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  • Posted Caroline Lowe bio to Intermediate News Reporting
    Nick asked me to post this:http://wcco.com/bios/caroline.lowe.reporter.9.340625.html...
  • Posted Easy way to find criminal complaints to Intermediate News Reporting
    This is not the best way to discover news that happened today, but if you're looking for a criminal complaint for a high profile case in Hennepin County you can just go to this website:http://www.hennepinattorney.org/Press/CriminalComplaints/tabid/65/Default.aspx...
  • Posted Criminal complaints can bring comic relief to Intermediate News Reporting
    Please take the time to read the details of this...it's hilarious.http://www.startribune.com/local/west/59797497.html?elr=KArksUUUoDEy3LGDiO7aiU...
  • Posted Gas Price Hit 5-year Low to Rhodes3101Blog
    Gasoline prices have hit a five-year low nationally, as well as in California, the LA Times reported. Analysts are predicting that gas prices could get as low as $1 per gallon. Crude oil for January delivery increased $2.90 to $43.71...
  • Posted Failed Bomb Attempt in Germany Leads to Life Sentence to Rhodes3101Blog
    One of the men responsible for a failed terrorist attack on commuter trains in Berlin received a life sentence from a German court on Tuesday, the NY Times reported. Youssef Muhammad el-Hajdib, was convicted on several counts of attempted murder...
  • Posted Washington State schools suffering big from economy to Rhodes3101Blog
    As recently as this past summer, the University of Washington was celebrating the closing of a major fundraising campaign that would allow it to double enrollment on the branch campuses, the Seattle Times reported. As a result of the economy,...
  • Posted Denny Hecker closes 6 dealerships, sells 3 to Rhodes3101Blog
    The Pioneer Press reported that about a third of the employees at Denny Hecker dealerships will be unemployed as the result of six dealerships closing and three of them being sold. The business owner himself announced Friday the closings are...
  • Posted Board to decide whether or not to include reject absentee ballots to Rhodes3101Blog
    The Star Tribune reported that attorneys for both Sen. Norm Coleman and Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Al Franken are preparing for whether or not rejected absentee votes will be factored into the recount. Sen Coleman stands only 180 votes above...
  • Posted Violent racial attacks over the President-elect to Rhodes3101Blog
    The LA Times reported that just weeks after the 2008 presidential election concluded that Barack Obama would be the first African-American president, racist attacks and statements have been present in cities and towns all over the country. The Southern Poverty...
  • Posted Vatican City church forgives John Lennon to Rhodes3101Blog
    The New York Times reported that after over 40 years of grudge holding, the Vatican's newspaper announced it has forgiven John Lennson for declaring the Beatles as more famous than Jesus Christ. The paper referred to Lennon's comment as a...
  • Posted Analysis on diversity to Rhodes3101Blog
    In an article in the NY Times, the reporter writes about two men who beat an African-American teenager on election night. While they beat him the suspects yelled "Obama!" The report does not dwell on the stereotype, although the suspects...
  • Posted Obama may need to say goodbye to beloved blackberry to Rhodes3101Blog
    The NY Times reported that President-elect Obama may need to give up one of the most important tools of communication in his life, his blackberry. For years now, Obama has been relying on his blackberry for e-mail and keeping in...
  • Posted Election volunteers get ready for recount to Rhodes3101Blog
    MPR reported that the race for senate between Democratic candidate Al Franken and Republican incumbent Norm Coleman continues as volunteers get ready for the official recount. The difference in votes is currently 206, although that figure is scheduled to change....
  • Posted Developers of old jail in St. Paul back out to Rhodes3101Blog
    The developer in charge of turning the old jail in downtown St. Paul into prime $10 million real estate is backing down, and using the economy as his reason, the Pioneer Press reported. Opus Northwest told Ramsey County officials it...
  • Posted Rallies against Prop. 8 continue nationally to Rhodes3101Blog
    People in cities all over the country are not giving up the fight to legalize gay marriage. Seattle was one of those cities on Saturday, where thousands of people joined to rally for equal marriage rights, the Seattle Times reported....
