Arden Hills

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2014

    Police: Ty Hoffman arrested and charged with murder of Lush co-founder Kelly Phillips

    -- Updated following Thursday's second press conference with police --This morning, Shakopee police arrested Lyle "Ty" Hoffman -- accused of murdering his onetime romantic and business partner, Kelly Phillips -- close to an Arby's near the Southbridge Crossing Shopping Center. Five years ago, Hoff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    Fugitive Ty Hoffman, suspect in Kelly Phillips murder, allegedly robbed Blaine bank

    Three weeks after he allegedly murdered his onetime romantic and Lush business partner Kelly Phillips, Ty Hoffman, it appears, is still in the Twin Cities metro area.Surveillance footage from a Blaine TCF Bank shows a man who looks just like Hoffman robbing the place around 2 p.m. on Sunda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2014

    Kelly Phillips murder: Tight-lipped police won't rule out anyone as search for Hoffman continues

    On Monday, the same day Lush Food Bar co-owner and co-founder Kelly Phillips was brutally murdered at a Holiday Gas Station in Arden Hills, WCCO reported that Phillips's boyfriend was seen being placed in handcuffs.That report wasn't entirely accurate, however. The man wasn't Phillips's boyfriend -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    Lush co-founder Ty Hoffman is suspect in murder of former "life partner" Kelly Phillips

    Ramsey County authorities announced this morning that 44-year-old Ty Hoffman is the suspect sought in connection with the brutal murder of Kelly Phillips at a Holiday Gas Station in Arden Hills yesterday, WCCO reports.Five years ago, Hoffman and Phillips founded Lush Food Bar together. A Lavender ar ... More >>

  • Articles

    September 11, 2013
  • Music

    September 11, 2013

    BBGUN aim for a dreamy debut

    A new low-key start for a few local indie scene vets

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    Price-fixing lawsuit against Land O' Lakes, dairy coops moves forward

    Animal rights groups celebrated a small victory this week in a federal lawsuit alleging that the practice of killing dairy cows to increase the cost of milk -- known as "herd retirement" -- violates anti-trust laws Filed in September 2011, the suit alleges Cooperatives Working Together, a dairy con ... More >>

  • News

    March 14, 2012

    Vikings stadium proposal isn't for the "people"

    Six myths the mainstream media perpetuates

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Vikings stadium: Parking lot naming rights centerpiece of Ramsey County's revised plan

    Minnesota VikingsIn another step toward a dystopian future, Ramsey County wants to sell parking lot naming rights.​First we had the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. Then, in order to capitalize on revenue from naming rights, we had Mall of America Field at the Metrodome.Soon, if Ramsey County officia ... More >>

  • News

    February 1, 2012

    Cooperatives Working Together uses herd retirement to fix milk prices

    A half-million cows were worth more dead than alive, and now we're all paying the price

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    NFL: No Los Angeles Vikings in 2012

    ​We've been hearing for months about how the Vikings' expiring Metrodome lease means it's urgent for lawmakers to get a stadium deal done early this legislative session.Los Angeles is ready and willing, so goes this logic, to have the team play in the Rose Bowl for a couple years while a new stadi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    New Saints ballpark highlights Governor's bonding proposal

    A rendering of the Saints' proposed Lowertown ballpark. The project is one of many in Gov. Dayton's $775 million bonding proposal.​It isn't $500 million for a new Vikings stadium, but today, Gov. Mark Dayton proposed a bonding bill that would allot $27 in public funds for a new St. Paul Saints bal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Vikings stadium: Minneapolis, Ramsey County release final funding proposals

    ​As far as the Vikings stadium controversy is concerned, the time for talk is nearing an end.Today, Minneapolis and Ramsey County -- the two leading contenders to serve as the site of a new public-private NFL stadium -- submitted their final stadium funding proposals, less than two weeks before th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    Vikes stadium: Dayton asks city, Ramsey County to play hurry-up

    Minneapolis leaders are mounting a last-minute drive to keep the Vikings in town. ​Governor Dayton wants Minneapolis and Ramsey County to deploy hurry-up offenses in hopes of bringing closure to the Vikings' stadium drive.Today, he sent the Ramsey County board and Mayor R.T. Rybak letters setting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    Vikings warming to idea of staying in Minneapolis

