Most of the metro didn't get nearly the 6-15 inches of snow the weather terrorists meteorologists said we were getting yesterday, but that didn't stop the roads from freezing and turning traffic into the crawling hellscape we've come to expect every winter. We know the agony of waiting at a bus sto ... More >>
Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham has been charged with felony domestic assault by strangulation a day after he was arrested after 4 a.m. at his Medina residence.Cunningham and his girlfriend started dating last summer, but recently they've been having problems, she told police. They had a parti ... More >>
In a column entitled "City Centered: Tweetle Dumb," Adam Platt, executive editor of the Twin Cities Business Magazine, unloads on local journalists "whose Twitter presence deviates wildly from their work.""To me, Twitter is not a place to see what people are doing, eating, or thinking, but a source ... More >>
Today, the Tampa Bay Times broke the news that the St. Petersburg's First Friday block party has been canceled because of bitterly cold weather.SEE ALSO: Jason DeRusha offers perfect comeback to Dan Barreiro's gripe about Snownami coverageTemperatures in the area are plummeting... all the way down t ... More >>
During his regular appearance on Dan Barreiro's KFAN radio show yesterday, WCCO political reporter Pat Kessler shed some light on reasons for former MNsure Executive Director April Todd-Malmlov's sudden resignation that go beyond her controversial late-November tropical vacation.Asked when 'CCO beca ... More >>
KFAN host Dan Barreiro popularized the term "Snownami" to characterize how Minnesotans, fueled by the scare-mongering local media, react to major snowfalls. (He also popularized "Weather Terrorists" to describe meteorologists.)SEE ALSO: Duluth TV anchors fake being outside from warm comfort of studi ... More >>
Following a wild 42-39 win over Indiana on Saturday, the Gophers football team has won three straight Big Ten games and may be in the midst of their best season in a decade.THEY TOLD YOU SO: Vikings will be the worst team in the NFL this year, one group of experts conclude To put it mildly, things a ... More >>
Excellent photo of the Vikings offense pic.twitter.com/E7ikiwbW7I-- Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) October 22, 2013 My God, that was bad.Last night, the Vikings offense was a dumpster fire of epic proportions, with new quarterback Josh Freeman putting forth a time capsule-worthy display of inaccurate passi ... More >>
Best-selling Minnesota author Vince Flynn died earlier this morning at United Hospital in St. Paul after a long battle with prostate cancer, WCCO reports. He was 47.During his 16-year career, Flynn authored more than a dozen political thriller novels, including the Mitch Rapp series. He was an outsp ... More >>
What was first reported last week became official yesterday: David Kahn is out as the Timberwolves' president of basketball operations after a mostly disappointing four years on the job.SEE ALSO: Kevin Garnett takes a shot at T-Wolves management, and who can blame him? Right around the same time the ... More >>
Move over, Jerome Simpson and your six pounds of ganja. That's nothing compared to the stash new University of Minnesota assistant men's basketball coach Kimani Young was busted with back in the late '90s.SEE ALSO: The new Green Giant looks like he just took a bong rip [PHOTO] Young, a former colleg ... More >>
-- Original post published Friday afternoon; update at bottom -- Sure, you have to take everything "The Common Man" Dan Cole says during his KFAN show with a grain of salt, but his sources when it comes to University of Minnesota men's basketball have been solid.SEE ALSO: DFL Rep. Gene Pelowski: Tub ... More >>
Yesterday's late-breaking news that Christian Ponder and Samantha Steele are engaged turned Twitter into a forum for Twin Cities media personalities to do their best comedian impressions just in time for happy hour.FROM SEPTEMBER: Star Tribune's C.J. grills Vikings' Christian Ponder about his bereft ... More >>
In a piece published over the weekend, the Star Tribune's Jerry Zgoda and Dennis Brackin went there -- they wrote a story about the Timberwolves' historically white roster, which has been dubbed the 'Cream Team.'SEE ALSO:-- Wolves acquire Chase Budinger, white guy who jumped over P. Diddy at Dunk Co ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Donald Driver throws cleat to young fan, middle-aged woman rips it away [VIDEO]-- Packers' Clay Matthews stars in adult diaper commercial, tries on Depends [VIDEO]-- Sad Packers Fan video: Is it wrong to enjoy it this much?It's not news that people take the Packers pretty seriously in Gr ... More >>
Wright County's controversial handling of Eddie Mosley's rape charge may have had deadly consequences.Last month, Mosley, 34, received a summons in the mail at his St. Louis home informing him he'd been charged with raping a 15-year-old relative in Minnesota last October and would have to appear in ... More >>
The Vikings stadium issue has been a rough one for Rep. Dean Urdahl, R-Grove City.First, he was blasted by pro-stadium Strib columnist Jim Souhan for being "no smarter than the guy who writes in the comments section of an online newspaper, 'your stupid.'" Problem was, Souhan was bashing Urdahl for b ... More >>
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 >>
Horner's wit earned the biggest applause and laughs last night at the expense of his opponents.Gubernatorial candidates Tom Emmer, Mark Dayton and Tom Horner don't agree on much. And with Election Day fast approaching, none wasted much time with pleasantries at last night's debate. Independe ... More >>
When asked if he thinks Coleman will lose the election trial, his lawyer says he expects they will be appealing. And it looks like this case could be heading to the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Searchlights dazzled overhead. Champagne flowed in the streets. And it all started at the dome.
1. Child is father to the man 2. Snuffed out. 3. A class act and an annoying facade.
Dan Barreiro left the Star Tribune a year ago. So why did the paper's George Mikan obit bear his byline?
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Barreiro byline back in Strib When news spread quickly on Thursday that George Mikan had died, it wasn't exactly a shock. Aside from the facts--that he was 80 years old, in ill health for years, and remembered only through grainy, silent black-and-white films--there's also a statue of the guy at T ... More >>
Media people: I mean you no harm
The University of Minnesota Press, author Judith Levine, and one very hot topic
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Dennis Green, Dan Barreiro, and the Race Card
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After months of negotiations, the Minnesota Lynx enter their first season with a union, a contract, and a princely $25,000 minimum salary
Vikings guard David Dixon came a long way to play pro ball
He was instrumental in building the Vikings team that's now laying waste to the NFL. So why isn't anyone thanking Roger Headrick?
Dennis Green is the most controversial coach in Vikings history. And it's got nothing to do with football.
Sports columnists won't bite the hand that feeds them.
Columnists at the Twin Cities' newspaper of record just can't seem to ask tough questions about Twins owner Carl Pohlad's plans to sell.
Makers who mattered in 1995