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  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    God bless you, Palmer's Bar

    As a born-and-raised, card-carrying South Minneapolis boy, I've finally come to grips with the fact that my Twin Cities have got to be the most insecure major urban metro in the U.S. We're constantly fishing for validation from the larger cultural hubs around the country to feed our low self-esteem, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    Twin Cities among least stressed metros, CNN study says

    Earlier this month, we told you about a Movoto Real Estate study that ranked Minnesota among the least stressed states. So it probably shouldn't come as a surprise to learn that a new CNNMoney study puts Minneapolis among the least stressed cities.For the study, which looked at the 55 Americans metr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2014

    Michele Bachmann argues anti-gay bill is actually about tolerance

    During an appearance on Wolf Blitzer's CNN show yesterday, Michele Bachmann used her unique brand of logic to argue on behalf of an Arizona bill that would've allowed businesses to deny service to gay and lesbian customers.SEE ALSO: Michele Bachmann waves bag of gay-unfriendly Chick-fil-A [VIDEO] "W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    Randi Kaye gets stoned on CNN [VIDEO]

    Anderson Cooper dispatched Randi Kaye to Colorado to file a report on how Colorado's recent legalization of marijuana is working out.SEE ALSO: The new Green Giant looks like he just took a bong rip [PHOTO] Suffice to say her story is a feel-good one. Kaye, a longtime WCCO correspondent before going ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2013

    Deer stranded on icy lake for two days rescued with help of hovercrafts [VIDEO]

    Three deer stranded on the ice of Albert Lea Lake for two days were rescued thanks to the owners of Rochester's Medcity Hovercraft.SEE ALSO: Man rescues deer from icy lake [VIDEO]Informed about the stranded deer by a KAAL TV Facebook post, Doug and James Kenison hopped on their hovercrafts and came ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    Michele Bachmann again runs from CNN's Dana Bash when asked about misleading CPAC speech

    It's only Wednesday, and it's already been an especially bad week for Michele Bachmann.SEE ALSO: Bachmann says Romney is best presidential candidate because Obama is too wealthy [VIDEO] On Monday, the Washington Post rated remarks Bachmann made criticizing President Obama during her CPAC speech as " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    VW's Super Bowl ad featuring 'Minnesotan' criticized for being "like blackface with voices" [VIDEO]

    Volkswagen's new Super Bowl ad is set in a Minnesota office building, yet features a white office worker speaking with a thick Jamaican accent.SEE ALSO: Duluth roiled by two recent blackface incidents [VIDEO] The idea is he's so enlivened by his new red Volkswagen that he suddenly adopts Bob Marley' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    In Iowa, women can be lawfully fired for being so sexy, they make their boss contemplate an affair

    When is being totally sexy a bad thing? When it costs you your job, that's when.Last Friday, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that Fort Dodge dentist James Knight was within his rights when he fired a female dental assistant he viewed as an "irresistible attraction."SEE ALSO:-- Thomas LaBlanc convicted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    Tim Olmsted, teacher who allegedly called students "black and stupid," is still getting paid

    St. Paul teacher Tim Olmsted is still getting paid by taxpayers, nearly six months after he resigned amid accusations he was openly racist in the classroom.SEE ALSO: St. Paul teacher allegedly calls students "fat, black, and stupid," placed on paid leaveAs we told you about last January, Olmsted was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Supreme Court upholds Obamacare: Top 10 Twin Cities tweets

    This morning, in a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Obamacare's so-called individual mandate is constitutional. Perhaps the big surprise was that Chief Justice John Roberts unexpectedly sided with the court's liberals.You probably already know that, but the information may co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    5 weird web food stories: August 15-19

    Yum, DSL- Digital Sushi LunchFights in the kitchen! Rockers pushing wine!  And a contract that must be signed before getting a reservation? We take a look at five of the weirdest food stories kicking around the web this week.  

