After getting himself in trouble last season for blasting T-Wolves management in an interview he did with Yahoo, Kevin Love is keeping a low profile with the local media these days.HAPPY BIRTHDAY RICKY! Rubio's in-game pep talk to Shved: "Alexey, change this face. Be happy. Enjoy!" [VIDEO] But he' ... More >>
Still slightly intoxicated from AP's mad dash to the MVP with the entire Vikings franchise on his back, Vikings fans tend to forget that for most of the season, second-year quarterback Christian Ponder was an unmitigated, Spurgeon Wynn-esque disaster.SEE ALSO:-- Adrian Peterson on Percy Harvin trade ... More >>
To its credit, the Mankato Free Press is having fun with yesterday's unfortunate "Rapefruit" gaffe.SEE ALSO: Today's Mankato Free Press ran story about "Rapefruit" on cover of food section [IMAGE] In an editorial published last night, the paper promises, "Next time, we'll just use the G."
-- Update at bottom -- As it seeks to rebound from a disastrous 2012, Best Buy's leadership has decided to end a program that allowed corporate employees to work from home and maintain flexible schedules.SEE ALSO: Best Buy: On the road to extinction? Though some workers will still be allowed to main ... More >>
:::: UPDATE :::: Mauer has resigned as Hill-Murray football coach, Paul Blume of Fox 9 reports.Original post from February 22 -- Mark Mauer, the Hill-Murray High School head football coach and a cousin of Joe Mauer, was arrested in Fridley this week for soliciting prostitution.SEE ALSO: Joe Mauer ha ... More >>
With temperatures plummeting, most Minnesotan travel fantasies inevitably fixate on locales further south. SEE ALSO:-- Minneapolis is one of the most "unexpectedly romantic" cities in the country, says Yahoo-- Portland douses some Haterade on Mpls after regaining Bicycling.com's Best Bike City honor ... More >>
Minneapolis' love culture is getting some love from Yahoo, as the City of Lakes was named one of the country's "10 unexpectedly romantic cities."SEE ALSO:-- Minneapolis sixth-horniest city; St. Paul considerably less aroused, study finds-- Twin Cities 15th "most romantic" city, says Alice.com-- St. ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Joe Mauer has the second-worst contract in baseball, says Yahoo!-- Rock bottom? Derek Lowe shuts out Twins, admits he basically threw one pitch all game-- Twins payroll: Why in Gardy's name is it being slashed?Last night, news broke that (gasp!) the Twins had placed hometown hero Joe Mau ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Joe Mauer has the second-worst contract in baseball, says Yahoo!-- Minnesota Twins have increased in value more than any other pro sports franchise since 2000It didn't take Tsuyoshi Nishioka long to remind Twins fans why he spent the first four months of the 2012 season in the minor leag ... More >>
Remember when Bob Dylan went electric at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival? Gimme Noise wasn't born yet, but the intrigue of that event carries to this day. A ripple of arguably equal or greater importance is upon us today: All City Pages blogs have upgraded from Disqus to Livefyre for reader comments. ... More >>
Yahoo! recently released a list of the 20 most-searched Olympians on its network, and don'tcha know, Lindsey Vonn's name has been searched more than any other athlete. "The media darling of the Vancouver Games nearly lapped the field in Yahoo!'s search metrics," the list says. Vonn, born in St. Paul ... More >>
Facebook.comCriticizing Dave Grohl is a good idea, but please don't use offensive slurs.Minnesota Wild prospect Justin Fontaine watched the Grammys along with everyone else Sunday night, but didn't get caught up in the Bon Iver fever. Instead, the 24-year-old graduate of University of Minnesota-D ... More >>
Detroit Lakes senior Alex Mason hopes to continue his hockey career next year on a Canadian junior team. Saturday, he faked a goalie out of his pads while scoring an NHL-caliber short-handed goal. Mason is an interesting kid -- he rocks flowing long hair as a tribute to his Mahomen Indian roots a ... More >>
Country music singers sure do love their Christmas songs. Now why is that? I reckon it has a little bit to do with the holiday's celebration of all things traditional, and down home-y, and old-time religion-y and whatnot. But I'll bet it has a lot more to do with, well, Google with me won't y ... More >>
Photo by Anton CorbijnR.E.M.'s announcement today that they're calling it quits as a band after 31 years has shaken the rock world. Wait, it has? Wait, they were still a band? Did everyone know that?
