Minneapolis residents produce more patent applications per capita than all but three American cities, according to a new Forbes analysis.SEE ALSO: NYC editor disses Minneapolis's awesome parks: The city "is in like, Canada or something" [UPDATE]In fact, in the whole wide world, there are only eight ... More >>
When Minnesota same-sex couples start getting married on August 1, they'll have the same status on the federal level as all other couples. As reported by SCOTUSblog, the Supreme Court ruled 5 - 4 today that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which federally defines marriage as the union of one man ... More >>
Former state representative and decorated war hero John Kriesel is known for being an outspoken gay rights advocate, but he's no liberal when it comes to national security.SEE ALSO: Bob Koss, MNGOP Senate staffer, calls John Kriesel a "piece of shit" -- and gets fired On Friday night, Kriesel got in ... More >>
"Hey baby, you're looking good tonight... by the way, I have to tell you I'm a convicted felon who didn't pay my child support for four months a couple years ago."SEE ALSO: Wisconsin couch humper makes Colbert Report [VIDEO] Sound awkward? It's supposed to, and it's the pickup line a Hayward, Wiscon ... More >>
The Atlantic magazine has included St. Paul minister Oliver White in its annual list of 21 "Brave Thinkers."The list spotlights prominent people who have risked their "reputations, fortunes and lives in pursuit of big ideas."White, who spoke out in favor of gay rights, appears in the November-issue ... More >>
In recent weeks, Rev. Brad Brandon, the director of church outreach for Minnesota for Marriage, has traveled the state giving a presentation where he compares same-sex marriage advocates to Nazis.SEE ALSO: Rev. Brad Brandon wants his GOP endorsements to be tax exempt Minnesotans United for All Famil ... More >>
Sometime over the weekend, someone decided to inscribe a politically themed message upon one of Minneapolis's most iconic structures. The word "Kony" has been spray-painted on the Walker Art Center's "Spoonbridge and Cherry" sculpture. Joseph Kony is the head of the Lord's Resistance Army, a Ugandan ... More >>
A dispute that has been ongoing for years recently escalated: Notorious Bible hander-outer Brian Johnson filed a federal lawsuit against the Minneapolis Park Board, alleging that his constitutional rights are violated by the Twin Cities Pride Festival's "no pride zone" policy. That policy, endorsed ... More >>
Jimmy John's is on trial for firing organizers over this posterJimmy John's went on trial this week for firing six union organizers last March.Franchise owner Miklin Enterprises fired David Boehnke, Micah Buckley-Farlee, Erik Forman, Davis Ritsema, Max Specter, and Mike Wilkow after the workers d ... More >>
The local restaurant company takes 2 percent of servers' credit card gratuities
Schools across the country have banned the bracelets.A Wisconsin eighth-grader is suing her principal and school district for the right to wear a somewhat silly bracelet that deals with a deadly serious topic. Kaisey Jenkins, a student at Sauk Prairie Middle School in central Wisconsin, says the ... More >>
A second request to escape adult court is still pending.Michael Swanson -- the kid who couldn't stop laughing after being accused of killing two people -- will be tried as an adult for at least one murder count. Last month, the 17-year-old requested to move his case to juvenile court where h ... More >>
Readers respond to "Cop Killer"
The first of three U sexual assault cases is closed for lack of evidence.No charges are being filed in one of of three reported sexual assaults at University of Minnesota fraternities in recent weeks. "A thorough investigation" took place, which included interviewing both the man and woman i ... More >>
Photo: Pride FestivalWho gets to hang out in Loring Park during Pride Fest?Minneapolis Park Board President John Erwin said on Tuesday that the Twin Cities Pride Festival can decide which organizations are allowed to set up booths in Loring Park during their event, but the board can't stop an ... More >>
City of MinneapolisThe Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved R.T. Rybak's nomination of Velma Korbel for the city's new Civil Rights director this morning. Korbel is currently the Commissioner of the Minneapolis Minnesota Department of Human Rights. She is slated to start the new g ... More >>
Rybak nominated Velma Korbel to succeed current director Michael Jordan. No, not that Michael Jordan.
The Minnesota Education Department's investigation into the test scores and teaching licenses of Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy was not racially motivated, the U.S. Education Department ruled this week.The Inver Groves Heights academy known as TiZA is a charter school whose student body is about 80 perc ... More >>
The controversial and defunct unit is likened to the cast of characters in "Reno 911" on the magazine's November cover.
An appeals court judge says an undercover cop went over the line in a massage parlor sting.
Denny Hecker's wife says their divorce is back on and she's looking for more money out of the split.
The Woodbury City Council banned targeted residential picketing, which provoked an outcry over the squelching of First Amendment rights. But as it turns out, the state banned targeted residential picketing 16 years ago.
Tuesday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
It's politics vs. the pulpit in Brooklyn Park
Does Minnesota need a new state song?
Michele Bachmann's recipe for success: Christian piety and not-so-Christian opportunism
City Pages runs letters to the editor--of the PiPress
Everyone knows political candidates stretch the truth. Should they be prosecuted for it?
Is Minneapolis police chief Robert Olson trying to stop federal mediation?
Longtime civil rights activist and agitator Ron Edwards talks about the city he loves and hates
The city plays politics with police/minority relations
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?
Kenneth White and the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights take some more flak
A profound insight or an empty Ventura-ism?
City officials call Minneapolis's numbers on minority contracting "an embarrassment." So what are they doing about it? Uh, well, gosh...
Hundreds of taxpayers, many of them small-business owners, are out up to $20,000 each because authorities didn't feel obliged to point out that people were calculating their taxes under an outdated law.
Proponents say an amendment on the Minneapolis ballot will mean tougher civil-rights scrutiny for the cops. They may be in for a surprise.