Hubert Humphrey

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2014

    Metrodome demolition porn: Top photos

    Over the past couple months, we've voyeuristically watched the public desecration of the Metrodome with a mixture of sentimental melancholia and anticipation of bigger and glassier things to come.SEE ALSO: The Zygi Wilf/Mark Dayton photo people can't get enough of: Top 10 tweets With demolition wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    Michael Brodkorb to MNGOP: I'm not your hatchet man anymore

    On his blog last month, the MNGOP's former cyber assassin, Michael Brodkorb, published a post where he praised Keith Ellison for getting arrested. In it, he quoted Hubert H. Humphrey and Paul Wellstone.RELATED: Michael Brodkorb says marriage amendment is cynical MNGOP get-out-the-vote ploy So the l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Bachmann announcement: DFL and GOP statements appear to be about two different people

    On the heels of Michele Bachmann's "I-will-not-seek-re-election" bombshell this morning, both sides of the political aisle have been clamoring to weigh in.But while GOPers are hailing their congresswoman's service, the DFL isn't sparing her any potshots on her way out. Instead, comments from both pa ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 23, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Lake Calhoun name change: Park Board powerless

    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. Minnesota' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Michele Bachmann still thinks U2 sank a troop ship

    Photo: xrayspxU2: These guys do not captain a German submarine​Michele 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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2010

    Bill Maher hates the voices in Michele Bachmann's head

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Sid Hartman, bronzed, will rank with Father Hennepin and Mary Tyler Moore

    Sid Hartman: Picture this man bronzed​Sid 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. All it needs now is forma ... More >>

  • News

    July 7, 2010

    The dead and the restless

    Summer sucks in a city cemetery

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Matt Entenza picks Robyne Robinson as running mate

    She's the one on the Greyhound bus​Ending 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    Robyne Robinson confirmed as Matt Entenza's potential running mate (UPDATED)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Robyne Robinson leaving Fox 9 and broadcasting

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    Dick Franson will be in your backyard taking a bite out of crime

    Not only will he have a total hard-on for police chief Tim Dolan, but he's going to help the police out by going out into the trenches himself. That'll teach those criminals who they are messing with.

  • News

    October 7, 2009

    Name Games

    More farce at the stadium of the absurd

  • News

    April 8, 2009

    Good riddance, Metrodome!

    Ballpark was always heinous act of thoughtlessness

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    Coleman and Franken weigh in on stimulus plan

    They're both wanna-be senators, but they still want to talk about the stimulus plan.

  • News

    October 1, 2008

    Twins fans are excited again

    Rooting returns to the Metrodome

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2008
  • News

    August 27, 2008

    Feeling Minnesota

    Is it possible to understand our state's politics? You betcha.

  • Movies

    March 12, 2008

    'Chicago 10' captures the circus of the 1960s

    From the streets to the courtroom, the film shows the era's spectacles

  • Calendar

    February 13, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 1, 2007

    Mo in Minnesota

    Tongue-in-cheek commentator and pop culture guru, Mo Rocca, recently made a visit to the Twin Cities to film a segment at the site of the 2008 Republican National ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2006

    How they see us: NY Times shocked by a "red" Minnesota

    On a recent visit to Minnesota, Verlyn Klinkenborg was shocked by the proliferation of "Firearms Banned on These Premises" signs in the state. Such signs have been ubiquitious since the legislature passsed the Personal Protection Act--aka conceal carry--way back in 2003. But you have to live here (o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2005

    RIP Eugene McCarthy; Norm cops to his roots

    Eugene McCarthy, former U.S. Senator from Minnesota--among many, many other things-- is dead at 89.

  • Movies

    September 14, 2005
  • Arts

    March 9, 2005

    Varsity Cheer

    How vaudeville, motion pictures, and hip hop came to Dinkytown through one controversial theater--now reopened with beds for seats!

  • Arts

    July 28, 2004

    Strange Fruit

    'The Last Minstrel Show' makes entertainment out of tragedy

  • News

    May 19, 2004

    Department of the Living Dead

    Why is the city's civil rights office such a chronic mess?

  • News

    February 25, 2004

    Marry or Burn

    The White House's new anti-poverty program: Shotgun weddings

  • Arts

    August 6, 2003
  • News

    July 10, 2002
  • News

    June 5, 2002

    John Berryman Leapt Here

    Mapping the literary landmarks of the Twin Cities

  • Books

    April 10, 2002

    Nellie Stone Johnson: 1905-2002

    Minneapolis loses a legendary figure

  • News

    January 16, 2002

    United They Sit

    Minnesota's senators were supposed to be the type to stand up for social programs, the environment, and civil liberties. So why are critics left and right accusing them of lying down on the job?

  • News

    January 2, 2002

    The Hunted Man Awards

    A Jesse-free review of the headlines that made us wince in 2001

  • News

    April 11, 2001
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    April 12, 2000
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    March 8, 2000
  • Books

    February 16, 2000

    Grave Matters

    Minnesota's dead are only a click away

  • News

    November 3, 1999

    Dirty Little Air War

    Bully! Crybaby! Northwest and Sun Country brawl for control of the sandbox--and billions in local air-travel revenues

  • News

    September 15, 1999
  • News

    September 2, 1998

    One More Time

    They say people who fish and farm can't elect a governor anymore. Tell that to Doug Johnson

  • Books

    June 10, 1998

    Party Animus

    With the outcome all but determined on the first ballot, last weekend's DFL convention in St. Cloud was about as civilized as a war could get

  • Feature

    May 6, 1998
  • News

    October 22, 1997

    When Elections Mattered

    Rotten eggs, firebombs, and the "wicked extortions of the coal kings": Local campaigns weren't always this dull.

  • News

    August 6, 1997

    Cat Fight

    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.

  • News

    September 4, 1996

    Chicago Then and Now

    Notes on the 1968 and 1996 conventions

  • News

    September 4, 1996
  • Feature

    December 13, 1995

    Bill of Wrongs

    The terrors of counterterrorism.

  • Books

    October 11, 1995
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