Monthly Archives: July 2013

Competitive GOP primary a possibility in 6th District

A competitive Republican primary in the race to succeed U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann is an increasing possibility, based on a growing roster of candidates who won’t vow to heed the endorsement of party delegates.

The latest example came earlier this … Hit the jump to read the rest

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Cruise ship food handling failures: You can check for youself here

On Thursday, CNN hit the Web with a solid report and telling video about trouble aboard a cruise ship owned by SilverSea, one of the industry’s high-end luxury lines.

On a SilverSea cruise, which costs an average of $5,000 per … Hit the jump to read the rest

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Annoying airplane rituals just might save your life

You know that part of flying that’s really annoying?

Not that part. Or that one.

No, the part where you’re all settled into your seat, comfy as you’re going to be, with a magazine on your tray table, your seat … Hit the jump to read the rest

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Perske appears ready to take next step

Sartell Mayor Joe Perske, who’s pondering running as a DFLer to succeed U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, says a final announcement on his plans could come as soon as this week.

Based on his comments to the Times in interviews last … Hit the jump to read the rest

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New award named after former SJU star

 The USA Football Network Inc. has named its new Division III receiver of the year award in honor of former St. John’s standout Blake Elliott.

The award is one of 10 position player of the year awards being named in … Hit the jump to read the rest

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GOP claims credit for state’s positive tax news

State lawmakers jockeyed for credit last week after the announcement that Minnesota collected $463 million more in taxes and other revenues in the last fiscal year than was projected.

Republicans crowed that the announcement, part of the state’s July Economic Hit the jump to read the rest

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‘Before I die …’ What’s yours?

The biggest questions always have the simplest answers.

Whether rhetorical or horrifyingly immediate, when the question is “Before I die, what do I need to do to feel like I really lived?” the answers are revealing, poetic, telling.

beforeidie-1-of-2-767x512A public … Hit the jump to read the rest

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SJU Kickoff Luncheon set for Aug. 16

The annual St. John’s Football Kickoff Luncheon is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 16 in the PepsiCo Dining Room in Sexton Commons on the St. John’s campus.

That marks two changes from in years past: The first being the … Hit the jump to read the rest

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Possible 6th District primary creates stir

A GOP state lawmaker says state Sen. John Pederson called his party’s delegates “extreme” at a recent public forum — a charge denied by Pederson, who’s seeking a nod from Republican delegates in his bid for Congress.

The controversy comes … Hit the jump to read the rest

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Don’t buy the fear that some travel-goods makers are selling

The average travel goods catalog makes most of its product pitches based on raising your fears, then handily offering safety in exchange for unnecessary and often-overpriced goods.

Are you really at such high risk of being caught in a hotel … Hit the jump to read the rest

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