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 >>
David Hookstead, a junior majoring in political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, recently penned a letter to the UW-Madison Badger Herald student paper with this provocative headline: "'Rape culture' does not exist."As the title indicates, in his column, Hookstead makes a case that "r ... More >>
A young man in a University of Wisconsin tank top (henceforth known as Wisconsin bro) took extreme measures to cool himself off at the State Fair over the weekend.SEE ALSO: State Fair knockout: Police officer gets kicked in the head [VIDEO]As captured in an Instagram video posted on Sunday, with doz ... More >>
RAGELIFE is a hybrid rap trio that crosses genre and state lines alike. Minneapolis rapper P/1 (aka Phonetic 1) joins rapper ¡OYE! and DJ *hitmayne of Milwaukee to create an eclectic sound that balances the energies of raging house parties and slowed down chill sessions. Gimme Noise spoke with  ... More >>
The Onion is pulling the plug on its original print publication.SEE ALSO: Andy Driscoll, KFAI host, duped by The Onion's "Drone Flyover" inauguration photo [IMAGE] The Madison edition, founded in 1988 by University of Wisconsin-Madison students Tim Keck and Christopher Johnson, will run for the last ... More >>
Wisconsin Republicans want to boot a nonpartisan journalism watchdog organization off the UW-Madison campus.
Minneapolis has Scott Seekins. Madison has "Thong Cape Scooter Man." In sum, score another victory for the City of Lakes.SEE ALSO: 350-pound Wisconsin man picketing restaurant after he's cut off during all-you-can-eat fish fry Thong Cape is a 56-year-old man who has become well known in Madison for ... More >>
Henry Mackaman, the guitarist and producer for the Twin Cities psychedelic dream-pop act Phantom Vibration, died Wedneday. He was 21, and his sudden passing is attributed to bacterial meningitis.The St. Paul native was a senior economics major at University of Wisconsin-Madison, but made regular tri ... More >>
A ProPublica analysis published in the wake of the Newtown school shooting looks at the seven "craziest gun laws in America," with top honors going to a law enacted last year in Wisconsin.SEE ALSO: Andy Parrish's response to Newtown school shooting: Arm teachersThat law allows people to carry concea ... More >>
Yesterday, the national nonprofit Animal Legal Defense Fund and Minneapolis resident Isaac Peter filed a lawsuit against the University of Minnesota for violating the state's open meeting and open records laws.SEE ALSO: PETA: "There's just no excuse" for Lake Superior Zoo animal deaths during Duluth ... More >>
Eric Dahl is literally eating for his education.The 21-year-old Delano native is currently in his senior year at the University of Wisconsin, where he's studying to earn a degree in computer science. Like many other students, Dahl works during the week to help fund his school costs. But the way he d ... More >>
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 >>
FacebookSydney Max, of Chicago, representing Wisconsin.Thousands of horny bros at the University of Wisconsin probably started fingering their iPhones at this news: Playboy has named the land of Bucky Badger America's No. 6 party school. And before you ask, no, the University of Minnesota di ... More >>
urbanfoodie33Another reason to love bicycles.More good bike news: The University of Minnesota has been named the ninth most bicycle-friendly campus in the United States by the American League of Bicyclists. And no, just because the Top 20 list is packed with California campuses, it doesn't ... More >>
It looks pretty healthy, right?Hennepin County is the most populous county in Minnesota. It encompasses a city that regularly breaks the Top 10 in all sorts of quality of life studies. But if you want the healthiest county, you're going to need to look west. According to a University of Wisc ... More >>
Who's crankin who?The cheeseheads have convinced themselves that the University of Wisconsin at Madison is the greatest thing since, well, sliced cheese. To celebrate that amusing delusion, and drop some hate on Minnesota, some UW students crafted "Teach me how to Bucky," a charming little ... More >>
Martin CathraeTwo hundred cows dropped dead on a Wisconsin farm.First we thought that maybe some weird biblical prophesy accounted for 200 cows dropping dead in Wisconsin. Then we considered a chupacabra. And a vet pinned the die-off on a nasty lung disease. All wrong. Turns out, the cows ate mo ... More >>
Photo via WikipediaBen Harper's on board with the president.Update: Sen. Feingold jets to Madison. More after the jump. President Barack Obama's going into midterm campaign mode this week, and he's scheduled to be in Madison later this afternoon, with Ben Harper and The National in tow. The ... More >>
Is pork steak's long-lost cousin?
Carleton College, where nerds rule.Harvard, Yale and Dartmouth eat your hearts out. Some of the biggest college brains in the country, who go to class just for the sheer delight of exercising their cerebral cortex, can be found at Carelton and Macalester colleges. Rating website Unigo arrive ... More >>
Photo: Stephanie Caine/FlickrBucky Badger got his head backBucky Badger lost his head for a while during a Madison house party on Sunday. One of the seven students who plays the University of Wisconsin mascot left the 28-pound costume topper laying around. When he woke up the next day, it w ... More >>
Gifted young electronic artists put a spin on minimal synth and gain a national following
The Rochester native was a member of two Olympics hockey teams and is one of the name architects of this year's squad.
A University of Wisconsin student learns there's a whole new meaning for the term "social networking."
Plan on attending a Gopher game at the new TCF Stadium this fall? If you're a college student with any alcohol-related tickets under your belt, be prepared to blow before entry. If you fail, you'll be turned away. Even if you're over 21.
Drop everything you are doing and go dump out all standing water in your yard. Tires, buckets, cans, bird baths, old pots. There could be disease-carrying Japanese invaders breeding in your backyard.
If you thought Wisconsin had cured itself of all things weird lately, you were wrong. We were just waiting for the perfect roundup of the state's most shameful residents.
The University of Minnesota is trying a new tactic to bust thieves who go after pricey bikes on campus: bait bikes.
Interesting things happen when the economy plummets. Wisconsin already has a running start.
The man painted his face like the Joker in the movie "The Dark Knight" and then attacked his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend as the couple slept. That and more awesome Wisconsin news.
Scott Erickson's creations aren't just food, they're a form of self-expression
The U of M is getting cozy with a religious organization. One church-state activist is suing over it.
A new Lyn-Lake pizza joint combines do-gooding, fun, and pizza to charming effect
A new exhibition moves public art out of the town square and into a conceptual realm
Flight Maps, by Jennifer Price, takes the scenic route--over the mountains and through the mall
"I think it's great," says Susan Haas (top), the mother of Emerson student Zoe (right). "It gives girls a break from that energy."