• Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    Mario Zacate, St. Paul car theft suspect who was arrested in bathtub, shot in chest with shotgun

    It's been a rough couple of weeks for 20-year-old Brooklyn Park resident Mario Zacate.SEE ALSO: Man arrested for drunkenly hitting on Lakeville Taco Bell drive-thru employee Less than two weeks after he was arrested naked in the bathtub in connection with a car theft, Zacate was shot in the chest by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    Stillwater man walks into hospital ER, tells staff his mom died, steals lobby TV, gets arrested

    Samuel Hernandez must've taken lessons at Blaze Schultz's Stillwater School for Dumb Thieves.Hernandez, 34, walked into the emergency room at Stillwater's Lakeview Hospital on Sunday night. He told staff his mom died and he just needed a place to chill out for a while. Staff, no doubt pitying him, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    Jenna Schultz, 26-year-old student teacher, allegedly sent Simley senior nude photo, sexts

    Last week, we told you about Dakota County middle schoolers that got themselves suspended because of smartphone-snapped inappropriate photos. This week, another Dakota County sex scandal has emerged, this one suggesting teachers are equally capable of landing themselves in some very hot water for us ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Bar La Grassa has Italian galore for under $12

    To kick off 2012, we're highlighting 12 of the best dishes under $12 in the Twin Cities. Scroll down to view the complete list. It's big. It's boisterous. It's a little bit of Manhattan's Mulberry Street brought to the Midwest. Welcome to Nancy St. Pierre and Isaac Becker's Bar La Grassa. "Bar L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Steven Cross, father who abandoned 11-year-old son, wants to reunite with his child

    Steven Cross doesn't understand all the attention, and wants to see his son again.​Steven Cross, the Lakeville father who left his 11-year-old son behind and bolted for California when he couldn't make ends meet, wants another chance to be a father. In fact, Cross, who's gone on something of a loc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    Lucas Eastwood and Travis Campbell going to prison for racist attack, but victim wanted more

    Lucas Eastwood, Travis Campbell: Guilty of thuggishness, but not racism.​Lucas Eastwood and Travis Campbell, the two Brainerd men arrested for a racially motivated attack on a black stranger, have pleaded guilty to a felony and are headed to prison. But that's not enough for Willie Navy, the m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    Restaurant Roll Call, 2009

    A rundown of restaurants that opened, closed, and are coming soon

  • News

    January 9, 2008

    Stumbling into the New Year

    Screw Dick Clark. Let's jump in front of a train and punch a cop!

  • News

    August 3, 2005

    Sprawl Of The Wild

    Baxterization, beaten paths, and the great riparian land rush of northern Minnesota

  • News

    October 30, 2002

    Every Goodbye Ain't Gone

    Wellstone Remembered

  • Books

    August 25, 1999

    Absence of Malice

    WCCO-TV prevails in a potentially disastrous defamation trial

  • News

    June 9, 1999

    The Man Behind the Mind

    Budget brawls and bulldog farts. Shock jocks and Satan's Cheerleaders. Jesse Ventura stars in the season's political blockbuster, but First Flack John Wodele directs the show.

  • Movies

    May 12, 1999

    Screening New Heights

    The ambitious Heights Theatre stretches to bring upscale cinema to an audience outside of Uptown

  • News

    April 7, 1999

    BLACK & WHITE... and Red All Over

    Star Tribune honchos pooh-pooh insinuations that they're at war with that other paper across the river. So why is the Strib stomping all around the PiPress's back yard?

  • News

    January 27, 1999

    The Meal at the End of the Millennium

    How to answer God's call to feed the world's starving children? Richard Proudfit couldn't figure it out. Then Y2K answered his prayers.

  • Feature

    January 1, 1999

    Like a Prayer

    How the power of faith is fueling the revitalization of Catholic education

  • News

    July 8, 1998


    Will the Twin Cities' light rail megaproject get any cars off the streets? Help the environment? Save any money? Not necessarily, say its supporters--but that's not the point.

  • News

    December 17, 1997
  • News

    October 1, 1997

    Death and Taxes

    In the murky underground of patriots, tax resisters, and cash-strapped working stiffs, Karl Granse's basement is Law Central. Now he's about to watch his most famous

  • News

    May 21, 1997

    Shock Treatment

    It doesn't really matter whether he overtakes KQ and Tom Barnard. Either way, Howard Stern wins. And local radio loses.

  • News

    July 10, 1996

    Sing a (Not So) Simple Song

    A roundtable with five Twin Cities songwriters

  • News

    April 17, 1996

    The Place Where They Have To Take You In

    Days and nights on the front line at Minnesota's busiest emergency room.

  • News

    November 1, 1995

    Separate But Equal

    "Neighborhood schools" are coming to Minneapolis packaged with talk of responsibility and community empowerment. But the bottom line is that the age of integrating public schools is over.