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 >>
While you're reading this week's cover story about the Minnesota Wild's controversial new arrival, Matt Cooke, you may find yourself wondering what kinds of tasty foods will be available at the Xcel Energy Center this year. Indeed, there will be quite a few new menu options for sports fans and conce ... More >>
Sergeant Cory Slifko, a South St. Paul cop who was promoted in January, is on paid leave and facing a host of charges after he allegedly went on an off-duty drunken cruise from Farmington into Rosemount last Tuesday morning.SEE ALSO: Carlton County Attorney Thom Pertler's 0.234 DUI arrest: The dashb ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Forest Lake school bans Taylor Gang shirts because 'name is code word for marijuana use'If it is indeed the case that full-body outfits are cool in South St. Paul, then we must ask: What the frack isn't cool in South St. Paul?A recent police blotter item out of Woodbury is so weird that it ... More >>
Father John Echert via The Eponymous FlowerThe discoloration was actually caused by a fungus, not a miracle. The mystery behind the discarded communion wafer that ominously turned blood red in a St. Paul church has been solved. When the strange event occurred at St. Augustine Church in south St ... More >>
Say goodbye to fall leaves--and food trucksThe days are getting shorter, signaling the time for hunkering down, dressing in warm woolens, simmering hearty soups on the stove, and throwing another log on the fire. It is also time to catch up with Hot Dish's choicest stories. ~November is Juic ... More >>
Christ or crud? You decide.The local Catholic Archdiocese has a mystery on its hands of Da Vinci Code-esque proportions. The burning issue at hand -- has a miracle occurred in the sleepy town of South St. Paul? Or were the events that have turned St. Augustine Catholic Church on its head to blam ... More >>
We aren't going to say you can pig out at this event, because that would be too obvious, but Sunday will be an extra special evening at Solera, as it hosts a suckling pig dinner on its second floor terrace. Solera's executive chef Jorge Guzman will be at the helm, with charcuterie king Mike Phill ... More >>
Keith Ellison: T-Paw's a phoney.Who is Tim Pawlenty? Recent polls suggest that few Republicans know or care when it comes to the 2012 presidential race. And a lot of Minnesotans are scratching their heads as he moves further and further to the right to court tea partiers. Now comes Rep. Keit ... More >>
Thousands come to watch, so someone has to build the rinks
South Saint Paul wants to make this much booya.It sounds like something a frat boy would yell out after drinking from a beer bong, but a booya is much more than an exclamation of hard partying. Minnesotans can't claim many foods as their own (well, booya is shared with a small part of Wisconsin), ... More >>
Raymond Ernest Cesmat is charged with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conductWhile our senators scratch their heads over Facebook privacy and safety worries, a 12-year-old girl from South St. Paul just stepped up to show us adults how to use the technology the right way. She used a ... More >>
A St. Patrick's Day party in South St. Paul turned into a horrifying scene last week when a 19-year-old South St. Paul man allegedly sexually assaulted and beat his ex-girlfriend while she screamed for help.
Chad Fjerstad and his pornstar girlfriend move to L.A. to make it in the skin trade
Most of the outages are in the east metro and Xcel Energy plans to have all power restored by lunch time.
A 10-year-old boy was found dead in his South Saint Paul home Monday night. His mother and sister were also injured.
One leaves, one vows to return, and one stinks
Heavy Table unloads on the St. Paul coffee scene.
"When it comes to how long someone should stay in an elected position, a little less is better than too much," Pawlenty said.
Blotter serves up the weird Twin Cities news fit to print
Taxes can enrage anyone, but that doesn't mean you need to threaten to commit drive-by shootings against tax collectors. It's just probably a really bad idea.
Living the dream life roaming free along the Mississippi River, a goat's life came to an abrupt end when a South St. Paul police officer opened fire on the terrifying beast roaming the streets and threatening residents.
The state's Bureau of Apprehension created a deck of playing cards highlighting unsolved cases. Sure enough it finally led to the identification of one woman's remains who had been missing since 1982.
Monday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
Legislators say it makes more sense to rehabilitate
Workers at the Dakota Premium Foods beef processing plant in South St. Paul voted yesterday to retain union representation. Employees backed United Food and Commercial Workers Local 789 by a 152-84 margin.
Slaughterhouse Rules: Is South St. Paul's Dakota Premium Foods plant "in open-warfare mode" against labor?
According to a Dakota County criminal complaint, Jesus Arroyo Malave swung the hammer at Joshua Korwin through the driver's side window, striking him in the ribcage. The assailant then allegedly wielded the hammer again, shattering the windshield.
Tonight we're gonna party Maplewood-style
So far this year, the 67 members of Minnesota Senate have filed expense reports totalling $226,539. In keeping with historical patterns, however, there is considerable variation between individual senators. Those who live the furthest from the Capitol typically wind up with biggest tabs because of t ... More >>
Minnesota, once unquestionably blue, recently red, is now simply shades of gray.
At approximately 6:46 p.m. on July 10th, South St. Paul Police received a call reporting that a visibly intoxicated gentleman was about to climb into a maroon sedan outside Big John's Bar on Southview Boulevard. A few moments later, according to a Dakota County criminal complaint, the driver, subseq ... More >>
In Pawlenty's Minnesota, regular guys get squeezed, fat cats get off easy
Singing the victory anthem of the "loosers" on Nov. 3
As the Retailing Behemoth Prepares to Open Its First Store in the Twin Cities Metro, Neighborhoods and Workers Brace Themselves for the Wal-Mart Treatment: Low Wages, Union Busting, and a Big, Friendly Smile
Grant Hart recalls his old classmate, Tim Pawlenty
Labor is no party in the brilliant BBC comedy 'The Office'
Falling carcasses and untreated injuries: Meatpackers at Dakota Premium Foods were driven to form a union. But not even that got the company's attention.
NSP says its power-line project is just a routine upgrade. Scientists promise there's nothing to fear. But in this tony St. Paul suburb, there's talk of miscarriages, cancer, and lawsuits.
Long Cheng does a brisk business in fresh meat, but if South St. Paul boosters have their way, it's the slaughterhouse that will have to go
Why the worms of St. Paul are breathing a little easier