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True Minnesota Sports Fans Embrace The Highs, Lament The Lows
August 25, 2014


If you didn’t freak out with joy when Kirby hit that game-winning homer in Game 6 in ’91 or sulk for at least 72 hours when Gary Anderson missed the clinching field goal in the ’98 NFC Championship, you’re not really a fan.

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5 Toys And Games That Should Never Require Batteries
July 24, 2014


Electronics creep into classic board games and beloved toys. The battery-powered lights and sounds often serve no purpose, and in many cases, actually thwart a kid’s imagination. Enough already!

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The Five Most Embarrassing Records In My Attic
June 23, 2014


Bob pulls down the cardboard box from the attic to unearth these cringe-worthy albums from his retro-rocking past.

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Why My Dog Is The Best Dog Ever
May 23, 2014


Without a doubt, this poodle named Roxy is the best dog that has ever lived. Here are four unassailable, objective reasons why your dog is not as great as this dog.

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Great Opportunity In New Media: Modern Midwest Seeks Editorial Intern
April 21, 2014


Join our new lifestyle brand as we explore the best of Midwest living. Modern Midwest is filling an internship that combines storytelling, web editing and creative thinking into one great job.

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Who Gives A Crap About A.P. Style Anyway?
March 28, 2014


There was a big blow up 8 days ago when the Assoc. Press decided it’s okay to use ‘over’ when really you should be saying more than. What’s the Big Deal? It’s not like an A.P. style rule is one of the 10 Commandments or anything.

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Skipping The Business Jargon, Even For Just One Day
February 27, 2014


Admit it: You’ve picked a brain. Sometimes you do a deep dive. You often promise to move the needle. What if we just skipped these awful phrases at work and just said what we mean?

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Relaunching Carl Sagan’s ‘Cosmos,’ Fox Tampers With The Universe
January 29, 2014


The Fox network treads on sacred ground when it relaunches a new version of Carl Sagan’s classic 1980 series. Fortunately, the project is in good hands. Oh, and guess what Sagan never actually said.

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Have You Guys Taken The Dialect Quiz Yet?
December 27, 2013


The New York Times dialect quiz roaring through social media streams has a lot of people talking (in their particular accents) about the pronunciations and phrases unique to where they grew up.

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My Life And The Keyboards I’ve Loved And Lost
October 25, 2013


Touching my first one was such a thrilling mystery. Later, my first true love taught me so much. Along the way, a few quickies just to meet my needs.

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