SEE ALSO:-- Norm Coleman's "shadowy" American Action Network under fire for flouting law-- Norm Coleman most popular prominent MN GOPer; Bachmann "most unpopular politician"-- Norm Coleman: Obamacare won't be repealed, despite what Romney saysFormer Minnesota Senator Norm Coleman spoke on behalf of ... More >>
It's an annual tradition to look back at year's end to those who've passed on in the previous twelve months. Whether it's just filler for the year's final broadcast of Entertainment Tonight, or Americans really do feel a need to reflect with sadness on the deaths of celebrities, I do not know. What ... More >>
Not necessarily the news.The FCC has fined KMSP/Fox 9 $4,000 for failing to tell viewers that it passed off public relations video as "news" in 2006. The fake news segment -- a video news release, or VNR -- talked about consumer demand for convertibles in the summer. That sounds plausible en ... More >>
Wingnut of the Year.Rep. Michele Bachmann took us all on another ride aboard the crazy train this year, questioning the president's patriotism, defending BP, proclaiming herself the queen tea partier -- and winning re-election in the 6th congressional district. Here's a look back.
Newsweek's Andrew Romano landed a weird assignment from his Newsweek editors last week: Fly to Minnesota, follow Michele Bachmann around as she campaigns for re-election in her district, and tweet about it. Weird not because it involved Bachmann, per se, but because Newsweek is a place one ... More >>
Newsweek's Andrew Romano is following Rep. Michele Bachmann around District 6 today as she hosts campaign stops she's calling "jobs forums," and for two days afterward. He's tweeting as he goes: "And so it begins - w/ a 6am flight. For the next 3 days I'll be following #MicheleBachmann and t ... More >>
Beware of gangsters bent on saving the auto industryMichele Bachmann has found a suitably attention-grabbing moniker for the Democratic-controlled Congress and White House: "Gangster government." And at various points in the past few weeks, she's drawn fire from the likes of everyone from Bi ... More >>
He's been ordered to wear an electronic monitoring device around his ankle and to give up his passport.
One more ticket on what now appears to be a never-ending ride of personal and professional ruin.
It was Unallotment Day here in Minnesota, which means the twats were ready for their live and unedited responses to Gov. Tim Pawlenty's proposed cuts to balance out a $2.7 billion deficit.
The Republican Congressman asks why we're allowing government-owned companies to close successful businesses in our communities.
It's Bad News week. GM just announced it plans to close 36 car dealerships in Minnesota.
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The complaint says Hecker has failed to repay loans totally $550 million.
General Motors, Ford and Chrysler (known as Detroit's Big Three) are begging Congress for a $25 billion government rescue as the auto industry spu ... More >>
On August 4, at approximately 7:15 p.m. a person identified in court records only as JW was driving a Pontiac Sunfire eastbound on Highway 55. Near the intersection of Highway 149 the driver noticed a white Cadillac El Dorado approaching from behind at a high rate of speed.
Grapes may help you sleep, House Speaker Hastert a real estate wiz, Connie Chung ending her career, the only animatronic panda suit you'll ever need, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
New Zealand for sale on eBay, GM halts production on the original Hummer, the Chinese Wikipedia, Batman sounds-effect screenshots, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
U.S. holding prisoners in North Africa, GM forsakes the U.S. market for the Indian market, Firefox hacks, artificial retractable foreskins, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Three interesting news stories on the crisis in health care costs add up to one compelling case for universal health care.
Hennepin County and Minneapolis are spending millions to rebuild south Minneapolis's main east-west thoroughfare in a new image. But whose vision is it?
Hard times and idle lines come to the auto plant in St. Paul
Shoot the Messenger in the Sexy Pontiac G6 Floundering GM to media critics: suck our tail pipe The harsh news was like finding out your parents have backed out of their order of Girl Scout cookies after you called them poo-poo noses. Like the French taking back the Statue of Liberty after lea ... More >>
Floundering GM to media critics: suck our tail pipe The harsh news was like finding out your parents have backed out of their order of Girl Scout cookies after you called them poo-poo noses. Like the French taking back the Statue of Liberty after learning they got rooked in the Louisiana Purcha ... More >>
There's no city like Sin City If you enjoy your bloodletting in shades of red, white, and yellow, Sin City is where you'll get your fix. Based on the eponymous comic books by Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez (El Mariachi), with co-directors Miller and Quentin Taratino, has crafted a dark, demented un ... More >>
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Cay Johnston talks about the retooling of the tax code to serve the very rich at the expense of the middle
A new computer database system called CriMNet is supposed to revolutionize crime fighting in Minnesota. Cops, politicians, big business, and the media love it.
It's a New World for Stan Lee's Superbeings in Long Underwear
Twin Citizens go for the gusto--any way we can
With Treader, Spring Heel Jack make an etude out of electronica
A documentary retrospective of the Maysles Brothers puts the focus on both sides of the camera
With labor unrest brewing among airline employees, Northwest's PR doctors keep spinning in the wind
Gangland fears, carjackings, welfare-bashing: The O'Kasick brothers' crime spree--which ended 40 years ago this week--had it all.
The little-noted push to deregulate utilities will drive up rates and jeopardize service--not to mention
A look at the coming battle over public financing for a baseball-only park, and an immodest proposal.