Albeit crude and hilariously misspelled, the message contained in a handwritten threat that was left inside a northwest Minnesota man's mailbox is clear: "Be Quite or your family dead." The author of that malignant missive, according to a Pennington County criminal complaint, is Gerald Sunsdahl, 52 ... More >>
On Sunday night, Scott Boothman, a 44-year-old resident of Warroad, allegedly subjected his girlfriend and her young daughter to a uniquely Upper Midwestern form of terror.SEE ALSO: Eagan parents allegedly forced son to live in lightless basement, mandated 500 daily pushups While driving from Warroa ... More >>
Marilyn Hagerty, the Grand Forks Herald restaurant reviewer whose writeup of a local Olive Garden went viral last spring, won the prestigious Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media for lifetime achievement last week."It was just overwhelming because other winners of the award were Walter ... 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 >>
Grand Forks is a college town, and what do you offer when you want college students to do something for you? Beer, of course!But when you're running for mayor, you can't offer beer to students in exchange for their vote. That's illegal. And today, the Grand Forks Herald reports that Gilly's Bar and ... More >>
MNGOP leadership has issued a stern ultimatum to St. Cloud State College Republicans -- cancel Bradlee Dean's on-campus speaking engagement and concert, scheduled for tonight, or you'll have trouble finding Republican jobs in the future.While working for the MNGOP doesn't exactly sound like a sun-dr ... More >>
We all know excessive drinking, especially when combined with driving, can do significant damage to a promising political career. But what about tipping a couple back before you're of legal age?Of course, there's little to no precedent for that scenario -- not because under-21ers don't drink, but ... More >>
After a great run writing reviews for City Pages, I will probably need to tender a letter of resignation because Marilyn Hagerty, Eatbeat columnist for Grand Forks Herald, just won restaurant reviewing. Forever.Today's column, which she has been writing for years, titled "Long-awaited Olive Garde ... More >>
Everybody online today is enjoying the recent publication of The Greatest Restaurant Review Ever Written, a piece entitled "Long-awaited Olive Garden receives warm welcome" by Marilyn Hagerty of the Grand Forks Herald.There are so many evocative parts of the review: The "two long, warm breadstick ... More >>
Last summer, American law enforcement used an unmanned drone to apprehend a group of alleged bad guys.This didn't happen in Afghanistan or Iraq -- it happened in North Dakota and represents the first time U.S. law enforcement has used a drone to make an arrest.Now, Fargo-based Bruce Quick, the at ... More >>
A Grand Forks to Minneapolis flight was canceled yesterday afternoon because a flight attendant was drunk. Really, really drunk.According to a police report obtained by the Grand Forks Herald, the attendant, a resident of the Twin Cities area whose name hasn't yet been released, had a blood alcoh ... More >>
From the 'why people older than the average life expectancy maybe shouldn't be allowed to drive' department:A 82-year-old Britton, South Dakota man was driving in dense fog Friday night near his home when he got lost. He turned up almost two days later in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.Leonard Johnson a ... More >>
We're glad to report that Michelle Cossentine is OK, but one can easily imagine the look on her face.
After making a slightly offhanded comment about the number of 9/11 truthers in his Minnesota district, Rep. Collin Peterson was called out by the state GOP and has now apologized in case you were offended.
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In the months since revolting shareholders at Knight Ridder announced they wanted the newspaper chain sold off, there has been a plethora of speculation about what this will mean for the KR-owned St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Sen. Norm Coleman does an about-face on a bill that will hurt Minnesota farmers
A Minnesota killing prompts front-page headlines overseas--and yawns back home
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