• Blogs

    July 31, 2014

    Dunkin' Donuts makes its way to northern Minnesota

    Well, Minnesota, it's finally happening: Dunkin' Donuts is giving us another chance. The chain's first Minnesota location opened in Rochester's Kahler Grand Hotel on June 30, and five additional Rochester locations will open in the coming months. On Monday, Dunkin' announced plans to open seven loca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    Stewart Mills distances himself from recording suggesting his family supports illegal PAC

    A video report published yesterday by a conservative group called Project Veritas suggests Wisconsin Senate President Mike Ellis, R-Neenah, wanted to create an illegal super PAC to go after his Democratic challenger.During the course of a barroom conservation that was secretly recorded last month, E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2014

    Trey Anastasio Band at First Avenue, 2/4/14

    Trey Anastasio BandFirst Avenue, MinneapolisTuesday, February 4, 2014Trey Anastasio last performed on the First Avenue stage 21 years ago. The Phish frontman returned with a six-piece backing band to make up for his long absence with a three-hour, two-set performance on Tuesday night. The sold-out c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2013

    James Norton talks about The Secret Atlas of North Coast Food

    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 >>

  • Music

    September 25, 2013

    Is/Is take to the desert for artistic growth

    The Minneapolis band hit the road, searching for inspiration in the desert

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    Lucid Brewing celebrates Spirit of the Lakes Festival with new Surfside lager

    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 >>

  • Music

    June 19, 2013

    The Goondas engineer the Dog Show

    The chaotic band release their mangiest album yet

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    Thomas Disselkamp allegedly strangled family cat of 10 years

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Rihanna and A$AP Rocky at Xcel Energy Center, 3/24/13

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    North Loop water main break: The day after

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    Jimmy John's selling sandwiches for $1 today

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    Joan Jett and Heart at Mystic Amphitheater, 6/29/12

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    Baxter area brewery turns to Kickstarter for cash

    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 >>

  • News

    July 27, 2011

    One-punch homicide

    When a night at the bar goes horribly wrong

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Steven Augustinack, Brainerd citizen of the year, is guilty of kiddie-porn charges

    linkedin.comSteven "Gus" Augustinack​Steven 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    William Holden must pay $10.5 million for sexually abusing niece

    William Holden, child rapist, outside the St. Cloud courthouse​William 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Morey's of Motley: A great seafood store where you least expect it

    Morey's of Motley​Fresh 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Denny Hecker requests vacation trip. Forget it, judge says

    A judge calls Denny Hecker a flight risk​Poor 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    Dan and Matt Wilson act naturally at the Pantages

    The brothers' first duo show was a relaxed, lighthearted affair.

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    10 people die in 10 days on Minnesota roads in March

    It's a spate of fatalities not seen since eight people were killed between Jan. 12-22.

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Denny Hecker files for personal bankruptcy

    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.

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    Baby flies from car, drunk mom flees the scene

    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.

  • News

    April 15, 2009

    MSPIFF shows off Minnesota's creative filmmaking community

    Demon Love, Horror and Hope, White Man's World debut with flair

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2008

    9/25 Morning Must Reads

    Thursday's five most interesting stories printed on wood pulp.

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2008
  • Feature

    December 19, 2007
  • News

    August 1, 2007

    Teenage Riot

    For a new all-ages scene, rock & roll can't wait

  • News

    April 19, 2006

    Your M-SPIFF 12-Pack

    A dozen discerning film fest picks

  • News

    August 3, 2005

    Sprawl Of The Wild

    Baxterization, beaten paths, and the great riparian land rush of northern Minnesota

  • News

    December 1, 2004

    Gimme Shelter

    Budget cuts and Bush are leaving victims of domestic violence out in the cold

  • Restaurants

    June 30, 2004

    Great Humor

    Three Minnesota gems with ice cream cakes and frozen pies prove you can have your cake and lick it too

  • News

    March 3, 2004


    From the garbage house to the club with P.O.S. and his Doomtree crew

  • Restaurants

    November 26, 2003

    Party Favors

    A quartet of places offer creative solutions to potluck-season woes

  • Restaurants

    July 16, 2003

    Hot Dish, For The Grill

    Minnesota nice Sausage Sisters Pack links with wild rice, apples, more, more, more

  • Arts

    January 15, 2003

    Stop Saying MANPANTIES!

    The gonzo online community known as TCPunk goes the way of all flesh

  • Restaurants

    November 13, 2002

    Birds Gone Wild

    From the great outdoors to your oven

  • Restaurants

    July 10, 2002
  • Sports

    April 10, 2002

    Let the Games Begin

    The Twins finally bring home the 2002 edition

  • Restaurants

    April 10, 2002

    Doughnut Safari 2002

    A scramble through doughnut shops north and south

  • News

    January 30, 2002

    The Devil and Ms. Jansen

    And other tales from our least likely lobbyists

  • Books

    October 18, 2000

    The End of the World Is Near

    It's about the protrusion, not the circumference

  • Music

    March 8, 2000
  • News

    February 24, 1999
  • Feature

    November 1, 1998

    My Marvelous Minnesota

    The home of Fort Snelling, loons, timber wolves, and the U of M

  • Restaurants

    March 11, 1998
  • News

    December 3, 1997

    Last Train Out

    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.

  • News

    October 1, 1997

    Lone Wolf No More

    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.

  • Movies

    March 5, 1997
  • News

    August 7, 1996
  • News

    July 31, 1996

    The Silence of the Frogs

    A team of scientists labors to figure out why so many frogs around the state are suddenly turning up deformed--and what

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