Gillian Welch MN Zoo Amphitheater, Apple Valley Monday, July 7, 2014 As the wind howled and the trees bent to the ground, Mother Nature did her damnedest to keep Gillian Welch's Minnesota Zoo show from happening, but she eventually relented. With only about an hour delay, Welch and her longtime col ... More >>
Get your green thumbs ready, Twin Cities: Chipotle will be giving away 1,500 Roma tomato plants from Apple Valley's Pahl Farms at St. Paul's popular Como Zoo and Conservatory this Friday, June 13. The giveaway is a celebration of Chipotle's fourth annual Chipotle Edible Garden at the Como Zoo and C ... More >>
:::: UPDATE, December 17 :::: Holland has been convicted of two counts of both first- and second-degree murder in connection with the deaths of his wife and her fetus. He will be sentenced today. On March 7, Roger Holland's pregnant wife, 37-year-old Margorie Holland, was found dead at the bottom ... More >>
Carly Rae JepsenWith the WantedMinnesota Zoo, Apple ValleySunday, August 18, 2013There really couldn't have been a better location for Carly Rae Jepsen to visit in the Twin Cities than the Minnesota Zoo. (Sure, the Mall of America runs it a close second, but just the same.) The stony amphitheater, n ... More >>
Today, criminal vehicular homicide charges were filed against Leah Colwell in connection with the death of 29-year-old motorcyclist and Burnsville resident Jeffrey Trondson.SEE ALSO: Urinal Cake Man: Strangest anti-drunk driving campaign ever?Just after 8 p.m. last Thursday, Colwell, a 44-year-old L ... More >>
"Ask what you wanna know, not what you think someone else wants to know," says Joan Baez over the phone, her voice laced with years of wry insight. At 72 years old, Baez comes across as decades younger, spry and streetwise but not world-weary -- even for the decades she's seen, living her life out i ... More >>
Last spring, law enforcement officials in Hennepin, Anoka, and Ramsey counties went public with concerns about a dramatic uptick in heroin use in the Twin Cities. It turns out a good portion of the metro area's supply may have been riding around in the car Apple Valley police found Warren Comeaux in ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- When dating prospects look bleak, women focus on their careers, new U of M study finds-- Strangers at the Twins game: A blind date in their own tweets-- Minneapolis is a great city for bald single men, study saysMarried and looking to hook up? If you live in Woodbury and Edina, you're mo ... More >>
Three members of the Final Exit Network were booked in Dakota County yesterday for their role in the alleged 2007 suicide of an Apple Valley woman. A fourth defendant, Jerry D. Dincin, didn't appear because he is reportedly dying. Dr. Lawrence D. Egbert, Thomas Goodwin, Roberta Massey and Jerry Din ... More >>
John Prine With Willie Watson Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley Friday, June 29, 2012 With fans as passionate (read: intoxicated, borderline rabid) as his, it was perhaps a sin for John Prine to show up 40 minutes late to his own party as he did for his Minnesota Zoo appearance Friday night. Any regular ... More >>
Brandi Carlile with Jeremy MessersmithMN Zoo Amphitheater, Apple ValleyWednesday, June 20, 2012Brandi Carlile is an artist that can inspire an undying loyalty in their fans -- fans who will sell out two shows during the week in a suburb and sit in the rain for two hours just to hear their favorite a ... More >>
Homegrown star of AMC hit reflects on his character
After publishing our handy list of gluten-free dishes and treats from some of the most popular local food trucks, we discovered a brand spankin' new truck, Sassy Spoon, that is rolling out for the very first time this season, featuring an entirely gluten-free menu.We caught up with Sassy Spo ... More >>
Ocean Buffet in Brooklyn CenterThe Twin Cities has no shortage of Asian buffet restaurants. But who would have guessed that the award for highest per capita concentration of Asian buffets would go to Brooklyn Center? With the recent opening of Ocean Buffet on Shingle Creek Parkw ... More >>
On a holiday that's all about food, why not let the professionals do the cooking? Whether you're hosting notoriously judgmental family members or looking to start a new lower-key Thanksgiving tradition, choosing one of the many Twin Cities restaurants that offer Thanksgiving Day meals just might be ... More >>
We're not even going to lie to you: If beer isn't your bag, this is the week to stay home. Practically every day is crammed with a beer dinner, pairing, sampling, or class on how to create the stuff yourself. Something about October must bring out everyone's inner brewmonster. 10/10 Brooklyn Brewi ... More >>
Gary Brown denied he planned to distribute the videotape. In a pretty sick "take your pick," Gary Brown was allegedly given the choice of paying to have sex with a 12-year-old girl, an eight-year-old girl, or a five-year-old girl. He chose the eight-year-old, and was willing to pay $400 for a vid ... More >>
With the countdown to the Minnesota state government shutdown nearing the final hour, many have questioned whether the concerts at the Minnesota Zoo -- which is partially funded by the state and hires state employees to staff its grounds -- would need to be rescheduled or relocated if the shutdow ... More >>
Kalichari was convicted of a lesser charge last week.Hopefully this will ease some tension at the Kalicharan family gatherings. Parbati Kalicharan has been found not guilty of stabbing her granddaughter in the ear with a kitchen knife last fall over a dispute that arose while the two constru ... More >>
Not the Taj Mahal, but better than your school.Any minute now, all those families who abandoned Minneapolis and St. Paul for Edina, Minnetonka, and other assorted Twin Cities suburbs "for the great schools" are going to be sticking "for sale" signs on their front lawns, right? Nah. Just kid ... More >>
Lawrence Valencour gave Fox 9 a demonstration.The only thing more gross than 60-year-old massage therapist Lawrence Martin Valencour groping six of his female clients was the wince-inducing demonstration he gave a Fox 9 reporter two years ago when he was first arrested. Valencour was sentenc ... More >>
BirthOrNot.comWiggles was never in danger.Pete and Alisha Arnold, the Apple Valley creators of BirthOrNot.com and its online abortion poll, say their fetus will live. Maybe this closes the books on one of the weirder local media conflagrations in recent memory. Under the headline, We're Kee ... More >>
BirthOrNot: There was a recount.Pete and Alisha Arnold of Apple Valley say they've tallied the votes from their infamous BirthOrNot abortion poll, and the results are conclusive. Have the baby, the poll said. Or did it?
