Yesterday, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled family-owned for-profit businesses like Hobby Lobby cannot be required to provide contraceptive products to employees that don't accord with the owner's religious beliefs.As we've covered, the owners at least three Minnesota companies -- Ann ... More >>
President Obama announced Monday that he plans to draft new rules barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity -- a standard of employment that has been on the Minnesota books for 21 years. Back in 1993, our state legislature added sexual or ... More >>
In October 2012, Little Canada resident Andrew Henderson was charged with obstruction of justice and disorderly conduct for filming paramedics and deputies loading a mentally disturbed, handcuffed man into the back of an ambulance outside his residential building.THE BACKSTORY: Camera unlawfully tak ... More >>
Today, the Minneapolis City Council approved the MLB's request to create a potentially speech-limiting "Clean Zone" across a swath of the city during a two week stretch surrounding the 2014 All-Star Game.SEE ALSO: MN ACLU explains why Duck Dynasty dude's anti-gay comments aren't protected speech The ... More >>
Seema Desai claims the Minneapolis department tasked with making sure employers treat workers fairly fails on that very score when it comes to its own employees.SEE ALSO: Facebook removes "I Hate the Pedal Pub" page after Pedal Pub's lawyer complains Desai, a 33-year-old former complaint investigati ... More >>
Adrian Peterson was sued in April for not paying child support, TMZ reports.RELATED: Adrian Peterson's Sioux Falls child was "a secret," source saysThe suit was reportedly filed by Erica Syion, a former Dallas stripper who mothered Adrian's now four-year-old son.
There's no need to hit Wall Street or Hollywood to make it big. Minneapolis was just named the fifth-best city in the country to get rich by CreditDonkey. It's the only Midwestern metro to make the top ten. See also: Minneapolis has the best parks in the nation and it isn't even close, study says R ... More >>
Whatever the reason, Minnesota cops are far more likely to arrest blacks for pot possession than whites, according to a new study by the ACLU.SEE ALSO: Mark Hamburger's MLB career derailed by pot; he now lives in parents' Shoreview basementAccording to the study, blacks were nearly eight times as li ... More >>
Rep. Tim Kelly, R-Red Wing, will hold a press conference this afternoon to discuss his late-breaking plan to legalize civil unions instead of gay marriage this legislative session.SEE ALSO: Gay marriage opponents waved bizarre signs during yesterday's Capitol rally [PHOTOS]But the legislators who ar ... More >>
During his State of the Union speech last night, President Obama called for the federal minimum wage to be raised to $9 an hour. Two DFL lawmakers want to do him one better.SEE ALSO: Tom Emmer goes after food server wagesA bill introduced in the House by Rep. Melissa Hortman, D-Brooklyn Park, and in ... More >>
Today, St. Paul attorney Nathan Hansen and New Jersey attorney Alan Milstein filed a civil lawsuit against the state of Minnesota, State Patrol, and other law enforcement agencies seeking millions of dollars in damages for subjects who participated in the scandalized Drug Recognition Expert program. ... 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 >>
Zeus Jones, a Lyn-Lake-based marketing and branding agency, has devised a unique way to show solidarity with the "For All" rights cause -- free "Vote No" wedding bands.SEE ALSO: Guerrilla Girls' "Vote No" billboard features Michele Bachmann [PHOTO]"It's about applying the skills we have to stuff we' ... More >>
Colin Schumacher and Shona Ramchandani, two recipients of Hamline's prestigious John Wesley Award, have requested the annulment of their honors after school administration decided to remain neutral on the Minnesota marriage amendment.SEE ALSO: Hamline professor Stephen Kellert calls on university ad ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Chris Kluwe to Emmett Burns: Gay marriage "won't magically turn you into a lustful cockmonster"-- Chris Kluwe says politician is "literally an asshole" for anti-gay marriage stance-- Chris Kluwe coins "turdsloth" while defending Crossfit on GawkerYesterday, Rush Limbaugh devoted a few mi ... More >>
Derrick Deangelo Catchings, a 16-year-old from Brooklyn Park, will be tried as an adult in the murder of a teenager slain on his bike last summer in north Minneapolis, according to the Hennepin County Attorney's Office. Catchings has been in jail since last September on a separate case, and made hi ... More >>
In wake of suicides, schools face federal scrutiny
