Gov. Mark Dayton's 2013 tax return was released last week and shows that he gave $10,000 to charities -- 10 times as much as last year. His office did not respond to our request for comment, but judging by previous news coverage, the boost came in response to the governor's own criticism last Novem ... More >>
On Saturday more than 4,000 thirsty patrons will gather to sample beers and talk shop at the sixth annual St. Paul Summer Beer Fest. The event itself will feature just over 100 breweries, both local and national, and several unique and specialty brews. The festival has doubled the number of partici ... More >>
A bill authored by Rep. Karen Clark, D-Minneapolis, would make Minnesota the first state in the country to require swimming instruction for public school students.The bill comes on the heels of two recent incidents where Somali students drowned in school pools, but Clark says it's intended to addres ... More >>
A man killed himself in downtown Minneapolis's LaSalle Plaza around 10:55 a.m. today, Minneapolis police confirmed to City Pages.SEE ALSO: City Pages blogger robbed near LaSalle Plaza"We know that one gentleman appears to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound," MPD Public Information Officer ... More >>
The Diocese of Winona released the names of 18 priests Monday, adding to a growing list of suspected pedophiles throughout the state and confirming what some attorneys and clergy already knew: For decades the Rev. Thomas Adamson moved from parish to parish in the shadow of sexual abuse. "It is a d ... More >>
The morning talk show Fox & Friends took issue Monday with a Strib story about a St. Paul YMCA swim class for Muslim girls that was organized with the support of police. "The minority becoming the majority at one community pool," says newsreader Heather Nauert. "Sharia law is now changing ever ... More >>
The Holidazzle's downsized 22nd season will be its last, Minneapolis Downtown Council officials say.The parades will be held only on Friday and Saturday nights this year -- down from just about every night in other seasons -- and next year, "there won't be a Holidazzle as it is today, ... More >>
The Minneapolis City Council approved a $3 million payout Friday to the family of David Cornelius Smith, a 28-year-old who died in 2010 after an incident with police officers at the downtown YMCA. Following Smith's death, his family filed a lawsuit in federal court, alleging the officers used exce ... More >>
It's been a long, slow march into springtime here in Minnesota, but all of a sudden it already feels like summer. Why's that, you ask? Because the Y.N. Rich Kids, last year's adolescent hip-hop phenoms behind viral hit "Hot Cheetos & Takis," are back with a long-awaited follow-up, called "My Bik ... More >>
Ohhh, the weather outside is... not as bad as they said it was gonna be? Okay, it still sucks. But soon -- yes, soon... too soon in fact! -- it will be summer, and it will be really stupidly hot, and we'll be going to music festivals and become reacquainted with the sweet summer smell of a beer-and- ... More >>
A federal lawsuit alleging two Minneapolis police officers used excessive force and suffocated a 28-year-old man at a YMCA in 2010 is on track for trial this fall. Earlier this year, attorneys for the City of Minneapolis filed for an order of summary judgement in the suit, asking all counts be dism ... More >>
There's a good reason why gyms ask you not to use electronic devices in locker rooms -- namely, there's some real creepos out there.SEE ALSO: Rory Koch was busted for child porn possession while running for Ramsey County commissioner One of them is allegedly 53-year-old Coon Rapids resident Robert M ... More >>
Whether or not Minnesota music is in a new golden age or not is a debate for another day further down the road, but there should be little question that local bands recorded and released some truly amazing records in 2012. There was one triumphant record release party after another, and with each su ... More >>
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While we wouldn't necessarily put ice cream and beer together (that beer/ice cream float idea is better in theory than practice) we don't mind that our Week in Food begins with free ice cream and ends at the State Fair Grounds sucking down 85-plus premium brews. 6/12 This sounds like the best idea ... More >>
St. Paul Summer Beer Fest kicks off the summer seasonThe summer beer festival season kicks off this Saturday, June 25, with the St. Paul Summer Beer Fest. In its third year, this is the biggest and best organized of all the Twin Cities' summer celebrations of suds. Formerly held in the parkin ... More >>
Madieu Williams FoundationMadieu Williams, Man of the Yearâ€‹Instead of sorry results and scandalous behavior from the Minnesota Vikings, there's some good news: Safety Madieu Williams has been named the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year. He's only the second Vikings player in history to be reco ... More >>
â€‹Miami: home of...a lot of club nights, um...Dexter, high-quality cocaine (I'm guessing?), several iterations of the MTV Beach House, the presidency of George W. Bush (that's a stretch), and now the Chicken Wang. It's a dance, and it's fucking awesome.
Dolan said his officers acted appropriately.It took more than a week after Minneapolis cops shocked him into submission with a Taser for David Cornelius Smith to die of his wounds at Hennepin County Medical Center. That confrontation, at the downtown YMCA, was more than a month ago. Today, M ... More >>
The controversial Taser is involved in another local death.Ten days after Minneapolis cops shocked him into submission with a Taser at the downtown YMCA, David Cornelius Smith is dead. Smith was in the gym on the sixth floor when officers were called to remove him. The 28-year-old appeared ... More >>
David Cornelius Smith was thought to have died, but he lived.David Cornelius Smith was brought down by a Minneapolis police Taser yesterday afternoon at the downtown YMCA after a confrontation with authorities, and for a few moments it appeared he was dead. He lived. He's in critical condit ... More >>
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Fifty hours and 2,400 miles after setting off for the Million Woman March in a big maroon van, nine Minneapolis teens had learned precious little about the symbolism of the event, and volumes about themselves.