we’re grasping for.
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Cubs fans created the worst “tradition” in the history of baseball — throwing a home run from the other team back onto the field — and a play yesterday highlighted it.
Especially in his frenetic appearances on late-night TV, it was difficult watching Robin Williams. Anyone who has battled depression or had a loved one tortured by it knew that his genius came from a dark place. Read more →
An old train car goes on a high tech mission. Read more →
Few stories have touched people like the friendship story of Erling Kindem, 89, and his 3-year-old neighbor Emmett Rychner of Farmington. Today is the day the two part ways. Read more →
Rick Bacon is the latest to contribute to our growing of list of obituaries the way they should be written. He wrote his own. Read more →
This might be the most fascinating news image we’ve seen in a few weeks. Protesters confronted police in Ferguson, Missouri, where a police officer shot to death an unarmed teen who allegedly had struggled with the officer. Does the dog really help? When the sun went down, however, protesters resorted to what usually happens in Read more →
Fifty-five years is an awfully long time to wait before giving an African-American man the diploma he was denied because he had a picnic in park that was off-limits to blacks. Read more →
Golf has been losing its popularity in recent years. Maybe it’s just too courteous. Read more →
“It’s like trying to buy bread in Poland in the 1980s,” Jeff Mudge tells the Pioneer Press. It’s funny he chose the analogy because several paragraphs into the weekend Pioneer Press’ story about how long it takes to get a driver’s license road test, I was thinking, “this sounds like the old Eastern Bloc days.” Read more →