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After being outside the top 10 last year, Minneapolis and St. Paul both crack NerdWallet's 2014 list of America's most LGBT-friendly cities.Asked to explain why Minnesota's two largest cities rose up the ranks, study author Sreekar Jasthi tells us it had to do, in part, with a marriage equality law ... More >>
Studies published both last year and in 2012 ranked the Twin Cities among the top 10 metros for college grads. A new study published by Livability.com indicates that remains the case this year, at least as far as Minneapolis is concerned. The study ranks Minneapolis as the fifth-best city in the cou ... More >>
Urban Organics, one of the nation's largest aquaponic farms, has opened for business in the former Hamm's Brewery building in St. Paul. All six floors of the building will eventually be utilized by Urban Organics's aquaponic system and 18 3,500-gallon tilapia tanks will be scattered throughout. At ... More >>
Da Mafia 6ixwith Sozay, Whitney Peyton, Twisted Insane, and Compton MenaceAmsterdam Bar and Hall, St. PaulMonday, March 31, 2014Da Mafia 6ix, the current identity of Three 6 Mafia sans Juicy J and the late Lord Infamous, made the St. Paul appearance of their current 60-day tour mere days after Juicy ... More >>
The Caravan du Nord tour plays such a wonderful, vital role in spreading the musical talents of Minnesota artists to all corners of our state. The music lineup and locations for the Minnesota Music Coalition's 3rd annual tour have just been announced, and once again a litany of gifted local acts wil ... More >>
David DeFor, a pastor at Austin Church of Christ, is charged with four felony counts of financially exploiting a vulnerable adult for allegedly swindling more than $40,000 from an 82-year-old woman who has dementia.SEE ALSO: Mike Frey, outrageous anti-gay testifier, is pastor at Baptist church in Wa ... More >>
A brief history of movie characters getting whacked in the balls
Depraved 1971 Australian grind-house flick gets a loving restoration
Ringo Deathstarr is far more than just mere shoegaze. Sure, the elements are there -- the pedals and apathy are too -- but the Austin trio's reverb-soaked noise pop is a design that's completely their own, and with a stop at the Turf tonight and their sophomore release Mauve gaining international mo ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Mpls becomes first city to declare support for Obama's DREAM Act policy-- Chipotle faces fresh federal scrutiny more than year after mass firing of Latinos in Minnesota-- Ed Hansen, Confederate flag-flying West St. Paul City Council member, back in troubleLater today, people will gather ... More >>
Michael Petrilli of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute recently put together a list of the "fastest-gentrifying neighborhoods" in the country, and one of them is downtown St. Paul.Granted, Petrilli's characterization of these neighborhoods as "gentrifying" seems to be inappropriate. He uses race data b ... More >>
We may be fit, but apparently Twin Citians also love fast food.According to a study by QSR (for quick-service restaurant) Magazine, from 2000 through 2010, the Twin Cities had the third-largest increase in fast-food spending of any metropolis over 1 million in population. That, combined with the ... More >>
Frontwoman turns dashed dreams into soaring songs
Compilation pays tribute to famous songwriter
Farina in his record roomIf you love house music, you know Mark Farina. The jazz-house pioneer got his start in Chicago and San Francisco in the late '80s and has stayed true to his funky flavors of mellow house, downtempo and hip-hop ever since. He self-released the seventh installment of his fa ... More >>
Photo: Chris YunkerIt's everywhere you want to be.Remember that snow storm last weekend? The one where you got towed because you didn't obey the snow parking rules while you were inside watching the Vikings get hammered by the Bears, all while nursing a Surly-induced hangover and trying to figure ... More >>
Photo by Stacy SchwartzNine days ago, Gayngs were forced to cancel their Austin City Limits performance because their bus driver took off with their tour bus and gear in the middle of the night, leaving them stranded. And today, further details about that bizarre chain of events are starting to u ... More >>
photos from The Minnesota Zoo Facebook page33,000 can of Spam and Hormel chili in the house.October 2 marked the debut of the Family Farm CANstructure at the Minnesota Zoo. In a stunning display of architectural ingenuity, 18,000 cans of Spam classic and 15,000 cans of Hormel chili were used to c ... More >>
Image by Jonathunder, WikipediaReitzman's future was bright, other than that 500 grams of meth thing.Just two years ago, the future looked promising for Jason Lee Reinartz. He had just opened up a swanky new tattoo shop in Austin, Minn. He had plans to open up another. But as Reinartz learned ... More >>
Local filmmaker Brady Kiernan's debut film, Stuck Between Stations, has been selected for IFP's 6th Annual Independent Filmmaker Labs. First profiled here, Stuck Between Stations' story of two young people searching for meaning over the course of a single random night in the Minneapolis undergrou ... More >>
Photo by Tony NelsonOn last year's Logos, Atlas Sound solo-domo Bradford Cox spent a lot of time talking about lighy. For Cox, light carried with it a fair measure of mystery, apprehension, escape, esctasy. Light could represent rescue, egress, annihilation, salvation, or all four, wrapped up in ... More >>
Watch a video clip featuring Heidi Barton Stink, Bouncer Fighter, and Zombie Season.
If you vacation in Hawaii for something a little more exotic than Minnesota, you might be mildly disappointed if you're stuck stuffing your face with barftastic meat-in-a-can Spam.
Have your cakes and eat 'em too during next week's specials at Blue Plate restaurants and IHOP.
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