    ​After months of insisting that Arden Hills is the team's preferred site for a new Vikings stadium, it appears ownership is warming to the idea of staying in downtown Minneapolis.During meetings with state political leaders yesterday, owner Zygi Wilf reportedly displayed maps showing how a new sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Should Minnesota pay for a new Vikings stadium, or fix the State Capitol? [POLL]

    Vikings stadium, State Capitol: What's important to us?​The Minnesota Vikings need a new stadium, and they need lots of money the state doesn't have to build it. But now, they're not the only state institution that needs a pile of cash. Yesterday, Mark Dayton spoke about two separate issues, both ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Minnesota might sell Zygi Wilf the Metrodome for $1

    The Metrodome is for sale: Can anyone lend Zygi a quarter?​In the hectic lead-up to the proposed special session that will or will not approve a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings, all things are on the table. The latest proposal is no crazier than the other ones -- for example, gettin' in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    Gambling on football: How the Block E Casino might build the Vikings stadium

    Want this stadium? Fine, just keep dumping quarters in that slot machine.​As of this morning, Minneapolis is a city with one professional football team, and zero casinos. Some day soon, that could be the other way around.The new push for a special session to finance the Vikings stadium in Arden Hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Zygi Wilf, ignoring report, is "very, very optimistic" about a new Vikings stadium

    Zygi Wilf is very excited to be doing business with you, Minnesota.​Zygi Wilf, Minnesota Vikings owner and official mustache, knows business strategy. He also knows football bravado. Lesson one: Never show weakness. Even when you're out of leverage on a deal, or doctors have stapled your arm to yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Vikings stadium won't go to a vote

    Who cares if you want to pay for the new Vikings stadium?​The Minnesota Vikings new stadium will be a $1.1 billion monument dedicated to the death of democracy. That's what taxpayers learned last night, when the Ramsey County Charter Commission voted not to allow a vote on the tax that will build ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    Angry taxpayers shout "No!" to Vikings stadium money

    ​The Minnesota Vikings are basically in the worst possible position to be asking for money right now. The team isn't just 0-3, it's choked on big leads in all three games. The NFL's new owner-friendly labor agreement has left each franchise flush with cash from television deals. And the state of M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    Minnesota can't afford its sports teams

    We can't afford to buy tickets to this beautiful building.​It's bad enough all of Minnesota's sports teams stink. Now, it turns out we can't even afford them.Minneapolis-St. Paul is about $40 billion too poor to host four professional teams, according to a new study by the Business Journal. That d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    St. Paul City Council opposes Vikings stadium tax [UPDATE]

    Pictured: The proposed stadium in Arden Hills. Some assembly required. ​A resolution on the tax to fund the Minnesota Vikings stadium in Arden Hills looks headed for a 7-0 shutout in the St. Paul City Council today. If it's approved by the state Legislature, the current proposal would raise sales ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Vikings stadium supporters, opponents post dueling online petitions

    The Ramsey county stadium being fought over with cyber-clipboards.​After Shoreview city councilman Blake Huffman posted an online petition asking government officials to block plans for a new Vikings stadium in Arden Hills, the online backlash was swift and angry. "It's insulting to me that Blake ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    Benjamin Bryan Newton ID'd as child killed at chiropractor: Memorial fund established

    NewtonFamilyFund.comBenjamin Bryan Newton, the little boy tragically killed at the chiropractor​The family of Benjamin Bryan Newton, the little boy killed last week as the result of a tragic accident at a Shoreview chiropractor's office, has set up a memorial fund. Donations will help pay fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Vikings in talks to move to L.A.

    The future home of the Los Angeles Vikings?​The hoopla surrounding the Vikings' billion-dollar stadium deal with Arden Hills sure seemed to fizzle once everyone realized the thing might actually cost taxpayers a boatload of money. So is anyone truly shocked that the Vikings are entertaining an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Vikings stadium madness: Minneapolis back on drawing board

    Sen. Julie Rosen has some buyer's remorse.​Two bits of WTF stand out after yesterday's meeting between NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and all the parties involved in trying to find the Vikings a new home. The first is that, whatever the final dollar amount the NFL decides to kick in to suppor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Roger Goodell says NFL would pitch in for Vikings stadium

    Wiki.Could this man be the answer to Vikings fans' prayers?​With less than a week left to go in the legislative session, the Vikings stadium proposal is still showing some signs of life. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell now says the league is willing to chip in on a new stadium, which in theory ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Cory Merrifield, leader, boosts new stadium plans

