Should you see Purple Rain? Yes. The answer is yes. Of course, that's the perspective from someone living in a world that has already been influenced by three decades of Purple Rain's greatness. It's a film recognized by all non-jive turkeys as an absolutely beautiful marriage between modern music a ... More >>
Low taught us how to drone, Prince brought back breakfast, and there were a million reunions
TJ SecretEvery body needs a pocketbraAh, Wisconsin, home to great inventors. William Sylvester Harley, co-founder of Harley-Davidson, Seymour Cray, designer of supercomputers. And now, Tammy Pintor, inventor of the pocket bra. In 2008, Pintor patented a sports bra with interior pockets for stas ... More >>
The happily married couple.Christi Rowan is going to prison. Hennepin County Judge Joan Ericksen sentenced Denny Hecker's wife today to 14 months behind bars and ordered her to pay a $36,000 fine, for her role in Hecker's fraudulent business and bankruptcy dealings.
Worthy of marriage, pastor says.What would Jesus have done with Denny Hecker and Christi Rowan? Pastor Peter Geisendorfer-Lindgren figures he would have let the bankrupt and jailed former auto magnate get married to his girlfriend, who is also facing time behind bars.
Mr. and Mrs. Jailbird.Make that: Christi Rowan-Hecker. Fellow jailbirds Denny Hecker and Christi Rowan say they got married by phone on Feb. 22, but Minnesota law says that doesn't count, and the Hennepin County Attorney is looking into the legality of their license. If it's true that absen ... More >>
Hecker and Rowan: Soul mates.Convicted auto fraudster Denny Hecker moaned to the media from prison recently that he blamed himself for all the legal trouble facing Christi Rowan, his girlfriend -- including possible prison time of her own. But it sounds like she spent last night behind bars ... More >>
Denny Hecker, workout fiend.Disgraced former auto magnate and convicted felon Denny Hecker wants everyone to know that his 10-year sentence for bankruptcy fraud is doing him a world of good. He's treating his body like a temple and resting up for his next big business venture, a memoir abou ... More >>
Hecker's going to prison.There was a time when Denny Hecker ruled a kingdom of almost 30 auto dealerships, wheeling and dealing his way to a life flush with mansions and luxury travel. He collected Rolexes, jewelry, boats, motorcycles - all manner of expensive toys. Those days are over. He w ... More >>
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Denny Hecker, foiled again.It's good to know that when push comes to shove, bankrupt auto failure Denny Hecker has a firm grasp on what's really important in life. Like his Harley Davidson.
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In the wake of the I-35W bridge collapse, it's time to take a hard look at the politicians and policies that may have contributed to the disaster
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Devotees have been waiting years for the new GNR album
A St. Paul road rage prosecution spins out of control
The Broadway musical Jesse Ventura never wanted you to hear
Without Ventura, the Independence Party may come of age
A few innings in the Metrodome's Rally Room
Residents can't believe the bail bondsman down the block in the quiet Victory neighborhood has the right to wrap his house with bullet-blocking sheet metal
With fans like the Front Porch Swingin' Liquor Pigs has, who needs enemies?
The film junketeer's absurd travels have nothing on the screwy Road Trip
Of tie-dyed bats, rabbi bears, and the elusive "7th generation" tag
Biker gang meets family vacation
Organized confusion: Billy Holloman runs the show at the AQ's loose, lively evening of standards,B-3 Organ Nite