A slew of recent lists has named us snobby and brainy, bike-friendly and outdoorsy. But here's a ranking that carries a little more weight, and comes backed by harder data: The Twin Cities has the lowest unemployment of any major U.S. metro area, according to the latest numbers from the Bureau of La ... More >>
The first half of the 2012 Twins season ended with a thud in a game that will be remembered for a loud boom.Yesterday, the Twins got within one strike of victory in the bottom of the ninth, but ended up losing a heartbreaking 4-3, 13-inning game to the Texas Rangers in Arlington. The game was delaye ... More >>
For how often St. Vincent comes to town, you'd think she's moving in. For the third second time in the span of four months, Annie Clark is booked to perform in the Twin Cities. This September, she joins ex-Talking Heads mastermind David Byrne on the first date of a joint tour celebrating their forth ... More >>
Last Friday I wondered if the Minnesota Twins could possibly beat the Detroit Tigers over their remaining three games. They proved that yes, when facing the Tigers' mediocre Brad Penny, that they could, in fact, piece together enough runs to win Saturday's game. Unfortunately, that means that t ... More >>
Too much coffee, man.What a year. Jonathon "The Impaler" Sharkey wanted to be our governor. We got a brand spankin' new Twins ballpark. Michele Bachmann took the tingle out of Chris Matthews. And the Metrodome roof collapsed in the Blizzard of 2010. All of that and more was caught on vide ... More >>
Minneapolis: Not a Brainiest Metro.We've got our big, fancy universities and our hi-tech marquee names here in the Twin Cities, but it's not enough, people. Our neighbors in Rochester, Madison, Ames and Iowa City all made it onto something called the Top 20 Brainiest Metros list. We did no ... More >>
Image via YouTubeA U.S. Army Golden Knights skydiver hits a snagThat was a tough 4-3 loss to the Rangers at the Ballpark in Arlington, but if you think the Twins were embarrassed, check out what happened to this member of the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team.
Photo: adobemacRoberts paid a big price for a gas drive-offSo Eric C. Roberts, a 24-year-old guy from Waconia, pulls into a Cenex gas station in the Sibley County town of Arlington on Sunday. He pumps some fuel into his 1997 Ford Taurus. Then he splits without paying. Roberts is dead now. An ... More >>
A local boy's rise to power in America's right wing
The NCAA stuffing Minneapolis' attempt to host a Final Four, the NCAA humiliated the city by shouting 'NOT IN YOUR HOUSE!' right in its face.
Doc-making punks discuss their decline of Midwestern civ
D.C. lifer George Pelecanos writes about murder, drug feuds, riots, dog-fighting—and also a little violence
St. Paul DFLers pick a well-heeled moderate to take on big, bad Randy Kelly
A top-10 list for a banner year
The media march off to war with Iraq: A TV glossary
Holiday treats from local farmers and food artisans
Hennepin County Medical Center's interpreters decided to join a union. They were surprised to learn they were already spoken for.
A new FCC proposal creates high hopes for local low-watt radio
Turncoat. Chickenshit. Radical. Minnesota's senior senator has been called a lot of things. But president?
Where the winners are losers and the losers are glue
At the Minnesota sexual psychopathic personality treatment center, they lock up men who are dangerous--or unlucky--enough to be tabbed menaces to society even after they've done their prison time
A former teacher's contrarian view of the reforms that have to precede "education reform.
A newly rehabilitated--and temporarily stabilized--Northwest Airlines is poising itself for the next round of industry mergers and acquisitions.