Years ago, yours truly interviewed Amy Klobuchar while she was touring a business in Faribault, Minnesota. As soon as I approached the senator to ask a couple questions, one of her aides swooped in with a tape recorder, presumably to ensure I didn't end up misquoting anything she said. I can't think ... More >>
Last night, Stephen Colbert was about to end the abortion debate once and for all by revealing where life truly begins... but then he was interrupted by more important breaking news about Cabela's jerky blaster recall.For more on that story, Colbert then cut to a news clip from KSTP, which he descri ... More >>
In conjunction with Har Mar Superstar's headlining show at First Avenue this Friday, Mayor R.T. Rybak has announced that September 20, 2013 will hereby be known as Har Mar Superstar Day. See also: Photos: Har Mar Superstar returns to the Turf Club
Carly Rae JepsenWith the WantedMinnesota Zoo, Apple ValleySunday, August 18, 2013There really couldn't have been a better location for Carly Rae Jepsen to visit in the Twin Cities than the Minnesota Zoo. (Sure, the Mall of America runs it a close second, but just the same.) The stony amphitheater, n ... More >>
MNGOP Senate District 24 candidate Vern Swedin thinks Democrats are rats, and likes to make teenage girls cry at Starbucks. Other than that, we're sure he's a great guy and a worthy successor to the impressive legacy left by Mike Parry, the outgoing District 24 Senator.SEE ALSO: Vern Swedin, MNGOP's ... More >>
See Also:Cover Story: Owl City's reclusive Adam Young opens upAs you may have gathered from this week's cover story, Gimme Noise headed down to Owatonna and met Owl City's Adam Young during one of his rare visits to his hometown. During a conversation at the local Starbucks, Young recalls that the o ... More >>
First Avenue to host nationally acclaimed local band
Granite City Baptist Church-Academy's anti-Islam ad in the St. Cloud TimesEver wonder where some folks get their ideas about Islam? Some of them read what Pastor Dennis Campbell of Granite City Baptist Church-Academy has to say in this St. Cloud Times newspaper ad: "How do Moslems seek to ta ... More >>
Senator becomes Minnesota's most controversial in just two months
Hurd is accused of stabbing his Eagan, Minn. girlfriend more than 100 times and leaving her in a ditch.
A 19-year-old aspiring pastry chef from Eagan was stabbed 109 times and left in a roadside ditch near Owatonna.
Surly Brewer Todd Haug eats about as well as he drinks. Raspberry chipotle bacon, anyone?
The Catholic Church's right turn touches off battles over dogma and diversity at the University of St. Thomas
A small town learns the cost of social engineering
The African HIV crisis--15 million dead, 25 million infected--hits home in Minnesota
Olympic Hopefuls' pop speaks volumes while the Twin Cities' best new band keeps tight-lipped
Call these places the heart of the heartland. Or call them the middle of the middle of nowhere. One thing is certain: When you picnic on truck stop food in the cemetery beneath the oil refinery, you won't have to worry about other tourists
Meet the neighbors
Minnesota nice Sausage Sisters Pack links with wild rice, apples, more, more, more
A Jesse-free review of the headlines that made us wince in 2001
Elroy Stock writes racist letters and gives big money to little institutions. One recipient, Augsburg College, wanted to cash in without owning up.
Sean Na Na blows his own horn with dark, potent pop and not-so-ridiculous R&B
Some people think crack and furniture-stripping fumes made Chuck Strobel crazy. But it was the rural peace and quiet that drove him over the edge.