Just after 5 p.m. last night, an SUV, traveling in reverse, slammed into a bus stop just outside a McDonald's at the intersection of 45th Avenue North and Lyndale Avenue North, leaving 45-year-old Billie Weaver dead.It's unclear at this time why the SUV was traveling in such a manner. Minneapolis Po ... More >>
Heat caused Highway 29 near Eau Claire to buckle yesterday, creating a steep bump that allowed motorists to do their best Evel Knievel impression.One Knievel-worthy stunt was captured on video by a motorist who had stopped to simply take a photo of the buckled highway. Not realizing her phone's came ... More >>
Michael Mumey, a 46-year-old Minneapolis man, had a less-than-pleasant trip to Illinois over the weekend. After driving into a retaining wall, Mumey allegedly led police on a low-speed chase that ended with him getting a Taser right to the face. The kicker: It happened in Tazewell County. Here ... More >>
Attention: If you are the owner of this white Lamborghini, it has been towed.Now here's something you don't see every day: A Lamborghini being towed away.The white Lambo was the talk of the University of St. Thomas campus on Friday after it was towed away in front of the stunned eyes of dozens of ... More >>
Screen shot from Sports Car DigestRobert M. Lee, collector of Faberge eggs and major perv.Nevada millionaire Robert M. Lee, 83, is apparently the kind of guy who thinks his bags of money give him the right to be a major dirty old man. While flying on his private jet to Rochester for a doctor ... More >>
Ryan Eugene LoydAnthony Titus had just turned 16 years old when he was shot dead on the night of the Fourth of July in a backyard on the 2900 block of Fremont Avenue North. Family and friends said they were sure the boy wasn't in a gang, and that the shooting wasn't gang-related. As Minneapol ... More >>
Photo: Zdenek SvobodaThe moose: majestic, mysterious and not so good at sticking to the crosswalk.Two motorists found out the hard way that while the mighty moose may be strong, the animals are not nimble. Nor are they particularly street smart. Dark had already fallen when Cody Abdo was cru ... More >>
Ford's Twin Cities Assembly Plant once built 300,000 Ranger pickup trucks a yearDespite a last-ditch, bi-partisan plea from Gov. Tim Pawlenty and St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, Ford Motor Company's St. Paul truck plant is now all but certain to be shuttered in 2011. The two politicos made wha ... More >>
Coco Mault via Flickr.comThis Saturday will begin with a bang for New Londoners as a starting gunshot announces a 120-mile antique car run to New Brighton. The event features pre-1920s vehicles, and because they are unable to go faster than about 18 miles per hour (not because it's forbidden, ... More >>
Screen shot from Journal SentinelMilwaukee news media drink in the sight of a giant sinkhole that opened during torrential rainsMilwaukee, apparently, is drowning. Something like 7 inches of rain fell there inside a couple of hours on Thursday evening. Tornadoes touched down. Thousands of hom ... More >>
Not a golf cart designed to "blend in"Oh sure, Denny Hecker had some swank speed boats. The Harley collection is impressive. So is the assortment of SUVs, ATVs, snowmobiles and dirt bikes. But what really caught our eye on the Fred R. Raddle and Sons website for the Hecker bankruptcy auction ... More >>
Police also identified the victim as Pierre Fischer of Fridley.
A Wisconsin woman says she's happy to be alive.
Memorializing Block E's big-pimpin' Bellanotte, including a few choice words from the Strib article's comments section.
In an effort to convert more drivers to fuel-efficient vehicles and jumpstart the auto industry again, the U.S. Senate passed legislation that would give drivers up to $4,500 if they trade in their gas-guzzling clunker.
How we gonna get our boats to the lake?
At least there are still two other locations for me--and R.T. Rybak--to get our torta fixes.
We just received a call from a concerned reader pointing out that a Minneapolis city vehicle has been idling in front of his house on the 4200 block of 27th Avenue South for more than an hour. The vehicle is a green, four-door sedan, license plate 08042, and emblazoned with the slogan "Minneapolis C ... More >>
By Eliot Brown What's bad for SUV dealers is good for the light rail... and visa versa. High gas prices earlier this fall brought Metro Transit a welcome boost in popularity as more metro-area residents were leaving their cars parked at home and hopping on the bus or light rail. In September, the ... More >>
Hurricane Rita's jog to the north last Friday was lucky not just for those who stayed in Galveston and Houston but likewise for those who tried to flee, only to find themselves stuck on Texas interstates. From Wednesday onward, gas stations in the Houston area and all along the main routes north and ... More >>
Hard times and idle lines come to the auto plant in St. Paul
Shoot the Messenger in the Sexy Pontiac G6 Floundering GM to media critics: suck our tail pipe The harsh news was like finding out your parents have backed out of their order of Girl Scout cookies after you called them poo-poo noses. Like the French taking back the Statue of Liberty after lea ... More >>