Sunday night, John Oliver, host of HBO's Last Week Tonight, eviscerated the Miss America competition for its misogyny and misleading claims about the amount of scholarship money it doles out to women.Though Miss America officials claim to make $45 million in scholarships available to contestants -- ... More >>
KDWB radio show host Dave Ryan cost his bosses some money yesterday with a meant-to-be-funny Twitter rant that seriously offended the Minnesota Department of Education.SEE ALSO: Joe Cowley, Chicago sportswriter and alleged MN resident, in trouble after sexist Twitter rant Yesterday morning, Ryan pos ... More >>
Matt Blum's photographs of naked women have hit a nerve while granting peace of mind for their subjects
Police say Steven Johnson, 35, confessed this week to brutally murdering his wife, Manya Johnson, after she told him she was leaving him and taking their young child with her on Sunday. Manya, 32, had a master's degree in counseling psychology and worked at Target Corp.SEE ALSO: Johnson accused of m ... More >>
Organization builds a tight-knit national community while preventing foreclosures
On the heels of the ground-breaking Anoka-Hennepin settlement with six bullied students, a parent is complaining of a new harassment issue in the district. Melissa Thompson, the mother of a Blaine High School student, says she's been complaining that members of an after-school Christian group calle ... More >>
Caleb King, a Minnesota Vikings running back who never saw on-field action as a rookie last season, really doesn't like to be told he resembles Eddie Murphy, apparently.King, 24, and Coon Rapids resident Andrew Hayek, 22, were both at a birthday party Friday night in Oak Grove when Hayek told King h ... More >>
Longtime comedian speaks to City Pages before his Mystic gig
Jennings was busted peeping in the same apartment twice.If you live near the University of Minnesota, it might be time to upgrade those curtains. Calvin Jennings, a 33-year-old Coon Rapids man, has pleaded guilty to first-degree burglary and interference with privacy charges stemming from a ... More >>
Sandford says repeatedly: "I don't want to do this"
It's politics vs. the pulpit in Brooklyn Park
Animal welfare advocates say the shelter could dramatically reduce euthanasia rates
After his son committed murder, a retired St. Paul cop had to choose between blood and justice
Beyond soundbites: detailed first-hand accounts from people trapped in the city after Katrina--what they did, what they saw, how they stayed alive.
Baxterization, beaten paths, and the great riparian land rush of northern Minnesota
He was a homeless ex-con with nothing to lose. Now he's a homeless fighter with nothing to gain.
Portraits of the urban river in words and pictures
The sad, strange case of Darren Odell and the sorry state of our insanity laws
Burt Hanson just may be the unluckiest man alive. But he's not giving up.
They'd seem quaint if they weren't so eloquent: Meet the University of St. Thomas's loudest rabble-rousers
Eddie Sharkey has wrestled champs, chumps, and chimps. Now the tough guy turned trainer drops knowledge on Generation WWF.
In ten years, only one man has had the blind faith to try to unseat Anoka Mayor Pete Beberg. Meet Bjorn Skogquist, new kid in town.
For years the Salvation Army's Harbor Light homeless shelter has been plagued by inept management, insufficient security, and unspeakable acts. And Hennepin County taxpayers are footing the bill.
Spending fifteen days in fifteen bars, our crawling correspondent seeks the connection between liquor and license
Have you ever felt overwhelmed with only one child? Stretched beyond your limits with two? Frazzled out completely with three? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have, say, five children? Six? Seven, eight, nine?
Scott Paulson was sick of his stepson's complaints about a white posse beating up his black friends. Then the phalanx of trucks pulled up on his lawn.