From P.O.S. to Prince to Polica, 2012 was a golden year in Minnesota music
It's finally starting to seem like winter outside, and BdotCroc is joining a number of other local rap acts this Wednesday to ring the season in right. Gimme Noise talked with the Northside rapper about the Pre-Winter Classic Festival coming to Cause and her latest project Hear Forever.
David Allan Coe famously said that the perfect country and western song requires the following five components: Mama, trains, trucks, prison, and gettin' drunk. With all due respect to Mr. Coe, one subject seems absent: farmin'. Farming has been a part of country music since -- well, we guess the ... More >>
For a new feature here at Gimme Noise, I've decided to unleash my old box of Minnesota-made 7" records starting with one my favorites, the Hang Ups, and their "Top of Morning" single that was released by Stillwater's Grimsey Records.
Keith Ellison and Peter KingNew York congressman Peter King has made it plain that he doesn't think American Muslims are showing enough deference to his fears about extremists, so he's going to use his new perch as chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee to put them on the spot. Ke ... More >>
Image from Madieu Williams FoundationThe Vikings safety is a bit of good news in a pretty bad season‚ÄčIt hasn't exactly been a stellar season for the Vikings. First there was Brett Favre Penisgate. Then Randy Moss's bizarre self-interview. Then Coach Brad Childress got kicked to the can. And over t ... More >>
Former Minneapolis Park Police Capt. William Jacobs is in deep, deep trouble. While investigating evidence related to charges that he sexually assaulted an 11-year-old boy at camp, prosecutors now say they've discovered more than 140,000 kiddie porn photos on his computer.
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William Allan Jacobs, the 66-year-old former captain of the Minneapolis Park Police charged in January with sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy, learned today that he will stand trial on Oct. 25. Jacobs was arrested in January after the teenager gave police a detailed written account of his a ... More >>
And the gyms of January
Old Timers Club unites select group of skaters over 30
Friends, strangers pull for official day for WCCO's "Good Question" anchor
The ubiquitous DeRusha might get a whole day to himself.
The Strib's Kersten takes issue with church vs. state—but only when it involves Islam
It's self-distribution, hard work, and hustle, all day, every day
Local Musicís Most Optimistic Fan Joins the Current
Charles De Gaulle bring anarchy under control on Tennessee Is Not Kentucky
Keith Ellison, the DFL's endorsee for Congress in the Fifth District, has spent the summer countering attacks from Republicans—and Democrats. What made him everyone's favorite target?
The ballad of Clark "Motown" Adams, man without a mic
The Minnesota association of rogue taxidermists unearths an exquisite corpse
Making it with local theater's kindest bad guy and smartest dummy
What if perfect packaging is the problem?
The DFL in disarray, three mayoral candidates make a play for the Green Party endorsement
The University of Minnesota calls its new underground library a triumph of design and function. Never mind the mold that feasts on pollution, a multimillion-dollar legal dispute, and those pesky health complaints.
So winter makes you think of mulled cider, snow angels, and Jack Frost nipping at your nose? Well, then, shut up and go away.
Larry Long overturns the "great man" theory of traditional music, one folk at a time
Traversing the rough terrain between a father's expectations and a son's aspirations
Lynx officials say they want all their fans to feel welcome. Then why are the Target Center crowds so pale?
For aliments without cure, hope remains the eternal elixir
Even lesbians can learn to love Long Island.
Baby Boomers and Block E. Preservation and parks. Urban history and virtual reality. Outgoing city planning director Paul Farmer on the politics and passions that got him fired.