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St. Paul, MN
Editor and Deputy News Director — Minnesota Public Radio
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Deputy News Director at @MPRnews, editor of metro unit. Former media jackal. Edina resident and mom. ND native, proud UND grad.

21 Interesting Facts About Beer: One For Every Year You Legally Couldn't Drink.

knowable.com — 1. A beer wave of 388,000 gallons flooded London in 1814 after a huge vat erupted. 2. Amsterdam pays alcoholics beer to clean streets: 5 cans of beer, €10, and a pack of cigarettes for a day's work. 3. At any given time 0.7% of the world's population is drunk, so there are approximately 50 million people drunk right now.

28 Things You Never Knew About Canada That May Surprise You.

knowable.com — 19. Canada's official phone number is 1-800-O-CANADA. 20. Large parts of Canada have less gravity than the rest of Earth. The phenomenon was discovered in the 1960s. 21. Prostitution is legal in Canada. Buying the services of a prostitute is not. 22. Americans have invaded Canada twice, in 1775 and 1812.
Jan 28, 2016

28 Things You Never Knew About Canada That May Surprise You. knowable.com/a/28-things-yo… via @knowable

Jan 28, 2016

My favourite type of content is: "28 Things You Never Knew About Canada That May Surprise You." knowable.com/a/28-things-yo…

19 Unbelievable Complaints People Had About Their Recent Vacations.

knowable.com — 1. "On my holiday to Goa in India, I was disgusted to find that almost every restaurant served curry. I don't like spicy food." 2. "They should not allow topless sunbathing on the beach. It was very distracting for my husband who just wanted to relax." 3.
Jan 21, 2016

19 Unbelievable Complaints People Had About Their Recent Vacations. knowable.com/a/19-unbelieva… via @knowable

65 Rules For Being A Man According To Elevator Gossip at Goldman Sachs.

knowable.com — 1. Stop talking about where you went to college.2. Always carry cash. Keep some in your front pocket.3. Rebel from business casual. Burn your khakis and wear a suit or jeans.4. It's ok to trade the possibility of your 80s and 90s for more guaranteed fun in your 20s and 30s.5.

25 Immigrants to America Were Asked: 'What Was The Most Pleasant Surprise?'

knowable.com — 17. Thinking back to when I came with my family from the USSR: Grocery stores. Seriously. Where we came from, shelves were bare or at best stocked with drab, low-quality food. When I was a little kid, I loved going to the store just to see all the different crazy things they had that would never be available in the old country -- produce, cereals, candy, you name it.

Cards Against Humanity Just Blew Everyone Away With This Open Letter. Wow.

knowable.com — "My hobby is to go traveling with my wife and children. I think this is probably something most people are interested in. This vacation, I took my son to the river bank to catch fish, and we also also climbed a 600 meter tall mountain!
Dec 24, 2015

Cards Against Humanity just taught an important lesson to their factory in China. fb.me/52WPbHtvy

Arnold Schwarzenegger Just Blew Everyone Away With This Post On FB. Wow.

15 Questions To Ask Yourself When You're Having A Bad Day. This Is Invaluable.

tickld.com — 13. Do you feel paralyzed by indecision? Give yourself ten minutes to sit back and figure out a game plan for the day. If a particular decision or problem is still being a roadblock, simply set it aside for now, and pick something else that seems doable.
Dec 09, 2015

15 Questions To Ask Yourself When You're Having A Bad Day. This Is Invaluable. tickld.com/x/jaw/15-quest… via @tickld

25 Best First World Problems Ever. #7 Is Gold.

tickld.com — 2. My dentist's ceiling TV is set to the wrong aspect ratio. - coolhandlucas 3. I had to sneeze during a complicated lane change at rush hour, and I was nervous that there would be an accident. Thankfully, my chauffeur is excellent and we're safe, even though he was startled.

Mpls. delays action on paid sick time proposal

mprnews.org — The Minneapolis City Council voted Friday to delay action on a proposed paid sick time measure until next year over the objections of groups representing low-wage workers.
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Feb 07, 2016

I think the half time show is great, but I bet my dad is about to kill himself

Feb 04, 2016

State, cities try to apply a little science to their road-salt use - story from @edunbarMPR in 20 min on Morning Ed mprnews.org/story/2016/02/…

Feb 03, 2016

coming up next @onmprnews, @webertom1 talks to Madelia city administrator about big Main St fire - latest here: mprnews.org/story/2016/02/…

Feb 02, 2016

Google maps said my commute would be 45 minutes and it was! Not much traffic- everybody must have left work early

Feb 02, 2016

@timnelson_mpr @TimBlotzFOX9 during one blizzard in ND, it was so bad I wore sunglasses - made it a little easier to see through whiteout


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