Twenty-four-year-old Andrew Kincheloe always envisioned being his own boss. A year and a half after graduating from the University of St. Thomas with a BA in entrepreneurship, he was doing exactly that. Kincheloe is the founder and president of Kinchie's LLC, makers of Buddy's Small Batch Nut Butter ... More >>
The rains of June 19 still haunt Christine Anderson. The deluge began by wending its way through the cracks of her four-bedroom home at the corner of Stryker Avenue and Winona Street in St. Paul. Inch by inch, her basement filled. Water pushed its way through the laundry room. In minutes it flowed ... More >>
The theology faculty at the University of St. Thomas couldn't take it anymore. After months of hearing about sexual abuse scandals, coverups and overall bad management by the archdiocese of St.Paul-Minneapolis, the faculty . So on September 12, the 12 members of the faculty wrote a letter to archb ... More >>
The good life in Minnesota: A 12-step plan to greatness in the Midwest
Yesterday, someone who works in downtown Minneapolis's LaSalle Plaza got in touch with City Pages to let us know about an alert being distributed by building officials about a purported string of daytime cell phone thefts.The tipster told us that building workers "heard that at least eight people we ... More >>
July 4 has now come and gone, and you know what that means -- soon the State Fair will be here and it'll be back-to-school time for the kiddos.Ready or not, six months of 2012 are already in the bag, so we figured it's a good time to take a look back at Blotter's Greatest Hits of 2012.Regular reader ... More >>
Last weekend, for the second time in just over a year, unknown vandals spray-painted "KKK" and a swastika onto the house of a Somali family in Rochester.Muslim civil rights leaders aren't taking the latest incident lying down. Lori Saroya, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relati ... More >>
National security laws have transformed America's most vulnerable immigrants into terrorists
?Even as a child, Vanessa Zahid enjoyed designing and creating. While most kids her age were playing dress up with last year's Halloween costume and their mother's old clothing, Zahid was making her own play garments. As an adult, Zahid's parents encouraged her to take advantage of her talent an ... More >>
Joe Senser is the owner of the SUV, but had loaned it to his daughter.Former Vikings tight end and current local sports media personality Joe Senser is the owner of a car involved in a deadly hit and run accident. The Mercedes SUV that hit and killed 38-year-old Anousoune Phanthavong around 11 p. ... More >>
Dalailama.comThis weekend marks the Dalai Lama's first major visit to Minnesota in 10 years.This weekend, the Dalai Lama's intrepid travels have brought him to Minnesota, home to the second-largest Tibetan population in the United States. The holy leader will be in town today through Sunday, ... More >>
In the aftermath of a truly terrible New Year's party, OM is closed.In the wake of a disastrous New Year's Eve party hosted by Thrifty Hipster's Matthew Dowgwillo, it has become clear that OM -- the party's original venue -- has closed. Owner Vikram Uppal had been silent as to the status of his ... More >>
The man in the middleTom Horner took home the Independence Party gubernatorial endorsement Saturday, officially securing the businessman and former Republican's place in the middle. And the middle is just where Horner wants to be. He's told reporters many times that he's in it to win it, no ... More >>
The search for University of St. Thomas freshman Dan Zamlen ended Friday after his body was discovered downstream in the Mississippi River Friday morning.
The Whiz Kid
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The Nobel Laureate deemed too offensive by the University of St. Thomas offers his thoughts in an exclusive interview
The True Hollywood Story of A Band Apart Co-Founder Michael Bodnarchek
The competition popularized by Magnus Ver Magnusson is ready for its close-up
A local prof rides the Gonzales Eight to fame, but there are holes in the research
A brief bio of the man who hosted Bachmann and Bush earlier this week.
Not Reviewed Here: Another 140 Fringe Plays. Sorry.
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.
From Ali Selim's start as a pro poop-scooper, it's been a long--very long--road to sweet land
At least 14 local pols vie to be the next Martin Olav Sabo
He started out as a Grade-B Ricky Nelson; He ended up as an American revolutionary
Normally, a library board appointment would barely be news, but this is notable because it underscores that the Somali community is gaining ground as an active and viable constituency
Hard times and idle lines come to the auto plant in St. Paul
Former Minnesota Senator and lifelong Republican Dave Durenberger on the rise of the new Bush Republicans in Minnesota and elsewhere
Work harder! Earn less! Learn to love it!
Meet Barb Johnson, the most powerful politician in Minneapolis
Retail ethnographers hunt the wily and elusive two-fisted, tight-walleted shopper
They'd seem quaint if they weren't so eloquent: Meet the University of St. Thomas's loudest rabble-rousers
Mark Stenglein climbed out of a Dickensian childhood to become a business success and one of Hennepin County's most powerful politicians. Now he thinks he's ready to be mayor of Minneapolis.
With tennis's popularity in a decadelong slump, the country-club set pins its hopes on the city
When Kate, Brigid, Rita, and Jane McDonald joined the Sisters of St. Joseph nearly 50 years ago, they knew that nuns worked hard, lived modestly, and wore long cloaks. The sit-ins, marches, and street protests didn't come till later.
Will federal money help put surveillance cameras on Phillips streets?
Not according to the late Dr. Spock, and increasing numbers of parents who are choosing animal-free diets for themselves and their children
Even though Sullivan's New Market on West Broadway in North Minneapolis is the only grocer in the immediate area, its parking lot fills up only a couple of times a month. Aghast at what they see as Sullivan's poor customer service and substandard merchand