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By way of Democratic consultant Blois Olson, we hear Minneapolis has produced a spiffy new video to convince Democratic leaders to select the city to host the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
Minneapolis is competing with Charlotte, Cleveland, and St. Louis for the convention.
There's no official video for Charlotte, yet. They've put up a Web site and are beating the drum via social networking.
Similarly, St. Louis has set up a Web site. There's no official video but they've got Chuck Berry and the rapper, Nelly. Don't make us trot out Prince, St. Louis.
Cleveland doesn't even have a website for the project; none of the visitor- and convention-themed organizations even mention it on their websites. There's a Facebook page that's never updated, and there's no official video. But, then again, why would Cleveland need one when they've got this classic already.
The early favorite to get the convention? Cleveland.
Another asteroid is whizzing by earth this week. It was only discovered on Saturday, according to Discover Magazine's website. It's the size of an SUV and will miss earth by 28,000 miles.
The comments section of the post, filled with wonderful nerdiness, calculates that the asteroid's chances of hitting Earth at some point are on the order of eight magnitudes less than this.(1 Comments)
Minnesota powered parachute driver Steve Russell has posted another one of his entertaining -- and marvelously relaxing -- videos from rides over a lush Minnesota. This time, however, it's a slideshow. a Former colleague Bob Ingrassia profiled him on Minnesota Today's Statewide Blog in August.(3 Comments)
How warm is it? The National Weather Service reports that if International Falls' temperature stays above 45 -- it probably will -- over the next two days, it'll set a record for the most consecutive days above 45.
I know what you're thinking, but the record was established in 1911.(3 Comments)