Minnesota is third only to first-place Washington and second-place Texas in Money-rates.com's 2014 list of the best states to make a living.The list accounts for each state's average salary, cost of living, unemployment rate, and workplace satisfaction, then uses that data to rank the 10 best and wo ... 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 >>
Most Timberwolves fans are wailing and gnashing their teeth this morning over the way Flip Saunders handled his first draft as the team's top front office decision-maker. SEE ALSO: David Kahn exit interview: He takes full responsibility, blames everyone else [AUDIO] With all his coveted players off ... More >>
David DeFor, a pastor at Austin Church of Christ, is charged with four felony counts of financially exploiting a vulnerable adult for allegedly swindling more than $40,000 from an 82-year-old woman who has dementia.SEE ALSO: Mike Frey, outrageous anti-gay testifier, is pastor at Baptist church in Wa ... More >>
President Obama traveled to North Minneapolis this afternoon to deliver a speech in support of his new gun control proposals. His remarks didn't contain anything anything distinct from what he laid out on January 16, but he did offer up some praise for what the city of Minneapolis has gone to r ... More >>
What do you do to promote a tour of aging boy bands while still trying to titillate a fan base that has grown older right along with the past-their-prime groups? In the case of the upcoming New Kids on the Block (NKOTB), 98 Degrees, and Boyz II Men joint jaunt through the U.S., you call it "The Pack ... More >>
The latest "Volunteering and Civic Life in America" study suggests there's something to all that "Minnesota Nice" stuff.SEE ALSO:-- 43 percent of Mpls lives alone (that's 16 percent higher than the national average) -- Minnesota is the least miserable state, according to Bloomberg -- Minnesota is th ... More >>
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Steve Horner might have finally hit the jackpot in his fight against ladies' night. Long a crusader against the drink special -- he argues it amounts to discrimination against men -- Horner wired his Yankee's hat for sound and busted up some Las Vegas "pool parties" last summer. To Horner's surpris ... More >>
Michele Bachmann: Hot?Michele Bachmann was named the 50th hottest woman in politics by Complex magazine yesterday, joining a distinguished class of objectified politicians from around the globe. Sexist though the magazine's list is, Complex tries its best to offer salient political commentar ... More >>
This, for those of you who have forgotten, is what money looks like.Hey, Forbes -- maybe it was a "banner year" for the richest people in the United States, but how 'bout a little something for the rest of us? Minnesota's income dropped about $1,000 per household in 2010, according to a new data ... More >>
Screen shot from Sports Car DigestRobert M. Lee, collector of Faberge eggs and major perv.Nevada millionaire Robert M. Lee, 83, is apparently the kind of guy who thinks his bags of money give him the right to be a major dirty old man. While flying on his private jet to Rochester for a doctor ... More >>
Chris Serres doesn't want to be a spectator anymore.Chris Serres, veteran business investigative reporter for the Star Tribune, is on his way out the door. But Serres isn't the typical victim of newsroom budget cuts or low morale. Instead, he's following his passionate political beliefs. S ... More >>
Charles Barkley, Freudian slip Hall of Famer.We know that Charles Barkley doesn't think he's role model. He's blown millions of dollars gambling, after all. He's a convicted drunk driver. He's spat at fans. So the NBA Hall of Famer is just the guy you want riding to Brett Favre's rescue. Th ... More >>
Timothy Morgan walked right into an arrestBrother and sister Timothy Morgan and Kristi Preimesberger, on the run from a murder investigation in Reno, were nabbed yesterday in a Roseville motel. The model citizens evidently left "suspicious" contraband laying around their room, only to have it ... 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 >>
The state of Pennsylvania's prison system is overflowing, and some of its convicts may be coming to Minnesota.
Favre's jersey was the No. 1 selling NFL jersey in 19 states. Nineteen states!
It would probably end up better than most of the reality shows we accidentally waste our time watching. At least she's an elected official and supposed to be intelligent. Can't say so much for drunken fools on MTV.
Sen. Norm Coleman must have just assumed he could keep on working as a pretend senator after his term ended thi ... More >>
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Yesterday's used-book dealer was a far-flung librarian of Babel. Success on the Internet may make tomorrow's a desk-bound day trader.
Looking for a painless way to lose your shirt? Head down to the Canterbury Card Club, where bad luck comes in spades, some lucky schmo is always raking in all the chips, and even if you win the house takes its cut.
The Quickening: Art Bell describes a world off its axis in his jeremiad best seller.
When Minnesota and Wisconsin tribes gave $500,000 to the Democrats, a lobbyist testified, the Democrats listened.
Tim Burton's Mars Attacks! throws a cream pie in the face of our independence.
The Wild River Patriots are out to beat the New World Order in Burnett County, Wisconsin.
Candice Roark was a healthy 20-year-old when she was sent to the Persian Gulf in 1991. Now she has a pacemaker, fainting spells, and a lot of unanswered questions about what made her and thousands of other soldiers sick.