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    October 8, 2014

    Bill Maher Visits Northfield to Oust Congressman John Kline from Power

    Rosena Moore lifts a piece of paper with the words "Shame on you!" written in black ink. Somewhere, inside the Grand Event Center in Northfield, comedian Bill Maher is warming up. "This man spews crap out of his mouth," says Moore, a retired nurse. "I thought we were past this in our country." Se ... More >>

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    October 6, 2014

    Jordan Matson, Wisconsin Man, Is Fighting ISIS

    We know this story too well: Local man disappears into the Middle East to help homicidal maniacs further their bloody, wretched, nihilistic ends. But get this: A 28-year-old Army vet from Sturtevant, Wisconsin, has also left for the Middle East -- to fight against ISIS. On Friday, the Daily Beast ... More >>

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    July 16, 2014

    Bruce Schneier, security expert, calls NSA's attack on privacy tools "very disturbing"

    Anyone who uses or simply searches for tools that mask your identity online could be labeled as an "extremist" by the National Security Agency.A series of investigative reports out of Germany this month has exposed an NSA source code that mark for closer surveillance the IP addresses of computers lo ... More >>

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    July 2, 2014

    Minnesota's own Hobby Lobby: MN businesses gain from SCOTUS ruling

    Advocates of religious liberty have been celebrating across the country since Monday's Supreme Court ruling on the Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius case, which will allow certain family owned or "closely held" businesses to be exempt from the contraceptive mandate under Obamacare, for religious religions. B ... More >>

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    September 25, 2013

    PolicyMic says worst thing about Minnesota is... tornadoes?

    A few days ago, PolicyMic came out with its list of the "most screwed up thing" in each state.Some make sense. For instance, the piece says binge drinking is the worst thing about Wisconsin. That conforms with our perceptions and with the numbers as well -- the data indicates more Wisconsinites bing ... More >>

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    September 23, 2013

    Two Minnesotans may be among attackers in Kenyan mall massacre

    Two Minnesotans may been among the gunman who slaughtered shoppers of Nairobi's Westgate mall this weekend with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades.An English-language Twitter account purporting to speak for al-Shabab, Somalia's al-Qaeda affiliate, live-tweeted the massacre. Before the social ... More >>

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    August 5, 2013

    Michele Bachmann wants Charlie Rangel to apologize for "white crackers" comment

    Michele Bachmann is involved in a story about an allegedly outrageous statement, but here's the twist -- for once, she's not the one who uttered it.SEE ALSO: The Onion's "Bachmann Thankful No Americans Died In Sikh Shooting" story dupes dozens Bachmann has demanded an apology from Rep. Charlie Range ... More >>

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    July 31, 2013

    MSP is one of the country's top "magnets of opportunity" metros, Daily Beast says

    The Minneapolis-St. Paul metro is one of the country's leading "aspirational cities," according to a Daily Beast study.SEE ALSO: Twin Cities among best metros for the young, broke, and single, study says The algorithm used for the Beast's piece considered economic (50 percent), quality of life (25 p ... More >>

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    July 26, 2013

    Bad to worse for Bachmann: She's being probed by House Ethics Committee

    Michele Bachmann's no good very bad year isn't getting any better, as this morning the House Ethics Committee released a statement confirming they're extended their probe into allegations of improprieties during her presidential campaign.RELATED: Michele Bachmann blames news of federal ethics invest ... More >>

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    March 26, 2013

    Michele Bachmann blames news of federal ethics investigation on "political adversaries"

    Michelle Bachmann's spokesman blames the disclosure of a federal investigation into allegations Bachmann violated campaign finance rules during her ill-fated presidential run on "political adversaries in an attempt to disparage her reputation as a top target of the DCCC [Democratic Congressional Cam ... More >>

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    March 25, 2013

    Feds investigating Michele Bachmann for alleged under-the-table campaign payments

    Last summer, Michele Bachmann was hit was a lawsuit alleging she was involved with the theft of a private email list from a computer in Iowa during her presidential campaign. Then, in January, former staffers went public with allegations Bachmann hadn't ponied up pay she still owed them.SEE ALSO: Mi ... More >>

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    January 11, 2013

    Best of Hot Dish: January 7-11, 2013

    It has been another week of scrumptious food and drink news here at the Hot Dish, as the Twin Cities dining scene continues to blossom. Here are a few of the week's top stories. ~We pay a visit to Union, the happening new place in downtown Minneapolis where craft cocktails and chef-dr ... More >>

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    January 7, 2013

    Minneapolis/St. Paul among nation's "drunkest cities"

    We're making a splash with craft cocktails, definitely have a lot going on in the world of breweries, we get amazing turnout at beer festivals, and take pride in the fact that our new stadium has much more than just Bud Light on tap, but where does Minneapolis/St.Paul fall in the ranks of America's ... More >>

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    August 15, 2012

    Bradlee Dean crank calls Keith Ellison, alleges that Muslims want to execute gays [AUDIO]

