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    November 10, 2014

    KSTP's #PointerGate: Reporter Jay Kolls Doubles Down and America Facepalms

    By noon Friday, #pointergate was the top trending hash tag in the entire United States. Vanity Fair called it "pathetic." Daily Kos called it the most racist news story of 2014.If you don't know by now, it all started Thursday night when Jay Kolls of KSTP insisted that Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodg ... More >>

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    November 7, 2014

    Twitter Erupts After KSTP #Pointergate Story, KSTP Tries to Defend Itself

    Twitter is blowing up right now over something happening in Minneapolis -- though it's definitely not for something good. It's called #pointergate -- and it's ugly, and probably racist. It all started with a story from KSTP with the ominous headline "Mpls. Mayor Flashes Gang Sign with Convicted Fe ... More >>

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    October 21, 2014

    Check Out "World's Most Dangerous Port-A-Potty" at Vikings Stadium Site [PHOTO]

    When nature calls, you have to heed it -- even if you're hundreds of feet in the air on some precarious-looking scaffolding.That's the situation facing workers working at the site of the new Vikings stadium, as you can see at the top of this post in a photo shot by the Mill City Times' David Tinjum. ... More >>

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    October 14, 2014

    "Instagramable Views" Used as Selling Point for Dinkytown's The Bridges Apartments

    The marketing team leasing units in a new 11-story Dinkytown apartment building says it has views so good, you won't want to just enjoy them with your eyeballs -- you'll want to snap a pic and post it to social media.Advertisements for The Bridges cite "Instagramable Views" as one thing the building ... More >>

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    October 10, 2014

    Program for Mpls National Coming Out Day Luncheon Features Unfortunate Typo [PHOTO]

    Did you know tomorrow is National Coming Out Day?Well, it is. And in commemoration, Quorum held its 21st annual National Coming Out Day Luncheon earlier today, featuring Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and WCCO meteorologist Matt Brickman. See also:Mpls-based Jostens gives graduates diplomas with 'ed ... More >>

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    October 3, 2014

    Minnesota State High School League Delays Vote on Transgender Athlete Policy

    Yesterday morning, the Minnesota State High School League was on the brink of history, ready to vote on the first rules for transgender athletes in the state's history. It's a policy that, as we explained yesterday, shouldn't be controversial. But it's still historic. And yet the MSSHL decided to k ... More >>

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    September 16, 2014

    Dognapper Strikes Outside St. Paul SuperAmerica [IMAGES]

    St. Paul police are asking for help finding Kika, a white poodle-Yorkie mix that was stolen outside a SuperAmerica at 970 W. University Ave. in St. Paul just after 5 p.m. Saturday.Paul Paulos, spokesperson for the St. Paul Police Department, tells us Kiko's owners tied her up to a trashcan outside t ... More >>

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    August 29, 2014

    The best indie musicians to follow on Twitter

    Way back in 2006, I bet the founders of Twitter had no idea the social-media platform would become the force it is today. Sure, you can interact with your friends and whatnot, but perhaps the coolest, most intriguing part of Twitter is the way it makes us music lovers able to connect with what our f ... More >>

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    August 28, 2014

    St. Paul police shoot, kill suspect

    Around 6:20 this morning in an area of Plato Boulevard and Wabasha Street, St. Paul police shot and killed a suspect.It's unclear at this point why police wanted to apprehend the man in the first place, but multiple witness reports indicate the man was throwing rocks and trying to punch officers bef ... More >>

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    August 21, 2014

    NorthernMNer breaks down his viral "libraries not libertarians" Ferguson tweet

    The theme of librarians playing an indispensable role in American democracy has popped up in NorthernMNer's tweets a few times over the years, but never with as much resonance as earlier this week, when one of his tweets on that topic was retweeted well over 600 times.The context for that viral offe ... More >>

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    August 15, 2014

    North Mpls Ferguson vigil gets tense after arrest of woman holding "Don't Shoot" sign [VIDEOS]

    Last night, in commemoration of the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown at the hands of police in Ferguson, Missouri, hundreds turned out to observe a moment of silence at the Minneapolis Urban League on the North Side.A short time later, a woman carrying a "Don't Shoot" sign who participated in the ... More >>

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    July 30, 2014

    Five Twin Cities hip-hop producers you should hear now: Vol. 7

    Welcome to this month's Gimme Noise Beattape. The beats keep coming from our talented Twin Cities producers. Here's a Soundcloud mix featuring a range of styles and a consistency of quality. Enjoy!

