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Far from Paisley Park: a Replacements Map of Minneapolis

yesterdayHumor / odd : Strange Maps

A musical map of Minneapolis celebrates the resurrection of the Replacements Read More

Sound Is Bob Kaufman, Poet

[A version of this talk was given at AWP in Minneapolis on April 10th, 2015 as part of the Neglected American Masters panel with James Allen Hall, Yona Harvey, and Richard Siken.] Every poet is an ambassador. Sometimes I’m so desperate I fly from the bottom of the country to the top just so I […]

Police Seize Secret Stash Of ‘Incriminating’ Murder Case Evidence OJ Simpson ‘Doesn’t Want Out There’

Cops allegedly seized a secret stash of evidence associated with the OJ Simpson murder case during a raid at a suspected illegal gambling den in Minneapolis, has learned. The… READ ON

Regulatory crime blotter: Wisconsin-only beer found for sale in Minnesota

Felony charges possible: “undercover police traveled to Maple Tavern where they were served the Wisconsin-only beer.” [KMSP, Minneapolis Star Tribune] Tags: beer and brewers, Minnesota, Wisconsin Regulatory crime blotter: Wisconsin-only beer found for sale in Minnesota is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

Minnesota Wants to Cut Wages for Tipped Restaurant Employees

More minimum wage politics. Not-so-great news for restaurant workers in Minnesota: This week the state House voted in favor of a bill "that would lead to a pay cut for thousands of tip workers," reports Minneapolis's Star Tribune. If...Show More Summary

Relishing in the Habsburg Dynasty’s Decadent Legacy

3 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

MINNEAPOLIS — “Make love not war,” the ‘60s era anti-war slogan, could have been the official credo of the noble House of Habsburg.

‘Miracle on Ice’ hockey team doctor mugged while laying flowers on wife’s grave

The 93-year-old man who was team doctor for the “Miracle on Ice” U.S. hockey squad showed as much resiliency on Sunday as Team USA did in the 1980 Olympics. After being mugged while laying flowers on his wife’s grave in Minneapolis, George Nagobads managed to escape his assailant and drive himself to the hospital, The […]

Minneapolis Star Tribune Reporter Bemoans 'Youth Exodus,' Doesn't Mention Taxes

Minneapolis Star Tribune reporter Jackie Crosby's writeup on how "Minnesota has been losing residents to other states" since 2002, and that it's especially troubling because "young adults are leaving in the greatest numbers," contained...Show More Summary

Six Minnesota men charged with conspiring to support Islamic State

6 days agoNews : The Newsroom

By David Bailey MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - U.S. authorities have charged six young Somali-American men from Minnesota with planning to join Islamic State and fight for the militant group in Syria, the U.S. attorney for Minnesota said on Monday. Show More Summary

U.S. Attorney for Minnesota Says State Has a 'Terror Recruiting Problem'

6 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - U.S. authorities have charged six Somali-American young men from Minnesota with planning to join Islamic State and fight for the militant group in Syria, the U.S. attorney for Minnesota said on Monday. The six, all U.S. Show More Summary

Six Arrested In Terror Plot, Minnesota Men Reportedly Planned To Join ISIS

Six men were arrested in a terror plot, which reportedly involved ISIS. Authorities confirmed six men between the ages of 18 and 24 were detained in Minneapolis and San Diego. According to reports, the suspects did not pose a threat to public safety. Show More Summary

Minnesota Is Losing Its Young People, And North Dakota Is Gaining Them

For a long time North Dakota had a serious problem with outmigration. Our young people were leaving the state to find opportunity elsewhere, very often in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. The result was an aging, shrinking state population. But in recent years that trend has reversed. Not only has North Dakota’s population been one, if not the,...

6 Somali-Americans Arrested in ISIS Recruiting Case

6 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

The case, involving four arrests in Minneapolis and two in San Diego, may be the largest to date involving recruiting in the United States for the group, officials said Monday.

Six more arrested in ISIS recruiting investigation

ABC News reports that six more people were arrested in San Diego and Minneapolis yesterday in a federal investigation of an ISIS recruiting operation; The arrests come as the FBI has been trying to uncover ISIS sympathizers inside the U.S. homeland who might be looking to launch their own attacks. In addition, the FBI in […]

FBI Busts 6 in ISIS Sting in Minneapolis, San Diego

A yearlong FBI investigation into alleged ISIS-related activities has resulted in the arrest of at least six men in Minnesota and California, officials tell CNN. Authorities say there was no threat to public safety, WCCO reports; the suspects in Minneapolis and San Diego were charged on suspicion of trying to...

Innovations: How shipping containers are making fresh local produce a reality during bitter winters

An ambitious attempt to change the way we eat is playing out in a shipping container plopped in a parking lot in Minneapolis.Ryan Sweeney, who owns the container, isn’t your typical farmer. He relies on LED lights, not sunlight. He monitors his crops on his smartphone. Show More Summary

Terror Arrests In Minneapolis, San Diego Made In Connection With Youth Allegedly Planning To Fight In Syria

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in Minnesota say arrests have been made in connection with their terrorism investigation into youth who have traveled or tried to travel to Syria to fight with militants, including the Islamic State group. A spokesman for the U.S. Show More Summary

Lilly Pulitzer for Target sells out quickly, 4 ways to get what you want

Target has done it again. Today, the Minneapolis based retailer launched its latest designer collaboration with Lilly Pulitzer and before crazed consumers could even start shopping — traffic overload let to website issues and a...

News Reporter is Surprised With an On-Air Marriage Proposal  

A Minneapolis news reporter thought she was just covering a lifestyle segment on weddings and engagement rings with her colleagues, but it turned out to be much more. Ashley Roberts of WCCO-TV in Minneapolis received the shock of her life when a fellow reporter introduced a fashion expert into the segment, but out walked her boyfriend Justin McCray.

Next week in Minneapolis, the Midwest Women’s Summit

(Scott Johnson) The Clare Booth Luce Policy Institute hosts the Midwest Women’s Summit at the Airport Hilton Airport Hotel conveniently located to the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota next week. Scheduled to run from April 23 (Thursday night) to April 25 (Saturday morning). Show More Summary

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