Rob Stewart is a Ph.D. candidate at the U of M. He works. He pays taxes. But come November, while his neighbors and colleagues are casting ballots, Stewart will stay away from the polling station. Why? Because he's a convicted felon with a serious drug offense on his record. See also:Wisconsin ... More >>
If you're a member of the Red Lake Indian Reservation in northwestern Minnesota, voting early in an election isn't easy. The closest voting booth is 35 miles away, in Bemidji. You've got to have a car, which can be scarce. You've got to drive those miles, park, head back. Costs can add up quick, jus ... More >>
One surprising revelation in Chris Kluwe's nuclear account of alleged homophobia within the Vikings organization is that Zygi Wilf is actually a staunch supporter of gay rights.Kluwe wrote that before a September 2012 game, right as the marriage amendment he was so outspoken in opposing was becoming ... More >>
On June 9, Bill Clinton will deliver a speech at Northrop Auditorium as part of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs' "Keeping Faith with the Legacy of Justice" series. The 42nd president will also accept the Dean's Award for Public Leadership.Perhaps unsurprisingly, news of Clinton's appearance ha ... More >>
:::: UPDATE :::: Republicans call for Rep. Ryan Winkler to resign following "Uncle Thomas" tweet DFL Rep. Ryan Winkler, D-Golden Valley, is getting absolutely destroyed on Twitter this afternoon for calling black Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas an "Uncle Thomas."THE BACKSTORY: DFL Rep. Ryan Wi ... More >>
If Mitt Romney won't tell you which ones need to be closed, we will
Steve Horner might have finally hit the jackpot in his fight against ladies' night. Long a crusader against the drink special -- he argues it amounts to discrimination against men -- Horner wired his Yankee's hat for sound and busted up some Las Vegas "pool parties" last summer. To Horner's surpris ... More >>
An academic paper co-written by a University of Minnesota economics professor finds there is little evidence for the notion that movie piracy reduces ticket purchases at movie theaters. That notion, of course, is often a crucial premise in the arguments made by supporters of legislation like SOPA ... More >>
Steve Horner's fight against ladies' night is back in the news, this time in Las Vegas.Horner began his campaign against ladies' night 20 years ago at a bar in the Mall of America. The Las Vegas Review-Journal chronicled that crusade in a Sunday feature headlined "'The Unusual Steve Horner' battl ... More >>
The Civil Rights Movement was a big thing that happened, like, a really long time ago. Some people were being mean to other people who had darker skin. At least, that's what New York told us.Minnesota is one of 35 (!) states that got an F in the Southern Poverty Law Center's new report on the tea ... More >>
CaffthoughtsBachmann dodging the media -- on tape!It's not news that Michele Bachmann exists in a carefully regulated bubble, talking only to sympathetic outlets guaranteed to disseminate her nonsense without question. But it isn't everyday that we get video of la Bachmann stiff-arming repor ... More >>
Photo by Hannah Delon.Kavoosi and friends advertising Essay Writing Company with body paint.The Better Business Bureau has finally caught up with plagiarism king Jordan Kavoosi. Dan Hendrickson of the BBB released a statement today officially declaring "ethical and practical concerns" with K ... More >>
Swanson claims he was insane.Seventeen-year-old Michael Swanson, famous for smiling and laughing after being charged in November with murdering two Iowa gas station workers in two separate shootings, plans to claim insanity as a defense when his trials start this summer.
Mahdi Hassan Ali will be tried as an adult.There case against Mahdi Hassan Ali looks pretty tight: He's on videotape pointing a gun at the men who were killed in a robbery gone wrong at Seward Market on January 6th, and his accomplice is ready to testify against him. But Ali's fate has also been ... More >>
Steve Horner will tell you just what's on his mind. Even if he probably shouldn't.There's something to be said about a guy with no filter. That's Steve Horner, brother of the Independence Party-endorsed gubernatorial candidate Tom Horner. While Tom has made headlines with his political ambiti ... More >>
Photo: RanoushThe U.S. Department of Education has agreed to launch an investigation into anti-Muslim harassment at schools in St. Cloud and Owatonna, and the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said it welcomed the news. "Decades after the beginning of the civil r ... More >>
Michael Jordan is the only department head Rybak didn't nominate for reappointment.
A man admits posting cartoons of Muhammed having sex with animals, and telling investigators that Muslims are "anti-Christian."
Mee Moua joins the international outcry over the fate of 4,000 Hmong forced to return to Laos.
It's the world's largest music and movies superstore, and everything in it is free—and illegal. Every month, some five billion illegal downloads are passed around the internet, and the entertainment industry sues several hundred people. CP writer St
Twin Cities publication cites Ellison's work opposing Arlon Lindner's Holocaust denial in the State Legislature, and his support for civil liberties.
Michael K. Browne and the future of the Civilian Review Authority
Governor Tim Pawlenty was in full campaign mode this week, popping up on talk-radio shows of all sorts. The city's budget guru dispels the myths behind T-Paw's Minneapolis bashing.
Judge denies unemployment benefits to Northwest mechanics
A new movie looks at our unhealthy appetite for Frankenfoods
The state Supreme Court sides with a homeowner in Richfield redevelopment spat
Minneapolis attorney's argument has Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court, & Condoleeza Rice sparring Last summer, City Pages published an interview with local lawyer Sandra Babcock, who had successfully argued to the World Court that the United States was executing foreign convicts in a manner that viola ... More >>
Tht NAACP abandons its watchdog role over Hollman
Critics fear the MPD's latest spin on community mediation is all about window-dressing--and grooming snitches
Laura Goodman-Brown, Minnesota's crime-victims ombudsman, is about to become a victim herself. And she says it's a crime.
Fifty years ago Minneapolis launched a program to stamp out discrimination. Now many of the dream's supporters doubt the city's civil-rights agencies are equal to the task.
A spat in Minneapolis's Civil Rights department re-ignites a feud
Chances are, what you do in bed is criminal
Child protection hearings are now open to the public, but it's members of the press who will be scrutinized
Council member Steve Minn hopes to fold the Civilian Police Review Authority into another city department.
Larry Gould was a long-time junkie on the mend in a methadone program until he was lured into a drug sting. Now he's doing five years. But he made a few undercover cops look good in the process, and that was the important thing.
In the wake of Najarian and Shabazz, the U.S. attorney and former DFL prodigy finds his once-bright political future in question.