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    August 18, 2014

    9 Twin Cities restaurants doing 2014 food trends the right way

    In spite of its fly-over country locale, the Twin Cities does a great job at keeping up with top food trends around the world. From Uptown to the suburbs, it's not hard to find a restaurant experimenting with different spices, culinary combinations, and cultural cuisines. With Forbes' list of what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    Timberwolves one of handful of NBA teams to lose money last season

    A season that began with such optimism ended in bitter, familiar disappointment for the Minnesota Timberwolves, and that feeling reportedly translated into a financial loss for the organization.Grantland's stellar NBA reporter Zach Lowe somehow obtained and verified "a confidential memo the league s ... More >>

  • News

    March 26, 2014

    Signature business: Behind the lucrative autograph industry

    How a squad of self-appointed experts took over the billion-dollar autograph industry

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2013

    New York Times op-ed sees MN winning over Wisconsin in battle of political ideas

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    Minnesota is "biggest gainer" in Forbes' annual "Best States for Business" ranking

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    Minneapolis is one of the most inventive cities in the world, Forbes says

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    Target apologizes for labeling plus-size dress as "Manatee Gray" [IMAGE]

    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!

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    Twin Cities still a top 10 metro for new college grads, study says

    According to the listings site, 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    North Loop electrical fire: Beginning of blaze sounded like a missile strike [VIDEO]

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2012

    Best Blotter stories of 2012 [PART II]

    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?

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Hopkins rated as one of America's friendliest towns

    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 Forbes cites the town's relatively low crime rate, which is reflected ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    Al Franken doesn't want mobile app companies to sell your location data without permission

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    Slate says: "You should move to Minneapolis"

    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 >>

  • News

    September 26, 2012

    Minneapolis: Home to top hipster hood

    Plus, Brett Favre pube-gate leads to laughs while DRE Occupy scandal thickens

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    The North Loop is one of America's top hipster neighborhoods, according to Forbes

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Minnesota Vikings' one-year value increase largest in NFL

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    Joe Mauer has the second-worst contract in baseball, says Yahoo!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2012

    Joe Mauer is 29th highest-paid athlete in world, according to Forbes

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    "Fifty Shades of Grey" most popular book in Hennepin libraries, banned in Fond du Lac

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Marilyn Carlson Nelson and Barbara Carlson Gage are the richest Minnesotans

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Minnesota Vikings 28th-most valuable NFL team

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Twins are second worst team for your buck in MLB

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    NBA locks out players, Rubio and Timberwolves cool their heels

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Minneapolis is the best American city for finding employment

    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.

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Scott Walker tanking in another Wisconsin poll [UPDATE]

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Minnesota 15th on Forbes' Best States For Business

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Rainforest-lovers hang from Minneapolis skyway

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    Minnesota Vikings dropping in value

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Twin Cities No. 1 in U.S. for working women in Forbes survey

    Screen grab via ForbesForbes rates us tops, but gives Seattle some love​We'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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Minneapolis among Top 5 cities for young professionals

    Bring us your fancy college degrees and maybe we'll give you a job​Attention 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Lanesboro, Minn. named one of America's Prettiest Towns

    Photo by Mulad​We'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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Minnesota Twins are worth what?

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009
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    August 6, 2009

    Twin Cities ranked 3rd best in U.S. for working moms

    So says Forbes, which rated America's 50 biggest cities. The survey ranked us No. 1 in the quality of health care and schools.

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2008

    10/29 Morning Must Reads: Tom Petters, identity theft, get out the vote

    Mass_media_4.jpgWednesday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2008

    Forbes to Vikings: You're Still Worthless

    vikings helmet.gifRegardless of fans' optimism over Vikings owner Zygi Wilf's off season spending spree, the bean counters at Forbes say the Purple are worth less than any other team in the NFL.

  • News

    August 22, 2007

    Everything We Know About Security Is Wrong

    So says counterterrorism contrarian Bruce Schneier. And the transportation security administration is listening.

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2007

    5/8 Morning Communiqué

    Wal-Mart puts Texas nuns on their security threat list, Kentucky rocker marries his guitar, Irish pubs booming worldwide except in Ir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2007

    4/26 Morning Communiqué

    That "new car smell" may be hazardous to your health, Cameroon outlaws urine drinking while its popularity surges, own the Dexter Lak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2007

    Somebody get Forbes a calculator

    It didn't take a lot of number-crunching for Timberwolves fans to reali ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2007

    The eternal optimist braces himself, merrily, for prison

    Since he was convicted of accepting bribes from a developer last summer, former Minneapolis city councilman Dean Zimmermann has retained a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2006

    8/8 Morning Communiqué

    Bush approval ratings lowest among the young, the Forbes family sells part of the empire to Bono, the NSA is using too much electricity, Patrick Swayze defends Mel Gibson, the very first Star Wars trailer, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Columns

    May 3, 2006
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    June 29, 2005

    Forbes: Twin Cities crack top 20 for biz and careers

    But rejoice not: Cities in the Dakotas and Wisconsin rate higher has compiled an exhaustive list of the best metro areas for businesses or careers. The math that goes into it--cost of living, cost of doing business, income growth--is predictably corporate-minded, but offers an interestin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2005

    Forbes 20 richest

    Forbes Magazine's 20 richest, rounded in billions   1. William Gates III US 46.5 (Microsoft)2. Warren Buffett US 44.0 (investments)3. Lakshmi Mittal India 25.0 (steel)4. Carlos Slim Helu Mexico 23.8 (telecom)5. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Saudi Arabia 23.7 (investments)6. Ingvar Kamprad Sweden 23.0 ( ... More >>

  • News

    January 29, 2003

    Pushing Tin

    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

  • Books

    February 10, 1999
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    February 12, 1997

    Personality Crisis

    Recovered memory Doc's license is suspended -- five years later.

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    October 16, 1996
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    June 12, 1996
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