Another week, another third-party candidate fighting to debate. Last week, it was the Independence Party's gubernatorial candidate, Hannah Nicollet, who said she was planning to sue Hamline University because it refused to let her into its October 19 debate. This time, the fight's over Green Party ... More >>
Politics is inherently a game of winners and losers, those with money and resources and those without. But in Minnesota, with its rich history of third-party candidates, it's also about giving voices to those who aren't just pure red or blue. Hannah Nicollet, the Independence Party candidate for g ... More >>
In the August cover of Harper's magazine, Jessica Bruder writes of a tribe of geriatric migrant workers who "seem one injury or broken axle away from true homelessness." They travel the country in RVs, chasing seasonal, back-breaking employment, unable to retire. Many wind up running the floors of ... More >>
In response to the news that the school's adjunct professors had voted to unionize, Hamline University administrators released this statement:"We believe this may create inequities and barriers among our larger community of adjunct professors and could impede our efforts to build collaborative proce ... More >>
Jennifer Beckham has worked as an adjunct English professor at Hamline University in St. Paul for nine years. During that time, she hasn't received a raise or even a cost of living adjustment to her pay, and she has little hope of ever being promoted.So you can understand why Beckman joined with 44 ... More >>
Tom Emmer is teasing "an announcement" he'll be making tomorrow at 6 p.m. in Delano, a town firmly in the soon-to-be-abdicated-by-Bachmann 6th Congressional District.SEE ALSO: Tom Emmer: If I were guv, Minnesota would "make Wisconsin look like [an] ugly step-child" Emmer, who represented parts of th ... More >>
Hamline University men's basketball coach Nelson Whitmore has been indefinitely suspended and 14 players face discipline in connection with an player-on-woman assault that allegedly took place in a Spokane, Washington hotel room on New Year's Eve.SEE ALSO: Ex-Twin Knoblauch is reportedly drunkenly r ... More >>
Gay rights supporters at Hamline continue to call for school administration to reconsider its neutral stance on the Minnesota marriage amendment.SEE ALSO:-- Hamline professor Stephen Kellert calls on university administration to come out against Minnesota marriage amendment-- Hamline Wesley Award wi ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Catholics walk out of mass as anti-gay marriage letter from Archbishop Nienstedt is read-- U of M is one of the most LGBT-friendly campuses in the country, says new study-- MN Marriage amendment: Majority support one man-one woman definition, says new survey Stephen Kellert, a longtime ... More >>
Right-wing prankster James O'Keefe, known best for hidden-camera takedown of ACORN, is taking on Minnesota's voter ID laws. O'Keefe and Project Veritas released a video earlier this week in which they try to register Tim Tebow and Tom Brady with some not-so-football-savvy Minnesota officials. At o ... More >>
This Saturday, Theatre Unbound brings back its popular 24-hour play project at Hamline University. The event has been revamped this year with a new name, 24:00:00 Xtreme Theatre Smackdown, and new elements that heighten the competition and fun.
The host committee continued to spend long after the convention.In this week's feature, "RNC Piggy Bank", we examine how the host committee for the 2008 Republican National Convention has been spending its leftover donations since the convention. Though the bulk of the surplus donations went ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenJustin Townes Earle February 14, 2011 First Avenue I'd like to couch this review as a half-assed intervention. If I may.
Hecker fesses up to drug use.Denny Hecker's sentencing is just around the corner, and the fallen auto king is making an 11th-hour plea for a little mercy. Hecker's lawyers filed a motion yesterday asking a judge to shave two years off the recommended sentence of a decade in prison. Hecker fesses ... More >>
Can T-Paw bring in enough dough to be anything more than just another ex-governor?Tim Pawlenty's Political Action Committee, Freedom First is reporting today that it raised $723,501 in the second quarter of this year, raising its yearly total to about $1.3 million.It sounds like a lot of mone ... More >>
Band functions without DJ or bass player
Is Coleman fighting for a lost cause?
In recent weeks hundreds of St. Paul residents have been receiving phone calls from St. Paul Police Federation president Dave Titus. The calls are targeted at voters in wards one, five, and six--the three most hotly contested city council races.
Ward Rubrecht's news article Gun Shy discusses the case of Hamline student Troy Scheffler's suspension following e-mails sent to Hamline University President Linda Hanson on the subject of concealed weapons on campus following the massacre at Virginia Tech. Read Gun Shy here, then come back to share ... More >>
After the Virginia Tech tragedy, even talking about concealed carry is grounds for suspension
The Twin Cities' Most Dysfunctional Suburb
Special interest groups in Minnesota spent some $46.5 million last year attempting to impact the political process in Minnesota, according to a study released today. That works out to a whopping $230,000 per state legislator.
Will fallout from congressional ethics scandals finally prompt change at the Capitol?
In Minnesota, the average compensation with salary and benefits for 4-year private college presidents was around $225,000 in the 2003-2004 academic year.
Lawmakers wanted to reform campaign finance laws this year. So what happened?
Rock gets rolled into federal campaign guidelines
McCain-Feingold was supposed to stop the flow of soft money. So what's with all the attack ads?
St. Paul cheesecake baker Muddy Paws aims for world supremacy, one flavor at a time
And other tales from our least likely lobbyists
Our campuses, ourselves: That's entertainment!
Defense attorneys say Minneapolis's crackdown on graffiti artists is a waste of time and money for a court system that's already stretched thin.
After a century of hoarding American Indian remains, scientists are being forced to return their specimens. But the bodies may not go back into the ground without a fight.
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