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Famous birthdays March 5; Wozniak shares his 1975 Apple

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 22:06:10 +0000

In the quaint old days before supersecret, cutthroat product development, a group of personal-computer enthusiasts gathered for the first time on this day in 1975 in what seemed like show-and-tell on Dungeons and Dragons night compared with the courtroom battles to come. Meeting that first time at — cliche but true — a guy’s garage […]

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Famous birthdays Jan. 25; and: Bob Dylan does Victoria’s Secret ad

Mon, 25 Jan 2016 11:00:34 +0000

Bob Dylan found himself in an Venetian palazzo opposite a scantily dressed young model — the Iron Ranger’s tune “Love Sick” playing — for a Victoria’s Secret ad shoot on this day in 2004. The press pounced at the odd Bob-and-Vickie pairing. “(Dylan) seems to be struggling to resolve some undefined tension with a supermodel, […]

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Hastings’ Lynden Wilson back on the mat 5 months after cancer diagnosis

Mon, 25 Jan 2016 05:19:58 +0000

Hastings freshman Lynden Wilson was determined to get back to wrestling after making it back from a bout with cancer that started five months earlier when he was diagnosed with stage 3 Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Lynden began a nutrition and workout plan to help recover with his wrestling goal in sight. After rounds of chemo, Lynden […]

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U.S. figure skating: Adam Rippon wins men’s title

Mon, 25 Jan 2016 03:49:51 +0000

Adam Rippon has won his first U.S. title in a victory sure to reignite the debate about the value of artistry vs. athleticism in figure skating. Rippon fell on his only quadruple jump attempt Sunday, while runner-up Max Aaron landed two and 16-year-old Nathan Chen did a stunning four but had to settle for third […]

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Building on the Ice Palace Tradition

Mon, 25 Jan 2016 01:50:55 +0000

Over its 130-year history, the Winter Carnival has brought 36 Ice Palaces to St. Paul — some more palatial than others. This year’s palace in Rice Park has only 400 blocks of ice. Although plans called for 1,000 blocks to be harvested from Lake Phalen, the weather didn’t cooperate. Construction began Saturday and is expected […]

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State Auditor Rebecca Otto gets fired up

Mon, 25 Jan 2016 00:55:48 +0000

State Auditor Rebecca Otto, a Democrat in her third term, kept a relatively low profile until recently. Last spring and summer, she lambasted Republican lawmakers for pushing through a law that allows counties to outsource financial audits to private firms, and in recent weeks, she waged a social media war against gun-control opponents. Now she […]

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Famous birthdays Jan. 24; and: Pink Floyd’s Wall comes down, over days

Sun, 24 Jan 2016 11:00:43 +0000

Here’s the publicity stunt used to promote the English band Pink Floyd’s four-city tour for their new album The Wall on this day in 1980: Its marketing handlers put up a billboard. One. Billboard. Granted, it was well-placed, above Tower Records on L.A.’s Sunset Strip. The sequential campaign started with a white brick wall, like […]

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Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Memphis Grizzlies, 106-101

Sun, 24 Jan 2016 04:34:33 +0000

On the back of Shabazz Muhammad’s 25 points and Andrew Wiggins’s 19 the Minnesota Timberwolves played one of their most complete games of the season to beat the Memphis Grizzlies, 106-101 at the Target Center on Saturday, January 23, 2015.

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Famous birthdays Jan. 23; and: The Wallets disband

Sat, 23 Jan 2016 11:07:27 +0000

The Twin Cities band the Wallets performed at the Guthrie Theater on this night in 1989 before ending their run. The band — probably best known for their quirky song “Totally Nude” (1986) — had released their final album the previous November on the Minneapolis label Twin/Tone Records. The band’s frontman, singer, accordionist, jingle writer […]

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Famous birthdays Jan. 22; and: Naked John Lennon image hits newsstands

Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:00:16 +0000

The iconic Rolling Stone cover of a naked John Lennon wrapped around his clothed wife, Yoko Ono — an image captured hours before the former Beatle’s death — appeared on this day in 1981. But the image, by portrait photographer Annie Liebowitz, wasn’t the last photo of Lennon, says Biography.com. A fan waiting outside Lennon’s […]

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