Late yesterday evening, MSP Magazine's Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl broke the news that Surly Brewing has selected a chef to head up the kitchens at their much anticipated, mega-destination brewery. That chef is none other than Jorge Guzman, who has spent the past several years helming the ship at Downto ... More >>
Roundy's Inc. is leaving the Twin Cities, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reported on Wednesday. The majority of its stores have been sold to Supervalu Inc. and Lund Food Holdings Inc., in addition to three other independent companies. Ten of the 18 Rainbow stores that were sold will be ... More >>
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The city of Cairo, Illinois, is pronounced "KAY-ro." Missouri has a Nevada called "Ne-VAY-dah." Here in Minnesota, there's New Prague, as in, "Pray-ge." And those are just the homographs. Every state has them: Places with names that locals and non-locals alike trip up. They can give away a newco ... More >>
WCCO obtained a graphic photo of what former Minneapolis mayoral candidate Mark Andrew looked like after he was violently robbed at the Mall of America last Thursday.RELATED: Why did no one help Mark Andrew when he was mugged? Andrew, 63, was beaten with a baton by one suspect and had his face gouge ... More >>
Yesterday evening, St. Paul police got an eyeful of car theft suspect Mario Zacate's birthday suit when they arrested him while he was taking a bath. Zacate worked up a sweat by allegedly stealing a car, getting into a wreck, and then fleeing the scene.SEE ALSO: Good Samaritan interrupts alleged St. ... More >>
St. Paul resident Thalia Benson faces up for 40 years in prison for allegedly kidnapping her friend's baby and then telling her boyfriend it was hers. SEE ALSO: Baby left in car seat while mom showered is abducted in south Mpls Benson, 34, was hanging out in her friend's Brooklyn Park apartment on M ... More >>
Pastor Mac Hammond -- the Brooklyn Park mega-church leader, Michele Bachmann-supporter, private plane-flyer, and IRS facer-offer -- is worried about how same-sex marriage will affect his followers. And he wants them to worry, too.See Also: - Gay marriage bill passes House, Senate committees. What's ... More >>
A Twin Cities woman was sentenced to three years of probation and 50 hours of community service this morning for stealing $8,600 in disaster relief funds meant for victims of Hurricane Katrina. A couple weeks after Katrina hit in 2005, Rena McCarter, 62, told the Federal Emergency Management Agenc ... More >>
During his State of the Union speech last night, President Obama called for the federal minimum wage to be raised to $9 an hour. Two DFL lawmakers want to do him one better.SEE ALSO: Tom Emmer goes after food server wagesA bill introduced in the House by Rep. Melissa Hortman, D-Brooklyn Park, and in ... More >>
On Saturday, the MNGOP met in Blaine to discuss the butt kicking the party received last month and to look ahead to the 2014 election.SEE ALSO:-- John Kriesel for governor? "I would never rule out a run," he says -- Hann: Some state employees "do nothing," salaries "a clear misuse of public dollars" ... More >>
A controversial Radiolab episode opens old wounds and raises countless questions for Minnesota's Hmong
Rep. Ernie Leidiger, R-Mayer, has three tax liens filed against him and reportedly owes $144,000 in overdue state and federal taxes.SEE ALSO: Rep. Ernie Leidiger outed for inviting Bradlee Dean to lead House prayerIs the failing small business owner from the party of personal accountability being ac ... More >>
Hardee's recently announced a five-year expansion plan that will increase its Minneapolis/St. Paul-area presence four-fold, from 21 locations to 80. That's 59 new burger joints.If you're interested in heading up one of the new franchises, there's an "Executive Roundtable" this afternoon where you ca ... More >>
A Mexican heroin ring led by a one-armed drug dealer was broken up last week by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office, according to a criminal complaint filed by prosecutors. Sheriff's deputy Quincy Grabau began investigating the drug ring in September 2010 after a "confidential reliable informant" ... More >>
$2.50 pints at Town Hall on WednesdayThere's an extra day this month to cram in some more eating, so we recommend a few charitable dining enterprises or the well-timed "leap beer" at Town Hall on Wednesday to make the most of it. 2/28 Don't wait for takeout to get your Thai fix. Hit up the ... More >>
