Over the past week or so, the St. Paul Police Department has engaged in an online sting operation against alleged Craigslist casual encounters child sex solicitors.One of them was Minneapolis middle school teacher Joel Fowler. (Read his sordid story here.) Another was 43-year-old Robert Hagen.See al ... More >>
He might have gotten away with it. He knew about dye packs. He knew about GPS trackers. He got the money, and he got away.It's what he left behind that did him in. See Also: - Check out the sad frown on woman who robbed Blaine bank [IMAGE] - Man robs TCF Bank in St. Cloud, calls police hours later ... More >>
Last week we published our first installation of the various superlative bloodies around town. Some were thick, some were smoked, some were stacked, some involved a D.I.Y. spirit, and others involved spirits other than vodka. You have waited with bated breath and now we're ready to reveal our final ... More >>
Kyle Altman will have only one more opportunity to hear his name belted out in song by Minnesota soccer fans. The Minnesota United FC defender and former team captain is leaving to attend medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio this fall. Altman was accepted ... More >>
On Monday, we told you about Minnesota for Marriage's culture of victimhood -- the state's leading anti-gay marriage group takes to social media and makes a stink whenever one of its signs is defaced as if it provides a compelling reason to vote yes.SEE ALSO:-- Minnesotans United for All Families' " ... More >>
Jenessa White was the 9th grade girls' assistant basketball coach at Blaine High School this past season. And somewhere along the line, she fell in love with one of her 14-year-old players.St. Paul resident White, 20, was near Blaine's Jefferson Park, in a parked car and engaging in sexual activi ... More >>
The streets of Minnesota are running rainbow with glitter! In the waning hours before Tuesday night's caucus, the glitterati struck one last time at a Rick Santorum event in Blaine, showering the famously anti-gay former senator in sparkles. "I think he just felt the rainbow," glitterbomb inve ... More >>
In response to an article in the most recent issue of Rolling Stone, officials in the Anoka-Hennepin school district issued a lengthy statement lambasting reporter Sabrina Rubin Erdely."The article in Rolling Stone presents a grossly distorted portrayal of the Anoka-Hennepin School District, its ... More >>
Jack Jablonski, the paralyzed teen hockey player who wore #13, may have inspired his own miracle on ice.Two unbelievable coincidences occurred during last weekend's Blaine-Wayzata high school hockey game. As is often the case in high school hockey, the game featured a "Chuck-a-Puck" event. Specta ... More >>
Yes, kitty, it's really hailing.In case you are in a deep underground bunker, City Pages would like to inform you that it's storming outside.Okay, so most of you already knew that. What you should also know, if you live in the northern suburbs, is that it's also probably going to hail. If you wer ... More >>
Heartland opens its doors for weekend brunch!Exciting news from chef Lenny Russo: starting this Saturday, June 18, Heartland will be serving weekend brunch. Former Heartland chef de cuisine Robb Moore, who left to open the now-shuttered Cru in Blaine, collaborated on the menu with Russo and w ... 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 >>
Police say Timothy Lamere took the same 2C-E that killed Trevor Robinson-Davis.The Anoka County attorney has officially charged Timothy Richard Lamere with third-degree murder for his role in a mass 2C-E overdose.According to the criminal complaint, Lamere provided the drug that lead to 19-year-o ... More >>
FacebookTrevor Robinson died at Unity Hospital in Fridley.Trevor Robinson, 19 years old and the father of a 5-month-old baby from Coon Rapids, went to hang out with friends at a house on Monroe Street in Blaine Wednesday night. By Thursday afternoon, Robinson was dead, one of 11 people to h ... More >>
Our mythical land of Norwegian bachelor farmers continues to change: The number of Hispanics in Minnesota shot up up 74.5 percent in the past decade. That may sound like some sort of a cultural sea change, but it's really not. The state, home to 5.3 million people now compared to 4.9 millio ... More >>
Arnold Darwin Waukazo is accused of killing Krissy Bates.Arnold Darwin Waukazo, the Blaine man being held in jail on suspicion of murdering transgender woman Krissy Bates, was in some kind of romantic relationship with the victim. Police have been told that Waukazo was dating Krissy Bates. ... More >>
Anoka County demanding DNA samples from suspected welfare cheats
http://americanburgerbar.com/Burger patriotism at its best: American Burger BarThe guys behind American Burger Bar in downtown St. Paul have snapped up the awkward-shaped, possibly-cursed former Mahnattan's space at Eighth and Hennepin/LaSalle in downtown Minneapolis (previously a Pizza Nea) ... More >>
OPEN FACES, St. Paul (David Fhima reboots LoTo) Uptown Cafeteria and Support Group, Minneapolis I Love This Bar & Grill (Toby Keith's deal), St. Louis Park Depot at First Avenue, Minneapolis D'Amico's PARMA 8200, Bloomington Sauce Pizza & Wine, St. Louis Park Mango Tango, Brooklyn Center
(Photo by -Marlith-)This weekend we've got an art show dedicated to Doomtree, Pride celebrations, and a chance to win a year's supply of Bell's beer.
Joe got the threats, Ardolf got the indictmentThe guy who allegedly hacked into his neighbor's WiFi, posed as his neighbor and sent death threats and porn to Vice President Joe Biden and Gov. Tim Pawlenty, has been indicted. Barry Vincent Ardolf faces two counts of aggravated identity theft, ... More >>
The death of a teenage boy working at the Blaine airport remains a mystery, according to investigators. The boy died Friday after being blasted by jet fuel; his body was found atop a fuel truck.
Via MPDWay down at the bottom of the list of folks receiving Minneapolis Police Department awards today, there's a dog, and he's getting the highest award the department can give: Chase died last year while helping officers track down suspected copper thieves in the old Jaguar dealership on H ... More >>
Photo: Mykl RoventineSo says the latest edition of Bicycling magazine, on newsstands now, but not yet online. Steve Friedman crowns One on One Bicycle Studio on North Washington "the epicenter of all things two-wheeled," and owner Gene Oberpriller as "the godfather of the Minneapolis bike sc ... More >>
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 >>
Nothing in life is free. Except this weekend event list.
A Heartland expat is opening a classy spot to eat in the northern suburbs...
Highlights from the past week including Monotonix, Mark Olson & Gary Louris as well as next week's new releases
Noah and the Whale to play the Entry, new "Making Music" shows announced & a pair of local music videos released
Wednesday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
Tuesday's five most interesting stories printed on wood pulp
A racy hamburger commercial is too much for the nation's plagiarizing moralists.
In recent years, few journalists have followed pro sports stadium shenanigans more closely than Neil deMause, co-author of the acclaimed Field of Schemes: How the Great Stadium Swindle Turns Public Money Into Private Profit and proprietor of the fieldofschemes.com website. City Pages contacted deMau ... More >>
What do you do with a book that absolutely nobody in his right mind wants to put out?
Tonight is all about the names--or, in some cases, the lack of them
Steve Barone discusses hair dye, eyeliner, cheese
Tom Schroeder's animated "Bike Ride" pedals toward heartbreak--and back again
Seeking enlightenment in a rented ballroom with an evangelist and two dozen Klingons