United Nations

  • Calendar

    May 21, 2014
  • Blogs

    December 5, 2013

    Petition calls on Star Tribune to stop paying attention to climate change deniers

    In the wake of Los Angeles Times deciding to discontinue publication of letters to the editor from climate change deniers, a petition signed by more than 1,100 people as of this morning calls upon on the Star Tribune to do the same thing.RELATED: MNGOP attacks Dayton's support for clean energy in wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    MNGOP Rep. Gruenhagen on climate change: "It's just a complete United Nations fraud" [VIDEO]

    Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen, R-Glencoe, is anti-gay and gets his "facts" from materials distributed at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Other than that, we're sure he's exactly the sort of elected leader Minnesota needs.SEE ALSO: MNGOP Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen: Gov't is paying minority men to im ... More >>

  • Movies

    May 16, 2012

    Sacha Baron Cohen's The Dictator

    More culture-clash yuks than comedy revolution

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    Hennepin County removes UN flag from Government Center plaza [VIDEO]

    After more than 25 years flying alongside the US flag, the UN flag has been removed from the Hennepin County Government Center plaza. Last week, Hennepin County commissioners approved an "emergency" resolution directing staff to take the flag down. The US, Minnesota, and Hennepin County flags remain ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    The Cave Cafe truck serves Afro-Italian fuision cuisine and fights famine

    Afro-Italian fuision cuisine​The baffled newbies stare at the menu. How does one chose between curry or steak sandwich? The lively two-man crew calls out to people, pulling them in, sharing suggestions. Before serving up each pan of freshly made food, the chef offers up a scent, holding out the si ... More >>

  • News

    June 22, 2011

    Summer movie guide 2011

    Harry Potter, Cars 2, and more

  • Calendar

    April 27, 2011
  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Tim Pawlenty calls Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a nut job

    Tim Pawlenty: 9/11 expert.​Tim Pawlenty is not pleased with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's suggestion at the United Nations summit yesterday that most people around the world believe 9/11 was an inside job. On his radio show this morning, the Minnesota governor called Ahmadinejad a ... More >>

  • Music

    February 24, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    Forced repatriation of ethnic Hmong raises state senator's ire

    Mee Moua joins the international outcry over the fate of 4,000 Hmong forced to return to Laos.

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Rapper M.anifest leaks new track 'Get Away' from upcoming album (MP3)

    The Minneapolis-via-Ghana rapper releases a new cut - get it here.

  • Calendar

    October 21, 2009
  • Movies

    April 15, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    Misanthropology: Dave Mustaine

    The deposed metal God is here to prove that sour grapes make the finest whine.

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2008

    Twin Cities Nets and the Nomad raise funds to fight malaria

    Nomad.jpgHard to imagine that something so small could make someone so sick, but it’s true. Some hundred years later malaria is still a major health thr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2008
  • Blogs

    May 8, 2008

    Breakfast of Champions 5/8: Reasoned Dialogue in the Polis

    Okay, back to work. Those brains aren't going to wash themselves.

  • Calendar

    October 24, 2007
  • Calendar

    October 24, 2007
  • Blogs

    June 22, 2007

    Land of the tea and the home of the crepes: Welcome to Michael Mannske's nightmare (and book)

    Ever wondered what would happen if the UN invaded the U.S., and France occupied the Upper Midwest? Plymouth resident Michael Mannske has. In fact, he's written a book about it.

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2007

    3/6 Morning Communiqué

    Jockey gets busted during drug test with urine-filled dildo, Chinese woman has surgery to resemble husband's first wife, Aussie pros ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2007

    1/4 Morning Communiqué

    Italy lobbies the UN for a global ban on the death penalty, Boston twins born in two different years, religious groups campaig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2006

    11/14 Morning Communiqué

    The world's ocean are becoming more acidic, a giant penis sculpture in a Taiwanese airport causes a ruckus, Norway is deemed t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2006

    8/23 Morning Communiqué

    German astronomers uncover lost Apollo moon landing videos, Sen. Inhofe claims the UN teaches girls to be prostitutes, snakes in a mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2006

    7/20 Morning Communiqué

    U.S. Airways to start selling advertising on barf bags, over 5,800 Iraqi civilians were killed in May and June, Joel Siegel walks out on Clerks II, human pong, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2006

