Gov. Mark Dayton's 2013 tax return was released last week and shows that he gave $10,000 to charities -- 10 times as much as last year. His office did not respond to our request for comment, but judging by previous news coverage, the boost came in response to the governor's own criticism last Novem ... More >>
Former Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher resigned his post with the St. Paul Police Department Monday, ending a nearly four-decade-long tenure in law enforcement for a cop who built a reputation for doing things his own way. SEE ALSO: Meet Bob Fletcher: Ramsey County's most controversial cop Depu ... More >>
When Michael "Sammy" Samuelson went into hospice care in mid-December, the move also meant involuntary retirement from heckling the Twins. At the time, I asked him to guess the number of games where he had been in the stands, lobbing his signature long, creative, elaborate taunts at the players. He ... More >>
Moon rocks from the Apollo 11 moon landing found a safe home yesterday at the Minnesota Historical Society in St. Paul.The Minnesota National Guard recently found the moon rocks tucked away and forgotten among military artifacts in a storage unit in the Veteran's Service Building in St. Paul.When Ne ... More >>
Minnesota hasn't gone for a Republican candidate in a presidential election since 1972, when incumbent Richard Nixon edged Democrat George McGovern by five percentage points. Fear and loathing on the campaign trail, indeed.After November, it looks like it'll be 40 years and counting since a GOP pres ... More >>
A pillar of the community . . . Sam Landman in "A Sad Carousel"Clothes horse insult comic Herschel Douscheburg, currently starring in Pommelhorse's A Sad Carousel in the Minnesota Fringe, bears a passing resemblance to local actor Sam Landman; his nephew Saul could be mistaken for Matthew Glover. ... More >>
Band releasing rarities collection and playing show at The Turf Club on March 19
One of the best ways to understand a culture is through the films it produces. The Walker's ongoing film series is the motherlode of Chinese political culture.
In the latest SurveyUSA poll, Gov. Tim Pawlenty received a 53-percent approval rating in July. That's a six-point increase since June and ties with January for his best approval rating in 2009.
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Nor would she want to.
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