Red River Valley

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2014

    Harper's magazine profiles geriatric migrant workers in Minnesota

    In the August cover of Harper's magazine, Jessica Bruder writes of a tribe of geriatric migrant workers who "seem one injury or broken axle away from true homelessness." They travel the country in RVs, chasing seasonal, back-breaking employment, unable to retire. Many wind up running the floors of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2012

    Adam Budge, 18, charged with murder following friend's synthetic drug overdose

    Adam Budge gave his buddy, 17-year-old Elijah Stai of Park Rapids, a fatal dose of a synthetic hallucinogen. Budge, 18, could spend 25 years in prison as a result.Just before 10 p.m. on June 12, Budge and Stai were hanging out at Budge's East Grand Forks home when they mixed a white power -- 2C-I -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Mid West Music Fest, Day Two: The 4onthefloor, Rogue Valley, Ruben, and Midwest Dilemma

    Mid West Music Fest, Day Two: Featuring the 4onthefloor, Rogue Valley, Ruben, and Midwest DilemmaWinona, MNFriday, April 20, 2012See also:Mid West Music Fest Day One with Tapes 'n TapesMid West Music Fest, Day Three: Kimya Dawson, the MelismaticsFriday at the Mid West Music Fest brought sunny skies ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    May 25, 2011

    Sun Street Breads making Minneapolis a baking Mecca

    Nicollet Avenue bakery uses ingredients like house-made granola and locally brewed beer

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    The Popstream: The Suicide Commandos, "Burn It Down"

    A little something to remind us why Minnesota shouldn't be a national laughingstock.

  • Music

    November 23, 2005

    Twisted Familiar

    The odd times of Larry McDonough

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2005

    Norm's Sticky Fingers

    Pork, sugar, and other political commodities With theories on free trade and protectionism spanning the ideological spectrum (and creating some of the strangest political bedfellows in history), it's a pretty sure bet no member of Congress relishes an upcoming vote on a trade pact. Especially not ... More >>

  • News

    July 27, 2005

    Sugar Daddy No More

    Sen. Norm Coleman does an about-face on a bill that will hurt Minnesota farmers

  • News

    December 8, 2004

    Cruel and Unusual

    You think winter in Minnesota sucks? Friend, you don't know anything about winter in Minnesota.

  • Restaurants

    April 14, 2004

    Raising Cane

    If C&H is the only sugar in your kitchen cabinets, you've got some sweet surprises in store

  • News

    October 1, 2003

    Living in America

    Meet the neighbors

  • Arts

    April 16, 2003


    Maverick Shawn McConneloug looks west for her latest dance and pony show

  • News

    August 9, 2000

    The Candidate

    When did U.S. Senate hopeful Rebecca Yanisch get the idea to make affordable housing a top priority? It sure wasn't while she was running the Minneapolis Community Development Agency.

  • News

    December 8, 1999

    Hot Enough For Ya?

    Back when no one believed in global climate change, local meteorologist Bruce Watson sounded the alarm. Now that everybody's predicting disaster, he's bucking the trend again.

  • News

    September 23, 1998

    Growing, Owing, Gone

    The farm crisis was supposed to be over a decade ago­when the TV crews packed up and the celebrities went home. But in places like Renville County, farmers have been harvesting hard times ever since.