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FREE SPEECH ZONE | Why didn’t reviewer describe child abuse in "Beasts of the Southern Wild"?

Amy Russell (Photo courtesy of Amy Russell)

Would you find a movie entertaining in which a father repeatedly struck and screamed at his six-year -old daughter? Probably not.


Derek Davis—painting nature’s moods

Whether painting a scene of early morning, midday or twilight, Derek Davis tries to capture nature’s elusive qualities.


FREE SPEECH ZONE | Mentors Needed at the U

The College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) is recruiting alumni and industry professionals to serve as mentors to its students during the upcoming school year.


FREE SPEECH ZONE | Rep. Cravaack's Bill Set to Destroy the North Woods

HR 5544, the Minnesota Education Investment and Employment Act, was introduced by 8th District Representative Chip Cravaack to authorize the exchange of an undetermined number of ac


FREE SPEECH ZONE | From Cultural Conflict To Regional War in Minnesota (1862)

Photos By: 
Rico Morales

The artist, Scott Seekins, at the Minneapolis Central Library.

On a beautiful and sunny Saturday afternoon on September 15th, the Minneapolis Central Library invited artist and historian Scott Seekins to display and discuss his latest work in response to cultu


FREE SPEECH ZONE | The Video that Voter ID proponents do not want you to see

DFL State Representative Steve Simon is one of Minnesota's most articulate and plain speaking politicians.  That is why the proponents of the Voter ID amendment question on the November ballot


FREE SPEECH ZONE | SodaStream is outside the mainstream

SodaStream, a new product that turns tap water into seltzer water, has been showing up on the shelves of Twin Cities’ department stores.  The circumstances under which SodaStream products are


FREE SPEECH ZONE | Canoeing the Arctic Reserve

Utukok River in the Western Reserve

UPDATED 9/14/2012

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