Elmer Andersen

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2014

    DFL: MNGOP angst over $90 million Senate building is just politics as usual

    MNGOPers aren't happy with a DFL-led proposal to build a new $90 million Senate office building near the Capitol, with Sen. Michelle Fischbach, R-Paynesville, going as far as to tell us, "what the Senate leadership did could potentially be illegal."THE BACKSTORY: MNGOP Sen. Fischbach on Senate build ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    See 'The Spirits of Sherlock Holmes' exhibit before it closes

    dynamosquito via​The University of Minnesota has devoted quite a bit of space to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective character, Sherlock Holmes. In fact, the U has the world's largest collection of Sherlock Holmes. Beginning in 1974, over the years the University has purchased ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2008

    Gubernatorial Graffiti

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    Three governors' portraits were vandalized today at the state capitol. The Sharpie Bandit remains on the loose.

  • News

    March 9, 2005

    “They talk about freedom and values, but they really don't believe in representative government.”

    Former Minnesota Senator and lifelong Republican Dave Durenberger on the rise of the new Bush Republicans in Minnesota and elsewhere

  • News

    June 23, 2004


    How the Twin Cities Pride fest helped turn Minneapolis into the San Francisco of the wheat belt

  • News

    September 10, 2003

    Dream Book

    Wildly uncommercial titles meet millionaire backers in Minnesota’s most unlikely press

  • Books

    July 18, 2001


    Leaks and corroded wires threaten the U of M's most treasured archives

  • News

    April 18, 2001

    Sunken Treasures

    The University of Minnesota calls its new underground library a triumph of design and function. Never mind the mold that feasts on pollution, a multimillion-dollar legal dispute, and those pesky health complaints.

  • Books

    November 22, 2000

    The Conversation

    Joe Skelly's cable-access book show argues that the page is mightier than the screen

  • News

    April 17, 1996