At midnight, love become the law in Minnesota.SEE ALSO: Michele Bachmann wears Google Glass: Top 10 tweets As GLBT couples tied the knot at Minneapolis City Hall and other locations throughout the state, many were moved to tears. Others, however, were moved to hop on Twitter and crack good-natured j ... More >>
One day in mid-June, Paul Goetze went to a movie at the Northwoods Cinema Ten in Owatonna. After the movie, he allegedly broke into a rural home in Rice County and made off with about $3,000 worth of tools, the Owatonna People's Press reports. But his ticket stub stayed behind.In a bit of sleuthing ... More >>
It's May 3 in Minneapolis and it's snowing. Most of us regard that as an unfortunate development, but it's nothing compared to what happened in Owatonna Wednesday night into Thursday.GOOD DECISION: Mike Wallace turned down more money from Vikings because of Minnesota weather Over the course of that ... More >>
Saturday afternoon, Faribault police responding to a report of a stalled vehicle near the police station came across a grisly surprise. Inside the car was an unresponsive woman who had apparently been stabbed around 40 times, along with two very young children who were unharmed.SEE ALSO: Stillwater ... More >>
It's been a rough year for Mike Parry. The state Senator from Waseca began the year with aspirations to unseat Rep. Tim Walz from his congressional seat. But after an epic and inconclusive convention-night struggle, Parry was unable to secure the MNGOP nomination and in August he lost a primary to A ... More >>
Sen. Mike Parry, R-Waseca, has been a lot of fun. But for better or worse, his failed congressional run means his time in the legislature is coming to an end.SEE ALSO:-- Allen Quist flip-flops about his research in a Mankato "anonymous sodomy" adult bookstore-- Mike Parry laughed at during subcommit ... More >>
Just as fall is closing in on us, the good people of Northeast Minneapolis have devised a way to let the summer live just a little longer. Introducing the first-ever Northeast Riverfeast, taking place this Saturday, September 22. It's a late-summer music fest that smacks of block party meets farmer' ... More >>
See Also:Cover Story: Owl City's reclusive Adam Young opens up Carly Rae Jepsen on meeting Owl City's Adam Young and "Good Time"Owl City's "Good Time" collaboration with the Minneapolis Youth Chorus -- behind-the-scenesThe basement bleeps and bloops of Owl City have been one of Minnesota's best-kn ... More >>
The electro-synth-pop musician talks inspiration
SEE ALSO:-- Mpls becomes first city to declare support for Obama's DREAM Act policy-- Chipotle faces fresh federal scrutiny more than year after mass firing of Latinos in Minnesota-- Ed Hansen, Confederate flag-flying West St. Paul City Council member, back in troubleLater today, people will gather ... More >>
Owl City With Jayme DeeVarsity Theater, MinneapolisFriday, July 13, 2012Adam Young, aka Owl City, is learning to adapt to the music industry and playing to the still-recovering economy. After releasing All Things Bright and Beautiful last summer, his follow-up to breakthrough album Ocean Eye ... More >>
Related:Justin Bieber's snake finds home at Owatonna Zoo (PHOTOS)The Justin Bieber experience is headed back to the Twin Cities in October. The Biebs just announced a fresh North American tour, and it includes about three months of dates beginning in late September, and continuing through most of Ja ... More >>
Even if Justin Bieber isn't readily accessible in Minnesota, and old reptile buddy of his is just an hour's drive away from the Twin Cities. We're talking about Johnson, an albino boa constrictor who is the first celebrity snake to reside at the impeccably named RAD (Reptile & Amphibian Disco ... More >>
Today Show screen shotTelling the truth cost $50,000Nate and Nick Smith, the 11-year-old twins from Owatonna who tag-teamed a miraculous hockey shot three weeks ago, won't get the $50,000 prize promised for the shot. Last month at a charity hockey event, Nick Smith's name got drawn to try for a ... More >>
Screen shot KARE11Nate Smith after making the impossible shot Eleven-year-old twins Nate and Nick Smith of Owatonna got some major excitement at a celebrity hockey match in Faribault on Saturday when Nick's name got called to try for a center-ice shot. Nick wasn't in the arena, though. So Nate, ... More >>