    Courtesy superfan Cory Merrifiled, right, has been lobbying for a new stadium since 2009. ​On Tuesday, a lot of Vikings fans celebrated a victory when team owners struck a deal with Ramsey County to build a new stadium in Arden Hills. But even with a location suppose ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Ted Mondale is the latest Vikings stadium party pooper

    Ahem. About that $175 million?​Ted Mondale, the governor's point man on steering a stadium deal that will keep the Vikings in Minnesota, pointed out today that all this self-congratulatory backslapping between Ramsey County and the Wilf brothers (and SaveTheVikes) over a new stadium in Arden H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    Ramsey County wins Vikings stadium bid war

    minnesotavikings.comThe Vikings' new schloss will sit on the laqrgest Superfund site in the country.​If the Vikings stay in Minnesota, they're going to do it in Arden Hills. Ramsey County won the bidding war against Minneapolis to help finance the construction of the team's new stadium on what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    Vikings stadium: Arden Hills, Minneapolis costs compared [DOCUMENT]

    minnesotavikings.comThe Vikings' new schloss.​Just hours before a press conference called by the Minnesota Vikings and Ramsey County to announce Arden Hills as the site for a new NFL stadium, the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission released a cost comparison chart for the two sites. In ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Minneapolis makes play for a new Vikings stadium

    Minneapolis makes its case to keep the Vikings.​After a week in which the momentum for building a new Vikings stadium seemed to shift from Minneapolis to Ramsey County, the city is set to unveil a proposal today to keep the team west of the Mississippi. The details are sketchy, but it sounds like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Minneapolis releases Vikings stadium funding details

    An artist's concept of how a new Vikings stadium might look at the Metrodome site.​Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak pulled the curtain back this afternoon on details for funding the city's share of a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings on the site of the Metrodome. The proposal calls for the ci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    St. Paul Vikings?

    Pipe dream?​The Legislature is evidently too busy writing discrimination into the state constitution these days to take up the Vikings stadium bill, but the wheeling and dealing over the facility's location -- and who benefits -- continues behind the scenes. Can you say, "St. Paul Vikings?"

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Have you seen this dog?

    Pendoodle​Flint Keller's cell phone rang yesterday morning while he was teaching his fourth grade class at Richardson Elementary School. It was his wife, Jenny. She said Roseville police had just called. They thought they'd found the family dog, Pendoodle. The Keller family's hunt for the dog si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Teens charged in vicious Duluth beating of Dash Johnson

    Photo: banspy​Three teens were charged yesterday in the vicious beating of Arden Hills native Dash Johnson. The most violent member of the group was charged with attempted first-degree murder. Walfrid David Ashlie "Dash'' Johnson, a 21-year-old student at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    Tornado reported near downtown Minneapolis, warnings continue in metro area

    The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning in parts of Hennepin, Anoka and Ramsey Counties. This warning is in effect until 2:45 p.m.

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    Franken makes victory speech outside his home (VIDEOS)

    See videos from Franken's speech outside his Minneapolis townhouse.

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Body of missing Minnesota climber found in China

    After extensive searches through dangerous blizzard conditions, search crews recovered the body of a Minnesota climber who went missing in southwestern China last week.

  • Calendar

    March 18, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 1, 2008

    I Can't Believe It's Not Paint Thinner: Volume 7

    Arbor.jpgYou may recognize this sweet, cheap wine by its neon colors. Usually found in the cooler section of your liquor store for less than $4 a bottle ... More >>

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    January 17, 2007
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    April 12, 2005

    Tuesday morning papers

    Enjoy your new home, and please call haz-mat crews before digging; do jets really need reverse thrusters? In the Strib: Minneapolis lays plans for citywide wireless network; pimpin' for a casino at the Mall of America is hard work; rising oil prices put a crimp in Minnesota's economic projections; a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2005

    Tuesday morning papers

    Questions: A Red Lake co-conspirator? And where's the tsunami? In the Strib: Shocker: The son of Red Lake tribal chair Floyd Jourdain Jr. has been arrested and charged with co-conspiracy in the school shootings last week; a primer on the retooling of the University of Minnesota (more emphasis on pri ... More >>

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    September 24, 2003

    A Hummer Changes Everything

    Test-driving the SUV for bad people

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    December 19, 2001
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    March 18, 1998

    A Dose of Reality

    After years of gathering dust on drugstore shelves, the female condom may finally be on its way to finding acceptance among gay men and Third World women.

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    February 4, 1998
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