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    January 15, 2014

    Local Spirits: A look at Twin Cities micro-distillers

    Meet the micro-distillers who are making craft liquor the Twin Cities' new industry

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    Post Office apologizes for returning woman's letter to Iraq-based son with "DECEASED" stamp

    In September 2006, Duluth resident Joan Najbar sent a letter to her son, Sam Eininger, a National Guard solider who was stationed in Iraq. The next month, her letter was returned, unopened, but adorned with this stamp: "DECEASED"SEE ALSO: Downtown Minneapolis invaded by Black Hawk helicopters [PHOTO ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    Tim Poe, America's Got Talent singer, lied about being injured in Afghanistan, says Minnesota National Guard

    It looks like America's Got Talent favorite Tim Poe is a bit of a con artist. According to a statement issued by the Minnesota National Guard yesterday, Poe was not injured by a grenade while serving in Afghanistan in 2009 as the singer claimed on the popular TV show Monday night. Poe indeed served ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    John Kriesel, pro-gay marriage MNGOP Rep., won't seek reelection [VIDEO]

    ​Last May, Rep. John Kriesel, R-Cottage Grove, gave one of the most remarkable, well-delivered speeches in the history of the Minnesota House.Kriesel, 30, lost both of his legs in Iraq in 2006. During his speech, voice breaking with emotion, he recalled gay military colleagues of his who had died ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Wisconsin Republicans' fake Democrats exposed

    Gov. Scott Walker's allies get caught in a dirty trick.​A number of Wisconsin Republicans are still trying to figure out how to survive the PR debacle birthed by their public employee union busting legislation earlier this year. One of the upshots is a series of recall drives being launched agains ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2011

    Most Wisconsin voters don't believe Gov. Scott Walker's union talk

    Walker's even lost the zombie vote.​He's a hero to tea partiers, but Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker keeps getting bad news from statewide polls. The latest survey finds that just 31 percent of folks in Wisconsin have apparently bought into his line that he wants to strip public employees of thei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Katherine Windels ordered to stop threatening Wisconsin Republicans

    Katherine Windels got carried away.​There's no doubt that pro- and anti-union forces used almost every trick in the book during the assembly battle over Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's bill to strip public employees of their collective bargaining rights. But while there was a lot of shouting, scre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Kathy Nickolaus refuses to resign over Wisconsin election screw up

    Kathy Nickolaus admits she screwed up, but says she won't resign.​Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus appears to have been exposed as either a ham-fisted political hack, or simply incompetent. Or maybe it's both. But just because she flipped a much-watched Wisconsin Supreme Court election i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    David Prosser ally Kathy Nickolaus finds him 7,500 votes

    Now it's David Prosser who may claim victory over JoAnne Kloppenburg.​Democrat JoAnne Kloppenburg claimed victory the other day in the Wisconsin Supreme Court election, and Republicans promptly assumed her 200-vote margin of victory over Justice David Prosser was shady. Which makes this new turn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    JoAnne Kloppenburg declares victory over David Prosser, and Scott Walker

    The Scott Walker proxy battle: Prosser vs. Kloppenburg.​One of the recurring talking points among Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's supporters in his efforts to neuter public employee unions has been this: Voters swept Republicans into control of the state last November, so get out of the way and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Gov. Scott Walker loses the zombie vote in Madison [VIDEO]

    Zombies to Walker: Pass the brains.​He's already tanked in the polls among the living, and now it looks like Wisconsin's union-busting Gov. Scott Walker is losing the un-dead vote as well. "What do we want? BRAINS? When do we want them? BRAINS!" a bunch of protesting zombies shouted as they m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Scott Walker tanking in another Wisconsin poll [UPDATE]

    Scott Walker is falling in the polls.​There's more bad poll news for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who insists he's going to stand firm in his budget battle to strip public employees of their collective bargaining rights. Rasmussen Reports is out with a new survey of Wisconsin voters showing that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Scott Walker's "David Koch" phone fail: GOP seeks to outlaw prank calls

    Republicans don't want anyone getting "Koch'd" again.​Two Wisconsin Republicans insist up and down that their bill to outlaw prank phone calls has nothing to do with their governor being humiliated by a blogger posing as billionaire GOP financier David Koch.

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Scott Walker: Wisconsin has buyer's remorse

    Maybe Wisconsinites are embarrassed by Scott Walker's epic phone fail.​Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker gives his big budget address today in Madison, where he's expected to defend not just trying to neuter public employee unions, but also slashing funding for public education and local ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Glenn Beck dropped by Madison radio station WTDY

    Devoid of "actual content."​Glenn Beck has been booted off the air by Madison radio station WTDY-AM because he slagged on the broadcaster's hometown, and because of a "lack of actual content." Beck usually occupied the 10 a.m. to noon slot at a station that features a lot of business coverage fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Madison union supporters plan Minneapolis demonstration Monday afternoon

    The rally starts at 4 p.m. Monday.​More than 1,000 people turned out on Saturday in St. Paul to demonstrate solidarity with union workers in Madison, and now a march has been scheduled for 4 p.m. today in downtown Minneapolis. A rally will begin at 4 p.m. at the Hennepin County Government Cen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Keith Ellison urges Barack Obama to visit Wisconsin

    Laurence O'Donnell interviews Keith Ellison.​President Barack Obama shouldn't just voice his support for public employee unions, he "should come to Wisconsin and stand with the workers," if he knows what's good for him, Rep. Keith Ellison said last night on MSNBC. The president has already a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Madison police chief, mayor troubled by Scott Walker's comments

