In the quest to catch violent perps, rape kits can be a key ally – but only if they're tested
Willie Nelson neither looks nor seems 80 years old. This is an age reserved for, well, old people. The unhip, those not in-the-know, not totally with it. And yet, Willie turns 80 today. What's his secret? We doubt it's the weed -- sorry -- but think that it likely has more to do with his totally Z ... More >>
Today's a big day in whiskey history. As legend tells it, it was on this day in 1983 that Merle Haggard set a new world record for purchasing the largest round of whiskey, after buying 5,095 shots of Canadian Club at Billy Bob's Texas in Fort Worth at an appearance to promote his "C.C. Waterback" du ... More >>
In a press conference streamed live last week from his website, country legend George Strait announced his farewell tour, aptly coined "The Cowboy Rides Away Tour." Is he sick? Don't think so. Gettin' too old? Nah, some of the old fellers still touring have got at least two decades on him. Wants to ... More >>
America's latest gold rush portends the greatest environmental disaster of a generation
The helpful folks at Livability.com have chosen "Top 10 Cities With the Best Music Scenes Outside of Nashville NYC and LA," and trusty Minneapolis came in second. It does not seem as if Howler's Jordan Gatesmith or people who went to Jane's Addiction at the Brick were polled for this, but it's st ... More >>
Ex-wrestling champ Savannah Jack died last week. Savannah Jack, whose real name was Savannah "Ted" Russell, played football for the University of Minnesota and was a star wrestler for a brief period of time in the 1980s. He wrestled for the Universal Wrestling Federation from 1986 to 1987, a time w ... More >>
The Melismatics' songs aren't simple at all. They're intricate, jumping from one thought to another, and yet, they're easily adaptable to the most conservative of ears. This, of course, is the Minneapolis band's cardinal accomplishment.Listening to their new album, MANIA!, can be comp ... More >>
The GOP presidential candidate's claims don't hold up
CNN, USA Today, and other media organizations got fooled
Photo:istolethetvWhere's it headed?This story from Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal turned our heads not once but twice. First because a shipment of about 60 human heads destined for Minneapolis-based Medtronic's Fort Worth, Texas, offices was held up at the Little Rock, Ark. And we're ... More >>
Forging a fast track to the front page
It's a clean machine"Maybe it's the eight miles of covered skyways that keeps trash off the streets and parks," writes Travel and Leisure magazine. "(Or maybe it's an out-of-sight, out-of-mind thing.) Regardless, America's Favorite Cities survey takers voted the Twin Cities as the country's c ... More >>
Now-handicapped UWF title holder says he had the time of his life
True to form, this night wasn't dedicated entirely to Van Zandt.
Minneapolis/St. Paul ranked No. 5 in a recent survey of the worst drivers in the country. But let's face it... the comfort of your car is probably the top place to really let your passive aggressive personality shine.
The NCAA stuffing Minneapolis' attempt to host a Final Four, the NCAA humiliated the city by shouting 'NOT IN YOUR HOUSE!' right in its face.
Would a newspaper copy desk in India know that it's Xcel Energy Center, not Excel? Or would they notice that Michele Bachman ... More >>
Staffs gutted. Secrets stolen. A traitorous publisher forced to defend his actions in court. The future has never looked bleaker for the Star Tribune and the Pioneer Press.
Unless, of course, "Chewbacca Bitch Beast" is your preferred nickname
Pastor Mac Hammond's suburban megachurch preaches heavenly financial rewards in the here and now — if you've got the faith to give till it hurts
Minneapolis's restaurant scene is reborn—again!—This time with big money and farm-positive ideals.
Independent filmmaker Kevin Zinniel and his Guerrilla Squad Productions are waging a fierce campaign to finish their second feature
Twang's Eastern philosopher Jimmie Dale Gilmore weaves his strange life into an Endless Night
Northwest keeps track of other airlines' passengers the old-fashioned way