After this month, they'll be gone, gone, gone, and cryin' won't bring 'em back. Okay, they won't be long gone, but after July 22, close-harmonizing brotherly country act The Cactus Blossoms will call an end to their year-and-a-half-long Monday night residency at the Turf Club before embarking on a f ... More >>
Ex-senator wants to use campaign funds for legal defense, while a current representative parades his ex-gay friend on the House floor
Folks gave dough to GOP Sen. Larry Craig because they believed in his politics and wanted to help continue his career in the U.S. Senate. Instead, they might end up paying lawyers to argue that Craig really does have one of the widest bathroom stall stances known to man.SEE ALSO: Larry Craig airport ... More >>
Joe Hundley allegedly slapped a crying 1-year-old during a Delta MSP-to-ATL flight. That's disgusting enough, but what he said before hitting the baby in the face is almost equally bad.SEE ALSO: Delta serves needle sandwiches on Amsterdam-MSP flight Hundley reported told 19-month-old Jonah's mother ... More >>
The latest "Volunteering and Civic Life in America" study suggests there's something to all that "Minnesota Nice" stuff.SEE ALSO:-- 43 percent of Mpls lives alone (that's 16 percent higher than the national average) -- Minnesota is the least miserable state, according to Bloomberg -- Minnesota is th ... More >>
The Helio Sequence may not be a household name, but they are a band to keep on your radar. The Portland, Oregon band is comprised of only two members, Brandon Summers on vocals and guitar and Benjamin Weikel on drums and keyboards, yet have the magnetism of a full band. Touring in support of their n ... More >>
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One nation under tacos
Ron Paul, for one, isn't overlooking the Minnesota GOP presidential caucus, coming up on February 7. Paul's campaign recently announced that it has purchased "substantial" airtime in Minnesota in advance of the oft-inconsequential event, which has added significance this year as Republicans conti ... More >>
An oldie but a goodie: Schell's was founded in 1860.Schell's Brewery in New Ulm, Minnesota, is the second-oldest family-owned brewery in the United States, and even after 151 years in business, it isn't showing any sign of losing its edge: The brewery ranked in the Top 10 at the recent U.S. O ... More >>
Netroots Nation comes to Minneapolis
Gregory Seftik grew up in Minnesota.Teton National Park, Wyo., rangers dug the bodies of Gregory Seftick and Walker Kuhl out from under 13 feet of avalanche debris on Sunday morning. They were in their tent, which had been pitched in an avalanche runout zone in Garnet Canyon at about 9,000 ... More >>
mmtzjr69outThe dust has settled in the wake of the 2010 elections, and the hot white glare on Target's controversial support for anti-gay Republican Tom Emmer's gubernatorial campaign has faded. But FEC records show that the Target political action committee kept up its donations to anti-ga ... More >>
Minnesota, where the ACT scores are above averageWe need a new bumper sticker: "I'm From Minnesota, And My Kid's Smarter Than Your Kid." Here's why: While the rest of the country's high school seniors appear to be dumming down -- at least as measured by ACT scores -- Minnesota's seniors are w ... More >>
Michelle BruchFrom the fair to the mall: Minnesota-raised turkeys.A State Fair staple is now open for lunch on Nicollet Mall, serving slow-roasted turkey drumsticks and giant turkey sandwiches. You can't miss it--the Turkey To Go truck is in a prime spot at Eighth and Nicollet. (At the Stat ... More >>
Maybe Steve Horner needs a stiff oneSteve Horner sounds like a party pooper. It turns out he's the guy who filed complaints about five local bars discriminating against men because they offered "ladies night" drink specials -- an he's never set foot in any of them. And now we know which bars ... More >>
Remember the greatest moment in Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport history? Who doesn't?! In 2007, then-Sen. Larry Craig of Idaho was arrested in the airport after soliciting sex in the men's bathroom with the infamous wide stance and foot tap. He pled guilty hoping it would make the in ... More >>
This time they picked the wrong country
Reefer-toking assassin takes aim at local snitch
To most of us, nothing sounds worse than a loveless marriage. According to Stephanie Coontz, it wasn't always that way.
How the governor's political aspirations are preventing a budget deal
If you read this list and subsequently eat your newspaper and/or hat, don't come crying to me
What do you do with a book that absolutely nobody in his right mind wants to put out?
Looking for an independent station on the FM dial where passionate DJs pick all their own songs? Guess what: It's been around for 82 years.
Gus Van Sant goes his own way with a stark survival drama
You too could be mayor of St. Paul! Just answer a dozen of the most preposterous, frivolous, and insultingly direct questions you could ever hope to encounter in your whole squirming political life.
Finding Forrester's director used to make art--now he uses art to justify fluff
WCCO-TV prevails in a potentially disastrous defamation trial
Built To Spill writes soaring guitar symphonies for the fallen rock faithful
Vikings guard David Dixon came a long way to play pro ball
Maybe Diana Pierce's 1998 New Year's resolution ought to be to hire a psychic.
Hobos have been hopping freights since the Civil War. Now a new generation of riders is hitting the tracks--stockbrokers, students, and the occasional serial killer.
Sports columnists won't bite the hand that feeds them.
Johnny Chung claims that when he went to Hillary Clinton's office seeking red-carpet treatment for some Beijing businessmen, the aide to whom he spoke told Chung that Hillary "had some debts with the DNC" for "White House Christmas parties," adding, "May
The Kerry-Wellstone Clean Money bill introduced last week is infinitely preferable to the better-known--and largely fraudulent--McCain-Feingold proposal. Which explains why we're hearing so little about it.
Bill Clinton raised a fortune for his campaign bid and became the first Democratic president re-elected since FDR. But his most enduring legacy may lie in the Republican Congress.