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by Wendy Schadewald Sun Thisweek – Dakota County Tribune Rating system:  (4=Don’t miss, 3=Good, 2=Worth a look, 1=Forget it) www.shortredheadreelreviews.com For more reviews, click here. “Black Gold” (NR) (3.5) [Subtitled] [DVD only] — An enlightening, informative, in-depth, must-see documentary for coffee lovers that centers on Tadesse Meskela who manages the Oromia Coffee Farmers Co-operative Union [...]

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by Wendy Schadewald Special to Sun Thisweek-Dakota County Tribune Rating system:  (4=Don’t miss, 3=Good, 2=Worth a look, 1=Forget it) www.shortredheadreelreviews.com For more reviews, click here. “51 Birch Street” (PG) (3) [DVD only] — A slow-moving, insightful, in-depth, very personal documentary in which filmmaker Doug Block uses a montage of photographs, home movies, interviews with family [...]

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by Jamal Abdulahi Special to Sun Thisweek Dakota County Tribune I had the great pleasure and experience of running for Rosemount City Council. I met many new people and had lots of meaningful conversations with residents about the future of our city.  I would like to share some of the things I learned. I learned [...]

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by Wendy Schadewald Special to Sun Thisweek-Dakota County Tribune Rating system:  (4=Don’t miss, 3=Good, 2=Worth a look, 1=Forget it) www.shortredheadreelreviews.com For more reviews, click here. “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan” (R) (1.5) [Pervasive strong crude and sexual content, including graphic nudity, and language.] [DVD only] — An outlandish, [...]

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by Sal Mondelli Special to Sun Thisweek Dakota County Tribune The senseless murder of Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick reminds us of how dangerous and uncertain a life in a law enforcement uniform can be. It is easy to take police officers for granted, to only see them for the uniforms they wear and [...]

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by Wendy Schadewald Special to Sun Thisweek and the Dakota County Tribune Rating system:  (4=Don’t miss, 3=Good, 2=Worth a look, 1=Forget it) www.shortredheadreelreviews.com For more reviews, click here. “Babel” (R) (3) [Subtitled.] [Violence, some graphic nudity, sexual content, language, and some drug use.] [DVD only] — A rifle given as a gesture of thanks by [...]

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