Ireland announced earlier this week that the country will get rid of a corporate loophole scheme that allows American companies to skirt billions in tax revenue. In our October 1 cover story, Chris Parker broke down the way in which Medtronic's purchase of Covidien, an Irish medical device maker, ... More >>
Snowden with Story of the Sea Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis Monday, February 25, 2013"Long time no see, Minneapolis!" Snowden's lead singer/guitarist (and sole constant member), Jordan Jeffares exclaimed. The now three-piece band got Monday night going with "Black Eyes" from their moody, atmo ... More >>
Valentines Day week has arrived! Whether you plan on celebrating Valentines Day with a special someone, alone, or with your multiple cats, be sure to check out Lucy Michelle & The Velvet Lapelles' Greatest Valentines Mixtape show at the Cedar Cultural Center. On Friday synth-pop band Usonia rele ... More >>
Last year, 80,000 people gathered around the St. Paul Cathedral to watch international athletes tear down the city's streets on skates, slam into each other, hurtle over drops, and generally jockey to win the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship.Now, just in time for the event to return for its s ... More >>
Modernist Cuisine"The cookbook to end all cookbooks." -David ChangCopies of what is surely the most epic cookbook of the contemporary world--the six-volume, 2,438-page, 39.5 pound, five-years-in-the-making Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking--are currently on their way to the ha ... 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 >>
Fried onion blossoms...molecular gastronomy...what would you add?
Tomorrow is April Fools Day and the world is probably ending. Computers infected with a virus will join forces and destroy everything in their path. Get ready for it.
Writer-director Judd Apatow gets personal
Shadowrun is fresh and exciting—and on its way to being obsolete
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An early multiplayer test of the game has fans atwitter
The year in unfair shares
Stephanie and Kelly Kinnunen didn't quit their jobs, sell off their worldly possessions, and move into a motel in order to launch a new magazine about patio furniture
Mayor of Bogota, NJ, offended by Spanish-language billboard, husband and wife in Kansas run for same House seat, bid late and win big at eBay, make your own Chewbacca puppet, really expensive domain names, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Texas college bans MySpace, psychologists make greak stock brokers, an Apple insert from a 1984 Newsweek, a six-toed kitten, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
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MNSpeak and Fimoculous founder Rex Sorgatz speaks tech trends
Microsoft suffers Office legal setback, Americans are spending everything they're making, water balloons in zero gravity, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
The FBI has the 9/11 black boxes, the Pentagon spies on student groups, how to make a tampon angel, V8 snow blowers, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Gluing genitals, digitizing books, breeding hybrids, the least reputable charities, the Minnesota blog of the day and more...
Shortly after news came that A Prairie Home Companion would leave St. Paul (more links here), the following arrived in our email from "Prairie Ho" blogger Rex Sorgatz, who runs the essential MNSpeak: "Hello friends, ...this is a pre-emptive note to hopefully tell you before you hear it elsewhere: Ye ... More >>
High school band director in hot water with Charlie Daniels, the right to dissent rescinded in North Carolina Wal-Marts, a folksie "Baby Got Back," the Minnesota blog of the day and more...
THESE DAYS A submerged island that could be the source of the Atlantis myth was hit by a large earthquake and tsunami 12,000 years ago, a geologist has discovered. Oil expert Craig Smith predicts gas prices will skyrocket next year, jumping to five bucks a gallon. Apple took too long to file a pa ... More >>
Forbes Magazine's 20 richest, rounded in billions 1. William Gates III US 46.5 (Microsoft)2. Warren Buffett US 44.0 (investments)3. Lakshmi Mittal India 25.0 (steel)4. Carlos Slim Helu Mexico 23.8 (telecom)5. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Saudi Arabia 23.7 (investments)6. Ingvar Kamprad Sweden 23.0 ( ... More >>
You could buy David Bowie's Hours via Internet download. But why would you want to?
CitySearch prepares to replace Sidewalk with something more concrete
Bootleg basher Microsoft puts the kibosh on local computer resellers
Microsoft Sidewalk unveils a national revamp and shifts its emphasis from entertainment listings to pure commerce
Can the AARP be forever young?
Replacing campus messages from student groups with commercial ads is just one more example of the UM's newfound emphasis on mimicking private-sector methods.
What is it about Ted Canova that keeps drawing fire from women at WCCO-TV?