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
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Ballpark was always heinous act of thoughtlessness
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Country living and carrot juice with DJ Woody McBride
But rejoice not: Cities in the Dakotas and Wisconsin rate higher Forbes.com 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 >>
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 >>
A Jesse-free review of the headlines that made us wince in 2001
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.