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    July 9, 2014

    North Mpls triple shooting comes days after Chief Harteau urges folks to put down the guns [PHOTOS]

    In the wake of another outburst of deadly gun violence in Minneapolis over the 4th of July weekend, Mayor Betsy Hodges asked people to "pray [for] all of those affected by these tragedies." Police Chief JaneƩ Harteau, meanwhile, "urge[d] people to put their guns down and find another way to resolve ... More >>

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    July 7, 2014

    Metro Transit bus driver who died driving down Nicollet Mall had history of weight issues

    Around 10 a.m. Friday, a Metro Transit No. 10 bus veered off Nicollet Mall, hitting a lamppost, trash bins, and the WCCO TV building in the process.Riders reported that the driver was apparently having some sort of medical emergency in the moments before his bus veered off course, and he ended up be ... More >>

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    June 19, 2014

    Minnesota gets really wet: Top photos

    -- Scroll to pages four and onward for bonus late-breaking photos --There may not be any seals on the loose -- yet -- but Minnesota is in the midst of getting lambasted with arguably the most intense rain storm the state has experienced since the Duluth floods two years ago.Here's how the story has ... More >>

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    June 17, 2014

    Anti-LRT Woodbury guy has epic Obama-bashing Twitter account

    Steve Ellenwood, the "very active" Republican from Woodbury who organized Saturday's ill-fated anti-LRT protest, has some cogent reasons for opposing projects like the Green Line. We detailed them in this post.His reasons for opposing just about everything else associated with the Democratic party a ... More >>

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    June 2, 2014

    Andy Parrish apologizes for slapping MNGOP activist after allegedly calling him "cream puff"

    Think politics isn't a contact sport? Think again.At the MNGOP convention in Rochester over the weekend, Julianne Ortman's campaign to secure her party's endorsement for the U.S. Senate race against Al Franken crashed and burned quicker than you can say "McFadden." Unsurprisingly, that development w ... More >>

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    May 30, 2014

    Eight Twin Cities hip-hop producers you should hear now: Vol. 5

    We return once again with another roundup of local producers worth listening to. The range and quality of beats coming out of Minnesota never fails to impress, and this month's mix ought to go perfect with the beginning of backyard barbeque season. Get ready for some great instrumental work from ano ... More >>

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    May 20, 2014

    Minneapolis wins the Super Bowl (sort of): Top tweets

    You could feel the tension through your computer monitor as the NFL owners convened in Atlanta today to decide which city gets Super Bowl 52.The smart money coming into today was that New Orleans was the front runner. After all, the city was 10 for 10 in Super Bowl bids, and 2018 represents the 300t ... More >>

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    May 15, 2014

    "Mandatory Vagina Inspection" letter was a prank, Prior Lake School District says

    Earlier this week, an unusual letter was placed in at least 50 Prior Lake mailboxes.Printed on imitation school district letterhead, it's addressed to all female students at Prior Lake High School. Written by Barry McCockiner, it warns them the district "is required to conduct a mandatory vagina ins ... More >>

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    May 8, 2014

    Roseville High School locked down following bank robbery [IMAGE]

    Just after 9 this morning, Roseville High School was locked down after a suspect believed to have robbed the TCF Bank at Har Mar Mall's Cub Foods was spotted fleeing toward the school, which is less than a mile away. A security still of the suspect from this morning's robbery is at the top of this p ... More >>

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    May 6, 2014

    Karmel Square Somali shopping mall in south Mpls partially collapses [PHOTOS]

    Around 8:45 this morning, a third-floor addition under construction at the Karmel Square shopping mall at 2910 Pillsbury Ave. in south Minneapolis collapsed, knocking out power in the area and resulting in the evacuation of about 25 people from the building. No injuries were reported.The shopping ma ... More >>

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    May 2, 2014

    Matthew Damman allegedly drunk-drove minivan into Lowertown Bulldog, injuring six [PHOTOS]

    Matthew Damman allegedly led police on a brief drunken chase through downtown St. Paul before crashing his 2001 Chrysler Town and Country minivan into the Lowertown Bulldog, injuring six.State Patrol spokesman Eric Roeske says someone reported a possible intoxicated driver heading northbound on High ... More >>

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    April 29, 2014

    Eight Twin Cities hip-hop producers you should hear now: Vol. 4

    It's the last Tuesday of the month, so we're back with another great mix of eight local producers for this month's Gimme Noise Beattape. The artists weave around in terms of style on this one, reflecting the range of great beats from across the scene's spectrum. Twin Cities beats have proven quality ... More >>

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    April 29, 2014

    #LadyInPink Alyssa Nelson is the sexy star of the Wild's huge Game 6 win [VIDEO, PHOTOS]

    Early in the third period of last night's do-or-die Game 6, the Wild needed a lift. The hometown team had already blown a two-goal lead and weren't dominating play like they had for much of the series. It felt like they were on the ropes.Then, the "LadyInPink happened.See also:This super cute photo ... More >>

