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 >>
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 >>
More culture-clash yuks than comedy revolution
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 >>
Afro-Italian fuision cuisineThe 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 >>
Harry Potter, Cars 2, and more
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 >>
Mee Moua joins the international outcry over the fate of 4,000 Hmong forced to return to Laos.
The Minneapolis-via-Ghana rapper releases a new cut - get it here.
The deposed metal God is here to prove that sour grapes make the finest whine.
Hard 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 >>
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Minnetonka parents target "anti-Christian, anti-American" IB program
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Minnesota vets on the war in Iraq
Notes from the road
'Black Hawk Down' Gets in and out of Somalia With No Questions Asked
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.
In an annual late-August ritual, the studios clear the vaults of their least promising product
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.