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Thursday In Depth: May 17, 2012

  • 9:06 a.m.

    Minn. House leaders review the session

    The Minnesota Legislative session adjourned last Thursday, ending in its usual organized frenzy. Majority Leader Matt Dean and Minority Leader Paul Thissen will join us to review the session and discuss the upcoming campaign season.

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  • 10:06 a.m.

    North Dakota's oil boom

    North Dakota is currently in the midst of an oil boom that could make the area one of the largest sources of petroleum in the United States. Small towns have seen an unimaginable influx of people from across the country searching for high-paying jobs on oil rigs.

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  • 11:06 a.m.

    Golden age for Minnesota music

    There have been robust cycles in Minnesota music, known as "golden eras." The garage rock craze of the mid-60s, the 1980s when Prince owned the national airwaves and the Replacements and Husker Du made us an indie rock hotbed. What about right now?

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    "While Emily St. John Mandel creates a world which is enduring horrible calamity in the form of a virulent flu which wipes out most of humanity, her literary creation is of the community of survivors living on in their new reality."
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    "I am a world-class complainer but find palpable joy arriving with my evening Dewar’s, from Robinson Cano between pitches, from the first pages once again of “Appointment in Samarra” or the last lines of the Elizabeth Bishop poem called 'Poem.'"
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    "It seems that the bacteria in our guts don't simply wait for whatever leftovers we have to offer. They actively seek out their preferred meals through tricky deception."
  • Op-ed pick: Could Ebola start to spread through the air?

    "The current Ebola virus’s hyper-evolution is unprecedented; there has been more human-to-human transmission in the past four months than most likely occurred in the last 500 to 1,000 years. "

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