Former City Pages writers Andy Mannix and Mike Mullen have won the prestigious AFJ Award for the "Best Story on Food Policy or Food Issues," the Association of Food Journalists announced today. The two won the prize for their February 2012 City Pages cover story, "Milk Money." "Milk Money" exposes ... More >>
Mille Lacs County Attorney Jan Jude will not face criminal charges after a party at her house resulted in one teenage boy drinking himself into the hospital. See Also: - Cover: The Hangover: Big drama in small-town Minnesota after a party gone wrong - Mille Lacs Co Attorney: "I had no knowledge of ... More >>
Following a weekend of powerful storms, parks officials in Minneapolis and St. Paul are still trying to assess the extensive damage left in the wake of heavy rainfall and dangerously high winds. As of noon Monday, St. Paul has tallied about 400 public trees down, 26 of which landed on homes, says c ... More >>
The summer of 2013 got off to a very stormy start in the Twin Cities.Early during the morning of June 21 and again later that night, the metro was hit by windy first-day-of-summer thunderstorms that left cars crushed, houses damages, and hundreds of big old trees uprooted. At least 500,000 Xcel Ener ... More >>
The Association of Food Journalists named the finalists in its prestigious AFJ Awards yesterday and City Pages was among the honored.City Pages writers Andy Mannix and Mike Mullen are finalists for "Best Story on Food Policy or Food Issues" for their cover story, "Milk Money."
The prodigious singer-songwriter Zach Sobiech's trials with osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, have ended. When his song "'Clouds" went viral last year, the teenager brought a wealth of hope and strength to his own situation and to countless others. On his Caring Bridge site today, his mother ... More >>
This afternoon, barring a shocking last-minute heel turn, Mark Dayton will sign the marriage equality bill approved yesterday by the Senate, paving the way for Minnesota's first gay marriages to occur in August.HAPPENING AFTER THE BILL SIGNING: Love Is the Law concert celebrating marriage equality a ... More >>
Andy Mannix's October profile of Vikings punter and gay rights advocate Chris Kluwe has been recognized by GLAAD as 2012's Outstanding Newspaper Article.SEE ALSO: Andy Mannix's Chris Kluwe profile is a GLAAD Media Awards finalist The profile, titled "Game Changer," beat out four other nominees for ... More >>
Andy Mannix's "Game Changer" is one of five nominees for GLAAD's "Outstanding Newspaper Article" of the year.FROM JUNE: City Pages wins 15 first place SPJ awards -- a new record The October cover feature profiled Chris Kluwe, the Vikings punter who helped defeat Minnesota's proposed ban of same sex- ... More >>
Tuesday was a long and uncertain night at the RiverCentre in St. Paul, where Minnesotans United for All Families -- the primary group opposing the anti-gay marriage amendment -- held its election party. SEE ALSO: Gay marriage amendment defeated in Minnesota Voter ID amendment fails
The Minnesota Stars are officially here to stay. Twin Cities businessman Bill McGuire announced that he's buying the second-division soccer team during a press conference at Brit's Pub this afternoon. Previously owned by the National American Soccer League, the Stars were in jeopardy of being disba ... More >>
We'll be live-blogging tonight's election results right here on Blotter, complete with results, analysis, and reaction from some of Minnesota's major political players.Our coverage will feature Andy Mannix reporting live from the Vote No election-night event at St. Paul's River Centre, Olivia LaVec ... More >>
See Also:"Hot Cheetos & Takis" video features young Minneapolis rappers from Beats And Rhymes programThursday's City Pages editorial meeting had several special guests. Yep, Hot Cheetos and Takis showed up and they totally overshadowed (and out-crunched) the discussion topics for the week. After ... More >>
Last night's Society of Professional Journalists Page One banquet was a banner event for City Pages.We won 15 first place awards -- the most in our history -- while competing in the 50,000-plus circulation category with the Star Tribune and Pioneer Press.Here's a rundown of our award-winning pieces:
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Last week, the 2012 Association of Alternative Newsmedia held its 2012 awards ceremony in Detroit, and City Pages won first-place recognition in the Innovation/Format Buster category.The award-winning nod was for the "Michele Bachmann Quote Generator," which was put together by news blogger Hart van ... More >>
The Page One Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists honor the best in journalism from across Minnesota, and we're proud to say that we've been nominated for 23 awards in this year's contest.The 23 nominations cover work from 2011 and match the number of nominations we received last ye ... More >>
Violence last week has downtown on edge
Steve Horner's fight against ladies' night is back in the news, this time in Las Vegas.Horner began his campaign against ladies' night 20 years ago at a bar in the Mall of America. The Las Vegas Review-Journal chronicled that crusade in a Sunday feature headlined "'The Unusual Steve Horner' battl ... More >>
Mille Lacs Band. William Nickaboine's remains were found by a search party in July 2010. Last week's feature, "The Banishing," begins with the story of a civilian search party finding the mangled remains of William Nickaboine, a 19-year-old who went missing on the Mille Lacs Ojibwe reserva ... More >>
By Andy Mannix and Mike Mullen This week began with a bit of news that finally gives cause to celebrate the Minnesota Vikings: Since 2000, the Vikings are leading all other NFL teams in arrests. This was too good to be ignored, or judged on its face. So City Pages has gone deeper, investigating ... More >>
Here's a not-so-secret fact about Minnesota music: People love to talk about how much they love the scene here. Musicians from both out-of-state and the Twin Cities have gone out of their way to pen odes to our town and its vibrant community, from Atmosphere to Lucinda Williams Tom Waits to Mark Ma ... More >>
This week's print edition of City Pages is currently being delivered to hundreds of stands around the Twin Cities. Here are some of the pulse-pounding stories you will find inside:On the Cover: Andy Mannix brings us some investigative food reporting and a fascinating character portrait of a local ... More >>
Photo by Andy MannixTaylor Campione and Kelsi Culpepper hope their story can be a lesson for others.Earlier today, we reported the story of Taylor Campione and Kelsi Culpepper, two lesbians who were scolded by a security guard at Target Field for a peck on the lips. Since the story's publication ... More >>
City Pages took home 11 first place trophies at the annual Society of Professional Journalists Page One banquet last night, beating both the Star Tribune and the Pioneer Press for the third year running.The Pioneer Press had an outstanding showing this year with 9 first place awards, while the St ... More >>
By Andy Mannix and Mike Mullen AP ImagesLarson was the CEO and treasurer for the 2008 Republican National Convention host committee.In 2008, St. Paul hosted the Republican National Convention. Republican strategist Jeff Larson was the CEO and treasurer of the host committee, which raised $65 ... More >>
Time to brush up on your snow emergency know-how.If there's a perfect time to have a whopper snow storm, it has to be a Friday night. Most commuters are off the road. The kids are out of school. So while the storm that walloped Minnesota over the weekend caused hundreds of car accidents and ... More >>
Is it possible to dodge a question from your own TV station? If so, Robyne Robinson just may have pulled it off tonight.Watching Robinson deftly tip-toe around the elephant in the room during tonight's 5 p.m. newscast was like having a front-row seat to the best political ballet in town. This even ... More >>
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