Sometimes it's hard to put your best green foot forward without being in the know. Here's a quick list of some great Twin Cities events that will keep your month's eating, growing, and dating(!) sustainable and eco-tastic. Early in the month, it's all about education, mid-month you can dig into ... More >>
The senate version of a bill that would legalize marijuana for medical use in Minnesota got its first hearing Thursday, undergoing two hours of testimony and proving that the issue is not dead. Time ran out before members of the Health, Human Services and Housing Committee could vote, but they plan ... More >>
MN Beer Activists, who earlier this week sponsored the Sunday Sales fundraiser concert at First Avenue, have teamed up with the Minnesota Museum of Modern Art for a screening of the 2011 film The Love of Beer, a documentary set in the Pacific Northwest that examines the role of women in the beer bre ... More >>
If you believe Movoto, none of the 10 best places in Minnesota are outside the Twin Cities metro area.SEE ALSO: David Letterman shares his "top 10 least successful Minnesota businesses"That, of course, strikes many Minnesotans as counterintuitive. Who wouldn't want to live in a beautiful lakeside ho ... More >>
What Barry Bonds was to homers, Richard Hegquist is to getting arrested.SEE ALSO: Duluth muffin macer sprays man following epic SuperAmerica argument [VIDEO] The 37-year-old Ham Lake resident was sentenced yesterday for his 12th felony, this time for beating up and robbing the owner of Hermantown Ca ... More >>
When he saw that the Powerball jackpot was up to $448.4 million, Paul White bought ten tickets at the local Holiday.His long-time girlfriend called him on Thursday morning and reminded him to check his tickets. When he did, White, who lives in Anoka County's Ham Lake, realized that one of them hit a ... More >>
A trio of suspects are taking a page out of Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson's playbook, only they aren't on the prowl for sex.SEE ALSO: Gay marriage is legal in Minnesota: Top 10 funny tweets Instead, the three Minnesota wedding crashers are allegedly in the habit of showing up at strangers' weddings, ... More >>
Deb Thompson got a whole lot more than she bargained for when she bought a $3.99 pair of used capris at the Coon Rapids Goodwill store.Thompson, a 53-year-old Ham Lake resident, took the capris home and tried them on. She reached in the back pocket, felt a strange object, and pulled out what looked ... More >>
Jefferson Fietek has made a name for himself as the most outspoken teacher in the Anoka-Hennepin school district's "neutrality policy" debate -- now he's parlaying that notoriety into a run for state senate. "I definitely think this work that I've done locally -- and transitioned into nationally ... More >>
Protesters decried big bonuses paid to Wells Fargo executivesAbout 40 protesters marched from Occupy MN's "People's Plaza" to the Wells Fargo center this morning to blast the bank. The protesters were accompanied by Michele Bachmann, John Kline and Erik Paulsen imitators, who stood behind th ... More >>
Damian Blake Burkhalter: Losing his religion.Damian Blake Burkhalter is a youth director at Glen Cary Lutheran Church in Ham Lake. He's a member of the Anoka County Community Corrections Advisory Board, and he's a former sergeant with the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office. Now, the man who ou ... More >>
mtungate/flickrWhat's wrong with a little fun on the golf course?Just to prove that no good deed goes unpunished, Coon Rapids High School senior Andrew Vold scored a hole in one on the course at Majestic Oaks in Ham Lake during a fundraising event, took home a $5,000 prize--and lost his place on ... More >>
Josh KirscherOne of Everett Jasmer's last car crushes at the wheel of USA-1.It appears that the USA-1 monster truck will live to crush another day. The last time we told you about Everett Jasmer, one of the godfathers of monster truck racing in the '80s, he had fallen on hard times. Now, Jas ... More >>
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Now that she's leaving, Cheri Pierson Yecke's tenure as schools czar recalled as salad days Last week, to remarkably little fanfare, Cheri Pierson Yecke announced she was abandoning her congressional run--but not her post as hawk-scholar at the Center for the American Experiment--in favor of an app ... More >>
FRIDAY MORNING NEWS CRUISE: WAL-MART NO, WOLFIE YES, AND THE SHOCKING DETAILS OF THE ST. PATRICK'S DAY MASSACRE In the Strib: The town of Ham Lake says no to Wal-Mart; Northwest Airlines to trim fleet and cut 900 jobs; St. Paul Mayor Randy Kelly is not a very nice man; CJ reveals that "Joe Milliona ... More >>
[cross-posted, for now, at TCB] Wal-Mart no, Wolfie yes, and the shocking details of the St. Patrick's Day Massacre In the Strib: The town of Ham Lake says no to Wal-Mart; Northwest Airlines to trim fleet and cut 900 jobs; St. Paul Mayor Randy Kelly is not a very nice man; CJ reveals that "Joe Mill ... More >>