-- Update at bottom --Last week, Minnesota came close to becoming the first place in the Western Hemisphere to experience an Ebola case when Patrick Sawyer, a 40-year-old Coon Rapids man, was stricken with the disease in Lagos, Nigeria shortly before he planned to board a flight back home.Though he ... More >>
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Pillsbury House looks at the intersection of African and Native American culture
The Cedar Cultural Center has long ago established itself as one of the best world music venues in the country, and in fact, was named just that earlier this year in a nationwide poll. Tonight they launch a new music series, African Summer on the West Bank, which will go a long way towards assuring ... More >>
Samuel Benda's lawyer says she his birthdate was chosen at random.Samuel Benda's case will turn on the veracity of a birth certificate that's on its way from Sierra Leone. Benda is charged with having sex with a minor and possession of child pornography. The former charge, the more serious ... More >>
Samuel Benda is facing two felony counts for his relationships.Samuel Benda is a 19-year-old from Burnsville who's facing serious prison time. Well, the part about prison time is certain; the same can't be said of the "19-year-old" part.Benda is facing two felony counts for his relationships with ... More >>
Madieu Williams FoundationMadieu Williams, Man of the YearInstead of sorry results and scandalous behavior from the Minnesota Vikings, there's some good news: Safety Madieu Williams has been named the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year. He's only the second Vikings player in history to be reco ... More >>
Image from Madieu Williams FoundationThe Vikings safety is a bit of good news in a pretty bad seasonIt hasn't exactly been a stellar season for the Vikings. First there was Brett Favre Penisgate. Then Randy Moss's bizarre self-interview. Then Coach Brad Childress got kicked to the can. And over t ... More >>
New music from Junkyard Empire, Anthrax announces MN date & more Rock the Garden coverage.
Dillinger Four to play NXNE, Radio K makes changes & local Gays reviewed.
Demon Love, Horror and Hope, White Man's World debut with flair
Her husband beat her, so she couldn't let him take custody of their kids
Youth Brigade @ Triple Rock From today's A-List: "Immortalized in the 1984 documentary Another State of Mind, Youth Brigade were the Oi! that Los Angeles hardcore produced—three Jewish surfers, all brothers, cheering the sinking of their state into the ocean. They founded BYO Records, rapped agai ... More >>
Hurricanes, war, avian flu, locust plagues, that annoying song you couldn't get out of your head. It wasn't the greatest of all possible years. Nor was it halfway decent. But to prove that it wasn't all bad, we asked 29 writers to rave about the ar
Kanye West gets an honorary degree in Afro-American studies
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Exploring a dialect of West Africa and hidden Korean history
City officials say the head of the Frogtown Action Alliance is dodging them. Two former employees say he sexually harassed them. Leaders in the struggling St. Paul neighborhood fear Shem Shakir's bad karma is contagious.