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Plummeting oil prices cut North Dakota revenue expectations

As oil prices drop, North Dakota revises its revenue forecast downward by $4 billion.

Hüsker Dü's Bob Mould comes around

Gone from Minnesota for 25 years, the Hüsker Dü vet is reliving his old band more, thanks to a push by his new band.





Sid's Scoops
Hartman blog: Wolves are on the right road

This young team will only get better.

Hot Dish Politics
Tomassoni's lawyer also a registered lobbyist

Sen. David Tomassoni, facing criticism for taking a job as executive director of an organization that lobbies the Legislature, is being represented in the matter before a state board …

Campus Confidential
Faculty union official cites progress in MnSCU talks

Feuding parties have been meeting quietly since before Christmas. But they were apparently caught off guard by governor's decision to use his budget proposal to send them a message.





'Black Sea' combines suspense and depth

REVIEW: Too often, moviegoers must choose between character-driven drama and edge-of-your-seat action. “Black Sea” has both, with a gripping performance by Jude Law as their nexus.

Mark Craig
Craig: Seahawks defense bids to be the best

Fans of the ’76 Steelers or ’85 Bears might disagree, but the stingy Seahawks defense is on the verge of a best-ever season

Sid Hartman
Hartman: Former Viking Williams finally gets to Super Bowl

The former Vikings defensive tackle stepped into ideal role in Seattle.


Minnesota on Tap
News and notes for Minnesota beer-lovers

After a much needed break over the past couple weeks I’m officially back with some news and notes from around town.

Fedwa Wazwaz
Power and Oppression

Like our economic and political worlds, stories too are defined by the principle of nkali: How they are told, who tells them, when they're told, how many stories are …

Michael Brodkorb
Senator says Tomassoni's new job creates "the appearance of impropriety"

State Senator Dave Thompson said today that Senator Tomassoni should seek additional legal guidance regarding his new job.