Not only is the stigma surrounding online dating going away, but apparently so is the stigma involving "sugar daddies" -- that is, older men who date younger women they've met online with full knowledge the gals wouldn't be interested if they didn't have money and weren't willing to spend it on them ... More >>
It's officially autumn and for beer lovers that means Oktoberfests. New Bohemia is hosting its second annual Oktoberfest party with options for unlimited beer and more, starting Friday and running through Saturday until midnight. On Saturday, 612Brew is hosting an Oktoberfest party from noon to 7 p ... More >>
The Hold SteadyWith Cheap GirlsMN Zoo Amphitheater, Apple ValleySaturday, July 5, 2014Now 10-plus years and six albums deep into their career as group, The Hold Steady are still a vital rock'n'roll force, albeit one that's starting to contemplate its own legacy. In their motherland of Minnesota, the ... More >>
The Minnesota House approved medical marijuana legislation Friday with overwhelming support that cut across party lines. It's passage, with a 86-39 vote, leaves Minnesota poised to become the 22nd state with a medical marijuana program. What that program will look like is still up in the air. A co ... More >>
Seafood lovers have a vested interest in the Minnesota Zoo's message: Sustainably sourced fish and fruits de mer are the future -- or else. At the 7th annual Fish Bites event, this Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley, eight Twin Cities chefs will gather to celebrate ... More >>
Ten Thousand Things turns the classic production on its head -- and it's great
On Black Friday, Serge Vorobyov, a 29-year-old Apple Valley resident, gave folks at the Mall of America early Christmas presents. He tossed $1,000 in one dollar bills from the upper floor of the mall's packed rotunda while singers fittingly performed "Let It Snow" on the lower level.WAY BETTER THAN ... More >>
Only 31 years old, Chadarith Um has already established an impressively disturbing legacy of exposing and touching himself at libraries and bookstores throughout the Twin Cities.SEE ALSO: Wisconsin man caught masturbating in library, banned from all libraries on "face of the earth" If you're thinkin ... More >>
At 93 years old, Sid Hartman continues to write columns for the Star Tribune. He's 77 years older than 16-year-old Apple Valley basketball star Tyus Jones.SEE ALSO: Sid Hartman joins Twitter, hilarity ensuesLast night, Jones's 23 points, six steals, and five assists led Apple Valley to a 62-55 victo ... More >>
Upset with her Apple Valley neighbor, Branda Sanchez devised a creative scheme to get back at her: signing her up for 23 magazine subscriptions to the tune of $520.SEE ALSO: White Bear Lake neighbor from hell is a Met Council executive assistantBut police eventually figured out that Sanchez, 50, was ... More >>
Summer means your Week in Food events can be indoors (like the excellent farmers market exhibit at Mill City Museum) or in the great wide open (the second annual Taste of Stillwater), so you can mend your sunburn or enjoy a frosty beer in the sun -- your call. 7/9 If you haven't checked out the Mi ... More >>
See Also:Slideshow: Emmylou Harris, Field Report at the MN ZooField Report on Justin Vernon, Fergus Falls, and folk musicEmmylou Harris With Field Report Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley Thursday, June 28, 2012 To see Emmylou Harris perform live is a beautiful thing. Listening to her records, you hear t ... More >>
The Minnesota Zoo is now home to some unlikely web cam stars. Two very rare Amur leopard cubs were born at the zoo Tuesday, and the birth is extremely important for the species' conservation. The cubs, yet to be named, are being kept out of the zoo's exhibit until they have had more time ... More >>
Today, state Rep. Kurt Bills, R-Rosemount, announced he is seeking the GOP nomination to challenge Sen. Amy Klobuchar this November.Bills, 42, a high school economic teacher and former Rosemount City Council members, will compete against former state Rep. Dan Severson and decorated war veteran Pe ... More >>
Benito Hernandez Romo Jr. was looking for a job when he stole a car, prosecutors say. Romo was in Apple Valley for a job interview when he took someone else's car for a joyride. According to police, the car's rightful owner parked his car at a train station in Apple Valley just before 7 a.m. Januar ... More >>
A taste of Provence in St. PaulWe like the idea of starting our week off with a vodka dinner (who couldn't use a drink on a Tuesday night?) and ending it with a swank afternoon tea at the St. Paul Hotel (who couldn't use a dainty finger sandwich on a summer afternoon?). There are also plenty ... More >>
Photo courtesy of wandajackson.comWanda JacksonAhem. Perty little lo-ove song. Perty little lo-ove so-oh-ong. Perty little lo-ove song... bang bing bong. Take a second to learn the real lyrics to this song* when the Marshall Tucker Band opens for Travis Tritt at the Otsego JamFest Friday ... More >>
Pace yourself, beer dabbler.Which event will net total weekend domination: The Bastille Day Block Party or the Highland Festival Beer Dabbler? Wait...why do we have to choose? The former is on Sunday, while the latter on Saturday. Prepare yourself for a busy July week (and weekend) of ingesti ... More >>
Every Twin Cities resident with taste buds can attest to the fact that we have one of the most vibrant and varied restaurant scenes in the country. In fact, it may be a little too varied- How is a regular person supposed to be able to afford sampling from all of the amazing local ... More >>
