The Iowa Senate has been scrutinizing alleged violations of state ethics rules that occurred during the course of Michele Bachmann's ill-fated presidential campaign. But that's child's play compared to an FBI probe.A SEPARATE SCANDAL: Bachmann's book tour to promote moribund autobiography has her in ... More >>
are increasingly picking up the tab for our rising health care costs.In 2011, they covered $509.5 million in uncompensated treatment, according to a new Minnesota Hospital Association report that tracks how 144 hospitals and health systems in the state spend their considerable ... More >>
Since late June, Bradlee Dean has owed Rachel Maddow and the now-defunct Minnesota Independent $24,625 in legal fees stemming from a ridiculous defamation lawsuit he failed against them.SEE ALSO: Dean foresees armed insurrection if Obama is reelected: "America deserves what it gets" [AUDIO]In the me ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Bradlee Dean's dishonest fundraising may land him in hot water with the IRS-- Michele Bachmann on Ellison: 'He has long record of association with Muslim Brotherhood'On a recent episode of his radio show, Bradlee Dean called Keith Ellison's office to ask the tough questions. Like, you kn ... More >>
Luke Jacob, owner of Hi-Lake Liquors on East Lake, was charged with federal tax evasion earlier this week.
Last summer, Jacob filed a 2008 tax return in which he failed to include to the tune of $468,000, according to the U.S. Attorneys Office.
Duane "Little Joe" Gustafson was found guilty on a dozen charges yesterday in Hennepin County.
Prosecutors says Gustafson is second-in-command of the "Beat-down Posse," a violent and notorious gang that terrorized the North Side. Charges against Gustafson include: racketeering, terroristic threats, ... More >>
Following last Friday's yearly tribute to the Replacements at First Ave--this year's headline featured a star-studded performance of the Replacements' debut album, Sorry Ma, I Forgot To Take Out The Trash--we thought it would be interesting to dig through the CityPages archives and look at some o ... More >>
Michele Bachmann, Mac Hammond: The sheep and the sheperd.Mac Hammond, the Brooklyn Park pastor who's had some trouble with the "separation of church and state" thing in the past, is now ready to officially push those his church right up alongside the White House as he campaigns for Michele Bachma ... More >>
August 6, 2011
First Avenue, Minneapolis
Mark Oliver Everett (or just plain E to his fans), the one constant member of Eels, is the very definition of enigma. Over the course of 15 years Eels has taken on many genres, various tones, and dealt with things both great and small with equal intens ... More >>
This week's coverOur cover story this week describes the varied schemes of Jason Meyer, a Rochester entrepreneur who bilked his clients out of money with promises of huge returns on lucrative investments--sometimes in gold mines.Recently, Meyer was raided by the FBI and the IRS, and he's up on ch ... More >>
Mac and Lynne Hammond find their church in the holeGod's feeling the recession pinch as hard as everyone else: Mac Hammond's prosperity gospel Living Word Christian Church is broke.
Hennepin County records show that the Brooklyn Park building is now owned by the money changers. TCF Bank bou ... More >>
Another day, another steaming pile.Denny Hecker just can't seem to avoid stepping in legal shit-piles. Seems like everyday we pick up the newspaper, the guy is neck deep in the stuff. Like that whole wire fraud indictment earlier this year. Or that time he was hauled off to jail for ignoring ... More >>
City officials say the head of the Frogtown Action Alliance is dodging them. Two former employees say he sexually harassed them. Leaders in the struggling St. Paul neighborhood fear Shem Shakir's bad karma is contagious.
In the 25 years that he's served as Hennepin County's first and only chief public defender, Bill Kennedy has earned a tough-as-nails reputation for the way he defends his clients, his staff, and himself. This year he's pitted against Hennepin County prose