After a string of creepy incidents involving students' feet that spanned half a decade, Paul Conrad finally lost his job as a second-grade teacher at Hoover Elementary School in North Mankato in November 2011.SEE ALSO: Conservatives decry MN Teacher of the Year's "tyranny of the 1 percent" remark [V ... More >>
KDWB radio show host Dave Ryan cost his bosses some money yesterday with a meant-to-be-funny Twitter rant that seriously offended the Minnesota Department of Education.SEE ALSO: Joe Cowley, Chicago sportswriter and alleged MN resident, in trouble after sexist Twitter rant Yesterday morning, Ryan pos ... More >>
In November, a judge cleared accomplished MSU-Mankato football coach Todd Hoffner of felony child porn charges, ruling that the videos were "private, family speech." After he was charged in August, Hoffner was put on paid administrative leave and assistant Aaron Keen was named interim head coach.SEE ... More >>
JandekElias J. Halling Recital HallPerforming Arts Center, Minnesota State University, Mankato October 20, 2012The enigmatic outsider musician Jandek made his first ever live appearance in Minnesota on Saturday night, delivering a stirring but somber 1 hour, 45-minute performance at the intimate Eli ... More >>
Yesterday, the California-based Institute for College Access and Success released its seventh-annual state-by-state student debt report, and it turns out Minnesota is right near the top of the charts when it comes to average debt load for college grads.SEE ALSO: Economic recovery? What economic reco ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Rory Koch was busted for child porn possession while running for Ramsey County commissionerTodd Hoffner is an accomplished football coach whose side interests including spending time with his wife and three kids, and, allegedly, possessing and possibly being involved in the production of c ... More >>
Note: Brother Ali is a Minneapolis rapper signed to Rhymesayers Entertainment and is one of our 20 Best Minnesota Musicians. His latest album, Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color, will be released in August. Here are portions of an interview discussing the Occupy Homes movement, which Ali wil ... More >>
Duluth News TribuneUMD student hockey fans have a proud tradition of making asses of themselves. University of Minnesota-Duluth men's hockey student season ticket holders have been warned they could have their season tickets confiscated if they repeat the ugly behavior displayed during a series a ... More >>
The U of M rejects more than half its applicants. The Business Journals' study of which Minnesota colleges are most selective contains some findings that won't surprise you, and some that might.On the "not surprising" side of the ledger is the fact that Northfield's Carleton College is the most s ... More >>
We may be fit, but apparently Twin Citians also love fast food.According to a study by QSR (for quick-service restaurant) Magazine, from 2000 through 2010, the Twin Cities had the third-largest increase in fast-food spending of any metropolis over 1 million in population. That, combined with the ... More >>
Williams-Tillman, 19, is held pending charges of 2nd-degree murder.Damone Williams-Tillman was arrested Saturday on suspicion of killing Josselyn Bishop, 19, a Mankato State University student.Bishop, a native of Henderson, had been the victim of multiple stab wounds. Her body was found by a road ... More >>
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A woman is strangled and dumped in a ditch in 1980. Her body is carried away by floodwaters and found by a farmer in Blue Earth. A state-trooper-turned-cult-member confesses but can't identify his victim. She's buried a Jane Doe. Years later, her killer is up for parole and a woman has dedicated her ... More >>
John Kerry was supposed to stump for Tim Walz today, but he's suddenly "unable" to do so.
Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher and former St. Paul Police Chief Bill Finney both have long and proud histories in St. Paul policing circles—and reputations for political heavy-handedness. Observers say they're alike in many ways. Is that why the
We sent a team of trained researchers and documentarians into the wilds of the Twin Cities in search of music in its native habitat. Here are the field notes from Friday, February 15--the day that would not end.
Former Vikings great Carl Eller faces sexual-assault accusations--for the second time