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    October 22, 2014

    CNN Says Twin Cities "Got Transit Right" with Green Line

    A CNN Money piece gives the Twin Cities props for getting transit right with the Green Line."Big projects often divide cities," the article notes. "But Minneapolis' light rail line is creating jobs and driving development in underserved areas." (The line serves St. Paul as well, of course, so CNN's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    A taste tour of the Karmel Square Somali Mall

    Exploring unfamiliar territory can be an intimidating feat. Throw new foods into the mix, and many of us will roll into protective balls like human-sized pill bugs. The standard approach to international markets is to stick to familiar items -- produce, rice, noodles -- while glancing at, but not da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2014

    Pro-legalization Rep. Rena Moran says she won't author marijuana legalization bill

    Yesterday, we broke the news that Minnesota NORML, for the first time, plans to push legislation next session that would legalize marijuana in Minnesota. Marcus Harcus, the new associate director of MN NORML, told us the organization is targeting pro-legalization Rep. Rena Moran (D-St. Paul) as the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2014

    CNN criticized for torturing reporter by making her stand amid Mpls' polar vortex [VIDEO]

    In a post on the Mediaite blog, CNN takes heat (no pun intended) for making a reporter stand outside today and report live along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis while the windchill was 44 below.SEE ALSO: DeRusha offers perfect comeback to Barreiro's gripe about winter coverage "Boasting that th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2013

    Michele says that despite Marcus' "significant health issues," Bachmanns don't have insurance

    In September, President Obama mocked Michele Bachmann's worry that the Affordable Care Act "literally kills women, kills children, [and] kills senior citizens." But if Michele can be believed, the law, combined with her stubbornness about using the balky website, might endanger the he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2013

    Michele Bachmann "very excited" about gov't shutdown, says it's "exactly what we wanted"

    If the federal government shuts down at midnight tonight, "large sections of the government would close, hundreds of thousands of workers would be furloughed without pay, and millions more would be asked to work for no pay," the New York Times reports.RELATED: Bachmann: Miracle from God will force O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    9/11 truthers have full-page ad in City Pages [IMAGE]

    On the 12th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, a group called Minnesota 9/11 Truth wants you to think again about what happened that day.SEE ALSO: FEMA yanks Minn. coloring book with 9/11 terror attack image The group has a full-page ad just inside the back cover of today's City Pages print ed ... More >>

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    September 4, 2013
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    August 16, 2013

    Pedal Pub crash: Top 10 jokes

    First off, we extend our best wishes for a speedy recovery to the two people who were taken to the hospital after yesterday's Pedal Pub crash. Thankfully, it sounds like their injuries aren't life-threatening.SEE ALSO: PedalPub driver responds to the haters [INTERVIEW] That said, we can't ignore the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    James O'Keefe creeps out Ana Marie Cox on Twitter

    It's not a state secret that original Wonkette Ana Marie Cox now makes her home in Minnesota. And apparently, one of the creepiest guys on the internet is using that to his advantage.Remember James O'Keefe III? When last we left him, he was pulling gross dildo pranks on CNN reporters and pleading gu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    Jon Stewart on Bachmann: "It's all bullshit" [VIDEO]

    The Washington Post, CNN, PolitiFact, Bill O'Reilly, federal investigators, and now Jon Stewart. What's next, Marcus Bachmann going public with broadsides against Minnesota's wackiest congressperson?SEE ALSO: Michele Bachmann: Obamacare "literally kills women, kills children, kills senior citizens" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Norm Coleman on Michelle Obama's Oscars appearance: Obamas "owe Hollywood so much"

    Norm Coleman has had some surprisingly nice things to say about President Obama lately, but he's still a Republican, and he couldn't resist the urge to take a shot at the first lady during an appearance yesterday on Wolf Blitzer's CNN show.SEE ALSO: Michele Bachmann's "tar baby" Obama blast "has not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    Keith Ellison critical of Obama's fiscal cliff deal [VIDEO]

    Now just a month from a painful plummet off the so-called "fiscal cliff," the White House offered up a deal yesterday that echoes President Obama's proposal throughout the campaign: hike up taxes on the country's wealthiest, introduce billions in new stimulus spending, and find at least $400 billion ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    Jesse Ventura/Howard Stern 2016 presidential ticket gains momentum [VIDEO]

    Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura has made no secret of his desire to run for president as an independent candidate in 2016, and he may have recently found his ideal running mate: Howard Stern.See also:Jesse Ventura tells Howard Stern about role in Wachowski bros. new movieVentura first floate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    Rush Limbaugh has a crush on Chris Kluwe

    SEE ALSO:-- Chris Kluwe to Emmett Burns: Gay marriage "won't magically turn you into a lustful cockmonster"-- Chris Kluwe says politician is "literally an asshole" for anti-gay marriage stance-- Chris Kluwe coins "turdsloth" while defending Crossfit on GawkerYesterday, Rush Limbaugh devoted a few mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    Federal agents issue "extraordinary" plea for help finding at-risk boy wearing Joe Mauer shirt [PHOTOS]

