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Giants dominate Packers 37-20

Giants dominate Packers 37-20

Jan. 18 |     GREEN BAY — Will history be kind to the Green Bay Packers, considering they were defending Super Bowl Champions, 15-1, the number-one seed in the playoffs for the first time since 1996, second-highest-scoring team (560 points) in NFL...

No contest — Tide rolls over LSU 21-0

No contest — Tide rolls over LSU 21-0

Jan. 11 |   NEW ORLEANS — Be careful when you give someone a rematch. The motivation of the agony of defeat can make a huge difference. We saw it when Muhammad Ali defeated Joe Frazier in the rematch. We saw it when the New York Giants shocked the previously...

Vikings done, NFL  Second Season begins

Vikings done, NFL Second Season begins

Jan. 4 |     PHOENIX — It’s over. The worst season of Vikings football since 1984 has come to an end, 17-13 to the Chicago Bears. Back in 1961 when it all started for the Vikings in Minnesota, they beat George Hallas and the Chicago Bears. Well,...

2012: a year of decision, a year of danger

2012: a year of decision, a year of danger

Jan. 4 |   2012 for Black America could be one of the most decisive and dangerous years since the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 and the turbulent days of the Civil Rights Movement (1950s and 1960s), regardless of which party wins in November. The...

2011: preparing for the election of 2012

2011: preparing for the election of 2012

Dec. 28 |   If 2012 is an extension of 2011, there could be hell to pay as both political parties continue their Year of Preparation to obtain the prize each seeks: the presidency of the United States. Each will work hard to defeat the other; that is the...

2011 top sports stories: mostly a year to forget

2011 top sports stories: mostly a year to forget

Dec. 28 |     2011 will be best remembered from the sports scene locally as a year to forget, and indifferent at best. The Twins were just awful to watch, finishing 63-99 — dead last — in the American League. Mega-stars Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau...

The three unforgivable sins of Herman Cain

The three unforgivable sins of Herman Cain

Dec. 14 |   Herman Cain disappeared in the first week of December 2011 as a candidate for the Republican nomination for president. I was not surprised. A little over a month ago, in this column, I said Herman Cain had to stop stepping on the banana peels....

EMERGE nears fundraising goal for new career/technology center

EMERGE nears fundraising goal for new career/technology center

Dec. 7 |     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Tough economic times these days have made work for many local nonprofits difficult. A state shutdown for nearly a month this summer didn’t make things any easier either, recalls Mike Wynne (Inset...

Tell us something we didn’t already know: The corruption of disadvantaged business enterprise  programs in Minneapolis

Tell us something we didn’t already know: The corruption of disadvantaged business enterprise programs in Minneapolis

Nov. 30 |     When the Monday, November 21, morning edition of the Star Tribune hit the streets, I was amused by the headline: “Preferred Public Works Contracts Get Scrutiny.” I’ve written 20 columns on this since 2005, identifying corruption...

Sixteen reasons why JoePa should have  done the right thing

Sixteen reasons why JoePa should have done the right thing

Nov. 23 |   The philosophy in America has always been that one is innocent until proven guilty. Jerry Sandusky and Joe Paterno are clearly poster children for that doctrine or its failure, depending on how you look at it. Penn States seems to have a culture...