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    October 23, 2014

    One Direction 2015 U.S. Tour Dates -- TCF Stadium in July

    One Direction can not be contained! By a roof, anyhow. The heartthrob lads just announced plans for a late-summer run in 2015, and they've graduated to stadiums.Given the scream quotient at these events, open air is the best possible scenario for the truckload of voices ripping apart while Harry Sty ... More >>

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    August 8, 2014

    Minneapolis one of the most beard-friendly cities, study says

    Minneapolis is one of the most inviting cities in the county for beardos, according to a study put together by the Wahl Clipper Corporation.The study, put together in partnership with the Opinion Research Corporation, relied on an "in-depth analysis of the online universe over the past two years for ... More >>

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    July 9, 2014
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    September 23, 2013

    Cher unveils 2014 U.S. tour dates -- Minneapolis in June

    Without a doubt, Cher is the mistress of the long goodbye. About a decade ago, it was thought that she was hanging it up with a so-called "farewell tour." Then it was discovered some three years later that her star was brighter and more profitable than ever.If you're wondering why she occasioned to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2013

    Minneapolis is one of the most sinful cities in the country, study says

    Minnesota might be nice, but a new study concludes that Minneapolis is actually quite naughty.SEE ALSO: Woodbury and Edina are top extramarital affair locales in Twin Cities, says AshleyMadison.comThe City of Lakes rated as the third-most sinful city in the nation in the Movoto real estate blog's li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Justin Timberlake reveals The 20/20 Experience World Tour dates

    J.T. fans rejoice! The former Mouseketeer and frosty-tipped 'N Sync heartthrob will be coming to the Land of 10,000 Lakes on his just-announced The 20/20 Experience world tour. See also: Justin Timberlake beatboxes with Brother Ali Prince & Bon Iver visit Blue Ivy Carter on Saturday Night Live

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    Butcher & the Boar, Prairie Kitchen make best new Midwest restaurants list

    And the good news just keeps on rolling in for Minneapolis restaurants. In their latest bout of regional attention, Midwest magazine named both Butcher & the Boar and the Prairie Kitchen & Bar to its list of best new Midwest attractions, hotels, and restaurants. The list is a  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Taylor Swift unveils 2013 U.S. tour -- St. Paul in September

    The complex pop marvel that is Taylor Swift is heading back out on the road in 2013. Based upon her multiple car accidents during her recent interview time with Rolling Stone, let's just hope that she's not driving the bus. The 58-concert trek across the U.S. (and a little bit of Canada) in support ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    Cheryl Reeve, Lynx coach, goes berserk during Finals game, throws jacket at assistant [VIDEO]

    Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve went off the rails during the third quarter of last night's series-tying victory against the Indiana Fever.SEE ALSO: Kevin Love, JJ Barea physically separated during T-Wolves' 3rd straight loss [VIDEO]Upset about the referees swallowing their whistles during a Lindsay Whalen ... More >>

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    August 15, 2012
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    April 19, 2012

    Rush's Clockwork Angels Tour: Minneapolis in September

    Prog rock pioneers Rush head out on the road this year in support of their 20th(!) album, Clockwork Angels. Their North American tour runs between early September and early December, and includes a stop at Target Center in the early going.The song to justify this never-ending touring, recording, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Fiona Apple back in Minneapolis in July on U.S. tour

    Fiona Apple has announced her first Twin Cities appearance in six years. The notoriously eccentric singer-songwriter, who embodied the struggle of creative instincts vs. major label pressure, has booked a July show at the Orpheum Theatre. And for those who caught her on her last visit in 2006 at Nor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Vikings, Rybak, Dayton, pro-Vikes legislators finally unveil stadium plan

    ​After months of hearing lawmakers carp that they couldn't speak to whether they support using public money for a new Vikings stadium without seeing a detailed proposal, a plan has finally emerged.During a news conference earlier today, Gov. Dayton and the Vikings unveiled a $975 million stadium p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Jane's Addiction announce local show at the Brick, a new Minneapolis nightclub

    ​Those of you who saw Jane's Addiction's tour announcement yesterday probably asked the same question that many other local residents did when they saw the venue listed next to the Minneapolis date on March 19th -- What the hell is the Brick? It turns out that the Brick is a new Minneapolis ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Twin Cities among America's most active

    We'll do anything for exercise. We'll even run in Snowmageddon.​The Twin Cities may not be home to the most exercise junkies in the country. That title goes to Seattle. Nor do we habour the greatest number of layabouts. Lexington takes the cake there. But according to Men's Health magazine, M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Midwest Konnect release "The Trailer" exclusively at Fifth Element

    ​@quaticSon of San Bernadino, CA and LeMons of Indianapolis, IN combine forces to form the hip-hop supergroup Midwest Konnect.  Fresh off their performance at this year's Soundset Festival, Midwest Konnect have released their limited edition CD, The Trailer (5/31/2011), exclusively at Fifth E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Dwight Yoakam, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Justin Townes Earle and more this four-day weekend

    ​Four day weekend? Totally! Just call into work on Monday and Tuesday! Why? Because Justin Townes Earle is playing First Avenue on Monday! And you know you wanna get ass-drunk for that show. After all, he'll probably be, right?

