A bizarre new ad blasting homosexuality and using all kinds of weird religious language has been making the rounds in Minnesota's regional newspapers over the past few weeks. The ad, flagged by the Minnesota news site The Column, ran in print earlier this month and online last week. From the myst ... More >>
A study put together by The Hill concludes that Minnesota is the second-most liberal state in the country, only behind Washington.The Hill cites Minnesota's history of supporting Democratic presidential candidates and the DFL's control of the legislature, among other factors, as reasons the state is ... More >>
A pair of recent studies relating to sex haven't reflected well on the residents of the Land of 10,000 Lakes.SEE ALSO: Coffee shop first date live-tweeted by City Pages blogger The first, published a couple of months ago, concluded that Minnesota men have relatively small penises. [Insert joke about ... More >>
There was a lot to like about yesterday's nail-biter of a Vikings game, but one aspect might have marred the experience: The awful fans of Baltimore, Maryland.That's according to Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson, who took to Twitter shortly after yesterday's game to declare Ravens fans "the ... More >>
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Minnesotans have the 39th "largest" penises out of the 50 states in 'Murica, according to a study put together by Condomania, an online business which bills itself as the county's first condom store.SEE ALSO: North Dakota tries to market itself as hookup haven, fails Looking for something a little l ... More >>
Hold on to your seats fellow Twin Citians and get ready for an event of Thompsonesque proportions. On Thursday, July 18, Maryland's Flying Dog Brewery will be heading on over to St. Paul's The Happy Gnome to throw a party in honor of one of their most revered patrons, the late "Dr." Hunter S. Thomps ... More >>
In an announcement made yesterday, Caribou Coffee Company, Inc., based in Minneapolis, has made the decision to close 80 of its lower-performing stores across the country, including at least two in the metro area. In addition to the store closings, Caribou will rebrand another 88 locations ... More >>
All those dogs running around Lake Calhoun in the warmer months are deceiving: Relative to the rest of the country, not that many Minnesotans own a pet.See Also:- Internet Cat Video Film Festival purrs into Minnesota- Lily the black bear gives birth to two cubs live on webcam [VIDEO]- Minnesota's la ... More >>
This must be a little awkward for Emmett Burns Jr. Earlier today, Chris Kluwe received an "official citation" in the mail from the Maryland General Assembly, honoring the Vikings punter for his "work in standing up for the equality of all." See Also: Chris Kluwe 'Lustful Cockmonster' T-shirts for ... More >>
Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe will be joining singer/songwriter Jonatha Brooke on stage for at least one song at the Dakota Jazz Theater tonight for the Music For Marriage Equality benefit concert.See Also:The Dakota to host Music For Marriage Equality benefit Chris Kluwe sticks up for gay m ... More >>
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Straight up: I love MTV, and I hate MTV, but mostly I can't believe that MTV is still alive and kicking at 30, i.e. the age when it's definitely time to quit wearing sports jerseys, settle into a semi-permanent career, and move out of mom and dad's crib. Wags have been predicting the station's de ... More >>
The Wisconsin legislature is circulating a proposal to make the cream puff their state dessert, which got me to thinking: Why doesn't Minnesota have a state dessert? Our state fruit (the Honeycrisp apple), state grain (wild rice), and state mushroom (the morel) all seem to be relevant sourc ... More >>
Martin CathraeWhy did 200 cows drop dead on a Wisconsin farm?Add this to the list of spooky animal deaths this month: 200 cows have up and died of causes unknown in Stockton, Wis. There's also no explanation yet as to why thousands of blackbirds fell dead out of the sky in Arkansas on New Year's ... More >>
Minnesota schools earn a "C" grade.Minnesota earned a "C" grade and was ranked 36th overall by Education Week in its latest state-by-state survey of K-12 public schools, "Quality Counts." That's no better than the national average. So we're that kid that everyone says could get better grades ... More >>
Chuck Wiger wants you to hang up and drive.It's already illegal in Minnesota to drive and access the web or text using your smart phone. If state Sen. Chuck Wigel has his druthers, it's going to be against the law to talk on a cell phone and drive, too -- even if you're using a hands-free device. ... More >>
Time to start building up the winter layer of fat. For warmth.The end of the State Fair and last week's unseasonably chilly weather have led us to acknowledge the painful fact that summer is on the way out--and along with the exit of evening daylight and flip-flops comes the closing of our fa ... More >>
Photo: Miss ColleenCaptionIf your commute to work or your car-pool to the soccer field feels more and more like a forced march over battle-scarred terrain, you're not imagining things. A new study says our highways are in worse condition than ever. More and more drivers are crammed onto them ... More >>
Credit: Heart of OakRobert Richard Thurner and his brother face conspiracy to possess charges.You could suck a kilo of coke up your snout over the course of a lifetime; the question is, would you really want to? Robert Richard Thurner insists that's his intention. Of course, the fact that he ... More >>
Photo: DEA via WikipediaHere, chew on thisA 37-year-old Maryland man was arrested over the weekend at Chicago's O'Hare Airport after luggage inspectors discovered he was trying to smuggle about 80 pounds of khat that he later told interrogators was destined for the Somali community in Minneap ... More >>
We're going to avoid cliches here folks. We are not going to talk, for example, about the stiff competition.
Rabbi says Christian salt reflects, at best, ignorance.
The Daily Show's Jon Stewart took his own shot at Minnesota, at least sort of complimenting us as being one of the "smart state ... More >>
More information has been released about the murder of William L. Smith, the nephew of Gopher basket ... More >>
From the constipated turncoat to the pathetic token to the veepstakes hopefuls. And about those hopefuls: Is McCain confused, or just toying with them (and us)?
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Here, via Wonkette, are some exit poll numbers on US Senate races--none from Minnesota, however--published at the New Republic's blog, The Plank. As TNR blogger Ryan Lizza notes, they come from two sources but "seem too pro-Dem to be true." To be taken with a block of salt and all that. For what it' ... More >>
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