-- Update at bottom --Around 9:30 a.m. Saturday, 19-year-old University of Minnesota-Duluth student Alyssa Jo Lommel was found passed out on a neighbor's porch. She had apparently been outside all night while temperatures dropped as low as 17 degrees below zero. As you'd imagine, she was suffering f ... More >>
KDWB radio show host Dave Ryan cost his bosses some money yesterday with a meant-to-be-funny Twitter rant that seriously offended the Minnesota Department of Education.SEE ALSO: Joe Cowley, Chicago sportswriter and alleged MN resident, in trouble after sexist Twitter rant Yesterday morning, Ryan pos ... More >>
Students at Red River High School in Grand Forks, North Dakota, staged a "whiteout" during Friday night's state tournament hockey game against Fargo's Davies High School.SEE ALSO: Angry hockey dad yells insult while holding infant, tells another parent he'll cave his face in [VIDEO] But three freshm ... More >>
Now that the fad of Psy's "Gangnam Style" appears to be waning in its cultural relevance, we have the "Harlem Shake" phenomenon upon us. With just a 30-second clip from the song by Mad Decent-signed dance outfit Baauer, the country has lost its damn mind, and any semblance of rigidity in its spinal ... More >>
Yesterday, the California-based Institute for College Access and Success released its seventh-annual state-by-state student debt report, and it turns out Minnesota is right near the top of the charts when it comes to average debt load for college grads.SEE ALSO: Economic recovery? What economic reco ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- UMD student demands gender-neutral bathrooms, goes on hunger strike, school caves-- University of Minnesota-Duluth suspends involvement with "divisive" Un-Fair Campaign [VIDEO]In a move that is "causing shock waves," the University of Minnesota-Duluth is paying $4,000 to host a display o ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- University of Minnesota-Duluth suspends involvement with "divisive" Un-Fair Campaign [VIDEO]-- 11 white supremacists turn out in Duluth, get pelted with snowballs-- "It's hard to see racism when you're white" billboards roil DuluthThe Un-Fair Campaign has divided Duluth since "It's hard ... More >>
The effects of last month's unprecedented flooding can be seen in aerial shots of Lake Superior, which show chocolate milk-colored waters stretching all the way from the Twin Ports to Wisconsin's Chequamegon Bay.Erik Brown, acting director of the Large Lakes Observatory at the University of Minnesot ... More >>
The driver's license record of Anne Marie Rasmusson was accessed by law enforcement officers 174 times in 2006, according to state data obtained by City Pages, suggesting that one of the largest-known private data breaches by law enforcement goes deeper than previously realized. As we reported in ... More >>
If you were in St. Paul Sunday and on the lookout for something satisfying, unique, and a little bit spicy to fuel your Grand Old Day activities, you may have spotted Chris Millner in front of Dixie's on Grand manning his food truck Aussie's Kebabs. Millner is one of the dozen or so new food t ... More >>
Fontaine dropped the F-bomb on Twitter, and we're not talking about "fuck".Minnesota Wild prospect Justin Fontaine apparently isn't very fond of Dave Grohl. But they way he chose to express his dislike will keep him on the bench for two games.The Wild suspended Fontaine after he tweeted "the Foo ... More >>
Facebook.comCriticizing Dave Grohl is a good idea, but please don't use offensive slurs.Minnesota Wild prospect Justin Fontaine watched the Grammys along with everyone else Sunday night, but didn't get caught up in the Bon Iver fever. Instead, the 24-year-old graduate of University of Minnesota-D ... More >>
Bjerkness got off easy, unlike the countless balls he's slashed over the years.Duluth's exercise balls are on alert after serial ball-slasher Christopher Bjerkness was given a stayed prison sentence. One of the most bizarre stories to come out of Duluth, Bjerkness has a history of breaking into b ... More >>
That's what 71 percent of the Minnesotan class of 2010 needs to know.A new report released this morning shows that graduates from Minnesotan colleges are shouldering some of the nation's highest student loan debt. The figures show the Minnesotan class of 2010 is the fourth most in debt in the co ... More >>
