Governor Dayton characterized the news that Medronic is buying Ireland-based Covidien for $42.9 billion and moving its headquarters to Dublin as "tremendous for Minnesota," citing company executives' promise that no local jobs would be lost due to the transaction. (Read the backstory here.)But Carlt ... More >>
The 8-2 Gophers football team has won four consecutive Big Ten games and will play its biggest game in years tomorrow when it hosts arch-rival Wisconsin (the Badgers are also 8-2). SEE ALSO: Gophers football fan photobombs ESPN camera during Stanford basketball game [IMAGE] In advance of the big gam ... More >>
Minnesota @GopherFootball photobomb in Stanford student section vs. BYU basketball on ESPN2. pic.twitter.com/0Inrs7BqKQ-- Todd Erickson (@quick_slant) November 12, 2013 The Gophers football team has won four consecutive Big Ten contests and will be playing its biggest game in at least a decade a wee ... More >>
Photo: Ben Franske, Wikipedia.The University of Minnesota scored an overall 99 percent on the survey.For the second consecutive year, the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities ranked among the most LGBT-friendly college campuses in the country based on a survey by Campus Pride, a national organization ... 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 >>
At long last, David Chase achieves his rock 'n' roll dreams
If a new Lumosity study can be believed, Macalester students aren't just the smartest in the state -- they're some of the smartest in the country.SEE ALSO: Macalester is LGBT friendly after all, says Campus Pride Index Unsatisfied with college rankings that only consider "resources" -- for example, ... More >>
A day after generating a shitstorm of bad publicity with its announcement that free online classes would be banned in Minnesota, the state Office of Higher Education reversed course on Friday and un-banned Coursera and other sites of its ilk.SEE ALSO:-- Minnesota Office of Higher Education bans free ... More >>
As we told you about this morning, college is expensive and only getting pricier. So what's an aspiring human being with limited financial means to do? One option, you might think, is to take free online classes, like those offered by Coursera.SEE ALSO: Minnesota college grads have third-most debt; ... More >>
Both the U of M Twin Cities and Carleton College crack the top 25 in a new list of the country's most LGBT-friendly colleges, put together by the Campus Pride Index.
While other restaurants languish with elastic opening dates, Stewart and Heidi Woodman aren't wasting any time opening the doors at Birdhouse. It seemed the second the announcement of Duplex's closing hit the press, rumors started swirling that a name chef had swooped in. A short while later there w ... More >>
Rogue Valley's tour diaries are written by frontman Chris Koza and edited by bandmate Peter Sieve. You can read their first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth installments. Atalesca: 72 degrees. Pismo Beach: 62 degrees. Ventura: 65 degrees. It was as perfect a day as one could expect ... More >>
With hip-hop hitting a dull period, experimentation is full speed ahead. Many rappers, DJs and producers are testing new sounds and styles to push through the boredom of rapping a few lines and singing an R&B hook. Kristine Flaherty or K. Flay is at the head of the pack. By mashing the high Bay ... More >>
U of M: The M stands for "mediocre." The University of Minnesota really is one of the best schools in the country... if you get far enough down the list. The U came in No. 68 on the U.S. News and World Report's influential college rankings list, which was released yesterday. Coming in 68th in any ... More >>
urbanfoodie33Another reason to love bicycles.More good bike news: The University of Minnesota has been named the ninth most bicycle-friendly campus in the United States by the American League of Bicyclists. And no, just because the Top 20 list is packed with California campuses, it doesn't ... More >>
Michelle BruchThe 1881 building will feature a garden on the roof and a bar in the basement. Bright purple panels are coming off the boarded windows at an old warehouse in downtown Minneapolis. A project to build a new restaurant and bar is now two months into construction. The venture has ... More >>
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ESPN hasn't commented on Jeremy Green's arrestJeremy Green, an ESPN analyst since 2005, and the son of former Vikings coach Dennis Green, has been arrested on child porn charges in Connecticut. Cops say that when they came for him at a Hartford-area hotel, they also found drugs and drug parap ... More >>
Bring us your fancy college degrees and maybe we'll give you a jobAttention yuppies: Wondering where to put that freshly minted college degree to work? Forbes Magazine says Minneapolis is the third best place place in the country for you -- if you're tough enough to endure our winters and the ... More >>
SJP and cast struggle to stay forever young
Elite program angers largest teachers' union in the state
The Timberwolves enter the vortex.
Racial tension lurks above and beneath the surface of Neil LaBute's movie
These GOPfathers are the power brokers you've never heard of
But to get her son's mysterious malady diagnosed, a mother must battle some of the area's top hospitals
Yes, Tim Brewster has only had one year, has NFL coaching experience, and is regarded as a top-notch recruiter. Just hear me out.
Despite a Strong Love Story, the Guthrie's New Production Can't Rise to the Occasion
As the memoir boom winds down, authors are training their sights on sis and bro
Naomi Boak makes a movie about America's new pariahs
I don't know Pam Borton and I never played ball for her. All I know is what I saw and what I wrote in City Pages two years ago; a scenario of a tough coach and a tough player who found each other and who wanted the same thing:
Is anyone seeking a Stanford student who jerked off into a cup in 1982?
Idiot's thoroughly pedestrian 7-7-1 mark in last week's games. I could spin it to say that in five weeks of prognostication, only once has the Idiot finished with a winning record on his 15 picks. But the real bottom line is that through five weeks and 75 games, the Idiot's record now stands at 32-4 ... More >>
Her body is in the chair; Her mind is in the Emerald Isle
[CITY PAGES BLOGS] Jack Sparks adds ten local alt-country favorites to Minnesota's Fifty Greatest Hits at The Other Side of Country. [THESE DAYS] An Wisconsin ice cream truck driver faces drunken driving charges after a woman said she saw him throw a malt liquor can out the window of his ice cr ... More >>
Nick Coleman flees the Pioneer Press. The Star Tribune hires another lippy white guy.
How I spent my 10-year vacation from City Pages
The dean of local rock writers, Jim Walsh, goes back to school
Yesterday's used-book dealer was a far-flung librarian of Babel. Success on the Internet may make tomorrow's a desk-bound day trader.
From metro-area classrooms to the state Legislature, "new new math" equals controversy
Take Me Out to the Strip Mall...