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2008-07-17 18:00:14

By Jason Hoppin, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jul. 17--Downtown St. Paul will lose about 4,000 parking spaces during the 2008 Republican National Convention, city officials said Tuesday. The move will force thousands of commuters to look elsewhere for parking, with many expected to take shuttles from other locations during the week of the convention. And at least two popular surface lots will be closed beginning this weekend and won't reopen until after John McCain is nominated as the...

2008-07-16 03:00:35

By Amy Carlson Gustafson, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jul. 16--Switch that sewing machine on, it's time for another installment of "Project Runway." Tonight (8 p.m.) the fashion design TV competition marks the beginning of its fifth and final season on Bravo before relocating to its cable competitor Lifetime Network. Making their "Project Runway" debut alongside show regulars -- judges Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia and Michael Kors and fashion mentor Tim Gunn -- are 16 designers including...

2008-07-14 12:00:42

By David Hanners, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jul. 13--Moments after boarding US Airways Flight 300 for Phoenix, Michael McCombie, a 3M sales rep from Santa Clara, Calif., jotted a note and handed it to flight attendant Terri Boatner: "6 suspicious Arabic men on plane, spaced out in their seats. All were together, saying '... Allah ... Allah ...' cursing U.S. involvement w/Saddaam before flight. 1 in front exit row, another in first row 1st class, another in 8D, another in 22D, two...

2008-07-14 09:00:43

By Dominic P. Papatola, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jul. 14--Playwright Jeffrey Hatcher has wanted to get his hands on "The Government Inspector" for years, and his adaptation of Nikolai Gogol's mistaken-identity comedy proves that he's not one to squander an opportunity. Hatcher's script -- dotted with the occasional local reference and laced with elbow-in-the-ribs comedics -- is the best thing about the Guthrie Theater's production, which is solidly humorous, even if it occasionally...

2008-07-13 06:00:00

By Tom Webb, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jul. 13--In an era of $7-a-bushel corn, only two paths to survival remain for livestock and poultry producers, who are now hemorrhaging money. Either consumer prices for meat and poultry will increase -- by a lot. Or feed corn prices will fall -- by a lot. With their animals gobbling up the priciest corn in history, the folks who raise hogs, chickens, turkeys and cattle are choking on big losses. No industry can lose money indefinitely,...

2008-07-13 03:00:15

By Chris Niskanen, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jul. 13--So why did Minnesota's ruffed grouse population unexpectedly decline last summer and fall? We might never know. The Department of Natural Resources last week released its official grouse-harvest estimate for last fall, and it showed the grouse kill dropped about 30 percent from 2006, even though spring surveys indicated birds numbers were climbing. Hunters complained about seeing far fewer birds than expected in the woods,...

2008-07-11 12:00:38

By Chris Hewitt, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jul. 11--Get this: Pop-culture punch- line Mary-Kate Olsen is the best thing in "The Wackness." Olsen is outstanding in a cameo as a sunny, bubbly stoner who makes out with Ben Kingsley in "The Wackness," a coming-of-age romantic comedy that struggles to hide its conventionality behind bushels of pot. But there's no getting around the fact this is one of those the-summer-my-heart-was-broken-and-I-became-a-wiser-person movies. It's also...

2008-07-11 12:00:38

By Dominic P. Papatola, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jul. 11--Downtown Minneapolis will be a non-stop hub of art for the 24 hours preceding the beginning of the Republican National Convention. Well, sorta. Scott Mayer, local arts booster extraordinaire and the producer of the Twin Cities Ivey Awards, announced a new program called Spark24 at a Thursday press conference that featured folk-rocker Lucy Michelle and dancer Mathew Janczewski. The idea is to show off the indigenous...

2008-07-10 18:00:30

By Dominic P. Papatola, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jul. 10--Downtown Minneapolis will be non-stop hub of art for the 24 hours preceding the beginning of the Republican National Convention. Well, sorta. Scott Mayer, local arts booster extraordinaire and the producer of the Twin Cities Ivey Awards, announced a new program called Spark24 at a Thursday press conference that featured folk-rocker Lucy Michelle and dancer Mathew Janczewski. The idea is to show off the indigenous arts...

2008-07-10 12:00:00

By Jeremy Olson, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jul. 10--Sixteen babies were born in 17 hours Tuesday at Regions Hospital -- a record for the St. Paul hospital. The baby boom came on one of the busiest days for deliveries each year. It proved to be a steady day of births for a hospital that usually brings just five newborns daily into the world. As the numbers grew, Regions called in extra nurses and assigned administrative nurse managers to women in labor, said Debbie McIlhon, one of...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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