Midwestern cuisine is all the rage these days. From the national magazines to the Food Network, everyone seems to have taken note that we have a whole lot of fabulous food. Few know those back roads and byways better than Heavy Table editor (and one-time Hot Dish contributor) James Norton. After a s ... More >>
The Minneapolis band hit the road, searching for inspiration in the desert
Minnetonka's Lucid Brewing has announced that Surfside lager will be seeing six-pack release and distribution this month, focusing on the area surrounding their western home suburb. The German-styled lager is named after Surfside Park in Mound, Minnesota, and its release falls in line with Spirit of ... More >>
The chaotic band release their mangiest album yet
Distraught over the prospect of losing his cat, Afton resident Thomas Disselkamp allegedly made a curious choice -- namely, to strangle the poor thing.SEE ALSO: MN woman allegedly spray-paints "Killers" on low-kill Brainerd animal shelter, releases dogs Disselkamp has been charged with felony animal ... More >>
RihannaWith A$AP RockyXcel Energy Center, St. PaulSunday, March 24, 2013Does naming an album Unapologetic mean you never have to say you're sorry? Rihanna hit the stage at Xcel a little late (9:50 or so), but that wasn't the problem. The 10,000 devoted fans from around the upper Midwest would've wai ... More >>
The fight over two baby girls could change how Minnesota considers relatives and race in adoption cases
Former City Pages web editor Jen Boyles lives in the Whitney Square building at 2nd Avenue North and 2nd Street in the North Loop, near where yesterday's water main break occurred.SEE ALSO: Downtown Mpls water main break: No poop in the North Loop Boyles and her fiance went to sleep last night still ... More >>
If you're low on cash or you forgot your lunch today and you're looking for a quick, cheap stomach-filler to get you through the day, here's a deal for you: The Jimmy John's sandwich chain has announced that it's throwing a customer appreciation day today, in which it will be selling many of its sub ... More >>
Joan Jett & HeartMystic Ampitheater6/29/2012Few opportunities as golden as this one arise for the nostalgic classic rockers in town to relive their youth in one show -- and outdoors, no less. That was the case this past Friday night -- a steamy one to be sure at 92 degrees -- when Joan Jett & ... More >>
Another soon-to-be Minnesota microbrewery has joined the Kickstarter craze. Jack Pine Brewery in Baxter, Minnesota, could even be called a picobrewery, with plans to start brewing beer in 40-gallon batches. The small system is basically a pilot brewery for an eventual expansion. The idea is to build ... More >>
When a night at the bar goes horribly wrong
linkedin.comSteven "Gus" AugustinackSteven Augustinack was named Brainerd Citizen of the Year by the local Junior Chamber Jaycees last October, in part for his work with groups like Youth as Resources and the Sertoma Camp Confidence Club for deaf and hard of hearing children. A month later, ... More >>
William Holden, child rapist, outside the St. Cloud courthouseWilliam Holden went to prison for sexually abusing his underage niece. Now, a jury says he must pay her $10 million. Cathy Olson was under the age of 14 when Holden sexually assaulted her three times in Brainerd. He was convicted ... More >>
Morey's of MotleyFresh seafood in Minnesota has always been an oxymoron of sorts. For the state farthest from both oceans, how is that possible? To people driving through Motley on their way to Brainerd, this must have seemed even more of a reach--fresh seafood in Motley? But a quick stop at ... More >>
A judge calls Denny Hecker a flight riskPoor Denny Hecker. His auto empire's kaput. The guy's in bankruptcy up to his eyeballs and his toys are all gone. The feds are coming after him on some major league fraud charges. He wears a court-ordrered tracking device around his ankle. And now h ... More >>
The brothers' first duo show was a relaxed, lighthearted affair.
The fall of the Denny Hecker empire continues with the latest news that he has now filed for personal bankruptcy as his auto empire in Minnesota crumbles.
Willmar police say a drunk mom took such a sharp turn in a cul-de-sac at a trailer park that the car's back door swung open and her iinfant fell out into the street after not being strapped in. Then she took off.
Demon Love, Horror and Hope, White Man's World debut with flair
For a new all-ages scene, rock & roll can't wait
A dozen discerning film fest picks
Baxterization, beaten paths, and the great riparian land rush of northern Minnesota
Budget cuts and Bush are leaving victims of domestic violence out in the cold
Three Minnesota gems with ice cream cakes and frozen pies prove you can have your cake and lick it too
From the garbage house to the club with P.O.S. and his Doomtree crew
A quartet of places offer creative solutions to potluck-season woes
Minnesota nice Sausage Sisters Pack links with wild rice, apples, more, more, more
After 52 years of marriage, Ralph and Sharon Link still have each other. Yet despite a life played by the rules that's about the only thing that turned out the way they planned it.
The gonzo online community known as TCPunk goes the way of all flesh
From the great outdoors to your oven
The Twins finally bring home the 2002 edition
A scramble through doughnut shops north and south
And other tales from our least likely lobbyists
It's about the protrusion, not the circumference
Dodie Shallman had something to say about Cambridge's scandalous debt, beastly taxes, and the clowns who got the town into this mess. With the dirt-dishing Observer, the doyenne turned her crusade into news.
Five years ago Mike Hatch was just another failed politician. Then a dying woman walked into his office, and a crusade was born.
The home of Fort Snelling, loons, timber wolves, and the U of M
Hobos have been hopping freights since the Civil War. Now a new generation of riders is hitting the tracks--stockbrokers, students, and the occasional serial killer.
The timber wolf, along with baby harp seals, was an environmental-movement poster child. But biologists have found wolves don't need wilderness to prosper. They need, simply, something to eat and to be more or less left alone.
A team of scientists labors to figure out why so many frogs around the state are suddenly turning up deformed--and what