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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
My favorite illegal fireworksThe Fourth of July, or Independence Day as I began calling it once I hit adolescence and wanted to say things not in rural colloquialisms but with an air of sophistication - think "Febrooary" not "Febyaray," "Attacks on the World Trade Center," not "NineEleven," a ... More >>
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.