One of the Iowa State Fair's iconic attractions was vandalized by a group called Iowans for Animal Liberation early yesterday morning.SEE ALSO: Bryan Hathaway, Duluth-area dead deer sexer, allegedly assaults officer at Wal Mart The group left the fair's butter cow covered in red paint with "FREEDOM ... More >>
-- Original post published at noon on July 8; update at bottom --Around 8:30 p.m. last night, surveillance footage captured a vehicle pulling into the parking lot of the Walmart in Forest Lake and stopping just in front of the store's entrance. The trunk opened.SEE ALSO: Black Friday strike at St. P ... More >>
As Michigan's House of Representatives debated and eventually passed two right-to-work bills reducing the power of organized labor today, people turned to Twitter for the latest analysis and developments.SEE ALSO:-- Target defends Thanksgiving opening: "There are more volunteers than shifts to fill" ... More >>
Right now our local big box chain looks like this: Its reds are vivid, its sky is blue. The only shadow in sight comes from its own logo. But Target's corporate higher-ups are worried, apparently, that the rise of online retailing -- specifically, Amazon -- could turn their empire into this:See also ... More >>
Two criminals who allegedly led authorities on a high-speed chase after escaping a correctional facility in Wisconsin and kidnapping an elderly woman are still on the loose, and they could be in Minnesota. The escaped inmates are James Cody Misleveck, 18, and James R. Newman, 29, and they have exte ... More >>
Flax USAA local alternative to soy or rice milk.Health nuts like to sprinkle a little flax seed into granola, smoothies, and the like, to give their diet a boost of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, with the hopes of reducing cholesterol and helping their hearts, among other things. Historically ... More >>
Second Harvest HeartlandGrocers give food to the hungry that would otherwise go to waste. MPR's series on hunger in Minnesota recently looked into food waste and reported that the state throws away nearly 715 million pounds of food every year. Wow. Considering the average person eats about fi ... More >>
Minnesota's surprising place as a hub of toy crazes
Photo: Rick HarrisAttention Wal-Mart shoppers, there's a Scrooge in your midst.The post-Thanksgiving retail orgy always produces at least one shameful story of human idiocy. Our winner comes from -- where else? -- Wisconsin, where some Scrooge put a damper on 100-year-old Lois Speelman's holi ... More >>
Well!Hmmmm.Soooooo.How about that George Condo, right? Does he actually live in a condo?The first reaction that the purported initial album art for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy inspires is complete, abject silence - a stunned quiescence.
Photo: Reiko ArashiOne Wisconsin boy lived the plush life.Jennifer Hanson was shopping with her 9-year-old son at a Wal-Mart in Sun Prairie, Wis., when she noticed that the boy was missing. With an eerie similarity to Woody's exploits in "Toy Story," he'd already wriggled up into a claw-game ... More >>
Martino!'s/flickrHappy Friday! This week the writers at Hot Dish have been working hard to make sure you are up to date on the food scene. Here are a few of our favorite things, in case you missed them:~ The ever fascinating Sven Sundgaard talks to Monica Wright about his choice of eats.~Cub take ... More >>
When Charles A. Avey's wife told police he had attacked her with a hammer, Avey thought he needed revenge. So he took his 14-year-old stepson to the Germantown, Wis. Wal-Mart and strangled him to death with a necktie. Now he will sit in prison for the rest of his life. Avey, 38, was sentenced ... More >>
Peanut butter, salsa and several cheese products are the subject of a widespread recall over listeria concerns.
Steakhouses are serving fewer prime steak cuts, allowing home cooks to score some sweet deals.
North Country Co-Op will shut down by November 4. The venerable grocery store has been selling organic vegetables and bulk granola to West Bank residents and University of Minnesota Students for 37 years. But mounting debt and declining sales led to a bleak financial forecast for the store.
The new head of al Qaeda in Iraq might be in an Egyptian prison, the Great Lakes continue to post low water levels, Wal-Mart reports small gains due to high fuel costs, the top five places for art lovers, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
The House slashes funding for PBS and NPR, Coke bows to pressure from Wal-Mart over distribution issues, crappy fan drawings of Tom Cruise, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Distortion in the solar system, National Condom Week, California using eminent domain against Wal-Mart, rate my kitten, ten thousand illustrated sheep, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
HUD secretary demands loyalty oath from contractors, Wal-Mart attempts to trademark smiley face, cancer-resistant mice curing cancer in normal mice, hand farting the Flintstones theme, unpublished sequels to famous science-fiction novels, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Wal-Mart sues logo parodists, ACLU sues the Air Force Reserves, W to get an upgraded Marine One, maps of religion in America, the Al Gore/global warming documentary, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Wal-Mart UK celebrates domestic partnerships, an anti-war candidate takes on Hillary, the Gawker media empire grows, vote for the Webbies, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Underwear for the poor, online dating services that tease, rating puppies, the Minnesota blog of the day, and more...
What's a lapsed-Catholic former sex worker who doesn't like religious dogma to do when she finds out she still believes?
High school band director in hot water with Charlie Daniels, the right to dissent rescinded in North Carolina Wal-Marts, a folksie "Baby Got Back," the Minnesota blog of the day and more...
Baxterization, beaten paths, and the great riparian land rush of northern Minnesota
[CITY PAGES BLOGS] Local club news, phallic logo awards, and news footage of a trailer park explosion featuring David Lynch bit players at Culture to Go. Bob Smith shares the story of victory for Minnesota hairbraiders over onerous regulatory requirements at No Force No Fraud. [THESE DAYS] Wal ... More >>
Unscrubbed theater for the well-groomed Guthrie-goer
Eighteen Months in the Info-Quarry.
Why are businesses spying on their own employees more and more? Because they can.