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  • Dara Departing City Pages

    published Dec 18, 2007

    Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl, the longtime restaurant critic of City Pages, will be leaving the paper in January to pursue other interests. Grumdahl, who has won numerous awards for her food criticism, wa... More >>

  • TV on the Radio

    published Dec 14, 2007

    Why is the radio call four seconds ahead of the TV for Vikings games? A reader complains that the radio call for Vikings games is four seconds faster than the TV. Anybody else having this problem? L... More >>

  • Vote for Boogey

    published Nov 29, 2007

    Derek Boogaard has been called many things: enforcer, tough guy, and goon. One thing he has not been called is "NHL All-Star." But there is a movement afoot on the Internet to change that. At Vote ... More >>

  • Boy, Interrupted UPDATED

    published Nov 27, 2007

    Jeremy, the 88 pound man recently profiled by City Pages, has entered treatment involuntarily at Methodist Hospital. After receiving calls from Jeremy's family requesting a health and welfare check i... More >>

  • Nine-Year-Old Chooses to Amputate Own Leg

    published Nov 20, 2007

    NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams today picked up the amazing story--from local affiliate KARE-11--of Nick Nelson, a nine-year-old boy who requested that his leg be amputated.Nelson was born with a... More >>

  • Bleeding continues at Strib

    published Nov 05, 2007

    The Star Tribune's circulation numbers took a precipitous tumble in the six months ending September 30, according to numbers released today by the Audit Bureau of Circulation.The Strib lost 6.5% of it... More >>

  • Boy, Interrupted

    published October 31, 2007

    To hear Jeremy's story in his own words, click on our audio slide showFor more... More >>

  • Strib hires City Pages gofer as Ombudsman

    published Sep 28, 2007

    MINNEAPOLIS -- City Pages is pleased to announce that Matt Snyders has been hired by the Star-Tribune to serve as the new Reader's Representative. Starting next week, Snyders, a 23-year-old City Pag... More >>

  • Requiem for a Stadium

    published Sep 26, 2007

    This week's City Pages features the 10 best and 10 worst moments at the Metrodome. Use this comments thread to debate our choices and provide some of your own.Over at MnSpeak, Max Sparber has started ... More >>

  • Abu Ghraib Rx

    published August 22, 2007

    Minnesota nurse Deanna Germain describes serving at Iraq's most notorious prison. More >>

  • The Strongest Men in the World

    published June 27, 2007

    The competition popularized by Magnus Ver Magnusson is ready for its close-up. More >>

  • Senator Craig wants a "Minnesota milkshake"

    published Aug 30, 2007

    Senator Larry Craig appeared on Conan O'Brien last night to deny he was looking for gay nookie in a Minneapolis airport bathroom. Hilarity ensues. ... More >>

  • Trapped in the closet

    published Aug 28, 2007

    Editor & Publisher is wondering why it took nearly three months for the media to pick up on the arrest of Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) for soliciting gay sex in a Minneapolis airport restroom. "You wou... More >>

  • Franken, my dear, they don’t give a damn

    published Aug 16, 2007

    Our news story this week about Al Franken is creating quite a buzz in the blogosphere. The article by Ben Westhoff reports on the weird workout habits of the SNL alum cum bestselling author cum DFL ca... More >>

  • We were warned

    published Aug 02, 2007

    In July 2001, the Herald of Grand Forks, North Dakota, published an investigative story highlighting the increasing problems with aging bridge infrastructure in Minnesota. The two-month examination, ... More >>

  • West Wing and a prayer

    published Aug 02, 2007

    President Bush didn't bother waiting until all the bodies had been recovered from the Mississippi river to politicize the disastrous collapse of the I-35 bridge. After briefly mentioning that Minneap... More >>

  • Visual Plagiarism

    published Jun 11, 2007

    Vita.mn, like most faux-alternative weeklies produced by dailies, tries desperately to be hip. But creativity is not its strong suit: most issues feature re-packaged content from the Strib's Source ... More >>

  • BREAKING: Stribbers taking buyouts

    published Jun 01, 2007

    Prepare to say goodbye to some of your favorite writers at the Star Tribune. The deadline for Stribbers to accept the newsroom buyout is 5 p.m. today. Management is hoping to get 50 people to accept t... More >>

  • Grand Theft Article

    published May 08, 2007

    On the same day the Strib announced it was pushing 145 employees out the door, including 50 from its newsroom, the daily also provided a glimpse how its newsgathering operation would compensate: by bo... More >>

  • Fine feathered fiends

    published Apr 19, 2007

    Exhibit A on why we need players like Derek Boogaard Our recent cover story on hockey fighting sparked a debate about why the NHL continues to tolerate fisticuffs. Some even went so far as to suggest... More >>

  • The Wild go Duck hunting

    published Apr 12, 2007

    NHL teams often bench their tough guys during playoffs, because the game is so much different than the regular season. There's a sad irony in the fact that the guy who takes the lumps for his team d... More >>

  • "The Boogeyman" vs. Edmonton Oilers' Zack Stortini

    published Apr 04, 2007

    City Pages cover boy Derek "The Boogeyman" Boogaard dropped the gloves last night against Zack Stortini of the Edmonton Oilers. Off the face off, the players bear hugged and ripped off each others h... More >>

  • Anatomy of a Hockey Fight

    published March 28, 2007

    A blow by blow account of one of the Boogeyman's greatest battles. More >>

  • The Boogeyman Unfiltered

    published March 28, 2007

    Excerpts from Derek Boogaard's interview with City Pages. More >>

  • The Boogeyman Drops the Gloves

    published March 28, 2007

    Derek Boogaard is one of the most feared enforcers in the NHL. You wanna go? More >>

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