Remember a month ago, when everybody was celebrating the Twin Cities' new ranking as the metro area with the lowest unemployment rate? The state pointed to it as more evidence that the area was coming back strong from the recession. Big networks like CNBC even got in on the act. Well, only a few we ... More >>
In a controversy reminiscent of the one the governor embroiled himself in this spring when he ill-advisedly suggested Minnesotans who want medical marijuana simply buy pot off the street, Mark Dayton is now backing off remarks he made about Minnesota's minimum wage during a meeting with th ... More >>
The couple shot to death last week in Eden Prairie following a high-speed chase involving a stolen car were gunned down because they wouldn't put down a knife, authorities say.THE BACKSTORY: Man and woman fatally shot following police chase on Hwy 212 After the heisted red Saab crashed on Highway 21 ... More >>
It seems that chain restaurants can't get enough of the Twin Cities lately. A few weeks ago, Dunkin' Donuts announced plans to roll out approximately 50 stores in Minnesota. This week, we found out Matt Kalil, the Vikings' offensive lineman, hopes to open Minnesota's first Pieology Pizza within a fe ... More >>
Around 4 p.m. Monday, authorities responding to an emergency call from a rural Olmsted County home found 18-year-old University of Minnesota-Twin Cities student Kayla Koranda in a shed, dead from a gunshot found. In the same shed, injured, was 19-year-old University of Minnesota-Duluth student Nicho ... More >>
Three deer stranded on the ice of Albert Lea Lake for two days were rescued thanks to the owners of Rochester's Medcity Hovercraft.SEE ALSO: Man rescues deer from icy lake [VIDEO]Informed about the stranded deer by a KAAL TV Facebook post, Doug and James Kenison hopped on their hovercrafts and came ... More >>
Despite rumors circulating that the opening of a handful of new Chick-fil-A locations in Minnesota have been bumped up to this week, reps from the company confirmed via email they are actually on track to open to the public this fall.Here's more on the what might have stirred the pot and which ... More >>
A new study by Mayo Clinic researchers finds that nearly seven in 10 residents of southeastern Minnesota are on prescription drugs, and researchers believe that proportion is comparable to the nation as a whole.FROM MAY: Cocaine, antidepressants found in roughly one-third of Minnesota lakes, study f ... More >>
We'll say this about Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria -- at least her views are evolving.SEE ALSO: Scott Walker says it's time GOP concedes defeat on gay marriage During a debate in September, Franson infamously said she "personally" doesn't believe homosexuality is "normal behavior." But barely ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Joe Mauer has the second-worst contract in baseball, says Yahoo!-- Minnesota Twins have increased in value more than any other pro sports franchise since 2000It didn't take Tsuyoshi Nishioka long to remind Twins fans why he spent the first four months of the 2012 season in the minor leag ... More >>
See Also:Wilco lend helping hand to Duluth floods victims Wilco's John Stirratt talks about the band's Minnesotan ties"It has something to do with my Catholic taste," Wilco guitarist Nels Cline says, regarding the variety of art galleries, stadiums, and churches where he's played for decades as a pe ... More >>
See Also: Trampled by Turtles join Twin Ports Bridge Festival to help Duluth flood victims The Duluth floods drowned my record collection Duluth flood updates: Low, Charlie Parr, & Trampled by TurtlesTip of the hat to Wilco for joining the cause to help those in need following the ma ... More >>
In a blog post published this morning, Rochester Post-Bulletin Managing Editor Jay Furst blasts the Star Tribune for publishing "a ridiculous story" about "a report" of an eagle killed by a wind turbine on the Minnesota-Iowa border.The story -- "Eagle may have died from wind turbine" -- was written ... More >>
Related:Rock the Garden Festival 2012 lineupRiver's Edge Music Festival 2012 at Harriet Island lineupWilco's Minnesota dates: Rochester and Duluth and that's itToday, the lineup will be announced for the 2012 Basilica Block Party. As Cities 97 reveals each of the acts scheduled to perform, we will u ... More >>
