Yesterday evening, St. Paul police got an eyeful of car theft suspect Mario Zacate's birthday suit when they arrested him while he was taking a bath. Zacate worked up a sweat by allegedly stealing a car, getting into a wreck, and then fleeing the scene.SEE ALSO: Good Samaritan interrupts alleged St. ... More >>
Pastor Mac Hammond -- the Brooklyn Park mega-church leader, Michele Bachmann-supporter, private plane-flyer, and IRS facer-offer -- is worried about how same-sex marriage will affect his followers. And he wants them to worry, too.See Also: - Gay marriage bill passes House, Senate committees. What's ... More >>
A Twin Cities woman was sentenced to three years of probation and 50 hours of community service this morning for stealing $8,600 in disaster relief funds meant for victims of Hurricane Katrina. A couple weeks after Katrina hit in 2005, Rena McCarter, 62, told the Federal Emergency Management Agenc ... More >>
During his State of the Union speech last night, President Obama called for the federal minimum wage to be raised to $9 an hour. Two DFL lawmakers want to do him one better.SEE ALSO: Tom Emmer goes after food server wagesA bill introduced in the House by Rep. Melissa Hortman, D-Brooklyn Park, and in ... More >>
On Saturday, the MNGOP met in Blaine to discuss the butt kicking the party received last month and to look ahead to the 2014 election.SEE ALSO:-- John Kriesel for governor? "I would never rule out a run," he says -- Hann: Some state employees "do nothing," salaries "a clear misuse of public dollars" ... More >>
A controversial Radiolab episode opens old wounds and raises countless questions for Minnesota's Hmong
Rep. Ernie Leidiger, R-Mayer, has three tax liens filed against him and reportedly owes $144,000 in overdue state and federal taxes.SEE ALSO: Rep. Ernie Leidiger outed for inviting Bradlee Dean to lead House prayerIs the failing small business owner from the party of personal accountability being ac ... More >>
Hardee's recently announced a five-year expansion plan that will increase its Minneapolis/St. Paul-area presence four-fold, from 21 locations to 80. That's 59 new burger joints.If you're interested in heading up one of the new franchises, there's an "Executive Roundtable" this afternoon where you ca ... More >>
A Mexican heroin ring led by a one-armed drug dealer was broken up last week by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office, according to a criminal complaint filed by prosecutors. Sheriff's deputy Quincy Grabau began investigating the drug ring in September 2010 after a "confidential reliable informant" ... More >>
$2.50 pints at Town Hall on WednesdayThere's an extra day this month to cram in some more eating, so we recommend a few charitable dining enterprises or the well-timed "leap beer" at Town Hall on Wednesday to make the most of it. 2/28 Don't wait for takeout to get your Thai fix. Hit up the ... More >>
Officials moved on, but neighborhood never got help
Michele Bachmann, Mac Hammond: The sheep and the sheperd.Mac Hammond, the Brooklyn Park pastor who's had some trouble with the "separation of church and state" thing in the past, is now ready to officially push those his church right up alongside the White House as he campaigns for Michele Bachma ... More >>
Richard Hazeltine, Michael Horaas: Forgetting the State Fair spirit.The Minnesota State Fair is a time for Minnesotans of all walks of life to come together -- including, it seems, the most sleazy among us.In separate cases, two men are being investigated for the sale of counterfeit tickets for t ... More >>
Surly Nation celebrates the taproom bill and honors its biggest champion.Despite the rain, Surly Brewing Co. fans came out in droves to the "Power of the Pint" event in Brooklyn Center, a celebration of the passage of the Surly bill. Scattered throughout the brewery and tented outdoor bar were b ... More >>
Christopher James Hayes is headed to prison.When the shots rang out last Sept. 17 near the the corner of North 30th Avenue and North Colfax Avenue, a security camera called a ShotSpotter mounted on a utility pole swiveled around toward the noise and started recording the scene. Part of wha ... More >>
Girl ScoutsDid girl scouts lose major cash over cookie sales?That's what WCCO's recent report on the subject seems as if it'd like us to believe. The TV station's spin makes the situation out to seem like some sash-wearing, slave-driving Girl Scout Grand Poobah dumped a semi-load of cookies at ea ... More >>
Jesse Ventura now: Vote for Tom Horner.Jesse Ventura shocked Minnesota, and launched a million late-night TV jokes, when he made the leap from the pro wrestling ring to the governor's mansion in the 1998. Now he's passing the feather boa to a new independent. He's endorsed Tom Horner for gov ... More >>
Mac and Lynne Hammond find their church in the holeGod's feeling the recession pinch as hard as everyone else: Mac Hammond's prosperity gospel Living Word Christian Church is broke. Hennepin County records show that the Brooklyn Park building is now owned by the money changers. TCF Bank bou ... More >>
Michelle Bruch Much of the bakery at Seven Stars Coffee House comes from family recipes. The stay-at-home moms that opened Edina's newest coffeehouse don't live far from the shop at Amundson Avenue in Edina. That's a good thing, because they're making bagels from scratch every morning. "I ... More >>
Gerard Cellette may be a convicted Ponzi schemer who rooked investors out of $53 million, but Living Word Christian Center megachurch says the $2.2 million in donations it received from the crook shouldn't be used to pay back the victims of his crime. Cellette's a guy with such an impending ... More >>
Police also identified the victim as Pierre Fischer of Fridley.
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Minnesota Film Arts downsizes its festival, prepares to sell off its screen
People are still accusing Mary Kiffmeyer of election high jinks. But this time, they're after her job.
The ballad of Clark "Motown" Adams, man without a mic
The number of foreclosures on Twin Cities homes spikes
Four questions for the freeway exit-ramp beggars
Strib management takes its union to court
Meet the Bad News Bears of local slam poetry
We crowd-surfed with R.T. We bar hopped on light rail. And between some of our precious last sucks on a cigarette at the club, we scribbled it all down on a cocktail napkin.
Cooking instructor Supatra Johnson connects the dots from southeast Asian farmers to you
This year the murder rate has doubled in north Minneapolis. What's changed? Nothing, really. That's the trouble.
Stephen Porter may have been humiliated and abused by cops. Or he may be the best thing that's happened to the MPD in a long time.
The Twins finally bring home the 2002 edition
Instead of a 12-year prison sentence, Judge James Campbell gave an attempted murderer a few months in the workhouse. And he can't understand why everyone's so upset about it.
They can quote the Constitution and sing "The Star-Spangled Banner." Their ancestors hail from Virginia. Meet the Twin Cities' newest African immigrants.
When police informant Johnny Edwards sang, men went to prison. Now his tune is coming back to haunt the courts.
The Art of Murder or How to Take a Friend's Life Without Really Trying. Acclaimed artist Carl Wesley, a.k.a. Inmate 198369, wrote the book.
How a growing number of Twin Cities neighborhoods are driving out the poor.