Want this stadium? Fine, just keep dumping quarters in that slot machine.As of this morning, Minneapolis is a city with one professional football team, and zero casinos. Some day soon, that could be the other way around.The new push for a special session to finance the Vikings stadium in Arden Hi ... More >>
Rep. Tom Hackbarth somehow drags Hitler and Castro into debate about Minnesota's budget.Representative Tom Hackbarth really knows how to start trouble for himself. First it was lurking in an abortion clinic parking lot with a gun. Now this.
Late last week, Hackbarth got an email from Robin S ... More >>
Not as popular as it used to be.Smokers aren't going to be welcome anywhere on Hennepin County property, including in county-owned vehicles, after commissioners approved a smoking ban by a 6-1 margin yesterday.
The goal of the measure is to just clear the air uniformly for all county proper ... More >>
Smoking: We're doing less of it than ever.The percentage of adults in Minnesota who smoke cigarettes has dropped to its lowest level in 11 years, and heavy smokers are consuming fewer and fewer cigarettes.
But a report out today suggests that folks are finding new ways to feed their habit: ... More >>
Rex RoofReturn of the smoky bar?Smokers haven't been able to light up in Minnesota bars since 2007, but a group of state representatives want to bring us back to those heady days of barside cigarettes.
A bill filed today would allow smoking in bars, provided the bars install a ventilation system ... More >>
Tom Hackbarth exercises his Second Amendment rights.Rep. Tom Hackbarth likes his guns, especially when they're strapped to his hip outside a Planned Parenthood office while he hunts for a girlfriend he met online.
So it only makes sense, really, that he'd want to ensure that his right to keep an ... More >>
Buesgens gives up his gavel.A DWI conviction won't keep you out of the state Legislature, but it can get you booted from your committee chairmanship.
Mark Buesgens, the Jordan state representative busted for drunk driving this summer, has resigned his chairmanship of the House State Government a ... More >>
Tom Hackbarth parks at Planned Parenthood, and his career takes a turn for the worse.St. Paul police suspected Republican state Rep. Tom Hackbarth of stalking and harassment the day he strapped a loaded gun to his hip, parked his pickup truck next to Planned Parenthood in Highland Park, and w ... More >>
Authorities want to open the door on Hackbarth's mystery date.When Rep. Tom Hackbarth was confronted by St. Paul Police as he lurked in the Planned Parenthood parking lot with a loaded gun on his hip, he gave a perfectly reasonable explanation.
He wasn't a crazed anti-abortionist -- he was s ... More >>
Hackbarth packs heat when he visits the ladies.Republican state Rep. Tom Hackbarth went looking for a date the other day in a Highland Park alley, with his Smith and Wesson .38 strapped to his waist.
He chose an odd place to park his pickup truck, too: The Planned Parenthood clinic lot, wher ... More >>
Tom Hackbarth goes looking for a girlfriend.Republican state Rep. Tom Hackbarth was probably looking forward to the power associated with being the the next chairman of the House Environment and Natural Resources Committee.
But that was before he took a loaded pistol with him in search of h ... More >>