    SEE ALSO:-- Bradlee Dean's dishonest fundraising may land him in hot water with the IRS-- Michele Bachmann on Ellison: 'He has long record of association with Muslim Brotherhood'On a recent episode of his radio show, Bradlee Dean called Keith Ellison's office to ask the tough questions. Like, you kn ... More >>

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    August 2, 2012

    Chris Fields calls Keith Ellison a reverse racist

    See Also: Chris Fields: "Keith Ellison is militantly anti-America" Chris Fields says Keith Ellison isn't doing enough for black people With the election inching closer, GOP-endorsed Congressional candidate Chris Fields is upping the attack rhetoric, now accusing Keith Ellison of "reverse racism" ... More >>

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    July 13, 2012

    Vin Weber, senior Romney adviser, under fire for controversial Ukraine lobbying

    Former Minnesota Congressman Vin Weber has had quite the career as a "revolving-door" D.C. lobbyist. But as one of Mitt Romney senior foreign-policy advisers, he's now under scrutiny for being a registered lobbyist for the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine.The ECFMU was founded in January by a se ... More >>

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    February 14, 2012

    Bemidji public TV upset about profanity in Newsweek

    ​Newsweek's decision to include more profanity in the magazine is creating a bit of a shit-show. In recent years, public broadcasters have helped the beleaguered magazine increase its circulation by offering subscriptions in exchange for donations. But some broadcasters are now rethinking their re ... More >>

  • News

    January 25, 2012

    Victoria Jackson: Tea Party princess

    From SNL to the rabid right of modern politics

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    January 24, 2012

    Ron Paul focusing on MN caucus, buys "substantial" airtime in state

    ​Ron Paul, for one, isn't overlooking the Minnesota GOP presidential caucus, coming up on February 7. Paul's campaign recently announced that it has purchased "substantial" airtime in Minnesota in advance of the oft-inconsequential event, which has added significance this year as Republicans conti ... More >>

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    January 5, 2012

    Easter Egg Hunt: Find the journalists hidden on this week's City Pages cover

    This week's cover story, "The Fall of Michele Bachmann," features illustrations by local artist and author Ken Avidor, who also chronicled the Tom Petters trial for City Pages through comic strips a couple years ago. As usual with Avidor, there's more than first meets the eye to his Bachmann art. ... More >>

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    September 26, 2011

    Tim Pawlenty rejected by Fox News for support of Mitt Romney

    Tim Pawlenty, Roger Ailes: Not seeing eye to... jowls.​Tim Pawlenty wanted to be the latest in a slew of former, current, and future Republican presidential candidates to join the crew as an analyst at Fox News. But there was a complication. Pawlenty had already decided to throw his support behind ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011

    Michele Bachmann ignored during, after Republican debate

    Michele Bachmann debated, but did anyone listen?​Breathe deep. It looks like it might all be passing now.At last night's Republican presidential debate, Michele Bachmann, once a centerpiece of the campaign and media darling, finally started receding from front-and-center and blending into the curt ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011

    Michele Bachmann reads Huffington Post and Daily Beast, watches MSNBC

    Bachmann gets her news from sources that haven't been easy on her lately.​During the question and answer session at the National Press Club this afternoon, most of of Michele Bachmann's answers were predictable.Yes, she's still against raising the debt ceiling. Yes, she still thinks Fannie Mae and ... More >>

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    May 20, 2011

    Leno needles Gingrich over glitter shower in Minneapolis

    The Gingrich glitter shower in Minneapolis earns rave reviews.​That humiliating Newt Gingrich glitter shower at the hands of local left-wing activist Nick Espinoza rated a mention on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Leno aired video of the prank, captured during a book signing for the Minnesota F ... More >>

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    January 25, 2011

    David Carr gets kudos in "Page One" N.Y. Times documentary

    David Carr gives a stand-out performance.​Congratulations are in order for David Carr, once the editor of the Twin Cities Reader, who keeps clawing his way up the media food chain. Carr beat drug addiction to pen a harrowing memoir. He carved out a media beat at The New York Times. Two years ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010

    Minneapolis is nation's 11th drunkest city

    A pint of prevention is worth...uh....nevermind.​The Daily Beast collected statistics on alcohol use and abuse to rank the nation's most drunk metropolises. Minneapolis ranked 11th, based on the following data:

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    November 17, 2010

    MSP airport's Daily Beast ranking gets worse

    Photo: kla4067MSP: It seems to peaceful from a distance.​Add this to the joy of flying during the upcoming holidays: A new survey finds that Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport's performance ranks even worse nationally than it did last year. That's food for thought while you're waiting ... More >>

  • News

    September 22, 2010

    Cold Reality

    Selling the city as summer slips away

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    November 18, 2009

    Michele Bachmann: Crazy like a fox

    The Minnesota congresswoman gives Sarah Palin a run for her money