Seasonal thaws and spring training starting up in Florida are plenty to get Minnesota Twins fans giddy for the sights and sounds at Target Field. Music plays a huge role in baseball, so events like Rock N Jock Expo can feed urges for all sorts of fans this weekend. The now-annual event brings togeth ... More >>
Miranda Lambert Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul Friday, October 10, 2013 Miranda Lambert excels at what Kool Moe Dee used to call "sticking to themes," and the video intro she's whipped up for her current tour lays those themes out with a stylish lack of ambiguity. First, a clip of Lisa Davis singing ... More >>
Yesterday, janitors who clean Target stores announced a two-day strike motivated by what they regard as inadequate pay and benefits, especially in comparison with what janitors who clean Target's corporate headquarters receive.SEE ALSO: Black Friday strike at St. Paul Walmart: "If I lose my job it d ... More >>
Looking for love? Forget bars, gyms, and coffee shops, and head to... Cub Foods?SEE ALSO: The best Craigslist Missed Connections on election day 2012Dorothy Gambrell of Psychology Today put together a map looking at where the most Craigslist Missed Connections happen in each state, and here in Minne ... More >>
Gerald Streator, 46, is married and lives with his wife. Yet on September 3, he was busted having carnal relations with a discarded curbside couch in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Draw your own conclusions.SEE ALSO:-- Bryan Hathaway, Duluth-area dead deer sexer, allegedly assaults officer at Wal Mart-- Brian ... More >>
SEE ALSO: -- Target allegedly union busting by closing Valley Stream store closed ahead of unionization vote-- Target will halt sale of sandblasted jeans for ethical reasons-- Target employees petition retailer to "save Thanksgiving"Think Wal-Mart is the low price leader? Think again. It doesn't get ... More >>
An exchange on the House floor Tuesday night succinctly captured the difference of opinion between MNGOP and DFL lawmakers about a tax bill vetoed this morning by Gov. Mark Dayton.House Taxes Committee Chairman Greg Davids, R-Preston, described the legislation as a "smokin' hot tax bill." In reply, ... More >>
Patrick Costanzo pled guilty to stealing laundry detergent from a West St. Paul Wal-Mart, which might not sound so bad except that Costanzo allegedly snatched $25,000 worth of laundry detergent over the past 15 months. Yes, Costanzo allegedly stole $25,000 worth of laundry detergent from Wal-Mart. ... More >>
Best Buy: More hated than Walmart? 24/7 Wall St. thinks so.Best Buy has been receiving a lot of negative publicity lately, and that trend continued when 24/7 Wall St. published its list of the 10 most hated companies in America.Using an algorithm including factors like consumer satisfaction, cust ... More >>
The latest show at Altered Esthetics takes viewers into the mysterious world of an artist's process. The exhibit displays works of all different styles and genres, and helps show how an artist makes decisions, giving an enlightening look at the journey that an individual piece goes through before ... More >>
Bradlee Dean on Kurt Zellers: "He's a liar. He straight up lied."In late May, pastor Bradley Dean Smith, the subject of this week's feature, launched himself into the public eye by delivering a controversial prayer on the floor of the Minnesota Legislature. Smith, better known as Bradlee Dean, ... More >>
Wal-MartSee your face (and your flavor) here.What do you and Joe Mauer have in common? Well, probably not a whole heck of a lot, but that could all change. The Twins All-Star catcher has flashed his pearly whites in commercials, on billboards, and even on ice cream cartons for local dairy giant K ... More >>
Howdy ya'll. My name is Peter and I play music under the name We Are The Willows. Last fall I was on tour for 10 weeks and kept a diary of my travels on Gimme Noise. It's been about a hair or two over two months since I got home from my last tour and now I'm hittin' the ol' dusty trail agai ... More >>
Tim Pawlenty: The Courage To Barf.We always thought that Tim Pawlenty was a Walmart Republican. Turns out he's really a meat hook conservative unafraid to blow chow when the going gets rough.
Big city not required for big taste
Driving into Boston is a real mess. The streets change names all the time and change directions all the time. So, just when you think you have it figured out, and you turn off a street to turn around, you end up in a whole other mess. Luckily my dad Google-mapped the venue and g ... More >>
The band KISS seems to have been in more commercials than any other band in history. Proudly they revel in their ability to move product. In fact they could be credited for so much marketing in the music business with endless KISS tchotchkes, the KISS coffeeshop, KISS coffins, TV shows, and uh, ... More >>
Photo by PinkMooseWhen police asked a 15-year-old girl why she stole 44 pairs of underwear, her answer was pretty straightforward: "Do you expect me to wear dirty underwear?" Of course not. Those darn washing machines are such a pain, aren't they? We never realized undies were meant to be dispo ... More >>
Photo by Steve Cohen SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT. I'm worried for li'l Taylor Swift. Her last American tour sold out all across the board. In fact, she sold out Staples Center and Madison Square Garden in less than two minutes. This tour? Also sold out sold out sold out. Appears the next show wit ... More >>
If scientists would stop researching obvious stuff like "Why do people like sex so much," we might already have these.
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It reads like pretty much the most depressing 19 hours of his life.
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A trio of new albums, two of his own and one by protege Bria Valente, will be released March 29.
What your choice of grocery stores says about who you are
State Senator Betsy Wergin (R-Princeton) and state Representative Tom Emmer (R-Delano) have introduced legislation that would make it legal for pharmacists to refuse to fill prescriptions on moral grounds. While the proposed law does not specify any particular drug, it's obviously aimed at emergency ... More >>
John Wildermuth of the San Francisco Chronicle reported yesterday on the efforts of a California consumer group to encourage citizens of that state to boycott Target stores because of their donations to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Cory Black of California Consumers United states that while Target is ... More >>
CITY PAGES BLOGS Pizzaman encounters an old nemesis on the Streets of Pizza. THESE DAYS The family of a Marine who was killed in Iraq is furious with Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll for showing up uninvited at his funeral this week, handing out business cards and chatting up folks dur ... More >>
Hot tickets: casinos, Washington Nationals box seats In the Strib: Pretty in purple--deeply split Minnesota gets lots of attention from both national political parties; Minneapolis developer Hamoudi Sabri wants to buy his own political party; Arne Carlson blasts Pawlenty over casino plan; libraries ... More >>
And 11 of them are Americans, including four members of Wal-Mart's Walton clan. USA! USA! Here's the list; here is Forbes's website index for the whole package.
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 to uncover data for, the retail ... More >>
Inside the vaguely glamorous world of local clothing design
A new book about working hard and getting nowhere
America is no place for the old. Then there's Mexico.
One popular animated TV show is part of the holiday movie stocking stuffers
Two Minneapolis men say a Walgreen photo clerk wrongly fingered them as child pornographers