Food trucks are known for inventing unique flavor concoctions, especially in Minnesota, where the warm months bring out State Fair favorites like camel burgers and fried lamb testicles. But despite our familiarity with bizarre ingredients, baby food never struck us as a suitable focal point for food ... More >>
A Star Tribune report published last night connected some of the dots in the tragic story of Ted Hoffstrom and Dr. Stephen Larson.The report said Hoffstrom blamed the doctor he is suspected of murdering last Friday night in Orono for birth defects he was afflicted with. Previous reports indicated La ... More >>
Our STD rate might be on the rise, but at least Minnesota's teens are having safer sex: Between 2007 and 2011, the number of teens giving birth in the state dropped by more than 30 percent.See Also: - 2012 was a banner year for chlamydia in Minnesota; STDs increased overall - Tim Pawlenty doubles do ... More >>
Valentines Day week has arrived! Whether you plan on celebrating Valentines Day with a special someone, alone, or with your multiple cats, be sure to check out Lucy Michelle & The Velvet Lapelles' Greatest Valentines Mixtape show at the Cedar Cultural Center. On Friday synth-pop band Usonia rele ... More >>
In November 2009, Zach Sobiech was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer that typically affects growing teens. Since then, he's endured numerous surgeries and months of chemotherapy.Unfortunately, the cancer spread to both of his lungs this summer, and Zach, 17, was recently told h ... More >>
An Abbott Northwestern Hospital spokeswoman vows "there will be consequences" after a baby boy was given to the wrong mother and breastfed before the mistake was discovered.SEE ALSO: Supreme Court considering case of Duluth doc who sued after reviewer called him "a real tool""As far as we know, this ... More >>
To all the Minneapolitans suffering from the infectious baby fever, we have fantastic news: You're officially living in one of the most baby-friendly cities in the country. See Also: Minnesota named 'Most Hipster State in the U.S.' Minneapolis ranked 5th best city for recent college graduates
SEE ALSO:-- Minnesota's Abby and Brittany Hensel, conjoined twins, make Newsweek-- Minnesota's conjoined twins, Abby and Brittany Hensel, make The Sun-- C.J. scolded by editor after mocking conjoined twins in gossip columnThe world's most famous pair of conjoined twins recently graduated from Bethel ... More >>
Financial chicanery goes beyond recount
With temperatures approaching 90º this week and the humidity on the rise, beardos across the Twin Cities must be thinking about possibly shaving their facial hair in order to cool off just a bit this summer. The 4onthefloor frontman Gabe Douglas and some of his area folk friends certainly are feeli ... More >>
What if the mother wouldn't have realized the hospital's mistake?A newborn baby born at the Virginia Regional Medical Center a few weeks ago was brought to the wrong mother, who breast fed her for a few minutes before the error was identified. In other words, the baby's first nourishment came from a ... More >>
The Commonwealth Fund just released its new Scorecard on Local Health System Performance, and it turns out we Minnesotans really have no good reason for ever getting sick or dying.How well Minnesota cities performed in the rankings is actually pretty ridiculous -- St. Paul ranked top in the natio ... More >>
It's enough to make Adam Sandler's song "Lunch Lady" sound like a utopian fantasy ("got no idea what the chicken pot pie is made of..."). Sadly, we do know what the hamburger patties served by the national school lunch program are made of, and it isn't pretty. A recent article from TheDaily.com re ... More >>
Michele Bachmann and Mrs. Potatohead: Friends foreverMichele Bachmann is known for tilting at windmills. She's launched crusades to protect old-timey light bulbs as well as assailed Michelle Obama for her stance on providing breast pumps to new mothers.But M-Bach may have just gone into overdrive ... More >>
Holy mackerel! The New York Times has now resorted to quoting comments from this blog in its stories on Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.In Friday's New York Times, Reporter Kate Zernike wrote a story headlined, "A Breast-Feeding Plan Mixes Partisan Reactions." About halfway down, it features an od ... More >>
James Lileks has a beef with Blotter.In a New York Post article published today, Star Tribune columnist James Lileks complains about Blotter's dogged coverage of Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.The column for the Murdoch-owned paper is an attempt by Lileks to explain Minnesota politics, and Bachma ... More >>
Michele Bachmann is clueless about Lady Gaga.Lady Gaga headlined the Grammys. She's sold bazillions of records. An army of Little Monsters follows her every move and tweet. She's a bona fide cultural phenomenon. But Rep. Michele Bachmann, mother of five and foster mother to her own army, is ... More >>
Michele Bachmann trashes Michelle Obama over breastfeeding.When the teabaggers made Michele Bachmann their queen, were they hoping she'd start a war with First Lady Michelle Obama over breastfeeding?Because that's what she's doing.Mrs. Obama has promoted the idea of more flexible workplace rules ... More >>
Michelle LeonFaces bakery offers students pizza, bread, and other favoritesComplaining about school lunches is a time-honored student tradition, but it's a lot harder for the students at Wayzata High this year. The school is teaming up with entrepreneur Kyle Hale and executive chef David Fhim ... More >>
Photos by Benjamin GrimesSchool of Seven Bells and Active ChildSeptember 19, 20107th St. Entry, MinneapolisDo the Twin Cities have an active enough concertgoing population to support three separate sizable touring bands on a chilly Sunday night? It turns out the answer is yes, judging from the fu ... More >>
Senator Franken sans ear of cornMinnesota Senator Al Franken may spend most of his time in D.C., but his mind is often on the state's food: getting it to needy children, pumping up farmers markets, and even bragging about the sweetness of our corn.
Dr. Gary Remafedi says ACP knew better
http://www.flickr.com/photos/chidorian/106713617/Mm . . . carbtastic. In a surprising twist, the concern over childhood obesity does not lie in chicken nuggets, pizza poppers, or chocolate chip cookies baked just past raw. According to the government, the immediate culprit is that fatty, fatty 2 ... More >>
Michelle Obama mentions Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak's efforts to bring healthy food to underserved communities in a recent speech.
Twin Cities schools working on pumping up nutritional value of school eats.
Sen. Norm Coleman's latest ad features Wyatt Rech, the adorable 6-year-old cancer survivor from Montgomery, Minn. who inspired his childho ... More >>
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Oakland Raiders wide receiver Randy Moss will return to the Twin Cities next week to take part in the Randy Moss Celebrity Charity Invitational Bass Tournament, a one-day event on Lake Minnetonka. Fifty pro anglers will be paired with sports and media celebrities and corporate sponsors to compete fo ... More >>
In Minnesota, finding an abortion doctor gets harder all the time