You know how pundits love to talk about how certain candidates are "courting" young voters? Here's a twist on a cheap metaphor: John Denney, the Independence Party candidate for Minnesota's 6th Congressional District, and his wife Samantha have begun reaching out to voters on Tinder. The dating a ... More >>
A bill that would legalize marijuana for medical use has been debated and tweaked since it was first introduced late last spring. But the one thing that's held steady is popular support. Further proof came last week when KSTP-TV released the results of polling conducted through SurveyUSA. The resear ... More >>
A new St. Cloud State University survey shows that the overwhelming majority of Minnesotans favor legalizing marijuana for medical purposes. More than three-fourths of people interviewed in late October -- 76 percent -- answered yes to the question, "Would you support or oppose making marijuana l ... More >>
Melissa Bachman (no relation to that other M. Bachmann) is just a Minnesota girl. She grew up hunting foxes, ducks, and deer with her family in Paynesville, and after graduating from St. Cloud State University in 2006, she writes on her website, she "dreamed of a way to hunt for a living." See Also ... More >>
This week, U.S. News and World Report released the latest installment of its annual "Best Colleges" list.SEE ALSO: Top 19 anonymous confessions on U of M Facebook pageThe rankings are somewhat complicated, as they break schools into "Regional Universities," "Regional Colleges," "National Liberal Ar ... More >>
Saturday morning, two of the most recognizable buildings on the MSU-Mankato campus went up in a cloud of dust.SEE ALSO: St. Cloud State and MSU-Mankato rank among universities with worst professors, study saysThe Gage Towers, built in 1965, were demolished. Over their 47-year lifespan, the buildings ... More >>
Sue McLean, an independent Twin Cities concert promoter, passed Friday afternoon after a battle with cancer. Any regular show-goer in the region has attended countless shows booked by McLean over the past four decades. McLean is responsible for booking the Basilica Block Party since it began in 1995 ... More >>
Okay, so nobody was about to mistake either of them for Harvard or Stanford in the first place. But still, it's disappointing to see both St. Cloud State and MSU-Mankato on The Center for College Affordability and Productivity's list of the 25 universities with the worst professors.SEE ALSO: Jim Fet ... More >>
MNGOP leaders are accusing the DFL of race-baiting with a new anti-Rep. King Banaian mailer.SEE ALSO:-- Minnesota is one of the least racist states, according to Google (and Harvard)-- Bemidji cross burning: Two white men, ages 19 and 20, arrested [MUGSHOTS]-- Racist Art Song's chicken wings sign un ... More >>
Yesterday, the California-based Institute for College Access and Success released its seventh-annual state-by-state student debt report, and it turns out Minnesota is right near the top of the charts when it comes to average debt load for college grads.SEE ALSO: Economic recovery? What economic reco ... More >>
Big retailers often contract out their janitorial work, meaning they aren't directly involved in staffing the workers that keep stores clean.But a report released earlier this week alleges that some of the janitors who clean Target, Best Buy, and Kmart stores have been treated like modern day slaves ... More >>
We hope it was worth it, St. Cloud State College Republicans.Thanks to your decision not to cancel Bradlee Dean's on-campus appearance last night, you may never have the opportunity to work for the MNGOP. Not only that, but the event itself turned out to be a embarrassing dud.According to the St. Cl ... More >>
MNGOP leadership has issued a stern ultimatum to St. Cloud State College Republicans -- cancel Bradlee Dean's on-campus speaking engagement and concert, scheduled for tonight, or you'll have trouble finding Republican jobs in the future.While working for the MNGOP doesn't exactly sound like a sun-dr ... More >>
Bradlee Dean isn't taking the news that MNGOP leadership is demanding St. Cloud State Republicans cancel his scheduled on-campus appearance lying down. Yesterday, on his radio show, Dean put the MNGOP on blast, saying that if he were a state Republican leader, he wouldn't want himself speaking to yo ... More >>