    Madison Police Chief Noble Wray.​There's more bad news for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker after his embarrassing conversation with a phone prankster posing as a billionaire Republican donor. Walker was caught in a very Nixonian moment admitting he'd thought about placing undercover troublemakers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Mark Dayton promises no union-busting laws [UPDATE]

    Mark Dayton supports unions in Wisconsin.​Gov. Mark Dayton told about 1,000 pro-union demonstrators in the Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday that he'd block any attempt by Republican legislators to pass a union-busting bill similar to the one raising a ruckus in Wisconsin. That bill, being pushed by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Keith Ellison denounces "dictator" Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker [UPDATE]

    Ellison joins in the debate over union busting in Wisconsin.​Rep. Keith Ellison, co-chairman of the congressional progressive caucus, ripped into Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker this morning, lambasting him as a dictator for his attempt to strip public workers of their collective bargaining rights ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Scott Walker phone fail: Wis. governor falls for prank call you wouldn't believe [AUDIO]

    Scott Walker falls for a crank phone call that is so fake you wouldn't believe it.​Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has fallen for a prank phone call, and in the process spent 20 minutes revealing his secret union-busting plans to the opposition. The prank call was made by the alternative weekly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Wisconsin police hunt down Democratic senators over union-busting bill [UPDATES]

    Photo: Mark Riechers/FlickrDemocrats abandon ship in Madison.​Republican Gov. Scott Walker wants to strip public employee unions of their collective bargaining rights, and he's threatened to call out the Wisconsin National Guard on public employee union members if they go on strike. And now, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    50 Cent, Danielle Steel, KISS: 10 celebrity-endorsed perfumes that shouldn't be

    The coveted Fifi "Jurassic Park" Award​Kim Kardashian, Usher, and Halle Berry were all on hand June 10th for the 2010 Fifi Awards, smelling like French harlots in a flower shop. Why? Because the Fifis honor, of all things, celebrity fragrances.That's right, an entire awards show just to honor vani ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Pawlenty raiding the stimulus plan buffet

    Don't worry Minnesotans. Pawlenty can't resist grabbing for the stimulus plan's "meandering buffet".

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2008
  • News

    October 3, 2007

    Shamrock Shakedown

    A prosecutor with her eye on the governor's mansion throws the book at low-level drug dealers

  • News

    June 27, 2007

    It Ain't Easy Being Green

    Xcel asks customers to pick up the tab for global warming

  • Columns

    December 13, 2006
  • Blogs

    August 14, 2006

    The "Liberal" Strib Strikes Again

    The Strib let Gil Gutknecht talk out of both sides of his mouth on Iraq, then declare him safely ahead in his race against Tim Walz.

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2006

    Gutknecht "goes wobbly," cuts and runs on Iraq

    Congressman runs from Bush strategy in Iraq, but it's his opponent Tim Walz issuing press releases about it.

  • Movies

    February 22, 2006

    Why He Fights

    Documentarian Eugene Jarecki discusses his latest weapon of mass instruction

  • News

    November 30, 2005

    Sgt. Briggs's War

    Bob Briggs got a head full of shrapnel in Iraq. Then he came home to more wars: to regain the use of his half-paralyzed body, and to get the U.S. government to pay for his medical care.

  • Columns

    September 14, 2005

    Let Them Eat Brownie

    It's not about FEMA--it's about the president and the black hole of "Homeland Security"

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2005

    New Orleans: day 5

    "They don't have a clue what's going on down there," Mayor Ray Nagin told WWL-AM Thursday night. "They flew down here one time two days after the doggone event was over with TV cameras, AP reporters, all kind of goddamn--excuse my French everybody in America, but I am pissed." --AP, Allen G. Breed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2005
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    July 11, 2005
  • News

    December 1, 2004

    The Dead and The Wounded

    Last spring three soldiers from northern Minnesota's Carlton County died in Iraq in one month's time

  • News

    April 7, 2004

    Busting the Buses

    Local transit wars past and present

  • News

    March 24, 2004

    Karl Rove's Moment

    How "Bush's Brain" hijacked Washington, D.C. and politics-as-usual

  • Movies

    March 17, 2004

    Forget Me Lots

    Carrey, Kaufman, and Gondry wander through the fog of love

  • Columns

    March 10, 2004

    Kerry Fiddles While He Could Be Burning Bush

    Time to go after Bush/Cheney ground zero: National security

  • News

    February 11, 2004

    50,000,000 Kerry Fans Can't Be Wrong Can They?

    And other questions from the campaign trail

  • News

    November 28, 2001

    Twin Killing

    Is there any way to keep Major League Baseball in Minnesota? Well, for starters we could get a judge to classify Carl Pohlad as a vulnerable adult...

  • Books

    September 20, 2000

    The Longest Wait

    Two missing daughters. Two years. One lead. No answers.

  • Books

    December 15, 1999

    Westward Ho!

    Marches, music, and Mace: A street-level account of the WTO debacle

  • Movies

    November 24, 1999

    Jiggled, Not Stirred

    In his 19th licensed escapade, Agent 007 appears reliably randy but rather tired

  • Books

    November 18, 1998

    Sister Soldier

    Barely two months out of prison, the Twin Cities' most notorious nun is headed for trouble again

  • Movies

    November 19, 1997

    Making It Plain

    Etched in Memory: 4 Little Girls.

  • News

    October 22, 1997

    When Elections Mattered

    Rotten eggs, firebombs, and the "wicked extortions of the coal kings": Local campaigns weren't always this dull.

  • 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.

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