How a squad of self-appointed experts took over the billion-dollar autograph industry
With the highly anticipated auction for Songs For Slim now complete, the lucky (and generous) winning bidders for the first new release from the Replacements in 23 years are now left waiting to receive their precious 'Mats vinyl in the post, while the rest of us anxiously await the eventual digital ... More >>
Today is the day that longtime fans of the Replacements have been waiting anxiously for. At 10 a.m. Twin Cities time, 250 limited-edition copies of what the Songs For Slim website is calling "the first new Replacements release since 1990's All Shook Down," goes up for auction. The exclusive 10" viny ... More >>
As the excitement continues to build around the Replacements' new benefit EP, Songs For Slim, more information about the project continues to filter out. In addition to the full track-listing for the EP as well as the Chris Mars designed album art (featured above), details have also emerged about wh ... More >>
"I never imagined my apartment would go up in flames," Nicolas Hutchinson told City Pages. Who expects that? The Uptown resident was just one of many left to couch surf after a fire destroyed an apartment building and caused minor damage to nearby Dunn Brother's and Bruegger's Bagels. Tonight neighb ... More >>
Carver County Republican Party: Not very good at politics.There won't be a Carver County Republican Party fundraiser this evening. The GOP's original plan was to auction off access to state legislators and US congressmen this afternoon at the Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club. City Pages reported on ... More >>
This happens a lot.If you've ever wondered how much money people spend on retrieving towed cars from the Minneapolis Impound Lot, City Pages has the answer: A lot.Minneapolis drivers have paid more than $30 million in towing and retrieval fees since 2006, according to city records obtained by Cit ... More >>
Tony NelsonA St. Paul institution shuttered.The muscle car engines have roared their last as the 1950's era Porky's on University Avenue in St. Paul served its last Twinburger yesterday. Lines for the drive-in stretched around the corner and madly dashing pedestrians nearly caused accidents a ... More >>
Far from nirvana: Om's new trouble
Dapper Auctioneer Glen FladeboeDespite the Walker Art Center's Open Field drawing to a close on September 5, there are still plenty of activities planned on the field to make summer feel just a little bit longer. Over the season, the space has brought together many different folks. Two of t ... More >>
Dealing with the death of a loved one can be difficult, but it can also bring about positive change. In Ashley Van Ort's case, the unexpected passing of her childhood dog Coco inspired her to take an oath to honor of her beloved canine companion.
Dennis Leroy Anderson and his greatest creation: A Barcalounger even a drunk can drive.For professional drunks, it is a trophy like no other: the only chair to ever land its operator a DWI.The chair has as many amenities as the average Mini Cooper. Powered by a lawnmower engine, it comes equipped ... More >>
Remember the guy who won the eBay auction for the motorized recliner involved last year in a Proctor DWI? Turns out he's not paying up on his $10,099 winning bid and the town's police chief isn't happy.
You've still got a full day to bid on the infamous motorized La-Z-Boy confiscated from a Proctor, Minn. man last month.
It was an interesting week in the Twin Cities
Thursday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
What was Dylan writing about as a kid? Mourning the loss of a dead dog. How fitting.
Actually, Who bassist John Entwistle had two skeletons, which he supposedly used for "pranks," and they have both been put up for auction by his family (except for his 80-year-old mum, Queenie, who finds the whole business too upsetting). It's doubtful they'll get anywhere near the high bid amount p ... More >>
Twin Cities' chicken-wing champ Nardie's crosses the river
Inside the kill pens at the horse auction house
No job? No personal hygiene? No permanent address? No problem. Today's rare-book trade is the sort of wild treasure hunt that can transform an ordinary hobbyist into a full-time bottom feeder.