The U of M rejects more than half its applicants. The Business Journals' study of which Minnesota colleges are most selective contains some findings that won't surprise you, and some that might.On the "not surprising" side of the ledger is the fact that Northfield's Carleton College is the most s ... More >>
America's longest state shutdown could finally end.By signing his name 12 times, Mark Dayton could end the shutdown this morning. It took six months of arguing and 19 days of shutdown, but the legislature's special session finally passed 12 budget bills, with the last of them passing at around 3: ... More >>
Somebody must have seen something helpful to police when Guled Hashi Mohamed was gunned down on Nicollet Avenue Sunday night of Memorial Day weekend, and his family held a vigil yesterday where he was shot to plead for help bringing in Mohamed's killer. "My son was brought here at a young ag ... More >>
Leah Ayers is out on bail.Police say St. Cloud State University student Leah Ayers hacked her way into pictures Grady Sizemore's junk. She's now free on bail while her case works its way through the Dakota County court system. The 19-year-old is said to have used a pilfered ID and password t ... More >>
Giving "tea bag" a whole new meaning.Cleveland Indian Grady Sizemore was caught with his pants down on the Internet last year, and a 19-year-old St. Cloud State University student from Apple Valley named Leah M. Ayers may have done the exposing. Sizemore's problems began when he thought it w ... More >>
Dayton, left, jumps out to an early lead.Maybe you were expecting to wake up and see that either Mark Dayton or Tom Emmer was your new governor? Sorry. It looks like 2008 deja vu all over again. The governor's race entered automatic recount territory in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. Al ... More >>
Photo: akaaliasA tough week for the un-tenured at St. Cloud StateIt's been a rough past week for a couple dozen faculty members at St. Cloud State University. In order to balance a stiff budget and meet union deadlines, the college sent out 26 layoff notices on the same day late last week to ... More >>
Photo via Superman's MySpace pageLeave it to Superman to somehow escape the wrath of the criminal justice systems. John Fillah, St. Cloud's resident "Superman," was charged with disorderly conduct in March 2009, but a Stearns County judge found him not guilty for the incident. Now he can go ba ... More >>
James Scott MillerJames Scott Miller, the 49-year-old New Hope man who said on Craigslist he'd be happy to use Somalis as target practice, pleaded guilty yesterday to making terroristic threats. Jailed since March, he worked out a deal in which he faces a faces a possible maximum 90 days behi ... More >>
So far, Muslim students in the Minneapolis and St. Paul schools have not come to CAIR with the kinds of complaints it hears from elsewhere in the state.
James Scott Miller said he'd be happy to use Somalis as "target practice."
Watch the band play at St. Cloud State back in 1997.
The people who know Tim Pawlenty best say they prefer Barack Obama in the White House.
When Superman starts imitating spanky sexual acts, making fun of people's disfigured body parts, and questioning an officer's sexuality, we even start getting a little annoyed
Friday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
Our intrepid reporter enters the modern world of attention deficit dates
A crew of over-caffeinated students and recent grads put a film to bed in 24 hours
St. Cloud State teacher Abbas Mehdi saw realities of the occupation as a member of Iraq's government
Much of what haunts Mehdi now that he is back home, he says, is having seen the situation for himself--the bad and the good. In that vein, we've gathered a few video clips, each shot by Iraqis in Iraq.
The POTUS recently came to town to raise money for Mark Kennedy. The event was notable for one reason: It paired the two politicians most unpopular with Minnesotans.
Who loves this country the most? To find out, local filmmaker Michael Wilson challenges Michael Moore to a duel.
Without Ventura, the Independence Party may come of age
A Jesse-free review of the headlines that made us wince in 2001
Having endured a slew of injuries and a school-record seven straight losses, Doug Woog's Gopher hockey team still seems primed for a patented stretch run toward the NCAA Tournament.
Twenty-five years after the passage of Title IX, a Supreme Court decision may have finally convinced the University of Minnesota to beef up its women's athletic program.
Railroads built this town.