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  • Jeremy Gillitzer on Inside Edition [VIDEO]

    published Jul 22, 2010

    Inside Edition, the national television show that named Jeremy Gillitzer one of its most Extraordinary Stories of '08, ran a segment on his death tonight.This morning, I did a remote interview from ... More >>

  • Kirby the Kestrel returns to FSN ... with a mate! [VIDEO]

    Kirby the Kestrel returns to FSN ... with a mate! [VIDEO]

    published Jul 22, 2010

    ​Baseball is safe for bird watchers again.Recently, we noticed that Kirby the Kestrel had not been shown during any Twins games since the Target Field Falcon's initial, breakout appearance. Was ther... More >>

  • Bachmann: I'm the "receptacle" of the Tea Party

    published Jul 21, 2010

    ​Michele Bachmann's crazy Tea Party Caucus press conference surpassed all expectations and was even loonier than we could have imagined.The first thing the Tea Party did was trot out their new Uncle... More >>

  • RSVP to Michele Bachmann's Tea Party

    RSVP to Michele Bachmann's Tea Party

    published Jul 21, 2010

    ​Michele Bachmann is having a tea party! Only instead of inviting all the neighborhood girls to bring their dollies, she's hosting members of Congress!Bachmann has scheduled a special announcement t... More >>

  • Michele Bachmann's Tea Party Caucus

    published Jul 16, 2010

    ​Crazy Congresswoman Michele Bachmann filed paperwork yesterday to form the House Tea Party Caucus.Bachmann claims that she started the Tea Party Caucus "to promote Americans' call for fiscal respon... More >>

  • Harvey Pekar RIP: Bard of the Rust Belt

    published Jul 12, 2010

    ​In a week highlighted by LeBron James's decision to leave Cleveland, the Rust Belt also lost its bard: Harvey Pekar, the writer of the long-running, autobiographical American Splendor comic, died t... More >>

  • Where's Kirby the Kestrel? Target Field falcon still attends games, just not on FSN

    published Jul 09, 2010

    ​Where's Kirby the Kestrel?The falcon who gained national attention after devouring a moth live on TV hasn't been seen since--at least not on Fox Sports Network.One blogger has even created a "Missi... More >>

  • Gaea the vaginal beaver returned to Bemidji Sculpture Walk

    published Jul 06, 2010

    ​Bemidji City Council just voted unanimously to return a controversial beaver to its rightful place on the Bemidji Sculpture Walk.Painted by artist Deborah Davis, "Gaea" is a celebration of womanhoo... More >>

  • Vagina on beaver sculpture causes controversy [PHOTO]

    Vagina on beaver sculpture causes controversy [PHOTO]

    published Jul 05, 2010

    ​Is that a vagina on that beaver?At least 20 passersby on the Bemidji Sculpture Walk certainly thought so, and they called City Hall to complain.That led to City Manager John Chattin removing the of... More >>

  • Brock Lesnar chokes out Shane Carwin [VIDEO]

    published Jul 04, 2010

    ​Brock Lesnar survived some vicious ground and pound from Shane Carwin in the first round only to come back in the second and choke out the challenger to become the undisputed heavyweight champion o... More >>

  • Bye Bye Boogeyman: Derek Boogaard to New York Rangers

    Bye Bye Boogeyman: Derek Boogaard to New York Rangers

    published Jul 01, 2010

    ​The Boogeyman is leaving the building.Wild enforcer Derek Boogaard has reportedly signed a four-year deal with the New York Rangers at $1.65 million a year, leaving all Minnesotans feeling just a l... More >>

  • John Townsend blasts Star Tribune on outing articles

    John Townsend blasts Star Tribune on outing articles

    published Jul 01, 2010

    ​The reporter who outed a homophobic pastor as secretly gay on the cover of Lavender has penned a letter accusing the Star Tribune of misrepresenting his investigation.John Townsend infiltrated a su... More >>

  • Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin video

    published Jul 01, 2010

    ​UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar will face interim heavyweight champion Shane Carwin at UFC 116 this Saturday to unify to title.The interim belt was necessitated by Lesnar's long lay-off after... More >>

  • UFC Bout: Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin

    published June 23, 2010

    UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar will face interim heavyweight champion Shane Carwin at UFC 116 this Saturday to unify the title. The interim... More >>

  • Top 5 homophobes who turned out to be gay

    published Jun 25, 2010

    ​Pastor Tom Brock became a viral sensation this week after he was outed by the local gay magazine, Lavender.Brock famously blamed the tornado that struck downtown Minneapolis on a church's embrace o... More >>

  • Jon Stewart destroys Bachmann on BP

    published Jun 22, 2010

    ​Even if you don't watch the video, which you totally should, you must at least check out Stewart's rejoinder at the 6:18 mark to Bachmann's claim that "no one was saying that this [oil] fund should... More >>

  • Bachmann stapled to BP in new campaign ad

    published Jun 18, 2010

    ​In the wake of widespread public outrage over GOP Congressman Joe Barton's apology to BP, Tarryl Clark has released an ad highlighting Michele Bachmann's own tender feelings for the Gulf Destroye... More >>

  • Michele Bachmann wants to protect BP from being "fleeced"

    published Jun 16, 2010

    ​Rep. Michele Bachmann, America's Dumbest Congresswoman™, worries that the Gulf oil spill could turn into one big rip-off ... for BP.Bachmann leapt to British Petroleum's fiscal defense at a Herit... More >>

  • Neil Gaiman fights Todd McFarlane over Spawn characters

    published Jun 14, 2010

    Two titans of the comics industry are locked in a mortal struggle in a Wisconsin courtroom. Hanging in the balance: control of a popular character and lucrative royalties.​The case pits Todd McFarla... More >>

  • Fist Fight at North St. Paul Graduation [VIDEO]

    published Jun 12, 2010

    Now that's classy. During North St. Paul High School's graduation ceremony this week, two dudes started a punch-up, then brawled their way through the crowd. After they were apprehended, the pugilists... More >>

  • Angelo Gordon could mean trouble for Star Tribune

    published Jun 07, 2010

    ​The Star Tribune is among the papers featured in an intriguing look at the potential for hedge funds to further disrupt the already fragile business model of local daily newspapers.The article spot... More >>

  • Jeremy Gillitzer, male eating disorder sufferer, dead at 38

    published Jun 03, 2010

    ​Jeremy Gillitzer, who appeared on the cover of City Pages to tell his story about his struggle with eating disorders, died Tuesday. He was 38.I first met Jeremy in the fall of 2007, when he wrote m... More >>

  • Hardball takes on Michele Bachmann

    published Jun 02, 2010

    Chris Matthews stuck it to Congresswoman Michele Bachmann today, echoing Hart Van Denburg's eloquently worded headline: Michele Bachmann demands gangster president commandeer boats. Visit f... More >>

  • Bill Eggert rides elliptical trainer on wheels [VIDEO]

    published Jun 02, 2010

    Behold "The Evolutionary Transport." It makes the Segway look like a Ferrari.  St. Paul inventor Bill Eggert created this awesome machine because his butt hurt riding a traditional bike.The Evol... More >>

  • Robyne Robinson turns Fox 9 into campaign commercial

    published June 3, 2010

    Ending a week of wild web buzz, DFL candidate for governor Matt Entenza picked former Fox 9 anchorwoman Robyne Robinson as his running... More >>

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