In December, Chelley Martinka, a 28-year-old Rhode Island mother of a baby girl named Adelaide who has dwarfism, was "shocked, appalled, and hurt" when she went grocery shopping and saw Cains "Kosher Dill Midgets" pickles on the shelf.SEE ALSO: The new Green Giant looks like he just took a bong rip ... More >>
Talk about going out with a bang!SEE ALSO: "Bad Lip Reading" starring AP is hilarious [VIDEO] Last night, during a Senior Night game, a senior goalie for Farmington High School expressed unhappiness over his playing time by scoring the game-tying goal in his own net with just over three minutes left ... More >>
Yesterday, Chaska High School received some sort of threat, prompting administrators to lock down the school, cancel classes, and send students home for the day around 10:30 a.m.SEE ALSO: Chaska police thwart "Slap an Asian Day" in middle school The school isn't quite back to normal today. A statem ... More >>
Last night, Blake scored a 61-60 road win over Chaska thanks to John Veil's last-second fling three point shot.SEE ALSO: Roseville girl's basketball half-court buzzer beater [VIDEO]Veil, a junior, scored a game-high 22 points -- the last three of them coming in SportsCenter top 10-worthy fashion.
Rep. Ernie Leidiger, R-Mayer, has three tax liens filed against him and reportedly owes $144,000 in overdue state and federal taxes.SEE ALSO: Rep. Ernie Leidiger outed for inviting Bradlee Dean to lead House prayerIs the failing small business owner from the party of personal accountability being ac ... More >>
Think dogs are man's best friend? This Chaska pug sounds more like his or her owner's worst enemy. Last week, Chaska firefighters responded to a house fire. Thankfully, the blaze was quickly extinguished, and an investigation into the fire's cause commenced. WCCO reports that investigators noticed a ... More >>
Has Black Friday jumped the shark? Now that hundreds of stores are opening for Christmas shopping at the witching hour of midnight, it almost feels as if the consumer holiday has reached the point of parody. But then, when you stop and think of last year's shopping deaths and even this year's pe ... More >>
The parent of a Chaska Middle School West student was looking over her kid's Facebook page when she noticed another student complaining that someone had slapped her that day in school. Someone replied to that post saying that it was because it was "Slap an Asian Day" in school. The parent follow ... More >>
Not the Taj Mahal, but better than your school.Any minute now, all those families who abandoned Minneapolis and St. Paul for Edina, Minnetonka, and other assorted Twin Cities suburbs "for the great schools" are going to be sticking "for sale" signs on their front lawns, right? Nah. Just kid ... More >>
A blizzard's just another excuse to play in the snow.Congratulations. You survived Snowmageddon. We've listed the Top 20 snowfall totals for the Twin Cities area below. Now you need to shovel out the car and pay attention to the Snow Emergency parking rules (we're on Day 2). Stay warm.
Bryan Fischer says President Obama can't possibly be a ChristianMichele Bachmann joined the political chorus last week in denouncing the nutty Florida pastor who threatened to hold a book-buring party fueled by Qurans on 9/11. "Reprehensible," she said. But look who she's appearing with th ... More >>
Image by Irargerich on FlickrBabies: sometimes they like to be born in a minivamA Chaska mom delivered baby No. 2 in a Perkins parking lot in Edina this weekend. She was hoping for a short labor, but this wasn't quite what she had in mind...
Photo: banspyJohn Paul St. Marie faces six felony countsIt doesn't sound like John Paul St. Marie has had an easy life. Childhood polio left him a quadraplegic. Health issues forced him to resign as from his position in the civil division of the Hennepin County Attorney's office four years ag ... More >>
Photo: the moogA Chaska High student found relief in a staffer's mugBack in the day, this kind of thing might have been brushed off with a wink and a nod -- and not gawked at by newsies. These days, the cops get called. And so it was that a 17-year old guy from Laketown Township was arreste ... More >>
This man does not work for a flower shop in Chaska"Want to try FaceTime? Give us a call," the Apple promo text message said to iPhone 4 users on Friday, pitching a cool new feature that lets users see each other while they talk on the phone. Just one little problem. The number in the message ... More >>
This week in the A-List Extra we have a benefit event for MNFashion, a party at Seven's Skybar, and some incredibly cool paper art.
While in Brazil for a month, the house filled up with water, subsequently turning it into an ice palace not unlike Superman's Fortress of Solitude.
Grapevine heist has U of M officials concerned, puzzled.
Hazeltine tips, history, predictions, and some video from practice day #2.
A Minneapolis man has been charged after he allegedly walked into a pet store in Excelsior and killing two bunnies by snapping their necks.
Money magazine ranks the Minneapolis suburb No. 2 in the nation for its small-town charm and natural surroundings.
Patrick's high school prom date sets the record straight.
One of them will throw you from a moving car and the other will just feel like it
Think gangs won't invade your perfect outer ring suburb because they're too busy causing problems in the scary urban hellholes of the state? Wrong. Your ideal shelter from that out-of-control mayhem in the cities will soon come crumbling apart too.
A St. Louis Park man's pot prank went awry earlier this month when a young woman had to go to the hospital after eating one of his "special" brownies.
Ali Teymouri, 31, has now been charged with "delivering adulterated food," which is a misdemeanor and could lead to up to 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.
Human kindness gone terribly wrong: Two men decided to surprise coworkers with a pan of special brownies without telling them of the magical ingredient.
Former Chaska seafood importer employee says he was fired for pointing out fishy business.
Defender of sleaze gets hung up in trust-fund probe
James Lileks gets a new gig while other Stribbers get their walking papers
In 2004, according to U.S. PIRG's review of the Environmental Protection Agency's Toxic Release Inventory data, CHS Oil Seed Processing released a total of 520,000 pounds of respiratory toxicants at its Mankato plant.
Perspective and Context: Endangered Species in Newsrooms Public Safety columnist Ruben Rosario chimes in on the case getting saturation coverage in local news media this week, a Chaska man's alleged murder-for-inheritance of his mother. With the rest of the news media busy trying to flesh out the s ... More >>
The glorious yachting days of summer--as seen from the shore
How Minnesota philanthropist and developer Henry McKnight's utopian vision of suburbia became a blueprint for modern exurban nightmares
Chaska's process holds lessons for Minneapolis Former Minneapolis Public Schools Superintendent David Jennings has signed on to run Chaska's growing (and apparently flush) school system. Smart move on Chaska's part, we imagine. Jennings' resume includes a stint as speaker of the Minnesota House of R ... More >>
Looking back at one white woman's ordeal and the white man's crime