Haphduzn recently dropped his debut album Whittier Alliance, a collaboration with Wide Eyes' producer Dimitry Killstorm, and it sits comfortably in the pantheon of the Rhymesayers artists with whom he recently got off tour. A brutally honest and personal record, the straightforward raps come from a ... More >>
Atmosphere's yearly Welcome to Minnesota Tour brings in its third installment with five performances around the state this March. Supporting Slug and Ant will be Brother Ali, Get Cryphy, Carnage and Haphduzn. The shows will hit venues in Bemidji, Duluth, St. Cloud, Mankato, and Minneapolis. To mark ... More >>
What a weird day May 17, 2010 was for Mankato Clinic eye doctor Todd Gavin.SEE ALSO: Todd Gavin, ophthalmologist, accused of having women get naked during eye exams According to his version of events, as he was entering information into a computer during one examination, he turned around and saw tha ... More >>
Todd Gavin, an ophthalmologist who used to practice at the Mankato Clinic but now works in Madelia, allegedly gave at least two women the most thorough eye exams ever in the summer of 2010.SEE ALSO:-- Abbott Hospital gave newborn to wrong mom, who breastfed baby before mixup was noticed -- Supreme C ... More >>
From poets and directors to comedians and dancers, the Twin Cities are teeming with creativity
Sen. Mike Parry, R-Waseca, has been a lot of fun. But for better or worse, his failed congressional run means his time in the legislature is coming to an end.SEE ALSO:-- Allen Quist flip-flops about his research in a Mankato "anonymous sodomy" adult bookstore-- Mike Parry laughed at during subcommit ... More >>
Rob Zombie, that long-haired, bearded, face-painted poster boy for all things ghoulish, can't help but be a perfectionist. As one of the few American entertainers scoring serious commercial success in both music and film -- his 2007 remake of Halloween, after all, grossed over $80 million -- he can' ... More >>
Yesterday, Mark Chalin, 24, pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal vehicular homicide in connection with the August 7, 2011 deaths of Amber Menezes, 23, and Jonna Martin, 35.Chalin was allegedly driving and having sex with Menezes when he crossed the center line on Blue Earth County Road 90 and sl ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Allen Quist flip-flops about his research in a Mankato "anonymous sodomy" adult bookstore-- Allen Quist under renewed fire for 'men are genetically predisposed to lead family' remarkWith his gaffe-fest primary against Mike Parry in the rear-view mirror, you might've expected Republican U ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Todd Hoffner, MSU-Mankato football coach, allegedly shot sex videos of his own young kidsMSU-Mankato head football coach Todd Hoffner faces two felonies after allegedly shooting pornographic videos of his three young children. But it turns out this isn't the first time coach Hoffner has be ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Allen Quist under renewed fire for 'men are genetically predisposed to lead family' remark-- Arne Carlson on GOP U.S. House candidate Allen Quist: He's "really bizarre"-- Mike Parry, U.S. House candidate, suggests he'd keep troops deployed until economy improves-- Mike Parry's tweet scru ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Allen Quist under renewed fire for 'men are genetically predisposed to lead family' remark-- Arne Carlson on GOP U.S. House candidate Allen Quist: He's "really bizarre"On March 30, 1988, then-state Rep. Allen Quist talked with the Mankato Free Press about his visit to Mankato's "Adult Bo ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Annie Stensrud, KEYC Mankato "drunk broadcast" anchor, charged with DWI-- KEYC Mankato anchor Annie Stensrud arrested for DWI-- KEYC Mankato anchor Annie Stensrud breaks silence on her "drunk broadcast" [VIDEO]It was a rough winter for Annie Stensrud, the 28-year-old former TV news ... More >>
It was a warm Friday night in Mankato, and at least one young man decided to enjoy the evening by playing some naked bags.Police hauled a 28-year-old man's clothes to the station as "evidence" after responding to reports of somebody drinking and tossing bags in their birthday suit in the 1100 block ... More >>
The ladies room at Pub 500 in Mankato received an odd distinction today. It is, according to a nonprofit group called Healthy Brains for Children, the first bathroom in the world to house a pregnancy-test dispenser.
