L.A. Nik, downtown Minneapolis's favorite nightlife personality, is a man of many hats. Literally: he always wears a black fedora. He's played drums; he's owned an auto shop; he's held odd jobs in between. Last month, he added another line to the eclectic resume: "author"For nearly a year, Nik holed ... More >>
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Maybe I'm just slow, but holy shit, it's already November! And it's cold! (in case you weren't aware) What better way to stay warm than inside a venue filled with people? Eh? Eh? Friday Sleigh Bells rock the First Ave Mainroom, while Wiping Out Thousands bring the heat for their album release in the ... More >>
Michael Kiwanuka with Bahamas and Yuna Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis September 28, 2012 A series of burgeoning musical stars showcased their talents at a packed Fine Line on Friday night, as current Mercury Music Prize nominee Michael Kiwanuka, Bahamas, and Yuna all delivered engaging, vibrant ... More >>
September is ending with a bang! Big names and local favorites are invading the music scene this weekend. Michael Kiwanuka plays the Fine Line while Mint Condition sets the mood at First Avenue. Saturday, The Ben Folds Five will make an appearance at The State Theatre while Sunda ... More >>
Remember the Larsons? They're the family that took top honors about a year ago in a "Most Awkward Family Vacation" photo contest. A picture of Larson's St. Paul family -- complete with KFC-bucket flag hats and a cut-off wearing photobomber -- won him a two-week trip to Waikiki. Apparently, awkward ... More >>
Photo: romana kleeSt. John's Abbey has offered a mea culpa of sorts to St. Cloud Times, after erroneously telling the paper in May that Father Raymond Francisco Schulte, the target of a sex abuse lawsuit, was living at the abbey after the abuse allegation first surfaced. In fact, he was not.
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