A few days ago, PolicyMic came out with its list of the "most screwed up thing" in each state.Some make sense. For instance, the piece says binge drinking is the worst thing about Wisconsin. That conforms with our perceptions and with the numbers as well -- the data indicates more Wisconsinites bing ... More >>
An organization called Climate Name Change thinks the Katrinas and Sandys of the world don't deserve to be associated with the extreme storms that bore their names.SEE ALSO: Bachmann looks extra creepy while attributing Benghazi, 9/11 to God's "hand of judgment" [VIDEO] Instead, they want to name st ... More >>
Tomgirl Named Maude Cafe Maude $11 Pleasingly pink and tinged with spice, the Tomgirl Named Maude is a tall drink of beat-the-heat with more heat refreshment. Whether you're bar side taking in the live music-fueled ambiance or soaking up some patio time despite the soupy humidity and unfortunate ro ... More >>
Seriously? Just when we'd let our guard down and thought more 50-degree days were on the horizon, Winter Storm Walda slams us with more of this wintry white stuff. Even if you haven't ventured out into the winter wasteland wonderland, no doubt you've heard about the icicles and slush. Chances are, ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Michele Bachmann: God sent Hurricane Irene to carry me to the White HouseAlmost exactly one year to the day after she said "I don't know how much God has to do to get the attention of the politicians. We've had an earthquake; we've had a hurricane," Michele Bachmann is again linking severe ... More >>
Photo Courtesy of laughingloonfarm.comSee Also: Waxwing Farm: Young urbanites-turned-farmers reveal the reality of owning a farm A lot of time and attention is being spent on local farmers these days. In certain circles they're talked about in the same light as celebrity chefs. It's easy to get cau ... More >>
Everyone knew this was going to get ugly. Since the frigid rainy-slushy-whatever-it-was started pouring down on our fair state last night, there have been about 367 crashes, spin-outs or vehicles flying off the road, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Old Man Winter, it appears, didn't a ... More >>
Remember all that doom and gloom we heard just a month ago about how terrible this winter was going to be?Hogwash. The day after Christmas, Minneapolis' Chain of Lakes was rife with runners, walkers, and bikers during a record-setting 52-degree day that capped off a glorious holiday weekend, and ... More >>
Officials moved on, but neighborhood never got help
Alex E. PriomosA crash course in winter driving.There were 442 car crashes throughout the state during that light snowfall on Saturday, according to numbers put out by the Minnesota State Patrol. Apparently, everyone who was driving saw the flakes falling, covered their eyes to pretend it wasn' ... More >>
Say it ain't snow.Hey there, Minnesota. We have something to tell you. You might want to sit down for this. The National Weather Service in Chanhassen is predicting the first snow of winter 2011-12. There, there -- we all knew this day had to come.
Debbie TallenRedRossa opened in June across from the Mall of America in BloomingtonRedRossa Italian Grille, which opened last month in Bloomington, has been donating $1 from the sale of every lunch and dinner entree to benefit victims of the North Minneapolis tornado since they opened their ... More >>
Hellish heat plus buckled roads equals massive traffic headaches.How hot was it? Too damn hot: A record-breaking 103 degrees in Minneapolis, the National Weather Service says. Hot enough to buckle the roads in dozens of places the past few days, turning commutes into nightmares. Hot enough ... More >>
Victims are going to be closer to their neighhborhoods.The shelter set up by the city and Red Cross at the Northeast Armory in the immediate wake of Sunday's tornado is closing down and moving to the North Commons Recreation Center. The city made the move to keep those at the shelter closer ... More >>
It's a wonder the casualty list wasn't greater.Looking at the videos and photographs of the devastation caused by Sunday's tornado in north Minneapolis, it's clear that casualties could easily have been worse. More than 100 homes were destroyed, but just one person was killed, and about 30 were i ... More >>
Springtime in Minnesota.This is the winter that just won't let go. A winter storm watch is in effect, and the Twin Cities could see could see four inches of snow on the ground Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Another storm at the end of the week has a chance to throw snow our way, too.
It's been a busy season for the plows.We all sort of knew that winter wasn't done with us yet. Since pouring rain transformed into a heavy snowfall last night, the Twin Cities have accumulated about five to seven inches of powder. As usual, this has been bad news for drivers.
The plows are out.The snow storm that blew in from the Dakotas and points west this morning has dropped anywhere from 3 inches to a foot of snow over the Twin Cites, and St. Paul responded this evening by declaring a snow emergency. Starting at 9 p.m., parking is banned on all Night Plow Rou ... More >>
Luke BucklinThe disappearance of Luke Bucklin and his three sons in a private plane somewhere over Wyoming has taken a toll on students at Southwest High School and Anthony Middle School. Then this morning came news that Christian Winger, a Washburn High School freshman, may have left home o ... More >>
Lord, it must be 90 out there! And the weather service says the heat index could be over 100 by later this afternoon. On top of that, it's getting to be that sleepy time of day when you could use a little pick-me-up. What you need is a cold drink. And some caffeine. Well, you're in luck! It ... More >>
Photo: snowpeakThe thunder storm that rolled through Twin Cities Tuesday morning is likely to blame for a pair of house fires. KSTP reports that lightning struck the gas meter of a house on Girard Avenue in Brooklyn Park just before 5 a.m., causing the meter to explode. At about the same t ... More >>
A baptist pastor thinks the tornado was a gentle warning to the Lutherans about homosexuality.
Note to drivers: You are not James Bond, and your car will not turn into a boat just because you drive into a giant puddle.
Just like in the extremely cold winter months, Salvation Army is providing shelter to homeless people, this time to avoid the extreme heat this week.
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We see a lot of photos of sandbags and the Red River looking monstrous, but it's hard to understand just how deep this water is in places it's not supposed to be.
While the water level is starting to drop, the river is still well above flood stage and many areas are still flooded with waters to create homes still protected by barriers of sand bags.
On the road with Faux Jean, rock star daydreams surrender to real-life drudgery
Leaks and corroded wires threaten the U of M's most treasured archives