Dave King is the drummer and composer for the Bad Plus, Happy Apple, Dave King Trucking Company, and Halloween, Alaska. This essay is based upon Dave's conversation with City Pages music editor Reed Fischer. As an old-school jazz club, the Artists' Quarter is a model that's dying in America. There ... More >>
The film shows off Redford's unsinkable star talents
Twin Cities-based imprints reflect on how higher prices will change business
The decade-old phenomenon that was the Postal Service is coming to the Twin Cities later this year. A little while back, the team of Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) and Jimmy Tamborello (Dntel) announced they'd reform, play some shows, and Give Up would receive a deluxe 10th anniversary reissue in ... More >>
In September 2006, Duluth resident Joan Najbar sent a letter to her son, Sam Eininger, a National Guard solider who was stationed in Iraq. The next month, her letter was returned, unopened, but adorned with this stamp: "DECEASED"SEE ALSO: Downtown Minneapolis invaded by Black Hawk helicopters [PHOTO ... More >>
A group of St. Louis Park residents have been outspoken in their opposition to the preliminary plan for the Southwest LRT route, as it would reroute freight train traffic from south Minneapolis through their community.SEE ALSO: Business community comes out in support of Southwest LRTThe group, Safet ... More >>
Eat it, Portland!The U.S. Postal Service chose Minneapolis as the place to unveil its new series of four bicycle-themed stamps during a ceremony yesterday. Each stamp depicts a different type of biker -- a child just learning to ride with training wheels, a commuter pedaling to work, a road racer in ... More >>
Neither rain, nor sleet, nor plume of weapons-grade anthrax stays these couriers come May 6. That Sunday, the Minnesota Department of Health will launch a dry run of an anthrax attack response using postal workers and law enforcement escorts. It's a strategy that's been studied nationally since 200 ... More >>
Rochester mailmen are mad as hell and they aren't going to take it anymore.The U.S. Postal Service has suspended mail delivery to Rochester's Parkside Mobile Home Park following 42 "animal incidents" last year, most all of which presumably involved loose dogs. Parkside's roughly 100 residents wil ... More >>
This truck probably needs to go in for repairs.Ben Brummer took his eye off the road, and it nearly caused instant death. Instead, he's probably a bit shaken up and has one hell of a story to tell.Brummer, a 59-year-old semi truck driver from Westbrook, was pulling a full load of corn into an eth ... More >>
Photo by Barry MullingDntel August 11, 2011 Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis Live shows by electronic artists are a tricky, delicate animal. Unlike music that is recorded with instruments, the songs--though they may move all over the place in terms of tone, pitch, mood, etc.--exist in wh ... More >>
Steven Jensen ripped off baseball fans.If you bought a "game-worn" jersey from Vintage Sports Authentics, odds are you didn't get what you paid for. Steven Jensen, co-CEO of Plymouth-based Vintage Sports, was busted in Chicago yesterday afternoon for selling fake game-worn jerseys to sports memo ... More >>
WikipediaPeople in affected areas have 60 days to comment on the closures.The U.S. Postal Service might be closing thousands of post offices across the country, and 88 of those being considered for permanent shutdown are in Minnesota.The Postal Service released a list of 3,653 prospective branche ... More >>
garlandcannonYour mail carrier doesn't want to see this.All winter long, Minneapolis mail carriers slog through snow drifts. In the summer they're bombarded by the State Bird (not that one, this one). And all year long they have to worry about mean-ass dogs tearing a chunk of meat out of thei ... More >>
Samantha VelderPoodle tragedy narrowly averted.Stacey Champion showed up at the post office on 12th Street North in downtown Minneapolis last Tuesday and tried to send a poodle to Georgia in a Priority Mail box with no air or food. Postal workers realized something was wrong when Champion paid ... More >>
Image: Simon StandgaardThis just in from the better-late-than-ever department: Burlington Northern Santa Fe has agreed to finish cleaning up a patch of Anoka County real estate it first soiled with drums of powdered lead arsenate after a train wreck in 1963. It's not as if BNSF has put off c ... More >>
Keep this nifty list in mind today and enjoy a mail-free day.
It's Columbus Day and that means a few remaining businesses use the "holiday" to take a day off from work. God Bless 'Em.
When you are on your 18th term in the U.S. House of Representatives, you get the freedom to go off on your very own political party's president. No one's holding our Rep. Jim Oberstar back.
The brother of the Minneapolis police chief used and sold meth while on the job as a postal worker, according to charges filed Tuesday.
The younger brother of Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan was arrested early Tuesday morning on possible drug charges in an ongoing investigation.
Local songs spun on today's Mischke broadcast.
The United States Postal Service now charges 44 cents for a first-class stamp for mailing a standard letter snail-mail style.
Make sure you know the post office locations that will be OK with your terrible stalling habit unless you want to give the government some more of your dough.
The United States Postal Service prides itself on it's one and only mission: "We Deliver". And if a major anthrax attack hits the United St ... More >>
He's not a protester, but his outfit would help him fit in on the streets of St. Paul this week.
'Darwin's Nightmare' calculates the terrible cost of a good meal
Meet Janek Schaefer, master manipulator of the wheels of steel
Jean Sandberg asked her post-office bosses to put a stop to the penis jokes and the wet T-shirt invitations. They sent her complaint to the dead-letter office.
Hobos have been hopping freights since the Civil War. Now a new generation of riders is hitting the tracks--stockbrokers, students, and the occasional serial killer.
Days and nights at the most maligned workplace in the country--the U.S. Postal Service.