Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

  • Arts

    July 23, 2014

    Brave New Workshop takes on American politics

    The Wolf of Walmart illustrates soul-crushing reality through spot-on sketches

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2013

    Will Target match Walmart's great deal for Thanksgiving workers?

    Today, Walmart made its long-awaited announcement about its "Black Friday" hours. We put that in quotations because these days, major retailers are mostly opening on Thanksgiving itself, and Walmart is no exception -- both it and Best Buy are opening at 6 p.m. that day and staying open all night lon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    Brutal treatment of pigs at Minnesota hog farm secretly filmed by employee [VIDEO]

    With the help of an employee who was secretly working for them, animal rights group Mercy For Animals recently published an undercover video showing the brutal treatment of pigs at a hog farm in Pipestone, Minnesota.SEE ALSO: Iowa butter cow desecrated by animal rights group [PHOTO] The video shows ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Walmart faces rejection by feisty little town of Chanhassen

    Walmart, the biggest company in the world, is losing a fight with Chanhassen.​Walmart has thousands of gigantic stores across America, and dozens of them in the state of Minnesota. It employs millions of people, and sells tons of Chinese products to hundreds of millions more.Chanhassen is a town o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    The largest employer in Minnesota is Minnesota

    ?We have officially entered phase three of the plan to turn America into a socialist country: Everyone in Minnesota works for Mark Dayton or Barack Obama.Well, not everyone. But the top two employers in the state of Minnesota are the state government and the federal government, in that order. In fac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Ticketmaster and Walmart join forces to make your life even more convenient

    ​Know what'd be really convenient? Like really, really convenient? If everything in our lives was completely automated and available from one giant place. Need your oil changed? Walmart! Need Fig Newtons? Walmart! Need Lady Gaga tickets? Walma-- wait, what?In a deal announced today, corporate  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Bradlee Dean lied to Walmart about his church, is now banned from parking lot

    Bradlee Dean, kicked out of Walmart.​It's been a rough week for Bradlee Dean. On Friday the gay-baiting minister was universally denounced by just about every state lawmaker who could get near a microphone. Now it turns out that not only is Dean permanently unwelcome in the state legislature ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Deadly spider in Wisconsin fruit

    An arachnid with robustitude.​Sheila Terry bought a bunch of bananas at the Wal-Mart in Superior the other day, unpacked them along with the rest of the groceries, and then put up her feet on the sofa. Next thing she knows, she's damned near caused her husband Dan to have a heart attack.

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Walmart vs. Cub: Which is better? A Battle of the Midway

    ​You may have heard that the Cub Foods and Walmart stores in St. Paul's Midway area, which face each other across a common parking lot, are engaged in a nasty corporate catfight. According to a Pioneer Press story this week, Cub's parent company, Supervalu, based in Eden Prairie, has sued Walm ... More >>

  • News

    April 28, 2010

    Open Wide and Say WTF

    A trip to the dentist gets weird in Plymouth

  • Calendar

    November 4, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 1, 2009

    Mischke show notes: Oct. 1, 2009

    Join the conversation with TD Mischke on today's 'In The Stream' live from 2 p.m.- 4p.m.

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    Target duking it out with "activist shareholder"

    A Target investor wants the retail giant to Wall-Mart-ify itself more by, among other things, expanding its grocery selection.

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    Target looks to food to improve its profit margin

    Target is struggling to keep up with its monster competitor Wal-Mart.

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    Target falls flat, fourth-quarter profit plummets 41 percent

    More bad news for Minneapolis-based Target. We're still shocked how much people love Wal-Mart.

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2008

    Wal-Mart tapped for $6.5 million due to Minnesota malfeasance

    In the next phase of the case, lawyers will ask for 2 billion. That's not a typo.

  • News

    April 30, 2008

    Hunger Strike

    Snub leaves protest group wanting answers—and breakfast

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2008
  • News

    January 16, 2008

    In Defense of Rollback Smiley

    Wal-Mart gets support from an unlikely ally: Target's hometown

  • Columns

    September 26, 2007
  • Blogs

    August 31, 2007

    The Dutchman is halfway to New York

    The last time we talked to the Dutchman, a local vets advocate rolling across America to Manhattan in his wheelchair, he was camped-out on the lawn outside a Wal-Mart in Madison, Wisconsin. Two months later, he's in Ontario, Canada, making his way down the side of Highway 3. "I'm on my third chair," ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2007

    Tim Pawlenty would be a dentist today...

    ...if he only managed to get better grades in his chemistry class at the University of Minnesota. He also shops at Wal-Mart and says--apparently with a straight face--that John McCain shares a "lineage" with great Republicans such as Teddy Roosevelt and Abe Lincoln. All this comes in a Mass Consumption

    A once-local author talks about the perils of big-box retailers

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2006

    8/17 Morning Communiqué

    Pushing the fences back at the Little League World Series, Wal-Mart goes after pro-union Dems in Iowa, Reggie Bush gets fined for wearing the wrong shoe brand, sending anonymous hate e-mails as a business model, Fast Food Nation: The Movie, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2006

    6/7: Morning Communique

    Norway excludes Wal-Mart from nat'l oil fund investments, the MPD to give out gun locks at NNO, the NSA neither confirms nor denies surveillance of gay rights groups, new music from Bob Mould, capture the flag this Saturday, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2006

    The Wal-Mart Effect: a Q & A with author Charles Fishman

    I'm Happy When I'm Purchasing Things

    Black Friday at the Mall of America: Wish you were here. Wait a minute, you are here.

