St. Paul resident Shawna Pearson is now in custody at the Anoka County Jail after a mouthwash-fueled (mis)adventure that included a bank robbery, a stint in detox, a bus ride to southern California, and a trip to Mexico in search of cheap booze.SEE ALSO: Stillwater couple's pock-faced, cross-eyed mu ... 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 >>
Only six months ago, it seemed unlikely that Minnesota's second-division soccer team would even see a 2013 season. Yet here we are, one day away from the home opener, with a new team owner, new name, and new logo. Given all that's happened since last fall, when Minnesota -- then called the Stars - ... 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 >>
The head shops' lawyer says he'll fight the decision.A Hennepin County judge denied a motion to delay the ban on synthetic drugs today, meaning the Minnesota law will go into effect Friday as planned. The motion was filed by a collective of head shops that have been diligently fighting to k ... 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 >>
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 >>
Not ready for TwinsFest, or anything else for a while.TwinsFest is moving to the National Sports Center in Blaine because the collapsed Metrodome won't be repaired in time to host the annual fan extravaganza. Besides the change in venue, and a more limited number of tickets, the Twins say th ... 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 >>
"I don't think I rescued them," Sathers tells NPR. "I feel like if anything, they've rescued me."
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