NewsCut set a record for web traffic in October, although — when we stop to think about it — it wasn’t really a month for earth-shattering news. But interesting stories don’t need to destroy earth. Here are the ones you selected (in descending order) this month:
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Would-be fight prevented by cop dance-off
There’s been another confrontation on the mean streets of Washington, D.C., between a police officer and the public. And a dance-off settled it. Read more →
Occassionally, we get fleeting ‘West Wing-style’ glimpses of what is possible, even if they’re usually mere rhetorical flourishes.
Today provided one of those moments when the U.S. House of Representatives elected a new speaker of the house.
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Maybe it wouldn’t kill you just once, ‘pathletes’ to take a lesson from the — ducking here — ‘burbs. Read more →
High school A.D. was behind on-field tribute to fallen player
Thanks to John Millea at the Minnesota State High School League, we know a little more about the person responsible for stenciling a large #11 on the field at Cleveland High School last Saturday for its winner-goes-to-state game against Renville West. The number honored Brandon Limones, a Renville West player who died in March. Millea Read more →
Jerry Kill is fair game for the typical judgments of media, which needs to keep a hot story going somehow. But who are we to declare how other people live? Read more →
Football coach put on leave for on-field praying
Thou shalt not pray at high school football games, at least if you’re a coach. Read more →
We don’t always know what we think we know. Read more →
You can probably get a pretty good deal on a professional football team most people in Minnesota have never heard of. Read more →
North Dakota State University is considering a significant change to its education program that would allow students to get credit in a subject without actually taking a course in the subject. Students would still be required to take some specific courses — English 102, for example — but other credits would be absorbed into other Read more →
If you live in a metropolitan area, there’s a pretty fair chance that you’ll pull up to an intersection today and a homeless person will be standing there with a cardboard sign.
You might throw a few bucks his/her way, but probably not. More likely, you’ll try to avoid eye contact, and feel fairly miserable in the process.
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With book-spine poetry, libraries duel on
It’s somewhat comforting to know that the book-spine trash talking between libraries didn’t end after the Toronto and Kansas City playoff series.
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It’s a company that has operations all over the country.
It’s already doing business locally.
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Let’s just get this out of the way now and not speak of it again. Read more →
While coaching football, Jerry Kill taught us about epilepsy
The urgency, the timing, and the history messages us that this isn’t going to be good news for one of the best educators the University of Minnesota ever had. Read more →