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Sid Hartman nears 70 years as Minneapolis sports writer

startribune.com — On Saturday, the Star Tribune will pay tribute to columnist Sid Hartman with a full-page advertisement to celebrate 70 years as a Minneapolis sportswriter. It's a mind-boggling number, so you are excused if you did a double-take.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @pamlouwagie: Sid Hartman nears 70 years as Minneapolis sports writer strib.mn/1tGIoca

Oct 30, 2014

RT @gcrev: Sid Hartman nears 70 years as Minneapolis sports writer startribune.com/sports/2810164… via @startribune

Oct 30, 2014

RT @StribSports: Oh, the stories he could (and has) told: Sid Hartman nears 70 yrs as Mpls sports writer. @RandBall looks back strib.mn/1tGIoca

Oct 30, 2014

.@StarTribune to pay tribute Saturday to Sid Hartman for 70 years (still going) at paper as a tireless sports writer: strib.mn/1yKLb4z

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State representative from Elk River pleaded guilty to DWI in August

Oct 30, 2014

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Oct 30, 2014

State representative from Elk River pleaded guilty to DWI in August | Hot Dish Politics | strib.mn/1uahw6H

Oct 30, 2014

State representative from Elk River pleaded guilty to DWI in August strib.mn/1tGxYcw

Oct 30, 2014

RT @patricktcondon: State Rep. Nick Zerwas (R-Elk River) pleaded guilty in August to driving while intoxicated: strib.mn/1rXllFM

Oct 30, 2014

RT @patricktcondon: State Rep. Nick Zerwas (R-Elk River) pleaded guilty in August to driving while intoxicated: strib.mn/1rXllFM

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Sen. Hayden faces new scrutiny for taxpayer-funded trip to New York

startribune.com — Scrutiny of Sen. Jeff Hayden, DFL- Minneapolis, intensified Thursday after new revelations that he took a trip to New York in 2012 using money from a state-funded organization that serves the city's low-income residents. Community Action of Minneapolis paid $749 for airfare to New York for Hayden and his wife, Terri, according to records obtained by the Star Tribune.
Oct 30, 2014

State Sen. Jeff Hayden faces new scrutiny for taxpayer-funded trip to New York, contradicting earlier statements strib.mn/1tnEPq2

Oct 30, 2014

Records show airfare for Hayden to NYC was paid for Community Action of MPLS, contradicting earlier statements. strib.mn/1tnEPq2

Oct 30, 2014

Sen. Hayden faces new scrutiny for taxpayer-funded trip to New York strib.mn/1tnEPq2 Great reporting.

Oct 30, 2014

RT @StarTribune: State Sen. Jeff Hayden faces new scrutiny for taxpayer-funded trip to New York, contradicting earlier statements strib.mn/1tnEPq2

Love is special guest at LeBron's welcome home

startribune.com — CLEVELAND - A night that began with a shower of confetti and offered the spectacle of all those postseason games Kevin Love never has played finished like all too many did during his six seasons in Minnesota, with him slapping the ball on the floor in frustration late in Cleveland’s 95-90 home loss to New York
Oct 31, 2014

Story from Cleveland: KLove experiences all the spectacle of playoff game, but Cavs lose in LeBron's homecoming strib.mn/1to5DGE

Oct 31, 2014

RT @StribSports: Story from @JerryZgoda in Cleveland tonight: Kevin Love is special guest to LeBron's welcome home strib.mn/1to5DGE

Koivu reminds, angry Mikko is the best Mikko; Spurgeon injured in comeback win

Oct 31, 2014

#mnwild BLOG: Koivu reminds, angry Mikko is the best Mikko; Spurgeon injured in comeback win strib.mn/1tXIygL

Wolves win home opener 97-91 over Detroit

startribune.com — The last time Flip Saunders roamed the Target Center sidelines as Timberwolves head coach many of the players currently on his roster were in grade school. A decade later that youth is the focal point of the new direction the Wolves are taking.
Oct 31, 2014

Colleague @BloodStrib game story from Wolves' 97-91 win over Detroit in home opener strib.mn/1tnLQXH

'Redskins': Soon gone the way of 'Injun Orange'?

startribune.com — Sometimes it seems the long struggle to force the NFL's Washington Redskins franchise to change its name is destined to fail. Many Minnesotans remember the scene in 1992, when the American Indian Movement and its supporters organized symposiums and protests to coincide with the Washington team's Super Bowl appearance at the Metrodome.
Oct 30, 2014

Thanks to @CommonManKFAN for drawing attention to this OpEd: 'Redskins': Soon gone the way of 'Injun Orange'? strib.mn/1rWNzk7

Oct 30, 2014

RT @StribOpinion: The Washington NFL team’s nickname will end up on the scrap heap of history, as these examples show. An essay. strib.mn/13kwmeY

Oct 30, 2014

Interesting piece on nicknames & stereotypes, focused on a screw-up by Pillsbury 50 years ago. strib.mn/1wICiad pic.twitter.com/gOy5EfprsN

U.S. Bank tests new ways to fight bias against the long-term unemployed

startribune.com — After a health insurance company laid him off in 2012, John Columbus spent the next 20 months answering as many questions about gaps in his résumé as about his years of employment. Then a friend steered him to U.S. Bank, which was piloting a White House initiative for hiring the long-term unemployed.
Oct 31, 2014

U.S. Bank tests new ways to fight bias against the long-term unemployed strib.mn/1tnCXxj

#Election2014: Who’s talking about what on Twitter in Minnesota, the U.S.

startribune.com — This dashboard shows the political topics driving real-time conversation on Twitter. It ranks the top issues in Minnesota and across the United States and tracks the sheer number of tweets - about 1 million a day as the election nears. Twitter is providing aggregate data on the age and gender breakdown of conversations, based on Twitter's analysis of tweets.

