On Monday Slate published an interactive graphic called the "United Steaks of America", a sort of meat heatmap, a meatmap if you will, of all the 50 states and their respective official meats. It's not a very scientific group of findings. They basically picked the meat or dish or novelty protei ... 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 >>
The difference between Minnesotans and Wisconsinites is an enigmatic question: Knowing it is one thing, but actually defining what separates the land of lakes from the land of Cheeseheads is trickier. Now, courtesy of a 13-year study of the personality traits of 1.6 million Americans, we have some ... More >>
The enthralling show explores the Jewish settler experience
From the can't-make-it-up files:On June 21, Republican North Dakota state Senator Joe Miller was arrested for DWI. (He pleaded guilty to alcohol-related charges last month.) Miller, 30, had open beers in his car and admitted to having about eight brewskis total that night. It was his second drinking ... 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 >>
A billboard recently erected in Moorhead has left some Chamber of Commerce officials with bunched panties.SEE ALSO: North Dakota tries to market itself as hookup haven, fails The plain-looking billboard (visible above), bought and paid for by the Greater North Dakota Chamber of Commerce, simply says ... More >>
Yesterday, The Awl published a story by the Star Tribune's Maya Rao about her trip to the sausage fest otherwise known as Williston, North Dakota.SEE ALSO: Legendary North Dakota: Top 8 Reasons No-Dak Is So Damn Sexy! Williston is located in oil-rich northwestern North Dakota, a region so starved of ... More >>
A bill signed into law today by Republican Gov. Jack Dalrymple is the strictest anti-abortion measure on the books in any state.SEE ALSO: North Dakota tries to market itself as hookup haven, failsThe law bans abortions as soon as a fetal heartbeat is detected. That can happen as early as six weeks i ... More >>
North Dakota is establishing itself as the most anti-abortion state in the nation with "personhood" bills that are working their way through the GOP-dominated Legislature.SEE ALSO: North Dakota Capitol reporters repeatedly warned about wearing revealing clothing If either of the measures are ultimat ... More >>
In 2006, the Twins suspended Bert Blyleven after he said, "We gotta do this thing fuckin' thing over again because I just fucked it up" as botched a pregame video voiceover he didn't realize was being broadcast live.SEE ALSO: Jamie Kuntz kicked off NoDak college football team after kissing boyfriend ... More >>
Want to get your hands on a semi-automatic rifle while supporting a good cause? Buy some tickets for the West Fargo Hockey Association's rifle!SEE ALSO: North Dakota tries to market itself as hookup haven, fails The rifle hopes to raise nearly $100,000 for youth hockey while allowing winners to choo ... More >>
Don't let the name fool you, North Dakota-based artist Mousey McGlynn is not a timid artist. The electro-pop musician expresses her talents not only musically, but also visually. Her single "Faith 1 (Sunday)" plays into the sound perfectly, swirling, warm, yellow/gold (if sound can be described in ... More >>
New data compiled and released by the Association of Religious Data Archives indicates that Minnesota is one of the most religious states in the country, with 56.3 percent of residents claiming some sort of religious affiliation.SEE ALSO:-- Mary Franson on DNC "God" debacle: "Peter denied Christ 3 t ... More >>
A freshman high school student in the border town of Fairmont, North Dakota is alive after shooting himself in the head during class yesterday.SEE ALSO: WCCO airs video of woman's suicide on I-94About 10 minutes into an 8:30 a.m. algebra class, the young man passed his girlfriend a note, told the te ... More >>
Ever have one of those moments where you just feel kinda stupid? Next time it happens, relisten to Donna the Deer Lady's rant and you'll feel smarter in a jiffy.SEE ALSO:-- North Dakota tries to market itself as hookup haven, fails-- Parts of downtown Moorhead "destroyed" by rampaging herd of deerDo ... More >>
During House debate on an ill-fated bill to renovate Minnesota's Capitol building, Majority Leader Matt Dean, R-Dellwood, took a pot shot at North Dakota's "Skyscraper on the Prairie.""Wisconsin has a pretty nice Capitol," Dean said. "Iowa has a fairly nice Capitol. North Dakota, I mean my goodness ... More >>
Compared to our five-state-area neighbors, Minnesotans like to live beyond our means.According to a new study by the Washington nonprofit Corporation for Enterprise Development, the average Minnesotan carries $10,355 in credit card debt. Residents of 27 states have more per-consumer credit card debt ... More >>
We all know excessive drinking, especially when combined with driving, can do significant damage to a promising political career. But what about tipping a couple back before you're of legal age?Of course, there's little to no precedent for that scenario -- not because under-21ers don't drink, but ... More >>
Last summer, American law enforcement used an unmanned drone to apprehend a group of alleged bad guys.This didn't happen in Afghanistan or Iraq -- it happened in North Dakota and represents the first time U.S. law enforcement has used a drone to make an arrest.Now, Fargo-based Bruce Quick, the at ... More >>
Earlier this week, North Dakota's tourism department spent a couple days trying to market the state as a Las Vegas-style hookup destination.That went over about as well as anyone who has spent five minutes in Fargo would imagine. Within 48 hours the ad, which was meant to run in newspapers and ma ... More >>
By now, you've no doubt heard about North Dakota's new "Legendary" ad campaign, which markets No-Dak as a state of skanks ready to have sex with any Tucker Max-clone willing to sit in a window and drink beer.But that's not the only thing Legendary about North Dakota. You don't get a nationwide re ... More >>
Photo by Erik HessFlattus Maximus performing his final show at First AveIt's been over a month since Gwar fans learned of the death of guitarist Flattus Maximus, a.k.a. Cory Smoot, which happened sometime in the hours following when Smoot and the rest of the band played a show at First Avenue and ... More >>
African penguins now residing at the Minnesota Zoo.A group of displaced penguins can stop worrying about where they're going to live. They belong to all of us, now that they've found a home at the Minnesota Zoo. African blackfooted penguins are endangered in the wild due to overfishing and oil ... More >>
The big blue wave should beak over us by evening rush.See that big blue wave on the radar photo? It's going to break right over the Twin Cities in time to make your even commute a pain in the neck. Or knuckles. (Insert your preferred pressure point here.) We're also looking for variations on ... More >>
Photo: bsabarnowlMinnesota or South Dakota? We know where we'd rather live.We're happy to land in the upper third of Forbes Magazine's rankings of states that are good for business. But our joy is marred by the fact North Dakota beat us out. Is a desolate stretch of frozen tundra really a b ... More >>
When did weather forecasting turn into a bloated high-tech TV production delivered by folks with goofy dimples, too much product in their hair and an itchy clicker finger?
A naked 16-year-old boy allegedly stole a car in Dunseith, N.D. Thursday morning with two young children inside. No explanation for the stealing of the car or his lack of clothes.
Another burger chain is elbowing its way in to the Twin Cities market. It's Burger Time!
After being exposed, Rev. Mark Ostgarden took the case to the police and resigned from his job as a pastor in Valley City, N.D.
Wednesday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
The North Dakota journalist and Concordia College graduate sentenced to eight years in an Iranian prison will be freed today and allowed to leave the country immediately.
Monday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
Minnesota's horribly unawesome economy won't be getting better any time soon. Suck it up and deal with it, the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis says.
What a shame our state's residents have become.
Thursday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
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That headline doesn't refer to the ten-ton shit-gorilla from south Chicago that the Twins are tailing (with increasing desperation; this buzz-kill even puts Cleveland's Wild Card chances well ahead of Minnesota's). No, I'm talking about my own to-do list, having spent the last week on the North Dako ... More >>