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 >>