Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. Ahead of Low's highly anticipated show at the Fitzgerald this Saturday night, an intimate la Blogotheque live performance from Paris by Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker leads t ... More >>
Man, you wonder how Jan Throndson is feeling this morning. Because yesterday, he lost his campaign for Rochester City Council president to a dead guy.SEE ALSO: MNGOP Rep. Keith Downey lists dead guys as supporters in newspaper ad (and loses election last night) Throndson was defeated by Denny Hanson ... 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 >>
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:Wilco's Minnesota dates: Rochester and Duluth and that's itThe excellent lineup for this Sunday's Kill Kancer benefit show includes local luminaries -- young and old -- but the all-star band Golden Smog will not feature an appearance by sometime collaborator Jeff Tweedy.Over the years, the g ... More >>
Last weekend, for the second time in just over a year, unknown vandals spray-painted "KKK" and a swastika onto the house of a Somali family in Rochester.Muslim civil rights leaders aren't taking the latest incident lying down. Lori Saroya, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relati ... More >>
Minnesota is known for lots of things. Lakes, casseroles, and an intentional lack of eye contact immediately come to mind. What Minnesota in not particularly known for is cheese. That's been the hallmark of our neighbors to the east since the borders were drawn. Whitney McChane is on a one ... More >>
Related:SXSW: Polica as the road teamPolica at First Avenue (with cover shoot outtakes) River's Edge Music Festival 2012 at Harriet Island lineupAlthough MInneapolis electro-percussive soul collective Polica aren't quite at the level of an Ellen DeGeneres shout-out yet, they're about to get a huge a ... More >>
Yesterday, the House and Senate approved two distinct abortion crackdowns.The House bill would ban so-called "telemedicine abortions" and require the physical presence of a doctor when an abortion is performed. The Senate bill would mandate abortion clinics to be licensed and subject them to random ... More >>
Being the tallest man in America isn't as fun as you might imagine.'If I were that tall,' you might be thinking, 'I'd surely make a fortune playing basketball.' But it's impossible to play basketball when your feet, clad with ill-fitting shoes, are unable to support 7'8" worth of girth.That's the ... More >>
Eleven years after selling out First Avenue for the very first time, Atmosphere make a triumphant return to the Mainroom tonight as part of their second annual Welcome to Minnesota tour. The circuitous trek through their home state has already found Slug and Ant hitting up Mankato and Bemidji ... 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 >>
Smooth.If you live in Olmstead County, you're now about half as likely to die of a heart attack than you were ten years ago. That's according to a new paper out of the Mayo Clinic. So what are our southern neighbors doing that's so heart healthy? Researchers at Mayo think it's because they can' ... More >>
Robert M. Lee, gentleman millionaire.He owned the private jet winging its way from Reno to a Rochester hospital, so 83-year-old millionaire Robert M.Lee must have figured he could treat the paramedic flying with him like a piece of property too. "I can do whatever I want," he told the nurse, who ... More >>
The betting form was supposed to be routed through the office of a legislative aide for Sen. David Senjem.Evidently the prospect of shutting down state government and laying off 36,000 state workers is so entertaining to some Republican staffers at the Legislature that they ginned up a March ... More >>
The "Choose Life" llicense plate being proposed by Republicans.Republicans are busy in the culture warrior kitchen. Today, a group of them introduced H.F. 91, which calls for the creation of "Choose Life" license plates. Funds from the sale of the plates would be directed only to counties that a ... More >>
Photo by Dan MonickAtmosphere is embarking on a hyper-local tour next month for a trek they are billing as the "Welcome to Minnesota" tour. Prof, Los Nativos, and DJ Abilities will be along for the ride on the five-date journey. There's no Twin Cities date on this tour, so metro fans will have to ... More >>
A new show called M@d About had its launch this week, and it features two very lovely local bands as the principal musical talent. Total Babe and Nice Purse's gauzy, child-like, cedar-scented pop seem a pretty great compliment for "a sketch comedy show that explores topics important to teens, twe ... 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 >>
After a lengthy investigation led to the removal of more than 200 dogs and rabbits from a farm, the owner of the animals is getting a probationary slap on the wrist.
Jonathon Sharkey tells us via phone from Tampa, Fla., that he's out of jail, and he still plans on announcing his candidacy on the Ides of March.
Jonathon Sharkey tells the Rochester Post-Bulletin to beware the Ides of March.
Champps' Minneapolis location was sued last week for not paying for over $170,000 worth of goods and services.
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
There are a lot of inappropriate (and illegal) things that happen behind hotel room doors. But is watching pay-per-view porn one of them?
Thursday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
Minnesota's economy will completely fall apart in about seven months and we can only point our fingers at the obvious: those nasty little scoundrels heading back to school before Labor Day.
Galvanic punks Sweet J.A.P. split up last year, but their members have remained friends and found love in a handful of new bands
The Living Dead of the Night
Being a collection of notes on the art and science of sleeplessness, with a helpful sidebar on the commercial attractions of the night.
The Politics of HIV Testing
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