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US agency warns millions of car owners to get air bags fixed

A potential crisis over defective air bags widened Monday as the U.S. government issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million people to get their cars fixed.

Souhan: How much pain can rookie coach Zimmer take?

Jim Souhan

Sunday, Mike Zimmer’s team fell to 2-5, losing to a mediocre opponent on a quite-literally-last-second touchdown. It's the latest bump in the road for the rookie head coach.





The Drive
Minneapolis begins fall street sweeping Tuesday

If you live in or plan to visit Minneapolis in the coming weeks, it's best to check to see if any of those temporary "No Parking" signs have been …

Artcetera
From TC to D.C.: Brian Setzer donates signature guitar to the Smithsonian

Minneapolis' resident rockabilly star gave the museum a replica of his 1959 Gretsch

Hot Dish Politics
What is 'middle class'? The short answer: It depends

Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson during a debate Sunday said he had "no clue" what defines 'middle-class.' He isn't alone.





Graydon Royce
Theater: '33 Variations' misses some notes

Play about a researcher obsessed with a Beethoven work never feels convincing.

Sid Hartman
Hartman: Vikings offense having a tough time adjusting

With all their missing players and a rookie QB, the team simply has not been able to score.

Chip Scoggins
Scoggins: Comeback shows resolve of these Gophers

They found a way. That’s the only way to describe a performance that threatened to derail a promising season and cause fans to throw up their hands and walk …


The Home Inspector
How To Inspect Your Own House, Part 7: Protect Your Water by Preventing Cross-Connections

A large section of the plumbing code is dedicated to protecting our potable water supply, so it's a good idea to check your own home for some of the …

Mark Andrew
Minneapolis Council finding its moorings

Rich mix of talent sets the stage for achievement

Up North Report
Mills strikes back in new poll; why MN-8 will be close

New KSTP/SurveyUSA poll shows Republican Stewart Mills with 8-point lead over Rep. Rick Nolan (D-MN8). MN-8 is hard to read, but polls and strategies indicate very close race in …