Ben Johnson

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2014

    Check Out "World's Most Dangerous Port-A-Potty" at Vikings Stadium Site [PHOTO]

    When nature calls, you have to heed it -- even if you're hundreds of feet in the air on some precarious-looking scaffolding.That's the situation facing workers working at the site of the new Vikings stadium, as you can see at the top of this post in a photo shot by the Mill City Times' David Tinjum. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2014

    Le Town Talk Diner Opens Today in Longfellow

    When it closed in 2011, Town Talk Diner, largely considered to be the cradle of the Twin Cities craft cocktail movement, left fans and Longfellow residents grieving. Now the beloved diner gets a shot at winning back its fan base -- this time with a cozy brasserie atmosphere and affordable French sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2014

    Town Talk Diner is reopening with a Gallic accent

    It's ALIVE! The much loved and revered Town Talk Diner will be reincarnated in the coming months. In a major announcement yesterday, a new owner finally stepped up to the plate -- only this time, it's a French plate. The Town Talk Diner will be revitalized as a Frenchier incarnation called Le Town T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week begins with a brand new video from Fort Wilson Riot from their forthcoming album. We've also got new clips from Ménage Quad, Koo Koo Kanga Roo, Marz Lovejoy, and ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 9, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 18, 2005

    "She called senior military officers 'dude.'"

    Marla Ruzicka, 28, was killed by a suicide bomber in Iraq on Saturday. With her tiny Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict (CIVIC), she had done the unprecedented: helped secure U.S. compensation for Iraqi and Afghan civilian victims. "I decided not to take a position on the war, but to try to ... More >>

  • Music

    July 11, 2001
  • Movies

    August 16, 2000

    The Lost World

    Steven Spielberg's debut, The Sugarland Express, captures a humanity from before the age of the blockbuster

  • Arts

    July 5, 2000

    No. 1 Record

    Gary Louris and the Jayhawks have soared with introspective songs and rich melodies. Now, with their upbeat new album, Smile, the band is determined to fly up the commercial charts.