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  • Blogs

    September 23, 2014

    Norm Coleman Now Lobbying for Gov't that Doesn't Allow Women to Drive

    Norm Coleman and Tim Pawlenty have something in common -- since leaving office, they've both made news for taking shady gigs.The latest example is Coleman's newly revealed lobbying work on behalf of the government of Saudi Arabia. See also:Norm Coleman on Michelle Obama's Oscars appearance: Obamas " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    Bachmann's Egypt remarks "unbelievable, ludicrous... comic if it wasn't so painful," expert says

    Michele Bachmann's remarks about the Muslim Brotherhood during her weekend visit to Egypt were so preposterous, one expert on the country compared them to a Saturday Night Live skit.SEE ALSO: Bachmann won't run again: Top 10 tweets In other words, unfortunately, it's business as usual.

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Jesse Ventura to proceed in defamation suit against slain American Sniper author Chris Kyle

    Jesse Ventura has decided to proceed in his defamation case against Christopher Kyle, the Iraq war vet and best-selling author who was gunned down at a shooting range earlier this year, says Ventura's attorney, David Olsen. Ventura filed the suit in February 2012, alleging Kyle fabricated a story ... More >>

  • Movies

    August 15, 2012

    Total Recall: Remembering the good, old original

    Before there was Colin Farrell, there was Arnold Schwarzenegger, in a surprisingly worthy action film

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Top 20 best Minnesota musicians: The complete list

    ​Related:Minneapolis music scene named second-best in the U.S.Minnesotans need to remember to exhale sometimes -- especially fresh on the heels of being ranked as the number two music scene in the country. Shouldn't it be enough to simply enjoy a rich history of quality musicians blossoming from f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Top 20 best Minnesota musicians: #10-1

    ​Related:Top 20 best Minnesota musicians: #20-11Minneapolis music scene named second-best in the U.S.10. Babes in ToylandOrigin: Minneapolis | Active: 1987-2001 | Songs: "Bruise Violet" and "Sweet 69"  Kat Bjelland is one of the nastiest female vocalists, period. Although the woman who adeptl ... More >>

  • Music

    July 20, 2011
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    May 2, 2011

    Osama bin Laden is dead: The best Minnesota tweets

    ​Everyone has an opinion about the killing of Osama bin Laden. In Minnesota, a lot of them used Twitter to luxuriate in sweet revenge for 9/11. Others found absurd humor in reactionary politics, or lamented that the state of the world hasn't changed very much in the past 24 hours. We've coll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Michele Bachmann: The Year In Crazy

    Wingnut of the Year.​Rep. Michele Bachmann took us all on another ride aboard the crazy train this year, questioning the president's patriotism, defending BP, proclaiming herself the queen tea partier -- and winning re-election in the 6th congressional district. Here's a look back.

  • News

    June 3, 2010


    From Ground Zero of the Immigration Crisis Along the Mexican Border

  • Music

    April 7, 2010
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    November 18, 2009

    Michele Bachmann: Crazy like a fox

    The Minnesota congresswoman gives Sarah Palin a run for her money

  • Arts

    October 14, 2009
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    April 15, 2009

    MSPIFF: Reviews of the rest

    Il Divo glitters among duller bulbs like The Girl From Monaco, Just Another Love Story

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    March 11, 2009
  • Arts

    July 30, 2008

    Hedwig's Heart

    The Jungle presents a touching story about a drag queen's search for love

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2008

    MinnPost and "The Burqa Effect"

    A glaring error welcomes readers to the "MinnPost in Iraq" web feature, raising im ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2008

    Military recruiters and Minneapolis schools

    The Minneapolis Board of Education voted unanimously on new restrictions for military re ... More >>

  • Feature

    April 9, 2008

    Did James Earl Ray act alone?

    A Minneapolis author helps raise new questions about the King assassination

  • News

    March 5, 2008

    A Soldier in Winter

    A 24-year-old veteran seeks redemption for atrocities committed during the Iraq war

  • Movies

    December 19, 2007
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    February 7, 2007
  • News

    December 6, 2006

    MN SAT

    The great Minnesota brain freeze: 82 chances to cheat with Google and win valuable prizes!

