Alexandria (Minnesota)

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    Bizarre Alexandria sex law is an internet myth

    Last week, published its list of the "10 strangest sex laws in the USA."Cracking the list was this doozy, purportedly from Alexandria, Minnesota: It's against the law for a man to have sex with his wife if his breath smells of garlic, onions, or sardines.See also:Christian conserva ... More >>

  • News

    January 8, 2014

    Caleb Truax faces his toughest opponent yet

    Fighting chance: The stigma of a Midwest boxer

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2013

    Frankincense: Our music isn't that complicated -- it's not like we're Rush or Yes

    Two is always better than one; that's why Minneapolis band Frankincense will release two albums at the CD release show on Thursday evening. As different as they can be, Oomph and To Be Seen show the growth of the band -- much like comparing two photos of a child and a teenager. On both albums, Frank ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    Longtime Alexandria columnist Dennis Dalman says he was run out of town by Republicans

    After three decades of writing fiery left-of-center columns for the Alexandria Echo Press, Dennis Dalman was unceremoniously fired in late July. He was on the receiving end of an email from management telling him his services were no longer needed for the paper of record in Mary Franson's hometown.& ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    Meat Puppets' Curt Kirkwood: I'm probably not cut out for a regular job

    Over the course of their distinguished 30-plus years in the music industry, Meat Puppets have brazenly ignored trends, hype, and expectations, while simply going about things their own distinctive way. Formed by brothers Curt and Cris Kirkwood in Phoenix in the early '80s, Meat Puppets were one of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    Lucid Brewing celebrates Spirit of the Lakes Festival with new Surfside lager

    Minnetonka's Lucid Brewing has announced that Surfside lager will be seeing six-pack release and distribution this month, focusing on the area surrounding their western home suburb. The German-styled lager is named after Surfside Park in Mound, Minnesota, and its release falls in line with Spirit of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    MNGOP Rep. Mary Franson, through tears, says: "Democrats are just destroying this state"

    You wouldn't expect anything else, but Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, is no fan of the job the DFL-controlled legislature is doing so far this session.SEE ALSO:-- Mary Franson spouts bogus autism theories at House hearing, gets shut down [VIDEO]-- Gov. Dayton's deputy chief of staff wants Mary Fra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    Marriage equality found least support in southwest MN, most support in Mpls [MAPS] put together a neat breakdown of the legislative districts where the failed amendment that would've enshrined a one man-one woman definition of marriage into the state constitution found the most and least support.SEE ALSO: MN for Marriage's concession: "God has defined marriage as between o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    DFL uses unflattering photo of Rep. Mary Franson in new ad [IMAGE]

    In the homestretch of a heated campaign, things can get ugly -- literally so, in Mary Franson's case.SEE ALSO:-- Mary Franson on Facebook accusation she drove drunk: "It's disgusting"-- MNGOP accuses DFL of "using racist tactics" by darkening photo of Rep. King Banaian [IMAGE] Late last week, Frans ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Mary Franson on Facebook accusation she drove drunk: "It's disgusting"

    Last Friday, Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, went out with some friends to Rudy's Redeye Grill in Alexandria for drinks and karaoke. SEE ALSO: Mary Franson dismisses restraining order against Eric Harpel Franson says she had two drinks in three hours and was more than sober enough to drive herself ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    Carlos Creek Winery hosts annual grape stomp this weekend

    These last few temperate weeks feature no shortage of weekend events around the Twin Cities, but if you're feeling, say, more Enlightenment than Renaissance, consider instead a visit to the Carlos Creek Winery this weekend for a Grape Stomp and Fall Festival.  Live music, chainsaw carving, come ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    Rep. Mary Franson's yard signs vandalized with "Don't feed the animals" message [PHOTO]

    SEE ALSO:-- Mary Franson, MNGOP Rep., compares food stamp recipients to wild animals [VIDEO]-- Mary Franson, in speech, stands behind food stamp recipient-wild animal comparison [VIDEO]Last winter, Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, created quite a stir when she compared Minnesota's food stamp recipie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    Minnesota Lutherans demand change following pastor sex scandal

    Darwin Schauer worked for eight years as a lay pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lake George, Minnesota, a small community southwest of Bemidji. He did so despite the fact that district leaders of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod knew he was convicted in 1983 of sexual abuse of a minor.Schauer, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    Patrick Kilby will teach you how to make your own casket

