Al-Shabaab's latest recruitment video features the stories of three men who traveled from Minneapolis to Somalia for jihad.All three men left for Somalia in 2007 or 2008 and were dead within two years.SEE ALSO: Military contractor reportedly proposed "psy-ops" against Mpls Somali's "extremist" websi ... More >>
Now that driving a Segway while boozed is legal, who's free this weekend?SEE ALSO: Dashboard cam shows Wisconsin man getting arrested for driving lawn mower while drunk [VIDEO]Just kidding. It'll be way too cold for that.
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Photos by Nikki MillerTed Nugent August 7, 2011 Medina Entertainment Center Ted Nugent's incantations are amusing, even charming, the first, second, third, even fourth go-round. But by the end, for fuck's sake. It's like listening to your drunk uncle complain about your aunt's bad cooking fo ... More >>
Photos by Denis Jeong PlasterApril is continuing to roar by us at a steady clip, and this past weekend our local scene was so bustling that we had to export some of our musicians out to Indio, California before the whole town overflowed.
Photos by Nikki MillerCinderella April 16, 2011 Medina Entertainment Center I have zero nostalgia for this band. Not an ounce. The exposure I had to Cinderella's era of music - hair metal I guess they call it? - was by way of my cousin Shawn. I think she drove an Olds Toronado and had a copy ... More >>
Four day weekend? Totally! Just call into work on Monday and Tuesday! Why? Because Justin Townes Earle is playing First Avenue on Monday! And you know you wanna get ass-drunk for that show. After all, he'll probably be, right?
Photo by B FRESHAfter returning home from a month-long adventure in Ghana (and being featured in City Page's Year in Music review) filmmaker Justin Schell and artist M.anifest sat down with Gimme Noise to discuss the impact of their experiences, life-changing interactions with M.anifest's grandfa ... More >>
From beginning to end, 2010 has kept us busy running from venue to venue in pursuit of some phenomenal live music. Gimme Noise's team of writers and photographers fanned out across the Twin Cities to catch as many shows as we could, and each of us ended up with our own diverse and distinctive lis ... More >>
Given our proximity to an abundance of casino venues, the popularity of state and county fairs, big summer festivals in every neck of the woods (and on lakes and in fields), and the recent influx of urban and suburban Western-themed bars, it's no surprise we've seen plenty of great country ac ... More >>
Nice day for a white collar crime wedding.Talk about your modern romance. Yesterday, Denny Hecker had a meeting with his lawyers at the U.S. Attorney's offices in Minneapolis, when there was a knock on the door. It was Rev. Peter Geisendorfer-Lindgren, the pastor who has been helping Hecker ... More >>
Denny Hecker and Christi Rowan: Money changes everything.Christi Rowan, who once got to share in all manner of Denny Hecker's bling as his live-in girlfriend, is now battling eviction from his stately McMansion out in Medina. The former auto dealer magnate, meanwhile, awaits sentencing on fe ... More >>
For my 30th birthday weekend, I plan to do what any 60-year-old worth their weight in mashed potatoes would do. While my friends attend underground shows and record store appearances with the rest of the children of the baby boom and beyond, I will be squirming in my seat with excitement over ... More >>
Whitney MacMillan has more money than you do. A lot more.When it comes to the really, really rich folks, few can touch the likes the Bill Gates. The Microsoft founder is now worth a mind-boggling $54 billion, according to the latest Forbes 400 list But here in Minnesota we have some bona fid ... More >>
Photo by Nikki MillerNitty Gritty Dirt Band at the Medina, March 2010Country music fans possessing abundant wealth - be sure to check out Tim McGraw (Saturday 8/28 7:30, $37-67) and Carrie Underwood (Tuesday 8/31 7:30, $39-59), both playing the Grandstand during the initial days of the State Fair ... More >>
A judge calls Denny Hecker a flight riskPoor Denny Hecker. His auto empire's kaput. The guy's in bankruptcy up to his eyeballs and his toys are all gone. The feds are coming after him on some major league fraud charges. He wears a court-ordrered tracking device around his ankle. And now h ... More >>
The flat panel televisions, the furniture, the pool and ping pong tables that almost got carted away to help pay off Denny Hecker's creditors? They'll get the cash instead, thanks to some unnamed friends with $15,000 worth of expendable income who came forward with the cash at the last minute ... More >>
Failed auto dealer Denny Hecker's girlfriend, Christi Rowan, pleaded guilty to bankruptcy and fraud charges Tuesday afternoon in federal court. She admitted she lied under oath in Hecker's $767 million bankruptcy case about earning more than $150,000 a year. She also admitted lying about he ... More >>
Denny Hecker's girlfriend, Christi Rowan, has evidently been making life hard for the court-appointeed trustee in his $767 million bankruptcy case. Court documents say she's not allowing the trustee's lawyer and an auctioneer into the couple's Medina estate. They're looking for furniture, a ... More >>
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band hearken back to a time when folk/country rock was pouring out of California and everyone was covering everyone else and especially covering Dylan.
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They went through hell in Mogadishu. But for 17-year-old Mohamed Abdullahi and other Somali immigrants, in Minneapolis it's still an uphill climb.
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