• Blogs

    July 26, 2013

    Aaron Rodgers says Ryan Braun looked him in the eye and lied to him

    Today, Aaron Rodgers offered his first public comments on the news that his friend, business partner, and fellow Californian-turned-Wisconsin sports superstar Ryan Braun has been suspended for the rest of the MLB season for violating baseball's performance enhancing drug prevention policies.SEE ALSO ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Wisconsin may repeal margarine ban

    Is Wisconsin dairy in danger?​Who even knew that Wisconsin has a law making it illegal for restaurants to serve margarine? The 44-year-old law was intended to protect the state's famous dairy industry, and now some legislators are looking to repeal it, led by Republican state Rep. Dale Kooye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    3 in Wisconsin charged with using dead soldiers' IDs in check fraud

    Three American soldiers died defending their country, and three Wisconsin fraudsters stole their identities​Three Wisconsin soldiers -- Rachel Bosveld, of Waupun; Matthew Schram, of Brookfield; and Andrew Halverson, of Grant -- all died during combat in the Iraq war. Their thanks? Three lose ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    Spree the socially awkward dolphin ships out

    Photo courtesy of the Minnesota ZooSpree's off to Chicago​No mom around for guidance. Tough guys leading her astray. Not playing nice with the other girls. Yes, it was time for Spree, the Minnesota Zoo's socially awkward bottlenose dolphin, to get a change of scene. She's off to the Brookfie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    Wis. man busted for child porn after leaving cell phone at bar

    If you chose to carry child porn along with you on your cell phone for that much-needed fix, you might think twice about leaving that same phone behind at a bar as collateral for an unpaid tab.

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Chicago dolphins crash at Minn. Zoo during aquarium renovation

    The Minnesota Zoo's dolphin exhibit just got a little more snug now that they have three of Chicago's bottlenose dolphins crashing there until their new aquarium is completed.

  • Books

    May 29, 2002

    Deadbeats, Inc.

    Minneapolis swallows another developer's debts

  • Books

    March 1, 2000

    Pass the Block

    With all the noise about Block E, one minor detail hasn't gotten much attention: The numbers

  • News

    February 23, 2000

    Theater of the Absurd

    When the Shubert inched down Hennepin Avenue a year ago, Minneapolis politicos promised a bright future for the historic theater. They didn't mention stingy legislators, taxpayer bailouts, or the specter of the wrecking ball.

  • Movies

    March 3, 1999

    Fade to White

    Will the demise of the Skyway Theater spell the end for mainstream black film venues in the Twin Cities?

  • News

    October 14, 1998
  • Books

    September 2, 1998

    Greenbacks or Green Space?

    Brookfield's Block E plan is headed for the dumpster, but a new movement is afoot to turn downtown's saddest parking lot into a park

  • News

    December 24, 1997

    It's a Mall World

    While no one was watching, Block E became Blocks D, E, and F.

  • News

    December 17, 1997


    By the end of the month, the City Council could order the demolition of the Shubert, Minneapolis's oldest theater.

  • News

    October 29, 1997
  • News

    October 29, 1997
  • News

    October 29, 1997

    Bill of Goods

    Ten years ago Minneapolis officials turned the heart of downtown into a parking lot. Now they've got an even better idea

  • News

    July 2, 1997

    Anatomy of a Sellout

    Teachers' unions lose a big one as DFL lawmakers find reasons to support the governor's education tax break

  • News

    October 16, 1996

    Curtain Call in the Theater District

    Block E redevelopment probably means saving one historic theater and destroying another. The question is which will be left standing: the Shubert or the Mann?