    5/4: Morning Communique

    Illinois mayor racks up huge strip club bill, German city bans World Cup press from red light districts, new Casino Royale trailer, MST3K side-swipes a drivers ed film, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2006

    2/28: Morning Communique

    First woman elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, Domino's Pizza founder's holy city, Hyatt takes heat for racist conference, sex and corruption in the U.N., the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2006

    2/17: Morning Communique

    Olympic athletes get body armor, same-sex couples suffer defeat in New York, sci-fi crew recruitment quiz, tracking last-place Olympians, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2005

    12/28: Morning Communique

    NSA spying on the UNSC, more U.S. troops in Iraq in '06, The Wizard of Oil starring W, Norm Coleman's nutty bet, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2005
  • Columns

    October 5, 2005
  • Blogs

    September 20, 2005

    9/20: Morning Communique

    United Nations Foundation President, Timothy E. Wirth, today called for Fox News to withdraw and publicly apologize for remarks made by the network's Bill O'Reilly. O'Reilly said he "wished" that Hurricane Katrina had ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2005

    9/6: Morning Communique

    CITY PAGES BLOGS Pizza Man or Pizza Whore? Another tale from the pepperoni-strewn Streets of Pizza. Steve Monaco has last week's winners and this week's Monday Movie Quiz question at Couch Pundit. THESE DAYS The Utah Board of Education on Friday unanimously approved a position statement supporti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2005

    8/22: Morning Communique

    THESE DAYS The Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania said last week it filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission questioning the legality of an ad campaign by The Scranton Times-Tribune that names senatorial candidate Bob Casey Jr. in a faux headline. The ongoing and expanding po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2005

    8/5: Morning Communique

    THESE DAYS Senator Norm Coleman has submitted a statement into the Congressional Record denouncing a final report issued by the United Nations' Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG) suggesting that the U.N. assume global governance of the Internet. Raw Story has a piece on a forthcoming Vani ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2005

    Rumsfeld to journos: Don't forget the other atrocities

    In a press conference this morning, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld chastised journalists for allotting too much paper space to the abuses at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay: Two of the country?s largest newspapers, for example, have devoted more than 80 editorials combined since March of 2004 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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

    May 11, 2005

    We Don't Need No Education

    Minnetonka parents target "anti-Christian, anti-American" IB program

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2005

    Wednesday morning papers

    Reggie, we liked ye better when we hardly knew ye In the Strib: As we've been saying for weeks, there is ample reason to believe there's less to Reggie Fowler's Vikings bid than meets the eye; today comes a report that Fowler still has not disclosed his finances to the NFL, and that--also discussed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2005

    Today's agenda:
    gays, vegetables, and petri dishes

    Danforth says Republicans are headed for doomsvilleThere's an interesting op-ed piece in today's NYT by former Missouri Senator John Danforth (who resigned as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations in January). He says the Republican party, concerned more about outlawing gay marriage than fixing the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2005

    Our own private Jesse Helms

    The release of the Volker report today, largely exonerating Kofi Annan from wrongdoing in the U.N. oil-for-food scandal, would seem an embarassment for Norm Coleman. After all, Minnesota's junior senator, who chairs the permanent subcommittee on investigations, has been pompously calling for the U. ... More >>

  • News

    March 26, 2003

    "I Am Concerned"

    Minnesota vets on the war in Iraq

  • Columns

    January 22, 2003

    What a World, What a World

    Notes from the road

  • Movies

    January 16, 2002

    Exit Strategy

    'Black Hawk Down' Gets in and out of Somalia With No Questions Asked

  • News

    December 20, 2000

    Better Days

    They went through hell in Mogadishu. But for 17-year-old Mohamed Abdullahi and other Somali immigrants, in Minneapolis it's still an uphill climb.

  • Movies

    August 30, 2000

    Summer Stock

    In an annual late-August ritual, the studios clear the vaults of their least promising product

  • Music

    October 6, 1999
  • Feature

    December 3, 1997
  • Feature

    November 19, 1997

    Suddenly Saddam

    It should be remembered that the first plant Saddam used to make chemical weapons was built by the American multinational Bechtel with money supplied by the U.S. Agriculture Department.

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