How a squad of self-appointed experts took over the billion-dollar autograph industry
Don't like tie games? Well, readers of the New York Times were treated yesterday to a regional battle of another kind -- one of ideas, courtesy of Lawrence R. Jacobs, a political science professor at the U of M. His op-ed for the Gray Lady, entitled "Right vs. Left in the Midwest," looks at the due ... More >>
Minnesota is the eighth best state for business, according to the 2013 version of Forbes' annual ranking. That's up from 20th last year and represents the biggest jump of any state.SEE ALSO: What economic recovery? Mpls donut shop hiring... an unpaid internForbes writes that Minnesota's jump comes " ... More >>
Minneapolis residents produce more patent applications per capita than all but three American cities, according to a new Forbes analysis.SEE ALSO: NYC editor disses Minneapolis's awesome parks: The city "is in like, Canada or something" [UPDATE]In fact, in the whole wide world, there are only eight ... More >>
On Tuesday, the color of a Mossimo dress for sale on Target's website was labeled as "Manatee Gray."SEE ALSO: Target pulls "stalker" Valentine's Day cards in response to social media outrage But the exact same color of that dress's non-plus-size version was labeled as "Dark Heather Gray." Oops!
According to the listings site Rent.com, the best place for a recent college graduate in search of a decent paycheck and an affordable place to live isn't one of the much-buzzed about cities for bright young things, like Austin or San Francisco.Per the website's numbers crunching, top cities actuall ... More >>
Meg Brown was working at BKV Group's office at 222 North Second Street yesterday afternoon when she just happened to film the beginning of yesterday's North Loop electrical fire. She later uploaded the video to Facebook.SEE ALSO: Broken North Loop water main was installed in 1891 and looks like it [ ... More >>
It's Christmas, so here's our gift to you: The second part of our top Blotter posts of 2012 list.:::: SEE ALSO :::: Best Blotter stories of 2012 [PART I]Hey, beats a lump of coal or paying $200 for a plastic bag full of Brett Favre's pubes, doesn't it?
The Minnesota Nicest place is Hopkins, according to Forbes. The suburb made Forbes' list of "America's Friendliest Towns."SEE ALSO: Woodbury and Edina are top extramarital affair locales in Twin Cities, says AshleyMadison.com Forbes cites the town's relatively low crime rate, which is reflected ... More >>
Al Franken's Location Privacy Protection Act won approval from the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday, meaning the bill moves to the full Senate for debate.SEE ALSO:-- For Franken and Klobuchar, does money from big media mean support for PIPA?-- Al Franken cries on Senate floor [VIDEO]"The bill wo ... More >>
Matthew Yglesias is Slate's business and economic reporter. Earlier this year, he published The Rent Is Too Damn High, a "polemic on high rents and housing costs -- and how these costs are hollowing out communities, thwarting economic development, and rendering personal success and fulfillment incre ... More >>
Plus, Brett Favre pube-gate leads to laughs while DRE Occupy scandal thickens
Eat your Herkimer out, Uptown. Northeast? Ain't Grumpy enough, apparently. Because according to what looks to be a pretty thorough Forbes study, the Twin Cities' hipster hotspot is the North Loop.SEE ALSO:-- Twin Cities overrated as a hipster haven, according to Travel Leisure-- 10 Things hipsters c ... More >>
SEE ALSO: ESPN's Mike and Mike still unaware of Vikings stadium deal, think team might move to L.A.Unless you're Mike and Mike, this won't come as a surprise -- Zygi-land means $$$ for the Wilfs.That's on display today as Forbes released its annual NFL team values ranking. And the biggest one-year w ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Twins fan crafts Joe Mauer "jersey" out of bushy back hair-- Joe Mauer is 29th highest-paid athlete in world, according to Forbes-- Joe Mauer should dump T.I.'s "What You Know"Joe Mauer remains an undeniably productive player, ranking second in the American League in on-base percentage t ... More >>
Joe Mauer takes a lot of heat, but as one of the world's highest-paid athletes, he's more than adequately compensated for whatever mental anguish he incurs.With total earnings of $27 million between June 2011 and this month, St. Paul's favorite son is the 29th highest-paid athlete in the world, acco ... More >>
Forbes calls it "Mommy Porn," citing the controversial book's erotic scenes and perceived demographic -- largely married women over 30.Yet according to the New York Times, E.L. James' "Fifty Shades of Grey" is "the most popular book in circulation" in the Hennepin County Public Library system. Meanw ... More >>
This morning, Best Buy announced that founder Richard Schulze is stepping down as chairman in the wake of the scandal surrounding former CEO Brian Dunn.The announcement comes after an independent investigation into the Dunn scandal found that Schulze "acted inappropriately" when he first heard about ... More >>
We really don't know what to think about this, so we'll just put it out there: According to Forbes, The Onion is Minnesota's most influential news site.Minnesota is one of three states to hold that... distinction, the other two being Wisconsin and New Mexico. Nationally, USA Today is the most inf ... More >>
Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken are sponsoring legislation aimed at reigning in oil speculators. The average price of gas in Minnesota around $3.73, and similar pump pain being felt throughout the country, there's pressure on lawmakers to do something, anything, to bring prices down.A group of liber ... More >>
Six myths the mainstream media perpetuates
Spring has arrived in the Twin Cities, which, for many of us, means canceling gym memberships and getting our butts outside for some sun-soaked exercise.This will come as no surprise to those who have gotten in the habit of using the Twin Cities' beautiful trails, but according to a new list comp ... More >>
Marilyn Carlson Nelson, Barbara Carlson Gage: Professional daughters.Marilyn Carlson Nelson and Barbara Carlson Gage have done pretty well in what's called the "daughter business." The two women, heiresses to the Carlson hospitality fortune, are the richest people in Minnesota, according to Forbe ... More >>
Sorry Donovan McNabb, we're still not worth a damn.The Minnesota Vikings are worth a lot compared to, say, a car, or a turkey sandwich. But compared to other NFL teams, they're not doing well.Just in time for tonight's opening kickoff of the NFL season, Forbes Magazine has compiled its annual ran ... More >>
You'd be happy too if you got paid $23 million.The Minnesota Twins are the second worst team in Major League Baseball on value-per-dollar, according to a new Forbes Magazine study. The rankings, which compare payroll and success, put the Twins 29th out of 30 teams, ahead of only the Chicago Cubs. ... More >>
Hey Ricky, how do you say "lockout" in Spanish?The Minnesota state government wasn't the only thing that shut down at midnight last night. An hour earlier, at 12:01 Eastern time, the NBA entered a lockout that could postpone next season, if not cancel it altogether. As the existing collecti ... More >>
mattlawsFind work here.All you people without a job, take note: Forbes magazine has named Minneapolis the best city in the country for finding a job. We can hear you sharpening pencils for those job application forms right now.
Scott Walker is falling in the polls.There's more bad poll news for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who insists he's going to stand firm in his budget battle to strip public employees of their collective bargaining rights. Rasmussen Reports is out with a new survey of Wisconsin voters showing that ... More >>
Photo: bsabarnowlMinnesota or South Dakota? We know where we'd rather live.We're happy to land in the upper third of Forbes Magazine's rankings of states that are good for business. But our joy is marred by the fact North Dakota beat us out. Is a desolate stretch of frozen tundra really a b ... More >>
Image from Rainforest Action NetworkWho knew showing your rainforests love meant hanging from a skyway?If your commute through downtown Minneapolis was a little bit slow this morning, blame it on the rainforests. That's right. Four activists hung from the skyway at 3rd Street and 5th Avenue thi ... More >>
Will the Purple head West to some fancy new digs?There's another warning sign that we'd better figure out a way to keep the Vikings in Minnesota. The value of the team has dropped 7 percent compared to last year in a new survey of NFL franchises. The sobering news comes via Forbes magazine's ... More >>
Screen grab via ForbesForbes rates us tops, but gives Seattle some loveWe'd like to get more excited about Forbes Magazine naming Minneapolis-St. Paul tops in its Best Cities for Working Mothers survey, but we're a bit miffed. If we're so great, how comes the magazine goes and prints a photo ... More >>
Bring us your fancy college degrees and maybe we'll give you a jobAttention yuppies: Wondering where to put that freshly minted college degree to work? Forbes Magazine says Minneapolis is the third best place place in the country for you -- if you're tough enough to endure our winters and the ... More >>
Photo by MuladWe've already told you to check out Lanesboro on a perfect summer weekend, but now America is catching on to our little gem near Rochester. We named Lanesboro the Best Day Trip in our "Best of" issue last year. Lanesboro's also been named on the America's Prettiest Towns list in ... More >>
TheYankees they're not: The Minnesota Twins are worth $356 million, according to some new numbers from Forbes magazine. That's up from $44 million when Carl Pohlad bought the team in 1984. Sound like a lot of money? Consider this: The Yankees top the Forbes rankings with a value of $1.6 bill ... More >>
That is, according to Forbes.
So says Forbes, which rated America's 50 biggest cities. The survey ranked us No. 1 in the quality of health care and schools.
So says counterterrorism contrarian Bruce Schneier. And the transportation security administration is listening.
Nestled in the middle of the Twin Cities, the tiny trailer-park city of Hilltop (pop. 766) has been getting shoved around since the day it was born
Recovered memory Doc's license is suspended -- five years later.
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