Abdirizak Bihi paces the courtyard of Riverside Plaza in Minneapolis, awaiting his children's arrival from school. Dirt blows freely down Cedar Avenue as piss-colored newspapers dance in the wind. In the shade of a tree stand a slouching man and a woman with cavernous eyes, locked in stormy debate. ... More >>
Well, this is dumb.A 27-year-old South St. Paul resident named Nicholas Wig (his birthday is actually today) faces a felony burglary charge, but he might've gotten away with it had he either resisted the urge to check his Facebook from the South St. Paul house he was allegedly in the process of burg ... More >>
You might think subtly tweaking the way DWI is defined in order to strip legislators of their immunity from drunk driving arrests would be a no brainer for Minnesota lawmakers. You'd be wrong.THE BACKSTORY: Push renewed to strip legislators of DWI immunity During the first hearing about a bill to th ... More >>
Two years ago, a group of Concordia University students led by political science professor Jayne Jones came up just short in their push to go the legislature to approve a student-drafted bill that would strip legislators of their immunity from DWI arrests during session. Jones and company hope ... More >>
Tim Dunbar, overnight radio host at KS95, passed away at his West St. Paul home on Sunday night. Dunbar, 52, was on medical leave at the time of his death, and was undergoing radiation treatments after recently being diagnosed with throat cancer. According to medical examiners, he died of a pulmonar ... More >>
He couldn't have been more clear. Both before and after a press conference on Dec. 5 -- when he joined the victims of pedophile priests in his St. Paul office -- attorney Jeff Anderson pointed to the photo of a smiling, bespectacled holy man. His eggshell of a head reflected more light than his co ... More >>
The new chef-driven eatery fuses high and low brow to great effect
While grunge broke out of the Pacific Northwest in the early '90s, there was something different happening in the Twin Cities. Bands here were far more influenced by what was happening in the U.K., and a vital and volatile shoegaze/Krautrock/dreampop scene materialized. Sadly, many of those bands we ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Tim Pawlenty undergoing "intensive review" as Romney's possible VP choiceMitt Romney has reportedly already chosen a running mate, and political observers increasingly believe Tim Pawlenty may be his pick.Yesterday, Pawlenty's vice presidential stock on Intrade, an Irish betting site that ... More >>
Yael GrauerSweet Bebe Cakes' salty dog cupcake features a delicious chocolate buttercream frosting, along with toffee, toasted almonds, sea salt, and caramel.Sweet Bebe Cakes opened its doors on September 9, offering "decadent, designer cupcakes" in South St. Paul. Located in a mostly residen ... More >>
Please Tim, fight back on this one.Donald Trump thinks Tim Pawlenty isn't tough enough to be president. Appearing by phone on "Fox and Friends" yesterday, Trump and his combover told the audience that Pawlenty "blew it" by not attacking Mitt Romney on "Obamneycare" at the Republican debate. Trump ... More >>
The old Tim Pawlenty would never let this old lady get away with that.Tim Pawlenty's close friends and allies can't figure out what happened to their charismatic Minnesota Governor.Pawlenty has changed from a charming, reliable local to a flat national figure since he decided to run for president ... More >>
Socorro Eaton lost control and terrified her child.The last day of elementary school is supposed to be all about giddy anticipation of summer vacation, but Socorro Eaton is accused or turning her daughter's final day at Bruce Vento Elementary into a violent, humiliating nightmare. The pair s ... More >>
Tim Pawlenty makes it official."I'm Tim Pawlenty, and I'm running for President of the United States," the former Minnesota governor says in a web video released this evening. Finally. Pawlenty's been telegraphing his intentions for months, racking up frequent flier miles to make speeches i ... More >>
First, the good news: Grant Hart, formerly of Husker Du and now a renowned solo artist, is in good health after only a brief stint in the hospital yesterday afternoon. But the bad news is that Hart's South St. Paul house, which originally belonged to his parents, suffered a two-room fire that tor ... More >>
Fiction or non-fiction?We wondered yesterday what it might take for Tim Pawlenty to climb up the presidential poll ladder and join Sarah Palin in the firmament of favored Republicans. Here's one answer: Bring some smackdown to the ring.
Cesmat, 42, apparently killed himselfRaymond Cesmat was found dead, hanging from a bed sheet Friday afternoon in the Dakota County jail. Authorities say he was alone in his cell, and was found during a routine check performed on inmates about every 25 minutes. Cesmat was the South St. Paul g ... More >>
Is Tim Pawlenty the George W. Bush of the 2012 presidential election cycle, thanks to his ties to conservative Christian evangelical churches? Not compared to the way Bush wore his born-again faith on his shirtsleeve in front of any and all audiences, and conflated his faith with patriotism ... More >>
Oreo's days of roaming the hillside above Concord Street in South St. Paul have come to an end.
St. Paul slaughterhouse lets you watch as your dinner is butchered
The popular soul food chef's new venture brings New Orleans to South St. Paul
...so we decide to try the potent, legal psychedelic ourselves.
Pending legislation would help veterans get treatment instead of prison time
The "new" Tim Pawlenty looks a lot like the old one
On April 24, at approximately 9:18 a.m., Eagan police officers were dispatched to the Peace Reform Church on Glory Drive to investigate a burglary. Upon arrival, the cops were informed that four credit cards and $5 in cash had been stolen from a church employee's purse.
The openly gay Republican senator flip-flopped on the anti-gay marriage bill, voting on Monday to break with normal senate procedure (and his previously held position) and sent the bill directly to the senate floor for a vote.
Minnesota, once unquestionably blue, recently red, is now simply shades of gray.
Your clip-and-save guide to the best specialty butchers in the metro
The only place you'll find Schumacher's famous Czech-German cuisine today is twixt the mighty Midway and Ye Old Mill
How the governor's political aspirations are preventing a budget deal
...and other jobs of Christmas Past
Ramsey County cuts hourly wages at its nursing home
City Pages writers say so long
Wal-Mart politicizes Inver Grove Heights
Opponents of a new power line in the suburbs win one, and lose one
Armed with new evidence linking power lines and cancer, activists appeal to the courts
As boxcars give way to bicycles, a railroad veteran remembers sweat, speed, and mayhem along the 29th Street corridor
From a supermarket in St. Paul, Radio Rey brings Spanish-language broadcasts to the Northern plains
A nonprofit developer sends poor tenants packing--to make room for other poor tenants
A collection of Minnesota photographs from Jerome Liebling reveals his hard brand of humanism.
Four years ago Lee's Liquor Lounge was just another dying neighborhood bar. Then this guy Nate calls the owner, Louie, and the place turns into--well, no one is quite sure what. But there's nowhere else like it.
The education bill's dead; long live the education bill