A new Mayo Clinic study found a dramatic rise in skin cancer rates among young people, with a particularly sharp increase for young women.The study, which looked at melanoma rates for 18- to 39-year-olds in 85-percent-white Olmsted County, found that from 1970 to 2009, the incidence of melanoma i ... More >>
The Commonwealth Fund just released its new Scorecard on Local Health System Performance, and it turns out we Minnesotans really have no good reason for ever getting sick or dying.How well Minnesota cities performed in the rankings is actually pretty ridiculous -- St. Paul ranked top in the natio ... More >>
You'll have to go elsewhere for five dollar pizza.CiCi's Pizza, the almost suspiciously inexpensive buffet restaurant, unceremoniously closed the doors at its Eagan store this weekend. The Eagan Patch reports there were hand-written signs reading "permanently closed" posted to CiCi's front door, to ... More >>
Despite the troopers on the road, this 4th of July turned deadlyMinnesota State Troopers were out 600-strong--every single one of them--on the highways on Maroon Day (Thursday, June 30)--traditionally the deadliest traffic day of the year. They pulled over 2,502 people and made 22 arrests for ... More >>
A fine excuse to dine out - it's for charity!Expect to find a friendly crew handing out cherry red stickers proudly declaring "I Ate" at local eateries this Thursday. April 28th is the Twin Cities annual Dining Out for Life event in which local restaurants pledge a portion of their proceeds ... More >>
Rochester man promised gold mines and made off with the cash
Podcars: Coming to Winona?The Pawlenty administration has approved at least $150,000 since the start of the year on personal rapid transit system studies. That's despite the fact that key state lawmakers have told MnDOT not to waste taxpayer dollars on PRT and podcars. Isn't it usually the ... More >>
Photo by worakIf you're an adult who still enjoys a cool wet wipe after using the bathroom, you could be in for one heck of a nasty butt rash. So says the Mayo Clinic in Rochester in a new report about toilet paper wipes that use a chemical preservative called methylchloroisothiazolinone or MCI.& ... More >>
Susan Mukuhi MwarabuNorthfield 6th grade teacher Susan Mukuhi Mwarabu, 30, of Rochester, pleaded guilty in Ramsey County District Court to third-degree felony assault yesterday, following a Mike Tyson moment last month at the Uptowner cafe in St. Paul in which she bit off a piece of someone's ... More >>
He'll also be at the Apache Mall in Rochester on March 19, and the Rosedale Center on March 22.
The proposal is likely to create another budget bone of contention between the governor and the DFL-controlled Legislature.
Baker. Blackburn. Liriano. Perkins. Swarzak. Slowey. Gabino. Pavano. Manship. Duensing. Did I forget anyone?
After apologies and a promise of compensation, passengers from the six-hour tarmac nightmare called the company's attempt to compensate them an insult and a flat-out "shut-up package."
Restaurant is located at one of the city's coolest "new" crossroads
Lucky for Minneapolis, the major Minnesota city is only down an estimated 142 residents since 2000 for a total population of 382,605.
Thursday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
Liberal group Americans United for Change is trying to put the pressure on Gov. Tim Pawlenty to certify Al Franken as the winner.
The beloved psych-rock quartet hits the road in March with daring noise rocker Wavves.
Next month is gearing up to be a crazy time for live shows. Here's a list to help you plan out a successful Rocktober 2008.
The great Minnesota brain freeze: 82 chances to cheat with Google and win valuable prizes!
Be on the lookout for a pale-faced Grant, JacksonMinneapolis police officer Rob Allen held a press conference this afternoon to alert local businesses to be on the lookout for counterfeit $20 and $50 dollar bills. At least six counterfeit bills were used in downtown retail outlets yesterday, and two ... More >>
The Twins patch together a strong start