    Last week, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations unit issued an "extraordinary plea" for help finding a boy investigators say is in a "dangerous situation."The boy appears in a video that was posted somewhere online. ICE released a couple of stills from the video ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Mary Franson introduces bill blocking employers from asking for social media passwords

    ​Mary Franson has caused us to shake our heads a couple times already this month -- first when she compared food stamp recipients to wild animals, then again when she outed herself as a careless driver to "scoop" the Strib's Jon Tevlin.But today, instead of shaking our heads at her, we're nodding ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Igor Vovkovinskiy, America's tallest man, lives in Rochester, can't find shoes

    ​Being the tallest man in America isn't as fun as you might imagine.'If I were that tall,' you might be thinking, 'I'd surely make a fortune playing basketball.' But it's impossible to play basketball when your feet, clad with ill-fitting shoes, are unable to support 7'8" worth of girth.That's the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    Michele Bachmann channels Sarah Palin, accuses CNN of "Gotcha!" journalism [VIDEO]

    In an interview on CNN's Starting Point this morning, Michele Bachmann quickly turned defensive after host Soledad O'Brien recited some of the candidate's comments about homosexuality. Bachmann accused Soledad of "Gotcha!" journalism, dismissing the question as simply "bizarre." The interview con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Bachmanns quit church they hadn't been to in two years

    Michele McGaugheyThe Bachmanns will be missed... if anyone notices.​Michele and Marcus Bachmann have left their church after 10 years of membership. But even before she officially filed to quit the church, the Bachmanns hadn't been there in two years. The Bachmanns were granted their release from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Bachmann keeps Elvis Christmas music on her iPod, and other CNN debate weirdness

    All seven Republicans, on the right.​The Republican "debate" on CNN last night wasn't really a debate at all, it was a two-hour press conference in which seven candidates took turns trashing President Obama. No one expected anything different, really. All seven of them just wanted to cram int ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty calls Obama a "Doofus," but photo comparison tells the real story

    ​Tim Pawlenty unleashed a rank straight out of 8th grade when he called President Barack Obama a "doofus" on CNN. This bust is so old school  it doesn't even have a Wikipedia entry. So what exactly is a doofus, anyway? Does Barack Obama resemble a doofus?And should a doofus who lives in a gla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    Shmarya Rosenberg, St. Paul blogger, catches Hasidic paper's Hillary Clinton crop

    The White HouseHillary Clinton and Audrey Tomason, in their rightful places. ​St. Paul blogger Shmarya Rosenberg caught the Hasidic newspaper Der Tzitung with egg on its face. The day after Osama bin Laden was shot and killed by Navy SEALS, the including here White House released a photo carr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    CNN calls Twin Cities "hot for summer"

    Photo: aturkusOne of the fabled 10,000.​Fresh off being named one of Men's Journal's coolest cities in America, and one of National Geographic's 10 Best Summer Trips, CNN has gone and called the Twin Cities "hot for summer." Indeed we are. Especially when we suffer the indignity of watching snow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Origami, Nami, and Wakame join forces to help Japan's Tsunami survivors

    WakameEat sushi, help earthquake victims​CNN and BBC switched their 24-hour coverage from Japan earthquake to Libya last week, but the hardship for survivors is far from over. Behind the news coverage of the nuclear crisis in Fukushima are hundreds of families in evacuation shelters, as well as fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Kaffie McCullough on why she used bogus child sex trafficking study [AUDIO]

    The Juvenile Justice FundKaffie McCullough admits they needed scary stats to get funding.​This week's cover story debunks a bogus study on juvenile prostitution that was used to demonize Craigslist and censor its adult classified ads. The problem is that the study is based on a seriously flawed m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Beth Schapiro responds to story debunking her child prostitute study: "We stand fully behind our work"

    Beth Schapiro​This week's cover story takes a look at research conducted by the Atlanta-based Schapiro Group, which claims to track incidents of juvenile prostitution. The problem is that the claim is based on a seriously flawed methodology--the numbers presented to news outlets as hard statistic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Pawlenty will run for president or get off the pot in two weeks [UPDATE]

    It's make-your-mind-up time.​Tim Pawlenty says he will decide once and for all in the next two or three weeks whether he'll make a 2012 run for the White House. After three epic campaign commercials, a national book tour, frequent-flyer excursions to New Hampshire and Iowa, and incessant sucking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Michele Bachmann concentrates on district work ... in Hawaii

    Apparently speaking in Hawaii is part of Bachmann's "district work"​Michele Bachmann has apparently been inundated this week with calls from reporters wanting her take on the freedom-loving protesters in Cairo. But our most famous congresswoman just isn't picking up the line. She's busy with " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Democratic National Convention skips Minneapolis in favor of Charlotte [UPDATES]

    The Democrats will kick it Charlotte.​You can put away the gas masks and quit wondering whether your new roommate is a snitch: Charlotte, N.C., has been picked to host the Democratic National Convention in 2012, beating Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Cleveland.

