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The feds see no evil as a belligerent strongman seeks control of America's food supply
While Twin City music fans wait patiently to see if Bob Mould ever announces a local live performance of his classic Sugar record Copper Blue in its entirety, Merge Records announced that they will be re-issuing and remastering the band's stellar but all-too-brief back catalogue on July 24. A re ... More >>
Van HalenXcel Energy Center, St. PaulSaturday, May 19, 2012The David Lee Roth-led version of Van Halen is a throwback to a time when arena rock actually rocked. Seven albums worth of great material, combined with an apparently sobered-up Eddie Van Halen sounding better than ever these days, meant th ... More >>
Mid West Music Fest, Day Two: Featuring the 4onthefloor, Rogue Valley, Ruben, and Midwest DilemmaWinona, MNFriday, April 20, 2012See also:Mid West Music Fest Day One with Tapes 'n TapesMid West Music Fest, Day Three: Kimya Dawson, the MelismaticsFriday at the Mid West Music Fest brought sunny skies ... More >>
Michele Bachmann: "Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Can someone help me find my office?"Michele Bachmann used to be a United States Congresslady, at least that's what her official presidential biography claims. In fact, if you invoke the ancient rules of the House of Representatives, Bachmann is technical ... More >>
Netroots Nation comes to Minneapolis
How do you know your strawberries came from Minnesota and not Mexico?Many Minnesotans, from diners to restaurateurs, are developing a passon for local foods. And anyone with a taste bud can attest to superior flavor of a strawberry plucked from a Minnesota patch in June versus one trucked from Me ... More >>
Longings and losses of a country boy
Project Costs Millions, Tramples the Constitution, Treats Migrants Like Cattle, and Doesn't Work
Part of the Amongst Us series
Michelle BruchGuatemalan farmers sold directly to Coffee and Tea in a rare shipment. If you're really into coffee, a trip to Coffee and Tea in Linden Hills right now could yield some impressive bragging rights with your fellow aficionados. Some of the Guatemalan coffees at the store are so rare, ... More >>
From Ground Zero of the Immigration Crisis Along the Mexican Border
Festival kicks off its 28th year in the Twin Cities
Photo: XOZ/FlickrTrevor Cook pleaded guilty today in federal court to leading a $190-million Ponzi scheme based in part out of the Van Dusen mansion in Minneapolis that obliterated the investments of at least 1,000 victims while he lived high on the hog and paid off gambling debts. Appearin ... More >>
Utne's list of visionaries on TweepML is here. It's an eclectic bunch.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar appeared on MSNBC Wednesday to talk about how lonely and tough it is being the only Minnesota senator in Washington, D.C.
Profiles of the local film community
The tragic death of one of America's most important investigative journalists
Will someone please tell JoJo that the world is a greedy, vicious place?
Fair trade brews are popping up all over, but Peace Coffee is still a cup apart
St. Paul Mayor Randy Kelly's budget speech yesterday garnered front-page headlines because he proposed raising property taxes for the first time in a dozen years. If the Mayor gets his way, the three-percent bump in the levy will primarily be used to hire 25 additional cops next year. But neither ... More >>
Sen. Norm Coleman does an about-face on a bill that will hurt Minnesota farmers
The case against Minnesota's 1.2 million forest-destroying, disease-spreading deer
What do you do after writing the most popular leftist mindscrew of the decade? A sequel.
The all-but-forgotten art of service is equal parts craft, dedication, and benevolent management
Pre-Columbian, super-authentic Mexican where eat street meets downtown
Will "crossroads cuisine" reinvent both St. Louis Park and the Brazilian barbecue?
Dear Dara's year-end wrap-up
One woman's memories of war and dreams of peace
The West Wing inaugurates a new administration
The never-ending showdown between a relentless poetic provocateur and the back-patting literary establishment that shudders at the very sound of his name
Barely two months out of prison, the Twin Cities' most notorious nun is headed for trouble again
If in America a young man moves in with a fifty-year-old woman to whom he is not related, we call it suspicious. But in the Dominican Republic, they simply call it family
Gary Webb's new book Dark Alliance exposes the CIA/crack connection--and the media's complicity in killing the story
Minnesota beef producers can begin using radiation to kill bacteria and extend the shelf life of everything from hamburger to filet mignon. But a number of scientists, scrappy idealists, and small farmers still say it's not a good idea.
One week on the evisceration line
Faith & Loathing: On the Campaign Trail With Paul Wellstone