Sunday night, John Oliver, host of HBO's Last Week Tonight, eviscerated the Miss America competition for its misogyny and misleading claims about the amount of scholarship money it doles out to women.Though Miss America officials claim to make $45 million in scholarships available to contestants -- ... More >>
A new type of cold war has taken over the tech world
In 1977, when the Zuckman family started stocking the Apple II computer, it was just another one of their products.The three Zuckman brothers -- Arnie, Rick and Harvey -- had taken over their parents' electronics business, and sold all kinds of devices -- radios, television, stereos -- out of their ... More >>
After receiving a presidential pardon from Barack Obama, Rochester fifth-grader Tyler Sullivan has a story to tell friends and family for the rest of his life.Sullivan skipped school Friday to take in the president's address at the Honeywell facility in Chanhassen. His dad gave Obama's official intr ... More >>
If it really is all about the economy, stupid, then President Obama's reelection prospects are more precarious this morning than they were yesterday. Obama is in the Twin Cities today. He'll give a speech at Honeywell's Golden Valley facility this morning before heading downtown for a string of fund ... More >>
It's one of the most popular educational games of all time
Snub leaves protest group wanting answers—and breakfast
Is the future hiding somewhere in a 500-year-old notebook?
Hennepin County and Minneapolis are spending millions to rebuild south Minneapolis's main east-west thoroughfare in a new image. But whose vision is it?
How Minnesota philanthropist and developer Henry McKnight's utopian vision of suburbia became a blueprint for modern exurban nightmares
CP reporters interviewed early voters around the metro area on Tuesday morning. Here’s what some of them had to say about what’s at stake.
Before Plain Layne disappeared, readers knew her as a fiery online diarist, an outspoken lesbian, and a beauty straight out of a Midwestern Botticelli. Afterward, they knew her as a hoax.
Times are tough for downtown office rentals
One transit worker buckles up for a long, bumpy ride in her daily strike journal
Suppose one of the great lost American photo collections were sitting in a basement in Bloomington...
Why is Gregory Gray so important to Paul Wellstone?
The City of Minneapolis owed Patricia Fields $5,000. She had to sue
to collect it.
For 13 years publisher Bill Lawrence has specialized in tales of graft and greed on the rez. He knows it's a dirty job, but no one else is doing it.
Mark Stenglein climbed out of a Dickensian childhood to become a business success and one of Hennepin County's most powerful politicians. Now he thinks he's ready to be mayor of Minneapolis.
Because state law allows hospitals to keep their mistakes secret, James Williams may never know exactly how his wife went in for routine surgery and came out in a coma
Rising rap star Slug is a master at putting words in order. Now why won't his life fall into place?
A felon, his father, and U.S. immigration law
From small-town Lois Lane to south Minneapolis waitress to city-hall power broker: Lisa McDonald has come a long way. Now is she ready to go full throttle?
For years it has been whispered that the 1976 slaying of American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Aquash was an inside job. Now a new rash of accusations aims squarely at local heroes Clyde and Vernon Bellecourt.
Back when no one believed in global climate change, local meteorologist Bruce Watson sounded the alarm. Now that everybody's predicting disaster, he's bucking the trend again.
Death in the mines. Hunger marches. An FBI spy on every block. Minnesota's daughters of the revolution can tell you about it all. But first, have some coffee cake.
Alfalfa electricity? Northern States Power planted the idea, Minnesota farmers grew it, and a bitter tug-of-war chopped it down.
How a child of the Sixties became an unlikely focal point of the local rave scene
When Kate, Brigid, Rita, and Jane McDonald joined the Sisters of St. Joseph nearly 50 years ago, they knew that nuns worked hard, lived modestly, and wore long cloaks. The sit-ins, marches, and street protests didn't come till later.
Brian Herron has battled racism, hatred, and self-doubt. But none of that prepared him for the Minneapolis city council.
Six minor-party contenders for governor promise to bring back the primo dime-bag, turn the governor's mansion into a flophouse, tax water, get big brother out of your bedroom, ditch the nukes, and reveal the secrets of gravity-defying hair.
Baby Boomers and Block E. Preservation and parks. Urban history and virtual reality. Outgoing city planning director Paul Farmer on the politics and passions that got him fired.
KTCA tried to survive the public TV wars by being bigger and better. Too bad the grants dried up and the talent jumped ship.
Nine months after Minneapolis told people of Phillips to clean up its act, POP is $60,000 poorer but far from reorganized.
Since its plan to tear down up to 100 Phillips rentals is privately funded, Honeywell won't have to pay tenants' relocation costs. Once the low-income families are out, however, the city of Minneapolis stands ready to kick in tax dollars for the company's
A collection of Minnesota photographs from Jerome Liebling reveals his hard brand of humanism.
John Derus, still smarting from his 1996 primary defeat and his misplaced election-day photo in the Star Tribune, claims state Supreme Court Justice Alan Page's ties to the Strib biased the outcome of Derus's case against the paper.
A nonprofit group called Urban Ventures is making moves along the long-depressed Lake Street corridor--and polarizing some of the people who live there in the process.
The life and times of blue-collar millionaire.
The city embarks on a program of destroying low-income inner-city housing to save itself.