Rhonda Arkley from a 2005 domestic assault arrest.As Apple Valley police sped up to Rhonda Arkley's house this morning, flames leaped out of the back. Her husband was still inside. Arkley, meanwhile, was sitting in her car out front, stabbing herself with a screwdriver. When officers tried ... More >>
Alisha and Pete Arnold: She's pregnant and jobless, thanks to her website.BirthOrNot blogger Alisha Arnold is 18 weeks pregnant, and now she's out of job. Alisha is the wife of Pete Arnold, a right-wing Internet troll who goes by the handle "Zeeboid." Together the Apple Valley couple launche ... More >>
Behold, the man known as Zeeboid!Pete and Alisha Arnold are sticking to their story. BirthOrNot.com is a real internet vote to determine if they should abort their pregnancy and not, as we discovered ample evidence of last week, an anti-abortion hoax. So today we drove the icy road to Apple Vall ... More >>
John Taylor Kalal has been the face of BirthOrNot.com in Apple Valley.Turns out everyone involved in this BirthOrNot hoax has something to hide. The last two times we've tried to get Alisha and Pete Arnold to explain the trail of internet evidence that shows BirthOrNot.com -- the supposed poll t ... More >>
Photo via wiki.racetotheright.comPete "ThePete" Arnold gets his Star Trek on.Pete and Alisha Arnold have gone on the record saying their website poll asking whether Alisha should have an abortion is not a hoax. Update: It's looking like anti-abortion advocacy. More after the jump. But while ... More >>
Timothy CarsonTimothy Carson, the former Marine and Minneapolis cop turned robber, has pleaded guilty to a last round of crimes: Five counts of first-degree aggravated robbery and two counts of first-degree attempted aggravated robbery, in Dakota County.
The day garlic breath is forgiven. Kings Wine Bar celebrates its first birthday this month, and it's not the only one offering wine specials. This week, enjoy plentiful wine deals and dinners, as well as opportunities to learn more about permaculture, canning, and how to grow 6,000 pounds of prod ... More >>
Timothy CarsonTimothy Carson, an Iraq war Marine veteran and former Minneapolis SWAT officer, was evidently hoping for a suicide-by-cop confrontation the day he robbed a bank, the man's lawyer told U.S. District Judge Patrick Schiltz today in St. Paul. Andrea George sought leniency in Carso ... More >>
Image Courtesy of State of MinnesotaThere's a fight over how we decide who can be a judge in Minnesota, and it's being fought out this week in front of the Supreme Court and on the floor of the legislature.The state constitution says judges are supposed to be elected every six years, but in r ... More >>
Carson still faces charges for other robberies and attempted robberies in Hennepin and Dakota counties.
The Apple Valley native couldn't resist taking a shot at golfer and serial philanderer Tiger Woods' marital problems.
Treat others as you treat yourself: Buy a $100 gift card to The St. Paul Grill, Pazzaluna, Restaurant Max, Tria, or Enjoy!--and receive $100 in free cards.
Carl Atiya Swanson recounts Saturday night's show at the Minnesota Zoo.
PJ Harvey and John Parish to play the Weesner Amphitheater, Cold War Kids hit the Current & Black Blondie.
On April 24, at approximately 9:18 a.m., Eagan police officers were dispatched to the Peace Reform Church on Glory Drive to investigate a burglary. Upon arrival, the cops were informed that four credit cards and $5 in cash had been stolen from a church employee's purse.
Tom DeLay has been called a lot of things in his day, but John Hinderaker--an Apple Valley attorney, conservative pundit and contributor to the popular political blog, Powerline--has broken new ground. In a post prompted by news of the Hammer's impending resignation from Congress, Hinderaker opines ... More >>
Everywhere, all the time, something is happening
A new Lyn-Lake pizza joint combines do-gooding, fun, and pizza to charming effect
Captain Budd sails off in pursuit of the great tan whale
Not trying to cause a big sensation--just stoked on Mountain Dew and Parliaments
A real-life fairy tale in which the wild beasts are hunted, the jungle is a plantation, and the knight in shining armor hails from Apple Valley.
Ten years ago Minneapolis officials turned the heart of downtown into a parking lot. Now they've got an even better idea