Today, the Pioneer Press's guild-represented staff took the dramatic step of taking out an ad in the Star Tribune asking its current owners, New York City-based hedge fund Alden Global Capital, to sell the paper.Alden "is more interested in dismantling the newspaper to increase profits than in inves ... More >>
Around 11 this morning, a homicide victim was found in the normally quiet Kingfield neighborhood in south Minneapolis. The news was broken on Twitter by local media guru David Brauer, who lives nearby where the body was discovered:Shaking. Homicide on our block (the far cross-street alley actually). ... More >>
Two years ago, the Star Tribune rolled out a paywall. On November 1, the Pioneer Press will follow suit.SEE ALSO: Strib for sale? Will City Pages be next? Guess you'll just have to keep coming back here to find out!
:::: UPDATE II :::: Today, the City Council voted unanimously to approve the ordinance -- meaning licensed feral colonies are indeed coming to Minneapolis soon.:::: UPDATE :::: (September 12) The feral cat colony ordinance was unanimously recommended for approval by the public safety committee ... More >>
As people line up outside Apple stores across the country on this most holy of days -- iPhone Day, you might call it -- Al Franken is expressing concern about the security of the new iPhone 5s's fingerprint technology.SEE ALSO: Al Franken doesn't want mobile app companies to sell your location data ... More >>
Last week, Bill Lindeke posted a blog on Streets.MN entitled "Does New Minneapolis Architecture All Look The Same?"To answer this worthwhile yet maddeningly subjective question, Lindeke surveyed three architects. Their responses ranged from the stoic to the adamant, and even drew a reference to a ce ... More >>
Journalist David Brauer was walking through the crop art exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair on Thursday when he tweeted, "BREAKING: It appears partisan #cropart has been completely excised from #mnfair." SEE ALSO: Crop Art: 10 Awesome Examples
SEE ALSO:-- Arne Carlson on GOP U.S. House candidate Allen Quist: He's "really bizarre"-- Mike Parry, U.S. House candidate, suggests he'd keep troops deployed until economy improves-- Mike Parry's tweet scrubbed on "arrogant black man" ObamaIn 1994, Republican Allen Quist -- then campaigning to oust ... More >>
Sick of sorting your recyclables into more categories than you can keep straight? 'Paper, plastic, glass, coarse, smooth.... ah, forgot it, it's going in the trash!'Those frustrations will soon be in the past, as today the Minneapolis City Council approved the introduction of single-sort recycling. ... More >>
Legendary but now-closed chicken wings joint Shorty & Wags used to be located at 3753 Nicollet Ave. S. in Southwest Minneapolis. With Shorty retired and living in northern Minnesota, the commercial building is now in the market for a new tenant and being renovated.The renovations recently reveal ... More >>
Today, a pro-stadium group named Home Field Advantage released an opinion poll showing that 61 percent of Minnesotans support construction of a new Vikings stadium at the Metrodome site. 72 percent of 1,000 Minnesotans polled say the new stadium is "somewhat or very important" to keeping the Vi ... More >>
Allen is the first Native woman and the second open lesbian to serve in the legislature.Yesterday, Susan Allen won a special election for the House District 61B seat, making her the first Native American woman elected to serve in the Minnesota legislature. Allen prevailed over Nate Blumenshine, a ... More >>
Photo by Jayme Halbritter for City PagesThe Current's program manager Jim McGuinnThough this won't come as a surprise to anyone who's seen a Current-sponsored show sell out in a heartflutter or watched them dominate the "indie" music scene in the Twin Cities, a recent report has shown that the st ... More >>
Fox9 tried to do me dirty like Heidi Collins did Mark Ritchie.In the wake of Heidi Collins's insanely hostile interview with Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, Fox9 is trying to defend itself."If you want to watch hard-hitting interviews that hold politicians accountable, watch FOX 9," says News Di ... More >>
Tripp Emmer smiles over an unconscious girl with male genitalia drawn on her face and arms.Last night, Fox9 repeatedly showed photos that City Pages ran last week of a beer-lubricated party involving Tripp Emmer, as well as a shot of him smiling over a passed out girl with penises drawn on her fa ... More >>
Sid Hartman: Picture this man bronzedSid Hartman, the 90-year-old eminence grise of Twin Cities sports scribbling, is about to gaze out on Target Field in perpetuity -- in bronze. The Minneapolis Arts Commission gave a green light to a statue of Hartman last night. All it needs now is forma ... More >>
Illustration by Hugh Bennewitz MinnPost's David Brauer monitors the movements of the media by day (he occasionally puts the heat on CityPages), but spends his off hours working for the Kingfield Farmer's Market as treasurer and one-man promotions machine (check out his Twitter feed for regula ... More >>
Looking for a media beef that distills the journalism industry's rapid decentralization into a convenient and fun dichotomy? Of course you are.Background: Twin Cites-based citizen journalism site The UpTake had its state Capitol press space reservations canceled after Rochester Post-Bulletin edit ... More >>
Yes, that man is smoking weed out of a bong whittled from a red pepper.Yesterday we brought you the story of the dude who whittled a bong out of a red pepper because he wanted to be the first to smoke ganja at the new Twins field.We've got a standing invitation to the Twins Toker himself for a on ... More >>
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A former Strib columnist blasts "MENPost" for its disproportionately male staff. MinnPost's media critic rushes to the defense. Fight!
And offers the most Epic Comment in the history of media pissing matches.
David Brauer. TD Mischke. A wide-ranging, no-punches pulled discussion by two heavyweight thinkers.
When Rep. Michele Bachmann spits out her weekly (sometimes daily) gaffe, should we be covering it?
BrauBlog is beating WCCO-TV, Fox9, and KARE11! Wait ... what's a "BrauBlog"?
In the latest money stats from the Star Tribune, the state's largest newspaper reported a $1.4 million operating loss in February. February was the paper's first full month under bankruptcy protection.
MinnPost needs cash, so its pledgeweek on BrauBlog.
Star Tribune editors have been notably silent about the disappearance of long-time columnist Nick Coleman from their news pages. Does anyone actually know what's going on?
Should any yahoo with a blogspot page access to the statehouse?
Besides violence and chanting, reporters got to experience other human acts they probably only see performed hands-free in the privacy of their own bathro ... More >>
Searchlights dazzled overhead. Champagne flowed in the streets. And it all started at the dome.
After four years of steering two local newspapers, the Southwest Journal and Skyway News (the paper currently known as the Downtown Journal), editor David Brauer has left the building.