  • News

    September 6, 2006

    Forbidden Fruit

    It's the world's largest music and movies superstore, and everything in it is free—and illegal. Every month, some five billion illegal downloads are passed around the internet, and the entertainment industry sues several hundred people. CP writer St

  • News

    August 23, 2006

    Drawing Dead

    Tony Tran and Laura Xiong started out as small-time gamblers. Then they became lovers. And then her husband turned up murdered.

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2006
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    March 15, 2006

    The Wanted Man

    When a couple of students objected to the course materials in Stephen Philion's race and culture class at Hamline University, he thought the trouble would pass. Wrong.

  • News

    February 15, 2006

    Bin Laden's Game

    Most officials thought last month's Osama bin Laden tape was no big deal— maybe even a gesture of weakness. Author and ex-CIA analyst Michael Scheuer, who founded the Agency's bin Laden unit 10 years ago, thinks they're dead wrong.

  • News

    November 30, 2005

    Sgt. Briggs's War

    Bob Briggs got a head full of shrapnel in Iraq. Then he came home to more wars: to regain the use of his half-paralyzed body, and to get the U.S. government to pay for his medical care.

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2005
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    May 18, 2005

    The Norman Conquest

    The Norman Conquest A feisty and more colorful brand of politics invaded the U.S. Senate chambers yesterday as British M.P. George Galloway sat before the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs subcommittee investigating the U.N. oil-for-food scandal, chaired by Norm Coleman. Coleman ... More >>

  • News

    December 29, 2004

    Artists of the Year

    12 Rods, Jon Stewart, Howard Stern, Quentin Tarantino, Garrison Keillor, MF Doom, Lawrence Lessig, Randi Rhodes...

  • News

    November 3, 2004


    Former President George W. Bush Dead at 72

  • News

    October 20, 2004

    Mother and Country

    How personal tragedy made a politician of Patty Wetterling

  • Arts

    May 19, 2004

    What The River Brought

    For years, a man who called himself Badger lived in an old broke-down van while creating a monumental work of public art. Then, something went wrong down on the Mississippi.

  • News

    May 19, 2004


    As a Child, Cy Thao Crossed the Mekong from Laos to a New World. Now His Paintings Are Taking the Hmong People Home.

  • Movies

    February 4, 2004
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    October 1, 2003

    Living in America

    Meet the neighbors

  • News

    April 2, 2003

    The Dangers of Being the Only Superpower

    Clausewitz, Iraq, and fourth-generation warfare

  • Movies

    May 8, 2002

    Kiss of the Spider-Man

    Director Sam Raimi finds a superhero to love

  • News

    September 13, 2000

    Lost In Space

    How can you sample the Statue of Liberty? What is Wile E. Coyote standing on when he runs off a cliff? Solving the riddles of the universe with digital artist Paul Higham

  • News

    June 21, 2000

    Dim Bulb

    For years the Salvation Army's Harbor Light homeless shelter has been plagued by inept management, insufficient security, and unspeakable acts. And Hennepin County taxpayers are footing the bill.

  • Sports

    December 15, 1999


    A bio-doc looks at the punks who changed the complexion of white rock

  • News

    August 11, 1999

    Fall Out

    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.

  • News

    May 12, 1999

    A Change of Habits

    When Kate, Brigid, Rita, and Jane McDonald joined the Sisters of St. Joseph nearly 50 years ago, they knew that nuns worked hard, lived modestly, and wore long cloaks. The sit-ins, marches, and street protests didn't come till later.

  • News

    January 27, 1999

    The Meal at the End of the Millennium

    How to answer God's call to feed the world's starving children? Richard Proudfit couldn't figure it out. Then Y2K answered his prayers.

  • News

    October 21, 1998

    Because They Can

    Six minor-party contenders for governor promise to bring back the primo dime-bag, turn the governor's mansion into a flophouse, tax water, get big brother out of your bedroom, ditch the nukes, and reveal the secrets of gravity-defying hair.

  • News

    November 12, 1997

    Hush Job

    Special "hush kits" make airplanes quieter. Do they also make them more dangerous?

  • Books

    December 6, 1995
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    October 4, 1995

    Collateral Damage

    Candice Roark was a healthy 20-year-old when she was sent to the Persian Gulf in 1991. Now she has a pacemaker, fainting spells, and a lot of unanswered questions about what made her and thousands of other soldiers sick.

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