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Another prep countdown

Another prep countdown

Oct. 17 | This week’s prep countdown includes some outstanding football players, describes the basketball tradition at a Minneapolis City school on the boys’ and girls’ levels, and takes note of the recent dominance of two St. Paul City boys’ basketball...

Dick Gregory and Clyde Bellecourt  continue as great civil rights warriors

Dick Gregory and Clyde Bellecourt continue as great civil rights warriors

Oct. 17 | Our November 6, 2013 column, “‘Redskins’ controversy heats up again,” opposed the NFL’s use of the NFL Washington team’s racist name and image (the column linking to eight historical points exposing the racist origin, racist nature and...

Reform threatens economic status quo of college sports

Reform threatens economic status quo of college sports

Oct. 17 | Impact on non-revenue sports uncertain   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer The Tucker Center Fall 2014 Distinguished Lecture, scheduled for Tuesday evening, October 21, at the Hubert H. Humphrey Center on the University of Minnesota West Bank Campus,...

Energy programs especially critical to MN’s low-income population

Energy programs especially critical to MN’s low-income population

Oct. 16 | Several months ago I wrote a column on these pages that referenced a local man whose fortunes had taken a dramatic turn for the worse. A tumultuous economy forced him to close the family businesses that had dutifully served St. Paul neighborhoods...

Maintain your heating system to ensure safety, efficiency

Maintain your heating system to ensure safety, efficiency

Oct. 16 | As the heating season kicks in, it is time to make sure your heating system is working properly. Heating and cooling account for about 55 percent of the energy used in a typical Minnesota home, the largest energy expense for most homes. Furnaces...

Cargo Saturday gives clients the muscle to move

Cargo Saturday gives clients the muscle to move

Oct. 16 | By Dwight Hobbes Contributing Writer Bernard Jones and Maurice Moore of Cargo Saturday (cargosaturday.com) have put that ancient, honored concept of building a better mousetrap into practice. And they are doing well at it. Jones and Moore took the...

Ebola Fever: What is it and how is it spread?

Ebola Fever: What is it and how is it spread?

Oct. 16 | This column, which first ran in our August 21 issue, has been revised and updated by Dr. Crutchfield to run again due to the ongoing Ebola crisis.   Ebola Fever is a viral infection. The virus causes the bleeding (hemorrhage) of internal...

This Week’s Cartoon

This Week’s Cartoon

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Eric Holder: a champion for equal justice

Eric Holder: a champion for equal justice

Oct. 16 | By Marc Morial Guest Commentator “Throughout his long career in public service, Eric [Holder] has built a powerful legacy of making sure that equal justice under the law actually means something; that it applies to everybody —regardless of race,...

Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

Oct. 16 |   For movies opening October 24, 2014 BIG BUDGET FILMS Ouija (PG-13 for disturbing violence, frightening images and mature themes) Horror flick about a tight-knit group of teens who unwittingly awaken a dormant dark force when they decide to investigate...