Tom Hallett was a true rock 'n' roll writer. He lived the rock 'n' roll life like the Twin Cities' own Lester Bangs, and wrote about it in great detail. For decades, Hallett avidly attended innumerable shows, and celebrated our scene hard. Hallett's recent passing after a struggle with diabetes shoc ... More >>
SEE ALSO -- Matthew Ellsworth: Sex with student not criminal because it happened during summerHigh school English teacher Matthew Ellsworth, 36, had a sexual relationship with a then-17-year-old girl last summer. The girl was a student in Ellsworth's spring 2011 class at Spectrum High School, a char ... More >>
Bob Fletcher foe left files detailing his struggle for justice
Officials moved on, but neighborhood never got help
Photo by Jason Taellious, Flickr.Spader admitted to his bosses pocketing about $60,000.Zachary Spader, formerly a manager of the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, was charged in Ramsey County this week for allegedly pocketing tens of thousands from the store. Police now say Spader could be on t ... More >>
courtesy of David LaRochelleMinnesota author David LaRochelle illustrates children's books and pumpkins. See a slideshow of LaRochelle's amazing artIf your idea of carving pumpkins involves the typical triangle eyes and a crude gap-toothed smile, prepare to have your mind expanded. David LaRo ... More >>
Mother survives 53 days trapped in closet with her daughter
The Twin Cities dirty dozen we're thankful to see go away
The dirty dozen we're thankful to see go away.
is the MPD's psychologist using a gaydar detector on wanna-be cops?
Journey through the new Dark Ages of Shakopee Valley with the cowled, the corseted, and the coxcombed
When Kate, Brigid, Rita, and Jane McDonald joined the Sisters of St. Joseph nearly 50 years ago, they knew that nuns worked hard, lived modestly, and wore long cloaks. The sit-ins, marches, and street protests didn't come till later.
As a playwright, singer, and adman, Craig Wright has played to many audiences. As a divinity student, though, he'll soon perform the mother of all scripts, chapter and verse.
Hennepin County Housing Court was set up to resolve disputes between landlords and tenants. So why do the landlords keep winning?
There's too much pork for just one fork in St. Paul's stretch of the Mississippi
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.
Gangland fears, carjackings, welfare-bashing: The O'Kasick brothers' crime spree--which ended 40 years ago this week--had it all.
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."
Races to watch in the metro area.
The history of an entire city echoes through the empty rooms at 3044 Third Avenue South.