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  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    Ribbon Junkies: Behind the scenes at the State Fair food competitions

    We may disagree about corn dogs versus pronto pups, where to find the best cheese curds, and which political candidate deserves our vote, but most Minnesotans agree that there are two kinds of people: State Fair People and everyone else. Drop off an entry for a State Fair competition and it is a saf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Jesse Ventura says Obama is basically the black George W. Bush

    SEE ALSO:-- Jesse Ventura got his ass kicked in a California bar, fellow SEAL says-- Jesse Ventura loves puns, doesn't like Democrats, Republicans, or third parties-- Jesse Ventura's TSA search lawsuit thrown outJesse Ventura insulted Barack Obama with one of the worst slurs imaginable -- he called ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Michele Bachmann, other Republican candidates won't say the word "Minnesota"

    Michele Bachmann won't talk about us. Is it something we said?​Michele Bachmann will never forget where she came from. Wait, she's from Iowa, right?A new analysis of the last handful of Republican debates shows that certain states keep coming up as a topic of conversation. Among the nine major Rep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty's 5 most regrettable expenses

    Tim Pawlenty: Can you spare a dime? ​Tim Pawlenty is broke. Or at least, that's what everyone's thinking, now that he's decided to stop running his majestic campaign ads on Iowa TV stations in the run up to the August 13, Ames Straw Poll.  Winning voters on just radio ads and on foot is a gre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Bachmann a hit at first-ever Twitter debate, asks "4 ur vote"

    Bachmann has mastered the hashtag.​Michele Bachmann did well at the first-ever Twitter debate, using a bit of Twitter savvy to outshine several second-tier candidates.The debate, sponsored by conservative site, saw Bachmann swimming in the shallow end of the Republican pool against Ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Bachmann to debate on Twitter, Pawlenty bows out

    Pawlenty won't show off his excellent Twittering tomorrow.​Crippling headaches won't keep Michele Bachmann from participating in the first-ever "Twitter debate" tomorrow. Tim Pawlenty, who feels no pain, will sit this one out, along with the Mormons -- Mitt Romney and Jon Hunstmaan -- and the cran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty debates on Fox: What he said

    Pawlenty appeared with the also-rans.​Tim Pawlenty showed up last night in South Carolina to debate four other also-rans in the GOP presidential race: Herman Cain, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, and Gary Johnson. They didn't actually debate, of course. No one debates at debates anymore: They speech ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty calls out GOP presidential poseurs

    Tim Pawlenty faces the also-rans.​Tim Pawlenty wanted to look like bona fide presidential material tonight on Fox News, facing down the likes of Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee and Newt Gingrich in a GOP debate from South Carolina. But those folks are not showing up. Neither is Michele Bachmann, n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann shellacked in CPAC poll

    Bachmann and Pawlenty get no love at CPAC.​Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty made a lot of media noise at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington. But down where the rubber meets the road -- the event's presidential straw poll -- both Minnesotans slipped and fell i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    Don't fear the Steer: Gophers vs. Texas preview

    Get your bracket out and advance the Gophers to Round 2. Here's why.

  • Arts

    September 24, 2003


    Theater Mu's queer hero molts into adulthood; Kafka's guilt trip

  • Books

    July 4, 2001

    Cut Your Losses

    Minneapolis controls diseased trees with a chainsaw. But are they too eager with the blade?

  • Books

    June 10, 1998

    Anatomy of a Storm

    Why some trees stood their ground while others toppled