Everson Griffen honored, not satisfied with monthly award

blog.startribune.com — It's only Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen's second month as a full time starter, and he was rewarded for his early season performance on Thursday by winning NFC Defensive Player of the Month honors for October. Don't think Griffen will be satisfied by becoming the 13 Vikings defensive player to receive the award.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @MasterStrib: Everson Griffen honored, but not satisfied, with winning NFC Defensive Player of the Month #Vikings blog.startribune.com/sports/access-…

Oct 30, 2014

Everson Griffen honored, but not satisfied, with winning NFC Defensive Player of the Month #Vikings blog.startribune.com/sports/access-…

GOP: DFL has used sensational and disgusting imagery on legislative mailings

Oct 30, 2014

GOP: DFL has used sensational and disgusting imagery on legislative mailings strib.mn/1tmnqhe

Oct 30, 2014

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Hartman: Cassel helps out while he's healing

startribune.com — Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel, who was supposed to be the team's veteran starter this season, still can't walk after breaking several bones in his left foot in Week 3 at New Orleans and is moving around on a scooter. "I think it's a scooter, what the classification level is of it," Cassel said.

Cordarrelle Patterson expects to be 100 percent vs. Washington

blog.startribune.com — Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson was asked on Thursday whether he'd be 100 percent on Sunday against the Redskins. He sounded like he took offense to the question about his health. "Of course, man," Patterson responded. "I'll be out there no matter what. It's going to be a big game for us.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @MasterStrib: #Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson expects to be 100 percent vs. #Redskins "I'll be out there no matter what." blog.startribune.com/sports/access-…

Oct 30, 2014

#Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson expects to be 100 percent vs. #Redskins "I'll be out there no matter what." blog.startribune.com/sports/access-…

Viral video documents woman's experience with street harassment in day walking around New York

startribune.com — NEW YORK - A video recording the comments a woman hears as she walks around the nation's biggest city is a testament to the pervasiveness of street harassment women face, its creators said. The comments come continuously as the woman walks through the streets of Manhattan - "What's up, Beautiful?"
Oct 30, 2014

Like to think video of woman being harassed in NY could have a positive impact, but I have little faith in my gender. strib.mn/1FZJWmU

Oct 30, 2014

RT @kellystrib: Viral video documents woman's experience with street harassment in New York strib.mn/1tFisOi Same story in Mpls strib.mn/1n5TQLr

Oct 30, 2014

Viral video documents woman's experience with street harassment in New York strib.mn/1tFisOi Same story in Mpls strib.mn/1n5TQLr

Ebola fears infect a medical conference: Louisiana tells some attendees to stay away

startribune.com — NEW ORLEANS - Ebola fears have infected a medical conference on the subject. Louisiana state health officials told thousands of doctors planning to attend a tropical diseases meeting this weekend in New Orleans to stay away if they have been to certain African countries or have had contact with an Ebola patient in the last 21 days.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @MikeStobbe: Ebola fears infect a medical conference: Louisiana tells some attendees to stay away. Story by @MMarchioneAP strib.mn/1tUfaYB

Oct 30, 2014

Ebola fears infect a medical conference: Louisiana tells some attendees to stay away. Story by @MMarchioneAP strib.mn/1tUfaYB

LeBron James huddles Cleveland in stirring new Nike commercial set to debut during opener

startribune.com — CLEVELAND - LeBron James huddles with teammates before each game, pulling them close to deliver a message. In a new TV commercial, James does the same to bring an entire city together. To celebrate James' homecoming in Cleveland, Nike launched a stirring advertisement on Thursday to coincide with the Cavaliers' season opener against the New York Knicks.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @twithersAP: LeBron James huddles Cleveland in stirring new Nike commercial set to debut during opener strib.mn/1tFMfq5

Oct 30, 2014

LeBron James huddles Cleveland in stirring new Nike commercial set to debut during opener strib.mn/1tFMfq5

Home-care worker awarded $30,000 in discrimination case

startribune.com — Baywood Home Care, one of the state's largest providers of home health care for senior citizens, must pay $30,000 to a caregiver to resolve allegations that the worker was illegally fired because of a physical disability, in a consent decree reached Wednesday. Laurie J.

Filth overwhelms Rosemount home; woman charged, 4 special-needs kids removed

startribune.com — A Rosemount woman with four special-needs children has been charged with neglect, accused of living with her sex-offender husband in a fly-infested home so filthy and cluttered that authorities branded it a fire trap.
Oct 31, 2014

Filth overwhelms Rosemount home; parents of 4 special-needs kids charged strib.mn/1tm4gIA

Marking a milestone: Farm Rescue nonprofit helping 300th Midwest family in only 8 years

startribune.com — BISMARCK, N.D. - The Farm Rescue nonprofit in the Midwest is helping its 300th family this week. The milestone comes just eight years after former North Dakota farm boy and UPS cargo pilot Bill Gross launched the organization to give back to the industry he still holds dear.
Oct 30, 2014

Marking a milestone: Farm Rescue nonprofit helping 300th Midwest family in only 8 years: startribune.com/business/28091…