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There is no safe level of lead in human bodies

There is no safe level of lead in human bodies

Oct. 30 | Child lead poisoning remains a threat   While significant progress has been made in recent decades in decreasing children’s exposure to lead, several thousand Minnesota children last year still had elevated levels of lead in their blood....

Hair on display — oh my!

Hair on display — oh my!

Oct. 30 | Many women have been asked the dreaded question from a stranger, “Can I touch your hair?” Or they may have taken a risk and reached out and touched your hair before asking or not asking at all. Would you say this is a sanitation issue, a violation...

Shapeshift hip hop dance group to perform

Shapeshift hip hop dance group to perform

Oct. 30 | Shapeshift, a Minneapolis-based hip hop dance group, performs Friday and Saturday, November 1-2, at the New Century Theatre, 615 Hennepin Avenue, in Minneapolis. This exciting show is choreographed and passionately produced by Ashley Selmer and...

New food choices at Timberwolves games not for everyone

New food choices at Timberwolves games not for everyone

Oct. 30 |     Fans looking for basic fare and affordable options might just be out of luck   The Minnesota Timberwolves has new concessions items this season. A first-ever sampling party was held October 23 for “a mix of media and season-ticket...

Sensitivity to persons with disabilities

Sensitivity to persons with disabilities

Oct. 30 | I am a volunteer member of the speakers’ bureau for the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance. I and one other speaker were asked to present our stories at the University of Minnesota—Mankato campus to a classroom of students taking a class titled...

Keith mulls over Samantha Smith, object of Lesli’s jealousy

Keith mulls over Samantha Smith, object of Lesli’s jealousy

Oct. 30 | One thing at a time, Keith reasoned, sipping his coffee, chewing the bagel, debating whether to change clothes or keep on what he’d passed out in. He’d deal with the prospect of Lesli getting jealous over his working with Samantha Smith if and...

This Week’s Spotlights

This Week’s Spotlights

Oct. 30 |     WAR Fri., Nov. 1, 7:30 pm • Medina Entertainment Center, 500 Highway 55, Medina • Call 763-478-6661 or visit http://medinaentertainment.com/featured/war/ for more information     Living Colour Fri., Nov. 1, 8 pm • Mill...

The WNBA: where it’s been, where it’s going

The WNBA: where it’s been, where it’s going

Oct. 30 | WNBA media coverage still far short of equitable                  Second of a four-part series   Although it’s America’s longest running women’s pro league, the Women’s National Basketball Association...

Billy Cobham’s Spectrum 40 Tour stops at the Dakota

Billy Cobham’s Spectrum 40 Tour stops at the Dakota

Oct. 30 |     By Charles Hallman Staff writer   The energy he displayed during a recent show in town truly belies Billy Cobham’s age. Billy Cobham on the drums.Photos by Keith Tolar The 69-year-old jazz fusion drummer has been on the road with...

Mayoral candidate Don Samuels: two-term Minneapolis City Council member

Mayoral candidate Don Samuels: two-term Minneapolis City Council member

Oct. 30 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Councilmember Don Samuels says he is the only mayoral candidate that has “clarity of vision” to work on eliminating the city’s racial disparities. “Nobody has the clarity of vision and the loftiness of...