In 2002, American Catholic bishops began making new demands on local dioceses: no more moving offenders to less public positions, and no more harboring of information. It was a nice sentiment. But as Vicar General Kevin McDonough would later explain to his colleagues in private conference, it wasn' ... More >>
Lunch in a church basement might not sound all that enticing, but the weekly lunch at St. Paul Central Presbyterian is a staple for the folks who work within four blocks of the corner of Cedar and Exchange. Every Wednesday a combination of staff and volunteers for the church roll out a family style ... More >>
"Great music lives here" is a familiar slogan to those who listen to 89.3 the Current. But starting in May, the station will introduce a new riff on the signature phrase: "Great music lives here. So does great beer." See also: An oral history of 89.3 the Current Schell's: brewing German-style beer ... More >>
The Minneapolis-based Public Radio International (PRI) has been purchased by another titan of public media, WGBH in Boston.This means that the company now claims popular radio shows "This American Life" -- as well as a wealth of niche music offerings like "Afropop Worldwide," "The Record Shelf," Jon ... More >>
Related:Minneapolis music scene named second-best in the U.S.50 cool facts about the Minnesota music sceneMinnesota Public Radio has just introduced a new feature posing the question, "Is Minnesota Music in a golden age?" MPR reporter Chris Roberts interviewed local figures covering music, booking m ... More >>
This stadium will have to wait until the legislature's New Year's hangover wears off.The Minnesota Vikings are, putting it kindly, not a very special football team right now. Fittingly, the team won't get a special session from the legislature to rule on its new stadium(s?), and will have to wait ... More >>
Google: Still a twinkle in Minnesota small business owners' eyes.Google, one might think, has this whole internet thing figured out. And Minnesota, one might think, is a technologically sophisticated state, wired from corner to corner.As it turns out, Minnesotans have a lot of room to grow in ter ... More >>
Neil Gaiman vs. Matt DeanMatt Dean, the Republican leader of the Minnesota House, was quoted in Wednesday's Star Tribune hating on famous local author Neil Gaiman and calling him a "pencil-necked little weasel." We left several messages for Dean, but didn't get a response. Gaiman, on the oth ... More >>
Keillor plots retirement.Garrison Keillor may well have told Minnesota Public Radio privately about his plans to retire in 2013 from "A Prairie Home Companion." Still, it was a little jarring to hear the news via AARP instead of, say, wrapping his ride into the sunset into an episode of "Th ... More >>
Merlot replaces peanuts and cracker jack. After a 16-year run in Minneapolis's fluorescent-lit, warehouse-like Convention Center, Minnesota Monthly's 17th Food & Wine Experience is moving to more chic digs. This March 5 and 6, the Experience will take place at Target Field--but no need to bus ... More >>
Influential artists of 2010
Prince, Gayngs, Gigamesh, and many others dot the calendar
We've got all your Thanksgiving resources right here.D-I-Y Thanksgiving Already complaining about how much meal prep you have to do? Then read about how Florence and Dave Minar of Cedar Summit Dairy have churned butter, killed a turkey, and grown their own wheat in preparation for Thursday's ... More >>
Not the clear favorite after all.MPR and the Humphrey Institute released a poll the week before Election Day that predicted a victory for Mark Dayton over Tom Emmer in the governor's race. Team Emmer complained and said its own internal numbers show the race a toss-up.
Photo by Stacy SchwartzIt's hard to believe that it's almost time for the State Fair again (summer, do you have to leave already?), but the great gathering of fried food, free stuff, and outdoor music is only a few short weeks away. The Current just announced their schedule of live performances a ... More >>
(Image by The Cleveland Kid) This week in Freeloader Friday we have artwork by John Lennon, a road trip to Elk River, and tons of weekend festivals.
A Legal Aid attorney claims the governor didn't follow the law when he unilaterally cut funding for social services to the poor.
When the Drudge Report linked to a post about the billboard, his phone began to ring incessantly and comments below the post turned vile.
Paying homage to those who speak the language of creativity
Police suspect that another Minnesota woman has been killed by her romantic partner.
The shot of her massaging a chicken's foot is a must-see.
That didn't take long. This is only the second day of class at the University of Minnesota and school officials are already reporting dozens of probable H1N1 flu cases on campus
If he planned on avoiding that whole "losing" a recount to a comedian thing, he's out of luck.
Perhaps Bachmann could buy the Tron plane and leave for good?
The Minnesota Supreme Court ruling today says that people busted with drunk driving can challenge the breathalyzer result in court.
Sabina Zimering and Lucy Smith, both live in Minnesota today. We thought it was appropriate to pass along their stories on Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Fire devastates a St. Charles meat processor, leaves hundreds jobless.
Minnesota's economy will completely fall apart in about seven months and we can only point our fingers at the obvious: those nasty little scoundrels heading back to school before Labor Day.
And we couldn't be more proud ... even if he isn't a native.
There are 16 Minnesota schools that are currently destroying all of the salmonella fun. We want to vomit just thinking about it.
This week the Department of Homeland Security launched an outreach effort with Minnesota Somalis. One of the goals of the program's is to prevent radicalization of immigrant groups.
Fishy or legitimate, the nation is paying attention to the last week of vote count updates that have favored Franken and tighte ... More >>
Dance critic Caroline Palmer reports on the community reaction to the artistic director's removal. Many are concerned this move indicates "a larger sensibility and style of leadership that is detrimental to the future of the Southern."
Minnesota's state Senate today failed to pass a bill that would have prohibited lawmakers from lobbying at the Legislature for one year after they leave office. The bill, which failed on a vote of 33-33, was sponsored by Roseville Sen. John Marty, faithful author of years of good-government legislat ... More >>
Former Rake and Spin editor Hans Eisenbeis is being joined at the Current Music Blog by former City Pages staffer and continuing contributor Molly Priesmeyer.
The FBI monitors vegans, Mozart is 250, Brits are mixed on evolution, stuff you shouldn't put in your microwave, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
A new book uncovers the real story of the aggrieved Indians, earth first!ers, idealists, frauds, anarchists, lost souls, and free spirits who fought against highway 55