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Justice Dept. investigating Anoka-Hennepin schools for harassment of gay students

    Justin Aaberg is one of four gay teen suicides in two years.​The Department of Justice is investigating allegations of a hostile environment toward gay and lesbian students against the Anoka-Hennepin County school district.The DOJ, along with the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    CNN's Amber Lyon ducks Village Voice interview over bogus sex trafficking data

    ​It's bad enough that CNN mindlessly parrots junk data about U.S. child sex trafficking in order to scare viewers and score ratings points. It's worse that CNN falsely suggests our parent company, Village Voice Media, didn't cooperate about its property for their sensationalist report ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    University of Minnesota tuition hike approved

    ​The University of Minnesota regents have included a 5 percent tuition hike for resident undergraduates and 8.2 percent for nonresidents in what's being called a "provisional" budget for next year, along with program cuts, wage freezes, and dumping a larger share of health care costs onto employee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    Michele Bachmann files presidential race paperwork

    Bachmann is running for president.​Rep. Michele Bachmann used the Republican debate on CNN tonight to announce that she's filed official paperwork to run for White House in 2012. That's not the same thing as officially declaring herself a candidate, but it's the last official step any candida ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Michele Bachmann says God's calling her to run. Republicans? Not so much

    God's given her the all-clear.​Michele Bachmann just spent the day in New Hampshire, glad handing around and attracting a bunch of reporters who treated her like a Sarah Palin stand in. Because right now, she's acting like a presidential candidate, as opposed to a biker chick. And she says Go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Michele Bachmann wants to be prez so she can kill "the crown jewel of socialism"

    ​Unlike Tim Pawlenty, Michele Bachmann can answer the question of why she's running for president with one made-up word: Obamacare.In an interview with CNN, America's Craziest Congresswoman called Obama's healthcare program "the crown jewel of socialism" and said that anyone who is running for pre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Heidi Collins claims Osama bin Laden death scoop

    Heidi Collins: Better connected.​If only CNN, Fox, MSNBC, the major networks, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal had exercised the foresight to tune into Fox 9 here in the Twin Cities on Sunday night, they could have broken the Osama bin Laden story so much faster. That's because we' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty: "I'm running for president" [VIDEO]

    Tim Pawlenty tells Piers Morgan he's running.​"I'm running for president," former Gov. Tim Pawlenty told CNN's Piers Morgan last night. "I'm not putting my hat in the ring rhetorically or ultimately for vice president. I'm focused on running for president." He also threatened to grow his mullet b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty vs. Donald Trump, Birther

    T-Paw wants Trump to get a grip on reality.​Tim Pawlenty has shown over and over that he's willing to go the extra mile to win over the Republican Party base. But he draws the line with birthers -- including Donald Trump. Funny guy, The Donald, and he's rich, too, Pawlenty told Sean Hannity ... More >>

  • News

    March 23, 2011

    Wall of Shame

    CNN, USA Today, and other media organizations got fooled

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal deny spying in Iranian court and moms see hope

    Screen grab via CNNBauer in Iranian court.​Minnesota native and freelance journalist Shane Bauer and his friend Josh Fattal have finally been allowed to deny spying accusations in an Iranian court. Their mothers are now praying that "truth and justice will prevail" so that the men can soon co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    CNN justifies airing Bachmann's SOTU speech [UPDATE]

    Michele Bachmann: Equal time?​The tempest in a tea pot is now the perfect storm. Michele Bachmann's little State of the Union speech scheduled for an online-only audience tonight is now being put on a par with Barack Obama's address to Congress, and the official Republican response from Rep. Pau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Gawker falls for BirthOrNot abortion hoax by its own trollish commenter, Zeeboid [UPDATED]

    Nick Denton bought the hoax hook, line and sinker on Gawker.​Earlier today, we revealed that Pete Arnold, the father of the fetus at the center of the birthornot abortion poll, is actually a rightwing internet troll. We even sent a reporter to the Arnold house in Apple Valley, where ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    Bachmann's 'You be da man' comment leads to national belly laugh

    When we heard of Bachmann's "You be da man" comment to RNC chairman Michael Steele during the CPAC conference, we thought it was pretty hilarious. Check out some of our favorite national reaction.

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    Dueling headlines during economic misery

    "Recession Could End This Year, Fed Chief Says" (Washington Post) vs. "Bernanke: Recovery Will Take Years" (CNN).

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    Inauguration: Need a place to celebrate?

    No worries -- there are lots of places to go, starting with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    The Dead announce a 19-date spring tour

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    Hope glimmers for frisbee golf and hackeysack as The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2009

    Eagle Street Grill or CNN Grill?

