Around 7:30 p.m. last Friday evening, a 5-year-old named Jakob Schafer was chasing after a bouncy ball in a dark Oakdale parking lot during a school fundraiser when he was struck by a dark SUV that drove away from the scene.SEE ALSO: Matt Call is pissed off about Tyler Braunschweig's light hit-and-r ... More >>
:::: UPDATE :::: Vone Moua, owner of Malina's bar, murdered over pool table dispute, charges sayEarly Sunday morning, 45-year-old Vone Moua, owner of Malina's in Frogtown, was shot and killed inside his own establishment, and two others were injured. Neighborhood residents told Fox 9 that both of th ... More >>
Nearly five months after she disappeared, Danielle Jelinek's body has been found.THE BACKSTORY: Aaron Schnagl, on-again/off-again boyfriend, is "person of interest" in Jelinek disappearance Jelinek was last seen in December with Aaron Schnagl, her on-again, off-again boyfriend. He was later identifi ... More >>
If you drive drunk tomorrow night, your name could go viral for all the wrong reasons.SEE ALSO: Oakdale driver pulled over while under the influence of McDonald'sThat's because law enforcement is planning to publish the names of folks they arrest during the state's largest DWI patrol on Twitter alon ... More >>
When President Obama spoke in North Minneapolis earlier this month, he characterized his proposed semi-automatic rifle ban as "one thing we can do" to reduce gun violence and thereby save lives. But the numbers suggest a ban of that sort might have minimal impact.SEE ALSO: Would guns in the audience ... More >>
-- Scroll to bottom of post for updates -- Around 6 p.m. last night, a 34-year-old man opened fire on random cars near the intersection of Hadley Avenue North and 7th Street North in Oakdale, injuring at least two and killing a 9-year-old boy.SEE ALSO: Retek building shots fired report made by Targe ... More >>
43-year-old Kimberly Voelker is accused of lovin' two teenage employees she managed at the Red Wing McDonald's a little too much.SEE ALSO:-- Hamburglar lives! Bag of McDonald's swiped from unsuspecting customer -- Oakdale driver pulled over while under the influence of McDonald's Voelker faces two f ... More >>
President Pimpin Austin Sr., 21, has been charged with felony domestic assault, violating an order of protection, and felony malicious punishment of a child for allegedly beating his then one-year-old son and the boy's mom.SEE ALSO: Robin Hood busted stealing computers from St. Louis Park tech store ... More >>
With 2012 in its waning days and the world apparently not at an end, it's time to sift through the nearly 2,000 City Pages Blotter posts published this year in order to take a look at the top stories.This top 10 list is based loosely on our traffic numbers, with added consideration given to stories ... More >>
Five days after she was reported missing, there's still no sign of Danielle Jelinek. But authorities have now named Aaron Schnagl -- her on-again, off-again boyfriend -- as a "person of interest" in the case.SEE ALSO: Missing Minneapolis girl was simply crashing at a different friend's house Schnagl ... More >>
A driver recently spotted swerving his car erratically on Greeley Street in Stillwater wasn't drunk, high, or on bath salts. But he was under the influence -- of Ronald McDonald.SEE ALSO:-- Hamburglar lives! Bag of McDonald's swiped from unsuspecting customer -- Vikings' Jerome Felton, arrested for ... More >>
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty wasn't meant to lead a nation. But, since his August announcement to drop his 2012 presidential bid, he's made sure he's still governing something, somewhere. Pawlenty was named to Smart Sand Inc.'s Board of Directors on Wednesday, which marks his eighth appointmen ... More >>
National security laws have transformed America's most vulnerable immigrants into terrorists
Since his superintendent put the kibosh on Mike Stone's plan to bring two porn stars to his senior prom, the tenacious 18 year old has cooked up an alternate plan. He's calling it "porn prom" and his date Megan Piper is 100 percent onboard. "We're going to have it in another place," she said o ... More >>
Mike Stone successfully lined up a porn star prom double-date via Twitter... leading me to question why I never come up with good ideas like that.One catch -- Stone, 18, now needs to raise about $400 to get his date, Megan Piper, a plane ticket to the Twin Cities for Oakdale High School's May 12 ... More >>
Mike Stone probably spent the last 24 hours dreaming about what it'll be like to take porn stars Megan Piper and Emy Reyes to prom.Awkward introductions. A romantic dance. A late night photo shoot, perhaps.But his dreams have already been dashed, as today, Oakdale superintendent Patty Phillips pr ... More >>
Oakdale senior Mike Stone really wants a porn star to be his prom date. Stone's been burning up Twitter tweeting variations of "hey brenda are u booked up on may 12 ?" to different porn stars, from Brenda James to Cherie DeVille. (Not that we know anything about that!) "Mad Mike" says he's 18 ... More >>
Bill Pulkrabek: This is the face of an innocent man.Bill Pulkrabek, the alleged drunk, neurotic, cat abusing, girlfriend-hair-dragging former campaign manager for Michele Bachmann pleaded not guilty to domestic assault yesterday. Pulkrabek, who is credited with launching Bachmann's political care ... More >>
Presidential contender Michele Bachmann has already been tied to the Bill Pulkrabek mistress domestic assault scandal, but it now appears that there is a connection to Tim Pawlenty as well. Pulkrabek was arrested on Memorial Day after a woman told police the married Washington County Commiss ... More >>
Get a taste of Edina.Started as a vehicle to showcase the fine restaurants of the Southwest Suburb, the Taste of Edina has grown over the years to include many, many fine quaffs from the City of Edina's Liquor Stores. Chosen by Store Director, Steve Grausam, seventy wines, twenty beers and eighte ... More >>
FacebookThis isn't one of Noirjean's victims, but the internet is still a terrible place.You can crank your Facebook privacy settings as high as you want, but it won't do any good if someone gets access to your account. Let that happen, and you might soon find yourself staring at your private ... More >>
A blizzard's just another excuse to play in the snow.Congratulations. You survived Snowmageddon. We've listed the Top 20 snowfall totals for the Twin Cities area below. Now you need to shovel out the car and pay attention to the Snow Emergency parking rules (we're on Day 2). Stay warm.
The heist started impressively, but didn't end that wayThat machete in accused robber Christopher Lee Stensgard's right hand looked pretty badass as he jumped the pharmacy counter of the Walgreen's on White Bear Avenue in St. Paul on June 23. Police say he scared the bejesus out of the staf ... More >>
Babcook faces a felony charge worth 20 years behind barsJohn T. Babcook is this morning's poster child for road rage,sitting in jail on a first-degree assault charge, after he ran down a fleeing 23-year-old Oakdale woman "like a dog" in the Hill-Murray School parking lot in Maplewood. Cops s ... More >>
Twin Cities bus drivers seem to have an endless last chance
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Mike, Crow and Tom Servo of MST3K take part in a live simulcast lampooning of Plan 9 From Outer Space.
Friday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
Thursday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
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A 71-year-old sportswriter refuses to give up his sources
Swelling monsterplexes. Bankrupt chains. Cutthroat competition. A glut of screens leaves the national and local movie-theater business reeling.
Seven years ago Tony DiIoia was a bright-eyed Minneapolis rookie. Then came the beatings, the lawsuits, and the pink slip.
Cave Paper rides the renaissance of fine-arts papermaking
Even lesbians can learn to love Long Island.
East Side residents called their own hearing to ask Ramsey County Commissioner Dino Guerin and his colleagues to stop a 1978 plan to build in Battle Creek Park.