In a column entitled "City Centered: Tweetle Dumb," Adam Platt, executive editor of the Twin Cities Business Magazine, unloads on local journalists "whose Twitter presence deviates wildly from their work.""To me, Twitter is not a place to see what people are doing, eating, or thinking, but a source ... More >>
Not only is the Star Tribune Minnesota's largest newspaper, but it also prints the state's number-two fish wrap. In other words, it has a lot of sway.So the news that former Republican legislator Glen Taylor is buying the usually left-leaning Strib has some wondering aloud whether that means the pap ... More >>
Curtis Schmillen works as a subcontractor for the Minnesota Sports Facilities Commission. He spends a lot of time at the site of the new Vikings stadium and has gotten in the habit of sharing pics of the ongoing Metrodome demolition from his personal Twitter account.SEE ALSO: Metrodome looks sad dur ... More >>
-- Update at bottom --Almost exactly a year after he was hired, Jeff Dubay was let go today by 1500 ESPN.SEE ALSO: Jeff Dubay quits Twitter, threatens to fight trolls who "took addiction cheap shots"Dubay himself broke the news on his Twitter account:
On this most freezing of days, Minnesotans could be excused for mistaking Twitter for the Weather Channel, as everybody and their sister is chiming in with their best #StupidCold-related material.RELATED: For Christ's sake, Florida The cold snap is all fun and games -- as long as you're inside and/o ... More >>
ESPN 1500 radio host Jeff Dubay is serving as Mike Priefer's de facto mouthpiece on Twitter today, defending the embattled and allegedly homophobic coach against all Kluwe-loving comers.SEE ALSO: Jeff Dubay blasts Bob Collins on the radio, calls him a "cheap-shot artist and a chump"At its core, Duba ... More >>
Each week, the Transportation Security Administration publishes on its blog a rundown of some of the scariest and weirdest stuff people try to bring onto planes.SEE ALSO: Utah man on MSP flight says he's not a perv, he just got peppermint oil on his junk One of the featured items this week ... More >>
Today, a Ramsey County jury convicted Jeffrey Trevino of count of second-degree murder without intent to kill in connection with the death of his wife, Kira.THE BACKSTORY: Jeffrey Trevino's attorney raises possibility Kira was murdered during pot deal gone awry Trevino was found not guilty, however, ... More >>
Jeff Dubay hasn't quit Twitter, as he threatened to do after taking a lot of 140-character heat for calling global warming a "left wing conspiracy" on his ESPN 1500 radio show last month. In fact, his latest Twitter imbroglio might be his most lively yet.SEE ALSO: Dave Ryan's Twitter rant leads to ... More >>
-- Update at bottom --On his 1500 ESPN radio show today, Jeff Dubay directly addressed the shot Bob Collins took at him on Twitter this morning.THE BACKSTORY: MPR's Bob Collins takes cocaine shot at Jeff Dubay after Dubay calls for Kill's resignationCollins, MPR's news blogger, tweeted: "If the face ... More >>
-- Update at bottom --Here's what we know: Yesterday, Jim Kowalski, the man who founded Kowalski's Markets with his wife 30 years ago, died during a fishing trip in a remote portion of Ontario.SEE ALSO: In Minnesota, most Missed Connections happen at the grocery store [MAP] But a day later, the cir ... More >>
The story's lede: "With temperatures soaring well into the 90s on Tuesday, FOX 9's Iris Perez decided it would be a good idea to make sure outdoor workers outside in the metro had plenty of water to beat the heat."Sure, it was a slow news day yesterday, but this is ridiculous.SEE ALSO: Fox 9 led las ... More >>
It's not just annoying -- it's criminal.SEE ALSO: Minnesota Supreme Court rules you can legally drunk-drive Segways Yesterday, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled that Minneapolis police can indeed ticket you for blasting your car stereo too loudly.
