James Arthur Ray goes from new age guru to convicted felon.Disgraced new age guru James Arthur Ray has already been found guilty of negligent homicide for running a pseudo-Indian sweat lodge ceremony that killed Apple Valley's Liz Neuman and two other clients. But there's a possibility he may ... More >>
James Arthur Ray's self-help business empire has crumbled.James Arthur Ray, the self-help guru who once charged clients thousands of dollars to sit in a pseudo-Indian sweat lodge so they could be "spiritual warriors," has been found guilty of negligent homicide.
He presided over a sort of spirit ... More >>
Liz Neuman's family has settled with the owners of the retreat where she diedThe owners of the Arizona retreat where Liz Neuman died after a sweat lodge disaster directed by a New Age guru have settled a civil lawsuit filed by her family.
In October 2009, the Prior Lake woman was one of three p ... More >>
Gone, but not forgotten in a New York courtroom.The New York Jets have responded in court to a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against the team, and former quarterback Brett Favre, by massage therapists Shannon O'Toole and Christina Scavo.
The defense in a nutshell: The two women vastly over ... More >>
Find balance in green...Green Tea with Ayurvedic Herbs$3.25 small pot, $4.95 big potNamaste Cafe2512 Hennepin Ave. S, MInneapolis612.827.2496With St. Patrick's Day afoot, we thought a green drink would make sense. But instead of the usual beer, whiskey, and grog, the Hot Dish offers up some count ... More >>
James Arthur Ray: "Spiritual warrior" guru or common criminal? Take your pick.Laura Tucker, who survived the James Arthur Ray sweat lodge debacle that killed three people in 2009, testified today that Liz Neuman of Apple Valley refused help before being pulled from the ceremony's tent.
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James Arthur Ray, in a promo shot and a booking photo.Self-help guru James Arthur Ray faces the music today in an Arizona court for holding a sweat lodge session for "spiritual warriors" that killed three people, including 49-year-old Liz Neuman, of Prior Lake.
Neuman died of multisystem ... More >>
Amanda Oswald figured Favre was up to no good.Another massage therapist, 27-year-old Amanda Oswald, has come forward to say that she was on the receiving end of Brett Favre's infamous "bad intentions" text message first brought to light by Shannon O'Toole and Christina Scavo.
Those two claim ... More >>
Dusenberry has some high-powered legal help.Brett Favre claims he's never met Stephanie Dusenberry, the Eden Prairie massage therapist who claims the now-retired quarterback sent her lewd text messages in September.
The Eden Prairie police say they have no record of a report that Dusenberry ... More >>
Brett Favre's younger sister, Brandi, has been arrested in a meth bust.More trouble in the Favre family. Brandi Favre, Brett's younger sister, has been arrested in Mississippi after police moved in on a meth lab.
Hancock County narcotics agents say they watched a drug buy at a gas station in ... More >>
Favre gets sacked by animators.Sacked by a sexual harassment lawsuit from two massage therapists, Brett Favre turns into grist for the mill for New Media Animation -- in Taiwanese, with English subtitles so we off-islanders can follow along.
Watch out. Favre's little quarterback is armed and ... More >>
Favre may be retired from the Vikings, but his previous stint with the Jets keeps haunting him.When massage therapist Christina Scavo's husband called Brett Favre in 2008 and told him to lay off with the text message "bad intentions" come-ons, he likely cost his wife her contract with the New ... More >>
Brett Favre retires, and gets sued the next day.In the summer of 2008, two Long Island massage therapists scored a payday: They landed another season of work at the New York Jets training camp.
It must have seemed like a dream job at the time, working on the beat-up gladiator bodies of NFL stars ... More >>
Photo by Mr. T in DCAfter police received complaints about Diamond Therapeutic Massage on Hennepin Avenue and W. 34th St., police went into the Dunn Brothers coffee shop on the first level of the building to get some information.
When the undercover cops asked the barista about what goes on abo ... More >>
Twin Cities entrepreneur Dick Quinn believed in the healing power of cayenne pepper. But in the four years since his death, the wrangling over rights to his five-alarm cure has been anything but therapeutic.