A new University of Minnesota study looking at the number of jobs accessible by transit in 46 of America's largest metros ranks the Twin Cities 13th, but it doesn't account for the Green Line, Andrew Owen, director of the U's Accessibility Observatory and lead researcher for the project, tells us."A ... More >>
Old Chicago is history on Hennepin and the era of the BoneYard is upon us. We'll leave it to the food section to suss out the Southern barbecue cuisine, but the new restaurant is undoubtedly clamoring for a local music fan's heart with its upcoming live music event's lineup. Don't let the name fool ... More >>
Megabus's St. Paul stop is moving out of the Midway Shopping Center parking lot and into the more comfortable, climate-controlled confines of the Union Depot.The change goes into effect January 29, Megabus spokesman Mike Alvich told us this afternoon.
Sen. Scott Dibble, D-Minneapolis, is optimistic this legislative session will finally be the one where a comprehensive transportation bill is approved and signed into law.SEE ALSO: Check out this awesome time-lapse tour of the Central Corridor [VIDEO]A bill of that sort made it out of the Senate las ... More >>
The lead the singer for the bands Bikini Kill and Le Tigre left the stage for early retirement in 2005. This was after what would have already been a full career playing punk rock and electronic music, as well as promoting and participating in feminist activism -- much of it through the riot grrrl m ... More >>
File this one in the 'what in God's name were these people thinking?' department.On Sunday, the Star Tribune's Kelly Smith told the story of Vivian Rhode, 75, and her niece Peggy Larson, 64. In late March, the two women were on an Amtrak train traveling from Michigan to St. Cloud, where they planned ... More >>
Imagine hopping on a train in downtown Minneapolis and getting off less than six hours later in the heart of Chicago, with a stop in Milwaukee in between. Sound farfetched? Right now, it might, but the Minnesota Department of Transportation is moving ahead with plans for a 400-mile, high-speed ra ... More >>
C-SPANMichele Bachmann: Representation without legislation.With so much written about the wild things Michele Bachmann says, City Pages thought we'd take a look at what she has actually accomplished in Congress. Despite Bachmann's early success in the presidential polls, her congressional record ... More >>
Hussein Abdi Hassan has pleaded not guilty.Riding the train all the way from Minneapolis to Seattle can get a little dull. Last month, Hussein Abdi Hassan found himself on that trip, and decided to make things interesting -- by dropping a bomb threat. Well, the 24-year-old Somali from Burnsv ... More >>
Ramsey County Regional Rail AuthorityUnion Depot is being transformed into a regional transportation hub.There was a time after World War II when 20,000 rail passengers a day traveled through the Union Depot in St. Paul. Its 18 tracks served trains that ranged as far and wide as Chicago and t ... More >>
Tom Helgerson, we hardly knew ye.
The man behind radio's most unpredictable show says it's just real life
Much multimedia coming this evening in advance of this week's print issue. This morning we've got a new slideshow from the No Coast Craft-o-Rama, three new Blotter posts, plus the links of the day inside.
Graffiti artist 27 steps out of the shadows and into the galleries
Latinos, Somalis, and the American dream in southern Minnesota
New-music composer Jeffrey Brooks has paid for his education over a card game, survived for months off stolen tuna, and lived on an Amtrak train. So what's he doing raising two happy kids in a house in south Minneapolis?
At the turn of another century, The House of Mirth's heroine remains wedded to tragedy
Dark Days and Decline of Western Civ III look at homelessness as an American underground
With three great albums in three years, Steve Earle is riding his country-rock renaissance into bluegrass territory
A Reflection On Parenting
Railroads built this town.