Aretha FranklinOctober 7, 2011Mystic Lake Casino, Prior Lake, MNIn an evening fit for a queen, what comes first is the purse. As her massive (and partially Minnesotan) backing band assembled themselves on stage, a well-dressed man who was presumably the Queen of Soul's handler scurried out o ... More >>
Mark Dayton and Majority Leader Kurt Zellers: We're screwed, let's shake on it.Standard & Poor's is the third of the big three credit ratings agencies to knock down Minnesota's score. In the last three month, the "big three" have been taking big chunks out of Minnesota's financial reputation ... More >>
Wikipedia Thanks, a lot guys -- now our credit's screwed.To get a state budget passed, Minnesota used a bit of tricky accounting -- a lot of borrowing here, a lot of delayed payments there -- to make the numbers work on paper. The tricks didn't fool Moody's Investor Service, the premiere credit r ... More >>
Andrew CiscelFind work here.The headlines never seem to let up about the crappy American economy, and how tough it is to find a job. But Forbes is out with a new list today that says Minneapolis and St. Paul have the fourth-best job market of any major city in the country. The best was Wash ... More >>
Photo: bubzillionLovelyHere's something that the Twin Cities suburbs of Eden Prairie, Plymouth, Woodbury, Eagan and Apple Valley all have in common besides cul-de-sacs: They all made Money magazine's Top 20 "best small cities" list for 2010. Eden Prairie placed first in the country because o ... More >>
Swinging and swooning over 10 of 2006's best jazz albums
The laughter goes back in the can on NBC's 'Earl' and 'The Office'
Novelist Rick Moody Feels His Pain. Yours? Not So Much.
Moody's downgrades American Express Financial spinoff Forget the numbers. I have no concrete explanation for why Moody's Investors Service today downgraded the debt rating for Minneapolis-based American Express Financial Corp. I have no pretense that anyone cares. But I feel compelled to point out ... More >>
Another Pawlenty budget, another round of bloodletting
Even Republicans are alarmed by the governor's fiscal mismanagement
State legislators are poised for a spending spree--on stadiums and prisons
The State of the City? We're Broke.
Ten years ago Minneapolis officials turned the heart of downtown into a parking lot. Now they've got an even better idea
Catching a Cold: Kevin Kline and Joan Allen in The Ice Storm.