Whether you live in the suburbs, or find yourself outside your regular stomping grounds in search of restaurant options, there's value in knowing more about all the great eats beyond Minneapolis and St. Paul's most covered neighborhoods. In our Suburban Bites series, we'll explore the best places to ... More >>
As if we all don't already have enough things to worry about already, here's another.SEE ALSO: Small alligator found in Bloomington; fisherman says "there's a big one back there too" [PHOTO] A 65-year-old Bloomington man was hospitalized after he fell in an 8- to 9-foot-deep sinkhole near 102nd Stre ... More >>
It's been going on for a year, and Bloomington police have finally had enough.Yesterday, the Bloomington PD reached out to the media and asked for help gathering information about who's responsible for the mysterious naked dude photos that keep appearing on utility poles, stop signs, and in area par ... More >>
Spring is nearly here! The birds are chirping, the garden is starting to bloom, and in perhaps the clearest sign that winter is behind us, the Hotel Sofitel in Bloomington (how fitting) will be giving away free macarons in its bakery.
A lot of weeks we see the same types of events (beer, wine, beer, wine), but March is breaking the mold with not only a decadent chocolate exhibition but a class about how to power your kitchen appliances with solar energy. Sounds like a promising start to the month.
The T.G.I.'s food fight may be the second most epic on record, behind this one from Animal House.Lacrosse can be a violent game, but normally, as is the case with other physical sports, players check their aggression at the locker room door.That wasn't the case early Monday morning for members of ... More >>
Folks stopping by the Bloomington T.G.I. Friday's last night for a late-night bite were treated to a scene right out of Vince McMahon's imagination.A little before 1 a.m. (who knew T.G.I.'s stayed open that late!), a huge melee broke out involving as many as 30 patrons. Seven were arrested for r ... More >>
Debbie TallenRedRossa opened in June across from the Mall of America in BloomingtonRedRossa Italian Grille, which opened last month in Bloomington, has been donating $1 from the sale of every lunch and dinner entree to benefit victims of the North Minneapolis tornado since they opened their ... More >>
Ed Fong of David Fong's in BloomingtonHe's not the chef, but Ed Fong is in charge of all that happens at David Fong's, the Bloomington restaurant that has been around for over 50 years. He's cooked, he's cleaned, and he's emptied trashcans during his many years working at the storied Chinese eate ... More >>
Ed Fong at David Fong'sDavid Fong's first opened its doors in 1958 as a small takeout chow mein joint. In 1966, it moved to its present location on Lyndale Avenue in Bloomington. David Sr. and his wife Helen started the business, and when they retired, they turned it over to eldest son Ed Fong, k ... More >>
One of the south suburbs' most interesting eateries shuts its doors.One of the south suburbs' most interesting restaurants was recently forced to shut its doors. Bloomington's Purple Sandpiper closed due to "MUCH slower than expected sales and the lack of steady business," its owner, M. Haid ... More >>
Work for the folks you've seen on TV.Are you a fan of America's Next Great Restaurant who's looking for employment? The forthcoming Bloomington location of the as-of-yet-undetermined winning restaurant is hiring cashiers, front of the house, prep cooks, and bakers.
Giddyup! Another Cowboy Jack's is in the works.For awhile, the After Midnight Group--the folks behind Cowboy Slim's, the Cabooze, and a few other rough-n-tumble food and beverage spots-has been planning on opening another restaurant in the former Steak and Ale in Bloomington, at 494 and Xerxe ... More >>
Burritos for $1, today only!Several metro area Pancheros Mexican Grills have recently closed, but fans can ease their sorrows at the restaurant's Dollar Burrito Night, which takes place today from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Bloomington location at 5200 West 84th St. Though Pancheros is an Iowa-base ... More >>
A top 3 burgerThe Fuddruckers saga in Minnesota has more twists and turns than a Mexican telenovela, but the latest will please loyal fans: as of 11 a.m. today, the Bloomington location has re-opened as a legit Fuddruckers location.
photo from FacebookControversy surrounds this historic farm. It is a strange sight: a picturesque 60-acre farm at the end of a Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport runway in Bloomington, near the Mall of America. On a bluff overlooking the Minnesota river, with pastures and barns, sheep and ... More >>
MTVPeople who missed the opportunity to hang with the Situation last February will get another chance to drink in the presence of marginal celebrity when Ronnie Ortiz-Magro makes an appearance in Bloomington this weekend.
www.purplesandpiper.comPiping up pork belly and lemon ricotta pancakes?Just when we were bellyaching about Bloomington's lack of a dining scene, along comes news of not only a south metro Majors transitioning to Poor Richard's Commonhouse, but word that the ambitious Ryan Aberle, late of Nort ... More >>
If our recent review got you salivating for the food at Parma 8200, now you can feast your eyes on their dining room. The space is tucked into a towering office complexes in Bloomington, a deceptively sleepy front for a restaurant that was bustling until closing time on a recent visit. ... More >>
D'Amico-owned Italian makes strides with modern dishes
Photo: ICESureno members were among those arrestedImmigration and Customs Enforcement agents said today they've arrested 18 members from notorious gangs including Sureno-13 and Vatos Locos working the drug trade in Minneapolis, Bloomington and Richfield. The arrests came after a weeklong op ... More >>
PhotoTony WebsterAt least six shots were fired at a group of people standing outside a house on the 8000 block of Portland Avenue South in Bloomington last night. No one was injured, but bullets struck the house and two vehicles in the driveway. Bloomington police spokesman Mark Stehlic says shor ... More >>
The man, who was trying to get away from security officers, climbed over the railing of the fourth floor.
The arrests are part of a federally-funded crackdown that will continue into 2010, the State Patrol says.
Prosecutors say Gail Gagne engaged in unlawful sex with a student in the summer of 2008.
The chance of having your bag fully searched at the airport these days is pretty high. So you'd think someone who chooses to look at child porn might decide to leave his photos back at home while he travels.
Festival season continues with the Spring Egg Festival in Bloomington and more this Saturday. Candy-filled eggs, balloon animals and face-painting in the house!
Rule No. 1: No Scarfing
Last week, watchdog website The Consumerist posted a long confession allegedly written by an employee of Bloomington-based computer fix-it service Geek Squad.
The National Right to Life Committee's 33rd annual convention will take place at the Bloomington Sheraton June 16th through the 18th. The event will be held in conjunction with the NRLC Youth Outreach program, which is designed to "educate teens and students about pro-life issues." (Notice they don' ... More >>
Suppose one of the great lost American photo collections were sitting in a basement in Bloomington...
Overwhelmed activists, embattled police, and perplexed politicians brace for a long, hot summer in South Minneapolis
Finding a safe space to remember