The race is on for outgoing Mayor R.T. Rybak's office. Facing a crowded field of candidates, the six leading mayoral contenders are relying on a key measure to help them stand out from the pack: Who they can get to endorse them. See Also: - Who's in the race? A guide to the six candidates for Minne ... More >>
The musician has it both ways with the release of his new album and his retrospective double-LP
Two weeks after saying he didn't plan to let a lobbying controversy end his tenure as Red Wing mayor, Dennis Egan has had a change of heart.SEE ALSO: Sauk Rapids Mayor Brad Gunderson was too drunk for jail after drunk-driving arrest Egan became mayor in early 2011 and won 73 percent of the vote last ... More >>
:::: UPDATE ::::Sen. Petersen says he's not worried about NOM's threat."Regardless of the amount, whether it's $500,000 or $50 million, my vote is not going to [be] bought either way. I'm going to do what's right," Petersen told the Pioneer Press. "If they want to throw away $500,000 then that's the ... More >>
Corey Day, executive director of the DFL since the fall of 2011, is in Hennepin County Jail this afternoon after being arrested near Lyn-Lake Saturday night on suspicion of DWI.SEE ALSO: Gauthier decides not to seek reelection after DFL Rep. Huntley calls him a "child molester"Day, 36, has not yet b ... More >>
Three members of the Final Exit Network were booked in Dakota County yesterday for their role in the alleged 2007 suicide of an Apple Valley woman. A fourth defendant, Jerry D. Dincin, didn't appear because he is reportedly dying. Dr. Lawrence D. Egbert, Thomas Goodwin, Roberta Massey and Jerry Din ... More >>
The cuts will informally lower minimum daily staffing from 96 to 93.The already-diminished Minneapolis Fire Department is about to get even smaller. Thirteen firefighters found out yesterday morning that they are being cut from the department, effective next month. Three will be forced into reti ... More >>
Bradlee Dean on Kurt Zellers: "He's a liar. He straight up lied."In late May, pastor Bradley Dean Smith, the subject of this week's feature, launched himself into the public eye by delivering a controversial prayer on the floor of the Minnesota Legislature. Smith, better known as Bradlee Dean, ... More >>
City Pages sits down with Smith to talk about how his ministry came to be.Since starting his evangelical, punk-rock ministry more than 10 years ago, Bradley Dean Smith has been the subject of much public scrutiny. For years, he's been accused of blurring the lines between church and state by tou ... More >>
Minnesota lawmakers have until July 1 to get it together.As of today, the Minnesota Legislature is two-and-a-half weeks tardy in solving the state's $5 billion budget deficit. Unfortunately for everyone, there doesn't appear to be a budget deal in sight. If no agreement is made by July 1st, ... More >>
Michele Bachmann and Bradlee DeanThe Minnesota Legislature erupted in controversy today following the opening prayer this morning by Bradlee Dean, the Axl Rose-lookalike homophobic minister.The boneheaded decision to invite Dean to the party has backfired on Republicans, who now face a groundswel ... More >>
Bill author Rep. Torrey Westrom will have to push the bill through the committee process today, or it will be couched until next session.On a June morning in 2006, Lynn Johnson dropped off her two-year-old daughter, Emily, at her daycare provider's house before heading to work. About eight h ... More >>
Nick VlcekMAK attack on the technology industry.Margaret Anderson Kelliher will not be unemployed come January. The outgoing Minnesota House Speaker landed a job as president of the Minnesota High Tech Association, a non-profit that advocates for the state's technology industry.
In a Congressional district so heated from Rep. Michele Bachmann's near-constant barrage of gaffes and extreme comments, perhaps it's never too early to announce your plans to defeat her in 2010.
A law-and-order Christian conservative most people have never heard of tries to wrest the AG's office away from the DFL
In the crowded race to replace Sabo, Keith Ellison wins endorsement easily
The Catholic Church's right turn touches off battles over dogma and diversity at the University of St. Thomas
In Anoka County juvenile court, meth and red tape are playing hell with the fate of children
For once, Minnesota Dems take a hard line with Pawlenty
Pawlenty's gambling push might be a budget quick fix, but it will cost in the long run
State legislators are poised for a spending spree--on stadiums and prisons
Can David Jennings please inner-city minorities and neo-con legislators?
Can Minnesota rein in prescription costs?
Will Minnesota get a new handgun law on the strength of sham science?
The neighborhood revitalization program misses those most in need
Advocates fight against predatory lenders and for regulatory relief
Dr. Mildred Hanson is one of the few Minnesota physicians who hasn't been bullied out of performing abortions. At 77, she's more afraid of what will happen when she retires.
Artists and city planners are shopping for a new home for a north-side landmark
A Good Bet, and If the Shubert Doesn't Fit...
Looking for a painless way to lose your shirt? Head down to the Canterbury Card Club, where bad luck comes in spades, some lucky schmo is always raking in all the chips, and even if you win the house takes its cut.
The Minneapolis Public Library hustles to the vanguard of the anti-smut crusade
From metro-area classrooms to the state Legislature, "new new math" equals controversy
The Star Tribune's quixotic quest for a new Twins stadium
Minneapolis settles its spat with Paragon--and gears up for another
Alfalfa electricity? Northern States Power planted the idea, Minnesota farmers grew it, and a bitter tug-of-war chopped it down.
Public-school teachers take the stock market by the horns and retire early
Hennepin County Housing Court was set up to resolve disputes between landlords and tenants. So why do the landlords keep winning?
Minneapolis police say the chase that ended in the deaths of two bystanders on I-94 was by-the-book. Some other cities are throwing out that book.
In the month left before sine die, Minnesota lawmakers must decide what to do about the stadium, the budget surplus, and that nagging turtle-trafficking issue.
Critics say Minnesota's vaunted effort to make courts fairer is all talk and no action.
Minneapolis's brave new riverfront will have parks, museums, and upscale condos. Who said subsidized housing was just for the poor?
The cost of clean electricity, environmentalists say, should be borne by all Minnesota ratepayers, not just ecologically minded customers who can afford the premium.
Sports columnists won't bite the hand that feeds them.
The timber wolf, along with baby harp seals, was an environmental-movement poster child. But biologists have found wolves don't need wilderness to prosper. They need, simply, something to eat and to be more or less left alone.
Advertising execs say Vance and Dwight Opperman's purchase of a share of Channel 4000 suggests that publishers are still struggling to make money on the Net.
A number of Minnesota jurisdictions are experimenting with more aggressive and invasive programs to deal with repeat drunk-driving offenders.
Rising repression means escalating tensions at Oak Park Heights, the state's only maximum-security prison.