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 >>
Yesterday, Gov. Mark Dayton held a joint Capitol news conference with DFL and MNGOP legislative leaders.SEE ALSO:-- Senate Majority Leader-elect Bakk responds dismissively to pro-marriage equality email
-- MNGOP Rep.-elect Cindy Pugh is worried about "An illiterate, disengaged and lazy electorate"
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A week after Wisconsin resident Thomas Savka made waves with his "HANG in there OBAMA" sign (he says it's intended as a message of support for the president!), Rochester resident Laura Mulholland has upped the ante.SEE ALSO: "Hang in there Obama" sign, adorned with noose, displayed on Wisconsin road ... More >>
The preeminent Twin Cities food truck is moving into its winter weekend digs. The former River Bay Cafe in Bay City, Wisconsin, has been given a facelift and a shine. When can we expect to taste Chef Shack's delights in its new space?See also:Chef Shack opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant2011 ... 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 >>
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 >>
Despite the "Twin Cities hip-hop scene being oversaturated" this is the weekend that the Twin Cities hip-hop scene looks forward to the most. If you're thinking of heading down to Shakopee son Sunday for Soundset, better head there early or carpool; last year the traffic was held up for two hours. M ... More >>
Bird Sounds' upcoming New 7" was four years in the making, sort of. While they'd like to say they spent that entire time honing their craft, it was more accurately time spent honing the band itself. Relocations, graduate school, more relocations, and the usual interferences from real life (time, mon ... 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 >>
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 >>
The Metrodome is missing its bubble. The roof of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome has collapsed under the weight of the blizzard that hammered Minneapolis yesterday.
In place of a plaza and surrounding parking fields that should have been filled with pre-game hub bub, there's just blowing sn ... More >>
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: Andrew KelsallMinneapolis want you to walkYou want to die trying to cross the street? Move to Florida. At the very least, head south of the Mason-Dixon line. If you don't want to take your life in your hands while out for a stroll, just stay right here in Minneapolis. That's what the g ... More >>
Igor dwarfs First Lady Michele Obama at a photo opLife around us shorter folks must be a bit of an ordeal for Rochester's Igor Vovkovinskiy. Ducking through doorways, folding into cars, finding clothes that fit and pointing the shower head up, not down. But, owing to the fact he's 7 feet 8.33 ... More >>