Gulf of Mexico

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    October 22, 2014

    Will Mining Save or Destroy Northern Minnesota?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2014

    Why Pitbull and Ke$ha's "Timber" video is the pits

    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 >>

  • News

    August 28, 2013

    Legendary tornado chaser Tim Samaras's last ride

    Tracking the chaser's final quest in El Reno, Oklahoma

  • Movies

    March 20, 2013

    Spring Breakers: Exploitation or artful send-up?

    Sun-and-sex movie is like a Girls Gone Wild video by Godard

  • Restaurants

    March 6, 2013

    Smack Shack serves up splendid seafood

    There's an expanded menu at the new restaurant, but Smack Shack's lobster is still the main event

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    Great Lake Swimmers at the Cedar Cultural Center, 5/3/12

    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 >>

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    March 7, 2012
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    March 7, 2012
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    July 20, 2011
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    July 19, 2011

    Heat index over 100 degrees again today

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Odd Future will make their first million on their own terms

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Michele Bachmann: The Year In Crazy

    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.

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    Save Our Sea! features burlesque to benefit the Gulf

    Coco Lectric by James Cano​Unfortunately, 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 >>

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    September 29, 2010
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    September 24, 2010

    "Troubled Waters" pollution documentary will run as scheduled

    "Troubled Waters" will now be released as scheduled​The 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Simple, Good, and Tasty teams with Barbette this Week in Food

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Oceans In Peril at Traffic Zone Gallery closes soon

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Bangs, "Meet Me On Facebook"

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Terry Mullan and Tommie Sunshine: Meet your Bassgasm DJs, Vol. 4 (MP3s)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    Michele Bachmann revives BP, death panel bunk

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Jim Oberstar hammers BP for treating us like chumps [VIDEO]

    Screen grab via YouTubeOberstar in action​Rep. 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Gay GOP "Drill, Baby, Drill" condom offers limited protection

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    Tarryl Clark tars Michele Bachmann as being "in an oily hole"

    Photo: USCG via FlickrMichele Bachmann has been targeted for her reflexive defense of BP, rather than the devastated lives of Gulf Coast residents​Tarryl Clark and the Democrats are hitting Michele Bachmann and other congressional Republicans hard for their odd defense of BP and the toxic filt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    Top 10 Foods that Kill

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Bachmann slams Obama on BP, so we follow the money

    Photo: USCG/FlickrDeepwater Horizon's fiery demise​Rep. 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Sacred Minnesota loons could meet oily end thanks to BP

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Tim Pawlenty tries to blame Barack Obama for BP debacle

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    BP's oil spill would cover a big chunk of Minnesota

    Via If It Was My HomeSome local context​How 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Keith Olbermann mocks Michele Bachmann on "commandeer" comment

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Michele Bachmann calls the U.S. Attorney General a "trial lawyer"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Michele Bachmann demands gangster president commandeer boats

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Amy Klobuchar wants BP criminal probe after oil spill disaster

    Photo: uscgd8Deepwater Horizon burns and an environmental disaster looms​BP, 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Jim Oberstar sets House hearings on BP's Deepwater Horizon debacle

    U.S. Air ForceA U.S. Air Force C130 drops oil-dispersing chemicals on the Gulf of Mexico​BP 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    Tim Pawlenty on Gulf oil rig disaster: Drill baby, drill

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Mischke Mix: Wednesday, June 10

    Mischke spun four tracks by Romantica on today's broadcast.

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    Romantica, Kid Dakota debut new material at the Cedar

    Saturday night's double-header was chock full of new material.

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2008

    Midwest corn production vs. Gulf of Mexico ecology

    A dead zone free of marine life in the Gulf of Mexico is expanding rapidly, and scientists say corn production here is a primary culprit.

  • Restaurants

    May 17, 2006

    The Importance of Burgers

    Can frugal carnivores eat locally, humanely, and well? Dear Dara finds out.

  • Restaurants

    January 4, 2006

    Eat Rutabagas, Not War

    The year's best cookbooks allow you to live better in body and soul

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2005

    New Orleans: what's in the water?

    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 >>

  • Restaurants

    February 2, 2005

    Truffles Save

    Legacy Chocolates, the newest of the St. Paul chocolatiers, proposes that great taste can heal us all

  • Books

    April 14, 2004

    Farmer John Is Killing You

    You want healthy food? Go back to spearing antelope.

  • Arts

    July 7, 1999

    Subterranean Homesick Blues

    An archaeologist, two bottles of whiskey, and the cavemen of the Mississippi: Digging for the city beneath the city

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    March 24, 1999
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    December 1, 1998
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    July 15, 1998
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    May 7, 1997
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    October 16, 1996
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    January 31, 1996
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