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 >>
Organization builds a tight-knit national community while preventing foreclosures
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 >>
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 >>
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.
Sandford says repeatedly: "I don't want to do this"
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
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
They'd seem quaint if they weren't so eloquent: Meet the University of St. Thomas's loudest rabble-rousers
One Week in an Ice-Fishing Shack in the Middle of the Middle of Nowhere
Eddie Sharkey has wrestled champs, chumps, and chimps. Now the tough guy turned trainer drops knowledge on Generation WWF.
Spending fifteen days in fifteen bars, our crawling correspondent seeks the connection between liquor and license
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.