On Monday, the Austin City Council canned the city's new Spam-like logo that took a year and $53,000 to design. The unanimous decision was made just three weeks after the logo was unveiled. "Everybody hated it. It was universal. It unified everybody," Mayor Tom Stiehm said. "We've got the whole com ... More >>
On September 15, hemp advocates in Austin, Minnesota, are holding the Minnesota Hemp Fest at Bandshell Community Park.SEE ALSO: Meet Grandpa Pot: Ray McFeters faces prison for pot, but he's still smoking [PHOTOS]The festival is billed as a drug-free, bring-your-kids sort of event. But as far as Aust ... More >>
Young, single, broke, and live in the Twin Cities? According to a new study put together by the Money Under 30 blog, you're probably spending less nights falling asleep by yourself while watching Netflix after a dinner of Ramen noodles than your peers in most other cities.SEE ALSO: Coffee shop first ... More >>
Yesterday, the marriage equality bill survived an attempt in the Senate to block its progress.SEE ALSO:-- Anti-gay MNGOP Rep. Glenn Gruenhagen introduces ex-gay friend on House floor [VIDEO] -- Mike Frey, outrageous anti-gay testifier, is pastor at Baptist church in Waconia A motion to allow the bil ... More >>
Travel and Leisure has confirmed what we already know. In the magazine's annual Favorite Cities 2012 survey, readers compare 35 cities across the country, and Minneapolis and St. Paul took top marks in a full five categories.See Also:- 50 Shades of Minnesota: 50 reasons why Minnesota is sexy- Minnes ... More >>
Plus, Brett Favre pube-gate leads to laughs while DRE Occupy scandal thickens
See Also: Zeke Dahl ran for mayor of Austin then stole $8,000 from his grandma Zeke Dahl might be running the worst City Council campaign in the history of Austin. He's telling residents of the southern Minnesota city not to vote for him. And if they don't heed his warnings and he somehow does ge ... More >>
The Hennepin County Attorney's office has charged two men in connection with the Monday morning post-bar close shooting outside the Gay 90's that left three patrons and one suspect with gunshot injuries.Don Austin, 20, described by police as "a stocky black male," faces three felony counts of aiding ... More >>
Artists and bands alike rarely reach the age of maturity before they putter out or break up. Not so for Austin, Minnesota native Martin Zellar -- who has been making music since the early '80s. Zellar will be releasing his first album of original music since 2003 after a hiatus that h ... More >>
There's nothing quite like scoring some poor sap's chips for free after they get stuck in the vending machine. Well, downtowners can have that experience as many times as they want tomorrow in Peavey Plaza, where a huge bank of state-of-the-art vending machines are going to be on display and dispen ... More >>
When asked for a description about their music, Minneapolis quintet, The Word Party, simply state, "This is a band that plays music."They sure do.With a range that runs from quirky to conventional, the tracks off their new EP, So Sick Of, eloquently express life's inevitable transition and the el ... More >>
Exploring the twang-filled heart of darkness
Photo: TMAB2003Dangerous weaponry in AustinSo Matthew Novak and Naomi Snoozy decide they're going to do the honorable thing and confront a handful of neo-Nazis at one of those typically tiny little racist rallies that draw more protesters and TV cameras than actual Hitler wannabees. The prot ... More >>
It's one thing to go out for a drunken joy cruise alone if you are a boozed-up idiot, but offering a 7-year-old a sweet ride on top of your car is probably an epic fail in anyone's book.
A Lyle man will be sentenced in April.
When Austin police captain Curt Rude was busted with two bottles of OxyContin from the departments evidence room, he claimed he had borrowed them to investigate the death of a friend who had overdosed on the pills.
The Austin duo shake things up using capes and lasers and Mic Jagger-style moves.
Another update from the road by the Twin Cities' favorite psych rock band.
New stop motion SPAM ads really sort of kind of make you want some of the stuff.
A late Wednesday night storm in Austin, Minn, left at least one person injured and potentially $1 million in damage from up to five tornadoes, says the city's mayor.
Some storm chasers got a pretty amazing video of the tornadoes that touched down in Austin, Minn. Wednesday night.
Road Trip! The State Champion BBQ Competition in Austin--be sure to pack the Handy Wipes.
Time to pull out those mixed cassette tapes and road trip to Austin, MN. for the SPAMburger festival.
A recap of Day Two at South by Southwest.
We identify the most interesting, influential and inimitable artists of 2007.
For a rocker
Why didn't anyone warn me that the lobsters in Austin have boobs?