On Sunday, reports circulated that two Somali men who recently lived in Minnesota may have taken part in al-Shabaab's massacre of more than 60 civilians at the Westgate mall in Nairobi, Kenya.But later reports indicated the purportedly Shabaab-managed Twitter account that linked the Minnesota to the ... More >>
The folk-pop act BOY is a couple of musically curious souls based in Germany who are in the midst of their polite onslaught on the United States for the first time. Valeska Steiner and Sonja Glass met years ago at a music camp, and the friendship that prevailed over the years has yielded Mutual Frie ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Tim Pawlenty: Obama is "All foam and no beer"-- Mitt Romney is Tim Pawlenty's sugar daddy-- Tim Pawlenty is the least influential person alive, according to GQTim Pawlenty's recent appearance on Soledad O'Brien's CNN show provides a fascinating case study of a gaffe-conscious politician ... More >>
James Schugel may be in the dog house, but WCCO is leaping to his defense.After issuing dozens of "no comments" to City Pages, WCCO-TV has finally broken its silence on the controversial Duck/Dog story -- which aired October 31 -- with a memo from management.David Brauer at MinnPost has the memo ... More >>
Trevor Mbakwe, international man of misery.Trevor Mbakwe, the University of Minnesota's powerful power forward, is studying Education and Human Development -- he's not in Global Studies, okay? So you really can't blame the 6-8 post player for not realizing that in this perilous time in worl ... More >>
Jiverly Wong opened fire on an English class and then killed himself. Jiverly Wong walked into and English class at the American Civic Association immigrant social center in Binghampton, N.Y., in April 2009, gunned down 13 people and then turned his weapon on himself. Layla Salman Khalil was ... More >>
Banh mi makes the cut, as does doughnut hole.Language standards are loosening up, as evidenced by last week's update of the Oxford English Dictionary, which added a few slangy acronyms--OMG and LOL, FYI, and WAG--as well as the trendy terms smack talk, couch surf, fixed gear, and ick factor. In ... More >>
Bill Ingebrigtsen wants you to speak English only.State Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, a guy with enough Scandinavian in his surname to qualify as a character in an O.E. Rolvaag yarn about immigrant hardship on the prairie, is carrying the flag for English-only into the Minnesota Senate. Yah. He wa ... More >>
A Pinnacle crew grew suspicious of a Saudi's nature call.You've heard of the quip "driving while black." Maybe now we have "pissing while Saudi," after three Saudi Arabian students flying to Grand Forks were detained for hours after one of them had the temerity to use an aircraft's bathroom. ... More >>
Via 4Roeser.comDave Roeser's English-only measure passes in Lino LakesLino Lakes City Councilman Dave Roeser's first-in-the-state English-only measure got a nearly unanimous thumb's up at last night's council meeting. But even though Roeser and his allies were adamant that their action was ba ... More >>
The Minn. DFL was trying to thoughtfully counter Gov. Tim Pawlenty's speech before the Republican National Committee Thursday when they sent out a cussing grandma video along with their talking points. Whoops.
After a great show at Trocaderos, Invincible sits down with us and chats about reppin' Detroit, being called a 'wigger' and desert islands.
State law quirk requires educators to sit on school board
A new generation of Hmong makes its own exodus
Crossing over—who's doing it, who's not
After the final remaining Hmong refugee camp in Thailand closed, Minnesota greeted five thousand new residents with warm words and closed doors. Now many are homeless and struggling to survive.
Deposed Education Commissioner kicks off house campaign with dubious study
Meet the neighbors
Minneapolis's top teacher keeps the faith in trying times
Assuring Theatrical Quality Through a Well-Armed Director
Only Our Grandchildren Will Know.
A state rule intended to make schools more diverse threatens funding for a multiethnic success story
The cultural clamor of American Sign Language poetry