Good news and bad news Minnesota Amazon Affiliate account holders. You are now welcome to have an Amazon Affiliate account again. Minnesota bloggers should all be rejoicing about this change. I was worried we’d never see this happen until the tax law Governor Mark Dayton pushed through was reversed or a Republican took office.
Now for the bad news. I contacted Affiliate support via chat today and was informed that old affiliate accounts will NOT be reopened due to “technical and legal” challenges. The Amazon rep told me that my old account would need to be deleted and that I would have to re-apply for a new one. You can still use your existing Amazon login and email for your new Affiliate account.
I had the Amazon rep delete my old one on the spot and I restarted linking old content from this blog. It is a tedious process, but there is no way around it. The rep said that they will be sending a notification to old affiliate account holders very soon.
Who is Spooky Black? Just an Internet monster with the voice of an angel.
He hails from St. Paul, Minn. and is America’s answer to Yung Lean. But nevermind that. Back in February, he hit us in the head with a video for “Without You.” Imagine singing this to your crush while rocking a turtle neck, a 14K First Communion chain, and either a white stocking cap or black durag even though you can’t get waves. All that equals waterworks, she won’t be able to resist. Trust. via Complex
Despite his chosen aesthetic, or perhaps in part because of it, Spooky Black has become something of an internet sensation. Spooky’s “Without You” has received over a million views on YouTube and his “Black Silk” mixtape is the focus of a growing cult following. Buy his album here.
The identity and true motivations of this artist are unfortunately still a mystery however for at the time of writing, Spooky Black will have yet to conduct a single interview.
Unknown woman keeping it classy before the Vikings game. Photo: HANNAH FOSLIEN/GETTY IMAGES
Donning Adrian Peterson jerseys and at least one wielding a “switch,” defiant Vikings fans showed support Sunday for the star running back hit with shocking abuse charges over the beating of his 4-year-old son.
Child abuse is pretty funny huh lady?
Well the call is out to identify this moron and learn more about her brand of humor.
She is about to have a very bad week.
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A warrant was issued today for the arrest of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson for child abuse. Continue reading
How Minnesota sports fans deal with the loss of a star.
How does a team make their fans feel miserable? Losing a lot is one way. But so is the tease, building up their hopes before letting them down. Teams from these 10 cities have toyed with their fans the most over the years. Misery points are awarded for postseason records – the later you lose the more points you get – supplemented by other factors like fewest championships per season and the length of a city’s current championship drought. Candidates are limited to those cities with at least 75 cumulative MLB, NFL, NBA, and NHL seasons.
No. 9: Minneapolis
Teams: Vikings, Twins, Timberwolves, Lakers, Wild, North Stars
Championship Round Record: 7-8
Semifinal Round Record: 12-18
Last title: 1991
The Vikings were 0-4 in Super Bowls long before the Bills were.
I needed therapy after the 2009 Vikings season.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves have reached an agreement in principle to send All-Star forward Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a protected 2015 first-round draft pick, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Police killer suspect Brian Fitch Photo: Dakota County Sherrif’s Office
Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick was shot and killed near Dodd Road and Smith Avenue in West St. Paul just before 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. He was the first officer killed in the line of duty ever in this department.
After an all day manhunt, sources say Brian Fitch Sr. has been captured. Fitch is in the hospital with gunshot wounds. How he was shot is unclear, but I sure hope a police officer did it while closing in on him. More news. Pray for this officer’s family tonight.
UPDATE: Here is the police radio audio during the suspects shootout with police and his subsequent arrest. (via MN Police Clips)