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OBIT: John Cowles Jr., 82, Twin Cities philanthropist, former Star Tribune publisher

March 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

John Cowles Jr., former publisher and chairman of the Star Tribune newspapers and a philanthropist who helped shape the cultural community of the Twin Cities by pushing for facilities like the Guthrie Theater and the Metrodome, has died. He was 82.
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FROM STAR TRIBUNE: Marilyn Hagerty ‘takes viral fame (and snark) in stride’

March 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

“She realizes much of the buzz is coming from New York elitists making fun of her simple North Dakota palate, but she insists: “I’m greatly amused,” Star Tribune reporter Curt Brown writes. “Some of the people who e-mail me say they’re kind of snobby there,” Hagerty said. Continue Reading

Star Tribune source: Timberwolves’ Rubio out for season with torn knee ligament

March 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The Minnesota Timberwolves have lost rookie point guard Ricky Rubio for hte season to a torn anterior-cruciate knee ligament, a team source has told the Star Tribune, the newspaper’s website reported this afternoon. Continue Reading

Poll: Big show of Minnesota support for voter photo ID

May 12, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Eighty percent of respondents said they favor a photo ID requirement, which Republican majorities at the Minnesota Legislature have made one of their signature goals of the session. Democrats have almost universally opposed it, arguing that it will prevent members of some groups from voting. Continue Reading

As others see it: New start times, longer school year best for kids

September 2, 2010 in Worthington Daily Globe

Tens of thousands of Minnesota students recently started school despite a state law that prohibits public schools from beginning class before Labor Day. Continue Reading

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