Despite the troopers on the road, this 4th of July turned deadlyMinnesota State Troopers were out 600-strong--every single one of them--on the highways on Maroon Day (Thursday, June 30)--traditionally the deadliest traffic day of the year. They pulled over 2,502 people and made 22 arrests for ... 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 >>
I am trying to find a restaurant in the southern suburbs for a meet-up and am having no luck. A former co-worker lives in Faribault and she's going to meet me for dinner, so I want to pick somewhere that won't require her to drive all the way into the Cities. I am thinking Lakeville/Apple Val ... More >>
Our mythical land of Norwegian bachelor farmers continues to change: The number of Hispanics in Minnesota shot up up 74.5 percent in the past decade. That may sound like some sort of a cultural sea change, but it's really not. The state, home to 5.3 million people now compared to 4.9 millio ... More >>
Rhonda Arkley tried to stab herself to death with a screwdriver.The Apple Valley woman who torched her house and attempted suicide with a screwdriver has been formally charged with arson, assault and fleeing cops, though she has still not left the hospital. The complaint throws new light on ... More >>
Leah Ayers is out on bail.Police say St. Cloud State University student Leah Ayers hacked her way into pictures Grady Sizemore's junk. She's now free on bail while her case works its way through the Dakota County court system. The 19-year-old is said to have used a pilfered ID and password t ... More >>
The Arnolds are quiet today amid growing proof their website is a hoax.With theories flying that BirthOrNot.com owners Alisha and Pete Arnold are really just staging an elaborate pro-life propaganda hoax, we took a quick jaunt out to Apple Valley to get their explanation of the growing intern ... More >>
Pete and Alisha Arnold say they're serious.We live in a democracy, right? So Pete and Alisha Arnold of Apple Valley have decided to let you cast your vote on whether or not Alisha should have an abortion. (Update after the jump: Anti-abortion hoax?) The clock is ticking, by the way. They say ... More >>
Swindler Trevor Cook won't be preying on anyone anymore.Trevor Cook preyed on the good will, and often the religious faith of hundreds of victims to run a tawdry, $190 million scam out of the Van Dusen Mansion in Minneapolis. Now he's going to prison for a very long time.
Hit the century mark and you'll have $100 worth of drinking to do.Restaurants often treat birthday diners to a celebratory margarita or dessert, but three Morrissey restaurants--Pazzaluna in St. Paul, Tria in North Oaks, and Enjoy in Apple Valley--are upping the incentive to spend your specia ... More >>
Photo: Hannah DelonWould you let these guys do your homework?Jordan Kavoosi, founder of Apple Valley-based Essay Writing Company and the subject of this week's feature, is in the term-paper racket. The business model is simple: For $23 per page, he'll commission one of his employees to write ... More >>
Maybe Steve Horner needs a stiff oneSteve Horner sounds like a party pooper. It turns out he's the guy who filed complaints about five local bars discriminating against men because they offered "ladies night" drink specials -- an he's never set foot in any of them. And now we know which bars ... More >>
Carson's lawyer says her client was hoping to die in a confrontation with copsThere's some bargaining going on in the sad case of Ex-Minneapolis police SWAT officer Timothy Carson, who awaits sentencing for a January bank heist in Apple Valley. Carson "drew his loaded gun, jumped onto the te ... More >>
The charges are piling up for Timothy Carson, a former Marine and Minneapolis police officer.
Timothy Edward Carson is also suspected of being involved in four other robberies near his Dakota County home.
A grieving mom tells the man who caused her daughter's death that she doesn't want him to go to jail for what he did.
WCCO food blogger Crystal Grobe lets us take a peek inside her fridge.
Abercrombie & Fitch seems to have some serious issues understanding and accommodating people with disabilities. Just one of the retailer's many many downfalls in life.
After a group of young men beat a father unconscious in front of his wife and three kids at Valley Fair last summer, the beaters got their sentencing.
An Apple Valley woman blames United Noodles, Cub Foods, and Supervalu for cuts she got from a jar of minced ginger.
Wednesday's five most fascinating stories printed of wood pulp.
It's probably not a good sign when suburban newspaper chain Sun Newspapers launches their own daily video update the same week as the Star Tribune and they are doing a better job at it.
If you're late, as we were last night to see Femi Kuti, then the music invites you across the water, like the sun, and echoes out as far as the outer parking lot. "You're late, you're late," cried Femi's alto sax in the sky, as we headed for his island.
By Eliot Brown What's bad for SUV dealers is good for the light rail... and visa versa. High gas prices earlier this fall brought Metro Transit a welcome boost in popularity as more metro-area residents were leaving their cars parked at home and hopping on the bus or light rail. In September, the ... More >>
Gas prices wreak havoc on education budgets
Can a local CD store with no CDs save record companies from free music?