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The Education of David Carrnew

Before the New York Times, David Carr learned the journalism craft on Minneapolis streets.
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Andy Mannix  |  02-25-2015  |  Features

Former Minnesota Vikings Punter Calls for Firing of 'Bigot' Coachnew

In a Deadspin article, provocatively titled, "I Was An NFL Player Until I Was Fired By Two Cowards And A Bigot," Kluwe says he's "pretty confident" the Vikings let him go as punishment for his off-the-field activism in support of same-sex marriage. City Pages caught up with Kluwe Thursday afternoon to talk about his post, the response and what happens next.
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Andy Mannix  |  01-03-2014  |  LGBT

The CC Club: An Oral Historynew

Tales from the iconic bar in Minneapolis that served the likes of David Carr, Tom Arnold, and Tommy Stinson. Few establishments in the Twin Cities have seen more glasses emptied, cigarettes smoked, or strangers find each other.
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Olivia LaVecchia and Andy Mannix  |  05-06-2013  |  Features

Change of Heartnew

Patty Wetterling, whose eleven-year-old son was abducted at gunpoint in 1989, questions the sex-offender laws for which she once lobbied.
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Jennifer Bleyer  |  03-20-2013  |  Crime & Justice

Behind Laos's Yellow Rain and Tearsnew

A controversial Radiolab episode opens old wounds and raises countless questions for Minnesota's Hmong.
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Olivia LaVecchia  |  11-13-2012  |  Features

Chris Kluwe Takes a Standnew

Minnesota Vikings punter pries open the last closet in America: major league sports.
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Andy Mannix  |  10-23-2012  |  LGBT

Highway Suicidenew

Why do people keep lying down in Minnesota traffic?
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Andy Mannix  |  03-30-2012  |  Health

Interview with Marilyn Hagerty, Genius Olive Garden Reviewernew

Marilyn Hagerty's Olive Garden review has been tweeted over 6,800 times, and Liked on Facebook 4,477 times. The editors at the Grand Forks Herald are scrambling to assemble an article on the outsized reaction for tomorrow's paper, but in the meantime, we called Marilyn Hagerty to get her response to the sudden internet fame.
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Kevin Hoffman  |  03-08-2012  |  Media

Doctor Against Birth Control for Employeesnew

A Twin Cities-based dermatologist may close down his business rather than offer his employees contraception.
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Aaron Rupar  |  02-03-2012  |  Health

Michele Bachmann's Fall From Gracenew

From top GOP contender to bottom of the barrel.
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Andy Mannix  |  01-03-2012  |  Elections

The Suicide Filesnew

A sheriff's deputy kills himself and leaves behind a box of files with a reporter's name on it: mine.
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Jessica Lussenhop  |  11-30-2011  |  Crime & Justice

Diners, Drive-Ins, and Disastersnew

David Page made Guy Fieri a TV star. Then he lost control.
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Gregory Pratt  |  10-19-2011  |  TV

Google Politely Asks Minnesota's Small Businesses to Get a Websitenew

Minnesotans have a lot of room to grow in terms of internet usage, and Google is essentially saying, "Come on in, there's plenty of room."
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Mike Mullen  |  09-27-2011  |  Tech

Minnesota Shutdown: No End in Sightnew

Minnesota's state government shutdown is officially the longest in state history, but elected officials aren't in a rush to end the gridlock.
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Mike Mullen  |  07-12-2011  |  Politics

The Land of GoBots, Pound Puppies, and Care Bearsnew

Minnesota's surprising place as a hub of toy crazes.
City Pages (Twin Cities)  |  Jessica Lussenhop  |  03-30-2011  |  Culture

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