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Keith plays Brenda’s set and gets another shock

Keith plays Brenda’s set and gets another shock

Feb. 19 | Keith showed up at the stage door and, despite that he carried a guitar case, the guard wouldn’t let him in. Anybody, after all, could come bopping up with an instrument trying to get in, and Brenda, in her frenzy, forgot to put him on the guest...

Energy coop uses lantern workshops to bring families, communities together

Energy coop uses lantern workshops to bring families, communities together

Feb. 19 | By Raymond Jackson Contributing Writer   Communities of Light Cooperative is a self-sufficiency, training and assessment organization whose first product is solar energy-related. In 2009 an organization named Communities of Light was formed by several...

Wind energy commands a larger piece of the renewable energy pie

Wind energy commands a larger piece of the renewable energy pie

Feb. 19 | By Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss Contributing Writers   Hydroelectric sources of power dwarf other forms of renewable energy, but wind power has been a dominant second for years, and continues to show “hockey stick” growth moving forward. According...

Eye floaters — when to ignore them, when to seek help

Eye floaters — when to ignore them, when to seek help

Feb. 19 |             Dear Doctor: When I look at anything with a bright background or at the sky, I see wiggly, squiggly lines. What are those?   Those are called harmless retinal floaters. Eye floaters are small wiggly...

Fighting the Winter Blues

Fighting the Winter Blues

Feb. 19 | Are you experiencing the winter blues — sleeping more than usual, feeling lethargic, and craving carbohydrates? You might be suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is a form of depression that affects people during the same season...

Current NBA stars honor their Black Fives predecessors

Current NBA stars honor their Black Fives predecessors

Feb. 19 |             As we approach the wind-down days of Black History Month 2014, it’s refreshing to see other Black contributors besides the usual few names often presented — such as overlooked Black athletes who labored...

A long way from her Swedish family, Gopher center makes herself right at home

A long way from her Swedish family, Gopher center makes herself right at home

Feb. 19 | Spotlight on the Gophers 100           By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   There are approximately 100 African American and other student-athletes of color this school year at the University of Minnesota. In an occasional...

Passion for Black history, culture leads couple to found company

Passion for Black history, culture leads couple to found company

Feb. 19 | Liberation Clothing and Gifts and Black History Expo result   By Isaac Peterson, III Contributing Writer   About two years ago, Karla said to her husband Anthony, “Now is the time to start our own business,” and Liberation Clothing...

When it comes to training dogs,  Big D’s a winner

When it comes to training dogs, Big D’s a winner

Feb. 19 | By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer   Even before Michael Vick’s infamous association with and incarceration for dog-fighting, the public imagination did not pair Black men and canines in a particularly shining light. The stereotype held of...

Ever wonder how much college sports cost? Here are more numbers.

Ever wonder how much college sports cost? Here are more numbers.

Feb. 18 |     All 23 University of Minnesota sports teams generate revenue, but only football, men’s basketball and men’s hockey in the last two years have been profitable, according to reports supplied by the school. Each sport’s total operating...
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