Gov. Mark Dayton's 2013 tax return was released last week and shows that he gave $10,000 to charities -- 10 times as much as last year. His office did not respond to our request for comment, but judging by previous news coverage, the boost came in response to the governor's own criticism last Novem ... More >>
The National Republican Campaign Committee took a shot at Minnesota Rep. Rick Nolan last week, bashing him for voting against a bill that would, according to the bill's sponsors, expand oil drilling and lower gas prices. "Yet again, Rick Nolan has walked in lockstep with President Obama and his ant ... More >>
Perhaps you thought R.T. Rybak's efforts to lure gays from neighboring states weren't working?Allow us to introduce you to a local gay guy who will tell you otherwise. He calls himself "Second-Class Badger," and he has finally escaped Occupied Wisconsin and made it to the Free World of Minnesota."I ... More >>
MNGOP might be full of spite, Minneapolis loses a bike title, and the FBI checks out Bachmann
Minnesota hospitals 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 >>
U of M and others spend millions while insiders profit
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 >>
In a strange about-face, the president tries to hack medical marijuana off at the knees
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 >>
Eels 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 >>
How a tracksuit-wearing homophobe became the MN GOP's favorite preacher
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 >>
Photo: Minnesota SenateMore bad news for ChaudharyFirst, the DFL withdraws its endorsement of state Sen. Satveer Chaudhary over his fishy environmental measure protecting a lake by his cabin up north. Now he's in more hot water. The Duluth News Tribune is out with a story this morning repor ... More >>
Former Hell's Angel is about to get taken down
A Wisconsin man could go to jail for selling raw milk over the Internet.
In a letter to a federal judge, the former proprietor of King of Diamonds wrote that he couldn't go to prison because he had chores to do, crabapple trees to prune. What's more, he was serious.
In the Star Tribune's sad days of layoffs, cost cutting, and utter depression, the staff over at 425 Portland have a plea: please save us. We're begging you.
Monday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
The beleaguered music-maker's Mecca has become the Temple of the White Elephant
Sans Happyness writer Steve Conrad, weighty movie limps onto screen one man down
Neighbors shed no tears for Michael Catain
St. Paul's newest Italian spot dishes many delights, and a few disasters, so do you grade it on a curve?
Michele Bachmann's recipe for success: Christian piety and not-so-Christian opportunism
At conservative think tank, staffers stand up for ex-boss, get canned
Remeber Lee Mroszak, aka "Cabe?" He's the former KQRS prankster who perpetrated a 1997 radio hoax in which he purported to catch Packer quarterback Brett Favre cheating on his wife. It caused a big furor at the time, and cost Mroszak his job. After that, Mroszak faded from view. In 1999, the former ... More >>
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Cay Johnston talks about the retooling of the tax code to serve the very rich at the expense of the middle
McCain-Feingold was supposed to stop the flow of soft money. So what's with all the attack ads?
GOP telemarketers harass the elderly, groove on hip hop, and scream like monkeys
Fighting terrorism with press releases
It's time the republican think tank center of the American experiment lost its tax-exempt status
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.
John Travolta delivers the Scientology sermon of Battlefield Earth
Minneapolis neighborhood honchos are betting on Tyrone Reed's dot-com dream. But is there an operator error?
Federal prosecutors have finally turned Jim Guy Tucker--the man who may know Bill and Hillary Clinton's Whitewater secrets.
If a new stadium goes where Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton wants it, the City will pay--again--to move Precision Tapes.
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