Jimmy John's violated labor law when it fired six union organizers in March 2011, a judge ruled Friday.Administrative judge Arthur Amchan's ruling follows a February trial involving Miklin Enterprises, a local Jimmy John's franchisee, and the National Labor Relations Board. In 2010, several Jimmy Jo ... More >>
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 >>
Ronald Melius has some peculiar ideas of what a dictatorship looks like.Moammar Qaddafi is the recently deposed Libyan autocrat accused of causing the deaths of thousands of his own citizens during the civil uprising against him. Hal Leland is the mayor of Fergus Falls and the manager of the West ... More >>
Pay no attention to the doomsday clock in the lower left.In an interview with CNN this morning, Michele Bachmann reiterated her fringe position that it's no big deal if the U.S. hits its debt ceiling, which will happen midnight Aug. 2 unless Congress and Barack Obama can strike a last-minute deal ... More >>
Michele Bachmann: Time invoke the corollary to Godwin's Rule.In New Hampshire over the weekend, Michele Bachmann declared that the American tax code creates "a similar death and a similar taking away" as Hitler's extermination of six million Jews during the Holocaust. To suggest that there i ... More >>
St. Paul attorney Jeffrey Anderson.St. John's Abbey in Collegeville has settled lawsuits filed by nine men who say they suffered sexual abuse at the hands of some of the order's monks and priests since the 1960s. St. Paul attorney Jeff Anderson announced the settlements, without detailing t ... More >>
RIAA fines Brainerd woman $220,000 for 24 songs
Swanson isn't smiling now.Michael Richard Swanson, the St. Louis Park 17-year-old charged with killing two Iowa convenience store employees for little more than cash and cigarettes, says he's too young to face the music as an adult. Maybe he's rethinking that happy perp routine outside the K ... More >>
Mug shot Ex-cop Jason Andersen wants his job back The cop who shot Fong Lee was found not guilty yesterday of violating a teenager's civil rights by kicking him in the head.Now Jason Andersen, who has been fired twice by the Minneapolis Police Department, after a domestic dispute allegation and t ... More >>
Target won't balance it's contribution to Tom Emmer's campaign for governor.Target Corp. feels really, really bad about upsetting GLBT folks by backing an anti-gay man for governor of Minnesota. But yesterday it officially said it has no intention of actually putting its money where its mouth ... 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 >>
James and Lois CannonA three judge panel has ruled that Minneapolis police officers discriminated against an African American judge and his wife in 2006 when they showed up to get their son's car out the impound lot. But the Minnesota Court of Appeals also found that the Minneapolis Commiss ... More >>
Photo: Tomy WebsterShirley Iverson, 71, her daughter, Debra Buhmann, 34, and her granddaughter, Alexis Iverson-Ferkul, 8, are all dead because of a teenage driver named Brandon Iams. The charge against him? Misdemeanor careless driving. The punishment? Six weekends in juvie, 100 hours of ... More >>
Today a federal judge struck down a state law banning corporations from spending on political advertising, endorsements, and other campaign activities, on the grounds that the law violated the First Amendment rights... of corporations.The decision, by Judge Paul Magnuson, relies on the U.S. Supre ... More >>
The Stop The Petters Scam Foundation says the paper yanked its ads midway through their scheduled run.
In an interview, the Minneapolis lawyer defends her comments about Islam and Keith Ellison.
And with that, the Rosa Parks of the scooter community rests her case.
The controversial and defunct unit is likened to the cast of characters in "Reno 911" on the magazine's November cover.
Denny Hecker's wife says their divorce is back on and she's looking for more money out of the split.
Bob Dylan's Malibu, Calif. neighbors sure aren't proud to call the Minnesota superstar their neighbor. You probably wouldn't brag either if his toilet stank was wafting into your home and making your family ill.
They cut her umbilical cord. Now, she's cut off from them forever.
Does Minnesota need a new state song?
Slaughterhouse Rules: Is South St. Paul's Dakota Premium Foods plant "in open-warfare mode" against labor?
Incontinent activist claims senator's bathroom arrest weakens property rights
Man with fake ID gets into Homeland Security, athiest loses "In God We Trust" lawsuit, help Screech save his Wisconsin home, Ultimate Cat Fighting, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
What happens when a reporter doesn't keep his word to an anonymous source?
City Pages runs letters to the editor--of the PiPress
While some business owners fight for their names in court, David Unowsky surrenders Hungry Mind the easy way
A profound insight or an empty Ventura-ism?