• Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    Decorated New Ulm vet commits suicide after being charged with criminal vehicular homicide

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2014

    Surprise reunion of soldier and his wife at Wild game will make you cry happy tears [VIDEO]

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2013

    Tech N9ne: I wouldn't take my face paint off for any amount of money

    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 >>

  • News

    July 3, 2013

    How an ex-Marine and liar became a hit man

    An in-depth look at David Tyner, the "Cathouse" killer, and his victims

  • Calendar

    October 19, 2011
  • Restaurants

    September 21, 2011

    Saffron reboots for the Target Field crowd

    Middle Eastern mainstays remain on the menu

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty debates on Fox: What he said

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Saffron's Sameh Wadi: Chef Chat, Part 1

    photo by Saed WadiSameh Wadi​Saffron'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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Kalen and Katherine Pohjonen died in murder-suicide

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    Timothy Carson pleads guilty again

    Timothy Carson​Timothy 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.

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Holy Land gets New York Times shout-out for flavored hummus craze

    ​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 >>

  • News

    July 29, 2009

    Comedy Corner Underground squashed by police who want no funny business

    Benny Quash, Bob Edwards, and Marck Dickhut become outlaws of comedy

  • Calendar

    February 18, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008

    Does Cargill have too much control?

    Just like big oil, there's big food: The Strib reports on h ... More >>

  • Feature

    March 26, 2008

    Crime and PTSD

    Pending legislation would help veterans get treatment instead of prison time

  • News

    March 5, 2008

    A Soldier in Winter

    A 24-year-old veteran seeks redemption for atrocities committed during the Iraq war

  • News

    May 2, 2007

    The Fall of the House of Tucker

    After his son committed murder, a retired St. Paul cop had to choose between blood and justice

  • News

    June 21, 2006

    The Republican Nightmare

    Meet the top enlisted soldier—and top lunchroom monitor—who's battling to dislodge Gil Gutknecht

  • News

    October 12, 2005

    2005 Wine & Dine Guide: The World in a Bottle

    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?

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2005

    Baghdad boogie

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2005
  • News

    December 1, 2004

    The Dead and The Wounded

    Last spring three soldiers from northern Minnesota's Carlton County died in Iraq in one month's time

  • News

    October 13, 2004

    Bush's Awful Mess

    I've served in Iraq, and that's why I can't vote for this president again

  • News

    September 29, 2004

    The Ghost of Bob Hope

    Doing the Baghdad boogie with traveling band Jack Knife & the Sharps

  • Arts

    January 14, 2004

    The Blogger at War

    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.

  • News

    April 23, 2003

    Death by DU

    Depleted uranium: A deadly tool in the U.S. arsenal

  • News

    March 26, 2003

    "I Am Concerned"

    Minnesota vets on the war in Iraq

  • Arts

    March 5, 2003

    Desert Fatigues

    In a new memoir, former marine Joel Turnipseed loses his personal philosophy while winning the Gulf War

  • News

    January 16, 2002

    United They Sit

    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?

  • News

    December 26, 2001
  • News

    March 28, 2001

    On-the-Job Training

    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.

  • News

    November 15, 2000

    Sharkey Mania!

    Eddie Sharkey has wrestled champs, chumps, and chimps. Now the tough guy turned trainer drops knowledge on Generation WWF.

  • Sports

    December 15, 1999


    A bio-doc looks at the punks who changed the complexion of white rock

  • Movies

    October 6, 1999

    Veni, Vidi, Vici

    The gallows comedy Three Kings returns to the dark eye of Desert Storm

  • Books

    October 21, 1998

    Just Deserts

    Seven years after the Gulf War, Paul William Roberts's The Demonic Comedy draws a punch line in the sand

  • Feature

    November 19, 1997

    Suddenly Saddam

    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.

  • News

    October 22, 1997

    Storming 807

    Bob Rose's run at empty libraries, boring classes, and the "pampered elite."

  • News

    July 9, 1997

    The Hot Zone

    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.

  • News

    May 1, 1996
  • News

    October 4, 1995

    Collateral Damage

    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.