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    April 29, 2014

    #LadyInPink Alyssa Nelson is the sexy star of the Wild's huge Game 6 win [VIDEO, PHOTOS]

    Late in the second period of last night's do-or-die Game 6, the Wild needed a lift. The hometown team had already blown a two-goal lead and weren't dominating play like they had for much of the series. It felt like they were on the ropes.Then, the #LadyInPink happened.See also:This super cute photo ... More >>

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    April 17, 2014

    Snowdiculous: Top images from Minnesota's April snowstorm

    After the winter we just endured, Minnesotans couldn't be blamed for experiencing some PTSD this morning when we woke up, saw white stuff on the ground, and heard the sound of ice being scraped off cars in driveways and on streets.Of course, we tend to forget that the Twin Cities was rocked by a big ... More >>

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    April 13, 2014

    Dinkytown hockey riot part deux: Top photos

    Though the Gophers men's hockey team gave up a touchdown and extra point worth of goals during a 7-4 loss to Union College in the national championship game last night, Dinkytown revelers weren't dispirited.A heavy police presence and disappointing defeat didn't stop the streets from being overrun i ... More >>

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    April 11, 2014

    Dinkytown riot: Top 10 photos

    Last night's dramatic Gophers hockey triumph inspired students to riot in Dinkytown. Law and order was reestablished just after midnight when baton-wielding officers advanced on the mob of students and forced them to disperse.But even for cops, there were moments of levity amid pepper spray and arre ... More >>

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    April 3, 2014

    TC Biz Mag editor Adam Platt takes heat for hypocritically ripping bloggers' Twitter habits

    In a column entitled "City Centered: Tweetle Dumb," Adam Platt, executive editor of the Twin Cities Business Magazine, unloads on local journalists "whose Twitter presence deviates wildly from their work.""To me, Twitter is not a place to see what people are doing, eating, or thinking, but a source ... More >>

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    March 25, 2014

    8 Twin Cities hip-hop producers you should hear now: Vol. 3

    Here we go once again with another monthly mix of local hip-hop producers worth checking out. This is not a best-of list, rather a collection of artists loosely organized by a like-minded approach to crafting sounds. Each artist represented here has a unique handle on laid-back production. Thou ... More >>

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    March 19, 2014

    Vikings stadium construction already underway [PHOTOS]

    The final sad bits of the Metrodome came crashing down over the weekend. Concrete is still strewn on the site, but the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority tells us workers will soon crush it up and haul it away.SEE ALSO: The classic Zygi/Dayton photo: Top tweets After that, the Dome will be nothin ... More >>

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    March 17, 2014

    Lynx jerseys now say "Mayo Clinic" across chest [IMAGE]

    Ads on NBA jerseys seem to be inevitable, but so far the league has resisted pressure to follow the path of European soccer.SEE ALSO: Vikings QB problem, summed up in one jersey That's not the case in the WNBA, where today the Lynx became the sixth team to emblazon its jerseys with an advertiser's l ... More >>

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    March 7, 2014

    Metrodome demolition porn: Top photos

    Over the past couple months, we've voyeuristically watched the public desecration of the Metrodome with a mixture of sentimental melancholia and anticipation of bigger and glassier things to come.SEE ALSO: The Zygi Wilf/Mark Dayton photo people can't get enough of: Top 10 tweets With demolition wo ... More >>

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    February 28, 2014

    Mark Dayton doesn't take credit for Minnesota's $1.2 billion surplus... sort of

    This morning, the Minnesota Management and Budget office announced the state is projected to have a budget surplus of $1.23 billion in the current biennium and $2.6 billion in the next. SEE ALSO: The Zygi Wilf/Mark Dayton photo people can't get enough of: Top 10 tweetsHours later, Gov. Mark Dayton r ... More >>

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    February 25, 2014

    Eight Twin Cities hip-hop producers you should hear now: Vol. 2

    Welcome to the second mix in a monthly series highlighting local producers and beatmakers. This is not a best-of list, rather a collection of artists loosely organized by a like-minded approach to crafting sounds. Last month featured artist breaking away from the traditional Minneapolis boom-bap pro ... More >>

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    February 21, 2014

    I honestly tried to like Imagine Dragons

    I'm going to let you in on the secret: I don't know anything about music that normal adult humans listen to. Avalanches of culture engulf our entire society while I sit in a grubby basement, hunched over a laptop listening to old Motorhead records. However, on occasion, I'm forced to stick my he ... More >>

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    February 12, 2014

    Modern Cafe releases plans for expansion, including 'Sochi-style bathrooms'

