Though he hasn't yet been formally charged with crimes as we publish this, north Minneapolis resident Leroy Longs Jr. is the suspect currently in custody in connection with an alleged Minneapolis dogfighting ring.THE BACKSTORY: MPD breaks up large dogfighting ring His mugshot is at the top of this p ... More >>
Apparently inspired by a tweet from local NBA writer Steve McPherson, Anthony Bain put together a very cool video of J.J. Barea driving to the rack with accompaniment from Super Mario's classic invincibility music.SEE ALSO: Stephen Colbert mocks and ridicules sappy Cheerios ad [VIDEO]Here it i ... More >>
The Minnesota Vikings are the punchline of the NFL.Late this morning, coach Leslie Frazier announced that because Josh Freeman is experiencing concussion-like symptoms, Christian Ponder will likely start at QB when the Vikings play the Packers on national TV on Sunday night. In other words, weeks af ... More >>
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 >>
KDWB radio show host Dave Ryan cost his bosses some money yesterday with a meant-to-be-funny Twitter rant that seriously offended the Minnesota Department of Education.SEE ALSO: Joe Cowley, Chicago sportswriter and alleged MN resident, in trouble after sexist Twitter rant Yesterday morning, Ryan pos ... More >>
Adrian Peterson's son, Adrian Peterson Jr., has been hanging out this week at Vikings training camp in Mankato and sorry, Christian Ponder, but there's no way anybody else will look as cute wearing a Vikings helmet this season.SEE ALSO: Adrian Peterson's brother arrested in Eden Prairie as part of p ... More >>
The Kowalski's Market on Grand Avenue has been the site of two scary robberies this month.SEE ALSO: Clark Griffith after dropping trou on Grand Avenue: "Last night was awesome"Around 10:30 p.m. on June 8, a 63-year-old man was loading groceries into his vehicle when a man described as middle-aged, b ... More >>
It's a lesson former MNGOP Senate Bob Koss learned the hard way a few months ago -- things you say on Twitter can cost you your job.SEE ALSO: Wisconsin lost more jobs than any other state over last year The latest example comes courtesy of the Land of Cheese, where Democratic Party spokesman Graeme ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Rep. Mary Franson infuriated by Earth Day, calls it "Pagan holiday" [UPDATE]-- Mike Parry's tweet scrubbed on "arrogant black man" ObamaWe have our share of colorful social media political personalities up here in Minnesota. But there may not be another politician in the world that can r ... More >>
The third out of a total of four mixtapes preceding I Self Devine's sophomore album was made available recently, along with another video, directed by Dave Wilson. This is the last free mix available from the Culture Series, as number four will come along with a pre-order of the album The So ... More >>
The day we have all waited for is here, my friends -- Brett Favre is on Twitter. Over a year removed from throwing his final NFL interception, the Wrangler-wearing gunslinger from Mississippi has finally found time to put down the camera phone and join the Twitter-sphere. And as you'd imagine, as ... More >>
"I know this song. I know. I like it."Just as Minnesota Wild prospects shouldn't be Foo Fighters critics, we warn you to approach this clip of the Minnesota Timberwolves doing 'N Sync's Tearin' Up My Heart" with a bit of caution. First of all, you'll probably end up singing along with the tender ... More >>
Mpls' social media job market is very solid. Social media has revolutionized the way we publish and disseminate information. No longer are journalists ink-stained wretches trying to put together a story before a print deadline -- now we're more like carpal tunnel-plagued pixelheads trying to be t ... More >>
Parasole Restaurants has finally issued a public response to the controversy over their new policy on credit card tips. Parasole instituted a policy last week cutting 2 percent of its servers' credit card tips to pay rising bank fees on the transaction.
Yum, DSL- Digital Sushi LunchFights in the kitchen! Rockers pushing wine! And a contract that must be signed before getting a reservation? We take a look at five of the weirdest food stories kicking around the web this week.
Three Rochester women are protesting Saudi Arabia's sexist driving rules.Saudi Arabia's monarchy is notorious for the way it forces women to live as second class citizens, or worse. Only with written permission from a male guardian can they work, travel or even see a doctor. And they can't ... More >>
Molly Herrmann & Tracy Morgan toast their Kitchen in the MarketIn a corner of Midtown Global Market the new kitchen space glints stainless steel with cherry red accents. The recently expanded and upgraded Kitchen in the Market boasts enough space for six entrepreneurs to be working simultaneo ... More >>
Keith Ellison demands ElBaradei's release.Minneapolis Congressman Keith Ellison has taken to Twitter to denounce the government of Egypt as it tries violently to quash an uprising seeking the end of President Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule. Urging them on: Mohamed ElBaradei, the former head of the ... More >>
Image by William Hook If you're a regular commenter on a website, from Gawker to Livejournal to Secrets of the City, then you probably have some cyberspace friends. You know, those people that make you laugh when they comment, the ones who make the point you wanted to more succinctly, and whos ... More >>
Photo by Erik HessMark Mallman passed the halfway point of his Marathon 3 performance at 7 a.m. this morning, and isn't due to wrap up until 10 p.m. last night. We jogged alongside Mallman yesterday from 10 a.m. until about 3:30 a.m., and you can read our recap and see some incredible photo ... More >>
Lady Gaga pronounced herself the "Queen of Twitter" earlier this week when she surpassed Britney Spears' follower count and became one of the most popular social media moguls in the world (even Conan O'Brien tweeted about it). We thought it was high time to compare Gaga and Brit Brit and see who has ... More >>
Justin Bieber is in town tonight. Have you heard? In addition to jamming up traffic downtown with his show tonight and getting Tony Fly all whipped up about his surprise appearance at the MOA yesterday, the Biebs just gave a "shoutout" to Twins first baseman Justin Morneau on his Twitter account. ... More >>
photo by: Stacy SchwartzFirst Avenue began as a livery; feeding, shoeing, earning break-time nickels and whiskey off the odd hymn, and they ended up making a nice mint off the joint. Things change, huh? Despite the century or more ebb and flow of wayfarers through her freshly starkly black surfei ... More >>
This morning, we reported that a new Twitter account had emerged purportedly operated by Robyne Robinson, outgoing-Fox 9 News anchor and potential running mate for gubernatorial candidate Matt Entenza. Questions about the legitimacy of that account arose after this tweet about City Pages editor Kev ... More >>
Denis Jeong Plaster for City Pages The event around which MNFashion Week originally situated itself, Voltage: Fashion Amplified, is here. The show that aligns local bands with local designers for one big music and fashion extravaganza is tonight at First Avenue, and we want to give YOU two free r ... More >>
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