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 >>
Target pulled "stalker" Valentine's Day cards from shelves in response to an anti-making-light-of-stalking campaign led by Ginger Lee.Yes, that Ginger Lee -- the same former porn star who brought down U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner after it came to light that the two had exchanged sexual e-mails with e ... More >>
Shayegan is one frickin' bizarre individual.Sherwin Shayegan is a serial piggybacker known as the Piggyback Bandit. And he has been spotted in Minnesota.Shayegan, 28, likes to show up at high school sporting events and jump on the players' backs. He is not shy about this -- his Facebook page asks ... More >>
It seems like there's another "city superlative list" every week (the latest making the odd claim that we're the "13th most lesbianish"), so we decided to try to put them all together into one comparative infographic.These studies are popular with readers, hence their proliferation. Many of the ... More >>
Forbes quantified the pain Wolves fans have felt since KG was traded.These days, things are finally looking up for the Timberwolves.The team just signed all-star forward Kevin Love to a 4-year extension, Ricky Rubio has been as good as anyone could've hoped, and after a road win last night agains ... More >>
Best Buy: More hated than Walmart? 24/7 Wall St. thinks so.Best Buy has been receiving a lot of negative publicity lately, and that trend continued when 24/7 Wall St. published its list of the 10 most hated companies in America.Using an algorithm including factors like consumer satisfaction, cust ... More >>
Best Buy has been beseiged by bad news this holiday season. Could one of the Twin Cities' largest companies be on the road toward ending up in the tar pit of retailers along with Circuit City and Ultimate Electronics?Possibly. A Forbes piece published yesterday makes a strong case that Richfield- ... More >>
Movie doesn't amount to much but steals a lot of laughs
Photo by Nikki MillerGimme fifty mill and I'll sell you a Ford pickup truck!No, he didn't out-earn Lady Gaga, who topped Forbes' list of highest-paid celebrities, but at his $50 million to her $4.5 billion, Toby Keith was at the top of the list of country artists, thanks in part to his chain ... More >>
This, for those of you who have forgotten, is what money looks like.Hey, Forbes -- maybe it was a "banner year" for the richest people in the United States, but how 'bout a little something for the rest of us? Minnesota's income dropped about $1,000 per household in 2010, according to a new data ... More >>
The man who hit the first homer at Target Field is now eschewing the long ball. Jason Kubel has been one of the bright spots on an anemic Twins team. His stats have placed him squarely on baseball's leader board: a .347 batting average, .390 on-base percentage, and a .520 slugging percentage ... More >>
Let's consider trading places.This news makes us want to go out and rent "Trading Places" all over again. Forbes is out with its list of the world's most wildly wealthy tycoons. Itfigures there are 1,210 billionaires in the world, worth a total of $4.5 trillion -- a figure that beats the gro ... More >>
Minneapolis makes the grade.Yesterday we found out we lived in the best American city to find a job. Today, Minneapolis is the "Best Place to Live in a Big City Designed for Getting Outside," according to Men's Journal. Not a bad week so far. Especially since last month we were named one ... More >>
Andrew CiscelThe 10th most dangerous city in America?We're so used to the Twin Cities placing high in national rankings of one sort or another that a new survey from U.S. News brought us up short: Minneapolis is tied with Cleveland - Cleveland! - as the 10th most dangerous city in America.
Andrew CiscelFind work here.The headlines never seem to let up about the crappy American economy, and how tough it is to find a job. But Forbes is out with a new list today that says Minneapolis and St. Paul have the fourth-best job market of any major city in the country. The best was Wash ... More >>
Photo: MuladProof that Twin Citians know how to relax.We do stress out over things here on the tundra. Look at the Vikings, for crying out loud. Or Michele Bachmann. And don't even get us started on the fact that we have yet another election recount with national import on our hands. But com ... More >>
A new season opens for the 'Wolves and sixth straight losing campaign appears inevitable.
Whitney MacMillan has more money than you do. A lot more.When it comes to the really, really rich folks, few can touch the likes the Bill Gates. The Microsoft founder is now worth a mind-boggling $54 billion, according to the latest Forbes 400 list But here in Minnesota we have some bona fid ... More >>
Selling the city as summer slips away
This weekend twins, triplets, quads, and their families will make a pilgrimage to Twinsburg, Ohio for the Twins Days Festival. In deference to this celebration of multiples, we've put together a list of some of the most memorable twins. Some are famous because they're beautiful, others for th ... More >>
Favreau's film will likely lead to more sequels, but that doesn't mean it's good
On the front line of the U.S. war on drugs, a Mexican city bleeds to death
Mickey's and Nye's vie for national media love...
We're guessing they ignored the northside.
The local mobile kitchen is making headway using social media and tweeting about their treats.
A food blogger is using a new online fundraising source to get support for her new cookbook.
St. Paul company outprofits Gannett, McGraw Hill, New York Times
Everybody's got a year-end awards list. Minneapolis made a bunch of 'em. Fox has compiled some of these into a brief post summarizing the various honors the town received from such diverse sources as Forbes, Frommer's, Fit Pregnancy and other publications that don't start with "F".
Can Philip Anschutz lure the likes of Billy Joel and Justin Timberlake back to Minneapolis?
You look at the Vikings and see a football team. Zygi Wilf looks at the Vikings and sees a key that might unlock countless added development deals— here or somewhere else.
And 11 of them are Americans, including four members of Wal-Mart's Walton clan. USA! USA! Here's the list; here is Forbes's website index for the whole package.
Did Northwest Airlines try to muzzle a whistleblower?