• Blogs

    January 31, 2014

    Zach Parise humbled to be named captain of Team USA

    The Wild's Zach Parise has been named leader of a small army known as the U.S. Olympic Men's Hockey Team, which is expected later this month to invade the resort coastal city of Sochi, Russia. Friday's announcement brings an end to speculation of the last few weeks about which American-born player w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    Katy Perry 2014 U.S. tour dates -- Minneapolis in August

    Wildlife and John Mayer enthusiast Katy Perry will embark on an enormous North American tour later this year. The 46-city trek is in support of Prism, her third album of songs constructed with the help of pop hitmakers like Max Martin and Dr. Luke. The most notorious of the batch thus far being the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2013

    Miley Cyrus 2014 tour dates -- St. Paul in March

    The wrecking ball who is Miley Cyrus has just laid out her plans for an enormous 2014 tour in support of her latest solo album, Bangerz. After teasing the announcement on Saturday Night Live, the twerking starlet dropped the 38 dates on the public today.After a few backfiring attempts at leaving her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    Kanye West postpones Minneapolis show

    If it doesn't kill Kanye West, a tour postponement can only make him stronger. Unfortunately, a derailment of his Yeezus dates means he won't be in the Twin Cities next week.

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2013

    Cher unveils 2014 U.S. tour dates -- Minneapolis in June

    Without a doubt, Cher is the mistress of the long goodbye. About a decade ago, it was thought that she was hanging it up with a so-called "farewell tour." Then it was discovered some three years later that her star was brighter and more profitable than ever.If you're wondering why she occasioned to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    Jay Z announces Magna Carter 2013 U.S. tour dates -- St. Paul in November

    On the same day that Kanye West unveiled his dates, Jay Z has announced he's bringing his Magna Carter World Tour to North America in late 2013 and early 2014. Still hanging on and dominating after two decades in the rough-and-tumble rap game, Mr. Shawn Carter did it by becoming one of the best perf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2013

    MSP among America's "happiest, healthiest" metros, HuffPo study says

    In case you haven't caught the drift from our first 216 posts along these lines, here's some news for ya: Relatively speaking, Twin Citians are healthy.SEE ALSO: Portland douses some Haterade on Mpls after regaining's Best Bike City honor The latest evidence on this score comes from th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    Drake unveils 2013 U.S. tour dates with Miguel -- Minneapolis in October

    Chart-topping hit-maker Drake has been generating plenty of excitement and anticipation for his forthcoming new album, Nothing Was the Same, with each hot new single released. And now, the Grammy-winning Canadian rapper has just announced a large-scale U.S. tour in support of his new record, and he' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    DFL Rep. Ryan Winkler proposes to pay the U of M $800,000 to play UND in men's hockey

    Rep. Ryan Winkler, D-Golden Valley, has a case of the sads over the exodus of the University of Minnesota and University of North Dakota from the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.SEE ALSO: UMD hockey fans warned after "smallpox blankets" chant during Fighting Sioux seriesNext year, the storied ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    California newspaper runs editorial blasting Gov. Dayton

    Gov. Dayton may be popular in Minnesota, but his approval rating is remarkably low in the editorial offices of the Anaheim, California-based Orange County Register.SEE ALSO: Mark Dayton isn't a fan of potThat became apparent after the Register published an editorial on Monday blasting Dayton for the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    Fleetwood Mac 2013 tour dates announced -- St. Paul in April

    Never break the chain, folks. After a three-year break, Fleetwood Mac is heading back out on the road for a 34-city tour. Between April 4 and June 12, much of the U.S. and Canada will receive visits from the British-American pop-rock legends.Fleetwood Mac Live 2013 isn't tied to a new release, but t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    The Who announce North American tour dates 2012-13 -- Minneapolis in November

    See Also:The Who Sell Out--ReallyOne of the loudest, most boisterous (and oldest) rock acts in the business, the Who, has just revealed details for their first tour in four years to touch North America. A stop in Minneapolis at the Target Center is included.The 1973 double album Quadrophenia gets sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Rush's Clockwork Angels Tour: Minneapolis in September

    Prog rock pioneers Rush head out on the road this year in support of their 20th(!) album, Clockwork Angels. Their North American tour runs between early September and early December, and includes a stop at Target Center in the early going.The song to justify this never-ending touring, recording, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Van Halen announce massive U.S. tour, hitting Xcel in St. Paul on May 19th

    ​Classic rock fans of the Twin Cities, are you ready to dance the night away with Van Halen once again? The legendary arena rock band has reunited with original frontman David Lee Roth, and are set to reconnect with their fans in a big way on a massive U.S. tour that finds the combustible band ... More >>

  • Music

    October 26, 2011
  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Buffalo Moon, Reckless Ones profiled in this week's City Pages

    Photo by Emily Utne​One of the largest releases in the Twin Cities this week is the newest effort by bossa nova-inspired quintet Buffalo Moon, Selva Surreal, which City Pages writer Jeff Gage says "sounds like the work of a band that's figured out its true identity." Jeff also interviewed the band ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Five Minnesota sports saviors who fell short

    Ricky Rubio: Caution, savior at work.​Ricky Rubio has arrived in Minnesota with all the fanfare of a rock star, and now has the not-so-enviable task of trying to help the Minnesota Timberwolves earn the respect of their fans rather than ridicule.So in honor of Rubio's arrival, let's look back at f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Britney Spears and Enrique Iglesias coming to Xcel July 6

    ​This summer's arena calendar is already filling up, with Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, and Journey coming to the Xcel, plus shows by Usher, Rihanna, Sade, and the aging pop version of Voltron, NKOTBSB, coming to the Target Center. To add to the spectacle, Britney Spears is throwing her hat in the rin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Sade reveals Minneapolis date: August 9 at the Target Center with John Legend

    ​Reclusive singer Sade is slowly revealing all of the dates for her forthcoming tour, and today she announced via Facebook that she will stop in Minneapolis on Tuesday, August 9 for a show at the Target Center with opener John Legend.

