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 >>
Every week, we'll show you a photo we've snapped at a local restaurant -- it's up to you to guess the dish and the restaurant that serves it. The first person to answer correctly in the comments (be sure to leave your email address -- it won't be visible), will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 ... More >>
Minnesotans have the 39th "largest" penises out of the 50 states in 'Murica, according to a study put together by Condomania, an online business which bills itself as the county's first condom store.SEE ALSO: North Dakota tries to market itself as hookup haven, fails Looking for something a little l ... More >>
Each week, we'll interview two of the chefs participating in our 2013 Iron Fork competition. On November 7, 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 event, ... More >>
South Dakota's favorite sons Soulcrate Music have been bringing their take on Midwest hip-hop across the country for over a decade. While they were largely the architects of the modern Sioux Falls hip-hop scene, they've been frequently embraced here in the Twin Cities as well, regularly selling out ... More >>
Every week, we'll show you a photo we've snapped at a local restaurant -- it's up to you to guess the dish and the restaurant that serves it. The first person to answer correctly in the comments (be sure to leave your email address -- it won't be visible), will be entered into a drawing to win ... More >>
Pornhub has released state-by-state data regarding which, um, terms get searched the most in each state and how long each user, ahem, browses the site during a typical visit.SEE ALSO: Twitter accounts solicit boob pics from University of Minnesota students [PHOTOS] Turns out porn browsers' favorite ... More >>
The Beer Institute recently published its annual state-by-state beer consumption rankings, and the results will surprise you.STARTING THEM YOUNG: Boy, 2, found wandering Hastings street with open Mike's Hard Lemonade in hand Shamefully, Minnesota's level of beer imbibing in 2012 was mediocre, as we ... More >>
As a marriage equality bill awaits a vote on the floor of the House and Senate, a new study from the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Public Policy at UCLA School of Law concludes that support for gay marriage in Minnesota is weaker than you might think.SEE ALSO: ... More >>
If you frequent the busking corners of area farmers markets or venues with inclinations toward folk and country, you've no doubt come across the distinctively soulful and honey-toned voice of Meg Ashling. That voice possesses a idiosyncratic power, one that at first is disconcerting in its strangene ... More >>
See Also:Night Moves members say goodbye to Flying Dorito Brothers on Friday (INTERVIEW)Pleasure Horse is a new local '70s outlaw/cosmic country style outfit. Four of the six members of Pleasure Horse grew up in South Dakota and attended college there -- which lends to their affinity for, and the qu ... More >>
In January, Carl Ericsson, a 73-year-old resident of Watertown, South Dakota, rang the doorbell at the home of former high school classmate Norman Johnson, asked Johnson to verify his identity, then shot him dead.The reason? A bullying incident that took place when the two were high school classmate ... More >>
Compared to our five-state-area neighbors, Minnesotans like to live beyond our means.According to a new study by the Washington nonprofit Corporation for Enterprise Development, the average Minnesotan carries $10,355 in credit card debt. Residents of 27 states have more per-consumer credit card debt ... More >>
Since opening last year, All My Relations Gallery, housed in the bright-yellow building on Franklin Avenue along the American Indian Cultural Corridor, has continually shown excellent work often incorporating -- and sometimes working against -- traditional practices by American Indian conte ... More >>
A move to South Dakota brings about personal upheaval
WikimediaNo country for young women.In the past few weeks, Minnesota has been labeled the gayest, the bike-friendliest, and the most hipster-y, but apparently it's no place for a lady. Yet another declarative article has slammed our fair state for being one of the ten worst to be a woman of ... More >>
Photos by Nikki MillerGerman kuchenThe scene is a community center basement in rural South Dakota. Your ticket in hand, you wait in line as one after another, satiated women and very pregnant-looking men, suspenders stretched over their stuffed bellies, exit the dining room, freeing up space for ... More >>
S.D. Rep. Phil Jensen says this is all a misunderstanding.A bill that could make murdering an abortion provider a justifiable homicide was apparently this close to becoming law in neighboring South Dakota. But Phil Jensen, the Rapid City Republican and avid abortion rights opponent who authored ... More >>
The other day, we received a message from the guys in Rockford Mules. ...we ended up writing a Christmas song sorta by accident, and we really like the way it turned out, and then we recorded it, and then we had an idea for a video, and then we put that video on youtube. I think the theme i ... More >>
Pink Mink lead the pack in our 20th annual best-new-bands poll
Photo: bsabarnowlMinnesota or South Dakota? We know where we'd rather live.We're happy to land in the upper third of Forbes Magazine's rankings of states that are good for business. But our joy is marred by the fact North Dakota beat us out. Is a desolate stretch of frozen tundra really a b ... More >>
Photo courtesy of ZenziBoobies bracelets will earn students a slap on the wrist.There's a new kind of love that dare not speak its name in southern Minnesota. The love of boobies. Officials have banned the word "boobies" from apparel in schools in Fairmont, deeming it offensive -- even if it ... More >>
Travelers found the cat glued to I-90 in December, just over the Minnesota border in South Dakota.
Words by Roy Holdren, sung to the tune of "God Blessed Texas." Watch for the ignominious end of the ice fisherman.
On Dec. 18, travelers found a cat glued to Interstate 90 in South Dakota, just over the Minnesota border.
An Oklahoma meat company is recalling hundreds of thousands of meat potentially infected with E. coli.
After the murder of late-term abortion provider Dr. George Tiller in Kansas this weekend, Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota is accepting additional security from the U.S. Marshals Service.
Kristina? Kristina! Whoever she is, you'll be singing her name for weeks after tonight's Memory Lanes show.
Minnesota's horribly unawesome economy won't be getting better any time soon. Suck it up and deal with it, the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis says.
A little-noticed movement led to a law that bans abortion in South Dakota. How it will play out nationally?
The abortion debate quietly smolders at the capitol
Can theoretical physics save an Iron Range town?
A Native band plays slave music on the great plains.
Biker gang meets family vacation
In Rapid City, S.D., one man speaks for a silent community.