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 >>
Hockey locker rooms are a fortress of ball-breaking, where half-naked and sweaty muscle men pit testosterone against wit.So it should come as no surprise that Zach Parise's Wild teammates got a hold of this glam shot and used it to make a point. Parise returns tonight after missing 14 games, and not ... More >>
Inspired by her 2-year-old cousin, the reigning Miss Minnesota, Danielle Hooper, will go to Menomonie High School's prom this weekend with Charlie Gainey, an 18-year-old junior who has Down syndrome.SEE ALSO: Target praised for using model with Down syndrome in adHooper, 20, is a junior at UW-Stout. ... More >>
Five U.S. cities -- L.A., D.C., Baltimore, Dallas and Tulsa -- are already pursuing a costly and competitive bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics. Now, Mayor R.T. Rybak wants to consider adding Minneapolis to that mix.See Also: - Ely goes all out for the 2016 Olympic bid - Cover: Vikings stadium pr ... More >>
Like Christmas, if expectations are set too high for any event or experience, disappointment is pretty much inevitable. Wait long enough for something to arrive, and when that something is over, the absence will sting like a salted wound.The 2012 London Olympics have come and gone, and the aftertast ... More >>
After all of the dust settled from the exciting athletic competitions staged over last two weeks, everyone turned their attention to the closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics last night at Olympic Stadium in London. Billed as "A Symphony Of British Music," the loose and jubilant closing cerem ... More >>
Given the propulsive-yet-tropical-yet-ethereal experimental pop in which High Places specialize, one might expect them to be a little standoffish, a bit removed, sort of aloof. To our surprise, the duo of Mary Pearson and Rob Barker turned out to be normal and chatty in a late March interview. In ... More >>
A day after the U.S. Men's Hockey Team's loss to Canada, the Minnesota state legislature votes to designate today as "Canada Day at the Capitol."
One man's vision of (twisted) Olympic grandeur. Reader submissions encouraged.
Have you been following New York's fashion week? Following Season 7 of Lifetime's Project Runway? Boy, I haven't.
The Rochester native was a member of two Olympics hockey teams and is one of the name architects of this year's squad.
Enjoy this video tutorial detailing the secrets of the mysterious Olympic sport. Shot locally at the largest Curling Club in the country.
Officials shortened the track after the training-run death of Nodar Kumaritashvili, and that the abbreviated run didn't suit his strengths.
This ought to silence those Germans who whined about her weight.
The land of 10,000 lakes, hockey rinks and ski trails will be well represented in this winter's Olympics.
Rap just spent the length of a Presidential term pretending Shani Davis doesn't exist.
U.S. women's curling team hopes to win big in Vancouver
Ely kind of spoiled their semi-funny April Fools' joke yesterday by announcing it a day early. Either way, we can't pretend they didn't go all out for a couple laughs pretending to go for the 2016 Olympic bid.
As if a small Minnesota town could get any more unfunny.
After Charles Carlson was busted for several major lies about his past, he says he plans to withdraw from the race.
Minneapolis transplant's cross-country skiing career hasn't been easy
Todd Bachman, of Lakeville, Minn., died from stab wounds, according to a U.S. Olympic Committee release. Barbara Bachman and the tour guide were taken to an area hospital with what were described as "serious and life-threatening" injuries.
A preview of Day 10, plus some randomness.
Fringe Central is going to be a hopping place today. At noon there's an ice cream social for families that Fringe together.
The recent revelations about the NYPD's practices preceding the 2004 Republican National Convention made many locals paranoid about the 2008 GOP blowout in St. Paul. But the controversy has made local officials a little uneasy as well.
The House hates warning labels, bleach battles cancer, puppy curling, the Winter Olympics on Hoth, Spongeback Mountain, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Olympic athletes get body armor, same-sex couples suffer defeat in New York, sci-fi crew recruitment quiz, tracking last-place Olympians, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
CITY PAGES BLOGS Bob Smith declares war on Minnesota state government over the cigarette tax at No Force No Fraud. A little cat photo-blogging and the amazing things you can do with Reddi-Whip at Pussy Ranch. THESE DAYS The U.S. military has hired Halliburton Co. for nearly $5 billion in new wor ... More >>
The only thing that could stop weightlifter Stacie Blaskowski from winning a third national title is Stacie Blaskowski
Contemplating the last child