As he leaves a small cafe in Ely, Gerald Tyler approaches two middle-aged women and whispers a joke. They smile politely. He walks gingerly, a leftover cost from his years in the military. In a patterned sweater that appears to have 30 years of mileage on it, he appears more the goofy grandfather t ... More >>
Editor's Note: Shea Serrano is an award-winning music writer and goofball whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rapper Coloring and Activity Book. In his new column, he writes about his life and times. Right now, Pitbull's "Timber," featuring Ke$ha, is number two on Billboard and number one on ... More >>
Tracking the chaser's final quest in El Reno, Oklahoma
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There's an expanded menu at the new restaurant, but Smack Shack's lobster is still the main event
Great Lake Swimmers Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis Thursday, May 3, 2012 The Great Lake Swimmers have had a decade to build up a fan base of committed, ardent followers that they can, apparently, do no wrong by. The Ontario-based six-member band were met at the Cedar last night by an adoring cro ... More >>
It will be this hot until tomorrow night, if anyone makes it.Apparently Minneapolis has sinned against the weather and is being punished. Yesterday's high temp hit 98 degrees, buckling highways and leaving 8,000 Twin Cities residents without power. The Minnesota Twins reported that dozens o ... More >>
Odd Future didn't sign a record deal today but did, according to several reports, take a big step towards some millions. While the details are still hazy, the nature of the "deal" is pretty interesting given that these kids could've gone with literally any label they wanted. Instead they just ... 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.
Coco Lectric by James CanoUnfortunately, there's still a lot of clean up to do in the Gulf of Mexico since the oil spill, and the wetlands at the mouth of the Mississippi need all the help we can give them. Lili's Burlesque Revue is making it oh so easy to help our neighbors to the south by h ... More >>
"Troubled Waters" will now be released as scheduledThe University of Minnesota didn't want you to see "Troubled Waters," a documentary on agricultural pollution in the Mississippi River. But it's going public anyway. Produced by the U's Bell Museum of Natural History, it represents years of ... More >>
Dinner with a little history at Nicollet Island Inn. It's a big week, eaters. Meet your neighbors, support some charities (and your wine habit), and do a little cooking with tea this Week in Food. Monday 9/20 Bust out your inner sommelier at Crave's weekly wine class. Tonight sample wines from ... More >>
Bruce Hudson-BogaardAfter the Storm, oil on canvas, 60" x 64"Bruce Hudson-Bogaard's latest exhibition at Traffic Zone Gallery includes a passage from a 1960s edition of The Sea Around Us by marine biologist Rachel Carson: "It is a curious situation that the sea, from which life first arose, s ... More >>
Praise whichever god oversees twilight-of-pubescence Sudanese rap. "Take U To Da Movies" was all you needed in 2009, it's true...but things are so different now. We can't swim in the Gulf of Mexico thanks to the British, we can't anticipate Avatar because it was a terrible movie and James Cameron ... More >>
Minnesota's own self-proclaimed "genius of fun," ESP Woody McBride has long been one of the Midwest's techno sages and is again channeling the elusive old rave spirit with part deux of the Bassgasm saga tonight. As he did with Bassgasm 1, the second will lure old heads (who have grown up, started fa ... More >>
Up for re-election in November, congresswoman Michele Bachmann must figure it's time to haul out the scare tactics again. Two weeks ago the White House was fomenting socialism and One World Government. Now, we're back to Obama creating death panels with health care reform and opening a politi ... More >>
Screen grab via YouTubeOberstar in actionRep. Michele Bachmann drew hoots a few weeks ago for warning BP executives not to end up getting fleeced like chumps at the hands of the White House. How dare the president demand -- and get -- BP to create an independent, $2 billion fund to help victi ... More >>
We picked this little gem up at the Log Cabin Republicans booth at Twin Cities Pride over the weekend. It offers protection when used as designed. But we're not sure a thin layer of latex is the answer to BP's toxic plume in the Gulf of Mexico. City PagesThe Log Cabin Republicans handed out condom ... More >>
Photo: USCG via FlickrMichele Bachmann has been targeted for her reflexive defense of BP, rather than the devastated lives of Gulf Coast residentsTarryl Clark and the Democrats are hitting Michele Bachmann and other congressional Republicans hard for their odd defense of BP and the toxic filt ... More >>
In the last two months, eight people have been sickened by drinking raw milk tainted with the E. coli bacteria, which was traced to a farm in Gibbon, Minnesota. It's been known for some time that anyone who drinks raw milk is essentially playing craps with their health--that's why they invent ... More >>
Photo: USCG/FlickrDeepwater Horizon's fiery demiseRep. Michele Bachmann got her crazy on again this week, lobbing a factually-challenged verbal assault on the president for persuading BP to establish a $20 billion independent escrow account to administer claims against the oil giant for its d ... More >>
This is a BP pelican. It could be a loon.Sure, we're sad BP's killing the coastal economy in Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida -- and maybe a big chunk of the Eastern seaboard. Yes, we're heartbroken over those images of the flailing brown pelicans. But messin' with our loons? Come on. Now w ... 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 >>
Via If It Was My HomeSome local contextHow big is the oil spill unleashed by the blowout of BP's Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico? One way to get a handle on the size of the disaster is to put it in local context. We figured it out (after the jump) with the help of some cool and ea ... More >>
Michele Bachmann, she of "gangster government" fame, continues to draw national media mocking for insisting that President Barack Obama should have commandeered boats to combat the drill-baby-drill BP oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. First, Hardball weighed in. Now, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann ... More >>
Maybe time for a civics lesson?Michele Bachmann invoked the Charge of the Light Brigade, and epic British military failure, as a rallying cry for teabagger victory against health care reform. She flubbed the history of the Slaughter Solution. She got net neutrality exactly backwards. No ... More >>
Rep. Michele Bachmann is happy to tar President Barack Obama as the anti-American leader of a gangster government. But evidently there are times when she's all in favor of a little gangster action -- such as Friday on the floor of the House of Representatives when she accused Obama of havin ... More >>
Photo: uscgd8Deepwater Horizon burns and an environmental disaster loomsBP, the oil company staring down the maw of a vast environmental disaster after its Deep Horizon drilling rig blew up in the Gulf of Mexico, may have offered the federal government a bargeload of hogwash when it said it k ... More >>
U.S. Air ForceA U.S. Air Force C130 drops oil-dispersing chemicals on the Gulf of MexicoBP executives and others are going to get an earful from members of Congress tomorrow, when the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure opens hearings into the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig ... More >>
Sure, it looks like environmental Armageddon out there in the Gulf of Mexico, but best to keep on with drill baby, drill, Tim Pawlenty says in an interview with ABC News. "We need to have a review of what happened and why it happened and then take those lessons forward," Pawlenty said. "But ... More >>
Mischke spun four tracks by Romantica on today's broadcast.
Saturday night's double-header was chock full of new material.
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Bodies, fuel, heavy metals, industrial chemicals, bacteria, gasoline from cars and up to 6,000 gas storage tanks in the city, garbage, sewage. --list of contaminants from WWL-TV live webcast Searchers were armed with proof of what many holdouts had long feared: The floodwaters are thick with se ... More >>
Legacy Chocolates, the newest of the St. Paul chocolatiers, proposes that great taste can heal us all
You want healthy food? Go back to spearing antelope.
An archaeologist, two bottles of whiskey, and the cavemen of the Mississippi: Digging for the city beneath the city