In normal times, the United States can do worse than having Minnesota portrayed as the image of America. But these are not normal times, thanks to a cop who shot an innocent woman — an Aussie — in a Minneapolis alley on Saturday night.
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He made his name covering entertainment for the Pioneer Press for 53 years, changing the way pop culture was covered around here. He was the host of rock ‘n’ roll in Minnesota. Read more →
Apparently, Eden Prairie can be pretty boring for deer and turkeys to spend an afternoon doing deer and turkey things by themselves.
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A 60-mile scar — damage from hail caused by a storm on June 22 — highlights the intensity of a storm that stretched from South Dakota to Marshall, Minn. Read more →
Because sometimes, newspeople need to show you people having a good day, that’s why. Read more →
It happened three weeks ago, The Guardian says of its video, which it’s calling exclusive and is indicative of the worldwide attention her death at the hands of Minneapolis police on Saturday night has garnered. Read more →
Maybe Democrats aren’t as unhappy with the state of things as we’ve been led to believe because nearly half of them intend to sit out the next election, a new poll says. Read more →
It will revamp its programming at the end of the month, City Pages reports, and end one of the quirks that’s made it distinctive in the time block: the ‘different radio station every hour’ format in the mornings using a rotating collection of hosts. Read more →
“I love her. She’s my mom. She’s still my mom. She’s in there somewhere,”
the bride tells KARE. Read more →
If you’ve got family and friends from out of town, perhaps you, too, have fielded an unusual number of calls this week that start with the same question, ‘What’s the deal with Minnesota/Minneapolis cops?’
It should be a clue that, at least in the eyes of the rest of the world, something isn’t quite right here. Read more →
In his early years in the U.S. Senate, Al Franken tended to avoid comedy. When his book came out this year, Franken dared to be funny again, discovering that comedy is great storytelling and great storytelling is part of the art of politics. Read more →
The city of Belle Plaine tried just about everything it could short of understanding every U.S. Supreme Court ruling on religious displays in the country’s history, but on Tuesday it threw in the towel and banned privately-owned displays in a city park. Read more →
The Brainerd High School adviser who allowed anti-Trump messages into this year’s yearbook has now been suspended, according to the Brainerd Dispatch.
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Students in Bemidji, Minn., owe the school system about $15,000 for school breakfasts and lunches, but unlike many other school districts around the nation, it won’t be using the scarlet letter approach to try to get them to pay up. Read more →
When NYPD officer Miosotis Familia was assassinated on July 5, her friends in the department were ready to cancel the outing to Boston’s Fenway Park that she and the others in the 46th Precinct had planned to watch the Yankees play the Red Sox. After all, her funeral was just last week. Read more →