Senate candidate Mike McFadden gave an extensive interview to MinnPost's Eric Black last week, but what was most jarring about the chat was the candidate's refusal to give specifics about his policy positions on one issue - Social Security. McFadden started off by saying he wanted to reform the pro ... More >>
The Wrong Man’s Story
Age, of course, is a state of mind. But it's easy to feel like you've aged 30 years after three busy days at Coachella. Whether you've gone to the festival since the first year in 1999 or just started going a few years ago, the festival can feel a bit, well, different than when you were in your teen ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Man allegedly threatened to behead girlfriend with sword for deleting meth dealers' numbersSt. Paul Police say St. Paul resident Christopher Meusburger, 29, threatened to "seriously hurt" his 62-year-old neighbor on July 31, then brandished a sword in a "threatening stance."What was all th ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Jim Graves' new ad hits Michele Bachmann for "her McCarthy-style witch-hunt"-- Is Michele Bachmann's "tar baby" blast of President Obama a racial slur? [VIDEO]That Marcus Bachmann sure is one lucky guy. According to The Hill, his wife is the most beautiful elected official in Washington. ... More >>
The market for print magazines in shriveling, according to a report released Tuesday by the Audit Bureau of Circulations. During the fourth quarter last year, single-copy sales of consumer magazines declined by nearly 10 percent compared with the year before.But one Minneapolis-based magazine con ... More >>
It seems like there's another "city superlative list" every week (the latest making the odd claim that we're the "13th most lesbianish"), so we decided to try to put them all together into one comparative infographic.These studies are popular with readers, hence their proliferation. Many of the ... More >>
Burgers, oysters, and whiskey complete the "man food" circle
Brett Favre: Come back, you'll age better than you will in Mississippi.Minnesota and the Twin Cities are used to getting ranked at or near the top in all sorts of lists aimed at young folks: We're hipsters, we bike, we're clean, we're fit, we're gay. Turns out, this place is pretty cool for the o ... More >>
Bachmann's chief of staff has a new gig.Andy Parrish is one Michele Bachmann staffer who isn't jumping ship because his captain is crazy: ABC is reporting that he's leaving his position as her congressional chief of staff in order to take a position with Bachmann for President. That would be ... More >>
Keillor plots retirement.Garrison Keillor may well have told Minnesota Public Radio privately about his plans to retire in 2013 from "A Prairie Home Companion." Still, it was a little jarring to hear the news via AARP instead of, say, wrapping his ride into the sunset into an episode of "Th ... More >>
Sandra Bathke -- a 70-year-old bank robber -- in the grumpy old pen.Most people are taught to be extra nice to little old ladies. In that spirit, Luke Weimert says he offered to give 70-year-old Sandra Leanne Bathke a ride from Janesville to Elysian to go to the bank. The 26 year old didn't ... More >>
Amazing. So get this: The five women on The View were blathering on and on about what one of them should wear to an upcoming seminar or AARP meeting or something on this morning's episode, and BAM! Out strolls Prince. Whoopi Goldberg starts shouting, Sherri Shepherd starts fanning herself, and th ... More >>
She's just one of this film's bad-ass old people
Photos by Steve CohenNow entering his fifth decade in the music biz, Tom Petty has reached that enviable point in his career where he could be easily forgiven for resting on his laurels and calling it a day. He'll turn 60 later this year and has already sold 60 million records and been inducted t ... More >>
Oprah author shares his longevity plan
Palin's claim of Obama "death panels" has been called out as major bullshit by just about everyone. We've got a run down of where this false information came from.
Minnesota-born actress Jessica Lange, 59, took a tumble at her cabin just outside of Duluth. She is currently hospitalized but is OK.
Why Northwest Wanted a Strike, and its Mechanics Had No Choice Here we are in day five of AMFA's strike against Northwest Airlines and, as anticipated, there have been some blown tires and cancellations and safety-related intakes of breath, but the planes are mostly flying, and the mechanics are lo ... More >>
Exchange: Springsteen in St. Paul Jimmy Gaines and Steve Perry on the Devils & Dust solo acoustic show Where: Xcel Energy Center, St. PaulWhen: Tuesday, May 10 Setlist: My Beautiful Reward Reason to Believe Devils and Dust Empty Sky Youngstown If I Should Fall Behind Long Time Comin' Silver Palom ... More >>
God created the world in six days, so why does it take eight weeks to pick an NBA champion: A City Pages dialogue
Piety, politics, and polls about religion
The enemy of salacious TV programming might be the family-friendly wonder Gilmore Girls
The pay was low, but working for Ma Bell meant a worry-free retirement. Now Qwest is sending out the pension checks, and local retirees say they're getting the wrong number.
Can the AARP be forever young?
The dirty secret of education reform.