For Jesse Ventura, gun control is the ability to "put two rounds into the same hole from 25 meters." In other words, he's a strong supporter of the Second Amendment who once characterized the federal assault weapons ban that expired in 2004 as "a stupid piece of legislation."SEE ALSO: Jesse Ventura ... More >>
MN Music-on-a-Stick With Semisonic, The Jayhawks, Dessa, Jeremy Messersmith, and Lucy Michelle and the Velvet LapellesMN State Fair Grandstand, St. PaulFriday, August 31, 2012After a summer of record temperature highs, August was the perfect month for outdoor shows, ending with MN Music-on-a-Stick a ... More >>
Wingnut of the Year.Rep. Michele Bachmann took us all on another ride aboard the crazy train this year, questioning the president's patriotism, defending BP, proclaiming herself the queen tea partier -- and winning re-election in the 6th congressional district. Here's a look back.
Ford's Twin Cities Assembly Plant once built 300,000 Ranger pickup trucks a yearDespite a last-ditch, bi-partisan plea from Gov. Tim Pawlenty and St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, Ford Motor Company's St. Paul truck plant is now all but certain to be shuttered in 2011. The two politicos made wha ... More >>
BY CP STAFFThe goat of the week is umpire Jim Joyce, who cost pitcher Armando Galarraga a perfect game with a blown call at first base. While this will surely go down in history as one of sport's all-time great fuck-ups, Joyce is far from the first person to screw up at a crucial moment.
Newsweek's Andrew Romano landed a weird assignment from his Newsweek editors last week: Fly to Minnesota, follow Michele Bachmann around as she campaigns for re-election in her district, and tweet about it. Weird not because it involved Bachmann, per se, but because Newsweek is a place one ... More >>
Newsweek's Andrew Romano is following Rep. Michele Bachmann around District 6 today as she hosts campaign stops she's calling "jobs forums," and for two days afterward. He's tweeting as he goes: "And so it begins - w/ a 6am flight. For the next 3 days I'll be following #MicheleBachmann and t ... More >>
He's been ordered to wear an electronic monitoring device around his ankle and to give up his passport.
One more ticket on what now appears to be a never-ending ride of personal and professional ruin.
The well-liked brainiac is quickly turning from race's darkhorse to its thoroughbred
The search for University of St. Thomas freshman Dan Zamlen ended Friday after his body was discovered downstream in the Mississippi River Friday morning.
General Motors, Ford and Chrysler (known as Detroit's Big Three) are begging Congress for a $25 billion government rescue as the auto industry spu ... More >>
Welcome, friend, to the booming field of "subprime" mortgages. Think you can't afford a house? You're probably right, but that won't stop us from putting you in one!
Hard times and idle lines come to the auto plant in St. Paul
Six medallion hunters talk about the year they found fortune
The music and movies were epochal. The politics were abysmal. A poison valentine to the year that won't go away.
Many years ago, before the locks & dams were built, the Mississippi River ran wild through the heart of Minneapolis. Why not again?
A harassment suit filed by the first women to work in northern Minnesota's taconite mines set a precedent for suits over hostile work environments. But nearly 16 years after they went to court, the plaintiffs still haven't recouped a penny.
Beneath his easy, cheerful veneer, Kirby Puckett has always been obsessed with learning the rules of the game--on and off the field