The U.S. Olympic Committee announced the team for this year's winter Olympics yesterday, and it's a doozy: 230 members, the most for any nation in the history of the winter games.The country is amping up for international competition, sure. But the team list also sparks some rivalry between states, ... More >>
Each week, we'll interview two of the chefs participating in our 2013 Iron Fork competition. On November 7th, these six culinary masterminds will go head to head to see who can create the most appetizing and healthful dish using a secret ingredient provided by Lunds. For more information on the even ... More >>
City and regional planners with the American Planning Association have put the Kenwood neighborhood in Minneapolis on its list of "Great Places in America" for its mix of "urbane architecture and scenic vistas.""Its residents have a deep appreciation of their neighborhood's history and assets and ... More >>
Toro Y Moi With Dog Bite, Sinkane Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis Wednesday, February 20, 2013 The ample crowd at Fine Line Music Café got a satisfying display of Toro Y Moi's sexy stylings last night. Some weren't afraid to outright demand it -- hence the reasonable request of one loud fan, "Ma ... More >>
According to a new study, Minnesota is far and away the healthiest state in the Midwest and the fifth-healthiest in the country -- but that's not to say there isn't room for improvement. LISTS LOVE MINNESOTA:-- Minnesota is the least miserable state, according to Bloomberg-- Minnesota is the state o ... More >>
In the wake of President Obama's reelection, more than 500,000 people have signed official petitions filed with the White House asking for various states to be allowed to withdraw from the United States.Unsurprisingly, the state with the strongest secession movement is Texas -- more than 78,000 have ... More >>
Shattuck-St. Mary's School is increasingly coming under fire by authorities for the way it handled a series of inappropriate student-teacher relationships. On Monday, former drama teacher Lynn Seibel, 70, was charged with sexual misconduct while employed by the school for allegedly encouraging ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Minnesota is the state of the future, Gallup says-- MSP is the healthiest metro in country, says American College of Sports Medicine-- Minneapolis is the least stressful city in the country, new study findsMinnesota is the least miserable state, and Bloomberg has the numbers to back it u ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Supreme Court upholds Obamacare: Top 10 Twin Cities tweets-- U.S. healthcare is too costly for Kevin Steinman, so he's moving to Norway-- KARE 11 criticized for hosting "potentially harmful" health screenings at State FairYesterday, St. Jude Medical Inc. announced that it's laying off 30 ... More >>
Photo by Erik HessTennisWith Sleep StudyTriple Rock Social Club, MinneapolisThursday, February 23, 2012For a slideshow from the concert, click here.In the middle of "Origins," one of Tennis' better tracks from the charming, country club indie-pop collection Young and Old, we seem to get to the he ... More >>
After traveling the globe, conquering the world one plate at a time, Andrew Zimmern brings the Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods home to roost. This season, which premieres Monday, Zimmern focuses entirely on food in the United States. To kick off the season, he's highlighting food from Minnesota. H ... More >>
Michele Bachmann, scholar of linguistics and political science.Reviving the old days when she was more laughable than threatening, Michele Bachmann is inventing words and resurrecting countries.Bachmann went to South Carolina today and told voters there that she is "one little fighter." "We nee ... More >>
At the beginning of the new year, Solera was going through some major changes. New owners and a new chef had many people holding their breath and wondering if it wasn't, perhaps, the end of an era. The initial cosmetic changes--new awnings, a revamped dining area--seemed to all be heading in the ... More >>
Michele Bachmann has long bolstered her family values bona fides in political campaigns with the story of how she and her husband Marcus raised 23 foster children along with their five biological kids. Now she's explaining why they took on the challenge -- but again in the context of helping ... More >>
Not your average executive canine companion.This whole Seal Team 6 dog crush has jumped the shark. Did you know there's a company that sells "executive protection dogs" that can cost more than what most folks pay for a home in the Twin Cities? The New York Times just profiled a guy named Jo ... 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 >>
Photos by Peter Michael MillerGreensboro, North Carolina was tubular. There are nice folks, a nice joint called the green bean, and home to some youngster blue grass musicians that make me embarrassed to pick up a guitar ever again.
Maybe Christine O'Donnell can teach Michele Bachmann a little witchcraft.Newsweek has decided that Minnesota's Crazy Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is on a par with Sarah Palin, Christine O'Donnell and Nikki Haley when it comes to red-jacket wearing, right-wing loons. Makes sense, since she ... More >>
Can T-Paw bring in enough dough to be anything more than just another ex-governor?Tim Pawlenty's Political Action Committee, Freedom First is reporting today that it raised $723,501 in the second quarter of this year, raising its yearly total to about $1.3 million.It sounds like a lot of mone ... More >>
Lawmakers are gearing up for a hearing today on what kind of policy solutions might best be used to help reduce obesity in Minnesota.
Bachmann and her merry mob of Tea Baggers are launching a crusade against health care reform, facts.
When Bachmann wouldn't answer a question about birthers, Larry King kept on asking.
The good congresswoman almost took out Joe Wilson.
Alright, who is going to cry foul in this one? There's gotta be some ballot stuffing going on. Our Midwest mullet darling wasn't supposed to die out like this.
Local pornographer claims his tale inspired Kevin Smith's latest
When sweet soul music leaves a sour aftertaste
Mixed Blood mixes blood; BNW stages its own 'Jackass'
W in his own words
Minnesota is one of just nine states that didn't opt out of a new federal voting law
The Governor's all for cleaning up Minnesota's lakes and rivers, provided it can be done for free
Exploring a dialect of West Africa and hidden Korean history
The Patriot pays tribute to a Great Man's arrogance in the name of freedom
Taj Mahal and Toumani Diabate bridge the Delta and Mali with their gorgeous new album, Kulanjan
Chances are, what you do in bed is criminal
Corrections Corporation of America is a darling of Wall Street and the country's largest private prison company. Now it wants to run Minnesota's newest prison.
Pictures from a short, strange trip