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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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. All it needs now is forma ... More >>
Summer sucks in a city cemetery
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 >>
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.
More farce at the stadium of the absurd
Ballpark was always heinous act of thoughtlessness
They're both wanna-be senators, but they still want to talk about the stimulus plan.
Rooting returns to the Metrodome
Is it possible to understand our state's politics? You betcha.
From the streets to the courtroom, the film shows the era's spectacles
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 >>
How vaudeville, motion pictures, and hip hop came to Dinkytown through one controversial theater--now reopened with beds for seats!
'The Last Minstrel Show' makes entertainment out of tragedy
Why is the city's civil rights office such a chronic mess?
The White House's new anti-poverty program: Shotgun weddings
Mapping the literary landmarks of the Twin Cities
Minneapolis loses a legendary figure
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?
A Jesse-free review of the headlines that made us wince in 2001
Minnesota's dead are only a click away
Bully! Crybaby! Northwest and Sun Country brawl for control of the sandbox--and billions in local air-travel revenues
They say people who fish and farm can't elect a governor anymore. Tell that to Doug Johnson
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
Rotten eggs, firebombs, and the "wicked extortions of the coal kings": Local campaigns weren't always this dull.
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.
Notes on the 1968 and 1996 conventions
The terrors of counterterrorism.