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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Nicollet Avenue bakery uses ingredients like house-made granola and locally brewed beer
A little something to remind us why Minnesota shouldn't be a national laughingstock.
The odd times of Larry McDonough
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 >>
Sen. Norm Coleman does an about-face on a bill that will hurt Minnesota farmers
You think winter in Minnesota sucks? Friend, you don't know anything about winter in Minnesota.
If C&H is the only sugar in your kitchen cabinets, you've got some sweet surprises in store
Meet the neighbors
Maverick Shawn McConneloug looks west for her latest dance and pony show
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.
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.
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.