    Before you end up in a box, Patrick Kilby wants you to think outside of it.Kilby is owner of "A Simple Pine Box," a store in New York Mills, Minnesota that teachers customers how to make their own caskets at a discounted price.Depressed by the idea of having the casket you'll spend eternity in chill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    Who killed Jodi Huisentruit?: Fired Mason City police officer accuses investigators of role in cold case

    Jodi Huisentruit on the job at KIMT, before her mysterious disappearance.​Jodi Huisentruit, a beautiful, blond anchorwoman originally from Long Prairie, has been missing for 16 years. On the morning she disappeared, producers at her Iowa television station notified police when she missed her morni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Mystery roadkill identified by University of Minnesota professor

    DNRFinally, this little guy has a species to call his own.​Over the past few days, the internets have tied themselves in knots over the identification of a very odd piece of roadkill discovered in the middle of the road in rural Minnesota. Could it be a possum? A mange-addled pit bull? Perhaps ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Mysterious roadkill puzzles Department of Natural Resources [POLL]

    DNRNo one is sure what this mystery meat is.​The chupcabra has been discovered dead in rural Minnesota. Or maybe it's a badger. Or a really sick, weird dog? At this point, no one, not even biologists at the Department of Natural Resources are sure. "People send us photos of things all the time," ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    March 30, 2011

    Hazel's Northeast plays up small-town cafe vibe

    Grandma would feel "hip but not scared"

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Lance Lundsten: What killed him?

    FacebookLance Lundsten died on Saturday.​When Lance Lundsten, a gay high-schooler from Miltona, died on Saturday, it kicked off a renewed national debate about bullying, gay youth, and suicide. KSAX, the ABC news affiliate in nearby Alexandria, reported on Monday that Lundsten's death was likely ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Lance Lundsten didn't die from heart condition

    FacebookThe heart condition isn't what killed Lance Lundsten​Lance Lundsten, the gay 18-year-old from Miltona who died on Saturday, didn't die from his heart condition, the Douglas County Medical examiner now says. Lundsten's death made headlines nationwide earlier this week, after local tele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Lance Lundsten, gay Minnesota teen, may have died from congenital heart defect, not suicide [UPDATE]

    FacebookLance Lundsten died on Saturday.​Another gay Minnesota teen is dead. But did he kill himself? This much is undisputed: Saturday evening near 10 p.m., Lance Lundsten, an 18-year-old from Miltona, was found unresponsive and rushed from his home to Douglas County Hospital, where he died. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    Hazel's Northeast to open in old Pop! space

    Mo PerryHazel's Northeast will open in the old Pop! space in early December​It has been a sad sight for months now: the windows of Pop! Restaurant on Johnson St. NE covered in brown paper, the lights dimmed. The neighborhood has been in mourning since the beloved Audubon eatery shut its doors for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Tripp Emmer drank illegally at a strip club the night of his arrest

    Tripp Emmer told police he was drinking illegally at a strip club named Lookers in Alexandria.​Tripp Emmer and a bunch of his hockey-playing buddies got drunk at a strip club on July 10. Then they got nabbed for underage boozing, and managed to help drag Republican Rep. Tom Emmer's drunken dri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Jimmy John's handing out $1 sandwiches tomorrow

    Hectorir/flickrIsn't it nice to be appreciated?​Jimmy John's, the well-loved stop for sub sandwiches, is holding a Customer Appreciation Day in the Twin Cities tomorrow, with several eight-inch sandwiches for $1. Stop by and get your Pepe (smoked ham and provolone,) Vito (Italian sub) or veggie su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Tripp Emmer was on campaign payroll during underage drinking bust

    Tripp Emmer was being paid $622.44 every two weeks by his father's gubernatorial campaign on the day he was busted for drinking underage.​Tripp Emmer was a paid staffer on his father Tom Emmer's gubernatorial campaign payroll on the day he was cited for underage drinking. Documents on file w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    John Anderson charged in iguana-driven stabbing

    John Leslie Anderson​Wade Burnside apparently made the mistake of getting between Tisha Keller's pet iguana and John Leslie Anderson on Sunday in Alexandria: Burnside's recovering at the Hennepin County Medical Center after suffering a stab wound delivered by a 12-inch knife, and Anderson has ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    April 4, 2007

    Port is the Answer?

    In which Dara seeks great Minnesota wine in all the wrong places, and finds it anyway

  • News

    February 21, 2001

    Take Till It Hurts

    Elroy Stock writes racist letters and gives big money to little institutions. One recipient, Augsburg College, wanted to cash in without owning up.

  • News

    October 11, 2000

    The Party Crasher

    No one's giving much thought to Ralph Nader's running mate. But it has never been a good idea to underestimate Winona LaDuke.