Objects in Mirror

Looking back... discover history on MPR

Posted at 11:10 AM on July 6, 2010 by Julia Schrenkler

Today I spied a trio of reflection pieces available online.

MPR News tweeted about this gem: 1972: Writer Brenda Ueland remembers our streetcars
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* See also: The streetcars are running again by MPR's Tom Weber
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The Current always brings us interesting bits in Music History. Birthdays, chart positions, arrests, it's all there. Today's History Highlight?

Today in 1973, Queen released its first single, "Keep Yourself Alive." The song was largely ignored upon its release; it failed to chart on either side of the Atlantic. In hindsight, however, it's easy to see how it contained the promise of great things to come, and today, it's considered a fan favorite.

* Dig into the days

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MPR News Reporter Mark Zdechlik has a piece Looking back at Franken's first year as senator. How do you think he's doing?

* Discuss this on MPRNewsQ's Facebook page or at MnPolitics on Gather.com

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