She won an Oscar for her role as Helen Keller in ‘The Miracle Worker,’ but her legacy should be that she was also one of the first people to talk openly about her depression, which she did after she was diagnosed bipolar and tried to kill herself in the early ’80s. Read more →
Archives for March 2016
Not long after the attack on the airport in Brussels, a familiar theme emerged in some media: Why don’t attacks whose victims aren’t white get as much coverage.
Today, an editor for The Guardian provided a stark answer: You probably don’t care about those. Read more →
Each year, the employees and associates of StoneArch, a Minneapolis firm, spend 24 hours redesigning websites, logos, letterheads and advertising for a selected non-profit organization that usually can’t afford to do it. Read more →
Yesterday, the Secret Service dismissed the idea, which actually came from a liberal Democrat, CBS News’ Arden Farhi reports today. Read more →
Donald Trump is heading to Wisconsin where a pre-visit round of appearances on conservative talk radio didn’t go so well yesterday. Today’s visit is the candidate’s first and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has hung out the unwelcome mat.
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Now that the snow is gone and the ice is out on the state’s lakes, a fact of Minnesota life has been confirmed again: Ice fishermen are pigs. Read more →
Aside from the intriguing marketing history, what we liked best about the deep dive into General Mills from CBS Sunday Morning today was the notion that people use protective gloves to handle old boxes of Wheaties. Read more →
The irony? Franken is the one politician in Minnesota who isn’t obviously trying to get a bigger gig.
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The former Minneapolis mayor says he’s not picking sides yet, nor does he owe anything to the results of the Minnesota caucuses, which overwhelmingly supported Bernie Sanders over Clinton. Read more →
Can burning down a village save it?
Humboldt High School in St. Paul is going to test the theory. It’s dropping its varsity football program to try to save it. Read more →
Texas A&M, like a lot of universities, is a pretty big place in which individuals can get lost in the system.
So it was a big deal this week when the university learned that Jim Brewer, 57, wasn’t going to live long enough to see his daughter graduate. Read more →
A World War II veteran’s “dream trip” to the Canadian Rockies is on after a months-long snafu that made it impossible for the war veteran and long-time U.S. government employee to get back into the country. Read more →
If you’re lucky, when you die they’ll say something like what Conan O’Brien said last night, hours after he found out that comedian Garry Shandling died. Read more →
Wonkblog points to a study from Notre Dame in theorizing that when employers aren’t able to use data, negative stereotypes dictate hiring decisions.
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Southeastern Minnesota just barely got into the picture astronaut Jeff Williams took during an overnight pass of the International Space Station. Read more →