Jay Nygard, as you may recall, is the Orono-based rabble rouser who nearly went to jail this summer for refusing to take down a personalized wind turbine. Well, a new battle presented itself last week -- this one involving his son and an higher level of government. "He took on the city," says Nygard ... More >>
Lindsey, the same 28-year-old woman who infamously called out a Minneapolis catcaller in an epic Cragslist Missed Connection ad last year, has upped her game.She's now taken to secretly recording interactions with catcallers, then posting the clips online. At the conclusion of each interaction, she ... More >>
See also: Olive Garden review: the greatest restaurant review ever written The Grand Forks Herald restaurant writer whose homey review of a new Olive Garden created a weeks-long internet sensation will receive a prestigious national journalism award that has previously gone to such luminaries as Wa ... More >>
Guy Fieri features Nye's on the Food Network's hit show tonightNye's Polonaise Room is being featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives tonight.The famed local establishment can add tonight's appearance on the Food Network's hit show to a long list of press accolades, including appearances on Good M ... More >>
With birtherism well and truly debunked, AGAIN, Bachmann is strangely mum.For years now, Michele Bachmann has raised eyebrows and garnered headlines by repeatedly encouraging the thinly-veiled racism of the birther movement. But today -- a big day in birther history -- she has nothing to say ... More >>
Bachmann: "Well then, that should settle it."We keep asking why Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has such a hard time saying that Barack Obama is an American, and suddenly there she is on "Good Morning America," breaking her bond with the birthers. But then we blinked.
Jesse Ventura: Not voting for Bachmann.The mainstream media is taking Michele Bachmann seriously as a potential candidate for the White House. Time just called her the "Minnesota Clipper." The New York Times says she's the un-Palin. Jesse Ventura thinks she's a joke.
This summer's arena calendar is already filling up, with Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, and Journey coming to the Xcel, plus shows by Usher, Rihanna, Sade, and the aging pop version of Voltron, NKOTBSB, coming to the Target Center. To add to the spectacle, Britney Spears is throwing her hat in the rin ... More >>
ABCMichele Bachmann is a Birther again.On a conservative talk radio show this week, Michele Bachmann declared that before her first presidential debate, she'd produce her birth certificate. We figured, why wait until then? We sent her team a request to see the document. So far, the Bachmann ca ... More >>
Michele Bachmann is clueless about Lady Gaga.Lady Gaga headlined the Grammys. She's sold bazillions of records. An army of Little Monsters follows her every move and tweet. She's a bona fide cultural phenomenon. But Rep. Michele Bachmann, mother of five and foster mother to her own army, is ... More >>
Michele Bachmann can't bring herself to state a very simple fact: Barack Obama is an American citizen. "That isn't for me to state. That's for the president to state," she said today on "Good Morning America." That's pretty loud dog whistle from the queen of the tea party.
Tim Pawlenty dances with the New York media.Tim Pawlenty, under the guise of a book tour, wanted to talk about his possible presidential aspirations yesterday in New York. The New York media needed a fresh face to fuel the debate about Sarah Palin's gun-happy political talk and Jared Loughne ... More >>
Pawlenty says guns and ammo talk isn't his style.Tim Pawlenty is suddenly everywhere today, launching a national book tour as a way to stand out from the crowd of other possible Republican presidential contenders aiming at the White House in 2012. He may have hit on a formula: Vetoing Sarah ... More >>
Favre has admitted sending messages to Jenn Sterger, but not pictures.Brett Favre's record-breaking streak for regular season starts, 297, ended as the Vikings took the field Monday night in Detroit. We noted that whatever anyone thinks of his off-field problems -- and we've written about t ... More >>
More evidence?Jenn Sterger's manager says that unless the National Football League punishes Brett Favre over the sexting scandal involving the former Jets sideline host, she'll "go public." Phil Reese tells TMZ that the evidence Sterger handed over to NFL investigators a few weeks ago "prov ... More >>
A worthwhile investment?We've long known that Deadspin paid an anonymous source for the cock shots and sexts it said Brett Favre sent to Jenn Sterger, just like it pays for other news. But until today we didn't know how much Favre's junk was worth. Now we do.
