Tuesday night's All-Star game unexpectedly brought out the best of the environmental movement, with one protestor memorably draping a sign reading "Love Water Not Oil" over the Target Field video board - an apparent reference to the Native American environmental group Honor The Earth, headed by two ... More >>
Last weekend, a new Minneapolis ordinance officially went into effect requiring clubs to provide free earplugs to all patrons and employees. Gimme Noise checked in with several of the 198 establishments affected -- Triple Rock Social Club, the Cabooze, Nomad World Pub, Cedar Cultural Center, Mill Ci ... More >>
Minneapolis has just made ear protection a basic right of its concert-going residents. Beginning Saturday, April 19, all bars and clubs that host live music are required to provide free earplugs rated to block 30 decibels. The ordinance was just passed by the Minneapolis City Council. The plugs are ... More >>
This morning, the Minnesota Management and Budget office announced the state is projected to have a budget surplus of $1.23 billion in the current biennium and $2.6 billion in the next. SEE ALSO: The Zygi Wilf/Mark Dayton photo people can't get enough of: Top 10 tweetsHours later, Gov. Mark Dayton r ... More >>
Last night, former MNGOP Rep. John Kriesel got into it on Twitter with the DFLer he defeated in 2010 during his one and only political race to date, Cottage Grove City Council Member Jen Peterson.SEE ALSO: MNGOP Senate staffer fired for calling Kriesel names on TwitterWhile in office, Kriesel, a 32- ... More >>
Minnesota is the eighth best state for business, according to the 2013 version of Forbes' annual ranking. That's up from 20th last year and represents the biggest jump of any state.SEE ALSO: What economic recovery? Mpls donut shop hiring... an unpaid internForbes writes that Minnesota's jump comes " ... More >>
Over the weekend, the Twin Cities' macroeconomy made headlines thanks to new data showing it has bounced back from the recession stronger than any other Midwest metro.SEE ALSO: Minnesota's economic recovery driven by McJobs, not middle-class jobs "Measures of output for the Twin Cities benefit from ... More >>
The murder of 3M computer analyst Sharon Bloom will be the subject of Investigation Discovery's "Motives and Murders: Cracking the Case" Saturday night. One day in November 1989, Bloom never returned from work. Her body turned up in a cornfield 10 days later.
mmtzjr69outTwo investment firms are urigng Target and 3M not to repeat the mistakes of 2010.The donations Target and 3M made in 2010 to a Republican-run anti-gay group continue to land them in hot water a year and a half later. Yesterday, two large progressive investment firms -- Trillium Asset M ... More >>
Jeff Wilfahrt, the father of an openly gay soldier who was killed in Afghanistan a year ago next month, has announced he is running for a seat in the House of Representatives.In a fund-raising letter announcing his candidacy, Wilfahrt writes that he wants to represent Senate District 37B in order ... More >>
The Human Rights Campaign assessed companies' GLBT-friendlinessThe Human Rights Campaign Foundation has released a study measuring hundreds of companies' friendliness to gay employees. If their survey is any indication, Minnesota companies tend to do well by their GLBT employees. Thirteen Mi ... More >>
Minnesota's surprising place as a hub of toy crazes
The Times now says it would not have published the piece as written had it known that 3M paid for the airfare.
Denizens of the newsroom become thespians, and take out Maplewood while they're at it.
Leaders gather in Minneapolis with purses full of hand sanitizer
The Woodbury City Council banned targeted residential picketing, which provoked an outcry over the squelching of First Amendment rights. But as it turns out, the state banned targeted residential picketing 16 years ago.
3M Co., based in Maplewood, is offering buyouts to 3,600 U.S. employees in their latest effort to cut costs and staff.
Good luck networking for that next job sporting a Snuggie. Hey, your robe is on backwards! Why did you bring your blanket to the bar and how the hell did you get sleeves in it?
As America watches in horror as Wall Street crumbles, Minnesota companies are holding their ground. Most aren't seeing the best of times, but analysts are suggesting that buyers hold or buy some of the top stocks from Minnesota-based companies.
St. Paul experiencing a shortage of head-bustin' thugs
Take a number. There's a glut in the market.
A once proud newspaper makes grim concessions to economic realities
Minnesota's state Senate today failed to pass a bill that would have prohibited lawmakers from lobbying at the Legislature for one year after they leave office. The bill, which failed on a vote of 33-33, was sponsored by Roseville Sen. John Marty, faithful author of years of good-government legislat ... More >>
Never mistake a supergroup for a side project
Controversial MPCA Chief Sheryl Corrigan: Did she jump, or...?
My story in today's City Pages about former Minnesota Pollution Control Agency researcher Fardin Oliaei merits a quick footnote. As the piece relates, Oliaei's 16-year employment at the MPCA came to an end last month--an outcome the scientist attributes to institutional opposition to her effort to f ... More >>
A troublesome family of synthetic chemicals called PFCs—many of them produced in Minnesota—is turning up in the bodies of people and animals worldwide. So why did the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency force its leading PFC researcher, Dr. F
Usually when the words "boondoggle" and "Mississippi River" are uttered in the same sentence, you can bet that the phrase "U.S. Army Corps of Engineers" will follow in short order. As has been well-documented, the Corps loves to pour tons of concrete (and billions of dollars) into the Mississippi fo ... More >>
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency sees blue skies ahead. Or is that hot air?
The turbulence at Northwest Airlines has some people fearing the sky is falling. It could be the sound of ticket prices dropping.
A short tour of some of the Twin Cities' historic recording studios
The state's biggest companies are finding ways to get around corporate taxes
Does the Pioneer Press have a commercial interest in the proposal for a dike around the St. Paul airport?
Interpol take a cipher of meaning and fill it up with sound
America is no place for the old. Then there's Mexico.
Talking computers and the chronos with sexagenarian artist Aribert Munzner