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 >>
St. Paul police are taking a fresh look into allegations a computer that used to be the property of the Reverend Jon Shelley contained pornographic images of children.RELATED: Priest reportedly approached young men at Barnes & Noble, asked, "Are you fucking horny?"The case was closed last week, ... More >>
During a speech on the House floor in March, Michele Bachmann, referring to the possibility people who rely on their spouses or families for health care might lose their coverage as Obamacare is implemented, offered up this slab of preposterousness:"That's why we're here because we're saying let's r ... More >>
Earlier today, Michele Bachmann addressed an adoring throng at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland -- an event she no doubt falsely characterized as "the best party of the year!"At the conclusion of her speech, Bachmann presented the award for "Blogger of the Year." It disappoin ... More >>
Vikings punter Chris Kluwe isn't gay, but now he's the next best thing: An honorary gay.SEE ALSO: Chris Kluwe is Salon's Sexiest Man of 2012Kluwe and his fellow NFL-playing gay-marriage crusader, Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo, have been named GQ's "Honorary Gays of the Year."
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 >>
Now that the election is finally over, we checked back with Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, the subject of our October 24 cover story, "Game Changer," to get his thoughts on the results. In the weeks leading up to November 6, Kluwe became arguably the most interesting part of the battle over ... More >>
Richard Carlbom's fiance just had the best birthday party ever. Around 1:45 a.m., Carlbom -- campaign manager of Minnesotans United for All Families -- addressed an exhausted crowd at the RiverCentre in St. Paul, claiming victory over an amendment that would have constitutionally banned gay marria ... More >>
Vikings punter pries open the last closet in America: major league sports
Ten years together is a big feat for any band, but to have most of those years be your formative ones is an even bigger feat. Baltimore, Maryland's All Time Low formed while the members were still in high school and began touring full-time right after graduation, earning respect through hard work an ... More >>
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has vowed to donate $10 million of his personal fortune to political causes, including gay marriage ballot initiatives, around the country by election day. Yesterday, that pledge came to Minnesota.See Also:- Watch Chris Kluwe debate a chair streaming live tonigh ... More >>
Plus, high school mural and police brutality start a flurry of controversy
SEE ALSO: Chris Kluwe says politician is "literally an asshole" for anti-gay marriage stanceLast week, Vikings punter Chris Kluwe said Maryland Delegate Emmett C. Burns Jr. (D-Baltimore County) is "literally an asshole" for writing a letter demanding that Baltimore Ravens ownership silence linebac ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Chris Kluwe to Deadspin: The Vikings don't suck, you do-- Chris Kluwe coins "turdsloth" while defending Crossfit on Gawker-- Chris Kluwe blasts Saints for Bountygate scandal [Q&A]Same-sex marriage may be a polarizing issue both here in Minnesota and nationally, but Vikings punter and ... More >>
Minnesota residents no longer have to take a trek out to National Harbor, Maryland, to visit a Peeps & Company retail store: a new location has opened right in the Mall of America.
Granite City Food & Brewery has purchased the net assets of seven Cadillac Ranch restaurants, the company announced Friday. That includes the Cadillac Ranch All American Restaurant Bar & Grill in the Mall of America.
This, for those of you who have forgotten, is what money looks like.Hey, Forbes -- maybe it was a "banner year" for the richest people in the United States, but how 'bout a little something for the rest of us? Minnesota's income dropped about $1,000 per household in 2010, according to a new data ... More >>
Circle Pines, seen here, is more perfect than all but two suburbs.Circle Pines has 5,047 people living in it, and one new reason to be proud of itself: It's the third "most perfect" suburb in the United States. That's according to CNBC, which put out a list of the top 10 desirous city-adjacent to ... More >>
Beth Schapiro responds to "Weird Science"
As a song title, "Kush" isn't exactly original; but neither was "Under Pressure," come to think of it now. The title of former speaks directly to producer/rapper/legend Dr. Dre's great theme: smoking copious quantities of great, dank weed. That may be why "Kush" is slated to be the first single f ... More >>
The Year of Our Lord 2011 is shaping up to be an awesome year for long-awaited album releases, isn't it? Gang of Four! Gregg Allman! Wire! Wanda Jackson! Cake! A P.J. Harvey auto-harp album, even! But Gimme Noise is most stoked for Fiona Apple's as-yet-untitled fourth LP, of which we've yet to he ... More >>
Play-by-play announcer opens up about his past and future
Whatever these two have percolating on their digital 4-track machines is gonna have to be enough to sate AC fanatics until the group emerges from a self-imposed break.
Tittsworth talks to Gimme Noise before his first-ever visit to Minneapolis tonight.
Did you hear the Republicans are building a smoking section at the Xcel Center?
Three new west metro restaurants help diners break away from the national chains
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.
The Minneapolis police team up with Target to keep an electronic eye on the corporation's corner
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Forget that riding mower and get a lawn that just needs burning every so often
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