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 >>
"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 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 >>
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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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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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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 >>
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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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).
Lawmakers "need to tread carefully" when they start invoking God -- which they've been doing a lot, lately.
A Legal Aid attorney claims the governor didn't follow the law when he unilaterally cut funding for social services to the poor.
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.
The irony is irresistible: The GOP, and Michele Bachmann, have led a campaign of criticism against the real 2010 U.S. Census.
Paying homage to those who speak the language of creativity
The daytime DJ shares her thoughts on our cover subjects.
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.
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.
If he planned on avoiding that whole "losing" a recount to a comedian thing, he's out of luck.
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.
Taking a page from Norm Coleman's playbook