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Your State Sucks, No Yours Does! | 05-17-2019

The survey has been done and unless you live in Washington, your state just doesn’t measure up. That’s the word anyway from U .S. News and World Report , which recently released its assessment of the best and worst states to live in. Based...

And The Winner Is | 09-28-2018

We’ve seen some great political ads over the years, but Minnesota Congressional candidate Dean Phillips has outdone them all. In a new video , Phillips uses the legend of Bigfoot to accuse his opponent – incumbent Erik Paulsen – of ignoring...

Fish, Fish Fishin’ | 05-19-2017

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is no doubt a decent fisherman. But top honors evaded him at last week’s Governor’s Fishing Opener event in St. Cloud. The gov didn’t do bad, hauling in a three pound bass, part of a five-fish total accumulated...

A Real Third Party Candidate | 09-02-2016

We all know someone – okay, lots of someones – who has bent our ear of late about what they see as truly terrible choices for the presidency of the United States this election year. If this is you, there is now hope. Let us present Duke, the...

For the Love of Prince | 04-29-2016

Prince’s shocking and untimely death shook the entire world last month, spurring a tsunami of tributes and condolences from musicians, athletes, fans and even President Obama . A wealth of state and national lawmakers also weighed in, though none...

Let’s Blow Things Up! | 04-15-2016

Rejoice, Minnesotans are one step closer to a whole new wave of serious burn injuries and unplanned fires. Whaaaaa? Yes, as Minnesota Public Radio reports , the Gopher State House passed legislation last week to legalize firecrackers, bottle rockets and...

Bubble Wrap It | 03-18-2016

Advocates planning to make their voices heard on legislation this year in Minnesota better plan to hold their rallies somewhere other than the statehouse. As the Associated Press reports , “The People’s House” is tightly covered in sheet...

Scents and Sensibility | 01-15-2016

There’s a new sheriff in town in St. Paul, and she’s pretty fond of chew toys and belly rubs. As the CBS affiliate in Minneapolis reports , state officials have ramped up security for the Capitol by welcoming Matka, a Hungarian Vizsla fresh...

Keeping the Sweden In Minnesota | 05-08-2015

For the last two decades visitors to Lindström, Minnesota have been greeted with signs bearing two dots, called umlauts, over the “o.” But when the signs were recently replaced after the most recent U.S. Census, the new ones came sans...

Are You Looking At Me? | 04-17-2015

You had better not be, at least if you are a member of the Minnesota Senate. As the St. Paul Pioneer-Press reports, the Gopher State Senate last week rejected a call to do away with a rule that bars members from looking at one another when debating issues...