A few days ago, PolicyMic came out with its list of the "most screwed up thing" in each state.Some make sense. For instance, the piece says binge drinking is the worst thing about Wisconsin. That conforms with our perceptions and with the numbers as well -- the data indicates more Wisconsinites bing ... More >>
John Piper, the recently retired pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, has made a cottage industry out of attributing natural disasters to God's vindictive will.SEE ALSO: Glenn Beck comes to Lizz Winstead's defense over Oklahoma tornado jokes For instance, in response to the 2004 Asian ... More >>
Related:The Duluth floods drowned my record collectionDuluth flood updates: Low, Charlie Parr, & Trampled by TurtlesAs the devastating, catastrophic images and stories of the flooding in the Duluth began circulating, you knew that the dedicated, hardworking people of that area would see to it to ... More >>
On Tuesday, we told you about a handful of north Minneapolis residents who took to Facebook to express displeasure with the way city officials commemorated the one-year anniversary of the northside tornado -- with the symbolic planting of a single tree.Wrote one resident: "Trees are nice, but a lot ... More >>
Officials moved on, but neighborhood never got help
High on Stress frontman Nick Leet has been a Minneapolitan for many years now, but he isn't shy about his love for his hometown of Minot, North Dakota. Unfortunately, that town has been the site of some serious flooding this year, and Leet was quick to organize a fundraiser show at the Turf Club ... More >>
Debbie TallenRedRossa opened in June across from the Mall of America in BloomingtonRedRossa Italian Grille, which opened last month in Bloomington, has been donating $1 from the sale of every lunch and dinner entree to benefit victims of the North Minneapolis tornado since they opened their ... More >>
Tony WebsterMinneapolis put out a call for volunteers, and people answered fast. Two thousand people have signed up for Saturday's big cleanup, and now the city doesn't need anyone else. And don't bother showing up thinking you can get around the rules--only people who are already signed up will ... More >>
Victims are going to be closer to their neighhborhoods.The shelter set up by the city and Red Cross at the Northeast Armory in the immediate wake of Sunday's tornado is closing down and moving to the North Commons Recreation Center. The city made the move to keep those at the shelter closer ... More >>
North Minneapolis Recovery Fund on GiveMN.orgA special matching-grant fund has been set up for NOMI tornado victimsWant to help the north Minneapolis victims of the tornado? The Minneapolis Foundation has set up a specific fund for tornado victims called Minnesota Helps--North Minneapolis Recove ... More >>
It's a wonder the casualty list wasn't greater.Looking at the videos and photographs of the devastation caused by Sunday's tornado in north Minneapolis, it's clear that casualties could easily have been worse. More than 100 homes were destroyed, but just one person was killed, and about 30 were i ... More >>
Storm chasers followed the monster tornado that ripped through Joplin.We're stunned and saddened by the death, injuries and devastation left by the tornado that tore through North Minneapolis yesterday. But compared to the mayhem seen in the videos below from Joplin, Missouri, we dodged a bul ... More >>
RRP/FacebookRob MacIntyre was an eagle cam advocate.Ordinarily, Rob MacIntyre would be found helping the Raptor Resource Center establish webcams to let the world watch the spectacle of baby eagles and peregrine falcons hatching in their nests. But on Sunday, Rob was in North Minneapolis, h ... More >>
YouTubeNorthern Lights near St. Cloud.Anyone up around midnight on March 10 in St. Cloud and points north, and outside with their eyes open, stood a good chance of witnessing a magnificent display of the Northern Lights -- the Aurora Borealis. Some video was just posted in YouTube.