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    Are corporate sponsorships a way to get restaurants out of the impendin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2009

    FBI offering $5,000 for bank robber tips

    The Minneapolis FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for informatio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2008

    CNN establishing quasi-bureau in Minneapolis UPDATED

    cnn.jpgWe now have the name and face of CNN's new Twin Cities correspondent.

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2008

    VP Pawlenty Watch: McCain "inching towards" T-Paw

    In light of this, we are taking the historic step of activating RED ALERT!!! on the VP Pawlenty graphic.

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2008

    Santa gets a tan: the North Pole is melting

    The North Pole may be ice-free by September. What does this mean? Quick! Someone ask a weatherman!

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2008

    Criminal Profiler Debunks "Smiley Face Killers"

    image002.jpg Is it true, as TV reports on KSTP and CNN have claimed, that serial killers may be stalking and drowning college men in several ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2008

    St. Paul Saints "Bobblefoot" Larry Craig giveaway worth a small fortune

    Looking at completed listings on Ebay shows the cheeky tchotchke selling for a high of $182.50. Several sold for around $100 using the "Buy it Now" option.

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2007

    35W Bridge links

    For those keeping up with news about the 35W Bridge tragedy, here are some useful links, far from complete...

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2007

    1/26 Morning Communiqué

    Many Canadian citizens realizing they're no longer citizens, investigators looking into racist MLK Day college party, Hugh H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2007

    1/17 Morning Communiqué

    Life in prison in Michigan for adultery, stripping pensions from Congressional criminals, the return of the Cosby sweater, Muppets w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2006

    Exit-pollsters try to keep results from bloggers

    As the Wall Street Journal reports this morning, the National Election Pool--the consortium formed by CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox, CNN, and AP ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2006

    8/21 Morning Communiqué

    Christian adult toy store opens for business, flex-fuel vehicles are the majority in Brazil, Freeload Press makes free textbooks with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2006

    6/26: Morning Communique

    A North Carolina group calls for book banning, 57 Ground Zero workers have died allegedly from exposure to chemicals, Saddam Hussein conducts a one-meal hunger strike, six common sex myths, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2006

    The blind leading the blonde

    Blondes are not going extinct. That's the big news in today's Pioneer Press.

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2006

    1/13: Morning Communique

    Assault with a sex toy, carpooling with fetuses, law-abiding condom-carriers, Apple anime t-shirts, the "Anderson Effect," the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2006

    1/12: Morning Communique

    Christian U wants to fire divorced employees, Georgian man sentenced to life in POTUS attack, the world famous asphalt museum, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2005

    11/21: Morning Communique

    Underwear for the poor, online dating services that tease, rating puppies, the Minnesota blog of the day, and more...

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2005

    The aftermath of Katrina in punditry

    A week after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, we've heard from politicians, pundits, survivors, aid workers, and editorialists. Here are just a few of the notable comments coming out of the tragedy... "We finally cleaned up public housing in New Orleans. We couldn't do it, but God did." -- Re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2005

    9/2: Morning Communique

    Scientists have sequenced the genome of the chimpanzee and found that humans are 96 percent similar to the great ape species.

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2005

    CNN goes off the deep end

    Lately, CNN has felt like the Democrats of the major news outlets, and that's not because they're supposedly the "liberal" alternative to Fox News. (They're not.) Like the dems, the first 24-hour news channel is struggling with its identity: Who are we? What does "news" mean in the new millennium? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2005

    Katrina Update: Hurricane crashes ashore, Superdome roof leaking rain

    Hurricane Katrina reached land about an hour and a half ago near Empire, Louisiana, 55 miles southeast of New Orleans. The storm is moving north at 15 miles an hour and, while New Orleans will take a hit, coastal Mississippi is expected to bear the brunt of the storm. The latest news from CNN is tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2005

    6/30: Morning Communique

    [THESE DAYS] Rep. Robin Hayes (R-NC) told CNN on Wednesday that the "evidence is clear" that Iraq was involved in the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. Rory Mayberry, a former KBR (Halliburton) food manager at Camp Anaconda in Iraq, testified on videotape from Baghda ... More >>

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