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 >>
You'd have to have been under a rock or had your nose buried in some book to not notice the flurry of activity surrounding Minneapolis music vet and now writer Dylan Hicks. With his newest band the Toughies in tow, Dylan has been performing quite steadily again for the first time in nearly ten years ... 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 >>
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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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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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 >>
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Revelers party at Bryant-Lake Bowl So, you blew all your money on that Lady Gaga costume. Or perhaps you were broke to begin with. Either way, there's no excuse to break the bank any further celebrating Halloween this weekend. Unlike upcoming Christmas and New Year's Eve parties, this holiday is ... More >>
The names of the three students who died yesterday in a crash in Wisconsin have not been officially released by authorities, but one of the survivors, Carlos Rios, has identified his three friends.
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 >>
(Work by Greg Gossel)This week we have the epic Saint Paul Art Crawl (now with live music from Soundcrawl!), MN Fashion Week events, and art openings featuring naked people and pop culture (not all in one spot).
The Continental Co-Ets While Fulda, Minnesota's Wikipedia page semi-tragically excludes the Continental Co-Ets from her history, the band has been fortunate enough to rise from the deep ash of the mid-'60s rock boom, instigated in large part by Beatlemania, where innumerable bands lay buried like ... 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.
All that inconvenient talk from Jesus in Matthew 25 about helping "the least of these?" Nowhere to be seen when Pawlenty vetoed GAMC.
Cindy Hickey and the two other hikers' moms had written to Iran's president seeking a visit.
The irony is irresistible: The GOP, and Michele Bachmann, have led a campaign of criticism against the real 2010 U.S. Census.
Forget a recount, Al Franken says. It's time to get back to work.
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Tim Jackson, the college-bound teen who died early Saturday morning, was fatally stabbed by the man he was trying to mug.
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During a short debate on Minnesota Public Radio today, Rybak acknowledged that it would be tough to run Minneapolis while also campaigning for governor... IF he decides to run.
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.
There's a test you can take to find out. And by the way, adolescence isn't a real life phase -- at least not in most of the world.
You'll be happy to know the goat, which was scheduled to be slaughtered by his former owner, is alive and well on a farm entertaining guests. His purple dye is almost gone and pretty soon he will be just like any other goat.
Only 50 of the toy congresswomen have sold in a month. "She's no Sarah Palin," says CEO of doll company.
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.
City inspection officials said the bleachers should be inspected by the city every time they are set up. The Circus sets up the bleachers twice a year for their annual performances.
Rep. Michele Bachmann has this whole game down like no one else.
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.
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