Cottage Grove

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    Dave Ryan's Twitter rant leads to Dept. of Ed pulling ads from Clear Channel stations

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    MN Majority's Dan McGrath: "We have strong evidence that there are indicators of fraud"

    Last month, Minnesota Majority's Dan McGrath took lots of heat for blaming the not-really-that-close defeat of the voter ID amendment on voter fraud, despite not presenting any evidence fraud actually occurred. SEE ALSO: Minnesota Majority wanted you to follow buses leaving polling places on electio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    Bob Koss, MNGOP Senate staffer, calls John Kriesel a "piece of shit" -- and gets fired [UPDATE]

    Between Michael Brodkorb and Bob Koss, the MNGOP sure knows how to hire 'em, don't they?SEE ALSO:-- Rep. Mary Kiffmeyer says disabled Purple Heart recipient John Kriesel has "no courage"-- Michael Brodkorb says marriage amendment is cynical MNGOP get-out-the-vote ploy Last night, Koss, a MNGOP Sena ... More >>

  • News

    September 12, 2012

    Chris Kluwe sticks up for gay marriage

    Plus, high school mural and police brutality start a flurry of controversy

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    MNGOP Sen. Dan Hall suggests gay marriage supporters are unpatriotic

    SEE ALSO:-- MN Marriage amendment: Majority support one man-one woman definition, says new survey-- MN for Marriage, anti-gay marriage group, says it 'continues to stand strong against intolerance'-- John Kriesel, pro-gay marriage MNGOP Rep., won't seek reelection [VIDEO]Either Dan Hall isn't worrie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    Hardee's to open 59 new area restaurants. Is one near you? [MAP]

    Hardee's recently announced a five-year expansion plan that will increase its Minneapolis/St. Paul-area presence four-fold, from 21 locations to 80. That's 59 new burger joints.If you're interested in heading up one of the new franchises, there's an "Executive Roundtable" this afternoon where you ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    John Kriesel destroys Rep. Mary Kiffmeyer for "no courage" remark during radio appearance

    Rep. Mary Kiffmeyer, R-Big Lake, still hasn't responded to the firestorm she created last week by saying disabled and decorated war veteran John Kriesel has "no courage."But Kriesel, a retiring MNGOP Representative from Cottage Grove, isn't pulling any punches in letting people know what he thinks a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Anne Marie Rasmusson sues cops who accessed her record

    ​Today in federal court, attorneys for Anne Marie Rasmusson -- the subject of our February cover story "Is This Woman Too Hot to Have a Driver's License?" -- filed a lawsuit against the agencies, individual officers, and governing bodies involved in an audit of the Driver and Vehicle Services data ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Johnathan Beying allegedly raped child 100 times, began abuse when she was 3

    ​Johnathan Beying has been charged with sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl more than 100 times, according to a criminal complaint. The sexual abuse began when the girl was 3 years old, with Beying "touching and kissing" her breasts and "vaginal area." As the girl got older, Beying began "pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Bernard Berrian gets in Twitter fight with Rep. John Kriessel

    ​Bernard Berrian had only one catch yesterday for the Vikings, which means he had as many catches as he did Twitter fights with Minnesota legislators. Berrian got into it yesterday with Republican Rep. John Kriesel. Kriesel started the fight, lobbing a pretty snappy insult Berrian's way. Berrian, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    Jacob Anhalt and Randy Knight charged in battle axe robbery

    Cops say Jacob Anhalt and Randy Knight did not axe nicely to borrow their friend's truck.​It was 1:30 in the morning when 22-year-old Jacob Anhalt called up his buddy M.J. to see if he could pop by and say hello. The 52 year old agreed, and unlocked the back door when Anhalt arrived. But he wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Odell Brewing enters the Twin Cities market

    ​The liquid libations created by Odell Brewing are making a big splash this week as they launch in the Twin Cities market. Starting today, the Colorado-based brewery's founder, Doug Odell, and head brewer, Joe Mohrfeld, will be attending a whopping *30* different beer-related tastings/dinners/ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    Boy Scout leader accused of molesting three troop members

    Peter Robert Stibal Jr., 44, is now charged with six counts of criminal sexual conduct for incidents that happened between 2002 and 2008.

  • Restaurants

    July 11, 2007

    Spice as Nice

    Tea House, a(nother) new Sichuan restaurant in St. Paul, has juicy buns and spice to burn

  • News

    May 17, 2006

    Nightlife, Next Exit

    Tonight we're gonna party Maplewood-style

  • News

    January 25, 2006

    Where the Party Never Stops

    Four veteran rent-a-limo drivers tell all

  • Arts

    October 20, 2004

    Gently Down The Stream

    Singer-songwriter, music teacher, and new father Pete Hofmann sprouts his maritime lullabies behind locked doors

  • News

    July 14, 2004

    A Friend in Need

    Stephen Rondestvedt was more than an attorney in the eyes of his clients. He was a friend, and often their only advocate. Which made it pretty easy to rob them blind.

  • News

    August 13, 2003

    Life on the Mississippi

    Portraits of the urban river in words and pictures

  • News

    September 4, 2002

    Trouble Shooters

    A violent night in north Minneapolis and the community activists who helped the cops stop it

  • Books

    July 17, 2002

    Little Houses, Big Boxes

    Wal-Mart politicizes Inver Grove Heights

  • Restaurants

    June 13, 2001
  • Restaurants

    January 5, 2000
  • Music

    July 22, 1998

    "E" is for Econ

    From illegal parties to sanctioned blowouts, rave culture has been heading overground for years. But will it find ecstasy in the mainstream?

  • News

    June 10, 1998

    The Last Picture Show

    Movie theaters used to have majestic screens, rocking chairs, and real butter. Some still do.

  • Feature

    June 1, 1998

    Out With Clout

    In corporations and churches, in classrooms and capital corridors, these 100 Queers have contributed to the "Good Life" in Minnesota.

  • Sports

    December 3, 1997

    Miles To Go Before He Sleeps

    Fans forget that college basketball, especially under Clem Haskins, is often defined by slow growth, not perpetual motion. Hopefully, Gophers center Miles Tarver will ignore them.