• Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    Franken, Klobuchar strike similarly moderate positions in response to Medtronic news

    Minnesota's eighth-largest company is relocating overseas. The New York Times views the move through the lens of federal tax policy and the taxes Medtronic can avoid paying by leaving America, while the company itself cites more benevolent reasons, like access to European markets.In any event, the n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    Betty McCollum calls on Zygi Wilf to publicly condemn Redskins nickname

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    Bill Clinton's upcoming U of M appearance received more favorably than Condi Rice

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    Rep. Ryan Winkler says he thought "Uncle Tom" meant "turncoat"

    :::: 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 >>

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    January 23, 2013
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    October 10, 2012

    The 10 Most Corrupt Tax Loopholes

    If Mitt Romney won't tell you which ones need to be closed, we will

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    Steve Horner hopes to win big against ladies' night in Las Vegas

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    U of M paper finds no link between movie piracy and box office sales in U.S.

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Steve Horner, profiled in Las Vegas newspaper, still hates Ladies' Night

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    Minnesota gets an F in civil rights history

    ​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 >>

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    June 29, 2011
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    April 20, 2011
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    March 31, 2011

    Bachmann video censored by bogus copyright complaint [VIDEO]

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Jordan Kavoosi's business declared unethical by Better Business Bureau

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Michael Swanson claims insanity in Iowa double homicide

    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.

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    November 24, 2010
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    November 11, 2010

    Mahdi Hassan Ali to be tried as an adult in Seward triple homicide

    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 >>

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    October 6, 2010
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    August 10, 2010

    Steve Horner's Top 5 Best Quotes

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Anti-Muslim harassment draws Department of Education probe

    Photo: Ranoush​The 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 >>

  • Calendar

    February 3, 2010
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    February 3, 2010

    Rybak not backing civil rights director for reappointment

    Michael Jordan is the only department head Rybak didn't nominate for reappointment.

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    Prosecutors say Anti-Muslim cartoons protected by Constitution

    A man admits posting cartoons of Muhammed having sex with animals, and telling investigators that Muslims are "anti-Christian."

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    Forced repatriation of ethnic Hmong raises state senator's ire

    Mee Moua joins the international outcry over the fate of 4,000 Hmong forced to return to Laos.

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2008

    11/18 Morning Must Reads

    Mass_media_4.jpgTuesday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.

  • Calendar

    January 9, 2008
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    September 6, 2006

    Forbidden Fruit

    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

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2006

    American Jewish World Endorses Ellison

    Twin Cities publication cites Ellison's work opposing Arlon Lindner's Holocaust denial in the State Legislature, and his support for civil liberties.

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2006

    Three questions: MPLS civil rights director

    Michael K. Browne and the future of the Civilian Review Authority

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2006
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    April 21, 2006

    Pawlenty vs. MPLS: Nice try, governor

    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.

  • News

    January 25, 2006

    A Screw Loose

    Judge denies unemployment benefits to Northwest mechanics

  • Restaurants

    September 28, 2005

    Put Down What You're Eating

    A new movie looks at our unhealthy appetite for Frankenfoods

  • News

    August 17, 2005

    One for the Little Guy

    The state Supreme Court sides with a homeowner in Richfield redevelopment spat

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2005
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    March 29, 2005

    Lone star stunt

    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 >>

  • News

    November 5, 2003

    Playing Dead

    Tht NAACP abandons its watchdog role over Hollman

  • News

    May 7, 2003

    Cops Like Us

    Critics fear the MPD's latest spin on community mediation is all about window-dressing--and grooming snitches

  • News

    February 19, 2003


    A new computer database system called CriMNet is supposed to revolutionize crime fighting in Minnesota. Cops, politicians, big business, and the media love it.

  • News

    May 15, 2002

    Blame the Victims

    Laura Goodman-Brown, Minnesota's crime-victims ombudsman, is about to become a victim herself. And she says it's a crime.

  • News

    August 16, 2000

    The Complaint Department

    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.

  • Books

    June 7, 2000

    Civil Unrest

    A spat in Minneapolis's Civil Rights department re-ignites a feud

  • Feature

    December 1, 1998

    Unnatural Law

    Chances are, what you do in bed is criminal

  • News

    November 11, 1998
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    June 24, 1998

    Restricted Access

    Child protection hearings are now open to the public, but it's members of the press who will be scrutinized

  • News

    May 28, 1997

    Who Watches the Watchmen?

    Council member Steve Minn hopes to fold the Civilian Police Review Authority into another city department.

  • News

    May 28, 1997

    Fall Guy

    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.

  • News

    March 6, 1996

    The Trials of David Lillehaug

    In the wake of Najarian and Shabazz, the U.S. attorney and former DFL prodigy finds his once-bright political future in question.

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    March 6, 1996
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    January 3, 1996
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