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    May 14, 2014

    Colin and Andrea Chisholm's real-life American hustle

    The yacht-sailing Scottish royal couple were known as Lord and Lady, but nobody suspected they were on welfare

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    April 21, 2014

    Paul McCartney announces Target Field show

    Paul McCartney has announced a new Minneapolis date at Target Field, according to sources. The August show fits within the Beatles founder's Out There U.S. tour, which is hitting arenas and stadiums around the country this summer.After Target Field has hosted country superstar Kenny Chesney a few ti ... More >>

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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 >>

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    May 17, 2013

    Twin Cities one of the youngest (in spirit) metros in the country, study says

    According to RealAge Test data, Twin Cities residents are some of the healthiest, most rested, and calm people in the country.SEE ALSO: Minneapolis has one of the nicest tree canopies in the country, U.S. Forest Service study saysAnd as a result, our metro is one of America's youngest -- at least in ... More >>

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    January 30, 2013

    National "Stand Your Ground" debate hits home

    Does the law give people a license to kill and legalize in-home murder?

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    August 22, 2012

    How to Speak Republican

    Leaked document reveals the secrets of the GOP's coded language 

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    May 25, 2012

    Top 20 best Minnesota rappers: The complete list

    Related:Cover Story: How Rhymesayers set up the Soundset FestivalTop 20 best Minnesota musicians: The complete listTop 20 best Minnesota songs: The complete listIn 2012, rap music is as definitive a part of Minnesota lore as the Mall of America -- or anything else Muja Messiah name-checks in "Leech ... More >>

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    May 23, 2012

    Top 20 best Minnesota rappers: #20-11

    Related:How Rhymesayers set up the Soundset FestivalTop 20 best Minnesota musicians: The complete listTop 20 best Minnesota songs: The complete listIn 2012, rap music is as definitive a part of Minnesota lore as the Mall of America -- or anything else Muja Messiah name-checks in "Leech Lake" or Slug ... More >>

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    April 6, 2012

    Gary Tinsley death regarded as "suspicious" by university police [VIDEO]

    Authorities are treating the death of Gophers linebacker Gary Tinsley as "suspicious," University of Minnesota Police Chief Greg Hestness said at a press conference this afternoon. Hestness says there was nothing about the scene to suggest a crime had been committed, but "the death of a young athle ... More >>

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    January 24, 2012

    Bleubird's "Time 4real" from Astronautalis-aided Cannonball!!! is out today

    ​"Going for Adds" is a forceful attempt to clog the request lines at our local radio hub the Current with fresh cuts, via blog. Today, a single with Minnesota and Florida implications: Bleubird's "Time 4real." It's a pleasure to single out Bleubird's Cannonball!!! on the date of its release for a ... More >>

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    January 6, 2012

    Van Halen announce massive U.S. tour, hitting Xcel in St. Paul on May 19th

    ​Classic rock fans of the Twin Cities, are you ready to dance the night away with Van Halen once again? The legendary arena rock band has reunited with original frontman David Lee Roth, and are set to reconnect with their fans in a big way on a massive U.S. tour that finds the combustible band ... More >>

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    December 5, 2011

    Sims kicks off Doomtree Blowout Week, 12/4/11

    Photos by Nick Wosika​Sims Blowout night with One Be Lo, Astronautalis, and Brother Ali December 4, 2011 7th St. Entry, Minneapolis For anyone else, seven nights in a row of one musical act would be over the top. When that act is the Doomtree crew, seven consecutive nights of the Twin Cities ... More >>

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    August 16, 2011

    Minneapolis-St. Paul one of the safest cities for pedestrians

    Keep walking, Minneapolis.​The Twin Cities gets lots of love for being so bike-friendly, and a recent study found that it's actually pretty good for commuter car traffic. Now, it turns out we're also one of safest cities for walkers in America.Screw looking both ways before you cross the street! M ... More >>

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    June 14, 2011

    Astronautalis makes the move to Minneapolis

    Photos by Megan Thompson​There's a new love in Astronautalis's life, and it's the kind of all-consuming, heart-palpitating summer obsession that is the subject of so many songs. The rapper--known offstage as Andy Bothwell--is in a relationship with the entire city of Minneapolis, and things are s ... More >>

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    February 1, 2011

    We Are the Willows tour diary, Vol. 11

    ​I haven't had too many shows over the last week.  It's been kinda nice, but I've noticed that, for some reason, I've started looking like a step dad on vacation; Tucked-in T-shirts, goofy vacation hats and payless cross trainers.  Weird.

  • News

    October 6, 2010

    Dale Gagne wrestles with the truth

    Drama and deceit in sports entertainment's inner circle

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    August 6, 2010

    "Dangerous By Design" ranks Minneapolis first in pedestrian safety

    Photo: Andrew KelsallMinneapolis want you to walk​You want to die trying to cross the street? Move to Florida. At the very least, head south of the Mason-Dixon line. If you don't want to take your life in your hands while out for a stroll, just stay right here in Minneapolis. That's what the g ... More >>

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    June 3, 2010

    Minneapolis ranks No. 1 for cheap housing

    We love our place on lists, and a new one just out today ranks Minneapolis Number 1 for good housing prices.

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    April 30, 2010

    Black Blondie tour kick-off show tonight

    ​Black Blondie are preparing to embark on a tour that will take them through the Southeast corner of the country this month, and to ensure a proper send-off they will be playing a hometown kick-off show tonight at the XYandZ Gallery (3258 Minnehaha Ave. S.) with DJ Turtleneck. Tonight's show is $5 ... More >>

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    April 20, 2010

    Minneapolis ranked 13th most pot-loving community

    Photo: aturkus/Flickr​April 20's a bit of mythical date for those who partake of the herb, and The Daily Beast took the opportunity to check in with some "experts" and consult some statistics to create it's Top 40 Most Pot-Loving Communities. Minneapolis comes in at No. 13. Maybe we'd have ra ... More >>

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    October 14, 2005

    Buck The Idiot rolls on...

    No brag, just fact: I picked a mere five winners out of 15 games last week, actually boosting my overall record to 9-21. In other words, if you'd been bucking the idiot since we started this little exercise, you'd have bagged 70 percent winners against the spread. On to Week 3, in which, as always ... More >>

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    May 25, 2005

    Can't you smell that smell?

    Ronnie VanZant returns from the dead to become the next American Idol Not even a deadly plane crash can stop a good ol' boy from Jacksonville, Fla. Almost 30 years after his death, the Lynyrd Skynyrd frontman has apparently tunneled his way out of his grave and into the hearts of Simon, Paula, Ran ... More >>

  • News

    March 17, 2004

    Wal-Mart Wants Your Job

    As the Retailing Behemoth Prepares to Open Its First Store in the Twin Cities Metro, Neighborhoods and Workers Brace Themselves for the Wal-Mart Treatment: Low Wages, Union Busting, and a Big, Friendly Smile