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Friday Five: Dessa, DENNY, and more new Minnesota music videos


Dessa – “Fire Drills” In Dessa‘s “Fire Drills,” kids toss dress-up aside in favor of grander adventures. Director Irene Kotnik filmed this video in Berlin. DENNY – “she gonna eat your heart out” Most of us have complicated relationships with the internet. Few of us moreso than DENNY, a Minneapolis trio who warn, “she’ll eat your heart out.”…

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200 homes to be built on former Prince residential property in Chanhassen


“There won’t be a Purple Rain Parkway, there won’t be a Little Red Corvette Court, there won’t be a Lovesexy Lane.” So says Chanhassen mayor Denny Laufenburger, telling KSTP about plans to build a residential neighborhood with about 200 houses on a swath of land once owned and occupied by Prince. The 188-acre site on…

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Coffee Break: World Emoji Day

Chip Cramer of Big Fork carries his Midway prize.

Today is World Emoji Day - an unofficial holiday celebrated on July 17 that recognizes Shigetaka Kurita, a Japanese designer that developed the tiny graphic images in 1999. For today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention a particular emoji?

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Today in Music History: Remembering Ron Asheton


The Beatles released 'All You Need Is Love'; John Coltrane passed away; Simple Minds made their live debut; Virgin Records signed Keith Richards to a solo deal; Bono received the French government's highest cultural honor; and Ron Asheton was born, Today in Music History.

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