The world lost a true paragon of song and social activism when Pete Seeger passed away in January. In celebration of his life and legacy, Governor Dayton has declared Saturday, May 3, to be Pete Seeger Day in Minnesota, on what would have been his 95th birthday. A gathering of a wide-array of Minne ... More >>
We've all been there. (Ahem, Comcast, ahem.)SEE ALSO: Al Franken rips into FCC approval of Comcast-NBC merger Steven Saari, a 28-year-old Duluth resident, pleaded guilty yesterday to a gross misdemeanor after he threatened to blow up a Charter Communications office in Duluth last summer. The reason? ... More >>
The indie record label brings back seminal alt-rock groups Mudhoney and the Melvins to celebrate AmRep Bash 13
An in-depth look at David Tyner, the "Cathouse" killer, and his victims
-- Original post published June 27 at 7:30 a.m.; update at bottom -- Sure, it's not as bad getting busted zipper-down with a minor at a rest stop, but still -- the Packers? Really?SEE ALSO: Rick Nolan says he's expected to spend twice as much time fundraising as on actual legislative work Alas, phot ... More >>
Yesterday, we told you about GOP U.S. Senate endorsee Kurt Bills' jaw-droppingly bad campaign film trailer. New evidence suggests he may have felt compelled to try and upstage his Republican primary challenger, David Carlson.Carlson -- a 30-year-old, reportedly twice-divorced former Marine Corps Ser ... More >>
Born in Whitehaven, Tennessee on this day in 1931, "Cowboy" Jack Clement's accolades as a prolific singer and songwriter, record and film producer, and television and radio host have been well-earned, with a career that spans over half a century and touches every nook and cranny of country music.
Betterton on a better dayKenneth Betterton, the New Prague City Councilman who told a cop to call "1-800-eat my a**" during a drunken rant last week, has quit his post. It's probably just as well. Besides bringing a heap pf bad headlines to the city he represented, he managed to make his care ... More >>
Wardere found himself in hot water last Election Day when, while working as a translator, he was accused of interfering with voters.
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Levi Angell, of Cloquet, was killed in the line of duty in 2004 while serving in Iraq.
Kahm Xiong, of St. Paul, was among the 13 people killed last Thursday at the sprawling military base of Fort Hood, Texas.
Musings on a career change
It's not just Alliant Techsystems. Hundreds of small Minnesota companies are cashing in on America's defense industry.
Healthy, quick, and tasty Asian lunch
But at the VA, not much has changed
Pending legislation would help veterans get treatment instead of prison time
Minnesota nurse Deanna Germain describes serving at Iraq's most notorious prison.
The Zapruder film? It was faked. The Wellstone crash? It was a hit. 9/11? An inside job. Tumbling down the rabbit hole with professional philosopher Jim Fetzer.
The governor wants to spend billions on roads without raising your taxes. Think there might be a catch?
'Rollergirls' just might have legs
PZ Myers vs. Dilbert creator, Fox refuses to air anti-Alito ad, Christmas lights turned up to 11, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Cutting Medicare, suing God, condemning cartoons, ogling famous women in slips, annointing the Minnesota blog of the day and more...
"First we get the military, then we get the nation"
...and stop smoking crack with Leon Spinks, plus other tales of blue yules past
Last spring three soldiers from northern Minnesota's Carlton County died in Iraq in one month's time
I've served in Iraq, and that's why I can't vote for this president again
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.
A groundbreaking 1989 essay on "Fourth-Generation Warfare"
In a new memoir, former marine Joel Turnipseed loses his personal philosophy while winning the Gulf War
Career advice for our lamest duck
Phillips families were already worried about the parolees next door. Then the headless corpse turned up.
With their croaking vocals and enormous belt buckles, Nashville's neglected veterans seek shelter at the Midwest Country Music Theater-- a little bit of Branson back home
Mark Fritz's Lost on Earth follows the nomads of the new geopolitics; Tara Bahrampour's To See and See Again takes the author back to the Iran her family fled
With skinny jackpots and ironic hosts, a new generation of game shows competes for viewers