On Friday, the Como Zoo's baby orangutan, Jaya, turned six, and celebrated with a full-on birthday party. All four of the zoo's orangutans put on party hats, ate new foods like bagels and whipped cream, and unwrapped gifts like balls and strainers (for playing with their water or putting on their he ... More >>
Your zip code could be a measure of how long you're going to live. Last week, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation released a report with good health news for Twin Cities residents with some zip codes, and shakier news for others. The good: Twin Cities-dwellers are living longer t ... More >>
Minnesota is a little less Minnesotan that it used to be.Recent census data indicates that about 69 percent of state residents were born here, compared with 75 percent in 1980. Hennepin and Ramsey counties are two of the least Minnesotan areas of the state, with about 40 percent of residents in e ... More >>
From top GOP contender to bottom of the barrel
What if the apocalypse already happened?
Rodney Bernard Kvam notwithstanding, Minnesota's response rate of 80 percent in the 2010 Census is second in the nation. Only Wisconsin ranks higher.Rodney Bernard Kvam really didn't want to speak with that woman from the U.S. Census Bureau back in May when she visited his home near the Austi ... More >>
Kahn doesn't seem too concerned about her competition. Based on Hovde's campaign manager's tune, she has no reason to be.
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The irony is irresistible: The GOP, and Michele Bachmann, have led a campaign of criticism against the real 2010 U.S. Census.
The "Surfin' Bird" icons will re-emerge next month in St. Paul.
Once it was proved that Bachmann's plan was flat-out illegal, it would probably be logical for her to apologize for her statements. Instead of following the law, Bachmann has decided to change it so her plan is officially legit.
The three members said they approached Bachmann privately in the past couple weeks, but she "appeared unfazed" by the request.
Rep. Michele Bachmann's latest crazy talk might be days old, but we have more people debunking her claims and coming out against her conspiracy.
FactCheck says her claim that ACORN will be going door-to-door and gathering data is "flat wrong".
If Bachmann won't fill out her own U.S. Census, someone else will. A majority of the answers are found in public records anyway.
Bachmann said she is so afraid of U.S. Census abuse that she will only fill out how many people live in her household.
What could be cuter than a ticklish baby? A ticklish baby ape!
Her husband beat her, so she couldn't let him take custody of their kids
When imagining catalysts to evolution, or things that enabled great strides for our ancestors, fire or the inv ... More >>
St. Cloud State teacher Abbas Mehdi saw realities of the occupation as a member of Iraq's government
A report lets Fairview off the hook in the Miles case.
When a couple of students objected to the course materials in Stephen Philion's race and culture class at Hamline University, he thought the trouble would pass. Wrong.
The case of the horny pharaoh--and other trick sarcophagi
Sex offender Bruce Foley was never committed. Then Dru Sjodin disappeared.
Psychologist Michael Browne on the failures of antidepressants
Will Minnesota get a new handgun law on the strength of sham science?
Only Our Grandchildren Will Know.
After a century of hoarding American Indian remains, scientists are being forced to return their specimens. But the bodies may not go back into the ground without a fight.
Monday's U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on the Confinement of Sex Offenders Leaves Questions Unanswered, Including the Fate of Minnesota's Sexual Psychopath Laws.
A conversation with psychologist James Hillman-- about kids, shrinks, mythology, and death.