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.
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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.