The advocates of medical marijuana wiped their eyes and came out swinging hard Tuesday in this anti-Gov. Mark Dayton ad campaign. It features Angela Garin of St. Paul and her five-year son Paxton, who suffers daily from seizures. Garin is one of several mothers in recent months who've rallied for le ... More >>
DJ Sidereal has opened for Macklemore and B.O.B., played Paid Dues and the Vans Warped Tour and beaten brain cancer all before being legally old enough to buy a scratch-off. The 17-year-old is spending his last summer before his final year of high school releasing new music and building his buzz the ... More >>
A billboard recently erected in Moorhead has left some Chamber of Commerce officials with bunched panties.SEE ALSO: North Dakota tries to market itself as hookup haven, fails The plain-looking billboard (visible above), bought and paid for by the Greater North Dakota Chamber of Commerce, simply says ... More >>
Minnesota hospitals are increasingly picking up the tab for our rising health care costs.In 2011, they covered $509.5 million in uncompensated treatment, according to a new Minnesota Hospital Association report that tracks how 144 hospitals and health systems in the state spend their considerable ... More >>
A month after New York City approved a ban on sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces, Duluth-based St. Luke's Hospital has taken the next step and is banning the sale of all sugary drinks on hospital premises. SEE ALSO:-- MN Blue Cross' new anti-obesity ads spark controversy: Do they shame fat people? ... 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 >>
Law enforcement officials have a rare ability to get in trouble, again and again, and keep their jobs.Consider a few recent examples -- St. Paul officer Jesse Zilge was filmed kicking a helpless suspect in the chest late last month, but is already back at work. This year alone, Minneapolis officer B ... More >>
Despite the cold, this weekend is filled with tons of free stuff to do. For example, after taking a year off the Art Shanty Project is returning to Medicine Lake with shanties offering fashion, live music, sports, family activities, and more each Saturday and Sunday through early February. Looki ... More >>
The Human Rights Campaign assessed companies' GLBT-friendlinessThe Human Rights Campaign Foundation has released a study measuring hundreds of companies' friendliness to gay employees. If their survey is any indication, Minnesota companies tend to do well by their GLBT employees. Thirteen Mi ... More >>
Jerry Kill finally got some good news this morning.Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill is having a rough year. In his first season with the Gophers, Kill's team is 1-6, with colossal losses against Big Ten rivals and embarrassing failures against minor football schools.Much more important, the lo ... More >>
Americans cannot get enough technology, from wall-sized televisions that play movies to handheld gadgets that play very small movies. But even the technology field can't avoid getting caught up and tossed around in the tide of the recession.Minnesota lost 2,900 technology jobs in 2010, with the m ... More >>
Jerry Kill will take "some time" off to treat his seizures.Jerry Kill will seek treatment at Mayo Clinic for his seizures, which have continued to reoccur since he suffered one on the sidelines at the end of Minnesota's game against San Diego State.Last week, Kill announced that he'd had somethin ... More >>
Joe Mauer is out for the year with pneumonia.Joe Mauer's bad luck continues. Mauer is out for the rest of the season with pneumonia, bringing an early end to his worst season with the Twins. The team's on its way to its worst record in more than a decade, so Mauer's sitting out the last 23 games ... More >>
Is it a health drink? An alcoholic beverage? It depends on who you ask.
Minneapolis is the most resilient U.S. city, no thanks to state politicians.Minneapolis-St. Paul is the most resilient big city in the country, and the third most resilient metro area of any kind. The metro area is more likely than any other American city to bounce back from a recession, natural ... More >>
Is laughter really the best medicine?
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 >>
WikiHarmon Killebrew has been diagnosed with cancer.Sad news today for Twins fans, and baseball fans in general: Harmon Killebrew is battling esophageal cancer. In a statement, he called his condition serious, while remaining optimistic about his chances for recovery in the hands of Mayo Cl ... More >>
Duluth's synthetic-pot ban also outlaws hemp clothing and VapoRub?While California appears on the verge of legalizing real marijuana, Duluth just got itself sued for trying to ban fake marijuana. Duluth became the first city in Minnesota to ban the popular legal smokes in August, over the ob ... More >>
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The Wedge staff recommends Unpeeled's Spicy Mojito flavorLast week, local retailers pulled bottles of the fermented tea kombucha from their shelves after the federal government issued a warning about its alcohol content. Kombucha is marketed as a nonalcoholic beverage, which means the alcohol con ... More >>
He called Canada a "Third World Country" when it comes to medicine and is campaigning against Obamacare.
Brock Lesnar today appeared on ESPN Sportscenter to address his longstanding mystery illness and the timeline for his return to the UFC.
UFC President Dana White is declining comment, which can't be a good thing.
Twin Cities musician finds new life through social networking
Sometimes, virtual friends and followers can turn out to be flesh-and-blood lifesavers.
Lesnar is scheduled to visit the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester early next week. His future as a fighter remains uncertain.
The heavyweight fighter is down for the count after collapsing in Canada.
The heavyweight champ is fighting an intestinal illness that may claim his UFC career.
When President Obama spoke at the Target Center in Minneapolis Saturday, one supporter in the crowd got one heck of a shoutout. So who is this guy?
Who are the local hot shots on Twitter?
Is bad economy leading to serious depression?
Finish with dessert at Stockholm Pie Company—pie so good you'll cry
Governor Tim Pawlenty may have vetoed the legislation, but that hasn't stopped women from being surrogates
Mark Dayton is counting the days to his D.C. exodus
If there were a problem with a life-saving medical device implanted in your heart, someone would tell you, right? Tom Hatch thought so. He was wrong.
Quito Ziegler takes her freedom ride photos on the road
Suppose one of the great lost American photo collections were sitting in a basement in Bloomington...
One thing is certain: Roy Hagen killed his wife with a single blast from a 12-gauge shotgun. After that, the story gets a whole lot murkier.
Freeze-drying: It's not just for pets anymore
Two years after picking billions of dollars out of Big Tobacco's pocket, state officials are still having trouble polishing their next trick: Figuring out how to spend it
Wings sprinkled with fairy dust. Free-falling sex. A bite that can kill. Meet Minnesota's favorite insect -- and the men who adore it.
Richard Iglewski's sense of play and artistry extend from Shakespearean drama to Eastern music