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2010 Stories by Ben Palosaari

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  • Nature Valley Grand Prix: Menomonie Road Race

    published June 9, 2010

    Bike racing—and we think even the most die-hard cycling fan would agree—isn't the most popular sport among sports fans. Spectators... More >>

  • Nature Valley Grand Prix: Stillwater Criterium

    published June 9, 2010

    Bike racing—and we think even the most die-hard cycling fan would agree—isn't the most popular sport among sports fans. Spectators... More >>

  • Nature Valley Grand Prix: Uptown Minneapolis Criterium

    published June 9, 2010

    Bike racing—and we think even the most die-hard cycling fan would agree—isn't the most popular sport among sports fans. Spectators... More >>

  • Nature Valley Grand Prix: Cannon Falls

    published June 9, 2010

    Bike racing—and we think even the most die-hard cycling fan would agree—isn't the most popular sport among sports fans. Spectators... More >>

  • Nature Valley Grand Prix: St. Paul Downtown Criterium

    published June 9, 2010

    Bike racing—and we think even the most die-hard cycling fan would agree—isn't the most popular sport among sports fans. Spectators... More >>

  • World Cup Soccer

    published June 3, 2010

    It happens every four years. As the world gathers and nations put their collective pride onto 23 dudes running around playing a game, most... More >>

  • Minnesota Twins vs. Milwaukee Brewers

    published May 19, 2010

    Once, there was a time when the Minnesota Twins had a natural rival in the Milwaukee Brewers. The Brew Crew was the only American League team near... More >>

  • Live Harness Racing

    published May 19, 2010

    This must be the best time of the year for fans of horseracing: Spring is just turning to summer, the sport of kings will spend a few weeks in the... More >>

  • Live Racing

    published May 12, 2010

    Canterbury Park is celebrating its 25th anniversary, and the people at the racetrack are determined to pull out all the stops to put butts in... More >>

  • St. Paul Saints vs. Lincoln Saltdogs

    published May 12, 2010

    While the St. Paul Saints can't offer baseball fans the grand, sweeping views of the Minneapolis skyline, the bountiful concession stands, or the... More >>

  • St. Paul Saints vs. Wichita Wingnuts

    published May 12, 2010

    While the St. Paul Saints can't offer baseball fans the grand, sweeping views of the Minneapolis skyline, the bountiful concession stands, or the... More >>

  • Free Ink Day: It's Spring!

    published May 12, 2010

    Highpoint Center for Printmaking's four Free Ink Days each year are always super fun. Sorry to be blunt, but it's the truth. If you're new to the... More >>

  • Minnesota Twins vs. Boston Red Sox

    published April 14, 2010

    At long last the Twins have moved into their brand-new home at Target Field. After a prolonged slap-fight with the state Legislature to get the... More >>

  • US Air Guitar Championships: Minneapolis Regional

    published April 14, 2010

    Who says you have to have talent to be a star? The US Air Guitar Championships are here to give those who lack useful performance skills a chance... More >>

  • Minneapolis Jewish Film Festival Opening Night Party

    published April 7, 2010

    The Minneapolis Jewish Film Festival is shaping up to be everything a good film fest should be. There are movies from around the world, flicks in... More >>

  • Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Los Angeles Lakers

    published April 7, 2010

    Rarely has the pejorative term "rebuilding year" described a season more perfectly than the 2009-10 Timberwolves campaign. The Wolves are in the... More >>

  • DIY: Meat

    published March 31, 2010

    Despite the old adage that the two things you never want to see being made are legislation and sausage, this spring you have a chance to witness... More >>

  • Eddie Griffin

    published March 31, 2010

    Where do you know Eddie Griffin from? Maybe you remember him from his cinematic heyday in the late '90s and early '00s, when he starred in popular... More >>

  • 2010 Red Baron WCHA Final Five

    published March 17, 2010

    Once again the WCHA has proven itself to be one of the elite college hockey leagues; all teams in the Final Five this week are ranked in the top... More >>

  • Pen Pals Lecture Series: Sarah Vowell

    published March 10, 2010

    Sarah Vowell is an author who somehow manages to combine the best parts of every genre in nonfiction writing with every facet of pop culture.... More >>

  • The U.S. Bank Skyway Open

    published February 24, 2010

    Minnesota's fairways and greens are buried under four feet of snow, and spring may be a 60-degree mirage on the calendar, but these aren't... More >>

  • Ellen Kuras

    published February 17, 2010

    In order to understand why Ellen Kuras is so freaking cool, you need to understand her frequently misunderstood job title: cinematographer. What,... More >>

  • Minnesota Monthly Food & Wine Experience

    published February 17, 2010

    The Minnesota Monthly Food and Wine Experience is perhaps best described as Comicon for food and wine nerds. It's not just a chance to indulge in... More >>

  • vs. Washington Stealth

    published February 10, 2010

    So far the Swarm, Minnesota's second favorite team to call the Xcel Energy Center home, have not gotten off to a stellar start. At press time they... More >>

  • Victorian Poetry Slam

    published February 10, 2010

    Anybody can send a cheesy, pun-addled Valentine's Day card declaring their love for someone special, or select Sweetheart candies proclaiming "Be... More >>

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