Bachmann vs. Stephanopoulos: No contest.Never letting the facts get in the way of a good soundbite, Michele Bachmann's been caught with her pants on fire by PolitiFact again. George Stephanopoulos, on "Good Morning America," asked her why it was okay for the wealthy to get tax breaks, but no ... More >>
The former Jets sideline host huddled with NFL security officials.Just as Brett Favre seems to be getting back in the groove, the story about his itchy cell phone thumb is back in play. Jenn Sterger spent three hours yesterday with NFL security officials, going into detail about Favre's alle ... More >>
Coco's back, with Brett Favre for a prop.The Brett Favre crotch shot saga just keeps spreading. Last night, Conan O'Brien couldn't resist getting in his 2 cents during the debut of his new TBS show, "Conan." Having emerged from the ashes of NBC's epic screw-over, first with a summer tour and ... More >>
Another headache for the gunslingerBrett Favre took a pretty hard hit on Sunday against the Patriots, to the tune of eight stitches to go along with a 28-18 loss for the Vikings. Now it sounds like he's about to get blitzed by former Jets sideline host Jenn Sterger over the penis pictures he ... More >>
courtesy of David LaRochelleMinnesota author David LaRochelle illustrates children's books and pumpkins. See a slideshow of LaRochelle's amazing artIf your idea of carving pumpkins involves the typical triangle eyes and a crude gap-toothed smile, prepare to have your mind expanded. David LaRo ... More >>
Jenn Sterger couldn't draw enough eyeballs.Brett Favre's still got his job as quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings -- at least for now. But Jenn Sterger just got pink-slipped. The Versus cable network has canceled her "Daily Line" show. Limp ratings, the network told the AP. Nothing persona ... More >>
Allison Torres Facebook Fan ClubThis woman also has something to say about Favre's penis.Brett Farve's sports career looks to be rapidly crumbling into dust, but his fame as the colossally indiscreet owner of an unremarkable penis is only growing. Favre has already copped to sending former J ... More >>
It's the perfect marriage of comfort and style.Brett Favre is saying he didn't send pictures of his junk to Jenn Sterger, but that hasn't stopped Jason Sudeikis and Saturday Night Live from lampooning his Wrangler "Bad to the Bone" commercial.
Brett Favre: That's my voice, but not my penisBrett Favre admits to the NFL that he left voicemails for Jenn Sterger, but denies sending her pictures of his penis, according to a report by Jay Glazer.This is a smart strategy on Brett Favre's part--the voicemails, while embarrassing, don't break a ... More >>
Screen grab via RadarOnline.comBrett Favre: "We want some pussy!"With the NFL looking into Brett Favre's alleged sexting, and his wife, Deanna, going on TV to say that faith is the only thing keeping her together, this new video can't be welcome news. It shows a boozing 23-year-old Favre in ... More >>
Jenn Sterger just wants to talk with a lawyer.She hasn't talked to the National Football League yet about those alleged photo sext messages from Brett Favre, but former Jets sideline host Jenn Sterger is talking to a lawyer. The Pioneer Press reports that Sterger has retained the services of ... More >>
Screen grab via GMATim Pawlenty talked politics on "Good Morning America"He got to mix wonk with wisecracks last night on "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart, but this morning, Gov. Tim Pawlenty put on a necktie and did a little breakfast-time jousting with "Good Morning America" host George St ... More >>
This won't be an anti-American Idol blog post, but I am taking aim at American Idol; it won't entirely condemn Rihanna, but it will subject Ri-Ri to some tough love. Idol and Rihanna are a mere jumping-off point, because watching the results show Wednesday night made me really confront something ... More >>
The Minnesota governor took to the national airwaves to call the new law "an unprecedented overreach by the federal government."
The pop singer pulls a 180 and releases an album of acoustic songs.
News of country crossovers has me down, as does the food poisoning which has beset me since I ate some venison from a November '06 hunt (bad idea, folks).
The couple's NYC fun turned into disaster when ABC canceled their hotel room and flight for playing with their competitor.
When we posted the video yesterday, it already had 190,000 views. By this morning, that number had skyrocketed to 1,350,000.
Her idiotic plan that turned disastrous is now making national "please don't ruin your life" news.
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Girl Scout mom who absconds with cookie dough may just deserve every nickel The story's in the Washington Post, but the lede (a little journalism jargon for you) is straight out of the "Good Morning America" scriptwriter's handbook: It took long weekends camped outside their local grocery stores a ... More >>
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