Pauline Phillips, the original Dear Abby, died yesterday at the age of 94. She had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease.SEE ALSO: Bobby Vee: I have Alzheimer's Disease Phillips, a native of Sioux City, Iowa, began writing the Dear Abby column in 1956 under the name Abigail Van Buren. At the colum ... More >>
Everyone's a critic -- except in Minnesota, of course. Well, we're just as judgmental if not worse in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, but you'd hardly detect it from any publicly circulated opinion on the matter with a byline. Actually, I take that back. Those charged with writing criticism often get shun ... More >>
The weekend is off to a great start! Friday, First Avenue welcomes English duo The xx to the Mainroom while the Amsterdam hosts St.Paulapalooza. Saturday, all hell will break loose in the pre-teen scene as Justin Bieber makes his way to the Target Center while Eric Hutchinson plays a more mature set ... More >>
See Also:Prof on Summer Set and his pre-show ritualProf brags incessantly with Yelawolf on "New Kid"First Listen: Prof, 'King Gampo' (Free Download)It's going to be that much harder to evade the salacious stunts of Prof this October and November as he forges out on a Midwest tour. Need proof? Over t ... More >>
Awkward may be the best word to describe Awkward Bodies. Growing into their sound, the Minneapolis band has been around for barely a year, but has been making friends while trading mixtapes at their shows. Their first of many releases, the self-titled album debuts an indie-rock band that has the tra ... More >>
Related:Wilco at the State Theatre, 12/6/11Slideshow: Wilco at The State Theatre Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy has no interest in falling into predictable patterns. Watch him smoke a cigarette out of his bellybutton in I Am Trying to Break Your Heart, the 2002 documentary about the band, if you don't b ... More >>
Taking a cue from Atmosphere's quick-selling second annual Welcome to Minnesota tour, onetime Atmosphere tourmate Prof announced today that he will head out on a mostly regional tour next month, hitting four Minnesota stops along the way. Given Prof's wild success over the past year (he easily so ... More >>
Rik Schwinden's store offers nostalgia trip
Dakota County, Nebraska, SheriffSteal money from Robles-Garcia and he will chase you down.The Minneapolis man recently sentenced to 50 years in federal prison turns out to be a former Mexicali policeman who used his sleuthing skills in a vengeance kidnapping. German Robles-Garcia, 29, was sentenc ... More >>
Is pork steak's long-lost cousin?
Gsy Witch Abortion and STNNNG? Our ears are ringing just thinking about it.
The Sioux City Journal asked Bachmann if she had any 2012 presidential plans.
Local band looks back to AmRep, looks forward to deafness
Picked-up pieces from Iowa
On the hairy business of home booze delivery
The Twin Cities' perennially popular minor-league team is looking for a bigger sandlot
He's done Amway. He's sold cable TV. But this cyber-cig deal, says Kevin Kintzi, is the real McCoy.
Ten years ago Minneapolis officials turned the heart of downtown into a parking lot. Now they've got an even better idea