This week's beer of the week is Flanary's Brew from HammerHeart Brewing Company. The beer is a smoked Irish oatmeal stout, just in time for a belated St. Patrick's Day celebration. See also: HammerHeart settles into its new home Beer of the Week: Excelsior's Oar Lock Oat Stout
From the "burying the lede" file:This morning, the Sioux Falls Argus Leader published a story entitled, "Too much trash is going into recycling bins, garbage handlers say." Whatever. But 13 paragraphs deep is this Weird Wisconsin-worthy passage:
Yesterday, Lisa Negawo was on her way to work at The Tavern Grill in Blaine when she encountered a gruesome scene outside the neighboring Von Hanson's Meats store.SEE ALSO: Wisconsin men face fines for forcibly putting T-shirt on deer, posting footage to YouTube [VIDEO] Strewn outside a back entranc ... More >>
Around 5:30 yesterday evening, a woman walked into the TCF Bank inside the Cub Foods off Central Avenue in Blaine and passed a teller a note demanding cash.SEE ALSO: Chris Miller robs bank, says he's struggling with fact he's not a rich football player, apologizes The teller forked over some dough a ... More >>
Ladies -- single, straight, and looking for something casual? Maybe with a man who is passionate about politics and likes to give even more than receive, if you catch my drift?SEE ALSO: Kerry Gauthier sex scandal: Are these his oral sex-seeking Craigslist posts? Well then, do we have the guy for you ... More >>
How Minnesota United FC's diehard soccer fanatics became a force to be reckoned with
If you're in the mood for a stellar local lineup, and you'd like to know your cover charge is going to a good cause, Blaine-based Infinite Campus Foundation is putting on a benefit concert called Revel Ed. This'll raise funds for their education-related charity programs, which coordinate drives for ... More >>
This Week in Food will take you all over the metro, from a food fest in Blaine to a wine tasting in Cannon Falls, so get out to parts unknown (to you) and start eating. 6/18 Sure it's last minute, but it's Summit and Barrio! There are still seats left at Cocina del Barrio's Summit beer dinner, whi ... More >>
The drugs were flown into a Blaine airport on a Mooney M20 single-engine airplane. A drug plot that involved flying hockey bags full of weed into the Twin Cities using a single-engine plane has led to five men being indicted, according to federal court records unsealed this week. The five ... More >>
American Joe moves from Blaine to St. Paul.American Joe's owners closed the cafe's doors in Blaine on September 2 in order to move the business to downtown St. Paul. Owners Eric Sandrock and Brad Ireland, who also own the American Burger Bar & American Burger Emporium restaurants, are movin ... More >>
Photos by Stacy SchwartzGlee Live! June 1, 2011 Target Center, MinneapolisBY STACY SCHWARTZ There were tons of kids dressed like Glee cast members, Warblers, and Cheerios in the lobby of the Target Center on Wednesday night. The Cheerios were handing out Sue Sylvester's "Barf Bags" as she insist ... More >>
Allina says the fired employees shouldn't have been snooping around the medical records of overdose victims.Your medical records are supposed to be private, but that evidently didn't stop 32 Allina Hospitals employees from prying into the business of patients associated with March's mass over ... More >>
Record Store Day, the annual celebration of good ol' fashioned mom-and-pop music shops, seems to balloon into a bigger event each year. Now in its fourth go-'round, RSD will overtake 18 different businesses in the Twin Cities tomorrow--and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak has even gone so far as ... More >>
FacebookTrevor Robinson-Davis.Perhaps one of the more surprising story lines to emerge from that mass drug overdose in Blaine a few weeks ago that killed Trevor Robinson-Davis, and sent almost a dozen other teenagers to the hospital, was that the drug they used, 2C-E, was bought legally on th ... More >>
Timothy Lamere is set to be charged with third degree murder on Monday.Blaine police have arrested 21-year-old Timothy Richard LaMere for supplying the hallucinogen 2C-E that caused 11 people to overdose, killing one.He will be formally charged with third degree murder in the death of Trevor Rob ... More >>
Jon Hanna, ErowidAlexander Shulgin developed and wrote about the 2C family.Authorities say the drug responsible for a mass drug overdose in Blaine that killed a 19-year-old father is 2C-E, a synthetic party drug known more commonly as Europa. Before yesterday, the average Minnesotan had probabl ... More >>
Trevor Robinson leaves behind a 5-month-old son after overdosing on 2C-E.As some of the victims of a mass 2C-E overdose are leaving the hospital, more details are emerging about what happened before 19-year-old Trevor Robinson died. "Trevor's the kind of guy where he likes to up his friends and ... More >>
2C-1, the drug being blamed for the overdoses.Blaine police arrived to a spring break party early this morning to find 11 teenagers and young adults suffering from an apparent mass overdose. One of the teenagers, a 19-year-old boy, is already dead.
Rep. Michele Bachmann likes to holler that Bill Clinton's called her stupid and put a hit on her. Now he's coming to her back yard. The former president will be at the Teamsters Local 120 Hall in Blaine Sunday evening for a Vikings-Packers tailgate party with Bachman's challenger, DFLer Tarr ... More >>
Ardolf was allegedly gunning for Biden and ObamaIs federal deficit spending worth taking the vice president's and president's llives? Ask Barry Vincent Ardolf, a 45-year-old Medtronic employee from Blaine with, apparently, no criminal record. He's accused of using someone else's computer in ... More >>
Hemisphere Partners, the group behind Mission American and Kabobi, among others, has opened a sister restaurant to Tavern on France in the former Bella space in Blaine. The new Tavern Grill has a build-your-own component to the menu, just like ToF, as well as a similar outdoor patio with a fi ... More >>
Courtesy MPDSporting a spiffy leg cast decorated with Old Glory, Shadow the Minneapolis police dog appeared on camera via Facebook today, limping a little but apparently recovering after being stabbed last week in the woods near Blaine.
Shadow, the Minneapolis Police Department K-9 stabbed on Tuesday during an all-hands-on-deck manhunt in Blaine, was released today from the vet and is on the mend, an MPD spokesman said. The suspect in the chase, L.C. Wesley Armstrong, is still at large. Armstrong was chased north out of the ... More >>
Shadow the MPD police dog was stabbed twice by a suspect he chased today in Blaine.
A lawyer for the families of the dead says the jury was well within precedent in its award.
Bellanotte's sister restaurant closes, too.
There's one man (or maybe woman) in a Blaine neighborhood that lost their wedding band while handing out Halloween candy this weekend and one 13-year-old trick-or-treater is trying to return it to its owner.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning in parts of Hennepin, Anoka and Ramsey Counties. This warning is in effect until 2:45 p.m.
Finer dining comes to the northern 'burbs.
Celebrate freedom in America.
On Wednesday afternoon, a cyclist was hit and killed by a car in Blaine. The driver is cooperating with the investigation.
Thursday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
After hearing this story, you might think twice about why a home has freshly painted walls and new carpet.
You look at the Vikings and see a football team. Zygi Wilf looks at the Vikings and sees a key that might unlock countless added development deals— here or somewhere else.
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