Jody Lynmarvin Patzner Jr. was delivering a plate of lasagna three blocks down the street to a needy neighbor Monday evening just after 8:30 p.m. when he was gunned down in the 3500 block of Fremont Ave. N.He was shot to death after three boys demanded Patzner hand over his bike. A witness told the ... More >>
Abdi Hussein Sheikh is crazy. Why else would you draw the attention of police to yourself while driving a stolen vehicle?According to a criminal complaint, that's exactly what Sheikh -- or, as he calls himself, "Osama Bin Laden Jr." -- did on February 6. On that day, police were involved with a t ... More >>
Steve Horner's fight against ladies' night is back in the news, this time in Las Vegas.Horner began his campaign against ladies' night 20 years ago at a bar in the Mall of America. The Las Vegas Review-Journal chronicled that crusade in a Sunday feature headlined "'The Unusual Steve Horner' battl ... More >>
Denard Span, Danny Valencia: Teammates in baseball, not ready for NASCAR.Denard Span and Danny Valencia should be celebrating -- or at least acknowledging -- that the Twins actually won a damn game last night after Minnesota ended its 11-game losing streak against the Seattle Mariners. Instead, t ... More >>
Motorcycle mogul faces the music
Mother knows best.Rep. Michele Bachmann has voted to defund AmeriCorps, the popular community service organization that her son opted to join in 2009. Guess she showed him who's boss.
St. InnocentTemperance Vineyard SiteCan you name five wine producers? Many casual wine drinkers might mention Robert Mondavi, Sutter Home, Beringer, Coppola, or Kendall Jackson. But what about Monchhof, St. Innocent, and Felsina? In the fourth of a series of Wine 101 topics (which includes terro ... More >>
Church plays the State tonight. What better time to discuss his man cave, pregnancy tests, differentiating yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis, and David Allan Coe?
Rap just spent the length of a Presidential term pretending Shani Davis doesn't exist.
"Relentless" Sutton leading state's GOP out of the wilderness
Air conditioning helps as sequels and remakes compete for your summer movie dollar
Screenwriter Robert Towne maps the psychology of the American bad-ass
Jarmusch's Don Juan courts the big questions in 'Broken Flowers'
TV's dark comedies get their day in the sun
The new domesticity: On the needle with the Knit Grrrls
Lou Reed struts like Brando; a NASCAR Nazi salute; and voting isn't just for old people
Despite midseason doldrums, the twins reward the faithful with a second straight pennant
Nestled in the middle of the Twin Cities, the tiny trailer-park city of Hilltop (pop. 766) has been getting shoved around since the day it was born
The master of hats. The scrivener of sheet music. The literary litigator. Seven people whose contributions to the arts win them utter invisibility.
Josh Wagner tips the scales at 150 pounds. The animals he tries to ride weigh ten times as much. Other than that, they're a lot alike.
All Jimmy "The Kid" Wetch wants is to play in peace---the rack, the cue, and the cool green felt. But there are so many distractions.
Ten years ago Minneapolis officials turned the heart of downtown into a parking lot. Now they've got an even better idea