Once, I played tunes at my grandparents' old folks home for about 12 of the residents and, of course, my glowing grandparents. Playing in Saint Margarita, California felt very similar, except no one fell asleep and my grandma wasn't there to be "so proud of me." At the Porch Cafe, I played to som ... More >>
Courtesy Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission.Here's what an $18 million roof looks like.After seven months of looking like a crater in downtown Minneapolis, the Metrodome is finally a dome again after stadium workers inflated the new roof this morning. Though there are still repairs to be d ... More >>
Photo: MSFCThis is what $18 million dollars in roof looks like.The Metrodome will soon be whole again. If all goes as planned, the new roof will be up by the last week of July, says Bill Lester, executive director of the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission. After that, they'll need to ... More >>
Does god wants a new Vikings stadium?The last time a Christian minister raised eyebrows with an invocation at the Legislature, he drew rebukes for failing to take note that Jewish lawmakers deserved as much respect as their Christian colleagues when it came time for prayer. Now, a minister ... More >>
The Legislature will take another shot at making a new Vikings stadium a reality.Here we go again. Now that the Legislature appears to be nearing the end of debate on some seriously draconian bills that slash spending on education, health and human services, it's going to take up the matter ... More >>
The Yahoo! Shutdown Corner shuts down AP's slavery quote. Perhaps you've heard by now that millionaire Vikings running back Adrian Peterson considers himself, and the rest of the players in the NFL, to be victims of slavery. He made the comment during an interview with Yahoo! Sports writer D ... More >>
MSFCA $25-million stich job.The deflated Metrodome will rise again at the hands of the same company that built the stadium in the first place -- and the only one to bid on the repairs. Birdair, based near Buffalo, N.Y., is expected to be awarded the roughly $25 million repair contract when t ... More >>
Leah Ayers is out on bail.Police say St. Cloud State University student Leah Ayers hacked her way into pictures Grady Sizemore's junk. She's now free on bail while her case works its way through the Dakota County court system. The 19-year-old is said to have used a pilfered ID and password t ... More >>
Giving "tea bag" a whole new meaning.Cleveland Indian Grady Sizemore was caught with his pants down on the Internet last year, and a 19-year-old St. Cloud State University student from Apple Valley named Leah M. Ayers may have done the exposing. Sizemore's problems began when he thought it w ... More >>
The Consumerist/FlickrThe angel of anti-decompositionHating on McDonald's is like despising big oil or the Yankees--it's easy, obvious, and has no effect on their bottom line. Which is what makes British photographer Sally Davies's experiment--photographing an untouched Happy Meal over six mo ... More >>
Matthew Eric Linngren's run from the law is over.Matthew Eric Linngren, a former church youth director convicted of distributing child porn, has been arrested in California. He was one of the notorious 10 included in our Minnesota's Most Wanted list. Although U.S. Marshals originally marvele ... More >>
Joe got the threats, Ardolf got the indictmentThe guy who allegedly hacked into his neighbor's WiFi, posed as his neighbor and sent death threats and porn to Vice President Joe Biden and Gov. Tim Pawlenty, has been indicted. Barry Vincent Ardolf faces two counts of aggravated identity theft, ... More >>
The Wolves win won at home, then lose one in Chicago. Plus, did David Kahn try to trade Al Jefferson?
Lesnar is scheduled to visit the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester early next week. His future as a fighter remains uncertain.
A University of Minnesota Duluth student allegedly wanted naked photos of his cousin so badly that he chose the blackmailing route to get them.
UK journalists boycott Yahoo, hackers shut down Sweden's national police web site, the Justice Department wants to see your browsing history, the Jackass guys are back, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Yahoo bans Allah, Scooter Libby launches defense fund website, Lohan learns skinny is bad, Ron Bergundy's SportsCenter audition, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
The FBI needs geeks, advertising on school buses, elf sex, three-legged cats, Ann Coulter on Kwanzaa, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
A belated congratulations to Pizza Man, whose Streets of Pizza blog was a Yahoo! Pick on November 25.
Cutting Medicare, suing God, condemning cartoons, ogling famous women in slips, annointing the Minnesota blog of the day and more...
"Chris Curtin, general manager and vice president of the Muppets Holding Company, said the Disney-owned venture also is developing an 'American Idol'-style 'reality' TV series featuring Kermit and friends conducting a talent search 'for the next Muppet,'" reports Yahoo. Muppetcentral.com broke the s ... More >>
Click on the picture of Yutaka Fukufuji to see why this is one of the more popular photos on Yahoo! this morning. Fukufuji played with Japan's national ice hockey team three times and was chosen 238th overall yesterday by the Los Angeles Kings in the NHL draft. In other hockey news, the Strib is rep ... More >>
CITY PAGES BLOGS We're proud to announce the return of Pizza Man to Streets of Pizza. THESE DAYS The state of Tennessee has begun an investigation in response to allegations of child abuse at Love in Action, a Memphis facility that advertises homosexual conversion therapy for adolescents, according ... More >>
New royalties proposed by the music industry threaten to kill independent Internet radio
The Pioneer Press cedes control of pioneerplanet.com to the mother ship