• Restaurants

    May 9, 2007

    Sweet Motherhood

    Local upstart candy company Edna's Caramels proves parenthood can take you to the most surprising places

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2005

    Minnesota by the numbers: The nation's biggest importer of electricity

    A few weeks ago, Ken Bradley was poking around one of the more obscure corners of the Department of Energy website when he came across an eye-popping table. Minnesota, Bradley discovered after scrolling through the chart, is the United State's single biggest importer of electricity.

  • News

    June 15, 2005

    Fixing a Leak

    What happens when a reporter doesn't keep his word to an anonymous source?

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2005

    Shoot the corporate naming consultants first

    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 >>

  • News

    May 12, 2004

    Nuke 'Em!

    Xcel energy spearheads a high-stakes plan to store nuclear waste on a tiny, dirt-poor Indian reservation in the Utah desert

  • News

    March 10, 2004

    In Coal We Trust

    A boondoggle on the range lives another day

  • News

    January 17, 2001

    Chump Changed

    The pay was low, but working for Ma Bell meant a worry-free retirement. Now Qwest is sending out the pension checks, and local retirees say they're getting the wrong number.

  • News

    June 28, 2000
  • News

    February 16, 2000

    Bury My Heart

    For years it has been whispered that the 1976 slaying of American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Aquash was an inside job. Now a new rash of accusations aims squarely at local heroes Clyde and Vernon Bellecourt.

  • News

    July 14, 1999

    Sandy Berman's Last Stand

    For 26 years Hennepin County's head cataloger led the charge for libraries of, by, and for the people. When he took aim at a new target this spring, his boss fired back.

  • Books

    March 24, 1999

    Check's in the Mail

    Under the 1994 Prairie Island law, NSP must pay millions into a clean-energy fund. Fine, says the power company--but define "pay."

  • News

    January 27, 1999

    The Meal at the End of the Millennium

    How to answer God's call to feed the world's starving children? Richard Proudfit couldn't figure it out. Then Y2K answered his prayers.

  • Books

    December 9, 1998

    Cheesehead Power?

    NSP says it needs to run high-voltage wires over the scenic St. Croix to keep the lights on in western Wisconsin. But critics charge the utility's plans go much further.

  • Feature

    June 1, 1998

    Out With Clout

    In corporations and churches, in classrooms and capital corridors, these 100 Queers have contributed to the "Good Life" in Minnesota.

  • News

    May 6, 1998

    Room at the Bottom

    When Eisenhower-era civic leaders drunk on urban renewal laid waste to the Gateway district, they forever altered the topography of this town's hard-luck hotels and shot-and-a-beer saloons.

  • News

    April 8, 1998

    Prairie Dogged

    A fake flyer making the rounds at the Capitol suggests NSP wants to pay itself millions in fines for failing to move nuclear waste off Prairie Island. Lawmakers say the parody is eerily accurate.

  • News

    March 4, 1998


    For 43 years, the Piekarskis cherished the peace and quiet that came with living on a large, wooded lot. Then NSP strung enough wires across the family's land to carry 150,000 volts.

  • News

    September 3, 1997

    Party Poopers

    It's Candidates vs. delegates: Who's milking who in the DFL endorsement process?

  • News

    August 6, 1997

    Power Play

    Seducing away well-connected legislative staffers who work on energy issues is part of what Sen. John Marty calls NSP's "record of undue influence."

  • News

    May 21, 1997

    Bayou Bias

    For the first time ever, citizens convinced the feds not to license a nuclear facility.

  • News

    January 8, 1997

    The Gubernatorial Gang

    Minnesota pols never stand so tall as when they loom over black youths.

  • News

    October 2, 1996



  • News

    June 12, 1996


    When a group of activists gained access to private papers from NSP's lawsuit against Westinghouse, they got a rare look at one of the nuclear industry's most serious problems.

  • News

    November 29, 1995