Council Bluffs

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2013

    LL Cool J unveils Kings of the Mic U.S. tour dates -- Minneapolis in May

    Four rap institutions are linking up for the Kings of the Mic tour later this year. Though LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Ice Cube, and De La Soul have wildly different pedigrees and styles (and levels of movie stardom), this is a lineup that just keeps giving. When one ponders the sheer number of hits th ... More >>

  • Music

    August 15, 2012

    Inaugural Knotfest brings metal to Somerset

    Slipknot promises apocalyptic chaos and stink

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    Paul Ryan's Iowa State Fair speech gets messy as protesters are hauled away [VIDEO]

    SEE ALSO:-- Keith Ellison takes shot at T-Paw, is kinda-sorta happy Paul Ryan got VP nod-- Wisconsin wife runs husband over with SUV following Scott Walker recall argumentPaul Ryan's first solo appearance as Mittens' VP candidate got a little heated, but the Wisconsin congressman handled the warmth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    Slipknot launches Knotfest two-day festival in August

    With enough summer music festivals already devoted to tossing as many genres at the stage as possible to see what sticks with the ticket-buying public, it's refreshing to hear details about Iowa masked metal kings Slipknot's new music fete. It's undeniably over-the-top, and shouldn't it be?On August ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2011

    Bachmann not pulling punches as Iowa Caucus nears

    ​With the Iowa Caucuses less than a week away, the 2012 Presidential campaign's preseason is not for long, and Michele Bachmann is far behind Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry and Ron Paul in the polls. Republican candidates will begin to drop like punch-drunk boxers as the primary process moves from Iowa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Mysterious hot dog man statue frightens Iowans

    Council Bluffs Police DepartmentGiving new meaning to the phrase, "lost dog."​A mysterious hot dog man showed up in downtown Council Bluffs, Iowa, giving new meaning to the phrase "lost dog." The Daily Nonpareil newspaper reports that one morning earlier this month, the local police departme ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    David Gray at the State Theatre, 2/28/11

    Photos by Tony Nelson​David GrayFebruary 28, 2011State Theatre, MinneapolisThe State Theater is one of the best venues to view this type of concert. David Gray and his full band revel the type of sound that can only be heard at large well-directed, capacity. Every aspect of the sound surrounding h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    Heart at Treasure Island: Ten rockin' reasons to make the trip

    They're back -- and they have better hair and sound just as good.

  • News

    June 20, 2007

    A Slow Death

    The Mad Dog Killers claimed Jim Peterson's life 45 years ago. But he only recently got around to dying.

  • Columns

    November 9, 2005

    The Monitor

    Matt Hanna is watching you run that light

  • Books

    August 30, 2000

    River Rats

    St. Paul hosts the alternative hobo convention

  • Books

    July 9, 1997