The American Legion

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2013

    St. Paul newlywed killed during honeymoon road trip

    A St. Paul couple's honeymoon road trip ended in unspeakable tragedy Saturday afternoon when the bride was killed and her husband was seriously injured by a drunk driver.Leah Fonda and Brian Preiss, both 30, were in the midst of day eight of a honeymoon road trip from Minnesota to Niagara Falls when ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    72-year-old Alfred Mead sentenced to jail time for cheating during fishing competition

    Alfred "Tom" Mead will be spending a week of his twilight years behind bars after he was sentenced to a week in jail for cheating during the Park Rapids American Legion Community Fishing Derby last February. SEE ALSO: Wisconsin DNR discovers 125-year-old, 7-foot-long sturgeon [PHOTO] Mead, 72, was b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    North St. Paul bars can stay open on Sundays for a year

    Andy SchmittA VFW post commander defends his right to wet Sundays.​After a long, dramatic City Council meeting last night, North St. Paul bar owners and patrons emerged with mixed feelings. The town's watering holes are still being threatened with closure on Sundays due to the rediscovery of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Long-forgotten ordinance may close bars on Sundays in North St. Paul

    Neumann's​The main drag in North St. Paul is home to most of the town's bars, including the Polar Lounge, the American Legion, and Neumann's, which opened its doors in 1887 and is the longest continually running bar in Minnesota. It may sound sleepy, but right now, the bar community is in an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    Booya season is here: We talk to a master of the mystery stew

    South Saint Paul wants to make this much booya.‚ÄčIt sounds like something a frat boy would yell out after drinking from a beer bong, but a booya is much more than an exclamation of hard partying. Minnesotans can't claim many foods as their own (well, booya is shared with a small part of Wisconsin), ... More >>

  • News

    July 28, 2010

    Arizona and America Join Joe Arpaio

    Are your papers in order?

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    RIP: Carpenter's Steak House

    A Washington County institution burned to the ground yesterday in subzero temps.

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    Apple Valley taxi driver found fatally stabbed in car

    Michael Palm, 41, had been employed at Suburban Taxi for more than a year and "was one of the most gentle guys you could ever meet," said the company's general manager.

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    MSP Music Expo this weekend

    The New Brighton Tri-City American Legion will host an audiophile's delight this Sunday.

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Hurra Torpedo to join The Darkness on reunion tour

    After all-too-lengthy delays, two bands that helped form the 2000s join forces for a powerful reunion tour that shouldn't be missed.

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Minneapolis exotic dancer forgets to report 80,000 dollar bills found in her panties,

    Mass_media_4.jpg Friday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.

  • Music

    October 22, 2008
  • Calendar

    October 22, 2008
  • News

    October 1, 2008

    Gina Carano, Kelly Kobald, and Kaitlin Young fight for mainstream acceptance

    Female MMA will be in the spotlight during EliteXC on CBS this Saturday

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2008

    October Show Schedule: OMG

    rocktober.jpgNext month is gearing up to be a crazy time for live shows. Here's a list to help you plan out a successful Rocktober 2008.

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2008
  • News

    November 21, 2007

    Last Call

    A small-town mayor with big-city ambitions sets off a major brouhaha in Harris

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2007

    Mother's Day Massacree

    Could pink pull the Twins from their troubles? On this Mother's Day, the Twins donned pink sweatbands and festooned their jerseys with p ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 5, 2006

    The Kid Who Struck Out Joe Mauer

    His name isn't the answer to a trivia question—not yet

  • Restaurants

    January 18, 2006

    Mourning Meal

    What to serve when interring a loved one, and other culinary tips from the afterworld

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2005

    8/26: Morning Communique

    Punk legends John Lydon and Jimmy Pursey got into a fist fight outside the U.S. embassy in London as they waited in line for visas with The Proclaimers.

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2005
  • News

    October 20, 2004

    Mother and Country

    How personal tragedy made a politician of Patty Wetterling

  • News

    June 9, 2004


    Call these places the heart of the heartland. Or call them the middle of the middle of nowhere. One thing is certain: When you picnic on truck stop food in the cemetery beneath the oil refinery, you won't have to worry about other tourists

  • Books

    October 8, 2003
  • News

    March 26, 2003

    "I Am Concerned"

    Minnesota vets on the war in Iraq

  • News

    April 25, 2001

    Love, Money, or Mercy

    One thing is certain: Roy Hagen killed his wife with a single blast from a 12-gauge shotgun. After that, the story gets a whole lot murkier.

  • News

    November 1, 2000

    Bjorn To Run

    In ten years, only one man has had the blind faith to try to unseat Anoka Mayor Pete Beberg. Meet Bjorn Skogquist, new kid in town.

  • Books

    July 7, 1999

    Will the Circle Be Broken?

    A two-year-old brawl has south Minneapolis's most prominent gym on the ropes

  • News

    May 12, 1999

    A Change of Habits

    When Kate, Brigid, Rita, and Jane McDonald joined the Sisters of St. Joseph nearly 50 years ago, they knew that nuns worked hard, lived modestly, and wore long cloaks. The sit-ins, marches, and street protests didn't come till later.

  • News

    November 4, 1998

    The Life of Brian Herron

    Brian Herron has battled racism, hatred, and self-doubt. But none of that prepared him for the Minneapolis city council.

  • News

    April 23, 1997

    Hoops and Ladders

    How sports are wrecking schools.

  • Arts

    April 23, 1997

    Getting Into the Groove

    In two new works, Sarah Skaggs and Morgan Thorson break down the wall between concert dance and club culture.

  • News

    March 5, 1997

    Going After Ashland Oil

    Ginger Sanders, like a lot of Pine Bend area residents, believes her home is in the middle of a cancer cluster, but officials from industry and the state say they see no problem.

  • News

    September 4, 1996


    On the road with the Concrete Farm dance collective and a big rig.

  • News

    October 4, 1995

    Collateral Damage

    Candice Roark was a healthy 20-year-old when she was sent to the Persian Gulf in 1991. Now she has a pacemaker, fainting spells, and a lot of unanswered questions about what made her and thousands of other soldiers sick.