Latest Pioneer Press Stories
By Trisha Collopy, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Aug. 3--Tou Saiko Lee isn't the kind of emcee who spits rhymes like nails, hunched over the mic like he's holding off an attack. No, he wants you to hear what he has to say.
By Leslie Brooks Suzukamo, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Aug. 1--One of the two units at the Prairie Island Nuclear Plant near Red Wing automatically shut down Thursday during routine testing and remains shut today, Xcel Energy said this morning. The shutdown of Unit 1 occurred at 8:17 a.m.
By Chris Hewitt, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Aug. 1--The actor who comes off best in "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" is the one who opted out: Rachel Weisz.
By Jeremy Olson, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jul. 31--Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina is facing a federal age-discrimination complaint because it is firing 25 nurses -- and 23 of them are older veteran nurses.
By Jeremy Olson, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jul. 29--A state investigation has cleared the Anoka Metro Regional Treatment Center of wrongdoing after a patient died from a fall, but leaders of the inpatient mental health facility have made changes to prevent future tragedies.
By Nancy Ngo, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jul. 27--Eating out doesn't have to be expensive. There are plenty of deals where you can dine out and spend the same or less than you might for a meal at home -- it's all about being at the right place at the right time.
By Maja Beckstrom, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jul. 27--To save money on groceries, you clip coupons and buy what's on sale, right? Not exactly. Linda Larsen says simply planning your menus and avoiding waste can save hundreds of dollars a year.
By Chris Hewitt, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jul. 27--While Batman makes bank in what is looking like the biggest-earning year in movie history, some of the Twin Cities' savviest shoppers are learning the best movies in life are free. Or, at least, relatively cheap.
By Chris Niskanen, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jul. 27--Walleye artists, start your paintbrushes. The subject of Minnesota's newest wildlife stamp competition is also the state's fish, officially known as the walleye, but also affectionately known as Walter or Mr. Waldo.
By Ross Raihala, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jul. 27--It's no secret that the ease of downloading MP3s from the Internet has shaken the music industry to the core, and the business is still trying to figure out how it'll survive.
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