Astronaut Thomas H. Marshburn has been taking very cool pictures of world metropolises during his stint at the International Space Station, and thankfully for us, he's gotten in the habit of uploading them to his Twitter account.SEE ALSO: Minnesota owl uses talons to carry helpless, possibly doomed ... More >>
It's a good day for Percy Harvin. He gets traded from an organization he didn't seem particularly enthused to be a part of in the first place; presumably gets a new, lucrative, long-term contract; and, as an added bonus, the ganja-friendly wide receiver is headed to Seattle, Washington, where mariju ... More >>
By now, you know the backstory. Last Wednesday, during the first presidential debate, Mitt Romney vowed to cut federal funding for PBS, saying "I love Big Bird... But I'm not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from China to pay for it."SEE ALSO:-- Obama up 7 in Minnesota, Klob ... More >>
Treehouse Records has posted the audio of an anti-liberal and anti-gay marriage voicemail on its Facebook page.SEE ALSO:-- Ex-Viking Matt Birk: "Not all NFL players think redefining marriage is a good thing"-- Rep. Mary Franson on homosexuality: 'I personally do not believe it is normal behavior'-- ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- MN for Marriage seeks removal of fair vendor who said she spit in Vote Yes guy's lemonade-- KARE 11 criticized for hosting "potentially harmful" health screenings at State FairSunday's State Fair festivities were marred by two fights, one of which involved a police officer getting knocke ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Bachmann, Kline, and Cravaak want to redefine rape because of abortion funding-- Donald Ingerson of Ely confesses rape thinking statute of limitations is up, gets arrestedRepublican U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin's troubling "legitimate rape" view may have its origins in an academic pap ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Michele Bachmann on Ellison: 'He has long record of association with Muslim Brotherhood'It's one thing to report that "Bachmann alleges Ellison has ties to Muslim Brotherhood." It's quite another to go with "Bachmann ties Ellison to Muslim Brotherhood."Two respected elders of the Twin Citi ... More >>
Minnesota's adultery statute says that "when a married woman has sexual intercourse with a man other than her husband, whether married or not, both are guilty of adultery and may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than one year or to payment of a fine of not more than $3,000, or both."And loo ... More >>
Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern tweeted his support for dead True Thai chef Anousone Phanthavong Friday afternoon. Phanthavong had worked at True Thai since 2002. He was the restaurant's head cook until Amy Senser ran him over on the Riverside exit of I-94 last August. A Hennepin County judge ... More >>
Well, with Romney finishing a distant third, T-Paw is looking less influential than ever, isn't he?Rick Santorum crushed his Republican presidential competitors during yesterday's Minnesota GOP caucus, but the victory is only as significant as the momentum it generates for his campaign in states ... More >>
Publicity photo via MPRTom Keith, a.k.a. Jim Ed Poole (right) with Morning Show co-host Dale ConnellyTom Keith, who radio listeners will recognize as Jim Ed Poole, co-host of MPR's long-running roots-heavy Morning Show, passed away unexpectedly last night of unknown causes. He was 64 years o ... More >>
Anna Prasomphol, owner of True Thai restaurant, says Phanthavong was her best friend.Amy Senser's hit-and-run accident has been ruled "accidental" by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner. But Anna Prasomphol, owner of True Thai restaurant where Anousone Phanthavong was the head chef, doesn't thin ... More >>
Scott Gillespie, Strib opinions editor, says he didn't spike Anna Prasomphol's piece.Amy Senser is getting a lot of criticism for the hit-and-run accident that killed Anouone Phanthavong, and yesterday, figures in the local media came up for some criticism too. The harsh feedback came thanks to a ... More >>
Amy Senser is still walking around free, and Anna Prasomphol doesn't like that.Amy Senser is still walking around a free woman three weeks after the hit-and-run accident that killed Anousone Phanthavong, despite Senser's having confessed to the crime through her attorney. As investigators assembl ... More >>
Though the joke song was presented flippantly three weeks ago and then mostly forgotten about by the staff, KDWB's Dave Ryan in the Morning Show has come under fire this week after an audio recording of their "parody song" about Hmong culture was uploaded online and sparked backlash from the Twin ... More >>
Don Shelby rides again -- online.Don Shelby just couldn't help himself. Two months after signing off as the iconic anchor at WCCO-TV, he's re-emerged as a writer for MinnPost, the non-profit news home for "thoughtful journalism." And he's using his inaugural column, replete with his promo ph ... More >>
Stpaulvulcans.orgSt. Paul police say one of the 2006 Vulcan Krewe was involved in a hit-and-run over the weekend.It just wouldn't be a real Winter Carnival unless the Vulcans were in trouble. A customer standing on the patio of a bar in St. Paul told cops he saw the driver of a vintage Ford fire ... More >>
Tom Emmer waits tables to try and show he's not out screw serversConfirming that Tom Emmer's mangled comments about $100,000-a-year waiters and waitresses, the minimum wage and long-suffering restaurant owners landed him in seriously bad PR doodoo, campaign adviser David Strom gave the whole ... More >>
Emmer plans to go after the rich...servers?Based on his statements yesterday, it seems Republican gubernatorial candidate Rep. Tom Emmer has never worked in the restaurant business. At the Eagle Street Grille in St. Paul he proposed that restaurant owners should pay a lower minimum wage (ofte ... More >>
Leith Anderson, Tim Pawlenty's pastorThe Rev. Leith Anderson, pastor at Wooddale Church in Edina -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty's church -- and president of the National Association of Evangelicals, is part of a growing movement among Christian conservatives criticizing Arizona's new and controversial ... More >>
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A Republican blogger gets the scoop on the mysterious billboard backers.
When the Drudge Report linked to a post about the billboard, his phone began to ring incessantly and comments below the post turned vile.
Talk about a tease.
Seemed like a good idea at the time, but that was before Minneapolis Park Police showed up.
Is this the most photographed storm in Minnesota's history? Probably.
The St. Paul Saints are hoping you'll have a ball with this giveaway. It's all the support you'll ever need in tough times.
Rosemount man calls out the use of a digitally altered picture.
Hint: It has nothing to do with Star Trek.
The Scripps National Spelling Bee started today and five Minnesota kids are in the race to be named the best underage speller around.
We've got some Twisdom to throw your way. Check out what kind of "genius" some locals had to spew this week on Twitter.
General Mills has bribed some 900 people -- most of them moms -- into blogging nice things about the company. In return for their positive PR work, they get free coupons and samples.
Leave it to the guy who is ahead to get really really impatient. Al Franken's attempt to get an election certificate failed yest ... More >>
Cafe Scientifique heads to Bryant Lake Bowl to get their wonk on.