After a bad weather-filled Home Run Derby, we're turning our attention to a kind of bad weather we like to have around: Minnetonka's Bad Weather Brewing Company and specifically, its flagship brew, Windvane. See also: Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA offers a lighter, citrusy IPA experience
Last summer, Rep. Joe Atkins (D-Inver Grove Heights) was hanging out with his son at the Big 10 Restaurant in Dinkytown when, without thinking twice about it, he set his smartphone down on a table."My oldest son said something like, 'You trying to get us killed?'" Atkins recalls. "He had a roommate, ... More >>
:::: UPDATE :::: Vikings unveil stadium design: Top 10 tweets Following months of speculation, the Metrodome's $975 million replacement got its big reveal in a special ceremony at the Guthrie Theater on Monday night.In front of a crowd that included Governor Mark Dayton (wearing a Vikes-appropriate ... More >>
The new Edina pizzeria boasts excellent toppings, flavorful sauce, and an A+ crust
If the time-frame of Meta's last project H.I.P., which was written and recorded in the space of two weeks, seemed impressive, his current pace is simply staggering. Releasing a song a day under the banner of Meta May, the rapper defines what it means to put in work. Today marks the final day of a 31 ... More >>
Michael Bennett was once known for his speed. Now, less than two years removed from his last NFL action, the Wisconsin Badgers and Minnesota Vikings standout has been busted for trying to pull a fast one on what turned out to be an FBI-run fake check-cashing business.On Monday, Bennett, 33, was arre ... More >>
Brock Lesnar, the former Golden Gophers wrestling standout who recently retired from the UFC and made a much-publicized return to the WWE, stars in a new commercial for CASE IH, a maker of farm combines. "I'm Brock Lesnar, the Ultimate Fighter, and this summer, The Ultimate Farmer," Lesnar says i ... More >>
Late last month, the NCAA told UND the school "must forfeit competition" unless it scrubs the "hostile and abusive" Fighting Sioux name and Indian head logo from gear worn by athletes, school band members, cheerleaders, dancers, and mascots.UND officials have apparently decided not forfeiting i ... More >>
Paul Hill is charged with second-degree assault for the shooting.Paul Hill is known as the proud father of Tayler Hill, Minnesota's all-time leading scorer for girls high school basketball. Now, Paul Hill is going to be even better-known, but for all the wrong reasons.Hill was arrested and charge ... More >>
Trevor Mbakwe: Still playing.Trevor Mbakwe pleaded not guilty this afternoon to a novel way of violating a restraining order: He posted a message on his ex-girlfriend's Facebook page. The plea sets up another court date for Feb. 7. In the meantime, Ramsey County District Court Judge J. Thomas Mo ... More >>
The guillotine falls on Chilli.
The Minneapolis city attorneys office is looking into whether criminal charges can be brought against the University of Minnesota's Royce White.
10 years of Minnesota's sexiest scandals all in one place! Dreams do come true.
Now-handicapped UWF title holder says he had the time of his life
Hubert's -- What will become of thee?
We would all like to see the University of Minnesota shock the world and make us NCAA champions. Unfortunately the experts don't give us much of a chance.
A retrospective of Minnesota's most heartbreaking franchise
Ever seen a bunch of band geeks doing the Thriller dance in unison? Now's your chance.
A once proud newspaper makes grim concessions to economic realities
The Zapruder film? It was faked. The Wellstone crash? It was a hit. 9/11? An inside job. Tumbling down the rabbit hole with professional philosopher Jim Fetzer.
Nine days ago on this Balls! blog, my colleague Jim Walsh wrote a brief but spirited defense of Gophers' women's basketball coach Pam Borton, who was rocked by a slew of players leaving the squad after the season concluded last month. I kept meaning to join the commentary that followed, but was busy ... More >>
You swore you'd never watch a hemophiliac raise the spirit of a dead cat again. And then the Fringe Festival returned.
What's wrong with Pawlenty's stadium push? Everything.
Hanging tough with Chuck Foreman, Robert Wilkinson, and Lindsay Whalen
Prosecutors dropped murder charges against Phillip True. Then he was thrown in jail.
Flawed contracts. Cut corners. Inadequate inspections. Complaints about conflicts of interest. University of Minnesota president Mark Yudof might be getting out just in time.
A few innings in the Metrodome's Rally Room
A Jesse-free review of the headlines that made us wince in 2001
Instead of a 12-year prison sentence, Judge James Campbell gave an attempted murderer a few months in the workhouse. And he can't understand why everyone's so upset about it.
After winning them a third Pulitzer, George Dohrmann is leaving the St. Paul Pioneer Press
As the Tongues Wag, and Think Thin
Coach Flip Saunders and the Timberwolves' turnaround
Local author Stew Thornley has a fatal attraction for baseball
Star Tribune honchos pooh-pooh insinuations that they're at war with that other paper across the river. So why is the Strib stomping all around the PiPress's back yard?
Forget Fargo and A Simple Plan: A quarter-century ago, The Heartbreak Kid had Minnesota down cold
The Vikings aren't asking you for anything--yet
Just 27, new Twins broadcaster Ryan Lefebvre has a job envied by peers twice his age--and the daunting task of replacing the legendary Herb Carneal
After nearly 10 rocky years on the job, UM Women's Athletic Director Chris Voelz finally has plenty to smile about.
Dennis Green is the most controversial coach in Vikings history. And it's got nothing to do with football.
The 1997 Tongue-on-the-Flagpole Awards
A long and rancorous effort to do away with tenure and run itself more like a business has set the University of Minnesota back for years to come.
The twins don't want Minnesota to miss this fabulous offer!
At 83, Angelo Giuliani is a talking book of Minnesota baseball lore.