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Hpyothetical Fight of the Day: Rybak vs. Coleman

MNspeak says that MPR says that Chris Coleman and RT Rybak may both be considering a run for Governor in 2010. They’re both popular DFL mayors in the state’s two most visible cities (except for Plymouth, of course). So who would win? Here’s a little pro/con for each dude:

RT Rybak

PRO: He’s the charming, handsome mayor of Minnesota’s largest city. The camera loves him and he loves the camera. He’s also the 35W Mayor.

CON: He can’t be tamed! He’s got traffic violations and a devil may care attitude. He comes off as kind of cocky. Kind of really cocky. And not in a Han Solo sort of way.

Chris Coleman

PRO: He’s the RNC Mayor.

CON: He’s the RNC Mayor.

Discuss.

Roundup

TC Biz Journal: Wal-Mart found guilty of violating Minnesota’s labor laws. “[Dakota County] District Judge Robert King Jr. ruled after a nonjury trial that Bentonville, Ark.-based retail giant Wal-Mart owes employees $6.5 million, and faces up to an additional $2 billion in damages.”

MinnPost: “[Minneapolis Mayor R.T.] Rybak has been elected as vice president for communications of the National Conference of Democratic Mayors, which means he’ll be a spokesman on national urban issues for that organization.”

TC Daily Planet: South High School students, with the help of the Minneapolis Television Network, produced a video of interviews with undocumented workers their age.

Rhubarbarism: Amazon bookstore is staying open but the cooperative ownership is ending. Nice further discussion on co-ops in the Twin Cities.

Patent Pending: St. Cloud State’s masters program in regulatory affairs is entering it’s second year. This is near and dear to my heart, since I work for Satan Big Pharma. Their focus is mainly on servicing the medical device industry, but any industry regulated by the FDA faces similar challenges.

TC Daily Planet: Dan Wilson tells the story behind Semisonic’s “Closing Time” “I figured Wilson would be sick of playing ‘Closing Time’ by now, but he managed to revive and re-contextualize this once-ubiquitous hit single in a refreshing way.”

MPR: Six MnSCU schools to pilot textbook rental programs.

MnIndy: All the while I was worried about Lowe’s buying ad space in our parks, Toyota already had a deal in the works.

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