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    Dead birds falling from the sky: This mix is for you

    ​Picture it: one minute you're soaring through the skies with your fly, feathered friends, and then the next minute you're all stone dead and plummeting down to Earth like oversized, tar-coated hailstones. Why? It almost doesn't even matter why. No explanation - rational or irrational - is any mat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Michele Bachmann: The Year In Crazy

    Wingnut of the Year.​Rep. Michele Bachmann took us all on another ride aboard the crazy train this year, questioning the president's patriotism, defending BP, proclaiming herself the queen tea partier -- and winning re-election in the 6th congressional district. Here's a look back.

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Pete Arnold admits BirthOrNot was a hoax

    It's all fun and games until Pete Arnold's wife loses her job.​Zeeboid has confessed.Pete Arnold finally admitted to CNN that BirthOrNot was a media stunt and he never intended to terminate his wife Alisha's pregnancy at the whim of an internet poll.Arnold continues to insist it wasn't a "hoax," w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    Minn. delegation speaks out against AIG bonuses

    AIG is being reamed at the Capitol today and our representatives out in Washington, D.C. are doing their part to stand up against the bonuses.

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Bloody Monday hits Minnesota too

    Nationwide, at least 68,000 job cuts were announced to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2008

    DU Nation founder Lars Larson lists Top 10 gangster tracks

    larslarson1.jpgWith Tech N9ne in town this weekend, we started thinking about gangster rap and called Lars Larson for a Top Ten l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    Election Day event checklist.

    uncle.sam.jpgWhether you're seeking wall to wall coverage or distraction in a bottle, there's no shortage of places to be as the results roll in.

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2008

    Bachmann realizes only her district can reelect her

    bachman.jpg Rep. Michele Bachmann has been getting a lot of criticism this election season for her cancellations or lack of appearances at debates and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2008

    Breakfast of Champions 5/13: The roundup

    See what kept party-goers out late last night at Goth Prom and watch a video of "the dumbest fucking guy on the face of the planet" inside.

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2008

    Galactic Pizza on CNN

    Our beloved pie-peddling crusaders get some national media love...

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2007

    Live Leak posts security camera footage of bridge collapse

    Live Leak, a media sharing site, has posted footage from CNN of the security camera video showing a portion of the I-35W bridge in mid-collapse.

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2007

    Mo in Minnesota

    Tongue-in-cheek commentator and pop culture guru, Mo Rocca, recently made a visit to the Twin Cities to film a segment at the site of the 2008 Republican National ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2007

    The UpTake focus their lenses on the Republican National Convention

    If you happened to catch the CNN-YouTube Democratic debate last week—and with Minnesota's caucuses more than six months away, who didn't?—you may have noticed one of the video questions from a somewhat excitable Minneapolis man named Marcus Benson, who asked if the candidates would raise ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2006

    Governor's race: a Range war in the offing?

    As I write this, a few minutes after midnight, the CNN results page has Tim Pawlenty holding a 7,000-vote lead with 77 percent of precincts reporting. The slowest reporting has come from the 8th District, in Iron Range counties. A few minutes ago, Pawlenty chief of staff David Gaither was on TV comp ... 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 19, 2006

    Q: What sets the Strib apart from the following news websites?

    CNN, Fox, MSNBC, NY Times, LA Times, WashPost, St. Paul Pioneer-Press, Des Moines Register, Duluth Herald-Tribune, Grand Forks Herald, Cedar Rapids (IA) Gazette, Iowa City Press-Citizen, Sioux Falls Argus-Leader, Rapid City (SD) Journal, Kenosha (WI) News, Yankton (SD) Daily Press & Dakotan. A: Un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2005

    11/29: Morning Communique

    Big butts affecting drug injections, majority opposition to banning abortion, a craptastic webcam karaoke performance, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

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    November 9, 2005

    11/09: Morning Communique

    Sexual harassment at FOX? Chemical weapons used in Iraq? Larry King loves Vince Vaughn? The Minnesota blog of the day and more...

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2005

    Vikes first-round picks draw raves from the "experts"

    The online sports press is gushing about the Vikings top two picks in the first round of yesterday's NFL draft. CBS's senior football writer Pete Prisco hands out his only A grade to Scott Studwell and the other Purple People Drafters.'s pigskin guru John Clayton cites the V ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2005

    Red Lake shootings update:
    media coverage notes and links

    10 dead, 12 injured in northern Minnesota rez town; complete text of shooter's retrievable posts at Nazi chatboard [posted at 8:36 a.m., updated at 11:45 a.m., 12:40 p.m.] About the shooter: Jeff Weise, reportedly a sophomore at Red Lake High, was the grandson of a tribal police officer named Daryl ... More >>

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