A year after the back-to-school campaign featuring Da Rich Kidzz, KMart once again taps into the local scene with a new commercial starring Desdamona as a rapping lunchlady. It's a fun spot that plays off her natural energy as an MC, and she appreciated the opportunity to do something a little outsi ... More >>
A few months ago, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges declared this week "The Best Week of Bragging about Minneapolis Ever." The idea, of course, was to get people talking about all the cool things our city has to be proud of -- not that Minneapolitans don't do that all the time anyway.In any event, what ... More >>
Do you like tacos? How does the idea of free tacos grab you? Yeah, we thought so. This weekend, the Lake Street Taco Tour will offer registered guests a guided tour of 15 Mexican restaurants on Lake Street -- complete with free tacos. Read on to find out how to get your taste of the action.See also: ... More >>
Be it the YN Rich Kids, the KIDS, or Da Rich Kidzz, you know who we're talking about. The youngsters who potent blend rap and the youth culture surrounding them have a serious corporate backer in Kmart. With the release of "My Limo" earlier this summer, Jeff Gage noted "there's a new Rich Kids hook ... More >>
So it's come to this. How are we to feel about the latest chapter in the growing saga of the artists formerly (or currently?) known as the Y.N. Rich Kids? Based on their latest video, "My Limo" -- a corporate tie-in for Kmart's upcoming back-to-school ad campaign -- that would seem to be a good ques ... More >>
Yesterday, janitors who clean Target stores announced a two-day strike motivated by what they regard as inadequate pay and benefits, especially in comparison with what janitors who clean Target's corporate headquarters receive.SEE ALSO: Black Friday strike at St. Paul Walmart: "If I lose my job it d ... More >>
As her submission to the "Judgmental Maps" blog became an internet sensation yesterday, the creator of the Minneapolis one asked us to remove her name from our post.THE BACKSTORY: Judgmental Mpls neighborhood map might offend you, will probably make you laugh [IMAGE] Sarah -- she asked us not to use ... More >>
Funding cuts hit Minnesota's long-standing drop-in center
A couple of cute Vikings fans looking to photographically chronicle their Lambeau Field experience received a rude awakening when a Packers fan who looks like she could be Clay Matthews' sister used a single finger to deliver a message they won't forget.SEE ALSO: Brian Riesgraf's 'Drunk Vikings Fan ... More >>
Green Bay-area police on the lookout for a purple sombrero-wearing Vikings fan who allegedly knocked out a Green Bay man following Sunday's game ended up finding him behind a Kmart.SEE ALSO:-- Green Bay landlord wants to evict non-Packer fan tenants from his home-- Donald Driver throws cleat to youn ... More >>
Big retailers often contract out their janitorial work, meaning they aren't directly involved in staffing the workers that keep stores clean.But a report released earlier this week alleges that some of the janitors who clean Target, Best Buy, and Kmart stores have been treated like modern day slaves ... More >>
Michelle Rose Chlan was sentenced to 90 days in jail yesterday for having a sexual relationship with one of her students. Chlan was a teacher's aide at Shakopee Junior High School in 2009 when she gave one of her students a ride home. Chlan gave the kid her number and kept giving him rides. Tha ... More >>
What a pleasant surprise it was to see this brand new song and video from Minneapolis singer/songwriter Dylan Hicks last week. For one thing it's been far too long to have heard anything new from the "Governor of Fun." He only recently showed up with new material in one of Terry Eason "Song-A-Day ... More >>
Some might say that 34 seems a bit "past one's prime" to have started a singing career. For Al Jarreau, that's never seemed to matter. Having been the only vocalist in history to garner Grammy Awards across three different genre categories (jazz, pop and R&B), and with 21 albums, seven Grammy ... More >>
?When people of means and taste think jewelry, they think Kmart. And one such patron of the finer things in life just couldn't wait to get his hands on some of the beautiful wares on show, according to Minneapolis police, who are now asking if anyone can help identify the man caught on surveillance ... More >>
Fuel up on Chinese before you hit K-Mart.Blockbuster and Hollywood stores have gone the way of Betamax, as movie watchers turn to Netflix, RedBox, and internet video. The former Hollywood on Hennepin is now home to a Halloween costume shop and the Lake Street/35W Blockbuster has been recently ... More >>
Photo: csessumsLittles boys shouldn't throw bikes at police cars.A 10-year-old boy threw his bicycle at a West St. Paul squad car in front of Kmart on Sunday. Apparently, the kid was mad because he wanted a new BB gun. This isn't the first encounter police have had with this kid. Officer are ... More >>
Julie Bailey, mom-to-beRight from the start, the attempted hold up went comically wrong: Julie Bailey couldn't yank the hammer out of her shorts when she demanded the Taco John's teller hand over cash and a soft shell taco -- the hammer was her weapon of choice. And, yes, alcohol was a factor ... More >>
Photo by PinkMooseWhen police asked a 15-year-old girl why she stole 44 pairs of underwear, her answer was pretty straightforward: "Do you expect me to wear dirty underwear?" Of course not. Those darn washing machines are such a pain, aren't they? We never realized undies were meant to be dispo ... More >>
Now that the whole Minnesota and political blogosphere is on the story as well as the local media, here is a suitgate roundup on ... More >>
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Can a local CD store with no CDs save record companies from free music?
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