At the State Fair, Mark Dayton called for the state to move toward eliminating coal-burning power plants and said Minnesota ought to "be in the forefront of creating a cleaner environment."SEE ALSO: Will Steger baffled by Tim Pawlenty's global warming flip flop Nothing too out of the norm, right? Bu ... More >>
Early today, Steven Matula -- brother of Mandy Matula, the 24-year-old Eden Prairie resident who vanished last Thursday morning after being picked up from her parents' house by her on-the-rocks boyfriend, David Roe -- took to Facebook to give a detailed update about the investigation into his sister ... More >>
Lonely hearts without dinner plans tonight might be tempted to eat their feelings with a White Castle Crave Case.But if they show up at Castle doors between 5 and 8 p.m., they'll get turned away. This year marks the 20th anniversary of area Castles serving dinner for lovebirds, which means shutting ... More >>
As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the music with talented filmmakers locally and beyond, and you have a fruitful mix of distinct skills that generates more locally connected music videos than ever before. While it's im ... More >>
In December, we blogged about Salon's list of the "craziest gun laws in America." The winner, so to speak, was a law in Wisconsin allowing people to carry concealed weapons in unenclosed areas on University of Wisconsin-system campuses.SEE ALSO: Jon Stewart slams Jesse Ventura's gun control view on ... More >>
Atmosphere's yearly Welcome to Minnesota Tour brings in its third installment with five performances around the state this March. Supporting Slug and Ant will be Brother Ali, Get Cryphy, Carnage and Haphduzn. The shows will hit venues in Bemidji, Duluth, St. Cloud, Mankato, and Minneapolis. To mark ... More >>
Yesterday, news broke that Rep. Steve Gottwalt, R-St. Cloud, was taking a full-time job with the Minneapolis-based Center for Diagnostic Imaging, a registered lobbying associating.While it's certainly not a good look for a legislator to be working simultaneously for a lobbying association, initial r ... More >>
On the list of top-earning University of Minnesota employees for fiscal year 2012, University President Eric Kaler comes in a distant third.See Also:- When it comes to U salaries, Tubby, Blake-Davis top Bruininks- Minnesota universities join the rest of the nation in plying presidents with CEO salar ... More >>
File this one in the 'what in God's name were these people thinking?' department.On Sunday, the Star Tribune's Kelly Smith told the story of Vivian Rhode, 75, and her niece Peggy Larson, 64. In late March, the two women were on an Amtrak train traveling from Michigan to St. Cloud, where they planned ... 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 >>
Eleven years after selling out First Avenue for the very first time, Atmosphere make a triumphant return to the Mainroom tonight as part of their second annual Welcome to Minnesota tour. The circuitous trek through their home state has already found Slug and Ant hitting up Mankato and Bemidji ... More >>
Ignore the snow; inside it's summer. This week in food we're being pulled in two directions. On one hand you can take a foray into summer at Craftsman, which is hosting a Vin Maison Tasting Dinner to celebrate the popular summer aperitif; on the other, you can learn how to improve on your sou ... More >>
It's a big day for all of Atmosphere's Welcome to Minnesota tourmates today, as tickets go on sale for their six-date February jaunt around the state -- especially for MaLLy, who not only appears on a new collaborative track with Atmosphere, Kill the Vultures, and Big Quarters, "Somebody, MN," bu ... More >>
Photo by Denis Jeong PlasterSlug was in St. Paul bright and early this morning for an appearance on the Current's morning show, where he revealed a new run of local ates that will find him reprising last year's successful "Welcome to Minnesota" tour. Atmosphere will bring Kill the Vultures, ... More >>
Owatonna Senior High School was the site of alleged discrimination.The St. Cloud school district has almost completed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education to end an investigation into anti-Muslim behavior at Apollo High School. In March 2010, the Council on American Islamic Relati ... More >>
