• Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    Kira Steger's funeral this weekend: "Now she will finally be in peace"

    For five months after police found Kira Steger in the Mississippi River, her body sat in the morgue while her husband, Jeffrey Trevino, awaited trial for her murder.Earlier this month, jurors convicted him. This Saturday, Steger's family will finally lay her to rest. "We didn't know when we'd be ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    Wisconsin pride parade canceled after council member goes on anti-gay rant

    Wausau's first gay pride parade, scheduled for tomorrow, has been canceled because of concerns about anti-gay sentiment in the community.SEE ALSO: Gay Applebee's employee brutally beaten, asked not to return by manager because of negative PR The decision to cancel comes just over a week after Wausau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    Sean Janas, Wisconsin resident, systematically tortured boyfriend's dog to death, charges say

    Sean Janas, a 20-year-old resident of Wausau, kept a diary about systematically torturing her boyfriend's dog to death, prosecutors say.SEE ALSO:-- Dayna Bell, accused puppy drowner, to argue dogs were "commercial animals," not pets-- Benjamin Stavaas, accused dog throat slasher, heads to trial-- Wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    Minneapolis residents have top average credit score in America, says Experian

    We ride bikes and go skinny dipping in urban lakes. And when we stop for a beer on the way home and charge it to our credit card, we pay that thing down more promptly than folks anywhere else in the country. According to Experian's latest analysis of credit scores across the country, Minneapolitans ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Redbox: Wisconsin is the most romantic state

    ​Move over Honolulu, see you later San Francisco -- if you're looking for romance, the place to be is La Crosse, Wisconsin. And if that doesn't work for you, go to Green Bay.Or so say the folks at Redbox. The movie rental company recently compiled a list of the Top 10 Most Romantic Cities in the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    The Melismatics redefine their sound on their new album, 'MANIA!'

    ​The Melismatics' songs aren't simple at all.  They're intricate, jumping from one thought to another, and yet, they're easily adaptable to the most conservative of ears.  This, of course, is the Minneapolis band's cardinal accomplishment.Listening to their new album, MANIA!, can be comp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Shawn Leslie's car crushed along with remains of dad, granddad

    Photo: Lee JordanShawn Leslie was crushed when he found his father's and grandfather's remians were sent to the salvage yard​Shawn Leslie needed a place to stash his car for a few months while he was out of town on a truck-driving gig. The space in the alley behind the diner in Wausau seemed l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2008

    What's Wrong with Wisconsin?

    There are so many things wrong with Wisconsin that we get to write about it again this week.

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2008
  • Restaurants

    June 11, 2003

    Dear Dara

    Well-reasoned rants on mayonnaise, plagiarism, and the hoped-for demise of the pretend seaside

  • News

    May 31, 2000

    Who Wants to be a Senator?

    Forget free trade with China, privatizing Social Security, and that pesky debate about campaign-finance reform. Heres everything you really need to know about that gaggle of Minnesotans who are vying for a six-year stint in Washington.

  • Feature

    June 1, 1998

    With Our Heads in the Clouds

    We never really intended to be such ambitious campers, but when you set out to climb mountains, anything can happen