Today, President Obama comes to Minneapolis for an overnight trip. It's his second trip to the Land of 10,000 Lakes this year. (Check out our humorous post about the first here.)He'll be at a private fundraiser hosted by Sam and Sylvia Kaplan tonight, and tomorrow, the president will deliver a speec ... More >>
Today, Target confirmed that in addition to credit card numbers, the cyberthieves who recently victimized roughly 40 million shoppers made off with "strongly encrypted" PIN data.RELATED: Target breach: Tech blogger outs guy allegedly selling stolen card info [PHOTOS] That seems extremely con ... More >>
Vine user "maker of ropes" put together a very cool video that gives you a glimpse of all Minneapolis' mayors in six seconds.SEE ALSO: The Wall Street Journal's weekend in Mpls owns Reuters' "breakfast at Potbelly" version What do they have in common? Well, aside from Sharon Sayles Belton and may ... More >>
Playboy recently dispatched writer Sarah Brumble to spend an evening in Minneapolis and write about it. Suffice it to say the results are more Wall Street Journal than Reuters, if you follow me.SEE ALSO: Mel Gibson bops around the Twin Cities, asks women to take their shirts off [PHOTOS] That said, ... More >>
Buzzfeed is out with another of its zany "you know your from this city" lists, and this time it's Minneapolis' turn for the local in-jokes.But the darling of your Facebook friends could have summed it all up with the answer "if you read City Pages," because they sought inspiration in our pages not o ... More >>
Just weeks after Reuters published its hilariously sad write-up about reporter Mark Meadows' weekend in Minneapolis, the Wall Street Journal dispatched correspondent Matthew Kronsberg for the same purpose.SEE ALSO: North Dakota Capitol reporters repeatedly warned about wearing revealing clothing And ... More >>
Your suspicions were right: strawberry-flavored Fruit Roll-Ups don't actually contain any strawberries, and that "made with real fruit" slogan stamped on boxes can be a bit of a stretch.Starting in 2014, packaging for the popular snack food will have to be more up front about both of those claims. ... More >>
During an appearance on Jan Mickelson's radio show late last year, Michele Bachmann said her favorite gun is the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle.SEE ALSO: Thomas Caffall, Texas A&M shooter, was a Michele Bachmann supporterThat's the same controversial high-capacity gun used by Adam Lanza to kill 20 child ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Michele Bachmann pledges to ban "all forms of pornography" if elected president-- Bachmann pledge: Black families were better off during slavery than they are under Obama-- Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch: "There is a way to have a more 'forcible rape'" [VIDEO]While running for pres ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Longfellow Park Obama threat: Is murdered cat a message for the president?Four years ago, Issac Aguigui was in St. Paul, serving as a page during the 2008 Republican National Convention. Now, he's facing murder charges and allegations he was the ringleader of an Army plot to assassinate Pr ... More >>
This morning, a photo of Wade Michael Page -- the 40-year-old U.S. Army veteran suspected of being the sole gunman responsible for the Milwaukee-area Sikh temple shooting that left seven dead yesterday, including Page himself -- began to circulate around the internet.The photo was released by the So ... More >>
SEE ALSO: US Bank closes UC Davis branch, cites "intolerable" Occupy protestsMinneapolis-based US Bank is one of the biggest, baddest slumlords in Los Angeles, the city alleges in a civil lawsuit filed yesterday. The suit reportedly seeks "potentially millions of dollars in penalties and restitution ... More >>
A man named Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-bop-bop was arrested last Thursday near the Wisconsin state Capitol in Madison.That's his real name. Weird Wisconsin, indeed.
Minnesota's excellent credit rating got knocked off its feet yesterday by Fitch Ratings, thanks to the government shut down. We've gone from a triple-A rating to double-A plus. The upshot is that the state will have to pay higher interest rates when it borrows money. But before everyone sta ... More >>
Michele Bachmann will announce on Monday again that she's running for president -- just in case anyone missed the last time she said she was running for president, or the fawning national press reports that have followed. This time will be different, though. Reuters says she'll make the an ... More >>
As the world cowers in fear of the Great Retribution "about" to befall us, we have to wonder what we're so afraid of. Firstly: if everything is reduced to nothingness tomorrow, then our unexistence probably won't bother us too much. I mean, gnomes and unicorns don't seem too upset about their ... More >>
The pageant has a strict "no fat chicks" policy.A beauty queen in Texas lost her title, according to Reuters, for a variety of infractions, including eating too many tacos.The 17-year-old Miss San Antonio, Domonique Ramirez, was initially stripped of her crown in late January, with pageant direct ... More >>
Photo: Mark Riechers/FlickrDemocrats abandon ship in Madison.Republican Gov. Scott Walker wants to strip public employee unions of their collective bargaining rights, and he's threatened to call out the Wisconsin National Guard on public employee union members if they go on strike. And now, ... More >>
S.D. Rep. Phil Jensen says this is all a misunderstanding.A bill that could make murdering an abortion provider a justifiable homicide was apparently this close to becoming law in neighboring South Dakota. But Phil Jensen, the Rapid City Republican and avid abortion rights opponent who authored ... More >>
We prefer grass-fed...At the Medical University of South Carolina, Vladimir Mironov, an M.D. and Ph.D, is trying hard to grow meat. Yes, you read that right--he's bioengineering the stuff--or at this point, animal skeletal muscle tissue--in a small lab in Charleston at the school. According to an ... More >>
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Photo courtesy Julie PearceJulie Pearce comforts an earthquake victim in HaitRemember Julie "Jitterbug" Pearce, the former reporter at KBJR-TV in Duluth who quit her job to put her nursing skills to work with relief efforts in Haiti after the massive earthquake there in January? She says sh ... More >>
Leaders gather in Minneapolis with purses full of hand sanitizer
In what is being described as "unprecedented," the departments of justice and agriculture will be teaming up to go after anticompetitive agricultural monopolies.
A Plainview, Minn. dairy cooperative has voluntarily recalled some of its products in light of a salmonella scare.
The popular online classified site bows to pressure from law enforcement.
St. Paul company outprofits Gannett, McGraw Hill, New York Times