Erik Hubbard Wilson, the 27-year-old former tennis coach at the all-girls Visitation School in Mendota Heights, faces two felony criminal sexual conduct charges for allegedly engaging in a sexual relationship with one of his players.According to the charges, the girl was 15 and was taking tennis les ... More >>
The Great Bull Run is bringing its version of Spain's Running of the Bulls to Minnesota for the first time this summer, and animal rights activists aren't happy about it. The goal of the event is for participants to out-sprint 18 angry bulls over a quarter-mile course. More than 2,000 people have ... More >>
Asked on Twitter about a rumor he'd been seen making out with a teacher, Rogers High School senior Reid Sagehorn jokingly replied with something to the effect of, "Actually, yes."SEE ALSO: Shakopee athlete sues school for suspension over "im boutta drill my 'teammates'" tweet Sagehorn's now-deleted ... More >>
The U.S. Olympic Committee announced the team for this year's winter Olympics yesterday, and it's a doozy: 230 members, the most for any nation in the history of the winter games.The country is amping up for international competition, sure. But the team list also sparks some rivalry between states, ... More >>
Michele Bachmann's last term in Congress has been ruined by a series of allegations about illegal campaign activity -- allegations serious enough to warrant an FBI investigation.SEE ALSO: Jim Graves pulls out of 6th District race: Top 10 tweetsOn that note, Tom Emmer is off to a great start in his q ... More >>
Should a congressional candidate let himself be filmed shilling for a construction company with one of his campaign signs displayed in the background?SEE ALSO: Tom Emmer can't get a job at HamlineProbably not. But Tom Emmer did it anyway.
This Week in Food begins with pho and ends with pie, the ideal bookends to the final week in September. 9/27 Mississippi Market offers the chance to meander through Southeast Asian cooking in an entirely gluten-free fashion at Thursday night's class "Cooking Southeast Asian Flavors." The distinct ... More >>
See Also:Cover Story: Carnage the Executioner comes into his ownSlideshow: Carnage the ExecutionerCarnage's comic-laced "Respect the Name" video debuts, plus an interview with the starFirst thing's first: If you haven't already seen it, make sure to check out the story on the cover of this week's Ci ... More >>
The Rev. Eric Dykstra says he's not above "bribing people with crap."The Rev. Eric Dykstra doesn't feel like The Greatest Story Ever Told has done a good enough job attracting people to his Crossing Church in Elk River, so he's become an electronics pitch man. The church is giving away $8,00 ... More >>
covilha via Flickr.com As the seasons change, so do the types of events happening around town. This weekend we have two different Oktoberfest festivals, a block party (bring an umbrella), and free films.
Enzian44The mighty meterwurst.We have to admit--St. Paul is gaining an edge. On Tuesday chef Lenny Russo opens up Heartland's Farm Direct Market, where patrons can buy the restaurant's house-made charcuterie, jams, and jellies. It also will offer locally raised meats and poultry. But you'll have ... More >>
Elk River coaches will be punished, but allowed to workThe hazing mess on the Elk River High School football team has now pulled six coaches into the muck. The school board voted last night to hit them with an undisclosed penalty. Four players have already been kicked off the squad, and five ... More >>
Elk River High School football: Harmless hazing or sexual humiliation?The Elks are playing football again, but not with guidance from their head coach, Mike Cross, and four assistants. And not with nine of the team's players. All of them have been sidelined after reports of a hazing ritual i ... More >>
Credit: Vagabond ShutterbugUgly as it is, try avoid the temptation to burn it downIt's an old gag: Burn down the porta-potty. But whomever torched the 30 toilets lined up in a storage yard near 4th Street in Elk River the other night unleashed flames that ended up nearly destroying the adjace ... More >>
This week we have a farmers' market worth the drive, an LGBTQ benefit party at Bedlam Theatre, and a performance evening celebrating Wing Young Huie's "University Avenue Project." Come and take a look.
(Image by The Cleveland Kid) This week in Freeloader Friday we have artwork by John Lennon, a road trip to Elk River, and tons of weekend festivals.
The day has finally come: People in some of the northern suburbs can jump on a train instead of in their SUV and make the commute to downtown Minneapolis for their workday.
Spend some time with mom this weekend.
Sonic is putting down firm Minnesota roots.
Rep. Michele Bachmann has been getting a lot of criticism this election season for her cancellations or lack of appearances at debates and ... More >>
Have you heard the Good News? If you're a student at one of the nine elementary schools in Elk River, a le ... More >>
Readers respond to "Shrink Your Playlist"
The city of Minneapolis takes a flyer on taxes
Despite budget cuts, two residences for homeless youth open in Minneapolis
Boss Kelly's budget smacks of election-year politics
CITY PAGES BLOGS Check out Pizzaman's demolished Pizzacar at Streets of Pizza. Pizzaman stared death in the face, and death blinked! THESE DAYS The National Rifle Association said it is pulling its 2007 national convention out of Columbus, Ohio, because of the city's outlawing of the sale or poss ... More >>
One thing is certain: Roy Hagen killed his wife with a single blast from a 12-gauge shotgun. After that, the story gets a whole lot murkier.
Dog day afternoons: Teeny handbags, lutefisk jokes, and the virtues of loose tea
Josh Wagner tips the scales at 150 pounds. The animals he tries to ride weigh ten times as much. Other than that, they're a lot alike.
Who needs Paris when there's haunted mini-golf, moonlight bowling, and a wild, wild river right in your back yard?