There's a glut of hip-hop coming out of the Twin Cities, and it can be a lot to try to digest. We've selected six recently released albums by local hip-hop artists that deserve recognition; welcome to Gimme Leaks #5.
Members of the Black Student Union, Black Faculty and Staff Association, and a handful of other black student groups are asking U of M officials to remove racial descriptions from crime alerts distributed by the university. SEE ALSO: Myles Thomas puts Mpls cops on blast after they write him ticket f ... More >>
Ashley Madison -- a website that bills itself as "the online personals & dating destination for casual encounters, married dating, discreet encounters and extramarital affairs" -- put together a list of "Cheating Universities: The Top 10 Alma Maters of American Adulterers" earlier this fall ... More >>
During a recent game against Nebraska, University of Minnesota baseball players pulled off one of the most awesome videobombs we've ever seen.SEE ALSO: Cute Vikings fans photobombed at Lambeau by middle finger-flipping Packers backer [PHOTO]While head coach John Anderson was doing an interview with ... More >>
The obvious choice for celebrating this weekend is City Pages Beer Fest (featuring beers from more than 30 breweries and food from Velee Deli Food Truck, Pat's Tap, Big 10, and Old Chicago), but if you're looking for more to do on Friday, Sunday, or Saturday before 5:00 p.m. and after 9:00 p.m. ... More >>
Celebrate one of the defining markers of summer with us by hanging outside with old friends and new acquaintances, listening to live music with a brew in hand at the City Pages Beer Festival. Join us in raising a glass to the 21st year of the festival on Saturday, June 1, on the cheap. Find out how ... More >>
Rodney Williams Jr. is a basketball artist whose medium happens to be dunks.FROM LAST WEEK: Rodney Williams Jr.'s insane block seals Gophers' upset win over #1 Indiana [VIDEO] During Saturday's Senior Day 73-44 victory over hapless Penn State -- the Nittany Lions didn't score until nearly 12 minutes ... More >>
Earlier today, the Minnesota Gophers published a series of photos on its Facebook page of mascot Goldy's wide-ranging Halloween costume selections, most of which being pretty tame: Super Mario, Aladdin, a pirate. But one clearly stands out among the others in the album: Goldy dressed as Batman: The ... More >>
The 20th-annual City Pages Beer Festival returns to downtown Minneapolis near 10th and Hennepin on Saturday, June 2. The festival is your ticket to free, unlimited beer samples from dozens of brewers, including Lift Bridge, Finnegans, Goose Island, Lucid, Lucky Bucket, Northern, Sierra Nevada, and m ... More >>
This week, for the fourth time since 1990, graduate student workers at the University of Minnesota are voting on whether to unionize. If a majority of voters support the unionization proposal, the U of M's graduate students will organize under the umbrella of United Auto Workers. Graduate student ... More >>
One or two of these kids probably even knows how to read.Down about the economy, unemployment, the rise of Asian commerce, the rapid growth in income inequality? Do not fear for the future of the American dream: The University of Minnesota just welcomed the smartest freshman class it's ever had. ... More >>
The former Roseville Area football star met a tragic endSean Matti, the Purdue college student and former Roseville Area High School football star missing in Indiana, has been found dead this morning. He was 22. Authorities pulled Matti's body from Lake Freeman, near Monticello, where he was ... More >>
Because the Vikings' 2010 season has been so tame . . .
Eric KalerIt's tempting to think that there must be a course on language torture at the University of Minnesota. How else could it get away with naming Eric Kaler as the only "finalist" being considered for president of the university, while not actually naming his president? Turns out there ... More >>
A booze-free zoneTCF Bank Stadium will remain a booze-free football field for the time being. Rather than adopt a compromise approved in the Minnesota Legislature that would have allowed alcohol sales in the most expensive seating areas at TCF Bank Stadium, along with some of the general adm ... More >>
Should taxpayers foot the bill for a new Purple Palace?When the Legislature adjourned earlier this week, the latest Vikings stadium bill died on the vine. And while the organization never endorsed the fresh attempt to get taxpayers to foot the bill for a new Purple Palace, it was happy to ham ... More >>
Gary Tinsley's getaway ride didn't get him away fast enough: The 6-feet 1-inch, 220-pound linebacker tried to evade the cops on a moped early Sunday morning after being spotted driving the wrong way on a one-way street. Minneapolis police say Tinsley later ditched the moped and tried to get ... More >>
The college basketball diva told reporters yesterday he is not ruling out the possibility of eventually returning to the Gophers.
White's attorney met with prosecutors today to negotiate his lingering trespassing charges. Apparently that didn't go so well.
The roller coaster ride that is Royce White's tenure with the Gophers takes another turn.
Jimmy Williams' civil claims of fraud and negligent misrepresentation against Gophers basketball coach Tubby Smith can proceed to trial.
President Robert Bruininks plans to recommend that alcohol be banned at the on-campus stadium as well as all other campus sports arenas.
The Gopher comedy squad squares off against the OSU Buckeyes.
Gov. Tim Pawlenty managed to squeeze out a win against Newt Gingrich in National Public Radio's March Madness GOP 2012 bracket. Can he make it to the Final Four?
Steve Albini's noise rock supergroup will surely test the eardrums of Fraternity Row.
The St. Paul-based line judge dishes on officiating in the NFL since 1986.
Despite the controversy raised by several independent score keepers, no one seemed to care Tuesday night when South High's Tayler Hill scored her 26th point of the game.
The infamous coach gave up basketball for good. Life on the farm satisfies him just fine.
On the Occasion of its 25th Anniversary, We Offer a Requiem for the Much-Maligned Metrodome
Pawlenty helps revive campaigns for new stadiums
RJD2 creates spy flick cinemascapes for strip mall fugitives
What makes Sid Hartman cry?
Bloody marys with a bookie at the height of March Madness
The Star Tribune's quixotic quest for a new Twins stadium
While the Gophers struggle through a losing season, Sam Jacobson hopes to impress the scouts.