The web-slinging superhero does what he's been doing onscreen for years
Prince and 3rdEyeGirl are opening the gates of his Paisley Park estate to reintroduce Minnesota to the New Power Generation. This show comes after nearly a year of building up his live acumen with his new all-female trio -- including three shows at the Dakota and a pair at Myth. Unlike farewell part ... More >>
Last month, we brought you the story of Bennett Olson, an unemployed 22-year-old Rosemount resident who doled out a few hundo to plaster his face on an electronic billboard towering above I-35W near where it intersects with the Midtown Greenway.Olson's message was simple -- "Hire me!" And, it turns ... More >>
Sending the kid out to test the structural engineering is a nice touch.
The University of Minnesota released preliminary results of their independent 35W bridge collapse study that came to simila ... More >>
After City Pages exposes a local nuclear power plant operator with a fake diploma, his bosses reluctantly give him the ax
While we don't pretend to have extensive training in the dark art of public relations, and at risk of sounding like a broken record, we have to say that this strikes us as fairly stupid.
Happily for us--but less so for our cheese-loving neighbors to the east--the man who reportedly bought bogus degrees in nuclear engineering and accounting has found a new job. At a Wisconsin nuclear po ... More >>
While we remember the victims and try to find a reason why the bridge went down, there are economic questions looming
Bodies, fuel, heavy metals, industrial chemicals, bacteria, gasoline from cars and up to 6,000 gas storage tanks in the city, garbage, sewage. --list of contaminants from WWL-TV live webcast Searchers were armed with proof of what many holdouts had long feared: The floodwaters are thick with se ... More >>
Even as pumps begin pushing floodwaters out of New Orleans, water is still coming in through a break in a key levee. A break in the floodwall on the London Avenue Canal remains open, pouring water from Lake Ponchartrain into the flooded city. Engineers patched the breach in the 17th Street Canal l ... More >>
"To repair damage to one of the levees holding back Lake Pontchartrain, t he Army Corps of Engineers said it planned to use heavy-duty Chinook helicopters to drop 3,000-pound sandbags Wednesday into the 500-foot gap in the failed floodwall. But the agency was having trouble getting the sandbags and ... More >>
Sewage sludge: Fertilizer or public menace?
Flawed contracts. Cut corners. Inadequate inspections. Complaints about conflicts of interest. University of Minnesota president Mark Yudof might be getting out just in time.
Terrorism puts industry self-regulation on ice
Alfalfa electricity? Northern States Power planted the idea, Minnesota farmers grew it, and a bitter tug-of-war chopped it down.
A new plan for disposing of metro-area sewage has critics crying foul
Hennepin County wants to dump its incinerator ash in the metro's "environmental Bermuda triangle"
The little-noted push to deregulate utilities will drive up rates and jeopardize service--not to mention
When a group of activists gained access to private papers from NSP's lawsuit against Westinghouse, they got a rare look at one of the nuclear industry's most serious problems.