Bismarck (North Dakota)

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    Twin Cities music fan of the week: Nine Inch Nails edition

    In the Twin Cities Fan of the Week series, Gimme Noise showcases fellow concertgoers in their natural habitat.Event: Nine Inch Nails and Explosions in the Sky (Review | Slideshow)Location: Xcel Energy Center, St. PaulDate of Discovery: Saturday, September 28, 2013

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    White supremacist trying to take over NoDak town, moves in next to county's only black guy [VIDEO]

    Talk about awkward -- in tiny Leith, North Dakota, one of the most outspoken white supremacists you'll ever see lives next to the county's only black guy.Craig Cobb recently moved into an $8,600 house with no septic tank or running water in Leith, which has a population of about 20 people. Cobb's pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2013

    Twin Cities has lowest unemployment of any major U.S. metro

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    North Dakota Capitol reporters repeatedly warned about wearing revealing clothing

    We know it's sexy time all the time in Fargo, but you'd think things would be less hot and heavy in the Capitol pressroom in Bismarck.SEE ALSO: Biden to NoDak Sen. Heidi Heitkamp's family: "Spread your legs. You're going to be frisked" [VIDEO] Nonetheless, North Dakota legislators are apparently esp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Sherwin Shayegan, Piggyback Bandit, is in Minnesota

    Shayegan is one frickin' bizarre individual.​Sherwin Shayegan is a serial piggybacker known as the Piggyback Bandit. And he has been spotted in Minnesota.Shayegan, 28, likes to show up at high school sporting events and jump on the players' backs. He is not shy about this -- his Facebook page asks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Rogue Valley tour diary, vol. 4: The benefits of local press

    ​Rogue Valley's tour diaries are written by frontman Chris Koza and edited by bandmate Peter Sieve. You can read their first installment here and second here, and third here. 1/18-1/19 Rogue Valley Tour Journal: "New Year Resolution" Minneapolis: 21 degrees. St. Cloud: 17 degrees. Fergus Falls: 15 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    Legendary North Dakota: Top 8 Reasons No-Dak Is So Damn Sexy!

    ​By now, you've no doubt heard about North Dakota's new "Legendary" ad campaign, which markets No-Dak as a state of skanks ready to have sex with any Tucker Max-clone willing to sit in a window and drink beer.But that's not the only thing Legendary about North Dakota. You don't get a nationwide re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Minneapolis-St. Paul named "most resilient" city in the U.S.

    Minneapolis is the most resilient U.S. city, no thanks to state politicians.​Minneapolis-St. Paul is the most resilient big city in the country, and the third most resilient metro area of any kind. The metro area is more likely than any other American city to bounce back from a recession, natural ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    Pig spleen weather forecaster Norbert Schulz says winter's going suck

    Photo: The Pug FatherNot a weather forecaster? Think again.​Who needs perfectly coiffed TV weather jockeys when you have 83-year-old Norbert Schulz in overalls, a trucker's cap and pig spleen bigger than a loaf of bread? The bigger the pig spleen, he says, the nastier winter will be. This yea ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 23, 2009
  • News

    April 8, 2009

    Good riddance, Metrodome!

    Ballpark was always heinous act of thoughtlessness

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2008

    Drama addiction: Petters planned to leave country

    TomPetters.jpg In a secretly recorded conversation Petters said he had not intended to be in the country by the time of the presidentia ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    April 12, 2006

    Take the Cannoli

    Are the best cannoli in the world available to Minnesotans, and even Bismarckers? Dear Dara finds out.

  • Columns

    January 25, 2006

    The After Party

    Country living and carrot juice with DJ Woody McBride

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2005

    Forbes: Twin Cities crack top 20 for biz and careers

    But rejoice not: Cities in the Dakotas and Wisconsin rate higher has compiled an exhaustive list of the best metro areas for businesses or careers. The math that goes into it--cost of living, cost of doing business, income growth--is predictably corporate-minded, but offers an interestin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2005

    Bismarck: the twenty-five hour party town

    State of Minnesota Takes Human Growth Hormone Is population a reliable indicator of economic health? Like a healthy child or a cancerous tumor, Minnesota is growing. On Thursday, the Star Tribune trumpeted Minnesota's population increase with surprising exuberance: "Minnesota, little brother to Wisc ... More >>

  • News

    January 2, 2002

    The Hunted Man Awards

    A Jesse-free review of the headlines that made us wince in 2001

  • News

    March 10, 1999

    Dream Hoops

    Over the last 40 years, the Red Lake Warriors have known high hopes, humiliation, and off-court tragedy. Now they're getting ready to make history.