:::: UPDATE :::: The Star Tribune, citing anonymous sources, reports that the two officers in question have been fired. KARE 11's Jana Shortal reports the same thing. In a release distributed this afternoon, the Minneapolis Police Department announced that Police Chief Janeé Harteau "has reached ... More >>
The gastronomic merrymakers behind the annual Gastro Non Grata event are at it again. This year's mash-up of the Twin Cities food and music scene has been scheduled for the Sunday after Thanksgiving. On November 24, attendees will feast on delicious bites of food from one the hottest restaurants of ... More >>
According to forensic tests,Terrence Franklin's DNA was on the trigger of a police submachine gun involved in the struggle with officers that culminated in his death, the Star Tribune and WCCO report. The finding suggests Franklin had control of the weapon in the moments before he was fatally shot a ... More >>
Hot on the heels of MPD officers Brian Thole and Shawn Powell getting themselves in trouble for calling black men "monkeys" (among other slurs) during an altercation in Green Bay comes a report that two other MPD cops recently pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct following an incident where they bea ... More >>
One of the unanswered questions surrounding the story of the two Minneapolis cops who outed themselves as racist, homophobic assholes in June in Green Bay was this -- why did the Green Bay PD release their names when neither was arrested?THE BACKSTORY: Mpls cops got into fight with black guys, later ... More >>
-- Original post published July 30 at 8:15 a.m.; video of the incident and some updates are at bottom --A Green Bay police report sheds new light on the June 29 incident that resulted in Minneapolis Police Department officers Brian Thole and Shawn Powell being placed on leave and reportedly being re ... More >>
On Friday afternoon, news broke that two Minneapolis police officers had been placed on administrative leave. At the time, details were scant, but over the weekend the Star Tribune reported that officers Brian Thole and Shawn Powell were suspended for allegedly using racial and sexual slurs followin ... More >>
Brian Ogren, 55, did not make Wisconsin proud with her behavior at Stillwater's most recent Summer Tuesday. Or maybe he did, depending how you look at it.SEE ALSO: Mitt Romney Glitter F-Bomb: Did he say "fuck," "faggot," or something else? [VIDEO] The Green Bay resident was hauled to detox and cited ... More >>
And the good news just keeps on rolling in for Minneapolis restaurants. In their latest bout of regional attention, Midwest magazine named both Butcher & the Boar and the Prairie Kitchen & Bar to its list of best new Midwest attractions, hotels, and restaurants. The list is a ... More >>
Surely, you've heard of the "War on Christmas." Well, one Wisconsin lawmaker has now openly declared war on Kwanzaa, of all things.SEE ALSO: Corey Curtis, deadbeat dad of nine children with six women, sentenced to breeding ban In a press release, Wisconsin state Senator Glenn Grothman, R-West Bend, ... More >>
We ride bikes and go skinny dipping in urban lakes. And when we stop for a beer on the way home and charge it to our credit card, we pay that thing down more promptly than folks anywhere else in the country. According to Experian's latest analysis of credit scores across the country, Minneapolitans ... More >>
See Also:Basilica Block Party 2012 lineupThe Avett Brothers' Seth Avett on Rick Rubin, political fans, and the band's legacyThe Lumineers have recently exploded onto the indie music scene, seemingly popping up out of nowhere (well, Denver, Colorado, to be exact) and giving fans some irresistible tra ... More >>
The Shawano Sturgeon has lived through a lot -- the tail end of reconstruction, the Spanish-American War, World War I, Hitler, The Beatles, Justin Bieber. Not only has she outlived every human currently on the face of the earth, but she's still fertile! The Wisconsin DNR discovered the record-settin ... More >>
God hates Wisconsin. How else do you explain the mysterious booms that are causing so much angst in Clintonville?Many residents of the town, located about 45 minutes west of Green Bay, were kept up throughout the night Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday as sounds and vibrations reminiscent of thunder, f ... More >>
Paul Schrader wrote the script to Taxi Driver while living in a station wagon. Such is the myth of the suffering artist. But beautiful crazy Van Gogh bastard established the archetype. We might stumble onto a kick-ass something in the morning, but by bedtime, the artist suffers by choice.
LFLGirls in garters are headed for the Target Center.Last night, it was announced that a controversial sports league has inked a deal with Target Center and Minneapolis is the lucky 11th burg to win a franchise. That's right, the Lingerie Football League is here. "We truly understand the shee ... More >>
Vorpahls will turn 90 in less than a week.Raymond Vorpahl, an 89-year-old babysitter from Wisconsin, is due in court today on charges of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl and a 42-year-old woman. According to the complaint, Vorpahl had sexual contact with the 13-year-old on Dec. 20 in his G ... More >>
Photo: BanspyBack in January we told you about Shirley and Gary Schroeder, a Green Bay couple entrusted with the bank accounts of a cousin in a Minnesota assisted living facility suffering from Parkinson's disease. The looking-not-so-loyal family members were accused of filching hundreds of ... More >>
Three American soldiers died defending their country, and three Wisconsin fraudsters stole their identitiesThree Wisconsin soldiers -- Rachel Bosveld, of Waupun; Matthew Schram, of Brookfield; and Andrew Halverson, of Grant -- all died during combat in the Iraq war. Their thanks? Three lose ... More >>
Honoring the war dead shouldn't include check forgeryOne suspects that when American troops die in battle to protect truth, justice and the American way, they don't include check fraud as a value worth fighting for. Not that that bothered three Wisconsin parolees caught trying to cash checks ... More >>
Terry Kleiman is going to spend the next six years of his life in prison for perpetrating that act of brutality.
Talk about getting mixed up after a few drinks.
Schroeder's wife was appointed trustee of her sick cousin's bank accounts. Police say the temptation was too much.
The puppy never had a chance: Kleiman is a 6-feet 10-inch, 400-pound Gladiator fighter.
When it comes throwing money away, folks in Wisconsin have decided they'd rather do it at Indian-run casinos.
U.S. women's curling team hopes to win big in Vancouver
Because advertising for "half off" would send the wrong message.
Hard-working, hard-touring musician has never quite made the big time —and that's fine with him
These two stories straight out of our insane neighbors to the east are so good we had to cram both of them in the headline.
We've got Mike Tyson-style human chomping, men soliciting underage girls online, fish and weed smugglers, and a whole lot of sex addictions. It's all right across the border in the cheese state.
After City Pages exposes a local nuclear power plant operator with a fake diploma, his bosses reluctantly give him the ax
In the wake of an $8 million settlement, has WCCO gotten the message about discrimination?
Eight years for burglary. Eighteen for rape. Life for murder. Five women talk about doing time with their men behind bars.
Whether or not the Strib's profile of a veteran homicide cop was a deliberate "blow job," it had City Hall (and newsrooms around the metro) humming for days.