:::: UPDATE II :::: Turns out Franken might be in St. Paul for Obama's speech after all. Late this afternoon, Franken's press secretary, Michael Dale-Stein, got in touch to let us know that "Senator Franken is planning to join the President in Minnesota tomorrow so long as he is certain that the Sen ... More >>
Folks gave dough to GOP Sen. Larry Craig because they believed in his politics and wanted to help continue his career in the U.S. Senate. Instead, they might end up paying lawyers to argue that Craig really does have one of the widest bathroom stall stances known to man.SEE ALSO: Larry Craig airport ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Jim Graves' new ad hits Michele Bachmann for "her McCarthy-style witch-hunt"-- Is Michele Bachmann's "tar baby" blast of President Obama a racial slur? [VIDEO]That Marcus Bachmann sure is one lucky guy. According to The Hill, his wife is the most beautiful elected official in Washington. ... More >>
Star Tribune Twins beat reporter La Velle E. Neal III has a piece out this morning headlined, "Twins putting out a call to arms." Seems our hometown heroes face "the daunting task of rebuilding its starting pitching," through the draft or whatever machinations General Manager Terry Ryan can impleme ... More >>
John Medeiros -- who sarcastically apologized on behalf of the gay community to former Minnesota Senate Majority Amy Koch for ruining her traditional marriage and causing her to cheat with a subordinate staffer -- has written another letter revealing his intentions and answering his critics."Firs ... More >>
Hard at work on his eighth novel, Deadwood author still packs a punch
The KFC Double Down: And they get worse. Much worse.It's hard to imagine that food hasn't been invented or combined in every possible combination by now, but humans are still managing to create unique new variations on things to eat or new ways to employ food. But for every delicious new idea ... More >>
Photo by Nicole Ankowski for the Village VoicePrince's Welcome 2 America "tour" (he's playing in New Jersey and New York) kicked off last night in East Rutherford, New Jersey's IZOD Center (like the pants, yes...and no, it's doubtful the Minnesnowta Yoda's full-length purple leather coat will be ... More >>
UPDATE: Randy Moss will play for the Tennesee Titans.Randy Moss may soon be wearing a New York Jets uniformMedia outlets are reporting that Randy Moss was in New Jersey yesterday meeting with the Jets organization.If the rumor bears out, and the New York Jets pick up Randy Moss on the waiver wir ... More >>
NY Daily News: Cocky.The New York Daily News front page predicted an "E-Z Pass" for the Yankees over the Twins in the ALDS earlier this week. Today, the headline writers struck again: "Pettitte turns Minny into a mouse." "The Yankees beating the Twins is not really news anymore," scribble ... More >>
OuchA great, big Bronx Cheer for the New York Daily News today, where the back page of the sports section declares: "E-Z Pass." "Bad news: Yanks must go on the road for playoffs. Good news: They play the Twins."
Screen grab via GMATim Pawlenty talked politics on "Good Morning America"He got to mix wonk with wisecracks last night on "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart, but this morning, Gov. Tim Pawlenty put on a necktie and did a little breakfast-time jousting with "Good Morning America" host George St ... More >>
When the Drudge Report linked to a post about the billboard, his phone began to ring incessantly and comments below the post turned vile.
Dates with a senator-elect's daughter. Busted by the FBI. The former University of Minnesota-Morris student gets around.
If you had $32, what would you buy? Would Viagra soup be a contender?
Both men famous for Wild antics
Farrah Fawcett has passed away after a long cancer battle.
Diablo Cody managed to get super-sex kitten Megan Fox topless for her upcoming movie "Jennifer's Body". You've got to do something to get people to see a movie about a possessed cheerleader.
Screwed by Madoff? Feeling helpless, depressed, or just plain pissed off? You might want to check out this website.
In the wake of the I-35W bridge collapse, it's time to take a hard look at the politicians and policies that may have contributed to the disaster
By now every Twins fan worth his salt (and any that come here for their news) should have read the Blotter post or heard that Torii Hunter spouted off to the New York Daily News about trade rumors. He added that he'd love to be in New York, or Boston, to play in what old friend David Ortiz ... More >>
Big butts affecting drug injections, majority opposition to banning abortion, a craptastic webcam karaoke performance, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
A grumpy Bush, a sting operation involving Elmo, a singing glaucoma webpage, the Minnesota blog of the day and more...
Strib posts biggest circulation gain of top 20 dailies--at one-third of 1 percent
Marla Ruzicka, 28, was killed by a suicide bomber in Iraq on Saturday. With her tiny Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict (CIVIC), she had done the unprecedented: helped secure U.S. compensation for Iraqi and Afghan civilian victims. "I decided not to take a position on the war, but to try to ... More >>
Jack Mathews at the New York Daily News has the scoop on the current re-release of Major Dundee, Sam "The Wild Bunch" Peckinpah's butchered 1965 film starring Charlton Heston and Richard Harris. If you remember liking the original version but feeling that there was something missing from it, you we ... More >>
A new national villain of the hour: steroids Before Congress McGwire cries, takes the Fifth; Bud Selig pops out of the ground and sees his shadow; what's Curt Schilling running for? Random impressions from a misspent afternoon watching CSPAN on Thursday: The committee did not think much of baseball ... More >>
Godard scours our bombed-out library to find 'Notre musique'
W gets in deeper on the guard question; The cover-up's the thing
Now that Music Row has gone mainstream, an industry insider describes the nation's newest company town.