St. Paul cops apparently get their jollies dressing up as Muslim women for Halloween.SEE ALSO: Downtown St. Paul has become a whole lot whiter over the past decade Last Friday, a photo purported to be of St. Paul officer Jim Lee wearing a hijab and blackface mask was unearthed on Twitter. Just seven ... More >>
Police officers are on "high alert" in Minneapolis and St. Paul after the Chicago-based Gangster Disciples "ordered a hit on any officer in either department," KSTP reports.SEE ALSO: St. Paul police brutality: Officer Jesse Zilge maces, kicks, punches helpless suspect [VIDEO] The hit comes in respon ... More >>
Anne Marie Rasmusson -- the subject of our February cover story, "Is This Woman Too Hot to Have a Driver's License?" -- will receive at least $665,000 to settle the invasion of privacy lawsuit she filed against the agencies, individual officers, and governing bodies that unlawfully accessed her pers ... More >>
The city of St. Paul has agreed to pay $90,000 to two men who say they were victims of excessive police force. Last July, two officers restrained and handcuffed Craig Spelbrink and Robert Geistfield in a St. Paul parking garage. The two men sued the officers, alleging there was no cause for the arr ... More >>
Up close and personal with the Minneapolis mayor
Imagine hopping on a train in downtown Minneapolis and getting off less than six hours later in the heart of Chicago, with a stop in Milwaukee in between. Sound farfetched? Right now, it might, but the Minnesota Department of Transportation is moving ahead with plans for a 400-mile, high-speed ra ... More >>
Who cares if you want to pay for the new Vikings stadium?The Minnesota Vikings new stadium will be a $1.1 billion monument dedicated to the death of democracy. That's what taxpayers learned last night, when the Ramsey County Charter Commission voted not to allow a vote on the tax that will build ... More >>
The Minnesota Vikings are basically in the worst possible position to be asking for money right now. The team isn't just 0-3, it's choked on big leads in all three games. The NFL's new owner-friendly labor agreement has left each franchise flush with cash from television deals. And the state of M ... More >>
Pictured: The proposed stadium in Arden Hills. Some assembly required. A resolution on the tax to fund the Minnesota Vikings stadium in Arden Hills looks headed for a 7-0 shutout in the St. Paul City Council today. If it's approved by the state Legislature, the current proposal would raise sales ... More >>
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The 1997 Tongue-on-the-Flagpole Awards
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