It was the classic high school prank. Two boys, playing around with a few rolls of toilet paper, covering a friend's house, lawn and trees with the stuff. Little did they know, Nicholas Lee Curtis was watching. And he had a sword. Curtis wasn't in the house that the teenagers were pranking. But he ... More >>
Around 3 p.m. on July 24, Coon Rapids resident Mike VanWagner was allegedly involved in two accidents in quick succession along Highway 252 in Brooklyn Park.First, he sideswiped a vehicle. But that didn't stop him, and tragically, the second incident would be much more serious.See also:Woman was par ... More >>
-- Update at bottom --Last week, Minnesota came close to becoming the first place in the Western Hemisphere to experience an Ebola case when Patrick Sawyer, a 40-year-old Coon Rapids man, was stricken with the disease in Lagos, Nigeria shortly before he planned to board a flight back home.Though he ... More >>
Diggity Drive Up, the new fast-casual concept by the folks who brought you Tavern and Atlas Grill, is out to revolutionize the way we order food. Their method? They're eliminating waitstaff altogether. Instead of impatiently waiting for your server to return, only to change your mind over what kind ... More >>
The suburbs are where most of the Twin Cities' wannabe cheaters live, according to new information released by Ashley Madison, which is known perhaps as the world's leading hookup site for wayward spouses.According to the site's "membership per capita" numbers, 9.1 percent of the Twin Cities' Ashley ... More >>
Osseo-based boxer Caleb Truax is currently 18th-ranked middleweight in the world, and resides on this week's City Pages cover. The story, written by the golden gloves of CP's Jesse Marx, details the struggles any Midwestern boxer faces to gain legitimacy in the sport outside the region.One can't hel ... More >>
Robert Ladwig, a 29-year-old Coon Rapids resident, has been charged with fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct for allegedly molesting a 13-year-old boy who was taking a flute lesson from him.SEE ALSO: Robbinsdale Cooper hall monitor busted having sex with student when her dad walked in The incide ... More >>
Makes No Sense At All captures the visions, ramblings, and memories of Chris Strouth, a Twin Cities-bred master of music, film, and everything else.The Catholic Church figured out something during the middle ages: If you build a church to look like a castle, the serfs will feel safe in its massive ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Michele Bachmann dumbstruck by 8-year-old's comment: 'My mommy's gay, but she doesn't need any fixing'-- Bachmann renounces citizenship in gay-friendly Switzerland, blasts Obama for backing gay marriage On "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day," Michele Bachmann wanted to make sure she went on t ... More >>
When Randy Clark Jr. walked into an Ace Hardware in Coon Rapids on Tuesday morning and slipped a few brass plumbing fittings under his shirt, it should have been a routine shoplifting. Instead, by the time police cornered 25-year-old Clark, he had slashed one of the store's employees with a box cutt ... More >>
Red Daughters' performance sets thrill with an uncannily vintage sound. Each show is a quick-hitting, easy and affordable escape from the over-wrought mind and under-grooved body. The group's style is undeniably throwback, but they still seem real fresh because (paradoxically) their clothes are scra ... More >>
Officials moved on, but neighborhood never got help
One student's tragic struggle inside the school district
Jeff Baumann said allowing the mosque would be "treason."Last night, the Plymouth Planning Commission held an open meeting to discuss a proposed mosque in the city. The meeting was supposed to be about land use and potential civil engineering questions, but instead opened the door for sever ... More >>
FacebookTrevor Robinson died at Unity Hospital in Fridley.Trevor Robinson, 19 years old and the father of a 5-month-old baby from Coon Rapids, went to hang out with friends at a house on Monroe Street in Blaine Wednesday night. By Thursday afternoon, Robinson was dead, one of 11 people to h ... More >>
Spicer has the pleasure of getting hit in the face by professionals.
Contemporary Americana spot finally situated after many incarnations
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 >>
Maria Anne MihalikThat lady in scrubs with the odd ID badge wandering around Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids last week was no nursing student; it was Maria Anne Mihalik, and she's been nabbed for siphoning off morphine from patients' IV bags. Guards became suspicious of Mihalik because no nurs ... More >>
Someone finally leased the former Goodfellow's space!
An interview with the comedy curators of horrible (and hilarious) VHS castoffs.
A local lawyer fights to save babies from circumcision
You say the news out of Beirut and Baghdad isn't good? How about a poem?
How shrinking psych wards spell trouble
Matt Hanna is watching you run that light
Dissecting life's mysteries with forensic pathologist Janis Amatuzio
Donna Gimbut, principal owner of Living Out Media Group and Three Dollar Bill, has filed for federal bankruptcy protection. The Minneapolis-based companies published gay and lesbian services directories in at least six cities around the country, as well as Living OUT, a local bi-weekly newspaper.
Minnesota filmmakers remember the warm-weather flicks that got them hot (or bothered)
Going around and around and around with Minnesota's RollerGirls
How wigs, karaoke, and Fargo birthed So Fox
Getting to the bottom of Minnesota's liquor laws
The gonzo online community known as TCPunk goes the way of all flesh
The Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival's Middle Week Has Hits, Sleepers, and Snoozers
When state legislators weigh privacy rights against the public's right to know, they call Don Gemberling: Big Brother's Big Brother
Critics of Minnesota's child-support system object to quick fix
One Week in an Ice-Fishing Shack in the Middle of the Middle of Nowhere
How Amphetamine Reptile changed American music--and then went into the bar business
Will the demise of the Skyway Theater spell the end for mainstream black film venues in the Twin Cities?
A booming real estate market paints an ugly picture for the future of artists and galleries in Northeast Minneapolis
Sticking to the Script: Joan Cusack and Kevin Kline in In & Out.
Gangland fears, carjackings, welfare-bashing: The O'Kasick brothers' crime spree--which ended 40 years ago this week--had it all.
In 1956, Anna Elisabeth Colsch married a GI from the Frankfurt Army base and followed him to Minneapolis. He died in a car crash a few years later. Or so she was told.
Races to watch in the metro area.