University of Minnesota Law School

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2014

    Social House Owner Faces 68 Felonies but Might Not Go to Jail at All

    Michael Whitelaw, owner of the Social House, an Uptown sushi bar that closed over the summer, faces 68 felonies, each of which carries a maximum sentence of five years in the slammer, for allegedly cheating the state out of about $100,000 in sales taxes from 2009 to 2011.Those charges sound stiff. R ... More >>

  • News

    February 12, 2014

    How They Met 2014

    Twin Cities couples on the moment they found love

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Antonio "Savage" Jenkins' tattoo of "pig get'n brains blew out" leads to criminal charge

    Just over a week after news broke that the Chicago-based Gangster Disciples have hits out on all Twin Cities cops, an alleged member of the Bloods faces a terroristic threats charge for his new tattoo.SEE ALSO: Forest Lake school bans Taylor Gang shirts because 'name is code word for marijuana use' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Pawlenty lost his mojo, friends say

    The old Tim Pawlenty would never let this old lady get away with that.‚ÄčTim Pawlenty's close friends and allies can't figure out what happened to their charismatic Minnesota Governor.Pawlenty has changed from a charming, reliable local to a flat national figure since he decided to run for president ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    West Bank Brewing Association hosts discussion of beer laws

    Tip back a few of these and talk brewing laws.​Whether you're finding yourself fired up about or confused by all the recent discussion of brewing laws, Something's Brewing next week that you might want to check out. The West Bank Brewing Association, a U of M student group, has assembled spe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    Mee Moua is homeless

    Mee Moua surprised local politicos when she announced her retirement from the Minnesota Senate​When Mee Moua announced last May she was retiring from the state Senate, no Hmong American held a higher elected office in the country, and the news caught a lot of people by surprise. But what no o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    Susan Gaertner endorses Matt Entenza for governor

    Sisterhood only goes so far​So much for the sisterhood. When DFLer Susan Gaertner dropped out of the governor's race, she said that one of her reasons was to try and clear a path for rival Margaret Anderson Keliher to make some history. "This is the closest Minnesota has yet to come to elec ... More >>

  • News

    June 9, 2010

    Do DWI laws work?

    One in seven Minnesotans has a drunk driving conviction. Are we any safer?

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Keith Ellison and wife, Kim, file for legal separation

    Via Al JazeeraEllison and his wife are separating​Looks like the marriage of Rep. Keith Ellison and his wife, Kim Dore Ellison, is in trouble. Married for more than 20 years, they have filed for legal separation. They have four children and live in North Minneapolis. Although Ellison is the ... More >>

  • News

    March 18, 2009

    Norm Coleman's campaign is accused of leaking 50,000 donors' credit card info

    After broke the story, the former senator has a lot of explaining to do

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2009

    If Coleman campaign were a business, they'd be screwed

    Norm, we told you long ago it'd be better to Exit With Honor.

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    Minn. Senate recount was unconstitutional, St. Thomas prof says in WSJ

    Michael Stokes Paulsen, formerly an associate dean of the University of Minnesota Law School, called the recount "unconstitution ... More >>

  • News

    April 16, 2008

    Madia tops Bonoff

    Does our state contest mirror Clinton and Obama nationally?

  • Feature

    January 30, 2008

    The Slumlord of South Minneapolis

    Rodent and roach infestations. Overflowing dumpsters. Frigid heating vents. Meet Spiros Zorbalas...

  • News

    May 16, 2007

    Meet Minnesota's Other World Champion

    Nick "The Goat" Thompson owns Bodog's 170-pound title

  • News

    May 16, 2007

    Steal This House

    Minnesota was the first state to ban equity stripping. So why is it still happening?

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2007
  • News

    August 23, 2006

    Drawing Dead

    Tony Tran and Laura Xiong started out as small-time gamblers. Then they became lovers. And then her husband turned up murdered.

  • News

    December 15, 2004

    More is Less

    Why you should have bought the IDS Center

  • News

    May 7, 2003


    The sad, strange case of Darren Odell and the sorry state of our insanity laws

  • News

    December 4, 2002

    Dancing as Fast as She Can

    Is the director of the Minneapolis Civil Rights department really doing anything?

  • News

    February 28, 2001

    So you want to be a public servant?

    You too could be mayor of St. Paul! Just answer a dozen of the most preposterous, frivolous, and insultingly direct questions you could ever hope to encounter in your whole squirming political life.

  • Books

    February 14, 2001

    Take Me for a Ride

    Why City Pages won't be using this space to write about racial profiling from the cops' perspective

  • Books

    December 27, 2000

    A Classless Action

    A massive consumer lawsuit against U.S. Bank ends in nickels and dimes for the plaintiffs, but big checks for attorneys

  • Books

    September 20, 2000

    The Longest Wait

    Two missing daughters. Two years. One lead. No answers.

  • Books

    July 12, 2000

    Speak No Evil

    Everyone applauded when the attorney general took a neo-Nazi letter writer to court. But is he pushing the constitutional envelope?

  • Books

    May 31, 2000

    Prince Albert, Canned

    William Draheim was fired for talking up his genital piercing on the job. Thing is, he worked for a porn distributor.

  • News

    May 31, 2000

    Who Wants to be a Senator?

    Forget free trade with China, privatizing Social Security, and that pesky debate about campaign-finance reform. Hereís everything you really need to know about that gaggle of Minnesotans who are vying for a six-year stint in Washington.

  • Books

    May 12, 1999


    Former Vikings great Carl Eller faces sexual-assault accusations--for the second time

  • News

    March 3, 1999

    See You In Court

    Five years ago Mike Hatch was just another failed politician. Then a dying woman walked into his office, and a crusade was born.