NBC News broke the news yesterday of a 33-year-old American who grew up in Minnesota and died over the weekend fighting with ISIS in Syria. Citing White House officials and the Free Syrian Army, journalists identified the man as Douglas McAuthur McCain -- one of only a "small handful" of "foreign ji ... More >>
The feds see no evil as a belligerent strongman seeks control of America's food supply
If you had any doubt that ousting Michele Bachmann from the Intelligence Committee should be a no-brainer, check out this video.FROM LAST WEEK: Jim Graves will run again next year, setting up rematch with Bachmann [UPDATE] Bachmann, who remains on the committee despite a recent 200,000-person petiti ... More >>
Glenn Beck took a page out of Michele Bachmann's playbook while coming to the beleaguered congresswoman's defense this week. He blamed the ethical mess she finds herself in on those damn Muslims -- in particular, Minnesota's Somali population. SEE ALSO: MN secession petition: Glenn Beck to be first ... More >>
A day after we told you about how the MPD's publicly available license plate data could be used by stalkers to track their victims, Mayor R.T. Rybak is requesting the state remove that information from the public realm.SEE ALSO: Melissa Hill's new blog allows you to "Track the Police" using public d ... More >>
Rep. Tony Cornish, R-Good Thunder, is one of Minnesota's staunchest gun rights advocates. In fact, last legislative session, he authored a "deadly force" bill that would've dramatically expanded the range of situations in which gun owners could lawfully use deadly force (the bill was ultimately veto ... More >>
A controversial Radiolab episode opens old wounds and raises countless questions for Minnesota's Hmong
Shane Bauer, left, and Josh Fattal are finally free.Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal are coming home, and not a moment too soon.Two years after they were first detained in Iran on fraudulent spying charges, and two months into an eight-year prison sentence, Bauer, a Minnesota native and international ... More >>
Petraeus: Serious about an investigation.Gen. David Petraeus, the top military commander in Afghanistan, has ordered an investigation over a report last week that alleges a military psy-ops team tried to play mind tricks on visiting U.S. lawmakers -- including Sen. Al Franken. The goal, acco ... More >>
Clueless.For all her ability to gin up fans via social media on the Internet, Michele Bachmann really does seem clueless when it comes to the inner workings of the information superhighway. Take her call today for the resignation of Eric Holder as U.S. Attorney General. In it, she castigates ... More >>
Shane Bauer can't count on Mama Grizzly.We can probably all agree that a public Twitter account isn't the best place to shoot for nuance in U.S. diplomatic relations. But that didn't stop U.S. State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley. We also can't be too surprised that Sarah Palin would pick ... More >>
Shane Bauer goes on trial in November.Amid the massive dump of secret Iraq war documents at WikiLeaks: Support for an earlier report that Minnesota native Shane Bauer and two other American friends were hiking on Iraqi territory when they were seized by Iranian border guards in July 2009. Ba ... More >>
Only a fraction of Mexicans get U.S. asylum
Pawlenty disgusted by message of religious tolerance and acceptance.
McCollum reminds the Rwandan government of U.S. generosity in foreign aidWill this help? Rep. Betty McCollum has introduced, and Keith Ellison has cosponsored, a U.S. House resolution calling on the Rwandan government to release accused genocide denier William Mitchell law professor Peter Erl ... More >>
Looking for a media beef that distills the journalism industry's rapid decentralization into a convenient and fun dichotomy? Of course you are.Background: Twin Cites-based citizen journalism site The UpTake had its state Capitol press space reservations canceled after Rochester Post-Bulletin edit ... More >>
"Denied entry to Gaza - hostilities. On to Rafah. Tweet cha when I get there," writes Rep. Keith Ellison Friday morning on his Twitter account. The Minneapolis congressman had been accompanying a trade delegation of 16 U.S. corporations to Saudi Arabia, helping to open doors for bilateral co ... More >>
Mee Moua joins the international outcry over the fate of 4,000 Hmong forced to return to Laos.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for the release of a North Dakota journalist and Minnesota college graduate being held in Iran.
Tuesday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
Roxana Saberi grew up in Fargo and graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead. She hasn't been heard from since Feb. 10 when she called her father in Fargo to tell him she was detained in Iran.
Blotter brings you all the weird news that's fit to print
Feds making family reunions not so sweet
Though declining nationwide, tuberculosis is increasing in Minnesota as immigrants flock here
Was it a Kenyan assassin who killed the Minnesota-reared missionary—or was it madness? Seven years later, the verdict is in.
Park Chanwook's 'Oldboy' reinvents Jacobean drama for the 21st century
RFIDs and the coming age of the digital pickpocket
Meet the neighbors
The Bush administration & the end of civil liberties
The war on terror is keeping musicians out of the U.S.
A Minnesota tie to the ill-fated coup in Venezuela
Never mind how many snowmobile deaths occur as a result, kids are allowed to drive snowmobiles in Minnesota
From its South Minneapolis headquarters, the American Refugee Committee sorts out the logistics of relief
From brutality, death, survival, and triumph, a family emerges
Nguyen Cao Son and his fellow South Vietnamese soldiers were part of a secret U.S. spy commando force--so secret, in fact, that the American government turned its back and let him spend 14 years in North Vietnamese prison camps.
Calculating the real impact of the welfare bill for Minnesota.
A Clinton Scandals Primer
Cocaine, Tuna, and Free Trade