On Black Friday, Apple Valley resident Serge Vorobyov made it rain cash at the Mall of America. He framed his stunt as an act of altruism, but his soon-to-be ex-wife said Serge's motives were less pure than he was letting on.RELATED: Man who made it rain at MOA professed his love for ex-wife on each ... More >>
As we told you about in March, 36-year-old National Guard veteran and Apple Valley resident Roger Holland was charged with two counts of murder in connection with the death of his pregnant wife -- one for her and one for her dead fetus.THE BACKSTORY: Roger Holland of Apple Valley allegedly murdered ... More >>
Despite rumors circulating that the opening of a handful of new Chick-fil-A locations in Minnesota have been bumped up to this week, reps from the company confirmed via email they are actually on track to open to the public this fall.Here's more on the what might have stirred the pot and which ... More >>
Hot on the heels of MPD officers Brian Thole and Shawn Powell getting themselves in trouble for calling black men "monkeys" (among other slurs) during an altercation in Green Bay comes a report that two other MPD cops recently pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct following an incident where they bea ... More >>
Between Steven Johnson, Jeffrey Trevino, and Anthony Mitchell, the Twin Cities has already seen its yearly share of murderous man-on-woman violence between onetime lovers.The most recent instance happened last Thursday morning in Apple Valley, where Roger Holland, 36, allegedly murdered his pregnant ... More >>
One of the newest farmers markets to pop up in the Cities is the one found in the Apple Valley parking lot outside the Minnesota Zoo. We stopped by to have a peek and a taste of the goodies available. We found the usual, beautiful Minnesota bounty, but then we spotted something unexpected.
We first spotted them at the St. Paul winter carnival. A sun-colored new food truck specializing in custom-made mac and cheese. Now that the weather has turned warmer, they're out on a more regular basis. We decided to stop by and give their comfort food a try. We also chatted with the mac and ch ... More >>
African penguins now residing at the Minnesota Zoo.A group of displaced penguins can stop worrying about where they're going to live. They belong to all of us, now that they've found a home at the Minnesota Zoo. African blackfooted penguins are endangered in the wild due to overfishing and oil ... More >>
Newsweek says Edina High School is the best in the state. Last year, the honor went to Minneapolis Southwest.Nine Minnesota high schools have been named to Newsweek's list of the best high schools in the country this year, but none of them are in Minneapolis or St. Paul. We bring that up only be ... More >>
Celebrate the power of the pint on SaturdayWe were tempted to come up with a Seussian rhyme for all the ways and places you can enjoy a pint this week (On a boat? At a patio? In Surly's backyard?) but we'd rather sip than than stress over rhyme schemes, especially when this week offers so man ... More >>
DIY veggie sushi at the Wedge this weekIt's technically April, but the weather hasn't cooperated enough to officially declare patio season open for business just yet (remember last year when we hit 81 degrees on April 1? Sigh.) Luckily there are plenty of food-related activities to distract y ... More >>
Photo: Jessica LussenhopOn the trail of the Zeeboid.Who is Pete Arnold, the guy who, along with his wife Alisha, launched the birthornot.com website and abortion poll? He's a right wing blogger who goes by the nickname Zeeboid. The name's on the license plate of the blue Neon parked in his Appl ... More >>
Nick Denton bought the birthornot.com hoax hook, line and sinker on Gawker.Earlier today, we revealed that Pete Arnold, the father of the fetus at the center of the birthornot abortion poll, is actually a rightwing internet troll. We even sent a reporter to the Arnold house in Apple Valley, where ... More >>
Are these people for real?As a story, it's almost too good to be true. In fact, it may not be true at all. The more we look into the online abortion poll posted at birthornot.com, the more suspicious it sounds.
Giving "tea bag" a whole new meaning.Cleveland Indian Grady Sizemore was caught with his pants down on the Internet last year, and a 19-year-old St. Cloud State University student from Apple Valley named Leah M. Ayers may have done the exposing. Sizemore's problems began when he thought it w ... More >>
Timothy CarsonEx-Marine Timothy Carson is an Iraq war veteran, and a former Washington County corrections officer and Minneapolis police SWAT member. Carson is also a convicted bank robber and small-time stick up man. And yesterday he was sentenced the second time for his crime spree earlier ... More >>
www.fabianseafood.comIowans buying Fabian Seafood in the 1980s.The Fabian Seafood Company of Galveston, Texas (about 300 miles west of the BP spill), is in its 33rd year of driving trucks of fresh seafood--wild-caught Gulf shrimp, blue crab, oysters, and more--to the Twin Cities and selling i ... More >>
Photo: Yashima.A quiet night with grandma turned to ear-stabbing.The whole quiet-night-putting-together-a-puzzle-with-grandma scenario didn't pan out quite the way Parbati Zimmerman Kalicharan and her granddaughter might have planned: A small argument escalated into face-stabbing.
Have a hundred-grand laying around? Call this guy.Jordan Kavoosi is getting out of the essay-writing racket.
Photo: bubzillionLovelyHere's something that the Twin Cities suburbs of Eden Prairie, Plymouth, Woodbury, Eagan and Apple Valley all have in common besides cul-de-sacs: They all made Money magazine's Top 20 "best small cities" list for 2010. Eden Prairie placed first in the country because o ... More >>
Prosecutors say he robbed a Wells Fargo bank in Apple Valley on Jan. 6. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
If he's convicted, he could face decades behind bars.
If watching TV is an all-American activity, strangling your wife over what channel to watch is probably even more American.
Lynsee's due date is coming up! The 23-year-old teacher from Minneapolis is planning to deliver live online.
If you happen to see an Amur leopard saunter into your backyard this afternoon, just leave it be. It's only a drill.
Michael Palm, 41, had been employed at Suburban Taxi for more than a year and "was one of the most gentle guys you could ever meet," said the company's general manager.
At least six female clients at an Apple Valley massage parlor allegedly got quite a hand full when Lawrence Martin Valencour, 60, gave them massages.
An Apple Valley woman blames United Noodles, Cub Foods, and Supervalu for cuts she got from a jar of minced ginger.
The Minnesota Zoo will officially go smoke-free starting Saturday. The Apple Valley zoo already bans smoking indoors, but now all outdoor spaces will be off limits too.
The Minnesota Zoo is on a mission to get some more tiger cubs, but it isn't that easy. The long and sometimes useless mating game is in full swing with two tigers they hope will make love in the coming months.
Killer weed ravages suburbs, supplies of Cheetos
The sort-of true story of a Minneapolis man who made his mom into a movie, plus two local trailers, and 36 reviews from around the globe
With nothing in common but uncommonly good food, two far-flung wonders are revealed
We bowl for colitis and rock for Christ
When residents in a new Apple Valley subdivision bought their homes, they had no idea a gravel pit was in the works next door
No-knock search warrants used to be reserved for police drug raids, when evidence might disappear while suspects were answering the door. Not anymore, Twin Cities civil-rights advocates and attorneys complain.
Portraits of two Republican caucuses--one suburban, one urban-- underline the growing polarities in GOP ranks.
A former teacher's contrarian view of the reforms that have to precede "education reform.