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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 HealthCare.gov website, might endanger the he ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
SEE ALSO: Michele Bachmann: God sent Hurricane Irene to carry me to the White HouseAlmost exactly one year to the day after she said "I don't know how much God has to do to get the attention of the politicians. We've had an earthquake; we've had a hurricane," Michele Bachmann is again linking severe ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Anderson Cooper talked to Kyle, bullying victim and scene-stealer.Anderson Cooper is making it something of a personal mission to take on the school bullying issue, and every night this week on CNN is devoted to his "Bullying: It Stops Now" campaign.To kick off the series on Sunday night, Cooper ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
WakameEat sushi, help earthquake victimsCNN 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 >>
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 >>
Beth SchapiroThis 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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.
With Tech N9ne in town this weekend, we started thinking about gangster rap and called Lars Larson for a Top Ten l ... More >>
Whether 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.
Rep. Michele Bachmann has been getting a lot of criticism this election season for her cancellations or lack of appearances at debates and ... More >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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Big butts affecting drug injections, majority opposition to banning abortion, a craptastic webcam karaoke performance, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Sexual harassment at FOX? Chemical weapons used in Iraq? Larry King loves Vince Vaughn? The Minnesota blog of the day and more...
The online sports press is gushing about the Vikings top two picks in the first round of yesterday's NFL draft. CBS Sportsline.com's senior football writer Pete Prisco hands out his only A grade to Scott Studwell and the other Purple People Drafters. ESPN.com's pigskin guru John Clayton cites the V ... More >>
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 >>