Duluth's rubber exercise balls are safe again.Christopher Bjerkness, the Duluth man with a weird and unhealthy obsession for slashing squishy rubber exercise balls, has been caught breaking into another gym. Police say 33-year-old Bjerkness tripped a security alarm at Duluth's Chester Creek ... More >>
Much in the same vein of our weekly City of Music series created by MPLS.TV, University of Minnesota Duluth senior Trent Waterman has been hard at work creating a music video series called North Shore Sessions, which features "Minnesota artists performing in interesting locations -- barns, shoppi ... More >>
Welcome back to winter.The weather forecasters called this one right: The Twin Cities have been inundated with snow measured by the foot rather than just inches. And wind, as promised, is clearly kicking up. Driving around Minneapolis was sloppy and choppy this morning. Neighbors were helping ea ... More >>
Welcome back to winter.The weather forecasters called this one right: The Twin Cities have been inundated with snow measured by the foot rather than just inches. And wind, as promised, is clearly kicking up. Driving around Minneapolis was sloppy and choppy this morning. Neighbors were helpin ... More >>
Haley Bonar broke our hearts last year when she announced that she was moving to Portland, Oregon, and we couldn't be more excited about her return to the Twin Cities this summer -- especially because it means she's around to pick up last-minute gigs like tomorrow night's performance at Cafe Maud ... More >>
Bjerkness violated parole, but Duluth's rubber balls are safeThe good news about Christopher Neil Bjerkness violating the terms of his probation is that he didn't relapse into his weird self-described sexual fetish of stabbing big, squishy rubber balls with a cold, hard knife. No, in this ca ... More >>
Sisterhood only goes so farSo 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 >>
Photo: banspyThree teens were charged yesterday in the vicious beating of Arden Hills native Dash Johnson. The most violent member of the group was charged with attempted first-degree murder. Walfrid David Ashlie "Dash'' Johnson, a 21-year-old student at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, ... More >>
It's raining men, and the U of M wants an umbrella.The University of Minnesota-Duluth just learned an unsettling lesson about the internet: you can't control how people are going to use your content. The U of M thought it would be cute to set up a live-streaming web cam in the library. W ... More >>
Not only were two University of Minnesota-Duluth white women students trading racist filth on Facebook about a third student, who is black, without her knowledge. But in the process of running down the girl because of her race, they flaunted their total ignorance of basic English. Another stu ... More >>
We'd like to pretend that's all you get with a UMD degree, but it's not really true.
Researchers at the University of Minnesota, Duluth are asking the public to help them track the state's moose population through a new Web site.
All That's Under the Night's Sky makes memorable impression
A University of Minnesota Duluth student allegedly wanted naked photos of his cousin so badly that he chose the blackmailing route to get them.
The man has a professed sexual fetish for slashing rubber exercise balls and he is accused of burglarizing yet another place to satisfy the urge, police say.
St. Paul company outprofits Gannett, McGraw Hill, New York Times
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That would come at a hefty price tag of $70 billion. By comparison, it's a drop in the hat next to the more than $800 billion stimulus package just passed by the U.S. House.
A plan to open the Superior National Forest to copper mining promises good jobs and threatens enviro troubles
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.
Coming soon: The microwavable road?
Welles Emerson maps the surface of a wave--and the art of science
Flawed contracts. Cut corners. Inadequate inspections. Complaints about conflicts of interest. University of Minnesota president Mark Yudof might be getting out just in time.
A radio pirate-turned-country rocker who doubles as a nanny. A newspaper that rips the establishment. A deconsecrated church. And a very quiet band called Low. Notes on a tiny counterculture.
Skye Klad rocket away from Earth into a lurid world beyond
Twins rookie Corey Koskie and baseball's Canadian invasion
Low have been heckled by crowds and dropped from their label. Now Minnesota's quietest band returns with its best album yet.
Kindred spirits: Jeffrey Peterson (left) says John Wertjes gave him the push he needed.