On Tuesday, the Timberwolves traded away the 18th overall selection in tonight's NBA draft to Houston for a relatively unheralded white guy named Chase Budinger.Some fans were critical of the trade, saying Wolves management would've been better off taking their chances with a mid first-round pick in ... More >>
The "Lothario Notario," Chris LaRiche, is Mexico's problem now.
LaRiche, a con man whose story we chronicled in a January feature, was deported to Mexico yesterday after he was sentenced in Hennepin County for stealing thousands of dollars from undocumented immigrants who trusted him with their liv ... More >>
Chris LaRiche, the "Lothario Notario" whose crimes we detailed in a January cover story, was sentenced for theft-by-swindle this morning.
Assistant Hennepin County Attorney Paul Scoggin opened the hearing with an overview of the case: Mario Alberto Martinez-Alanis used a stolen identity, "Chris LaR ... More >>
This January, we brought you "The Lothario Notario," a feature exposing a local con artist who scammed hundreds of immigrants out of thousands of dollars.Chris LaRiche set up an office downtown at the Fifth Street Towers and claimed he
could help undocumented immigrants fix their legal status. H ... More >>
Read our cover story, "The Lothario Notario," for more on immigration scamsChris LaRiche walked into City Hall to prosecute a lawsuit against Wayne and Greg Freeman, the father and son heads of Executive Suites of Minnesota, when he was arrested by police last November.
This week's cover sto ... More >>
Photo by Tony NelsonThe Goondas performing at Best New Bands at First AvenueContinuing with our SoundTown Series, the Goondas gladly signed up for an in-person interview. Following the release of their self-titled debut album in 2010, the band has sprung up as one of the Twin Cities' best liv ... More >>
.gov / Alexandra ElisabettaMyers is still ready to debate, despite the threats.Amy Myers, a 16-year-old high school sophomore from Cherry Hill, New Jersey, has become the target of disgusting sexual threats after she dared to challenge Michele Bachmann to a debate.
Amy and her father Wayne say c ... More >>
Back in Minneapolis today from New York City, DJ Jimmy2Times is gearing up for Friday's big 3-year anniversary of Get Cryphy, the rambunctious rap monthly he started with Plain Ole Bill in 2008 (you know it by now). It began in the VIP Room of First Avenue and now needs the Mainroom to house all ... More >>
"The Carlson School should look in their backyard and learn how to recruit a diverse student body from within Minnesota," says Renee Jenson, who charges the business school uses international students to diversify the student body.