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Good Question: Why Do We Have To Pay More For Using Less?

For most businesses, supply and demand rules the day. But utilities like Xcel Energy encourage their customers to conserve. Then when energy use is down, they ask the Public Utilities Commission for a rate increase.

10/29/2012

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Reality Check: The 1st Presidential Debate

It may have been a surprise to some, but the first presidential debate had a great deal of substance.

10/03/2012

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Twitter Feeds Bullied Washburn H.S. Students

A Twitter user is getting a lot of attention this week at a Minneapolis High School for all the wrong reasons after someone started a “burn book” at Washburn High School.

09/19/2012

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Best Foodies To Follow On Twitter In Minnesota

Minnesotans love their food. What better way to stay on top of the best in the area than with updates directly from the experts? Follow these Minnesota Twitter accounts for all things food.

09/05/2012

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Minneapolis ‘Food Truck Fair’ Goers Angry Over Waiting

It was meant to be a day full of food and fun, but the inaugural Minneapolis “Food Truck Fair” made quite a few people upset.

08/06/2012

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Esme’s Blog: The Ridiculous Gabby Douglas Hair Debate

Of all the great, crazy, fun, fascinating aspects of being on Twitter and following the Olympics, there are also some startlingly obnoxious, irrelevant, and degrading aspects to the medium as well.

08/04/2012

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Beyond Bounds: St. Cloud Native Gunning For BMX Olympic Gold

It’s about that time. You’re wondering, “Who should I root for in the 2012 Olympics?” Look no further than Alise Post.

07/18/2012

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TwinsBlog: A Twins Game, A Free Ticket & A Crazy Night

I’ve been known to make some rash decisions in my life. I’ve sled down Suicide Hill on a metal lunch tray. I’ve worn white after Labor Day. And one time, I didn’t wait 30 minutes before swimming.

07/18/2012

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Xcel: Beware Of Scam Saying Obama Will Pay Your Utility Bills

Xcel Energy is warning its customers of a seemingly national scam that claims President Barack Obama will pay your utility bills.

07/11/2012

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Adrian Peterson On Arrest: The ‘Truth Will Surface’

Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson took to Twitter to defend himself after a scuffle in Texas put him behind bars.

07/09/2012

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Opinion: “Digital Politics” Is Here Without The Candidates

With all the communicative access to current local, national, and global information, expecting the masses to settle for media headlines and sound bites is insulting to today’s technologically-aware audience.

07/05/2012

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Jablonski Tweets Big Step In His Recovery

A high school hockey player who was paralyzed last year says he made a big step Tuesday in his recovery.

05/29/2012

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Wis. Officials Unknowingly Break Law With Facebook

Wisconsin elections officials are reminding voters that posting photos of completed ballots on Facebook or Twitter is illegal — but high-ranking members of both political parties apparently missed the memo.

05/25/2012

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Twitter War: GOP’s Kriesel, Kiffmeyer Spar Over Stadium Vote

A very public war of words is brewing between two popular and controversial Minnesota House Republicans.

05/14/2012

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Oakdale Teen Planning ‘Porn Prom’

The Twin Cities high school student who was told he couldn’t bring a porn star to prom as his date is making alternate plans. He said he is planning on holding a “porn prom” at the same time as his school’s prom this Saturday.

05/08/2012

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