We've heard many times in recent years about how great a place Minneapolis/St. Paul is for college grads. We grant there's a bit of a chicken-or-egg thing going on here, but now there's better evidence than ever that smart young folks are taking the notion of moving here seriously.LinkedIn recently ... More >>
Ashley Madison -- a website that bills itself as "the online personals & dating destination for casual encounters, married dating, discreet encounters and extramarital affairs" -- put together a list of "Cheating Universities: The Top 10 Alma Maters of American Adulterers" earlier this fall ... More >>
Tracking the chaser's final quest in El Reno, Oklahoma
Just days after the University of Iowa was named America's top party school, a 21-year-old undergrad named Alexander Kinzel went out and proved why.SEE ALSO: Twitter accounts solicit boob pics from University of Minnesota students [PHOTOS]Late last night, Kinzel was allegedly involved in a fight at ... More >>
Yesterday, the Record of Montezuma, Iowa, published a report disclosing the salaries of University of Iowa employees. In and of itself, that sounds like a worthy project, but Editor-in-chief Chuck Dunham is in hot water over commentary he added to the story.SEE ALSO: Iowa man busted for repeatedly p ... More >>
Talking with Jake Dilley of the Color Pharmacy is a bit like having five different conversations at once. The lead singer is animated and excited, answering questions about the band's new self-titled album tangentially. Although not the first official record, The Color Pharmacy is the band's first s ... More >>
Education comes second to institutional income at a steep price
From top GOP contender to bottom of the barrel
Maybe you shouldn't have sex in this place, and with these people.The University of Minnesota has taken a dramatic drop in sex practices from last year, according to a national study on student sexual health. All of those people who graduated last spring may take a moment to pat themselves on the ... More >>
Photos by Mark MallmanThe demo recording of "Let it Be" starts with Paul McCartney talking to the sound engineer. He says "This is going to knock you out, boy," and then proceeds to perform one of rock's greatest ballads. Those few snide words before he starts always reminds me of what the roa ... More >>
Michele Bachmann might be a cougar, but you didn't hear it from Iowa.Michele Bachmann is finally involved in a gaffe that isn't her fault.Earlier today, a University of Iowa staffer made a sly allusion to how foxy the future president is, in a rather regrettable reference to a cougar that had rec ... More >>
Scott DeMuth is going to prison.Scott DeMuth set the ferrets free. Now he's going to prison. An Iowa judge has sentenced the 23-year-old University of Minnesota graduate student to six months behind bars for busting into a Howard Lake ferret breeding business in 2006 and setting 200 of the c ... More >>
Image from WikimediaFerrets: some people go to jail for themScott DeMuth, the Minneapolis man accused of breaking into a ferret farm in Howard Lake, Minnesota, in 2006 and setting the little weasel-like animals free, pleaded guilty late yesterday. In return, the 23-year-old DeMuth, a member of t ... More >>
The Minneapolis native was jailed in November because she wouldn't testify about a break-in at an animal lab at the University of Iowa. Now she's out.
Minneapolis business attorney Aaron Biber is due to be arraigned in Hennepin County court today on charges that he had sex with a 14-year-old boy.
Gay rights proponents across the country are thrilled--and more than a little surprised--that a state epitomizing "fly-over country" would uphold gay marriage. Here's why the astonishment is unwarranted...
As a young radical, Norm Coleman protested the Vietnam War. Now his support for the Iraq quagmire may swallow his political career.
Put on the robe, light up the firepit. We're having a pagan ritual tonight.
MC Sims faces another year of Doomtree fanatics, political unrest, and construction work
A few years ago, Ann Bauer was living with her parents, too broke to copy her manuscript. Now, the single mother of three is poised for literary success.
Why won't anyone finish publishing Walt Whitman's letters?
Was Charles Macomb Flandrau the father of modern Minnesota letters--or just a literary layabout?
Minnesota Dance looks east--and not to New York
Voyaging Into the Secret Universe of Enterprising Backstage Artists
University of Minnesota wrestling coach J Robinson's to-do list this season: win big ten championship. Win national title. Put stranglehold on the growth of women's athletics.
The Minneapolis river terminal agrees to clean up its poison salt piles
With American Movie, director Chris Smith finds the heart of cinema in the unlikely environs of Milwaukee
Cave Paper rides the renaissance of fine-arts papermaking
Turncoat. Chickenshit. Radical. Minnesota's senior senator has been called a lot of things. But president?
Writer Cherry Muhanji joins Vulva Riot to celebrate their fifth anniversary
Having survived Cambodia's killing fields, poet U Sam Oeur writes as a witness to the "Kingdom of Hell"
In corporations and churches, in classrooms and capital corridors, these 100 Queers have contributed to the "Good Life" in Minnesota.
Minnesota beef producers can begin using radiation to kill bacteria and extend the shelf life of everything from hamburger to filet mignon. But a number of scientists, scrappy idealists, and small farmers still say it's not a good idea.
Some people compare Norm Coleman to Ronald Reagan. They have a point.
Park Square players: Executive director Stephen Lockwood and artistic director Richard Cook.
The 1997 Tongue-on-the-Flagpole Awards