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  • Blogs

    May 5, 2014

    Minneapolis Armory could return as concert venue by 2016

    The Minneapolis Armory's crescent moon roof is impossible to miss in the eastern portion of the city's downtown. Aside from customers using the 110,000 square foot building as a parking facility, the eye-catching appeal of the nearly 80-year-old structure has gone largely underutilized over the past ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    Michele Bachmann poses with World War II veterans occupying D.C. memorial [PHOTO]

    Never one to pass up an opportunity for a good photo op, Michele Bachmann today posed with World War II veterans who had a hard time visiting the World War II memorial in D.C. because of a government shutdown she played a large role in creating.SEE ALSO: World War II bomb found in Lyn-LakeUnsurprisi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    Nice Ride adds 24 new stations for 2013 season

    The weather might be cartwheeling between sunny 60-degrees and forecasts of flurries, but a more consistent sign of spring started showing its reassuring face last week: Nice Ride's lime green bikes, back on the street for their fourth season. Along with the seasonal re-launch comes some upgrades fo ... More >>

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    August 15, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Gregory Seftick, Minnesota skier, found dead after Jackson Hole avalanche

    Gregory Seftik grew up in Minnesota.​Teton National Park, Wyo., rangers dug the bodies of Gregory Seftick and Walker Kuhl out from under 13 feet of avalanche debris on Sunday morning. They were in their tent, which had been pitched in an avalanche runout zone in Garnet Canyon at about 9,000 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Betty McCollum promises to fight Michele Bachmann's bridge

    McCollum promises to stymie Bachmann.​We have a congressional border spat. DFL Rep. Betty McCollum wants to know why, if Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the federal government are all broke, GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann wants to build a $700 million bridge over the St. Croix River. Bachmann, who complain ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Michele Bachmann says federal law doesn't apply to pet bridge project

    Bachmann's porking for a bridge to Wisconsin.​Rep. Michele Bachmann insists America is headed for socialism and bankruptcy because "porking" has gotten way out of control--unless, of course, you're talking about her pet bridge project to Wisconsin. She's about to submit a bill that does an end ru ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Michele Bachmann goes overboard for Glenn Beck

    Michele Bachmann insists she saw a million Glenn Beck fans.​Michele Bachmann insists there were a million people on hand for Glenn Beck's Restoring America rally in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. But that's a fraction of reality, according to

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    Michele Bachmann wants St. Croix River cut from Wild and Scenic Rivers protection

    She supports a monster, $668.5 million bridge span built to divert traffic away from Stillwater and its aging lift bridge.

  • News

    December 13, 2006
  • News

    November 8, 2006

    Billion Dollar Dreamer

    Jerry Trooien has already spent millions promoting The Bridges, the $1.5 billion St. Paul riverfront development that city government keeps on spurning. No matter: He knows they'll come around someday.

  • News

    October 9, 2002

    Let the River Run

    Many years ago, before the locks & dams were built, the Mississippi River ran wild through the heart of Minneapolis. Why not again?

  • News

    February 23, 2000

    Theater of the Absurd

    When the Shubert inched down Hennepin Avenue a year ago, Minneapolis politicos promised a bright future for the historic theater. They didn't mention stingy legislators, taxpayer bailouts, or the specter of the wrecking ball.

  • Books

    August 12, 1998

    Whitewater Affair

    The current investigation into rafting the rapids on Minneapolis's stretch of the Mississippi

  • News

    September 24, 1997

    Rule of the Bone

    After a century of hoarding American Indian remains, scientists are being forced to return their specimens. But the bodies may not go back into the ground without a fight.

  • News

    May 22, 1996