-- Update at bottom --Warning: the following story is about as gross and awful as it gets, folks.According to charges filed in Ramsey County, 34-year-old Blaine resident John Lind had a crush on one of his coworkers at Beisswenger's in New Brighton. That's not criminal. What is, however, is the beyo ... More >>
A quick glance at Ben Rients's LinkedIn profile says a lot about what customers can expect of his new chef-driven restaurant, Lyn 65, located on the corner of Lyndale Avenue and 65th Street in Richfield. "Since I couldn't manually enter in my skills and expertise, they are as follows: Drinking win ... More >>
We've heard many times in recent years about how great a place Minneapolis/St. Paul is for college grads. We grant there's a bit of a chicken-or-egg thing going on here, but now there's better evidence than ever that smart young folks are taking the notion of moving here seriously.LinkedIn recently ... More >>
Gawker's Hamilton Nolan has made a cottage industry out of publishing Target-bashing emails sent to him by unnamed Target Corp. employees in recent years, so it wasn't surprising to see him run another one yesterday in a post entitled, "Target Headquarters 'In Desperate Need of Help,' Says Employee. ... More >>
Twin Cities-based personal injury Michael Riehm faces a felony assault charge for allegedly stabbing a man with a steak knife at the W Hotel in downtown Minneapolis around bar close time on New Year's Day.SEE ALSO: Kenneth Krause, personal injury lawyer, wrote letter to TV anchor calling her o ... More >>
How an exploration dispute between academic Greg Brick and Action Squad's Gabe Carlson became a vicious legal battle
Mixed news from the "Hot Cheetos & Takis" camp explodes out today. The KIDS, formerly known as YN Rich Kids, are on the verge of something big, according to a huge Star Tribune scoop coming out this Sunday.Recently, Strib music scribe Chris Riemenschneider spoke to the parents and members of the ... More >>
Prosecutors team with debt collectors to terrorize consumers
A new type of cold war has taken over the tech world
On October 23, the Brainerd Dispatch published a letter to the editor written by a self-proclaimed Democrat named Stephen Sundquist.SEE ALSO:-- Fargo-Moorhead Forum publishes comically sexist 'war against men' letter to the editor-- Mike Parry falsely claims Faribault Daily News' endorsement; gets s ... More >>
Cat-meme lovers unite for a meowing—or wowing—first-ever event
There are lots of reasons a person might become involved in criminal activities -- mental illness, depression, desperation, and so forth.But Chris Miller had a pretty unique justification for robbing Bremer Bank on Cahill Avenue in Inver Grove Heights last Wednesday. A former Division 1 college foot ... More >>
Employees of the Wedge's Co-op Partners Warehouse have formed a union to voice their dissatisfaction with wages and management decisions. In addition to the Wedge storefront on Lyndale Avenue, the Wedge runs a warehouse in St. Paul that's a supplier to many co-ops, grocery stores, and restaurants. T ... More >>
Gigwalk debuts in the Twin Cities next Monday.Gigwalk is a temp agency designed for the smartphone age. No longer does finding temp work in the Twin Cities meaning filling out a paper application, traveling to an office somewhere to drop it off and perhaps have an interview, then waiting indefini ... More >>
The IndependentThe Independent in Uptown has racked up a massive tab with the Minnesota Department of Revenue that it will need to pay off before it can reopen for business: over $90,000 in unpaid taxes. The giant bill is just the latest problem facing the troubled Uptown bar. The Independ ... More >>
Ben Foster, still looking a little rough for his booking photo.We told you earlier about Ben Foster, the Pawlenty staffer who was arrested this morning in Iowa after trying to break into a home and drunkenly puking in its front lawn. But who is this guy, really? When 24-year-olds make headli ... More >>
facebookBen Foster, the Pawlenty operative arrested for drunkenness this morning in Iowa.When Tim Pawlenty hired 24-year-old Ben Foster in September, it made headlines: Foster was the first full-time Iowa staffer for any of the nascent 2012 presidential campaigns. Today, Foster's making hea ... More >>
Shannah Henderson thinks she can handle anything Sheen throws at her. Literally.Who would want to be Charlie Sheen's social media intern? Shannah Henderson, that's who. The U of M junior is one of 50 finalists vying for the job, and the Lakeville native wants this. Bad. "I'd just love to ... More >>
Are you being followed?The next time people bump into you downtown while they finger their iPhones, or sit slumped over a laptop at a free-wifi coffeehouse like so many oldsters at casino slot machines, there's a good reason. They're helping Minneapolis become the 4th most socially networked ... More >>
And it also breaks down how much top Tweeters make in a year. Hint: it's not much.
Every week it seems there's another reason to worry that your online life isn't yours, and that what you do online is really just fodder for the Great Marketer In The Sky.
Politics and blatant self promotion usually go hand in hand, but not so much when it comes to Twitter and our fine elected representatives.