Category Archives: Minnesota

Notable stories from the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

Josh Hartnett’s home is for sale. Take a look inside.

Josh Hartnett’s home

Apparently Josh Hartnett’s home in Minneapolis on Lake of the Isles is for sale. Take a look at the beautiful video his realtors developed to sell the home. Asking price? $2 million. 2405 East Lake of the Isles Parkway, Minneapolis MN

Author Stanley Gordon West dies

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From Pioneer Press:

Stanley Gordon West, one of the Twin Cities’ earliest self-publishers, died Wednesday morning at a Golden Valley nursing home from complications of Parkinson’s disease. He was 82.

West, who lived in Montana and more recently in Shakopee, worked mostly without an agent or publicist. His family estimates that he sold 100,000 books in his career.

Readers embraced his St. Paul trilogy — “Until They Bring the Streetcars Back,” “Finding Laura Buggs” and “Growing an Inch.” Those books came out between 1997 and 2003, preceded in 1995 by an unrelated ghost story, “Sweet Shattered Dreams.”

I am very sad to hear he is gone.Until They Bring the Streetcars Back,” was the first book I read of his and it was thrilling. Fans of the book can even cast characters from the book using real celebrities they envision on The Bookcaster. It would be cool if this was made into a movie.

Prior Lake dad uses YouTube to share the bullying his daughter in going through

This is unbelievable. Just sickening. If you have a child at Prior Lake High School or live in the city, demand the district expel these bullies. Prior Lake High School Phone: (952) 226-8600

Reposted from MyFoxTwinCities

A Prior Lake father is calling out his daughter’s bullies on YouTube, Snapchat evidence and racist voicemails included.

In a nearly 6-minute YouTube video, father Brad Knudson opens by saying his words aren’t scripted, but they’re emotional.

“We have a very beautiful African American daughter that we were very fortunate enough to adopt 11 years ago. We’ve dealt with a little bit of racism, you know, stares, things like that when she calls us mom or dad, but she didn’t notice so we just blew it off because it was directed towards us,” he says in the video.

However, on New Year’s Eve, Knudson says a set of twin freshman girls from Prior Lake High School sent his daughter a few Snapchats, smartphone video messages that disappear after they’re viewed. Knudson said his daughter’s friend, who was with her at the time, brought the incident to his attention, and upon receiving the fourth Snapchat, he and his wife recorded it with their own phones. In the Snap, the speaker calls the recipient “such a slut, “a n*****,” and a “fat a** b****.”

Upset and aware of the destructive behavior bullying can prompt, Knudson called the twins’ parents, left messages on their home phone, went to their house, but couldn’t get in touch with them. Then, he went to the police. Police at Prior Lake High School apparently talked to the girls and the parents, who issued their cell phone number. Knudson called the twins’ father, Deron Puro, who told Knudson the explicit language was commonly used around his house and didn’t think much of it, Knudson says in his YouTube video.

A voicemail, apparently from Puro, said the following:

“Yeah, Brad, tides have turned, huh? I guess you’re n***** lover. Call me back.”

He called back, told Puro he planned to post about their correspondence, and Puro allegedly told him that was fine.

The Knudsons want to put an end to racist bullying and the emotional damage it can cause.

“I just had to get this off my chest, I just don’t know what to do, other than say I love my daughter and I don’t want her committing suicide because of this,” Knudson said.


Resources and books on bullying for parents

Once Upon a Crime

Mystery bookstore in Minneapolis.

once upon a crime



Home Free – Angels We Have Heard On High

Home Free was originally formed in 2000 in Mankato, Minnesota, when some of its members were still in their teens.[4]  Their New holiday album FULL OF CHEER is available now.

Lizzo and Caroline Smith – “Let ‘Em Say” (Official Video)

The Twin Cities is really exploding with some great new talent. Case in point. 

Buy this song here.

Twins sign Ervin Santana

Ervin Santana Twins

Photo: Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images

For the second straight year, the Twins make a move to bolster their rotation.

The Twins have agreed to a contract with righthander Ervin Santana on a four-year, $54 million contract, according to a source with knowledge of negotiations. The deal reportedly includes a fifth-year option based innings pitched.

Santana went 14-10 with a 3.95 ERA for the Braves last season.

Read more at the StarTribune

Help find suspect in murder of a 1 year old child

IMPORTANT: Please Share And Encourage Anyone Who May Know His Whereabouts To Turn Him In IMMEDIATELY.


ICYMI AUDIO: Brooklyn Park Hunting Reggie D Harper After He Killed A One Year Old Child 12/9

The Minnesota Twins should sign this switch hitter

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Get Advanced Screening Tickets for Horrible Bosses 2


See free movies like a boss!

I am working with Warner Brothers to offer fans of Duck Duck Gray Duck something pretty cool.

You are invited to attend an advance screening of Horrible Bosses 2 on Thursday, 11/20 at 7:30pm at Showplace ICON in St. Louis Park, MN.

Passes can be downloaded at the following link while supplies last:

Note: Seats are not guaranteed as the theater is overbooked to ensure full capacity. Pass holders should arrive early to secure their seats.

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