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Now Now kick off two-month tour

    ​Local rock trio Now Now (formerly known as Now, Now Every Children) are one of the many Twin Cities bands who will caravan down to Austin, Texas this year for the SXSW festival, but they're getting a head start -- the band is already on the road and will complete a full lap of the US that won't f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Sade coming to St. Paul, date TBA

    ​"Famously reclusive" singer Sade has re-emerged recently with a new album, last year's Soldier of Love, and plans to tour in support of her record this summer and fall. A slew of tour dates have already been announced, kicking off in Baltimore on June 16, and more dates are expected to be announc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    NKOTBSB coming to Target Center July 15

    NKOTBSB on Ryan Seacrest/Dick Clark's New Year's show.​Didn't get enough of the New Kids On the Block and the Backstreet Boys on ABC's New Year's Eve show last weekend? Well, you're in luck: The two groups of pre-Bieber heartthrobs announced they're adding a Target Center tour date on July 15 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    Brock Lesnar UFC magazine cover unveiled

    Brock Lesnar approves of this month's UFC Magazine cover.​The cover of the new issue of UFC Magazine features Minnesota's own Brock Lesnar.The larger-than-life U of M wrestling alum was treated to a super-sized preview of the cover that will be hitting stands in a matter of weeks, just in time to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    Riverbend CSA: a weekly share in photos

    Kate N.G. SommersDelicata, the first of the winter squash​ Now that the weather has cooled I think it's good to show folks what's still popping up in my CSA box. Technically it isn't fall quite yet, and there are still a few lingering summer vegetables showing up week after week, with winter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Joe Mauer: "Return of the Mack" trilogy edition

    For the third year running, Mauer rebounds will swagger.

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Should Mauer empower the 'Break' in "All-Star Break"?

    Would Joe best represent Minnesota at his cabin next week?

  • News

    July 7, 2010

    What's a little marriage fraud between amigos?

    It's a felony, sure, but in the absence of real immigration

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    Town Talk Diner wins Iron Bartender--again! We talk with one of the champions

    A creation at Town Talk Diner. The team won with ingredients like lavender vapor, avocado, and fire​Last night, the Town Talk Diner team held onto its crown as Iron Bartender--their second consecutive win. The competition, held at Hell's Kitchen each Sunday since May 2, pitted the Cities' b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Is a Twins Perfect Game on the horizon?

    My top choice for the candidate to make it happen.

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Elvis meets tacos, Fork the Fire, and dinner in Rochester

    ​I was in Anaheim for my day job this past weekend.  Our first meal was definitely forgettable, but the next night totally made up for it.  We hit up Azteca, an amazing Mexican restaurant that was, aside from the food, entirely devoted to Elvis Presley.  They were well known for the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Lori Swanson, Attorney General, sues debt vultures on behalf of state

    The six companies being sued were supposed to help debt-ridden consumers, but they actually made things worse, according to the Minnesota Attorney General.

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    Wild will name Chuck Fletcher as GM

    There's hope for the Stanley Cup in 2010!

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Minnesota Champions: the forbidden fruit

    How far away are we from running naked through the streets and flipping cars? A look at our sporting chances to stand atop an athletic zenith.

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2008

    Twins Management: Rocket Scientists, by ESPN's Jonah Keri

    Liriano 2.jpgFrancisco Liriano is called up. Immediately, he pitches a shutout to launch the Twins into first place. This so inspires frien ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    June 25, 2008

    The Suburbs Step It Up

    Three new west metro restaurants help diners break away from the national chains

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2008
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    April 11, 2007
  • News

    March 28, 2007

    The Boogeyman Drops the Gloves

    Derek Boogaard is one of the most feared enforcers in the NHL. You wanna go?

  • Music

    January 10, 2007

    Baby Talk

    The Alpha Harajuku Girl won't stop apologizing for her success

  • News

    January 3, 2007

    Eye of the Beholder

    You look at the Vikings and see a football team. Zygi Wilf looks at the Vikings and sees a key that might unlock countless added development deals— here or somewhere else.

  • Restaurants

    August 23, 2006

    Carrot Invitational

    How do chefs think, and why do they do what they do? A challenge involving the humblest produce reveals all.

  • Sports

    May 5, 2004

    Freelance Winners

    The Twins patch together a strong start

  • Music

    July 30, 2003

    Twenty-Minute Men

    Tora! Tora! Torrance!: Sexing you up before you can say "rock 'n' roll"

  • Sports

    October 9, 2002

    Sweetheart, Get Me Rewrite

    Twins/Angels Game 1, Cards/Giants Game 1

  • Sports

    October 9, 2002

    It Begins

    Twins/Angels Game 1

  • Sports

    September 18, 2002

    Knee-Walking to the Finish Line

    The Twins have sucked since clinching the division, but that doesn't matter. Does it?

  • Sports

    May 8, 2002

    Kickin' Booty

    When it comes to luring fans out to the ballpark, the home team needs to get even more creative

  • Restaurants

    March 21, 2001
  • Books

    March 1, 2000

    Pass the Block

    With all the noise about Block E, one minor detail hasn't gotten much attention: The numbers

  • News

    October 29, 1997

    Bill of Goods

    Ten years ago Minneapolis officials turned the heart of downtown into a parking lot. Now they've got an even better idea

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