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  • The Northwoods Research Center sits at the end of a long, gravel path, lined by a backdrop of white pine ascending to the sky. Tall grass climbs the vinyl siding of the three-story building,... More >>

  • A woman slipped into the backseat of my cab, sobbing. Since I am, as a general rule, uncomfortable around tears, I wanted her to stop. "The rule in my taxi is that if you're going to cry, you... More >>

  • The Union Depot in St. Paul hums with visitors on an otherwise bleak Saturday in June. They ready themselves with umbrellas and rain jackets as the skies threaten to pour. And in the dry comfort... More >>

  • Like any bloodless coup, this one takes place within the palace, beyond the purview of prying eyes. It's an inside job spearheaded by the ultimate in inside players, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.... More >>

  • A murder. A ghost. A vaudeville dance show. The original Victorian stage bar of the Gay 90's has been the backdrop for more than a half-century of transforming civil liberties in the Twin... More >>

  • It was Jason Tugman's first day of work. Almost a decade later, he still remembers the screams. A former circus fire-eater, he'd taken a job as a lighting technician for The Oprah Winfrey Show... More >>

  • Imagine, in a moment of suspended belief, that your job pays 174 grand a year. And comes with a $1.3 million expense account. And a staff of 18 Ivy League yes-men whose sole duty is to bray loud... More >>

  • A classic Time magazine cover from August 13, 1973, shows Minnesota Gov. Wendell Anderson on a lakeshore, hoisting a big fish, next to the headline: "The Good Life in Minnesota." The accompanying... More >>

  • COLIN CHISHOLM STRODE into a Citibank on Ventura Boulevard in Woodland Hills, California, in the fall of last year. Burning a hole in his pocket was a check for $120,000. He asked for the cash in... More >>

  • SITTING ON A PARK BENCH in the affluent ocean town of Huntington Beach, just a few miles from where he grew up, Chris Kluwe appears in his element this sunny afternoon — probably more so... More >>

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