Two years ago, the Onion's "Michele Bachmann Thankful No Americans Died In Sikh Shooting" story duped a ton of commenters and social media users. The same thing happened earlier this year in response to a satirical New Yorker piece where Bachmann was "quoted" making ridiculous criticisms of Stephen ... More >>
Higher costs and worse service loom on the horizon
Unceasing speculation about Kevin Love's long-term future in Minnesota has been ongoing at least since January 2012, when Love signed a less-than-maximum four-year contract extension with an option to walk away after the third year.In the months that followed, reports emerged that Love wasn't happy ... More >>
For some reason, the national media is convinced the Twin Iceboxes Cities is a great romantic destination.SEE ALSO: St. Paul's Lowertown top hipster zip, study says In 2012, Yahoo named Minneapolis one of America's most "unexpectedly romantic" cities. Now, St. Paul is a finalist for USA Today's "Bes ... More >>
Talk about adding insult to injury. A Best Buy coupon mistake allowed at least one customer to spend $800 for $1,600 of value toward digging Best Buy's grave -- namely, buying Amazon gift cards.SEE ALSO: Best Buy's Brian Dunn is the worst CEO of 2012, according to BloombergThe mistake was the result ... More >>
When is being totally sexy a bad thing? When it costs you your job, that's when.Last Friday, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that Fort Dodge dentist James Knight was within his rights when he fired a female dental assistant he viewed as an "irresistible attraction."SEE ALSO:-- Thomas LaBlanc convicted ... More >>
Last night, President Obama traveled to Newtown, Connecticut, and gave a speech at a memorial service for the victims of Friday's school shooting.SEE ALSO:-- Al Franken didn't want to talk gun control on Friday; Betty McCollum did -- Andy Parrish's response to Newtown school shooting: Arm teachers H ... More >>
Less than a year after signing a four-year, $62-million contract extension (well, really three years, with an option for a fourth), Timberwolves superstar Kevin Love is already hinting he wants out.SEE ALSO:-- T-Wolves' 'Cream Team' roster is about selling tickets to white fans, black council leader ... More >>
Matthew Yglesias is Slate's business and economic reporter. Earlier this year, he published The Rent Is Too Damn High, a "polemic on high rents and housing costs -- and how these costs are hollowing out communities, thwarting economic development, and rendering personal success and fulfillment incre ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Chris Kluwe says politician is "literally an asshole" for anti-gay marriage stanceJamie Kuntz, an 18-year-old linebacker from Dickinson, North Dakota, was kicked off the North Dakota College of Science's football team after he was spotted kissing his 65-year-old boyfriend during a game.Coa ... 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 >>
Darko Milicic was selected by the Detroit Pistons with the second overall pick during the 2003 NBA draft. The other top five picks that year? LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, and Dwayne Wade.Suffice it to say Darko hasn't quite lived up to his draft peers' level of performance during hi ... More >>
Fontaine dropped the F-bomb on Twitter, and we're not talking about "fuck".Minnesota Wild prospect Justin Fontaine apparently isn't very fond of Dave Grohl. But they way he chose to express his dislike will keep him on the bench for two games.The Wild suspended Fontaine after he tweeted "the Foo ... More >>
Gigwalk debuts in the Twin Cities next Monday.Gigwalk is a temp agency designed for the smartphone age. No longer does finding temp work in the Twin Cities meaning filling out a paper application, traveling to an office somewhere to drop it off and perhaps have an interview, then waiting indefini ... 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 >>
Adrian Peterson tweeted out a photo of his New Year's Eve celebration in a hospital bed where he is recovering from successful surgery to repair his torn ACL.No matter what you were doing, it was probably more fun than the Party of One thrown by All Day, who nonetheless tried to make the best of ... More >>
U of M and others spend millions while insiders profit
Will the Metrodome be repaired in time?The Minnesota Vikings have released their preseason schedule, which includes hosting Dallas at home sometime between Aug. 25-28. The question is, where will "home" be? More than that, will there even be a season, let alone a preseason?
Who will pay for it? Where will it go?We finally have a Vikings stadium bill -- effectively the last bill of its kind the Legislature can consider before the team's lease expires on the Metrodome -- and lawmakers have until May 23 to pass it. Talk about a Hail Mary.
The FBI traced Mason Seckar through Skype.According to the FBI affidavit on Mason Seckar of Oshkosh, he apparently loves nothing better than to taunt cops in Florida and Minnesota with bullshit crank calls. He leaves a reader with the impression that he may have an unhealthy obsession with ... More >>
The Metrodome, looking rough.Talk about getting kicked when you're down -- or maybe deflated: The Metrodome has been ranked as the worst stadium in the National Football League. And to make matters worse, the cheeseheads get to gloat, because Lambeau Field took top honors in the same survey ... More >>
The biggest pop star in the world - a claim that is now at least arguable, well over a year after his death - is having a difficult week. There's chatter that the recordings on his upcoming December release Michael aren't actually him. Given the state of the music business and the sheer value of ... More >>
Well, the third week of tour has passed. I've had about 50 cups of coffee, spent about $300 on gas, eaten about seven square meals, and met a ton of cool people. I've been in some really cool towns and some towns that I won't feel bad about never coming back to.
Kentucky Fried...what now?We've all heard them. Those urban legends that snake their way across the world, lodging in your horrified imagination via your co-worker whose sister knows a guy who swears that this happened to his girlfriend's cousin last week. And now, suddenly, true ... More >>
Greetings and Salutations,My name is Peter Michael Miller. I write music under the name We Are The Willows. I released an album on an Eau Claire, WI record label called Amble Down Records last November. Since then I'd been doing small tours and had been working full time for Twi ... More >>
The Wolves GM says he never proposed a deal with the Pacers.
We've said it before, we'll say it again: It's getting so you can't trust a good tea party.
Ultimate fail: Announcing someone is dead on an official Web site when it isn't actually true.
Is Facebook over? New York Times says yes, but we're not buying it.
Timberwolves President David Kahn met with Rubio's Spanish team this week to figure out a way to bring the game's most electric young star to the Target Center next season.
But where does that leave the Purple?
Defender of sleaze gets hung up in trust-fund probe
To hear him tell it, Craig Newmark has had only the most trifling effect on the American newspaper business. "Somebody invented recently a myth that we're hurting newspapers," he complained to Philip Weiss in a recent New York magazine profile. "That appears to be an invention . . . We're a minor fa ... More >>
MNSpeak and Fimoculous founder Rex Sorgatz speaks tech trends
According to the Yahoo! Buzz Index, the Legend of Dragoon may be found under quite a few Christmas trees this year.
Yahoo just posted the news three hours ago that R&B great D'Angelo, born Michael Eugene Archer, was in critical condition last Monday, Sept. 19, after an SUV accident outside his hometown of Richmond, Virginia (here's a photo of the vehicle). "Officials at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Ce ... More >>
Love, marriage, and the maddening plight of a Russian bride
The Twins can't lose, but their mascot is struggling down the stretch
After a bitter falling out, swingers Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau were lucky to get their new film Made
TNT'S Bull deals in raw enthusiasm for the new finance economy. Why is it such a hard sell?
The subject is sex, and Heather Corinna wants to broaden the Internet's one-track mind
Old Web sites never die--they don't even fade away
James Romenesko's Obscure Store provides a clearinghouse for oddities of the media age
Historic juke jointed slated to become city garage.