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  • Hazmat suits
    Health officials need to re-read their mission statements and fight Ebola
    In one of the sickest new trends, stores and online sites are offering “Ebola themed” Halloween costumes for sale. Most of these costumes are copies of Hazmat suits, although some people are actually dressing up as some of the more...
  • Gophers head coach Jerry Kill
    The Gophers must win their next two games
    The Minnesota Golden Gophers football team is 5-1 for the first time since 2008, not exactly gaining them any national prestige. Head coach Jerry Kill and his team face Big Ten West cellar dwellers Purdue and Illinois in the next two contests. If...
  • Minnesota Election 2014
    Don Mashak’s preliminary Minnesota election 2014 recommendations(Updated Oct 15)
    This writer, Don Mashak, is trying to provide you with a little different Voter Guide in 2014. As this writer lives and votes in Minnesota, he will focus on Minnesota State and Federal Races. Instead of just providing who this writer would vote...
  • Ohio State is No. 13 in AP Poll
    Ohio State football: Buckeyes rise to No. 13 in AP Poll
    The Ohio State Buckeyes are edging closer to the top 10. On Sunday, the Associated Press released their top 25 poll for week 8, ranking the Buckeyes at No. 13. Ohio State had their second bye of the season on Saturday and will host Rutgers this...
  • Fired Catholic school teacher may be pregnant with student’s baby
    Fired Catholic school teacher may be pregnant with student’s baby
    Mary F. Gilles, 28, a recently terminated math teacher at Pacelli High School, a Catholic high school in Austin, Minnesota, is accused of having a sexual relationship with one of her 17-year-old students. And now felony charges state that Gilles...
  • Minnesota Employment Numbers Governor Mark Dayton Provided off by double
    Minnesota Employment Numbers Unspun: Did Governor Dayton Lie?
    The local Progressive Rag known as the Minneapolis Star Tribune recently ran an article titled: "States private jobs gains slow". At least that was the headline on Page D1 of the Saturday, September 27, 2014 edition of that Progressive...
  • Minnesota State Parks: A forager's paradise!
    Minnesota State Parks: A forager's dream!
    Foraging on public lands may or may not be legal, depending on the location. In Minnesota, though, it is always legal in state parks and state forests.I had always heard that it was, but I wanted to make sure so I searched through Minnesota's...
  • Michelle MacDonald - Candidate for MN Supreme Court - Victim of Verdict Engineering
    Dakota County MN Courts Engineer Verdict Against Michelle MacDonald
    We all have been told that ignorance of the law is not an excuse for breaking the law. Does the same go for Law Enforcement and the Courts? This writer presumes that his working knowledge of the statutes of the State he resides in is sufficient to...
  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Pay close attention to 6th Circuit gay marriage cases
    Justice Ginsburg: Pay close attention to 6th Circuit gay marriage ruling
    As the issue on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans near a possible Supreme Court decision, many people on both sides of the issue are seeking hints as to which way the high court will rule. On Tuesday, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told...
  • Bill Maher
    Bill Maher targets Republican Rep. John Kline for political destruction
    Celebrated HBO ranter Bill Maher, for some reason, has chosen Rep. John Kline, R-Minn, for political destruction, according to a Sunday story in the Washington Times. Maher compared Kline to Ebola and ISIS. Then he described Kline as a, &ldquo...
  • Peterson deactivated for child abuse indictment
    Rice scandal makes Vikings' deactivation of Peterson a no-brainer
    The NFL's new reality from the Ray Rice scandal was felt on Sept. 12, when Adrian Peterson was indicted for whipping his 4-year-old son with a tree branch. It was one thing for Rice to have his career destroyed from abusing his fiancée, yet...
  • Waterways
    Bleak news for northern Minnesota waterways in government report
    A new report on the condition of northwest Minnesota waterways shows local rivers filled with mercury-contaminated fish, and streams and ponds loaded with soil erosion sediments and farm chemicals, making for an official local water quality rating...
  • Paula Overby
    Exclusive: Interview with congressional candidate Paula Overby
    2014 is an election year in Minnesota, and Examiner.com is sitting down with some of the candidates for key races so that the voters will be able to make informed decisions. The next in this series is a phone interview with congressional candidate...
  • Guy Fieri, host of Diners, Drive-ins & Dives
    Minnesota restaurants featured on foodie T.V. shows
    Have you ever watched the Food Network and wished you could eat at one the restaurants featured on Diner's Drive-Ins and Dives, or Man vs. Food, or even Food Wars? Guess what? You can!Minnesota is home to many of the eateries showcased on the...
  • American Jihadist
    American fighting for ISIS killed in Syria
    United States officials have confirmed that an American turned jihadist from California fighting for ISIS in Syria was killed over the weekend.On Tuesday, NBC News reports that a 33-year-old man from Southern California was killed in Syria...