rian_beanPrison inmates are doing battle with old man river.After record-breaking snowfalls all winter, warmer weather has riverside communities scrambling to prepare for some very serious flooding. St. Paul officials are predicting as many as 2,200 people could be forced to evacuate downtow ... More >>
Source: National Climatic Data CenterThe Upper Midwest really is a cool place to liveThe National Climatic Data Center says that the combined global land and ocean average surface temperature of 61.1 degrees for June 2010 was the warmest on record. But while the rest of the world warmed up, ... More >>
Brock blamed the downtown twister on the gays. Maybe he had insider knowledgeRemember when a tornado struck downtown Minneapolis last year and broke the cross atop a downtown church? Minneapolis Pastor Tom Brock made a whole bunch of waves by suggesting that the twister was God's retribution ... More >>
U.S. Air ForceA U.S. Air Force C130 drops oil-dispersing chemicals on the Gulf of MexicoBP executives and others are going to get an earful from members of Congress tomorrow, when the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure opens hearings into the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig ... More >>
Via WikipediaPastor John PiperThe Minneapolis pastor who claimed last summer's tornado was divine retribution for another church's tolerance of homosexuality is taking a break.John Piper, the celebrity pastor of Minneapolis megachurch Bethlehem Baptist Church, announced in a sermon this weekend t ... More >>
The coming spring and the reunion with the beast
Enjoy Polynesian treats while partying for a good cause.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning in parts of Hennepin, Anoka and Ramsey Counties. This warning is in effect until 2:45 p.m.
Note to drivers: You are not James Bond, and your car will not turn into a boat just because you drive into a giant puddle.
A number of counties, including Hennepin and Ramsey, are under a tornado watch until 11 p.m. tonight.
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We see a lot of photos of sandbags and the Red River looking monstrous, but it's hard to understand just how deep this water is in places it's not supposed to be.
While the water level is starting to drop, the river is still well above flood stage and many areas are still flooded with waters to create homes still protected by barriers of sand bags.
According to WWL-TV in New Orleans, a flash flood warning has been put into effect for parts of Orleans and St. Bernard Parish, as well as areas of the Ninth Ward. Rain from Hurricane Rita has begun pouring over the patched levees in the form of a waterfall at least 30 feet wide. On the street runni ... More >>
Katrina and the lessons of the 1927 flood
A Marxist historian and New Orleans native talks about how disasters foster solidarity
When they got round to laying blame for the dismal performance of governments at every level last week in New Orleans, all the reporters invoked some reference to the traditionally "corrupt and inefficient" governments of the city and of Louisiana. True enough, but New Orleans itself has always mani ... More >>
Bodies, fuel, heavy metals, industrial chemicals, bacteria, gasoline from cars and up to 6,000 gas storage tanks in the city, garbage, sewage. --list of contaminants from WWL-TV live webcast Searchers were armed with proof of what many holdouts had long feared: The floodwaters are thick with se ... More >>
Who needs a disaster plan when you've got a free-market economy!? The Center for the American Experiment, the conservative Minnesota think tank that spawned Strib columnist Katherine Kersten and Powerline's Scott Johnson and John Hinderaker, among others, has an archived piece on global warming th ... More >>
Even as pumps begin pushing floodwaters out of New Orleans, water is still coming in through a break in a key levee. A break in the floodwall on the London Avenue Canal remains open, pouring water from Lake Ponchartrain into the flooded city. Engineers patched the breach in the 17th Street Canal l ... More >>
Forty-five percent of Americans give the federal government a failing grade in responding to Hurricane Katrina. Just 28 percent say the government has done a good or excellent job and another 25 percent call it a fair job. Check out the rest of the numbers here.
If they act now, that is--this offer ends Saturday! BUSH MUSEUM WAIVES ADMISSION FOR KATRINA REFUGEES COLLEGE STATION, TX - The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum will waive admission fees for anyone stranded in the Bryan/College Station area by hurricane Katrina. The Bryan/College St ... More >>
Hurricane Katrina, now a Category 2 storm, has moved past New Orleans and is heading toward the Mississippi coast. Early reports from New Orleans include the previously mentioned pump failure, leading to water six feet deep on the east side of the city. In the French Quarter, water is pooling in the ... More >>