Yesterday, Karl Bremer, author of Ripple in Stillwater -- winner of City Pages' Best Local Blog 2012 -- died at the age of 60 from complications related to pancreatic cancer.SEE ALSO: Karl Bremer on Bradlee Dean, Michele Bachmann's pastor problem [INTERVIEW] As the Pioneer Press put it in the headli ... More >>
Last November, we reported that Stillwater blogger Karl Bremer had filed a civil suit against The New Republic, accusing the magazine of reprinting one of his photos without permission. Bremer tells us he has come to an agreement with the Washington, D.C.-based publication, and the two parties settl ... More >>
This week's cover story, "The Fall of Michele Bachmann," features illustrations by local artist and author Ken Avidor, who also chronicled the Tom Petters trial for City Pages through comic strips a couple years ago. As usual with Avidor, there's more than first meets the eye to his Bachmann art. ... More >>
From top GOP contender to bottom of the barrel
Stillwater blogger and notorious Michele Bachmann foe Karl Bremer has a new enemy: The New Republic. Bremer recently filed a lawsuit against the Washington, D.C.-based magazine for using a photo he took of Frank Vennes Jr., the embattled Tom Petters fundraiser accused of helping bilk investors o ... More >>
What is this thing?Now that the Department of Natural Resources claims to have solved Minnesota's chupacabra mystery, they're going to have to tell us what the hell this thing is. A Minnesota farmer and his wife were walking in the woods north of Stillwater one July night, when they saw a strange ... More >>
Courtesy Karl Bremer.Bremer has chronicled Bachmann and Dean on his blog, A Ripple In Stillwater.For more than 10 years, blogger Karl Bremer has been doggedly chronicling the misadventures of Minnesota's craziest politician, Michele Bachmann. Now that Bachmann's presidential candidacy has earned ... More >>
Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi is a big City Pages fan.We noted yesterday that Matt Taibbi's hit job in Rolling Stone on Rep. Michele Bachmann would sound familiar to local Bachmann watchers. As The Awl points out today, Taibbi's piece should sound even more familiar to City Pages readers, bec ... More >>
No, not this makeup job.Rep. Michele Bachmann had a record amount of money to throw around as Election Day drew near a few months ago, so she figured, what the heck, she'd drop a couple of Ben Franklins on looking good for the media swarm. Cost Cutters evidently didn't cut it for the sixth distr ... More >>
Michele Bachmann's go-to glam artist, Natalie Hale.News broke this morning that Tea Party Congresswoman Michele Bachmann spent $225 on hair and make-up for election day, and her stylist of choice is a woman by the name of Natalie Hale."The receipt was for the services of professional makeup artis ... More >>
Ruby Ridge, anyone?Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has taken a bold stand against government over-reach: She is five days late paying her property taxes.The darling of teabaggers everywhere has performed a Boston Tea Party of her own here in Minnesota. She's sending Washington (County) a mes ... More >>
The FEC finds "one or more contributions that appear to exceed" limits on campaign donations, and other issues.
Our crazy Congresswoman hits the trifecta
As Michele Bachmann rails against government handouts, some of her critics point out she's feeding at the government trough.
The governor throws some red meat to New Hampshire Republlicans.
Minnesota Independent made some serious cuts to their staff yesterday and the exiting employees don't have good th ... More >>