Minnesota is behind only Massachusetts and New Hampshire on WalletHub's list of the safest states to live in.The study accounts for workplace safety, emergency preparedness, home and community stability, traffic safety, and financial security, with Minnesota ranking in the top 10 in all but one of t ... More >>
The FaintFine Line Music Cafe, MinneapolisSaturday, May 24, 2014Just before the Faint took the stage, a large drunk man pushed his way towards the front row, turned around, and grinned. "Everyone forgot about the Faint three years ago," he slurred. "I heard Reptar four years ago in New Hampshire and ... More >>
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 >>
How the U.S. Chamber of Commerce became the greatest (bumbling) enemy of America
Out of all 50 states, Minnesota was the third-healthiest in 2013. This past year, Minnesotans had the fewest days of poor physical health, fewest heart-related deaths, and lowest number of years lost to early death.So says the latest edition of America's Health Rankings, a comprehensive index that r ... More >>
A lot of pregnancies in 2008 were a surprise.So says a new report from the Guttmacher Institute, which studies reproductive health. When one of its researchers crunched the 2008 numbers, she found that in 31 states, more than half of pregnancies were unintended.Minnesota, though, wasn't one of them. ... More >>
Yesterday, the California-based Institute for College Access and Success released its seventh-annual state-by-state student debt report, and it turns out Minnesota is right near the top of the charts when it comes to average debt load for college grads.SEE ALSO: Economic recovery? What economic reco ... More >>
It's often said by Twin Citizens that we're lucky to have a music community that's not only vibrant, but is so encouraging of collaboration and trust between artists. This Friday night, you have the chance to see some of that in action with the release of a special edition split 7" vinyl by two corn ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Minnesota is the state of the future, Gallup says-- MSP is the healthiest metro in country, says American College of Sports Medicine-- Minneapolis is the least stressful city in the country, new study findsMinnesota is the least miserable state, and Bloomberg has the numbers to back it u ... More >>
The United Health Foundation's 2011 national health rankings are out. Here's how Minnesota stacked up.
Michele Bachmann left Tim Pawlenty in the dust in the wake of the New Hampshire Republican debate on Monday, not among Republicans in the Granite State, but also nationally, if you believe the polls. She's vaulted into second place behind Mitt Romney in both cases.
Bachmann took the opportunity to announce her candidacy to the nation.Michele Bachmann appeared to be glowing at the beginning of last night's Republican debate in New Hampshire, and it didn't take long for us to find out why. Bachmann skipped the first question posed to her by stealing the thund ... More >>
God's given her the all-clear.Michele Bachmann just spent the day in New Hampshire, glad handing around and attracting a bunch of reporters who treated her like a Sarah Palin stand in. Because right now, she's acting like a presidential candidate, as opposed to a biker chick. And she says Go ... More >>
She's serious.Michele Bachmann has announced that she's going home in June to announce her White House intentions. Not her home in the 6th congressional district. No, she's going "home" to Waterloo, Iowa. She hasn't lived there since she was small child (and she's faked her own family's root ... More >>
Dave MacLaughlin, from his days in city government.Tim Pawlenty's campaign is hiring drunk drivers so consistently that you have to wonder if it's one of his application criteria. Today, Pawlenty named a number of operatives to his New Hampshire steering committee, including Dave MacLaughlin ... More >>
Just the other day, Rep. Michele Bachmann single-handedly relocated the opening battle of the American Revolution from Massachusetts to New Hampshire. Journalists took note. Embarrassing headlines were written. Now Bachmann, who has previously funked the history of slavery, the Founding Fat ... More >>
It's make-your-mind-up time.Tim Pawlenty says he will decide once and for all in the next two or three weeks whether he'll make a 2012 run for the White House. After three epic campaign commercials, a national book tour, frequent-flyer excursions to New Hampshire and Iowa, and incessant sucking ... More >>
After revealing just two weeks ago that - what luck! - Dwight Yoakam was to play the Mystic Showroom that weekend, but - goldangit - it was sold the hell out, I hate to again be the bearer of bad news. Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson will be playing the Mystic Showroom this Sunday (2/27 ... More >>
Tim Pawlenty has been making the media rounds, giving speeches and spreading campaign cash in the Granite State, but New Hampshire Republicans just don't seem to care when it comes to his potential race for the White House. He finds just 3 percent support there in a new Public Policy Polling ... More >>
Who is J.A. McClure? Who is J.A. McClure? According to Amazon.com, he's the author of a freebie smooch for Gov. Tim Pawlenty. But the Star Tribune's been trying to track the guy down, and the the closest they've come is a phone number for an Applebee's restaurant in New Hampshire (where it so ... More >>
A CNN poll released yesterday shows Pawlenty's support dropping among Republicans. In a survey of 498 Republicans, only 2 percent said they were most likely to support Pawlenty. That's down from 5 percent in the CNN poll from late March, and it puts him in a tie for seventh place with Indiana ... More >>
Dick Cheney once famously said that Ronald Reagan proved "deficits don't matter."
T-Paw's found a TV-friendly sound bite, and he's milking it for everything it's worth.
Our crazy Congresswoman hits the trifecta
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Southern singer/songwriter migrates north and turns Twin Cities out with Sankofa
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Why invoking Republicans as paragons of racial tolerance may not be such a good idea.
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