Mike Fry has been eagerly anticipating the kick-off of Occupy MN -- the Occupy Wall Street solidarity protest in the downtown Government Plaza -- for some time now.
There's just one problem. He's the executive director of Animal Ark and when at work, needs to not smell and look like someone who ... More >>
Occupy MN has yet to shake the economic and government structures at which its protest is aimed. But, to its credit, it hasn't gotten bored or hungry and gone home yet.The local chapter of the anti-bank, anti-bomb protests which started popping up all over the country last week passed through the ... More >>
John C. Calhoun. Can we find a better name for his namesake lake?Lake Calhoun is named after John C. Calhoun, once a U.S. senator, vice president of the United States, secretary of war under President James Monroe, and the force behind the construction of Fort Snelling. That's why the lake bears ... More >>
Jesse Ventura: Not voting for Bachmann.The mainstream media is taking Michele Bachmann seriously as a potential candidate for the White House. Time just called her the "Minnesota Clipper." The New York Times says she's the un-Palin.
Jesse Ventura thinks she's a joke.
Martin CathraeWhy did 200 cows drop dead on a Wisconsin farm?Add this to the list of spooky animal deaths this month: 200 cows have up and died of causes unknown in Stockton, Wis.
There's also no explanation yet as to why thousands of blackbirds fell dead out of the sky in Arkansas on New Year's ... More >>
Jason DeRusha on Twitter: Ventura's a fan.We know what it's like when that gravely voice reaches out and grabs you through the telephone. It's Jesse Ventura. And he wants to talk.
Today, though, he wanted to talk with Jason DeRusha at WCCO. The Body had a Good Question. And DeRusha happily ... More >>
Image by dbaird"Please ID Me" buttons aren't allowed hereToday a federal judge told tea partiers NO, they may not wear "Please I.D. Me" buttons to the polls. So if someone asks to see your photo ID, just give 'em the hand. And if they take your picture, take one right back.
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Jesse Ventura now: Vote for Tom Horner.Jesse Ventura shocked Minnesota, and launched a million late-night TV jokes, when he made the leap from the pro wrestling ring to the governor's mansion in the 1998.
Now he's passing the feather boa to a new independent. He's endorsed Tom Horner for gov ... More >>
The real Italian StallionTim Pawlenty made another trip to New Hampshire over the weekend, putting in an appearance at a Republican picnic, laying the groundwork for his I-haven't-decided-whether-to-run presidential campaign. And he told a funny story: He's Rocky Balboa -- the Italian Stallio ... More >>
Light-rail boosters insist their multimillion-dollar project is finally leaving the station. But first Shoreview legislator Phil Krinkie has a few questions about inflated budgets, bid rigging, and some mysterious memos.