Trying to divine the meaning of a job that didn’t exist before the Obama presidency.
Tim Gihring is a Minneapolis writer and editor and a former chair of the Minneapolis Arts Commission.
The debate over ‘The North’ may be the most authentic thing about it. We’re both self-conscious and conscientious; in the spotlight we wonder how we look — if we deserve the spotlight at all.
Broadband is critical to the fate of Greater Minnesota. But the people who can make a difference, from providers to politicians, don’t even agree on the problem, much less the solution.
In 2008, we were asked to believe that Franken knew the difference between comedy and politics. In retrospect, we may have focused too much on his grasp of politics and too little on his grasp of comedy.
MinnPost is marking its 10th anniversary with a series called 10 at 10, a look back at the stories that have stuck with us.
Since 2002, T.J. Stiles has published three major historical biographies that have earned him two Pulitzer Prizes and a National Book Award — a near-perfect literary batting average.
Over the years, former Gawker Editor-in-Chief Alex Pareene has called Donald Trump a “fictional television clown tycoon,” “a living freak show,” and “a weird attention-hungry idiot.”
In 2004, one of Minnesota’s 10 electors didn’t vote for the presidential candidate who had actually won the state. The ballots weren’t signed, and nobody ever stepped forward. So who did it?
The blizzard revealed an anvil hanging over our heads, a perpetual threat of paralysis. And it threw Minnesota into an identity crisis from which we have yet to recover.
When Jesse Ventura won the Minnesota governorship, Alex Conant thought he was done with politics. That didn’t quite pan out.
In all but one notorious case, the archbishop’s actions on behalf of accused priests were less about personal favor and more about institutional preservation.
Twenty-five years ago, a small band of programmers from the University of Minnesota ruled the internet. And then they didn’t.
Prince loved Minnesota, but we didn’t make it easy.
Leilani Münter has faced blowback for her environmental activism. From environmentalists.
Hillary Clinton calls Jake Sullivan discreet, earnest and brilliant. And if she wins the White House, he will likely land in the West Wing.
Zady’s values, as much as its co-founders, can be traced back to Minnesota. Darabi and Bédat were friends at The Blake School, where they soaked up “this feeling that you have a responsibility to the world.”
This arts season, as several theaters settle into new leadership, we’ve put the companies on the couch and analyzed their essential differences.
As archbishop, Nienstedt almost seemed to relish the bad-cop role. But as the Vatican opened in recent years, he closed down.
Following the money reveals a tug-of-war over art that threatens to pull apart Minneapolis’ ambitious bid for creative city-hood.
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