Damn you, Portland. According to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey, 6.1 percent of Portlandians biked to work last year. That's tops in the nation, with Minneapolis coming in as first loser at 4.5 percent.
Using 2010 census data, a map showing the racial breakdown of the Twin Cities doesn't contain many surprises. To take a couple examples, the metro's African American population is concentrated in North Minneapolis, while the highest concentration of Asians is in Frogtown.SEE ALSO: Judgmental Mpls ne ... More >>
Our STD rate might be on the rise, but at least Minnesota's teens are having safer sex: Between 2007 and 2011, the number of teens giving birth in the state dropped by more than 30 percent.See Also: - 2012 was a banner year for chlamydia in Minnesota; STDs increased overall - Tim Pawlenty doubles do ... More >>
Michael Brodkorb's lawsuit against the state of Minnesota has cost the state $46,150 so far, according to the Associated Press. Brodkorb was fired by the Senate last December after his girlfriend, Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch, resigned her position following a confrontation with her fellow Repub ... More >>
Michael Brodkorb created a hostile work environment months before he was fired in the wake of Amy Koch's resignation, a Republican state senator tells City Pages.Brodkorb, the Republican Senate caucus' former communications director, was "abusive," "vicious," and "threatening," according to our s ... More >>
Did you know Minnesota legislators have immunity from drunk driving arrests while the Legislature is in session?It's true. Article IV, Section 10 of the state constitution says, "members of each house in all cases except treason, felony and breach of the peace, shall be privileged from arrest dur ... More >>
When police arrived at the home of Vikings cornerback Chris Cook last October 22, they found his girlfriend sitting on the living room floor, crying and holding the right side of her head as her nose bled. Chantel Baker told police she was beaten and strangled by Cook, and he was eventually ch ... More >>
What gives, Minneapolis? One year we're creeping up on Portland for the most bike commuters in the country, and now we're barely even on the scoreboard. From 2009 to 2010, Minneapolis dropped two spots to the fourth most-biked city in the United States, according to the American Community Surve ... More >>
This, for those of you who have forgotten, is what money looks like.Hey, Forbes -- maybe it was a "banner year" for the richest people in the United States, but how 'bout a little something for the rest of us? Minnesota's income dropped about $1,000 per household in 2010, according to a new data ... More >>
WikiWe keep eight seats.Minnesota will not be losing its eighth seat in Congress. We had the second-highest Census participation rate in the country for 2010. The nose count means that we retain our political clout on Capitol Hill, our Electoral College votes and a higher share of some $400 ... More >>
Image by chefranden on FlickrThere are a lot of reasons it sucks to be poor. And a new study has just added one more: poor people die younger. Craig Helmstetter of the Wilder Foundation mapped the life expectancy of people in the Twin cities in a new report.
photo from FacebookControversy surrounds this historic farm. It is a strange sight: a picturesque 60-acre farm at the end of a Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport runway in Bloomington, near the Mall of America. On a bluff overlooking the Minnesota river, with pastures and barns, sheep and ... More >>
Only a fraction of Mexicans get U.S. asylum
Photo: PinkMooseTeen sex among loving partners is no drag on the GPABad news for the morals police: A new study co-authored by University of Minnesota sociobiology professor Eric Grodsky finds that sex with a steady girlfriend or boyfriend isn't likely to drag down a teenage student's grades. ... More >>
DFL dark horse outspends rivals
Photo: happysnapperOK, this is hardly a scientific survey. But still, St. Paul just got ranked dead last in The Daily Beast's pre-Mother's Day survey of mommy-friendly U.S. cities. Based on what? Mothers-per-capita according to U.S. Census Bureau data; educational quality as scored by Great ... More >>
Try getting anything through a college mail system and into the hands of a student in the dorms is hard enough.
Even the Star Tribune thought Kersten's column was incredibly stupid.
Perhaps Bachmann could buy the Tron plane and leave for good?
Lucky for Minneapolis, the major Minnesota city is only down an estimated 142 residents since 2000 for a total population of 382,605.
There is so much wrong with her logic, we hardly know where to start.
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Case could solve August 1996 slaying of Wally Lundin
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While the Supreme Court scrutinizes a DNA test, the wheels of justice cease to turn
There is no cure and no way out. So why does the state spend more than $20 million a year to treat 179 former sex offenders?
Tim Burton's outsider art survives even the brute commercialism of Planet of the Apes
Never mind fingerprints--state law-enforcement officials want blood
U of M researcher Walter Bockting untangles the web of gender and transgender issues
When Gays Go Hetero, the Consequences Can Be Anything But Redemptive
Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton praised fired fire chief Tom Dickinson for "bringing professionalism and racial diversity to the Fire Department," as if minority hires had been prompted by a sense of fairness rather than contempt-of-court citations and whopper