He works in a musical style rooted in urban living and heavy on the bling. But rapper NikeeJS prefers to churn out rhymes that represent his little corner of southwestern Minnesota. His music is recorded in the back room of his brother's laundromat and he says it reflects his small town upbringing.
Police: Teen with machete damages shelves at Eden Prairie grocery store
Police arrested the 18-year-old at Jerry's Foods.
Ringo Starr's late cancellation of MN show was because he has COVID-19
The Beatles drummer was due to perform in Minnesota Sunday.
Fire destroys cafe, two other business properties in downtown Fairfax
A former pizza joint was also destroyed, while two other properties were damaged.
Woman dies from injuries in crash that killed her husband, another man
The couple in their 80s died in the collision near Lake Lillian.
2 Park Nicollet employees convicted of embezzling $500,000
The pair worked at a CPAP clinic in St. Louis Park.
No Jingle Ball this year? Twin Cities left off iHeartRadio holiday tour
The annual touring event usually visits the Xcel Energy Center.
Target gives first look at some of its Deal Days discounts
The Minneapolis retailer is holding its Deal Days event earlier than ever, in an attempt to drive sales after a turbulent year.
Man dies after crashing truck into western Wisconsin lake
The victim was unable to make it to shore despite being able to get out of his truck.
Sheriff: Man who didn't return to campsite died in ATV crash
It happened at the Foothills State Forest and Spider Lake ATV Recreation Area
Chinese billionaire settles lawsuit over alleged rape in Minneapolis
The tech billionaire was accused of sexually assaulting a University of Minnesota student in 2018.
Frontline worker payments: Over a million Minnesotans to get $487.45
Gov. Tim Walz says the payments will start going out on Wednesday.
Ed Sheeran to bring North America stadium tour to Minneapolis
It's the second show announced for the Vikings stadium in 2023.
Obama heaps praise on Minnesota company
In his nomination acceptance speech Thursday night, President Barack Obama listed inspiring stories that give him hope, and he singled out Warroad, Minnesota's Marvin Windows and Doors for refusing to lay off workers even through difficult economic times.
Minneapolis rapper cancels tour, needs kidney transplant
Local rapper P.O.S., or Stef Alexander, is canceling his national tour because he needs a new kidney. Alexander has been on dialysis for about a month and had planned to take a machine on the road, but complications have gotten in the way.
Three small-town grocery stores close in southern Minnesota
Residents in Truman, Kiester and Elysian now have to travel as far as 30 miles to their nearest grocery store. The Mankato Free Press reports store owner Brad Gohla abruptly shuttered the three south-central Minnesota stores on June 30. City officials are looking for possible solutions and hope they can attract new buyers or lessees.
Youth may flee small towns, but 30- and 40-somethings are moving in
A University of Minnesota researcher tells MinnPost that most headlines about rural Minnesota are telling only one side of the story. The truth, he says, is many little cities are seeing a net gain in 30- and 40-somethings, and those people are bringing with them vital skills and life experience. "I think rural areas are as vital as they ever have been."
Thousands trek to unlikely 9/11 memorial in small-town Minnesota
A 10-foot, 600-pound rusted steel beam from the World Trade Center sits at the center of a 9/11 memorial in Marshall, Minn., and in the year since it was established, it has become a quiet place of reflection, the Star Tribune reports. A prayer service is scheduled at the spot Tuesday to mark the 11-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., far from the town of 14,000.
Rapper 'Gigolo': Buffalo Wild Wings stole my song for stripper commercial
Cape Coral, Fla., songwriter Gabriel Perez, also known as Gigolo, says Minneapolis-based restaurant chain Buffalo Wild Wings stole his song, “Swing That Thang,” for a commercial involving a male stripper. He liked the spot, but he is seeking an undisclosed amount in royalties.
SHELBY SHARES: Coach guides small town through big changes
Twenty years ago, there was only one Latino family in the small southwestern Minn. town of St. James. Today, 30 percent of the population and 50 percent of the students in the district are Latino. That’s a challenge. Wrestling coach Gene Hildebrandt never blinked.
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