    It looks like Northeast Minneapolis's pot roast emporium, Modern Cafe, has set its sights on bigger pastures. On the restaurant's Twitter feed yesterday, they posted an image of a floor plan detailing what looks to be the addition of 620 square feet of space.See also:Stanley's expansion to include n ... More >>

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    January 29, 2014

    MNGOP Sen. Dan Hall destroyed on Twitter for making fun of mental illness during SOTU

    Sen. Dan Hall -- a second-term MNGOPer representing parts of Bloomington, Savage, and Burnsville -- is no stranger to Twitter controversy. But he may have outdone himself with his live-tweeting of last night's State of the Union speech.SEE ALSO: MNGOP Sen. Dan Hall suggests gay marriage supporters a ... More >>

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    January 21, 2014

    Fire breaks out in University of Minnesota parking ramp [PHOTOS]

    -- Updates at bottom -- Smoke was seen billowing out out of the top floor of the patient and visitor parking ramp at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview on the East Bank of campus early this afternoon.Here's a couple photos of the fire shared by witnesses on Twitter:

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    January 16, 2014

    Erik Anderson returns to the Twin Cities, plots pop-ups

    He's appeared on the cover of Food & Wine magazine, been featured on PBS's The Mind of a Chef, and has dazzled the food world with his creations at Nashville's Catbird Seat. He left the acclaimed restaurant at the end of the year, and now Erik Anderson is once again calling Minneapolis home.&nbs ... More >>

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    January 6, 2014

    Arctic Vortex freezes Minnesota: Top 10 tweets

    On this most freezing of days, Minnesotans could be excused for mistaking Twitter for the Weather Channel, as everybody and their sister is chiming in with their best #StupidCold-related material.RELATED: For Christ's sake, Florida The cold snap is all fun and games -- as long as you're inside and/o ... More >>

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    January 3, 2014

    Check out this awesome snow shark created by three New Brighton brothers [PHOTO]

    Winter can be rough -- especially when temperatures could hit lows of frickin' 50 to 60 degrees below zero early next week -- so us Minnesotans gotta take advantage of whatever silver linings we can.SEE ALSO: Duluth TV anchors fake being outside from warm comfort of studio [IMAGE] One lining of that ... More >>

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    January 2, 2014

    Burned-out Cedar Avenue building being destroyed with three still missing

    Today, some Minneapolis firefighters face a ghastly task -- demolishing the burned-out building at 516 Cedar Avenue South with victims in all likelihood still inside.RELATED: Tragically, R.T. Rybak didn't get his last wish as mayor Family of residents who live in the building report that three peopl ... More >>

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    January 1, 2014

    Apartment fire in Cedar-Riverside injures 13 [PHOTOS]

    A fire broke out in an apartment building on the morning of New Year's Day in Cedar-Riverside.

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    December 19, 2013

    Target Breach: Top 10 tweets

    Someone stealing your credit card information is no laughing matter -- unless you're on Twitter, of course.THE BACKSTORY: Massive Target data breach affects in-store shoppers who used credit cardsIn that case, news that Minnesota's arguably best-known company was targeted (see what I did there?) by ... More >>

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    December 16, 2013

    Plane coming from MSP slides off runway in Madison

    Photo of 737 from Madison Fire Dept..front wheel of aircraft stuck in the snow at MSN. Eric Franke (@EricFrankeTV) December 16, 2013 Reports are coming out of Madison, Wisconsin, this evening that Delta Flight 385 from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has sli ... More >>

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    December 10, 2013

    Brett Favre appears to be aging in dog years, but still looks good [PHOTOS]

    Looks like somebody's getting ready to audition for the sequel to Bad Santa ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) December 10, 2013 Last week, Brett Favre, now working as a high school offensive coordinator, helped coach Oak Grove High to the team's first-ever Mississippi ... More >>

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    December 9, 2013

    Vikings drop crazy "Snow Bowl" in Baltimore: Top 10 tweets

    This game, man. Parker Hageman (@OverTheBaggy) December 8, 2013 At 3-9-1, the Vikings may be officially eliminated from playoff contention, but the team is nonetheless in the midst of one of the most entertaining seasons in franchise history. Between the Monday Night M ... More >>

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    December 4, 2013

    The Zygi Wilf/Mark Dayton photo people can't get enough of: Top 10 tweets

    Zygi Wilf and Gov Dayton toss dirt at Vikings Stadium Groundbreaking. Glen Stubbe (@gspphoto) December 3, 2013 During yesterday's Vikings stadium groundbreaking ceremony, Star Tribune photographer Glen Stubbe captured a photo of Zygi Wilf and Mark Dayton that's worth som ... More >>

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