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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
It wasn't that long ago that medicine declared a victory over infectious disease. Now a raft of new and mutating bugs are at the door, and a declining public health system is in no shape to fight them.