Joseph Wajda's house is a mess. Even from the front doorway, I can see stacks of yellow newspapers, unopened mail, and fast-food ketchup packets -- trash on top of trash that's accumulated in the kitchen and rotted over the years. It's March and I'm working on a profile of another former priest who ... More >>
Melissa Bachman (no relation to that other M. Bachmann) is just a Minnesota girl. She grew up hunting foxes, ducks, and deer with her family in Paynesville, and after graduating from St. Cloud State University in 2006, she writes on her website, she "dreamed of a way to hunt for a living." See Also ... More >>
Iowa state senator Kent Sorenson served as Michele Bachmann's state campaign chair during her presidential run -- right up until he daggered her days before the Iowa caucus and threw his support behind Ron Paul.RELATED: Surprise! Michele Bachmann's attorney blames media for Iowa ethics scandal Switc ... More >>
Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe doesn't appear to be having any problems keeping himself occupied during the off season so far. Kluwe is writing a book that will be on shelves this summer, titled Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies, a reference to the censored version of his originally quite vulg ... More >>
After 42 years, the same-sex marriage debate in Minnesota might finally come to a close
Chris Kluwe's year of winning continues -- weeks after playing a key role in defeating Minnesota's proposed same-sex marriage ban, the Vikings punter has been named Salon's Sexiest Man of 2012.Salon's eccentric Sexiest Men list is about "real men" who represent "more than Ryan Seacrest gross and gen ... More >>
It was a combination of talent, hard work and an online boost from celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton that helped singer/songwriter Eric Hutchinson launch his career. After releasing his debut album Sounds Like This independently, Hutchinson signed with Warner Bros. Records and has recorded a new ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Chris Kluwe to Emmett Burns: Gay marriage "won't magically turn you into a lustful cockmonster"-- Chris Kluwe says politician is "literally an asshole" for anti-gay marriage stance-- Chris Kluwe coins "turdsloth" while defending Crossfit on GawkerYesterday, Rush Limbaugh devoted a few mi ... More >>
Gruesome crime scenes in dollhouses train homicide detectives
Jon Flatland worked as a reporter, columnist, editor, and newspaper owner for 28 years, most recently as managing editor of the newspaper in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota. He won numerous awards for his "work," including an award for best humor column last year from the North Dakota Newspaper Assoc ... More >>
Guy Fieri features Nye's on the Food Network's hit show tonightNye's Polonaise Room is being featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives tonight.The famed local establishment can add tonight's appearance on the Food Network's hit show to a long list of press accolades, including appearances on Good M ... More >>
By Andy Mannix and Mike Mullen This week began with a bit of news that finally gives cause to celebrate the Minnesota Vikings: Since 2000, the Vikings are leading all other NFL teams in arrests. This was too good to be ignored, or judged on its face. So City Pages has gone deeper, investigating ... More >>
Bachmann got lots of small contributions, and a handful of big ones.As of June 30, Michele Bachmann's campaign warchest had about $3.7 million in it, $2 million of which she rolled over from her own political action committee. That still means Bachmann for President raised about $1.7 million in a ... More >>
Island NimbusHIV infections are down in Minnesota.Last month the Minnesota Department of Health released some sobering numbers about the increase in reported cases of sexually transmitted diseases including chlamydia and syphilis. Today, there's better news on a similar front: The number of new ... More >>
Another dull history lesson
Beth Schapiro responds to "Weird Science"
Beth SchapiroThis week's cover story takes a look at research conducted by the Atlanta-based Schapiro Group, which claims to track incidents of juvenile prostitution. The problem is that the claim is based on a seriously flawed methodology--the numbers presented to news outlets as hard statistic ... More >>
Image from Madieu Williams FoundationThe Vikings safety is a bit of good news in a pretty bad seasonIt hasn't exactly been a stellar season for the Vikings. First there was Brett Favre Penisgate. Then Randy Moss's bizarre self-interview. Then Coach Brad Childress got kicked to the can. And over t ... More >>
Fake "Jim" Beau PereginoMichele Bachmann's "Jim the Election Guy," featured in TV ads accusing Tarryl Clark of wanting to tax Minnesotans to death, isn't really named Jim, and he isn't from the 6th congressional district. He isn't even from Minnesota.
The effort to organize local latte-slingers could hurt the ailing chain
The Lutheran church struggles with its policy on homosexuality and the meaning of "all God's children"
Minnesota was the first state to ban equity stripping. So why is it still happening?
D.C. lifer George Pelecanos writes about murder, drug feuds, riots, dog-fighting—and also a little violence
First Nuzhat Haneef was a secular Pakistani. Next, she was a devout Muslim. Now she's a single, 53-year-old apostate--and she's not happy about it.
How Minnesota philanthropist and developer Henry McKnight's utopian vision of suburbia became a blueprint for modern exurban nightmares
Online Exclusive: The new book by CP contributor Elaine Cassel details the U.S. government's war on terror and on its own citizens
We see the VHS tapes on our shelves and we want to smash them! Or, the brighter side of planned obsolescence in the field of home entertainment
Looking for an independent station on the FM dial where passionate DJs pick all their own songs? Guess what: It's been around for 82 years.
A celebrity candidate joins the race for the MPD chief's job
The Minneapolis police team up with Target to keep an electronic eye on the corporation's corner
Why We Should All Give Up on the Democrats: A Polemical Essay
Did GOP delegates destroy their nominee's chances?
Critics say the Animal Humane Society's method of dispatching the unadoptable is cruel. It's certainly becoming unusual.
Trans Am crosses the sentiments of a low-budget skin film with the sound of Rush processed through an Atari 2600
Hollywood shifts to the slopes for another week of reeling opportunities
The annual case of contagious hype and acquisitions mania at the Sundance Film Festival
Minneapolis police say the chase that ended in the deaths of two bystanders on I-94 was by-the-book. Some other cities are throwing out that book.
The independent counsel has put his foot in it again--and this time he may have destroyed his case.
Alumni of the Gore campaign money machine include an Energy Department staffer who turned the department's multibillion-dollar toxic-waste cleanup fund into a political pork barrel.
Paul Wellstone, the Senate's most liberal member, has called the deal "a budget without a soul." Yet even Wellstone refuses to break with Clinton, for he fails to offer a systemic analysis of how it came to be.
Cocaine, Tuna, and Free Trade
Rising repression means escalating tensions at Oak Park Heights, the state's only maximum-security prison.
Candice Roark was a healthy 20-year-old when she was sent to the Persian Gulf in 1991. Now she has a pacemaker, fainting spells, and a lot of unanswered questions about what made her and thousands of other soldiers sick.