A man was banned from Mankato high school games after admitting to police that he masturbates to homemade videos of girls playing basketball. Parents confronted Richard Querna at the Mankato West girl's basketball game last Friday after a parent noticed that he was only filming one girl, whom he co ... More >>
Eleven years after selling out First Avenue for the very first time, Atmosphere make a triumphant return to the Mainroom tonight as part of their second annual Welcome to Minnesota tour. The circuitous trek through their home state has already found Slug and Ant hitting up Mankato and Bemidji ... More >>
Move over Honolulu, see you later San Francisco -- if you're looking for romance, the place to be is La Crosse, Wisconsin. And if that doesn't work for you, go to Green Bay.Or so say the folks at Redbox. The movie rental company recently compiled a list of the Top 10 Most Romantic Cities in the c ... More >>
As the Doomtree crew are all getting psyched for their sprawling 2-month-long U.S. tour which starts tomorrow night, they dropped a lighthearted, no-frills video for "Bangarang," one of the most rousing tracks on their recent No Kings album. The clip features all the members of the Doomtree colle ... More >>
Although neither internet celebrity anchor Annie Stensrud nor her home station KEYC ever confirmed or denied that she was drunk in a broadcast that went viral on YouTube, the latest developments in her story do not look good. About a week ago, Stensrud was pulled over and arrested for a "probabl ... More >>
Photo by Denis Jeong PlasterSlug was in St. Paul bright and early this morning for an appearance on the Current's morning show, where he revealed a new run of local ates that will find him reprising last year's successful "Welcome to Minnesota" tour. Atmosphere will bring Kill the Vultures, ... More >>
Annie Stensrud begins her fateful broadcast.The Internet has been tittering all week over a broadcast from a Fox affiliate in Mankato. In the opener, reporter Annie Stensrud noticabely slurs her way through several stories, missing cues and stumbling through the usual on-air banter with a fello ... More >>
On the same day as Atmosphere launches it's short tour of this here frozen tundra state, the "Welcome to Minnesota Tour" in Mankato, we get hit in the face with a new track, "Just for Show," from their upcoming lucky number 7th full-length release, The Family Sign, slated to drop April 12 worldwi ... More >>
Watch out for those squad cars! Eight Minnesota State Troopers have been struck in winter-related accidents in the past three days because Minnesota drivers just aren't paying attention. The recent crashes bring the total number of troopers hit to 31 this winter. Last year at this time, 13 troo ... More >>
Photos by Tony Nelson - click for slideshowOzzy OsbourneJanuary 12, 2011Target Center, MinneapolisComing up from Mankato on a cold Wednesday night, 10-year-old Grady Wolters and his dad, Todd, were anxious to see the Prince of Darkness himself, Ozzy Ozbourne, finally perform. Grady's old man firs ... More >>
Time to brush up on your snow emergency know-how.If there's a perfect time to have a whopper snow storm, it has to be a Friday night. Most commuters are off the road. The kids are out of school. So while the storm that walloped Minnesota over the weekend caused hundreds of car accidents and ... More >>
Chris Blakes family is battered and bruised. The deer? We're not sure.Stories about drivers hitting deer on Minnesota highways at this time of year are fairly common. But when a cloven-hoofed beast crashes through the front windshield of a car and keeps on going through the rear window, wel ... More >>
Photo by Bobak Ha'Eri, Wikipedia.50th and France in Edina.A new survey from America's Promise Alliance counts five Minnesota cities in its top-100 "Best Communities for Young People" in the country. Unfortunately, Twin Citians, Minneapolis nor St. Paul made the cut. Here's who beat us: Edin ... More >>
Photo: Tomy WebsterNow the Kotthoff's know who's tried to burn down their home.Thomas and Patti Kotthoff knew their Mankato home was under attack, but they couldn't figure out from who. Twice in June someone tried to burn the place down, first with a gasoline-fed fire in a window box, then a ... More >>
Glued to the highway? News to me, says the woman who scooped the cat off the pavement.
More Than Lights release their ambitious debut using familiar underground tactics Twin Citians appreciate most.
How do you make a name for your suburban bar in the Twin Cities? Display the Whizzinator of a former Minnesota Viking.
When Jesse Piotrowski was awoken by the sound of a woman crying for help in Mankato Tuesday morning, he found a woman on the ground being attacked by two rottweilers.
His new record, Us, will hit stores September 22.
An area beef jerky company has sued its CEO, accusing him of using the company to exact revenge on his father. Just, wow.
If you weren't teabagging someone yesterday, you're probably missing out on something that is sweeping the nation.
Once you grope, you just can't stop.
Tip for the candidate: be a hot country singer
Meet the top enlisted soldier—and top lunchroom monitor—who's battling to dislodge Gil Gutknecht
Classic summer reading comes to life in your own back yard
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The Minneapolis Police Department brings honor back to the trading-card business
After a century of hoarding American Indian remains, scientists are being forced to return their specimens. But the bodies may not go back into the ground without a fight.
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