This week's cover: "Ventura Now"

The Jesse Ventura article in this morning's Star Tribune ended with a note that Ventura wasn't doing interviews with local media. Our story begins where the Strib's ended. It's not every day you get a call from Ventura, so we were understandably skeptical when a man claiming to be the former governor rang CP's office. Hart Van Denburg fielded the call, and went upriver to a local coffee house where Ventura indeed showed up to talk his ear off. The result is a profile of Ventura unlike any you have read before. Riffing off Apocalypse Now, art director Nick Vlcek couldn't help but put Ventura into Marlon Brando's acclaimed role--a part Ventura was seemingly born to play.