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A user-driven daily digest of Twin Cities news, arts, culture and internet.

Your Morning Coffee

CBSLocal: In tough gas economy, Civics are being reborn. “The Civics Reborn program reinvents the concept of the used car. Moore sells just one generation of Honda Civics, what he calls the fifth generation known for safety features — from… Continue Reading →

Your Morning Coffee

MPR: Social media is crucial to job hunt for new grads CBS Local: Bachmann says there’s enough room in presidential race for her and Palin Bring.mn: Cold Spring brewery eyes major upgrade AP: Jobs created during the MN legislative session?… Continue Reading →

Soccer Fans Riled at FOX9’s Gratuitous Weather Coverage and Response

In case you missed it, fervor erupted this weekend at FOX9’s handling of a severe weather coverage from the station during what was essentially the world championship game of soccer for the year. FOX9 minimized the Champions League Final soccer… Continue Reading →

Memorial Day Open Thread

Happy Memorial Day to everyone. Share your thanks for military service members, past and present and/or open thread about the weekend.

Your I’m-Sleeping-In Coffee

Strib: The Kensington Runestone hits the road. Sort of. PiPress: A Korean War MIA comes home. Brainerd Dispatch: Bunny Ferrell remembers how she spent her high school summer vacation in 1943: Repairing the USS California, in Bremerton ,WA. Duluth News… Continue Reading →

Preserve Your Favorite Personal Story in the Library of Congress

Got a good story you’d like saved for posterity? StoryCorps is partnering with Hennepin County Library to set up appointments (which you can do online) to record and share your stories, tales and memories. As a part of the project,… Continue Reading →

Friday Open Thread

Congratulations, you made it to this very special Friday before a three day weekend!

Your Morning Coffee

Strib: Reclaiming history, one headstone at a time, within the oldest Minneapolis cemetery. Austin Daily Herald: USPS to close additional post offices, including the northern-most PO in the US: 56711. (It’ll be a 65-mile drive to the next-nearest one.) Duluth… Continue Reading →

Max About Headshots

Today’s Max About Town topic isn’t necessarily specific to Minnesota but it’s hilarious and it’s technically my Friday so I’m taking liberties with the rules. And he does reference Tay Zonday and the Tron Guy so there’s that. Max dissects the… Continue Reading →

The Gay Marriage Ban Amendment: How Did It Happen?

There was a lot of politicking that happened in the weening hours of this year’s legislative session, and that includes the behind-the-scenes work on the bill to amend the state’s constitution to prevent gay marriage. Politics in Minnesota has a… Continue Reading →

Your Morning Coffee

MPR: Dayton and MN GOP at war (of words)! STrib: St. Paul Mayor Coleman has a big plan for funding a stadium in Minneapolis for the Vikings, bringing the T-Wolves to St. Paul, and taxing drinks across the whole state… Continue Reading →

Last Days of the Legislative Session: Following the Pizza

Nick Coleman and Chuck Olsen put on their Uptake hats and shine a spotlight on one of the most important people in politics at the end of a legislative session: the pizza delivery guy.