After over 2,000 days without a raise, members of the Star Tribune Newspaper Guild will see their chant -- "Show us the green in 2013" -- answered. On Wednesday, the union approved a new contract. See Also: - Star Tribune Guild workers rally outside of the newspaper's headquarters - Star Tribune Gui ... More >>
Yesterday, news broke that Rep. Steve Gottwalt, R-St. Cloud, was taking a full-time job with the Minneapolis-based Center for Diagnostic Imaging, a registered lobbying associating.While it's certainly not a good look for a legislator to be working simultaneously for a lobbying association, initial r ... More >>
On Saturday, the MNGOP met in Blaine to discuss the butt kicking the party received last month and to look ahead to the 2014 election.SEE ALSO:-- John Kriesel for governor? "I would never rule out a run," he says -- Hann: Some state employees "do nothing," salaries "a clear misuse of public dollars" ... More >>
A day after Republicans proposed a fiscal cliff counteroffer, Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison says a path to striking a deal before the end-of-year deadline is "more opaque." "I think there should be a deal," Ellison told City Pages earlier today. "I think we do need a deal. But we're not going ... More >>
The Twin Cities may be among the most healthy metros in the country, but a new study concludes Minnesota is on pace to be really fat in the not-so-distant future.Get ready to suck in your gut: A new study by the Trust for American's Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation finds that at the current ... More >>
Chris Mars, one of the founding members of the Replacements, has been rather quiet musically over the last decade and a half, preferring instead to dedicate his artistic talents to his paintings rather than his music. But the persistent health struggles of former bandmate Bob 'Slim' Dunlap has caus ... More >>
If Michele Bachmann loses her U.S. House seat to Jim Graves this November, she could always try her hand at running for parliament in Switzerland. That's because on March 19, Bachmann became a Swiss citizen. Her spokeswoman explained that because Marcus Bachmann is of Swiss descent, he and Michele h ... More >>
When we hear the words "PolitiFact" and "Minnesota" in the same sentence, it's usually because Michele Bachmann has scored another "Pants On Fire" award for spouting more unbelievable crap about Barack Obama. Today is different. Even though he's getting tepid reviews for his debate with the ... More >>
But HealthPartners and other insurance companies won't pay for it
Photo by Nick VlcekSolid Gold, Lookbook, Speed's the Name, and the Desert Vest are rallying to play a benefit show at Nick and Eddie tonight for Kyle Sturges, a friend of the musicians on the bill who is in a coma following a dirt bike accident. Tickets are $25 and go directly to the family to re ... More >>
WCCO reports that the about a dozen kitchen staffers at Ichiban walked off the job on Friday because they were unhappy with working conditions and health insurance costs. Remaining staff called those who had made reservations--about 80 people--and told them the restaurant was closed until new ... More >>
R. Christopher Barden, an Republican lawyer from Edina, formally announced his candidacy for Attorney General today.In a statement posted on the True North blog last night, Barden laid out his platform, which includes a lot of red meat for the GOP base: lock up more criminals, be more business-fr ... More >>
Keeping it classy, someone angry about the passage of health care reform -- and unwilling to identify themselves -- has mailed a condom to Rep. Betty McCollum's St. Paul district office with the declaration: "Betty McCollum you've been dry f***** by the liberal party." Maria Reppas, McCollum ... More >>
Here's a handy window into the incestuous relationship between the D.C. press corps and Capitol Hill.
A Republican may win the late Ted Kennedy's Senate seat.
She sounds off on Ron Paul, health care, and, of course, liberty
During a tele-town hall organized by the Republican Governors Association, Pawlenty said asserting state sovereignty would be a possibility to reject the bill in Minnesota.
Savage said "the Michele Bachmanns of the world and the Glenn Becks of the world are actively and consciously, or subconsciously, trying to get... the president killed."
St. Paul welcomes all health care reform lovers, haters, and anyone who fears euthanasia by Obama.
Palin's claim of Obama "death panels" has been called out as major bullshit by just about everyone. We've got a run down of where this false information came from.
Alaska gubernatorial quitter Sarah Palin is learning a lesson or two on fear mongering from our very own Rep. Michele Bachmann.
Obama released an official statement on Al Franken's win of Minnesota's vacant U.S. Senate seat.
Minneapolis police officers arrested 17 people for trespassing yesterday afternoon at a labor rally in downtown Minneapolis. The protest was held to support security guards locked in a contract dispute with five companies that are hired to safeguard office buildings.
With the DFL endorsement of Keith Ellison to run for Martin Sabo's congressional post, the race itself would seem to be a foregone conclusion. But is it?
The protest rally outside United Health Group headquarters this morning turned out to be a big dud.
More babies wanted less, using collection plate cash to buy breast implants, Dennis Quaid as W, the 2005 Punchy Awards, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
William McGuire, the CEO of the Minnetonka-based HMO United Health Care, should have another bountiful Christmas. Naturally, as chieftain of the second largest HMO in the nation, McGuire is handsomely compensated. But how, um, handsomely? According to Joel Albers, a health care economist with the or ... More >>
Cutting Medicare, suing God, condemning cartoons, ogling famous women in slips, annointing the Minnesota blog of the day and more...
Earlier this year, City Pages ran a Q&A with Dave Durenberger as a cover story. The former U.S. Senator from Minnesota gave a frank critique of the current state of his own Republican party, saying mostly how it had been taken over by big money and religious zealots. Some of the stuff that didn't m ... More >>
Retail giant doesn't want more California-style PR disasters According to Chris Serres in today's Strib, Wal-Mart is applying serious lobbying pressure to keep the state of Minnesota from compiling and publishing a list of the companies whose employees use the most state aid to make up shortfalls in ... More >>