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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 Backpage.com property for their sensationalist report ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
CNN, USA Today, and other media organizations got fooled
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 >>
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 >>
Nick Denton bought the birthornot.com 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 >>
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.
"Recession Could End This Year, Fed Chief Says" (Washington Post) vs. "Bernanke: Recovery Will Take Years" (CNN).
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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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
[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 >>