"You going to compete in the bagging contest this weekend?" I asked a clerk at a grocery store. He looked confused. "It's the regionals," I added.
Updated: August 16, 2012, - 07:52 PM
KSTP news made news when KSTP news said: Uh, about those e-mails from us that promised you a thousand dollars? Never mind.
Updated: August 11, 2012, - 09:39 PM
Sometimes you're unaware of an issue until an enormous billboard commands your attention.
Updated: August 09, 2012, - 07:58 PM
Not to minimize the plight of people who've been chewed by otters, but it's one of those things that makes you stop and think: It's unexpected. It's like hearing that people are getting getting atomic wedgies from chipmunks. Another attack happened last weekend up in Aitkin, and that's three attacks so far in Minnesota. Not enough to replace "Shark Week" with "Otter Summer" on TV, but still bizarre. What's the reason?
Updated: August 04, 2012, - 04:56 PM
Hoorah! The new laws are in force. Aug. 1 was the day a slew of rules was slathered on the state. You may ask:
Updated: August 02, 2012, - 08:56 PM
The Fringe Festival starts this week -- 42,062 plays, more or less. Sometimes the description of the play is less than helpful. "The Bronze Dustpan Theater presents 'Less Than Helpful,' an irreverent romp through psycho-sexual contemporary metaphors about vampires and chicken salad!" Sometimes the work is so conceptual you don't know if it's real life, or some actors. Oh, is there really a difference, you ask. Well, yes; real life pays a salary.
Updated: July 28, 2012, - 05:54 PM
Chris Hill of Columbia Heights is a truck-driver-turned-ad-copywriter whose rock band will be playing a charity next month.
Updated: July 28, 2012, - 05:31 PM
Neiman Marcus is closing its Nicollet Mall store, and you don't care. If you did, it wouldn't be closing. The store was "underperforming," and in retail terms that means "they sold some socks last week. That was pretty much it."
Updated: July 26, 2012, - 11:41 PM
Herewith, a useful Q&A about the drought of 2012.
Updated: July 21, 2012, - 04:18 PM