After 42 years, the same-sex marriage debate in Minnesota might finally come to a close
32 years ago, a monthly music magazine called Sweet Potato debuted in the Twin Cities. A perusal of that first issue is a fascinating glimpse at our music history; ads for now-defunct music shops like Third Stone Music and the Wax Museum frame interviews with Lamont Cranston, Little Feat's Lowell ... More >>
A local boy's rise to power in America's right wing
We have recently attained a veritable treasure trove of U of M-Morris memories of Joe Basel, including a topless photo.
Five years after the shootout over the law, it turns out neither side was right
Minnesota's state Senate today failed to pass a bill that would have prohibited lawmakers from lobbying at the Legislature for one year after they leave office. The bill, which failed on a vote of 33-33, was sponsored by Roseville Sen. John Marty, faithful author of years of good-government legislat ... More >>
Many fell and few are likely to rise again
As the GOP suffered the death of a thousand cuts last Tuesday, CP staffers captured scenes from the victory party that (mostly) wasn't
The other bad stadium deal
So far this year, the 67 members of Minnesota Senate have filed expense reports totalling $226,539. In keeping with historical patterns, however, there is considerable variation between individual senators. Those who live the furthest from the Capitol typically wind up with biggest tabs because of t ... More >>
Truth is, nobody knows for sure what's going on.
Gas prices wreak havoc on education budgets
For once, Minnesota Dems take a hard line with Pawlenty
Clearly he's never seen The Evil Dead Mark Brunswick writes in today's Strib that Governor Tim Pawlenty has an idea for settling the legislature's budget stalemate: Take key House and Senate leaders deep into the woods and stay there in seclusion, with no hope of escape, until a deal is done. Republ ... More >>
War based on made-up "intelligence" bad, gay marriage worse In the Strib: Minnesota gay marriage amendment bill (Dean Johnson calls it "the politics of distraction") passes the House, heads to Senate; the Polk County sheriff's deputy has suspended the deputy whose leaked email about the details of ... More >>
Right-wingers divine new education standards
The Minnesota Twins are convinced the public will eventually buy them a new $300 million stadium. They have reason to believe.
The Minnesota Wild hockey hoo-ha is a high-stakes political power game featuring a lineup of heavy hitters--and you can't tell the players without this City Pages program.