Waite Park is a sleepy town outside St. Cloud. It's got a few thousand people, and, as it turns out, a few too many guns. The city council was considering two options for guns confiscated by the Waite Park Police Department. One idea was to destroy the guns. The other idea was to sell the guns. T ... More >>
It took a while, but Michele Bachmann has finally addressed the anti-gay bullying and suicides in her district. Uh, sort of. In response to a petition delivered to her St. Cloud office three weeks ago, the congresswoman sent an email to 6th district constituents who signed it. In it, she ackno ... More >>
Cody Jensvold, Jeremy Becker: Reckless drivers, baseball-bat-swingers.Jeremy Becker and Cody Jensvold, two 18-year-olds from St. Cloud, had an ongoing dispute with some other teenagers. Yesterday afternoon, they tried to end it by running the kids down with their car and chasing them with basebal ... More >>
Lucky Bucket Brewery launches this weekend in Minnesota.Somehow the word has gotten out that Minnesotans love to drink beer. The list of out-of-state breweries starting distribution here just keeps expanding. In the last two months alone we've welcomed Stone Brewing Co., Brooklyn Brewery, and ... More >>
All the news that mattered Monday morning.Front page editors around Minnesota were doubtless biting their fingernails last night as the White House kept pushing back its official announcement that Osama bin Laden had been shot and killed in a firefight outside Islamabad, Pakistan. But confir ... More >>
Watch out for those squad cars! Eight Minnesota State Troopers have been struck in winter-related accidents in the past three days because Minnesota drivers just aren't paying attention. The recent crashes bring the total number of troopers hit to 31 this winter. Last year at this time, 13 troo ... More >>
The "Choose Life" llicense plate being proposed by Republicans.Republicans are busy in the culture warrior kitchen. Today, a group of them introduced H.F. 91, which calls for the creation of "Choose Life" license plates. Funds from the sale of the plates would be directed only to counties that a ... More >>
Photo by Dan MonickAtmosphere is embarking on a hyper-local tour next month for a trek they are billing as the "Welcome to Minnesota" tour. Prof, Los Nativos, and DJ Abilities will be along for the ride on the five-date journey. There's no Twin Cities date on this tour, so metro fans will have to ... More >>
Andrew Bardell, FlickrThe cops are working with Craigslist to track down the mastermind.Stacie and Phillip Lansing just want their snowblower back. They're not mad at you for taking it. They know it wasn't even your fault. But seriously, give it back. While they were out of the house yester ... More >>
Ah, the days of drinking so much you're willing to break into a home just to have a nice couch to pass out on. To be 20 again! St. Cloud police received a call early Thursday about suspicious activity. When they arrived at the residence, they found a damaged fence, broken window and a dude pass ... More >>
In case you haven't already caught on, it's officially road trip season in Minnesota! In addition to the Boxcar and Schumacher's, one of my favorite spots for destination dining is the Fisher's Club of Avon. It's an old-fashioned supper club on the shores of Middle Spunk Lake, near St. Cloud, mos ... More >>
Kurt Kruize, the Army reservist from St. Cloud who died recently in Iraq, leaves behind four children, ages two to 13.
Hinckle was found late Saturday night on Dupont Ave. N. in Minneapolis. He was transported to North Memorial Medical Center where he later died.
Members of the order are accused of covering up the alleged sexual abuse of a teenage boy in the 1980s.
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
The then-husband of a St. Cloud day care provider took photos of himself having sex with young girls as young as 9 months old at the day care.
When two men in their 40s think cutting off a woman's underwear in a Sartell bar is a "playful game," you know you are dealing with some real creepers.
As health officials try to keep the details about individuals with the H1N1 virus private, people can't stop themselves from becoming personal detectives on a search for the person to blame. But what happens when they get the wrong person?
A summary of all of the activities happening tomorrow at local record shops.
If you weren't teabagging someone yesterday, you're probably missing out on something that is sweeping the nation.
Pending legislation would help veterans get treatment instead of prison time
Checking in with some Minnesota music makers