A bicyclist sustained a severe head injury after colliding with a car during a race in downtown Minneapolis Saturday. Shaina Briscoe, 28, an avid cyclist and volunteer for 89.3 The Current, has been unconscious and in intensive care since the accident. Shaina is a loud advocate for bike safety, an ... More >>
:::: UPDATE :::: Macalester protesters heeding nature's call in kitty-litter box during sit-inAs the Wells Fargo-protesting sit-in at Macalester's Weyerhaeuser Hall enters its third day, student protesters have issued a response to the memos written by administrators that we shared with you yesterda ... More >>
"Oh, you live in Minnesota? You must know Prince." This post is for anyone who has fielded an asinine inquiry like that one at some point. Minneapolis resident Charlie Pauken had heard enough ludicrous questions about his relationship with the Purple One from friends back in his old home of Bowling ... More >>
Firkin casks and maple trees are both being tapped this week, two sounds that are music to our ears every March. And don't forget to celebrate Tilia's first birthday with drinks and snacks at its southwest Minneapolis HQ this week in food.
Cask-conditioned beer enjoyed under a tent on an early spring afternoon; this can only be Firkin Fest at the Happy Gnome. The annual celebration of British-style real ale returns to the St. Paul beer bar on March 24. Cask-conditioned beer is naturally carbonated by refermentation in the keg. The res ... More >>
Zachary Lyle Spader: Not a do-gooder.Habitat for Humanity is in the business of making people's lives better by helping them build their own homes. Zachary Lyle Spader, a Habitat employee, was in the business of making the organization's life worse: He swindled it out of $90,000.
Photo by Jason Taellious, Flickr.Spader admitted to his bosses pocketing about $60,000.Zachary Spader, formerly a manager of the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, was charged in Ramsey County this week for allegedly pocketing tens of thousands from the store. Police now say Spader could be on t ... More >>
Garrison Keillor, Homegrown DemocratCongresswoman Michele Bachmann once described herself as a fan of Garrison Keillor. But the Bard of Anoka isn't returning the compliment. In a fundraising letter sent out today to supporters of Bachmann's DFL challenger, Tarryl Clark, the laid back St. Pa ... More >>
Bill Clinton wants to take Michele Bachmann out...of Congress.Tarryl Clark picked up a big endorsement today to aid in her battle for Minnesota's 6th District Congressional seat. Former President Bill Clinton penned a letter to 6th District constituents requesting campaign donations to help ... More >>
Enjoy Polynesian treats while partying for a good cause.
The Minnesota Home Ownership Center says people at risk of losing their homes should act NOW if they want some help from the government.
The economic stimulus package could help you keep your house ... or maybe the money will go to the guy down the street. Here's where to go for help.
The controversy is just the latest political dust-up at the embattled Catholic university
Saddled with debt and failed development deals, the Northside Residents Redevelopment Council struggles to survive
Prince went to Vegas. Smokers went to Maplewood. Tapes 'N Tapes went to the moon. And sometime after the last zombie dance party got busted, we wrote it all down for you.
He started out as a Grade-B Ricky Nelson; He ended up as an American revolutionary
A tour of Minneapolis's newest and most rigorously engineered neighborhood
In which I crack my ribs and discover a drug worth abusing
Why is the city of Minneapolis dragging its feet on affordable housing?
A massive consumer lawsuit against U.S. Bank ends in nickels and dimes for the plaintiffs, but big checks for attorneys
Seeking enlightenment in a rented ballroom with an evangelist and two dozen Klingons
It's hard to argue with a man on a mission
State records reveal that as little as 31 percent of proceeds of the Twin Cities AIDSRide directly benefit people with AIDS. Most riders didn't know that when they signed up.