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.
Hopkins suffers rare loss to No. 1 ranked Sidwell Friends
The Royals held their own in a battle of the nation's best.
Charges: 2 teens responsible for violent carjacking spree across Twin Cities
They face a combined 31 felony counts, all tied to carjackings and related crimes.
MN rep. says he was 'assaulted' at activist group's public meeting
The Republican said a man grabbed his arms and yanked him from the room.
What were the 'bizarre things' seen in Minnesota's sky?
The mysterious streaks were not UFOs and they weren't pieces of an asteroid.
Mel Kiper Jr. has Vikings taking a cornerback in his first mock draft
Mike Zimmer may be gone, but the tradition lives on.
Free COVID testing site to open in St. Paul for 3 weeks
The federal testing site comes as demand for testing remains high.
MN TikToker accused of faking federal agent life pleads guilty
He told his 10,000 followers he was a Homeland Security agent — authorities say it was a lie.
Report: Vikings request second interview with 2 GM candidates
Ryan Poles of the Chiefs and Kwesi Adofo-Mensah of the Browns.
Hopkins takes on No. 1 team in the country on ESPNU Friday
The game will feature a pair of top recruits in the Class of 2022.
Educators in Minneapolis, St. Paul could strike amid contract negotiations
Teachers and support staff are demanding smaller class sizes, mental health support and better pay.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Minnesota town offers free home lots to attract workers
The town of Hallock is waiving fees for home lots in hopes that workers coming to staff a new canola plant will put down roots there. The town has seen a steady decline in population and now has fewer than a thousand residents for the first time since 1950.
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