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  • Blogs

    September 23, 2013

    Priest reportedly approached young men at Barnes & Noble, asked, "Are you fucking horny?"

    In the summer of 2012, Curtis Wehmeyer, a priest at Parish of the Blessed Sacrament in St. Paul, was charged with sexually abusing two boys and possessing child pornography.SEE ALSO: So this is the homophobe who kept vandalizing gay-friendly Maple Grove church... Wehmeyer's arrest came after the Arc ... More >>

  • Arts

    September 18, 2013

    Can local artists turn Block E around?

    Made Here initiative aims to breathe life back into the empty building

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    Block E blight: With AMC theater closing Sept. 23, there's only one business left inside [PHOTO]

    SEE ALSO:-- AMC Theater, one of Block E's last tenants, seemingly on way out-- Ira Glass thinks Block E is a prison [AUDIO]Block E, or whatever it was called back then, used to have lots of character (see above photo). Now, it has the character of a black hole.On September 23, the AMC Theater will c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    AMC Theater, one of Block E's last tenants, seemingly on way out

    ​One of the last tenants in the downtown eyesore that is Block E may be on its way out.Yesterday, the blighted downtown retail complex's AMC movie theater lost an appeal in federal court to extend its low-rent lease. It isn't clear whether that means the theater will negotiate a new agreement or c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Loren Clyde Bauer accused of masturbating in St. Paul bookstore

    Loren Clyde Bauer.​Loren Clyde Bauer has a serious problem. The 62-year-old man has been convicted repeatedly over the past decade of exposing himself in public, mostly in the Twin Cities, and evidently with a preference for the aisles of Jo-Ann Fabrics. Now he's been charged with indecent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Block E Applebee's closes

    Another tenant bites the dust.​Hopefully that Block E casino idea will fly, because it's clear that fewer and fewer businesses can succeed at the troubled downtown development. Applebee's is the latest casualty, closing its doors Sunday after being in business at the skyway location since 200 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Borders closes four Twin Cities stores in bankruptcy move

    The economy claims another victim.​Borders, the bookseller, has been teetering on the edge of bankruptcy for a while now, hamstrung by online competition and the recession, so its Chapter 11 filing is hardly a surprise. That doesn't make the news any easier for employees at four of the company's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    Block E sold to Alatus

    Photo via wikipediaProfit center or money hole?​Bob Lux and his real estate development firm Alatus evidently look at Block E in downtown Minneapolis these days and see something that others don't: A cash register. The company confirmed over the weekend that it has completed a deal to purchas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Hooters in Block E files Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    Not in Minneapolis​How is it that a restaurant bragging about its attractive waitresses squeezed into tight tanks and short shorts -- bras and pantyhose required! -- can't make a go of it across the street from an NBA arena in a major metropolitan area? Hooters in Block E, $1.8 million in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    GameWorks closing in Block E

    ​A year after announcing it wanted to sublease its space, GameWorks said it is closing its doors at Block E, as well as six other locations around the country. And while the local press has been quick to point out that this represents another step back for Block E, it's worth pointing out that ... More >>

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    April 12, 2006
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    October 1, 2003
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    March 5, 2003
  • Books

    September 18, 2002

    Borders Skirmishes

    Booksellers make lousy money--and book chains want to keep it that way

  • Feature

    December 1, 1998
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    December 1, 1998

    It's a Sista Thang

    A local zine for the "go girls" on its way to making Gloria Steinem proud

  • Arts

    September 30, 1998

    Reel Queers

    Personal documentaries dominate this year's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Film Festival.

  • Feature

    March 11, 1998

    The Book Scout

    No job? No personal hygiene? No permanent address? No problem. Today's rare-book trade is the sort of wild treasure hunt that can transform an ordinary hobbyist into a full-time bottom feeder.