Plagiarism In North Dakota, Minnesota

One of the biggest stories of the day is this sad tale of a 28-year journalism veteran who allegedly plagiarized most of the columns he wrote in North Dakota and Minnesota. Jon Flatland even won an award for one of the columns he submitted to a statewide contest, which apparently turned out to have been…
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Games, Laughs And Generational Speculation

A few random pieces of amusement for you, many of them garnered from BoingBoing: Dogs Don’t Understand Basic Concepts Like Moving, a blog post about trying to move two dogs across the country, one of whom has approximately three brain cells and the other, a neurotic, nervous wreck with an anxiety problem. Complete with hilarious…
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Windmill Controversy

We’ve gotten a few interesting responses to a letter about the windfarms going up all over southwest Minnesota today. The letter-writer points out that the windmills are noisy and have bright red lights, and that it can be annoying to live near them. I believe it. However, I do know at least one person who…
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Pretty Shiny Things At The Bridal Fair

I have to tell you, the Globe’s bridal fair/prom extravaganza was impressive this year. There was quite a bit more space due to the venue change, but there were also a ton more people than there were the last time I went, two years ago. (We’d suffered bad weather that day.) There were also a…
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Earning A Reputation As The Napster

Today was a busy day at the Globe, and I didn’t find much time to blog. I had two meetings, an interview and a story today. So I went home after work and took a nap. It’s funny, but I take a lot more naps now that I’m an adult than I ever did when…
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