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  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    Tracy, MN, a town of 2,100, possesses an armored vehicle for its two full-time cops [UPDATE]

    The images coming out of Ferguson, Missouri, where an unarmed teen was shot to death August 9, precipitating mass protests, show cops crouching on armored tanks and squinting into sniper scopes. They're dressed head to toe in camouflage as they rush civilians with assault rifles. For this, we can c ... More >>

  • News

    July 3, 2013

    How an ex-Marine and liar became a hit man

    An in-depth look at David Tyner, the "Cathouse" killer, and his victims

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Lt. Erik Rekedal guards Iraqi sheep: Photo Of The Day

    U.S. ArmyLt. Erik Rekedal, White Bear Lake native.​Almost 10 years on from the 9/11 attacks, we are still at war in Iraq, where 4,4542 Americans have died since the fighting began. We were thinking about that after we came across this photo on the U.S. Army's Flickr page: It shows White Bear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    SkyNet has become self-aware, welcome our new robotic overlords

    ‚ÄčTo be sure, things seem pretty normal right now, don't they? The office-ice machine isn't holding you and your co-workers hostage; satellites, tanks, and Humvees aren't rolling around on their own; giant veloceraptor-like machines aren't strafing large urban centers with nuclear warheads. But all ... More >>

  • News

    September 1, 2010

    Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in trouble with the law

    Experts see more soldiers facing criminal time

  • News

    December 24, 2008
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    December 10, 2008

    Dining prix fixe leads to the best deal, great meal

    Leaving decisions to the chef takes away the pressure

  • News

    November 28, 2007

    The Full MOA

    Think Black Friday was bad? Try living at the Mall of America for a whole week

  • News

    November 30, 2005

    Sgt. Briggs's War

    Bob Briggs got a head full of shrapnel in Iraq. Then he came home to more wars: to regain the use of his half-paralyzed body, and to get the U.S. government to pay for his medical care.

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2005


    A word from--and about--Cindy Sheehan One of the stranger facets of modern reporting is the advent of the media teleconference. A press release shows up in a reporter's e-mail inbox, usually putting forth an expert on an issue of the day. There's a 1-800 number to call at a designated time, with a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2005
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    May 31, 2005

    What's wrong with this picture?

    Fort Snelling's VA Medical Center is rehabilitating brain-damaged soldiers. But that's only half the story. Sunday's PiPress featured a lengthy story about Army Staff Sgt. Eric Cagle, a soldier so severely brain damaged in Iraq he spends four hours a day in intensive therapy at the VA Hospital in Mi ... More >>

  • Movies

    March 16, 2005
  • News

    December 1, 2004

    The Dead and The Wounded

    Last spring three soldiers from northern Minnesota's Carlton County died in Iraq in one month's time

  • Arts

    June 23, 2004

    Radio Killed the Rock & Roll Stars

    In the mid-'90s, Semisonic Shopped Their Single to Top 40 Stations, Answered Idiotic Interview Questions, Played Countless On-Air Jams, and Ended Up Feeling Like They Got Played--Even When Their Album Didn't. In Jacob Slichter's New Book, the Drummer Expl

  • News

    July 30, 2003

    Bring 'em On!

    The Bush administration's top 40 lies about war and terrorism

  • Movies

    October 6, 1999

    Veni, Vidi, Vici

    The gallows comedy Three Kings returns to the dark eye of Desert Storm