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WatchdogMedia Matters, the folks who brought down Don Imus last year, this week uncovered some disturbing radio banter in Minnesota, of all places. Turns out a couple of clowns (jokingly?) wondered whether Earvin Johnson had faked getting the virus that......
The Swampby Frank James Minnesota's state canvassing board today certified that former comedian Al Franken, a Democrat, outpolled Sen. Norm Coleman, the Republican incumbent by 225 votes. But the Coleman forces aren't about to give up. Here's an excerpt from a.......
Tags: Justice System, Voting, Local Government, Referenda, Parliament
KickingTiresA team led by the University of Michigan is working to create an infrastructure-monitoring system for bridges that would prevent tragedies like the collapse of the I-35 bridge in Minneapolis. The $19 million project is a joint venture relying on......
The Swampby Mark Silva Now that a three-judge panel in Minnesota has declared late-night-comic-turned-daytime-congressional-candidate Al Franken the winner of the state's long-disputed Senate eection, his party is calling on the incumbent Repubican, Sen. Norm...
Tags: Florida, Voting, Republican Party, Local Elections, Referenda
Spin CycleLeave it to a guy from Brooklyn???s James Madison High School -- Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman, in this case -- to have a shot at losing elections in the same lifetime to a professional wrestler (Jesse Ventura) and to......
Tags: Bernard Sanders, Wrestling, Vermont, Al Franken, Minnesota
The Swampby Mark Silva and updated again at 6:30 pm EDT Nearly eight months after a Senate election that left Minnesota with an undecided seat, the Minnesota Supreme Court today ordered that Democrat Al Franken be certified as the winner of......
Tags: Voting, Referenda, Los Angeles Times, Barack Obama, Upper House
KickingTiresIn this video, a Minneapolis news station takes on the Cash for Clunkers program from a local perspective. It???s one of the most detailed looks at what dealers are going through with this program. One Honda dealership stayed open until......
Tags: Television Industry, Minnesota
The Swampby Mark Silva Sarah Palin was supposed to be drawing a pretty good crowd this evening on her Going Rogue tour at the College of the Ozarks. But her appearance at the Mall of America is another story: Authorities there......
Tags: Republican Party, Regional Authority, Alaska, Missouri, Politics
The Swampby Mike Memoli In a letter to members of the DNC, party chairman Tim Kaine announced the four finalist cities being considered to host the 2012 Democratic National Convention. They are: Minneapolis, Minnesota; Cleveland, Ohio; Charlotte, North Carolina;...
Tags: Florida, Republican Party, St. Louis, Cleveland, Ohio
Who's on Team Gloucester?Gloucester resident Chris Clifford will be trekking to Minneapolis, Minn., in October to receive a national award for his volunteer work. He is the recipient of the National Humanitarian Award from the National Recreation and Park Association, said...
How many times have you seen it — or done it yourself? The cell phone rings and suddenly there is this frenzy of pocket-patting, rooting around a purse or a backpack, mad dumping of the contents and … a missed call. Some people can find their...
Tags: Elgin, Ellen Warren, Cell Phones, Memphis
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