Rep. Pam Myhra, R-Burnsville, was recently contacted by a constituent who reported their mother's mugshot had appeared on a website that publishes booking photos en masse.The website offered to scrub the photo from the internet for a $500 fee, Myhra told us. But after her constituent forked over the ... More >>
The lockout of the Minnesota Orchestral musicians ended Tuesday when the board and musicians agreed to a new three-year contract, returning to the stage as soon as next month. "Both sides have compromised and the good news is we have reached a settlement," orchestra president and CEO Michael Henso ... More >>
Inhaling E-cigs might not be bad for you, but simply having one charging in your car can be dangerous.SEE ALSO: Rep. Phyllis Kahn to introduce bill restricting e-cigs during next legislative session Consider the case of local Christian author Jerry Lindberg, who shared the above photo of the inside ... More >>
In recent months, e-cigarettes have become increasingly regulated at the business, municipal, and county level.SEE ALSO: Rep. Phyllis Kahn on Seward voting lines: "Someone at the city should be executed"But Rep. Phyllis Kahn, D-Minneapolis, isn't satisfied with that, and next legislative session, sh ... More >>
State Rep. Phyllis Kahn is drafting legislation that could establish community-ownership of the dysfunctional Minnesota Orchestra.She's still working on the details. As it stands, the governor would oversee the creation of a new company, and that company would sell stock to raise the funds to buy t ... More >>
On Thursday, the Republican-run U.S. House passed a farm bill. This should be good news: The all-important package of legislation, which comes up for a vote every five years, expired in September 2012, and has left many in farm country in limbo.But the House's latest version of the farm bill -- whic ... More >>
The race is on for outgoing Mayor R.T. Rybak's office. Facing a crowded field of candidates, the six leading mayoral contenders are relying on a key measure to help them stand out from the pack: Who they can get to endorse them. See Also: - Who's in the race? A guide to the six candidates for Minne ... More >>
In 1995, Hollywood shot nine feature films in Minnesota, spending $128 million on in-state production costs. By 2007, that number had dropped to a single film, and $7 million.On Wednesday afternoon, Rep. Phyllis Kahn (DFL-Minneapolis) and Rep. Dean Urdahl (R-Action Township), announced their plans ... More >>
Yesterday, Rep. Mary Franson (R-Alexandria) and Rep. Phyllis Kahn (DFL-Minneapolis) teamed up to introduce a bill that would develop and regulate industrial hemp production in Minnesota.As it stands now, hemp -- marijuana's big, non-psychoactive sister -- is banned by the U.S. Drug Enforcement ... More >>
Andy Parrish must've had a slow Saturday -- he spent part of his evening trolling prominent DFLers on Twitter.SEE ALSO:-- Rep. Phyllis Kahn on Seward voting lines: "Someone at the city should be executed" -- Andy Parrish trolls Chris Kluwe on Twitter -- DFL cuts MNGOP Senate staffers' salaries; Bakk ... More >>
Last month, Minnesota Majority's Dan McGrath took lots of heat for blaming the not-really-that-close defeat of the voter ID amendment on voter fraud, despite not presenting any evidence fraud actually occurred. SEE ALSO: Minnesota Majority wanted you to follow buses leaving polling places on electio ... More >>
No doubt, Tuesday was a huge victory for supporters of same-sex marriage. But with the amendment defeated, Gov. Dayton signing legislation for at least a couple more years, and DFL majorities in the Senate and House, it makes you wonder -- what's stopping Democrats from passing a bill legalizing gay ... More >>
Minneapolis officials have demanded an apology from Democratic state Rep. Phyllis Kahn for a remark she made on election day.SEE ALSO: Phyllis Kahn compares R.T. Rybak's stadium flip-flop to Nixon's views on communism Kahn, frustrated about long voting lines in the Seward neighborhood that had some ... More >>
In a MinnPost column, Rep. Phyllis Kahn, D-Minneapolis, criticizes Mayor R.T. Rybak for serving as Governor Dayton's "best supporting actor" during the Vikings stadium drive.Kahn notes that Rybak "began his political career by railing against the evils of lavish taxpayer subsidies to professional sp ... More >>
Yesterday, the House and Senate approved two distinct abortion crackdowns.The House bill would ban so-called "telemedicine abortions" and require the physical presence of a doctor when an abortion is performed. The Senate bill would mandate abortion clinics to be licensed and subject them to random ... More >>
After Gov. Mark Dayton announced he would not accept a paycheck during the shutdown, we asked all the Minnesota legislators whether they would follow suit. While the vast majority didn't reply, we got some responses and put together a preliminary list. Now we've got our hands on the official li ... More >>
Jaypeg21How much weight you got in that thing?For more than a year now, Minnesota has enjoyed the distinction of being the only state in the nation where you can get charged for possession of bong water.Now some state legislators, tired of being the butt of national jokes, are trying to change th ... More >>
Public Domain Photos via flickrDon't throw them away!We know you usually just throw them on the compost heap, but wait... we've got some ideas about how to use all those pumpkin seeds that your October decorating scheme has left you with. And not to worry, we know that a "wild honey-hazelnut-pump ... More >>
Bar Bloody Marys it is folks.
Kahn doesn't seem too concerned about her competition. Based on Hovde's campaign manager's tune, she has no reason to be.
City must come up with $22.7 million
A state legislator says letting Minnesota farmers grow industrial hemp --in other words, the non-ingestible variety -- could pad their bottom lines.
Blotter covers the weird Twin Cities news fit to print
The bill would allow teens as young as 16 and 17 to drink at restaurants with their parents.
Minnesota Democrats have introduced a bill in the state Legislature that would seat Al Franken provisionally while the election contest is underway.
The Strib's annual cookie contest has a famous finalist...
Is Gov. Tim Pawlenty's change of heart politically motivated?
A new computer database system called CriMNet is supposed to revolutionize crime fighting in Minnesota. Cops, politicians, big business, and the media love it.
Longtime civil rights activist and agitator Ron Edwards talks about the city he loves and hates
Neighborhood groups say the Gopher/Vikings stadium drive is going too fast
'Lavender' quibbles with Dibble
Drugs and terrorism: Who's pushing who?
Is the debate over genetically modified crops being nipped in the bud at the state capitol?
Political machinations, intrigue, and good old-fashioned mudslinging: A look behind the scenes of the Minneapolis NAACP election scandal
The current investigation into rafting the rapids on Minneapolis's stretch of the Mississippi
The battle over the Office of Technology has ended. The bureaucrats won.
Paranoia causes the Legislature to do an about-face on industrial hemp production.
THE MINNESOTA CIVIL Liberties Union's controversial board-packing move last spring--widely regarded as a power grab orchestrated by MCLU founder Matthew Stark and current president Jules Beck--has been condemned as undemocratic by the n
City Council member Joe Biernat's trip to England heats up an old battle over a giant metal shredder slated for north Minneapolis.