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    We Are the Willows tour diary, Vol. 10

    ​The Blacksheep Cafe in Springfield, Illinois is one of the shpookiest places I've played.  It's all boarded up on the outside and is all graffitti'ed up on the inside.  It's like shredder's lair  If it weren't for Kirk and Dustin's tunes being so nice I would have been shakin' in m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    NKOTBSB coming to Target Center July 15

    NKOTBSB on Ryan Seacrest/Dick Clark's New Year's show.​Didn't get enough of the New Kids On the Block and the Backstreet Boys on ABC's New Year's Eve show last weekend? Well, you're in luck: The two groups of pre-Bieber heartthrobs announced they're adding a Target Center tour date on July 15 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    We Are the Willows kick off tour at the Varsity tomorrow night

    ​It's only been two months since Peter Michael Miller of We Are the Willows wrapped up his solo tour across the East Coast, and he's already itching to get back in the van for another stint on the road. We Are the Willows will play a tour kick-off show tomorrow night (Thursday, January 6) at the V ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Justin Townes Earle enters rehab, postpones Minneapolis date

    ​A week after being arrested in Indianapolis on what has been reported by several sources as charges of battery, public intoxication, and resisting law enforcement, Justin Townes Earle, traveling troubadour and son of famed singer Steve Earle, has announced that he is canceling the remainder of hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Total Babe, Nice Purse featured on new sketch TV show "M@d About"

    ​A new show called M@d About had its launch this week, and it features two very lovely local bands as the principal musical talent. Total Babe and Nice Purse's gauzy, child-like, cedar-scented pop seem a pretty great compliment for "a sketch comedy show that explores topics important to teens, twe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Bedbugs infest Minneapolis: The creepy facts

    Image via WikipediaBed bugs: Snuggle up to one in Minneapolis​In news that may give you hives, Minneapolis is the 15th most bed bug-infested city in the country. That's the word from Terminix, which based its rankings on the volume of calls to its bug assassins this year.

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Super Bowl food fight: Indianapolis vs. New Orleans sandwiches

    Indiana invented the pork tenderloin sandwich. Louisiana is famous for po' boys. So which is better? And more important, where can you git you some?

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Major League baseball players seeking healthier clubhouse food

    Major League baseball is getting rid of unhealthy foods in team clubhouses.

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    Minneapolis graduation rate dropping while national average up

    A study of the Top 50 cities in the United States shows a slight increase in high school graduation rates nationwide over a 10-year period, but Minneapolis failed to keep up pace.

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Hurra Torpedo to join The Darkness on reunion tour

    After all-too-lengthy delays, two bands that helped form the 2000s join forces for a powerful reunion tour that shouldn't be missed.

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    February 24, 2009
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    November 19, 2008

    NCAA rejects Mineapolis' bid for Final Four

    ncaa logo.jpgThe NCAA stuffing Minneapolis' attempt to host a Final Four, the NCAA humiliated the city by shouting 'NOT IN YOUR HOUSE!' right in its face.

  • Calendar

    November 19, 2008
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    October 22, 2008

    2008 T-Wolves: Now 11% Whiter!

    wolf-logo.gifThe jerseys aren’t the only thing changing color at Target Center this season.

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2008

    More bang for your buck in the Twin Cities

    minneapolis_skyline.jpg In tough economic times, aren't you glad to live in one of the 10 best metro areas to get the ... More >>

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    June 4, 2008
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    February 27, 2008
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    January 15, 2008

    Real Life Superheroes: Expanded Web Content

    We bring heroes bursting through your Internet machine via multiple media! An interactive map with photos shows you where Reals patrol. See videos of superheroes in action, use ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2007

    5/15 Morning Communiqué

    Lamb testicles on the menu at a central Wisconsin festival, four years into a relationship less than half of 30-year-old women wa ... More >>

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    February 2, 2007

    2/2 Morning Communiqué

    Troy Polamalu changes his name, the intoxicatong effects of hand-sanitizing gels, Israeli porn producer misuses Kosher seal, Helve ... More >>

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    October 18, 2006

    Reading, Writing, and Righteousness

    That teacher who made the news for coming out to his second-grade class? My son is in that class.

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    October 16, 2006

    10/16 Morning Communiqué

    PokerStars believes it's exempt from online gambling ban, chocolate lager is coming to a bar near you, a Nascar fuel specialist makes gas ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2006

    What Jim Said

    Where do families get babies, anyhow, and if Grandma got you at the Indianapolis airport where did you get me?

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2006

    Junk Bonds

    Northwest Airlines hasn't paid taxes on its Duluth maintenance facility since May 2005. Yeah, that maintenance facility, the one Minnesota taxpayers built for it in exchange for the airline's promise to create and retain decent jobs for skilled union mechanics.

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    June 16, 2006

    6/16: Morning Communique

    Indy bank robber leaves ID at the scene, Veep's office possibly involved in Halliburton contract bids, Michael Madsen tries to save the 76 Ball, the iPod meets the TP dispenser, Jay-Z boycotts Cristal, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2005

    The Foxes in Pharma's Henhouses

    One more way profits trump science in drug trials The author of the highly literate and widely lauded 2003 book, "Better than Well: American Medicine Meets the American Dream," Carl Elliot is well positioned to comment on pharma's ceaseless search for new maladies--which can, of course, then be tre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2005

    Buck the Idiot: Reversal of Fortune

    Okay, so the idiot pulled a fast one last week, actually picking 11 winners out of 15 games. My percentage is now up to 44, which means if you've bucked the idiot from the start, you'd barely have any coin after paying the vigorish. But you'd still be ahead, my friend, and I'm guessing my idiocy wil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2005

    Same logo, different city

    Same logo, different city.Minneapolis: www.jackontheweb.comDenver:, MS: City: Diego:

  • Books

    January 20, 1999

    Saving Private Coleman

    St. Paul launches a campaign to open bidding wars on city services

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    January 21, 1998
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    November 12, 1997

    Never Give a Sucker an Even Break

    Why sports teams get away with blackmailing cities.

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    November 5, 1997
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