John C. Calhoun, senator, statesman, slavery proponent.The Minneapolis Park Board doesn't have the power to rename Lake Calhoun even if it wants to, according to a letter filed by the agency's attorney, Brian Rice.
In fact, it's not clear that anyone can change the lake's name.
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Photo: xrayspxU2: These guys do not captain a German submarineMichele Bachmann still doesn't get it: Bono and the boys were not around during World War II and they can't be held responsible for the sinking of the troop ship Dorchester.
She repeated her confusion about Irish rockers and Germa ... More >>
Michele Bachmann is Bill Maher's favorite M.I.L.F.HBO yakker Bill Maher has a love/hate affair with Washington, D.C., whose politicos he routinely lampoons and lambastes on "Real Time."
Now he tells Capitol File magazine that he loves "the springtime, when Joe Biden's hair blooms." And he ha ... More >>
Sid Hartman: Picture this man bronzedSid Hartman, the 90-year-old eminence grise of Twin Cities sports scribbling, is about to gaze out on Target Field in perpetuity -- in bronze. The Minneapolis Arts Commission gave a green light to a statue of Hartman last night.
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She's the one on the Greyhound busEnding a week of wild web buzz, DFL candidate for governor Matt Entenza has picked former Fox 9 anchorwoman Robyne Robinson as his running mate. And as promised, he made the announcement via Twitter:
"It's my distinct pleasure to announce Robyne Robinson @ro ... More >>
The next lieutenant governor?Former Fox 9 news anchor Robyne Robinson is considering being Democrat Matt Entenza's running mate in the race for governor in 2010, according to campaign sources who have discussed the pick with Entenza's staff.
Kate Iverson, Robyne's publicist, confirms that En ... More >>
Veteran Fox 9 news anchor Robyne Robinson made some news of her own last night, telling viewers that she's leaving the broadcast biz May 26 to build on her burgeoning reputation as a jewelry designer for clients including Beyonce Knowles (interview here), Madonna, Nicollette Sheridan and Paul ... More >>
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.
A shelter loses its funding, its low-cost rental space, and even some cats, which have reportedly been put down at other shelters. But the biggest problem facing Miss Kitty's Cat House is Minneapolis's zoning code.