Willie Nelson neither looks nor seems 80 years old. This is an age reserved for, well, old people. The unhip, those not in-the-know, not totally with it. And yet, Willie turns 80 today. What's his secret? We doubt it's the weed -- sorry -- but think that it likely has more to do with his totally Z ... More >>
See also: Olive Garden review: the greatest restaurant review ever written The Grand Forks Herald restaurant writer whose homey review of a new Olive Garden created a weeks-long internet sensation will receive a prestigious national journalism award that has previously gone to such luminaries as Wa ... More >>
The country music world's been abuzz all week with Idol chit-chat about - cue Ryan Seacrest voice - Who will be... the next American Idol judge. Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez have vacated their seats, with Mariah Carey joining tenured judge Randy Jackson for the program's twelfth season, and rumor ... More >>
A former St. Paul nurse was sentenced to four years of probation Wednesday for stealing Vicodin from patients at an assisted-living facility. The sentencing comes just one week after a new report that indicates medical drug thefts in Minnesota have spun out of control in the past six years, releas ... More >>
In the latest salvo in Minnesota's gay marriage debate, Jason Adkins of the Minnesota Catholic Conference has raised a question that no has answered. No one has answered it because no one has ever asked this question, probably because, frankly, it's not a very good question.In short, Adkins is wo ... More >>
Sarah May Casareto's lawyer says she's manned up and gone to treatment.Former nurse Sarah May Casareto unexpectedly bailed on her court appearance this morning on charges that she stole a patient's pain meds and shot up with them. Since her arrest last week, Casareto has denied stealing the dru ... More >>
Sarah May Casareto denies being a Fentanyl junkie.In a statement from her attorney, former nurse anesthetist Sarah May Casareto is flatly denying charges she stole a patient's medication before surgery and used it herself. Instead, she claims that Abbott Northwestern Hospital is trying to avoid ... More >>
Nurse Casareto is accused of stealing pain meds from a deputy headed for surgery.If you're going to tell a patient headed for the operating room that it's time to "man up" while you steal his pain meds to feed your drug addiction, it's probably not a good idea to pick a cop for a victim. Thos ... More >>
Keith Ellison wants to know why churches, but not mosques, are allowed near Ground Zero.Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, invoked the Constitution and Thomas Jefferson's Koran when asked last night by Larry King whether he was being "insensitive" by supporting an Islam ... More >>
Al Franken warns Republicans about Muslim point guards on the basketball court.Sen. Al Franken, fresh off a BB gun attack on his condo, took some time out yesterday from the rubber chicken circuit in Illinois to mock the Islamophobes making political hay over a Muslim community center planned ... More >>
Anti-Chavez news coverage in the U.S. is a conspiracy, Ventura saysOliver Stone and Jesse Ventura tag teamed for a smackdown against stunned Florida GOP congressman Connie Mack last night on last Larry King Live. The topic: "South of the Border," Stone's new documentary about Venezuelan leade ... More >>
"They gave me this crazy beard that was hanging down pointed, looked like Travolta, right?"
Governor shakes hands with crazy
The sixth district congresswoman accuses the president of telling the alleged 9/11 mastermind to plead not guilty.
The former Minnesota governor called out the former veep's assertions that torturing people yields trustworthy information.
Tru TV show Conspiracy Theory finds news editor in The Body
Minnesota's former governor says Congress ought to spread the pain at home in order to fight two wars abroad.
Is it high-quality journalism to run an interview with a controversial columnist and not challenge her opinions?
His latest idea: Requiring politics to run like NASCAR and require politicians to wear racing suits like drivers to display their sponsors.
The Hulkster talks about the tabloids, wrestling, and Rocky 3.
When Bachmann wouldn't answer a question about birthers, Larry King kept on asking.
Cafe Scientifique heads to Bryant Lake Bowl to get their wonk on.
Showtime's 'Homecoming' resurrects a B-movie master
Marcel Ophüls on the heroic idealists and cynical mollycoddles of wartime journalism
My adventures (so far) in the screenwriting trade
Myth and life and the dark side
Live from NYC: Hundreds of thousands of protesters, 20,000 cops, and one coronation
And now a few words for the dewy-eyed couple
A celebrity candidate joins the race for the MPD chief's job
In recent weeks, the press and some Democrats have finally taken up a critical White House deception about Iraq and uranium. What took them so long? And what about all the other lies?
Looking back at '98, an old foe body-slams Ventura
Reviewing local players and plays in the spirit of cultural authority Larry King
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