The management of the Menards in Richfield isn't thrilled about the proposed design of a Taco Bell that plans to move in next door, alleging it looks cheap and isn't up to the high standards set by the recently redesigned Menards and other nearby businesses.SEE ALSO: Man arrested for drunkenly hitti ... More >>
New details about the Steven Johnson murder case have emerged, and as you'd expect from what we already know, they're extremely chilling and disturbing.SEE ALSO: Chuck Grassley, Iowa Senator, compares smoking pot to murder, rape, and child abuse Johnson, 34, murdered his wife, Manya -- a Target emp ... More >>
We at City Pages have never worked in the letter delivery business, so we'll just have to imagine the temptation that accompanies the job every day. Like when you're strapped for cash, and you just know those envelopes are lousy with in-store rewards cards. According to the U.S Attorney's Office:
SEE ALSO:-- Thom Pertler, Carlton County Attorney, arrested for DUI months after drunk-teaching fiasco-- Thom Pertler, Carlton County Attorney, quits teaching gig after showing up to class drunkToday, details have emerged about the circumstances of Carlton County Attorney Thom Pertler's Tuesday afte ... More >>
Last year, 17.7 percent of blacks living in the Twin Cities were unemployed. That's significantly down from 21 percent in 2010, but still high enough to earn our metro a dubious distinction -- the unemployment gap between blacks and whites in the Twin Cities is higher than any other major metro in t ... More >>
By Andrew OlsonRelated:Duluth flood updates: Low, Charlie Parr, & Trampled by TurtlesOver the past few years, I restored my basement into a great "man cave" of a music room. Sure, basements in Duluth have a reputation for dampness, but I thought I could beat Mother Nature. That is, until the ... More >>
700 black employees alleged Menards discriminated against them.Menards has agreed to pay about $1 million to black employees in the Midwest who claim they were passed over for promotions because of their race. Letters will be sent to the 700 former and current Menards employees affected by the ru ... More >>
Drunks, among other things, did away with the dim sum. After opening in 2006, Jun Bo established a reputation as a favorite Chinese restaurant, particularly for its dim sum brunches. But its late-night weekend hours--3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays--and alleged lax approach to alcohol service ... More >>
Menards mayhem: Great TV.The woman caught on tape going ballistic at a Wisconsin Menards on Black Friday is going to be a TV star. It also sounds like she's a person of interest to Grand Chute police, who expect to make an arrest in the case pretty soon. They haven't released her name.
Not saving big money at Menards.We thought the cretin in Wisconsin who knocked over the 100-year-old Wal-Mart greeter took the prize for Most Depraved Shopper in the traditional post-Thanksgiving retail orgy. But that was before we saw video of the insane shopper at Menards.
A pioneer in gourmet potato chips!Coming across a bag of Rachel's potato chips last weekend was like finding an old friend: Naming biases aside, I think the chips--one of the first "gourmet" potato chip brands--are a great product. Though somehow I couldn't remember the last time I'd had a ba ... More >>
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The 1997 Tongue-on-the-Flagpole Awards