On June 27, Liam Kelly, a 22-year-old veteran who had been awarded the Army Achievement Medal and National Defense Service Medal (among other honors) for his service in Kuwait, was charged with four felony counts of criminal vehicular homicide in connection with a February 15 one-car wreck that kill ... More >>
The Minnesota Wild helped make Jamie Jenn's birthday very special.Jenn thought she was taking part in a run of the mill intermission contest last night when, out of nowhere, the scoreboard's video feed was interrupted by her husband, Crystal native Specialist Nick Jenn, who's currently on leave from ... More >>
Tech N9ne is the only rapper on the 2013 Forbes Hip-Hop Cash Kings list who wears face paint and has performed at the Gathering of the Juggalos six times. After raking in an impressive $7.5 million over the past 12 months, the Kansas City native appears on the list in between Swizz Beatz and 50 Cent ... More >>
An in-depth look at David Tyner, the "Cathouse" killer, and his victims
Middle Eastern mainstays remain on the menu
Pawlenty appeared with the also-rans.Tim Pawlenty showed up last night in South Carolina to debate four other also-rans in the GOP presidential race: Herman Cain, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, and Gary Johnson. They didn't actually debate, of course. No one debates at debates anymore: They speech ... More >>
photo by Saed WadiSameh WadiSaffron's Sameh Wadi has a lot on his proverbial plate. He was named as a semifinalist for the "Rising Star Chef of the Year" James Beard Award and was invited to cook at the awards ceremony this May. He's also collaborating on a family book of Palestinian cooking ... More >>
FacebookKalen and Kathy Pojohnen were discovered dead Tuesday morning.When 19-year-old Katherine Pohjonen hadn't been to work in a couple of days, a co-worker called police and asked them to check up on her. Ramsey County Sheriff's deputies drove to the townhouse she shared with her husband, Ka ... More >>
Timothy CarsonTimothy Carson, the former Marine and Minneapolis cop turned robber, has pleaded guilty to a last round of crimes: Five counts of first-degree aggravated robbery and two counts of first-degree attempted aggravated robbery, in Dakota County.
Check your fridge. Perhaps you have a delicious little tub of roasted red pepper or jalapeno hummus. Busted! Apparently Holy Land figured us out. They were able to take a traditional staple of their home country Kuwait and add flavors so Americans would actually eat it. It worked! The New Yor ... More >>
Benny Quash, Bob Edwards, and Marck Dickhut become outlaws of comedy
Pending legislation would help veterans get treatment instead of prison time
A 24-year-old veteran seeks redemption for atrocities committed during the Iraq war
After his son committed murder, a retired St. Paul cop had to choose between blood and justice
Meet the top enlisted soldier—and top lunchroom monitor—who's battling to dislodge Gil Gutknecht
If 40 distributors each work with between 30 and 200 chateaus, bodegas, collectives, estates, wineries, or what have you--how many separate bottlings are available in Minnesota?
Jack Knife & the Sharps are headed back to Iraq The redoubtable local rockabilly outfit will be entertaining military personnel in Kuwait and Iraq from August 1st to the 15th. Owing to safety concerns they won't know their exact agenda until arriving overseas. "They don't tell us where we're goin ... More >>
Last spring three soldiers from northern Minnesota's Carlton County died in Iraq in one month's time
I've served in Iraq, and that's why I can't vote for this president again
Doing the Baghdad boogie with traveling band Jack Knife & the Sharps
James Lileks used to be content with writing about his toddler's toilet training. Then Iraq gave him the chance to become the state's most famous conservative.
Depleted uranium: A deadly tool in the U.S. arsenal
Minnesota vets on the war in Iraq
In a new memoir, former marine Joel Turnipseed loses his personal philosophy while winning the Gulf War
Minnesota's senators were supposed to be the type to stand up for social programs, the environment, and civil liberties. So why are critics left and right accusing them of lying down on the job?
Mark Stenglein climbed out of a Dickensian childhood to become a business success and one of Hennepin County's most powerful politicians. Now he thinks he's ready to be mayor of Minneapolis.
Eddie Sharkey has wrestled champs, chumps, and chimps. Now the tough guy turned trainer drops knowledge on Generation WWF.
A bio-doc looks at the punks who changed the complexion of white rock
The gallows comedy Three Kings returns to the dark eye of Desert Storm
Seven years after the Gulf War, Paul William Roberts's The Demonic Comedy draws a punch line in the sand
It should be remembered that the first plant Saddam used to make chemical weapons was built by the American multinational Bechtel with money supplied by the U.S. Agriculture Department.
Bob Rose's run at empty libraries, boring classes, and the "pampered elite."
Global warming isn't just a theory anymore. Now the arguments are about how dire the changes in world climate will be, how soon they'll come--and what, if anything, can be done to moderate them.
Candice Roark was a healthy 20-year-old when she was sent to the Persian Gulf in 1991. Now she has a pacemaker, fainting spells, and a lot of unanswered questions about what made her and thousands of other soldiers sick.