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2005

    Wal-Mart: always more stores

    I am so boycotting you!

    Target, KSTP, Aruba, the 50 Cent movie, Wal-Mart, and a few other ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2005

    Allegory in the Making

    Three interesting news stories on the crisis in health care costs add up to one compelling case for universal health care.

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2005

    Wal-Mart's latest marketing strategy: philanthropy

    New Orleans: Survivor Stories

    Beyond soundbites: detailed first-hand accounts from people trapped in the city after Katrina--what they did, what they saw, how they stayed alive.

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2005

    8/23: Morning Communique

    CITY PAGES BLOGS Diablo Cody delivers her Five Least Favorite Songs at the Pussy Ranch. Steve Monaco has your movie quiz question of the week at Couch Pundit. THESE DAYS Two months after ending his 16-year relationship with Capitol Records, country singer Garth Brooks has used his newfound freed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2005

    Nickled and Dimed

    PiPress' Northwest apology unintentionally shows why you should care about its mechanics There's a lengthy story in today's Pioneer Press contending that there may not be much economic fallout in the event Northwest Airline's mechanics strike. Even if planes are grounded, the story says, Minnesota ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2005

    G-Unit spent $6,000 at Wal-Mart

    According to C.J. and the Owatonna People's Press, rap group G-Unit went on a $6,000 shopping spree at Wal-Mart in June, apparently resulting in two employees being fired for giving 10 percent discounts on two items totaling less than $50. Questions: Couldn't they have gone someplace that doesn't tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2005
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    July 12, 2005
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    June 2, 2005

    Wal-Mart fights disclosure of how much it's costing Minnesota taxpayers

    Retail giant doesn't want more California-style PR disasters According to Chris Serres in today's Strib, Wal-Mart is applying serious lobbying pressure to keep the state of Minnesota from compiling and publishing a list of the companies whose employees use the most state aid to make up shortfalls in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2005

    Calling aspiring Michael Moores

    Filmmaker Robert Greenwald is looking for photographers, videographers, field producers, and more to contribute to his documentary Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price. There's only one downside: Field producers are asked to watch Fox News.

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2005

    Monday morning news cruise

    Nursing homes in trouble; there's political gold in them there vegetables. In the Strib: Minnesota's nursing homes in financial trouble; Minneapolis schools curricula come under fire; Wal-Mart gets into the banking business (Sunday). In the Pi-Press: Vadnais Heights woman (and former Vegas call girl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2005

    Friday 3/17 news cruise

    FRIDAY MORNING NEWS CRUISE: WAL-MART NO, WOLFIE YES, AND THE SHOCKING DETAILS OF THE ST. PATRICK'S DAY MASSACRE In the Strib: The town of Ham Lake says no to Wal-Mart; Northwest Airlines to trim fleet and cut 900 jobs; St. Paul Mayor Randy Kelly is not a very nice man; CJ reveals that "Joe Milliona ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2005

    Thursday morning news cruise

    [cross-posted, for now, at TCB] Wal-Mart no, Wolfie yes, and the shocking details of the St. Patrick's Day Massacre In the Strib: The town of Ham Lake says no to Wal-Mart; Northwest Airlines to trim fleet and cut 900 jobs; St. Paul Mayor Randy Kelly is not a very nice man; CJ reveals that "Joe Mill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2005

    Forbes 20 richest

    Forbes Magazine's 20 richest, rounded in billions   1. William Gates III US 46.5 (Microsoft)2. Warren Buffett US 44.0 (investments)3. Lakshmi Mittal India 25.0 (steel)4. Carlos Slim Helu Mexico 23.8 (telecom)5. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Saudi Arabia 23.7 (investments)6. Ingvar Kamprad Sweden 23.0 ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2005

    Corporate Welfare

    The Hidden Costs of Shitty Jobs Good Jobs First recently completed a study looking at which corporations are most reliant on taxpayer-funded programs to cover their workers' medical needs. Not surprisingly, Wal-Mart was the chief offender. In eight out of the ten states that Good Jobs First was able ... More >>

  • News

    February 2, 2005
  • News

    March 17, 2004

    Wal-Mart Wants Your Job

    As the Retailing Behemoth Prepares to Open Its First Store in the Twin Cities Metro, Neighborhoods and Workers Brace Themselves for the Wal-Mart Treatment: Low Wages, Union Busting, and a Big, Friendly Smile

  • News

    November 26, 2003

    The Invisible Recovery

    Author and economist Doug Henwood on jobless recoveries, the two Americas, and the "Wal-Mart effect"

  • Books

    July 17, 2002

    Little Houses, Big Boxes

    Wal-Mart politicizes Inver Grove Heights

  • Movies

    November 7, 2001

    True Stories

    A Festival of New Documentaries Presents a "Reality" Where More Is at Stake Than Who Gets Voted Off the Island

  • Books

    November 25, 1998

    Bad Rap

    The Hennepin County library system just wanted good clean fun on its CD rack. What it got was a free-speech debate that won't quit.

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