The Grey Lady is seeing red in Minnesota. In July, the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to undermine the state's new union of 27,000 home care workers. The attorneys argued here -- as they have elsewhere -- that forcing some workers to join ... More >>
The world lost a true paragon of song and social activism when Pete Seeger passed away in January. In celebration of his life and legacy, Governor Dayton has declared Saturday, May 3, to be Pete Seeger Day in Minnesota, on what would have been his 95th birthday. A gathering of a wide-array of Minne ... More >>
How the U.S. Chamber of Commerce became the greatest (bumbling) enemy of America
Minneapolis City Council member Meg Tuthill promised to "suspend" her campaign if she didn't receive the DFL endorsement. Exactly what she meant is open for interpretation, but apparently "suspend" didn't mean end her reelection effort, as today Tuthill announced she'll be forging ahead despite the ... More >>
Late Tuesday afternoon, about 135 people gathered outside the entrance of the Star Tribune's downtown headquarters.They carried posters proclaiming "Show Us the Green in 2013" and "Re$tore Our Pay"; they wore green ribbons next to stickers emblazoned with a sneezing green face, marked "PTO makes us ... More >>
The city's 2003 plans imagine a Metrodome-less downtown.The Metrodome, in its current form, has become an afterthought in recent weeks as Gov. Mark Dayton and Mayor R.T. Rybak push for the Vikings to stay somewhere in Minnesota. Though one Rybak proposal imagines an $895 million renovation of th ... More >>
Big labor wants the casino, but big government doesn't.The AFL-CIO wants more labor jobs, and it's not above endorsing a little vice to get things rolling.Yesterday, the Minnesota chapter of the AFL-CIO endorsed the planned Block E Casino, which has resurfaced as a possible method to fund a new V ... More >>
Protest notches first arrest and first victory
Cheryl Downey and Malcolm LeFever have one more shot at saving their home.This week, we told you the story of Malcolm LeFever and Cheryl Downey, and their struggle with Wells Fargo over their underwater mortgage. They received a foreclosure notice late last week despite two years of trying to wor ... More >>
Tarryl Clark's probably feeling pretty good about the $1.1 million she's raised to try and turn Rep. Michele Bachmann out of office. But she's up against a fact-challenged incumbent who's happy to charge donors $10,000 a pop for a photo op with Sarah Palin today. And we're pretty sure they ... More >>
The well-liked brainiac is quickly turning from race's darkhorse to its thoroughbred
The Minneapolis Mayor tells City Pages the news that many want to hear.
Want to know what company in Minnesota has the most on-the-job injuries? Or what company has been busted the most times for federal labor law violations? Or how much the CEO at said company got paid last year? You can always hire a shamus to find out--or you can check out the AFL-CIO's nifty new sea ... More >>
Former Minnesota Senator and lifelong Republican Dave Durenberger on the rise of the new Bush Republicans in Minnesota and elsewhere
How a small chain of once-struggling radio stations grew into a giant of the media/entertainment complex
Kiffmeyer's "friends and family" election observer corps stirs controversy
Minnesota is one of just nine states that didn't opt out of a new federal voting law
Piety, politics, and polls about religion
Wounded egos, labor actions, and Powerpoint presentations at the Pioneer Press
So much debt, so little leadership
Hennepin County Medical Center's interpreters decided to join a union. They were surprised to learn they were already spoken for.
In two new albums, sax giant James Carter takes on an opponent his own size: The electric guitar
DFL endorsement was su.pposed to catapult Ember Reichgott Junge to the top of the primary heap, but insiders say the AG candidate's campaign is sinking like a lead balloon
With the outcome all but determined on the first ballot, last weekend's DFL convention in St. Cloud was about as civilized as a war could get
Laborers' union members, mostly low-paid black and Hispanic workers, financed their president's White House visits while the Justice Department quashed a mob investigation.
If there were any doubts that Reno is in a self-evident conflict of interest, the revelation that the White House was able to conceal the videotapes from her less-than-zealous Justice Department underlings should remove those doubts.
Bill Clinton raised a fortune for his campaign bid and became the first Democratic president re-elected since FDR. But his most enduring legacy may lie in the Republican Congress.