That massive hole in the ground in downtown Minneapolis is well on its way to becoming the new Vikings Stadium. Watch for yourself in this Minnesota Public Radio time-lapse video that was created using photographs from the Vikings' website. In only 99 days the team has gone from hosting a game to s ... More >>
The day's early hours can be make-or-break for radio. When sleepy commuters roll out of their beds and into their cars, many stations try to connect via a bawdy, prank phone-calling, zoo-style show. But at 89.3 the Current, The Morning Show co-hosts Steve Seel and Jill Riley have created a subtler m ... More >>
A bicyclist sustained a severe head injury after colliding with a car during a race in downtown Minneapolis Saturday. Shaina Briscoe, 28, an avid cyclist and volunteer for 89.3 The Current, has been unconscious and in intensive care since the accident. Shaina is a loud advocate for bike safety, an ... More >>
Oh, the fantastic synergy of Minnesota Public Radio's Wits is back for another star-packed season. With the mix of big-time actors and musicians with the seasoned players and host John Moe, it's like Saturday Night Live, but held on Friday (or even Thursday), and recorded for radio!As is expected, t ... More >>
See Also: Meet the Minnesota Vikings All-Arrested team Adrian Peterson arrest in Houston It's no secret that the Minnesota Vikings have a hard time staying out of trouble off the field. As we reported last year, between fights, DUIs, driving into traffic officers, and the infamous Sex Boat Scanda ... More >>
Minnesota is in the middle of the pack when it comes to the potential for government corruption, according to a new study by the Center for Public Integrity, Public Radio International, and Global Integrity.The study, called the State Integrity Investigation, gave Minnesota a D grade, which rank ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenIncoming City Pages music editor Reed FischerAs we near the end of 2011, big changes are in the air for Gimme Noise and the City Pages music section. After holding down the position of music editor for almost four years, I've decided to pursue an opportunity outside the company ... More >>
Alan Moore, Louis C.K., Bethany Larson, and more
Want this stadium? Fine, just keep dumping quarters in that slot machine.As of this morning, Minneapolis is a city with one professional football team, and zero casinos. Some day soon, that could be the other way around.The new push for a special session to finance the Vikings stadium in Arden Hi ... More >>
Amina Ali knew she was supporting al-Shabaab; that much is certain. What her trial will determine is what she knew about al-Shabaab.These revelations came during yesterday's opening statements in the case of Ali and Hawo Hassan, two Rochester women on trial in U.S. District Court in St. ... More >>
Michael Hansen, imprisoned for six years, is now freed for good.Michael Hansen is a free man, for good, after the Douglas County Attorney's Office dropped all charges against the man who spent six years in prison for allegedly killing his own infant daughter. Hansen was freed in mid-August, and h ... More >>
CNN, USA Today, and other media organizations got fooled
All aboard for St. Paul?Congress has 60 days to approve funding for its half of the $957 million cost of a light rail line linking Minneapolis to St. Paul. The clock was set in motion when the Federal Transit Administration sent the approved Full Funding Grant Agreement to Capitol Hill, the ... More >>
In search of the best meal on wheels
Tripp Emmer smiles over an unconscious girl with male genitalia drawn on her face and arms.Last night, Fox9 repeatedly showed photos that City Pages ran last week of a beer-lubricated party involving Tripp Emmer, as well as a shot of him smiling over a passed out girl with penises drawn on her fa ... More >>
Lawmakers "need to tread carefully" when they start invoking God -- which they've been doing a lot, lately.
The namesake of the ubiquitous Twin Cities-based chain was 77.
The irony is irresistible: The GOP, and Michele Bachmann, have led a campaign of criticism against the real 2010 U.S. Census.
Our senator's sweet skills have inspired a map-drawing competition, pitting senators against each other as they try to draw their own state freehand.
We'd like to blame this on Midwestern driving idiocy, but these roads are so counter-intuitive and overly complicated that even after knowing the rules we're still not entirely sure what we're doing.
He told the crowd he was conservative before conservative was "cool." Huh, that's a new one.
President Obama will be in Minnesota Saturday to speak about health care reform, Minnesota Public Radio confirmed.
Al Franken canceled a fundraiser tonight that was supposed to be hosted by a guy convicted of theft-by-swindle. Oops.
Minnesota Rep. Jim Oberstar says that legislation stalled in the U.S. Senate would've helped the airline passengers that were stuck on the Rochester tarmac for six hours in horrid conditions.
If you want to drink booze at the new University of Minnesota football stadium on campus, you'll have to be privileged, says University President Robert Bruininks.
In case you were wondering, the name "swine flu" really doesn't mean you can get it from eating pork products, sleeping in beds with pigs or generally living a sloppy lifestyle.
General Mills has bribed some 900 people -- most of them moms -- into blogging nice things about the company. In return for their positive PR work, they get free coupons and samples.
In what appears to be Norm Coleman's first interview published since the three-judge panel's decision last night, the former senator spoke to Minnesota Public Radio about the panel's opinion and his upcoming appeal to the Minnesota Supreme Court.
The saying holds true: You don't know what you've got until it's (almost) gone.
Al Franken was on Minnesota Public Radio's Midmorning today and talked about his lawsuit for the absentee voter information as ... More >>
It's less than two weeks before the September 13 political primaries. While Minneapolis isn't quite a one-party town, the DFL is dominant enough for the primaries to be more important than the general election in determining the eventual winner in some races. Minnesota Public Radio ran an informat ... More >>
Taking a page from Norm Coleman's playbook