Winter can be rough -- especially when temperatures could hit lows of frickin' 50 to 60 degrees below zero early next week -- so us Minnesotans gotta take advantage of whatever silver linings we can.SEE ALSO: Duluth TV anchors fake being outside from warm comfort of studio [IMAGE] One lining of that ... More >>
Finally, a travel list for the underprivileged. Well, sort of. HuffPo has included Minneapolis on its list of "20 Awesome U.S. Cities You Need To Visit In Your 20s" with an emphasis, of course, on "the cash-strapped, adventure-seeking, microbrewed-beer loving, locavore millennial." SEE ALSO: Playboy ... More >>
It has long been understood that P.O.S and Astronautalis come together as Four Fists -- and they debuted live back in 2011 in Austin -- but only a select few could actually tell you what their collaboration actually sounded like. (Plus, these dudes have been plenty busy with, like, their own success ... More >>
By Steve CohenIan McLagan The Belmore/New Skyway Lounge, Minneapolis July 5, 2013 Minneapolis welcomed Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Ian McLagan on Friday for his first ever appearance in the Twin Cities as a solo artist. "Mac" made note of Minneapolis's warm welcome after his leadoff tune "Hello Old ... More >>
Sheryl Finley allegedly sent Billy Joel's daughter, 27-year-old Alexa Ray Joel, more than 60 Facebook messages threatening "pedophilia, sadistic-sexual behavior, violent physical assaults and murder," court records allege. And the story just gets weirder from there.SEE ALSO: DNR finds man tied to tr ... More >>
They've already garnered endless praise from locals, and recently opened a second location at the Mall of America, but Tim McKee's northeast Minneapolis Japanese joint Masu Sushi and Robata has made the Travel Leisure magazine's short list as one of the very best sushi restaurants in the country.S ... More >>
Eight Minnesota cities flung to the far corners of the state will host the second-annual Caravan du Nord shows this fall. Last fall, Low, Trampled by Turtles, members of Doomtree, Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles, Heiruspecs, and many more were among the acts visiting smaller communities outsid ... More >>
Last year, 17.7 percent of blacks living in the Twin Cities were unemployed. That's significantly down from 21 percent in 2010, but still high enough to earn our metro a dubious distinction -- the unemployment gap between blacks and whites in the Twin Cities is higher than any other major metro in t ... More >>
And you thought the Hamburglar was nothing but a goofy-looking figment of Ray Kroc's imagination!Wednesday night, he made an appearance at a McDonald's in Austin, Minnesota, swiping a bag of greasy goodness from a customer's hungry hands.Where might the Hamburglar strike next? Ronald McDonald couldn ... More >>
Last year, Minnesota was named the Most Hipster State. We would've assumed 'Sota's hipsterness is concentrated in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, but a new list put together by Travel Leisure suggests that's not the case.Either that or both lists should be taken with a grain of salt. Actually, that's ... More >>
Say what you will about Howler, but they can probably say it better. For all of the local criticism the Minneapolis surf-garage act has received for not paying their dues or being too forthright, none of it seems to focus on their abilities as a live act. After personally experiencing them for th ... More >>
Finn focused on reinvention
It's official -- people these days have allergies to everything.The latest example is little 11-year-old Grant Schlager of Austin, Minnesota. When Grant exposes his body to cold temperatures, he breaks out in hives. Swimming in cold water is basically a no-go. Even the simple pleasure of an icy s ... More >>
Is making mystery meat causing mysterious illnesses?A recent piece in Mother Jones (with lovely photos by Alec Soth) skewers the makers of Spam with some serious accusations: "First Hormel gutted the union. Then it sped up the line. And when the pig-brain machine made workers sick, they got ... More >>
5th best in America.Don't get us wrong. We're glad that US News rated the Twin Cities the fifth best place in the country for public transportation (first would have been better, of course). We're pleased the story took note of the budding Central Corridor light rail line. But in heaping pra ... More >>
Andrew CiscelFind work here.The headlines never seem to let up about the crappy American economy, and how tough it is to find a job. But Forbes is out with a new list today that says Minneapolis and St. Paul have the fourth-best job market of any major city in the country. The best was Wash ... More >>
Photo by D'Arcy NormanGood try, dude: If you have enough garbage and animal feces in the house, the cops will still notice the insane amount of guns you have hidden under all the shit. Unfortunately this Austin man now has some serious legal problems ahead of him. Mark Myrl Burrell, 54, had be ... More >>
Bright lights. Big city. Less room for outstate kidsSo here you are, a good student at Neveln Elementary School in Austin. You sign up for crossing guard duty and student council because you know, just like in years passed, you're going to get a trip up to the big city to catch your heroes, t ... More >>
Image via ocypete/YouTubeArson has been ruled out as the cause of the fire that destroyed an East Lake Street building and killed three people last month. "Investigators extensively combed the remnants of the building, conducted interviews and presented evidence to forensic laboratories for ... More >>
Indie veterans put on an entertaining, two-encore show to a sold-out Mainroom Friday night
Image via ocypete/YouTubeInvestigators are still trying to determine what caused the fire on Friday that killed six people and destroyed the building on Lake Street that once housed McMahon's Pub and six upstairs apartments. In the meantime, the pub has announced two fund raising events for f ... More >>
Police found the animal in a locked cage surrounded by its own feces, with no food or water.
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Grab your Jesus Quintana hairnet and prepare to get your dude on. Just don't let your fingers get stuck in your bowling ball.
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Call these places the heart of the heartland. Or call them the middle of the middle of nowhere. One thing is certain: When you picnic on truck stop food in the cemetery beneath the oil refinery, you won't have to worry about other tourists
The big sound of Howe Gelb and company
The naked truth about putting together a regional showcase like the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival. And a revealing body of blurbs about the best and the not-best of the fest.
Austin's American Analog Set take on the myth of Texas
Making records (and babies) with the Old 97's
After languishing on Music Row, Kelly Willis pulls up roots and moves to alt-country