Sure, it's no fun to be on the receiving end of a "wet willy," but you wouldn't think one would constitute felony assault, right?But that's one charge among a few 24-year-old Riley Swearingen faced for putting his saliva-dampened fingers in the ears of a Mankato cop during the course of drunken shen ... More >>
Ray Martin McFeters isn't shy about his drug habit. The 73-year-old Air Force veteran lives in the rural Minnesota town of Aitkin, right on the north end of Mille Lacs Lake. He's been smoking pot most of his life, currently up to about 25-30 bowls a day, according to a recent interview with the Mi ... More >>
See Also: Pariso charged for holding bankers hostage with a fake bomb Before he allegedly held employees of a downtown Minneapolis bank hostage with a bomb hoax, 33-year-old Philip James Pariso was a senior airman in the United States Air Force, where he faced a court martial and discharge for inj ... More >>
Bachmann makes it official again.To the surprise of exactly no one, Michele Bachmann walked out onto a stage in Waterloo, Iowa, this morning to announce again that she's running for president, just in case anyone missed it the first time, or the second time. Here's America's Craziest Congresswom ... More >>
Photo by Nikki MillerRosanne Cash August 31, 2010 Minnesota State Fair, Leinie Lodge Bandshell On a summer night that brought two of music's biggest female artists to stages in St. Paul - Carrie Underwood at the State Fair Grandstand, and Lady Gaga at the Xcel Energy Center - it was on a thi ... More >>
Saying goodbye to the Prairie Home Companion musician
Photos courtesy A Prairie Home CompanionMidnight on the Water: Bill Hinkley, in memoriamBY MARTIN KELLER The choice moments that suddenly arise when you can see a grand life coming to a close in front of you seem to have no respect for death -- and even less reverence for the heavy grief waiti ... More >>
U.S. Air ForceA U.S. Air Force C130 drops oil-dispersing chemicals on the Gulf of MexicoBP executives and others are going to get an earful from members of Congress tomorrow, when the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure opens hearings into the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig ... More >>
We're getting jazzed just thinking about it. Power trip!
Wal-Mart sues logo parodists, ACLU sues the Air Force Reserves, W to get an upgraded Marine One, maps of religion in America, the Al Gore/global warming documentary, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Hands off the Slushy In a muscular new campaign, Canada lays claim to its icy nether regions A new regime with expansionist ambitions has begun to terrorize the world's seaways. The name of these brigands is the High Arctic Sovereignty Patrol and from Meighen to the Amund Ringnes Islands, the ... More >>
Did Northwest Airlines try to muzzle a whistleblower?
One thing is certain: Roy Hagen killed his wife with a single blast from a 12-gauge shotgun. After that, the story gets a whole lot murkier.
An imaginary spaceship. Disembodied voices. An angel/whore named Amy. Rocco Dandrea's descent into madness and death--and the mental-health system that was ill-equipped to stop it.
The military turned Ron Falcon into an officer, a gentleman, and a doctor. When the brass discovered he was gay, they kicked him out and sent him the bill.
Monday's U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on the Confinement of Sex Offenders Leaves Questions Unanswered, Including the Fate of Minnesota's Sexual Psychopath Laws.
Gulf War Syndrome and How It All Began