Amidst the recent flurry of lists documenting the popularity of bands and songs by each respective state, comes an odd but distinctive list that breaks down the most favored songs of each state based upon sheet music sales. Musicnotes created a list that they are calling, "Uniquely Popular Sheet M ... More >>
A pair of recent studies relating to sex haven't reflected well on the residents of the Land of 10,000 Lakes.SEE ALSO: Coffee shop first date live-tweeted by City Pages blogger The first, published a couple of months ago, concluded that Minnesota men have relatively small penises. [Insert joke about ... More >>
The city of Cairo, Illinois, is pronounced "KAY-ro." Missouri has a Nevada called "Ne-VAY-dah." Here in Minnesota, there's New Prague, as in, "Pray-ge." And those are just the homographs. Every state has them: Places with names that locals and non-locals alike trip up. They can give away a newco ... More >>
The U.S. Olympic Committee announced the team for this year's winter Olympics yesterday, and it's a doozy: 230 members, the most for any nation in the history of the winter games.The country is amping up for international competition, sure. But the team list also sparks some rivalry between states, ... More >>
Minnesotans have the 39th "largest" penises out of the 50 states in 'Murica, according to a study put together by Condomania, an online business which bills itself as the county's first condom store.SEE ALSO: North Dakota tries to market itself as hookup haven, fails Looking for something a little l ... More >>
This weekend, the nine-year-old boy who sneaked onto a plane to Las Vegas and made national headlines returned to Minneapolis along with two bodyguards and a stealthy TV producer, who was detained and questioned here.An NBC station in Nevada says the unnamed producer tried taking a photograph of the ... More >>
The Beer Institute recently published its annual state-by-state beer consumption rankings, and the results will surprise you.STARTING THEM YOUNG: Boy, 2, found wandering Hastings street with open Mike's Hard Lemonade in hand Shamefully, Minnesota's level of beer imbibing in 2012 was mediocre, as we ... More >>
Our STD rate might be on the rise, but at least Minnesota's teens are having safer sex: Between 2007 and 2011, the number of teens giving birth in the state dropped by more than 30 percent.See Also: - 2012 was a banner year for chlamydia in Minnesota; STDs increased overall - Tim Pawlenty doubles do ... More >>
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Spirit Airlines, a discount carrier based out of Florida, announced this morning that it will be the newest addition to the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport. Effective this summer, Spirit will begin offering daily flights from MSP to Las Vegas and Chicago. Today and tomorrow, tickets will go for $28.79 ... More >>
Ron Paul, for one, isn't overlooking the Minnesota GOP presidential caucus, coming up on February 7. Paul's campaign recently announced that it has purchased "substantial" airtime in Minnesota in advance of the oft-inconsequential event, which has added significance this year as Republicans conti ... More >>
FBIA robber with a preference for TCF Bank.There's a robber out there with a preference for TCF Bank. For the fourth time since January, and the third time in a week, the same lone gunman has walked into a metro area TCF Bank branch, brandished a gun and made off with a pile of cash. Each ... More >>
The FBI says this man is Orlando Ray Vasquez.The FBI says Orlando Ray Vasquez, 40, of Nevada, and Gregory Scott Tyler, 49, are the two men behind the TCF Bank robbery in Uptown on Feb. 28. The heist, in which Vasquez was caught on camera, led to a chaotic getaway in which the two suspects crash ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenThe JayhawksJanuary 29 and 30, 2011First Avenue, MinneapolisAfter easing into their set on Saturday night, the Jayhawks were off and running for a two-night stand that found them finishing with a double-encore on Sunday evening and looking hesitant to leave the stage that the ... More >>
Shirley LupkesArm wrestler Richard Lupkes has backstage passes to the gun show.By day, Richard Lupkes farms the same 320-acres his father did in the southwestern corner of Minnesota. But in the world of professional arm wrestling, he's a local legend. "I saw a poster hanging on a wall in a g ... More >>
WikiWe keep eight seats.Minnesota will not be losing its eighth seat in Congress. We had the second-highest Census participation rate in the country for 2010. The nose count means that we retain our political clout on Capitol Hill, our Electoral College votes and a higher share of some $400 ... More >>
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We love our place on lists, and a new one just out today ranks Minneapolis Number 1 for good housing prices.
Is he rewriting history or setting the record straight? Why not tell Karl Rove what you think in person? George W. Bush's former senior advisor -- "Bush's brain" -- is going to be at the Mall of America to sign copies of his first book, "Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in ... More >>
Bush's brain, revered Republican tactician, and Democratic bete noir Karl Rove will speak and sign copies of his White House memoir on Thursday, April 22, from noon to 2 p.m. at Smith Hall on the university's East Bank campus. Check out reviews of the book at the Washington Post, Los Angele ... More >>
Almost before the ink was dry on President Barack Obama's signature making it the law of the land, the health care reform package passed by Congress was challenged in two separate federal lawsuits by 15 Republican governors; 14 were led by Florida's attorney general and Virginia's AG filed a ... More >>
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