Around 6 p.m. Saturday, two small planes containing 11 people -- nine skydivers and two pilots -- collided over Superior, Wisconsin, sending one of the planes spiraling 12,000 feet to the ground in fiery pieces.SEE ALSO: Old woman goes nuts when busted stealing rhubarb, calls accusers "lezzie" and ... More >>
John Staine noticed that as his wife, Trish, trained for the half marathon taking place on Grandma's Marathon weekend, she lost weight, and her face even looked thinner.Which would make sense -- if Trish hadn't been, unbeknownst to the couple, carrying their third child. See Also: - Teen birth rate ... More >>
Plans for a Northern Lights Express train connecting Minneapolis and Duluth recently cleared a major hurdle with the completion of an environmental report that found the high-speed line wouldn't have a major impact on the surrounding area.FROM LAST YEAR: Plans progressing for high-speed rail to Chic ... More >>
Duluth musicians mix folk and soul in their self-titled debut
The Duluth area is in the midst of the worst flash-flood to hit the North Shore in at least 40 years. In fact, it may be the worst flash-flood the area has ever seen.Thanks to photo sharing made possible by social media, those of us in the Twin Cities and elsewhere have been able to watch as unbelie ... More >>
An angry ex-wife commemorated her divorce by holding an "ex-husband sale" and spray-painting the SUV in their driveway with "asshole," "douche," and "cheater." "Kiss my ass fucker," she also tagged. Their GMC Yukon, with flat tires and all, attracted much attention in Superior, Wisconsin, yesterday ... More >>
A dozen autumns ago I moved to Minneapolis from South Dakota, and it was then that I learned how all'a ya can't shut up about one thing: The Halloween Blizzard of '91.
Get out of my way, I'm hungry!Grandma's Marathon is this weekend, drawing thousands of participants from around the globe. From Two Harbors to Canal Park, all the usual restaurants and bars will be packed with throngs of tourists. While we love the Pickwick and Fitger's Brewhouse as much as ... More >>
Mihalik Wisconsin nurse Maria Anne Mihalik was busted last May for sneaking into Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids and stealing Dilaudid from patients' IV bags to feed her drug habit. Today, she pleaded guilty in federal court. Police caught up with the 27-year-old Superior, Wis., woman, dresse ... More >>
Larry Falter says the end is near -- for high prices!According to Larry Falter, we should all be preparing for the Second Coming of Christ. Get baptized. Repent. Beware the great deception. But the owner of LTD Jewelers in Superior, Wis., would add this to your pre-Armageddon to-do list: Ge ... More >>
A rundown of restaurants that opened, closed, and are coming soon
Big summer bummer: one of the North Shore's best restaurants has shut its doors.
Disappointing news for destination diners...
When we think of "Wisconsin news" we think of creepy men digging up dead bodies to have sex with them. Who even does that? Oh yes, Wisconsinites.
We've got Mike Tyson-style human chomping, men soliciting underage girls online, fish and weed smugglers, and a whole lot of sex addictions. It's all right across the border in the cheese state.
Are we now scraping the bottom of the barrel?
Wal-Mart gets support from an unlikely ally: Target's hometown
Is Scott Ledoux the future of combat sports in Minnesota—or the end?
Way back in November, when news first broke of a shareholder revolt at Knight Ridder, the Star Tribune rather forcefully poo-poohed the possibility that the Strib's parent company, McClatchy, might make a bid for the faltering newspaper chain. In the Twin Cities market, this was a matter of no trifl ... More >>
On Saturday, the Star Tribune posted a curious story about the uncertain future of its main rival, the St. Paul Pioneer Press. As noted in this space previously, speculation about the Pi Press is fully warranted, given the shareholder revolt at Knight Ridder.
Why put on a film festival in a barn in the middle of nowhere? Why not?
Nocturnal transmissions from Perfect Sound Radio
Trashing motels and crashing wheelchairs with the White Iron Band
Former Minnesotans Say the Twin Cities Cultural Scene Is Insular. Insecure. Unprofitable. Out of Touch. What Does It Mean to Live in an Artists' Paradise If Everyone Wants to Leave?
Six bedrooms, two baths, hardwood floors, two fireplaces; walk to lakes, Minneapolis nightlife. Shown to pre-approved buyers who aren't worried what happened to the little old lady who owned it.
The never-ending showdown between a relentless poetic provocateur and the back-patting literary establishment that shudders at the very sound of his name