Since we don't have to run air conditioners for the vast majority of the year, you might think living in Minneapolis (America's coldest major metro) is less energy-demanding, in terms of heating and cooling, than living in Miami (American's warmest metro).SEE ALSO: Climate change could make Mpls the ... More >>
At its regular Wednesday night potluck and meeting last week, Occupy MN announced that it was cutting ties with its high-profile spin-off group, Occupy Homes MN. The decision, which was made by the protest organization's seven-person media arm, came with an explanation."While it is laudable to work ... More >>
Food bloggers from around the Twin Cities are banding together this Saturday, April 28, at Midtown Global Market for the third-annual Blogger Bake Sale, which benefits a national campaign to end childhood hunger in America. The bloggers will be selling bread, cookies, cake pops, and even jams and mu ... More >>
WikipediaXcel Energy and other utilities sided with the EPA in court and won.In news that initially sounds like a contradiction in terms, the Environmental Protection Agency and five major utility companies including Minnesota-based Xcel Energy, have scored a win together in the U.S. Supreme ... More >>
E85: It's the corn.Minnesota is officially the best state when it comes to replacing gasoline with alternatives that don't line the pockets of Middle East oil sharks, according to the Department of Energy.
For that, we can thank the corn, and the Twin Cities Clean Cities Coalition.
Martha StewartCan iPhone apps of virtual desserts make you thinner?It's mid-January, and our New Year's resolutions to lose weight and eat right are already distance memories. Don't beat yourself up too much, there's some unconventional help on the way. According to a Utrecht University study, wo ... More >>
Image by William Hook If you're a regular commenter on a website, from Gawker to Livejournal
to Secrets of the City, then you probably have some cyberspace friends.
You know, those people that make you laugh when they comment, the
ones who make the point you wanted to more succinctly, and whos ... More >>
It's hard to find a restaurant without a website anymore--will phone apps be the next standard marketing tool? The Herkimer Pub and Brewery has jumped into the game with its own free phone app. The Uptown brewpub plans to keep its loyal customers informed about events, new beer releases, the ... More >>
Via Al Franken's Facebook pageIt sounds reasonable enough: Facebook ought to keep your personal information private by default.
But that's not what happens anymore. Facebook now shares your personal information with third-party vendors by default. And it now stores some data indefinitely. ( ... More >>
A troublesome family of synthetic chemicals called PFCs—many of them produced in Minnesota—is turning up in the bodies of people and animals worldwide. So why did the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency force its leading PFC researcher, Dr. F