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City Beat

John Ramos

Library update

Currently, it loses $75,000 per year in heating and cooling that escapes. The building is also poorly designed, with little natural light getting in and giant pillars obstructing people’s lines of sight

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Columns

Loren Martell

All Aboard the Loony Train

Blending a mix of clown and Nazi behavior is not easily done, but the school board has thrown itself into the endeavor for several years. The Red Plan’s wreckage—the Board’s enduring gift to us all

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Natural Connections

Emily Stone

Where are the loons?

“Who’s there? I’m here,” may be the basic message in their wail. By speaking up, each loon reasserts that it is on its territory, and ready to defend against invaders.

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North Shore Notes

Harry Drabik

Really Good Bad Idea

It should have and could have worked, but unless I wanted far more cost and effort than the project was worth, the only rational choice was STOP NOW. WALK AWAY AND DO NOT RETURN.

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The Lowdown

Jim Hightower

Mitch’s minimum-wage glitch

Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell wanted to share his long-repressed feelings about a traumatic event. “It was,” Mitch confided, grim-faced, “the worst day of my political life.”

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Democracy Now!

Amy Goodman

Hands Up, Don’t Choke

Another police killing of an unarmed man of color. Another grand jury deciding not to indict: Not for murder. Not for manslaughter. Not for assault. Not even for reckless endangerment. We live in a land of impunity. At least, for those in power.

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Beer Society

Jim Lundstrom

The Unicorn of Beers?

My first impression of this week’s beer was that I had taken a big swig of a liquid, alcohol-infused Oreo cookie, and, I should add, that was a very pleasant experience indeed.

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The Masked Fan

Marc Elliott

Ferguson MO And The ST. Louis Rams…

WINTER HAVEN… If there is one symbol to emerge from the abyss of Ferguson that has remained in the public consciousness, it has to be that of the Ferguson protesters and the “Hands up—don’t shoot” gesture.

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Sports

John Gilbert

UMD Sweeps CC, Lead NCHC

So the question is, if the Pairwise uses objective logic and has UMD No. 2, what sort of logic are the voters in the USCHO ratings using to rate UMD No. 9?

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