Two greenhouse tomatoes: Which is tops?My tomato plants have flowers, but, alas, no fruit. It's just a little to early in the growing season to savor the juiciness of a homegrown Sweet 100 or Cherokee Purple. In anticipation of August, I had a hankering for tomato-cucumber-chickpea-red onio ... More >>
Ryan Stanley Hurd is going to prison.It's been more than a year since police tracked down Ryan Stanley Hurd in Tulsa and brought back to Minnesota to face justice in the bloody murder of his ex-girlfriend. Today, he found out he's going to spend the rest of his life behind bars after being ... More >>
Chef Jason Blair at Red Stag SupperclubWe continue our chat with chef Jason Blair of Red Stag Supperclub in Northeast Minneapolis, the first LEED certified restaurant in the state. After working in nationally acclaimed restaurants all over the Pacific Northwest (and Alaska) Jason's experien ... More >>
Good food shows up in Minneapolis in surprising places
Photo: Ruin RaiderIt's wet in Minneapolis. But it's wetter down south.Update: Gov. Tim Pawlenty has activated the National Guard. Details after the jump. Update: An island in Wisconsin is now floating away. Video after the jump. We here in the Twin Cities are grousing about another day of r ... More >>
Tumbling along the airwaves to nowhere
Updated: A twister touched down near Fergus Falls, killing one person, and Wadena has been heavily damaged by strong winds, MPR reports. But the worst of the storm gave the Twin Cities a miss. Via NOAA: A tornado watch wsa in effect for the following Minnesota counties, including those in th ... More >>
Photo: RanoushThe U.S. Department of Education has agreed to launch an investigation into anti-Muslim harassment at schools in St. Cloud and Owatonna, and the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said it welcomed the news. "Decades after the beginning of the civil r ... More >>
Via Har Mar's Tumblr blogThere's no excuse for staying indoors this weekend. In addition to the flurry of musical lineups taking over Northeast for Art-A-Whirl this weekend, the Lyn Lake Street Festival has booked an airtight cast of musicians to perform at its festivities this Sunday afternoon. ... More >>
Owatonna native Adam Young brought his breakout electro-pop act back home to the Twin Cities for two shows at the State Theatre on Saturday, and Steve Cohen took this set of photos at his matinee show. For another glimpse at the show, here's a video we found on YouTube of Young singing his hit (a ... More >>
So far, Muslim students in the Minneapolis and St. Paul schools have not come to CAIR with the kinds of complaints it hears from elsewhere in the state.
Gov. Tim Pawlenty diverted funds from the"Support Our Troops" license plate campaign to help pay the salary a Pawlenty employee involved with faith-based initiatives.
You only get one true shot at breakfast each day--unless you live at Perkins. If you really need to nail it, try this triumph at Café Twenty Eight.
Losses include the Suburbs' Bruce Allen, Dinkytowner, and Myth
More from our Q&A with Sean Tillmann in this week's print edition.
Sean Tillman never stops living the American Dream
The Owatonna superstar topped Billboard's Hot 100 today.
Ocean Eyes is a debut digitally devised to delight
If you knew your trip to the gas station for some milk and eggs was going to cost you $23 quadrillion, you'd probably just choose to go vegan.
Money magazine ranks the Minneapolis suburb No. 2 in the nation for its small-town charm and natural surroundings.
Could we just have every politician or kinda-politician run for governor in 2010, perhaps in a Lord of the Flies battle?
The U.S. House passed the more than $800 billion stimulus package this week. So what will Minnesota get out of it?
With this many choices of local, handcrafted treats, why go anywhere else?
A dishwasher accuses her bosses of being dirty creeps
KSTP targets a U of M instructor in the name of protecting America's borders
Black Friday at the Mall of America: Wish you were here. Wait a minute, you are here.
According to C.J. and the Owatonna People's Press, rap group G-Unit went on a $6,000 shopping spree at Wal-Mart in June, apparently resulting in two employees being fired for giving 10 percent discounts on two items totaling less than $50. Questions: Couldn't they have gone someplace that doesn't tr ... More >>
Latinos, Somalis, and the American dream in southern Minnesota