  • Posted Russia has hopes of better relations with US to Rhodes3101Blog
    The presidential administration of Russia has confidence in President-elect Barack Obama for a better future between them and the United States. The NY Times reported that President Dmitri A. Medvedev of Russia said Saturday he hopes Obama can improves relations...
  • Posted Analysis on Numbers to Rhodes3101Blog
    In an article published in the Pioneer Press, the reporter writes about the shrinking difference in votes between Sen. Norm Coleman and his opponent Al Franken. The reporter notes that Coleman has just a 221-vote advantage of the 2.9 million...
  • Posted Peaceful protests in California over Anti-Prop. 8 to Rhodes3101Blog
    Over 20,000 protesters filled the streets of Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento and Modesto on Saturday in mainly peaceful protests over passage of Proposition 8, the statewide ballot measure that bans same-sex marriage, the LA Times reported. The various scene...
  • Posted D.C. Man pleads not guilty to Ham Lake fire to Rhodes3101Blog
    The Star Tribune reported that a Washington, D.C., man pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges that he started the mammoth Ham Lake wildfire in Minnesota's Arrowhead in 2007 and lied to authorities about his part in starting the fire....
  • Posted Battle for Minnesota Senate continues to Rhodes3101Blog
    With shrinking numbers and tense candidates, the race for Senate in Minnesota continues to get ugly. The Pioneer Press reported that Ramsey County Chief Judge Kathleen Gearin rejected Republican U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman's campaign's request Saturday to stop the counting...
  • Posted Obama selects Rep. Emanuel for Chief of Staff to Rhodes3101Blog
    The NY Times reported that President-elect Barack Obama announced Thursday that he has selected Representative Rahm Emanuel as his chief of staff because he has “deep insights into the challenging economic issues that will be front and center for our...
  • Posted President of Iran Congratulates Obama to Rhodes3101Blog
    President-elect Barack Obama received a letter Thursday from President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran, congratulating him on his victory. The United States has not had diplomatic ties with Iran for almost 30 years, the NY Times reported. Although Admadinejad has written...
  • Posted Analysis on obits to Rhodes3101Blog
    In this obituary about Karl Kassulke from the Pioneer Press, a former Minnesota Viking, the reported did not use any sources. The article has a pretty standard lead for an obituary, The lead works well, but this particular article is...
  • Posted 4 people shot in unrelated shootings Sunday morning to Rhodes3101Blog
    The Star Tribune reported that two shootings in Minneapolis that wounded four people Sunday are unrelated, police said. Two men and a woman, had non-life-threatening wounds when they were shot about 1:35 a.m. Sunday in east Minneapolis near E. 21st...
  • Posted U of M trying to smooth new financial system to Rhodes3101Blog
    The University of Minnesota is attempting to eliminate some bugs in a $50 million accounting system, WCCO TV reported. The new Enterprise Financial System handles all of the university's financial business. Payments to employees or to venders are passed through...
  • Posted St. Olaf professor admits to stealing McCain signs to Rhodes3101Blog
    A St. Olaf professor admitted on a national blog to stealing Republican presidential campaign signs in southern Minnesota. Philip Busse admitted to the burglaries on Huffington Post, a liberal news Web site and blog in a post Thursday. Busse is...
  • Posted Presidential candidates making closing arguments in swing states to Rhodes3101Blog
    The NY Times reported that Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain are giving their closing arguments in the last two days of their campaigns, by focusing their energy on states their respective parties lost in the last election. McCain,...
  • Posted Russian protest use pumpkins to Rhodes3101Blog
    The NY Times reported that Russians came in thousands from the pro-Kremlin youth group Nashi in front of the United States Embassy in Moscow Sunday night carrying jack-o’-lanterns with the names of war victims written on them. The group was...
  • Posted Gov. Palin not clear to public about religious views to Rhodes3101Blog
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/25/us/politics/25faith.html?em
  • Posted SWAT Team is brought to fight in St. Paul to Rhodes3101Blog
    The Pioneer Press reported that a man who assaulted another man early Saturday morning, kept him inside a New Brighton house and then did not cooperate by coming out, was arrested after a SWAT team responded, police said. Michael Kenneth...
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