4 years ago | Law
At around 8:30 p.m., two days after Valentine's last year, Rickia Russell was at her boyfriend's home. It was a week after her birthday, and they were settled in for the night with a friend. They drank vodka and dug into a steaming pot of jambalay...
4 years ago | Film and TV
Contagion, a blockbuster film about a deadly pandemic, is making our health department look like a bunch of bumbling fools.The movie, which topped the box office in its debut this past weekend, grossing $23.1 million, includes an all-star cast: Ma...
4 years ago | Longform
Donovan McNabb steps to the podium. Dozens of microphones push toward his face. The skin between his eyebrows creases deeply as he listens to the question. "What does it mean for you to be here?" McNabb stares down at the podium. He shifts his wei...
5 years ago
Nate and Nick Smith, the 11-year-old twins from Owatonna who tag-teamed a miraculous hockey shot three weeks ago, won't get the $50,000 prize promised for the shot. Last month at a charity hockey event, Nick Smith's name got drawn to try for a nea...
5 years ago | Tragedy
Anthony Hauser, whose son Daniel made national headlines when he fled the state in order to refuse chemotherapy treatment for his Hodgkin's lymphona, has died. The death certificate has not yet been released, but a family spokesman says cardiac ar...
5 years ago | Crime
Joseph Duane "Little Joe" Gustafson, a man awaiting trial on charges that he terrorized north Minneapolis for years, may have stolen the identities of his family members to create a nonprofit--then used an underling to do the dirty work. Johns Hop...