:::: UPDATE :::: The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reports that while Target will pay Cornell "just" a $1.3 million base salary, the company has also agreed to pay him $19.3 million over the next four years to make up for income he would've made had he stayed at Pepsi. Target, in a manner ... More >>
Poor Tim Pawlenty -- even his fellow Republicans are throwing him under the bus these days.SEE ALSO: Tim Pawlenty jokes about punching homeless woman Pawlenty's once-promising but ultimately ill-fated presidential campaign is the target of criticism in an American Conservative column by Daniel Laris ... More >>
The Leinenkugel brothers are in town. In fact the whole "famn damily" is here. Led by the current brewery CEO Jake Leinenkugel, a fifth-generation decendant of the founder, they are making a stop in the Twin Cities as part of a months-long, multi-city road trip to visit Leini's top 24 markets. "It's ... More >>
Bore of pure fiction.Michele Bachmann's new book has been on shelves for two weeks now, and that's apparently where it's staying. "Core of Conviction" is a 224-page memoir and political manifesto, filled with half-truths and 109 exclamation points. Bachmann's been on a book tour since its releas ... More >>
Marcus racked up miles at an unbelievable rate in 2006.Marcus Bachmann got $6,230 in gas money at the end of Michele Bachmann's 2006 campaign for the U.S. House. Not only is that a lot of miles, but it might have violated Federal Election Commission rules, the Daily Caller reports. With the reimb ... More >>
MMA fighter and former St. Paul resident Brett Rogers, 30, was arrested and charged with domestic assault. Brett Rogers, a product of St. Paul who once challenged for the Strikeforce Heavyweight Championship, was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly treating his wife like one of his opponents. ... More >>
Nothing like a steak off the grillMost people who drink wine are not going to pop open a 2000 Chateau Montrose St.-Estephe, a 1998 Fox Creek McClaren Vale, or a 2005 Dr. Loosen Erdener Treppchen for their casual grilling event with friends. If you do pop these open, make sure I am invited. Fo ... More >>
If you're paying full price, you're paying too much.Paying too much? In tough economic times, one of the first budgetary cuts is often eating out. But with so many restaurants embracing social media and finding new ways to get customers, there's never been a better time to eat out. Here are 10 ... More >>
Is Tim Pawlenty the George W. Bush of the 2012 presidential election cycle, thanks to his ties to conservative Christian evangelical churches? Not compared to the way Bush wore his born-again faith on his shirtsleeve in front of any and all audiences, and conflated his faith with patriotism ... More >>
Minnesota cracking down on outlaw hunting practice
Heartland's Lenny Russo says some of it "borders on libel"
Heavyweight Strikeforce fight to air live on CBS Saturday
Meanwhile: Bachmann says more crazy stuff; Favre is favred
Free advice to T-Paw: Pick better battles. Cutting off non-existent funding wouldn't fly at Sam's Club.
One could spend an entire day at the fair without eating locally grown food
Fiji Water, founded by a Canadian mining and real estate mogul, now sells more than Evian in the U.S.
What Minnesota's governor needs to do to become No. 45
Monday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp:
Sarah "The Cheese Lady" honors White Bear Lake, by carving a bear out of a 500-pound block of cheese.
New Via and Gangchen Have Little in Common, Except That They're Serving the Needs of Their Diverse Communities Uncommonly Well
New Uptown hotspot restaurant Miami is retro Scarface meets Go-Go's bliss: Cool like neon, hot like cuties, silly and fun as kids
Auriga has closed—and so have Five and Levain. Is Minneapolis over?
What's the wallaby on the label of that shiraz trying to tell you? What about the syrah label featuring a generic chateau? Dear Dara answers all your peskiest wine questions.
St. Paul tavern The Happy Gnome offers nearly a hundred American craft beers, snazzy imports
[CITY PAGES BLOGS] Jack Sparks adds ten local alt-country favorites to Minnesota's Fifty Greatest Hits at The Other Side of Country. [THESE DAYS] An Wisconsin ice cream truck driver faces drunken driving charges after a woman said she saw him throw a malt liquor can out the window of his ice cr ... More >>
A reader worries that the sale of wine in grocery stores will kill funky Mom-'n'-Pop shops, but Dara disagrees
Minneapolis butcher bridges the gap between local, sustainable agriculture and hopeful home cooks
Wal-Mart politicizes Inver Grove Heights