Tom Emmer, hockey dadSarah Palin picked a winner: Republican state Rep. Tom Emmer won the his party's endorsement for the Minnesota's governor's race on Friday. Palin, who quit her own job as Aaska's governor after a failed shot at the vice presidency, had chimed in just before the conventio ... More >>
The Universities of Minnesota and Wisconsin are among many colleges objecting to a Bud Light beer promotion: "Fan Cans" in college colors. And it looks like they have won.
In 2005 a New Yorker piece about Craig Finn of The Hold Steady (and the sorely missed Lifter Puller) singled him out for writing songs "as though the point of making music is to communicate." It's a skill for which he has absorbed no shortage of recognition.
The Wolves' massive overhaul begins with top pick Randy Foye
The Catholic Church's right turn touches off battles over dogma and diversity at the University of St. Thomas
Nine days ago on this Balls! blog, my colleague Jim Walsh wrote a brief but spirited defense of Gophers' women's basketball coach Pam Borton, who was rocked by a slew of players leaving the squad after the season concluded last month. I kept meaning to join the commentary that followed, but was busy ... More >>
How Lindsay Whalen resurrected the Lady Gophers
A body at rest becomes art in motion
Happy to be compared to St. Paul Mayor Norm Coleman, R.T. Rybak wants to use Minneapolis's top office to sell the city
The Edison Project's formula is simple: Take a Minneapolis public school, add some entrepreneurial savvy, and watch the profits roll in. Trouble is, it doesn't add up.