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    September 10, 2014

    SEC busts hedge fund manager for cheating investors out of more than $1 million

    For Steve Markusen and his Minneapolis hedge fund management firm, Archer Advisors LLC, the fraud and dirty tricks went deep. It started in 2008, stealing cash from investor money and putting it illegally toward employee salaries. As the fund suffered near the end of the charade, the illegal tactics ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    Ryan Bingham: I kinda miss the spontaneity of my rodeo days

    Ryan Bingham's voice sounds like the guy has spent decades blowing through cartons of cheap cigarettes and gallons of cheaper whiskey somewhere along the lonely, broken mid-American highways. A former bull rider who spent a good chunk of his teens and early 20s on the rodeo circuit, Bingham bounced ... More >>

  • Movies

    August 22, 2012

    Cosmopolis is a conceptual piece of work

    A simple limo ride takes a turn for the existential

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    Cosetta Italian Market expansion moves forward

    See also:Best Italian Restaurant, Cheap - Cossetta'sBroders vs. Cossetta in pizza pie fightAfter multiple setbacks in their planning stages and recent battles with City Hall over an exemption from city storm water management regulations, downtown St. Paul institution Cossetta Italian Market will mov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Minnesota job loss: Made in China

    Tim and Mary Pawlenty, happily signing away all your jobs.​First we learned Minnesota is taking all the jobs in America. Now we know that China is taking all of Minnesota's jobs. So, A minus B, minus China, times infinity... soon China will have every single job in America.Well, maybe it's not tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    SEC wants judge to jail alleged Ponzi schemer Trevor Cook

    For Trevor Cook, accused with a syndicated radio talk show host of running a $190-million Ponzi scheme from the Van Dusen Mansion, the law appears to be tightening its grip.

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2008

    Chinese Beer: Policy, a pint and trade talk

    In an age of propaganda and over-blown threats, it’s nice to just have a normal conversation every once in a while. This seems to be the sentiment behind the Citizens League and 89.3 The Current’s ‘Policy and a Pint’ series.

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2005

    Stocks drop into the red in 2005

    With the Dow average falling on the last day of trading today, the New York Stock Exchange is almost certain to post its first losing year since 2002.