Blong Xiong seeks to become the first Hmong American to serve in Congress. A Democrat, he's running to represent California's 21st District, located near Fresno.But instead of campaigning around Fresno, Xiong spend Saturday at St. Paul Hmong Village. It was his second trip to St. Paul in recent m ... More >>
Photos by Erik HessAnamanaguchiPeelander-Z (with Birthday Suits and Anamanaguchi) April 15, 2011 Turf Club Don't you hate a schtick? (Stay with me, here.)
Nick VlcekThe Green Party hopes ranked-choice voting will give them an edge this election. Longtime St. Paul activist Johnny Howard picked up some support this week in his campaign to unseat St. Paul City Councilmember Melvin Carter. The Green Party of St. Paul voted unanimously to endorse ... More >>
Photo: Nick VlcekHoward was ousted from Frogtown Football six months ago.Ousted Frogtown Football coach Johnny Howard has announced a bid to unseat St. Paul Ward 1 City Councilmember Melvin Carter. He says rehabbing rental properties and creating an oversight board for St. Paul's department o ... More >>
Nick VlcekHoward started Frogtown Football 19 years ago as a way to keep kids off the streets.Tyrone Terrill, chair of the African American Leadership Council, is angry about the recent firing of Johnny Howardas head coach of the Frogtown Football program. In a letter to St. Paul Mayor Chris ... More >>
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Washed-up cowboys, lady mechanics, homeless philosophers--photographer Wing Young Huie has seen it all. Now, by hanging 600 of his Lake Street portraits in public, he's ready to show the city to itself.
St. Paul police go after gay and bisexual men for indecent conduct along the riverfront
A journey through City Pages' past.
Thien-Bao Phi brings his cultural grievances and personal lamentations to the arena of competitive poetry
A booming real estate market paints an ugly picture for the future of artists and galleries in Northeast Minneapolis
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Wing Young Huie's Lake Street portfolio.
"I yelled at them, 'What you're doing is against the law.' I didn't call anybody no names. I knew better than that..."