Watch out, Rainbow. Iowa's employee-owned supermarket, Hy-Vee, has announced plans to open several locations in the Twin Cities, in addition to the 17 southern Minnesota stores it currently operates. Hy-Vee currently operates 235 stores in eight states and takes in $8 billion annually. The chain pla ... More >>
On Thanksgiving, Walmart and Best Buy will open at 6 p.m., with Target opening a couple hours later.RELATED: Will Target match Walmart's great deal for Thanksgiving workers?But in a new commercial, Mills Fleet Farm trumpets the fact that its Black Friday sales won't begin until, you know, Black Frid ... More >>
Target is the latest company to distance itself from Paula Deen, the celebrity chef who finds herself mired in a racial discrimination controversy.SEE ALSO: Mpls cops allegedly filmed using N-word to describe black suspect [VIDEO] The Minneapolis-based retailer told CNBC this morning it has "ma ... More >>
Before today, the Star Tribune hadn't won a Pulitzer Prize -- the top honor for newspapers -- in 23 years. But this afternoon, when the winners were announced in New York City, that changed. The paper won not one, but two awards, more than any paper in the country other than the New York Times.See A ... More >>
Matt Damon and John Krasinski pit big business against small-town environmentalists in this hard-sell film
By Alan Scherstuhl This list of the year's best country albums is assembled with two important premises in mind: First: If the people who record and listen to these records consider them country, than they're damn well country. Purists who argue that country should still sound like '68, '76, '84 or ... More >>
Dead-deer ditch sex, copulation with a farm-residing goat... as we've said before, human sexuality is a complex beast.SEE ALSO: Bryan Hathaway, Duluth-area dead deer sexer, allegedly assaults officer at Wal MartThe latest example comes from Grant Township in Washington County, where 37-year-old Abim ... More >>
SEE ALSO: -- Parts of downtown Moorhead "destroyed" by rampaging herd of deer-- Holly Boyd charged with throwing, killing Chihuahua puppy after it pissed on her leg-- Deer shot by police after rampaging through St. Catherine UniversityBryan Hathaway was only 20 years old when he gained international ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- St. Paul has the safest drivers in the country, new study finds-- Edina drunk driver refuses to put down burrito, offers bribe, blows .284, flips bird during mug-- Bryan Hathaway, Duluth-area dead deer sexer, allegedly assaults officer at Wal MartDead-deer ditch sex, holding up traffic b ... More >>
See Also: McDonald's won't buy eggs from Minnesota company after hidden camera investigation reveals cruelty to chickens [GRAPHIC VIDEO]Undercover chicken farm investigator describes watching chicken abuse [PHOTOS]Sparboe Farms faces false advertising complaint over treatment of chickensCostco is cl ... More >>
There is one Target store in the country where employees will soon hold a unionization vote -- Valley Stream, New York.There is one Target store in the country closed for six months or more of remodeling -- Valley Stream, New York.Coincidence? Gawker's Hamilton Nolan thinks not.
As Bob Barker reminds us, get your dogs, cats, and websites neutuered. Target is ready for a recession. Hell, Target is ready for a zombie apocalypse. Just don't ask Target about being ready for the 21st century. Yesterday, Target.com crashed for the third time in the last 50 days, offering furth ... More >>
Aretha FranklinOctober 7, 2011Mystic Lake Casino, Prior Lake, MNIn an evening fit for a queen, what comes first is the purse. As her massive (and partially Minnesotan) backing band assembled themselves on stage, a well-dressed man who was presumably the Queen of Soul's handler scurried out o ... More >>
Prices are student-friendly and there's even house-made ketchup
Bradlee Dean, scholar.Everyone's favorite odious preacher Bradlee Dean has made a cottage industry out of anti-gay rhetoric on the radio, the internets and, most recently, Walmart parking lots. So is it too much to ask that he at least be familiar with the law around gay rights, since he's wo ... More >>
Bradlee Dean, the man behind the ministry.When Julia Miller pulled into the BP station on Lexington and St. Anthony in St. Paul last month, she was immediately approached by a young man from an organization called You Can Run But You Cannot Hide International. While Miller pumped her gas, th ... More >>
Bradlee Dean in his track suit at the legislature.Bradlee Dean wants very badly to be taken seriously. He begged Republican lawmakers to let him give the Legislature's opening prayer, then turned around and attacked them once the appearance blew up in the GOP's face. But since even that nega ... More >>
WikiWelcome to weird Wisconsin.Wisconsin is a weird place, and we documented the evidence in 2010. There were so many stories to pick from, but we whittled them down to five. Teenagers digging up a corpse for sex. Two-timed women Krazy-Gluing a guy's junk to his his abdomen. A wife who bite ... More >>
So a federal judge shut peer-to-peer service LimeWire down. So fucking what? Suck it up. Join eMusic. Spring for an iTunes gift card. Patronize your local mom 'n' pops while you still can, or cruise the shrinking Best Buy/Wal-Mart music sections.
Brother's Eyes EP a melancholy batch of indie pop songs
Dizzy dispatches from the Great Minnesota Get-Together
Apparently Best Buy just realized that people still love vinyl and they are going to try to capitalize on a trend that started long ago.
Old Macdonald had a warehouse, e i e i o?
Perhaps losing out to disaster candidate Sarah Palin wasn't such a bad thing.
DreamWorks says 3D helps "emotionally immerse" the audience
The Whiz Kid
Lobster Girl and the Human Tripod aren't Minnesota Nice enough
Raucous doc catches moral watchdogs with their pants down
The time is coming when mass-market tastes will meet their maker
The most extravagant cookies in the Twin Cities revealed, devoured
RFIDs and the coming age of the digital pickpocket
'I Huckabees' plants a sloppy kiss on our empty surface
City finance guru Patrick Born on the Minneapolis budget
A Korean karaoke club comforts with casseroles, kimchi, and character
Local record-label owner and experimental-music connoisseur Jon Morgan delves into the explosive territory of improvisational music
Chicago trackmaster Green Velvet burns down house music with wickedly funny anti-anthems
Prosecutors were finally able to nail Tyson Foods--one of the three corporate behemoths that launched and sustained Bill Clinton's political career.