Michele Bachmann, Mac Hammond: The sheep and the sheperd.Mac Hammond, the Brooklyn Park pastor who's had some trouble with the "separation of church and state" thing in the past, is now ready to officially push those his church right up alongside the White House as he campaigns for Michele Bachma ... More >>
Richard Hazeltine, Michael Horaas: Forgetting the State Fair spirit.The Minnesota State Fair is a time for Minnesotans of all walks of life to come together -- including, it seems, the most sleazy among us.In separate cases, two men are being investigated for the sale of counterfeit tickets for t ... More >>
Surly Nation celebrates the taproom bill and honors its biggest champion.Despite the rain, Surly Brewing Co. fans came out in droves to the "Power of the Pint" event in Brooklyn Center, a celebration of the passage of the Surly bill. Scattered throughout the brewery and tented outdoor bar were b ... More >>
Christopher James Hayes is headed to prison.When the shots rang out last Sept. 17 near the the corner of North 30th Avenue and North Colfax Avenue, a security camera called a ShotSpotter mounted on a utility pole swiveled around toward the noise and started recording the scene. Part of wha ... More >>
Girl ScoutsDid girl scouts lose major cash over cookie sales?That's what WCCO's recent report on the subject seems as if it'd like us to believe. The TV station's spin makes the situation out to seem like some sash-wearing, slave-driving Girl Scout Grand Poobah dumped a semi-load of cookies at ea ... More >>
Jesse Ventura now: Vote for Tom Horner.Jesse Ventura shocked Minnesota, and launched a million late-night TV jokes, when he made the leap from the pro wrestling ring to the governor's mansion in the 1998. Now he's passing the feather boa to a new independent. He's endorsed Tom Horner for gov ... More >>
Mac and Lynne Hammond find their church in the holeGod's feeling the recession pinch as hard as everyone else: Mac Hammond's prosperity gospel Living Word Christian Church is broke. Hennepin County records show that the Brooklyn Park building is now owned by the money changers. TCF Bank bou ... More >>
Michelle Bruch Much of the bakery at Seven Stars Coffee House comes from family recipes. The stay-at-home moms that opened Edina's newest coffeehouse don't live far from the shop at Amundson Avenue in Edina. That's a good thing, because they're making bagels from scratch every morning. "I ... More >>
Gerard Cellette may be a convicted Ponzi schemer who rooked investors out of $53 million, but Living Word Christian Center megachurch says the $2.2 million in donations it received from the crook shouldn't be used to pay back the victims of his crime. Cellette's a guy with such an impending ... More >>
Police also identified the victim as Pierre Fischer of Fridley.
Hutton goes head-to-head with perilous menu items
It's politics vs. the pulpit in Brooklyn Park
With this many choices of local, handcrafted treats, why go anywhere else?
The spent grains from Twin Cities brewers have Dalroy Stachowski's swine wallowing in hog heaven
A Walgreens clerk explained to the cops that Jackson had walked up to the counter and handed over an indecipherable note. When asked for an explanation, Jackson told the clerk that the note read: "This is a stickup. Empty the register. I have a gun."
The number of foreclosures on Twin Cities homes spikes
Harvey Ratner--the "Harv" in Harv and Marv--died early Friday after a yearlong struggle with cancer.
Four questions for the freeway exit-ramp beggars
Strib management takes its union to court
Meet the Bad News Bears of local slam poetry
We crowd-surfed with R.T. We bar hopped on light rail. And between some of our precious last sucks on a cigarette at the club, we scribbled it all down on a cocktail napkin.
Cooking instructor Supatra Johnson connects the dots from southeast Asian farmers to you
Stephen Porter may have been humiliated and abused by cops. Or he may be the best thing that's happened to the MPD in a long time.
The Twins finally bring home the 2002 edition
Instead of a 12-year prison sentence, Judge James Campbell gave an attempted murderer a few months in the workhouse. And he can't understand why everyone's so upset about it.
They can quote the Constitution and sing "The Star-Spangled Banner." Their ancestors hail from Virginia. Meet the Twin Cities' newest African immigrants.
The Art of Murder or How to Take a Friend's Life Without Really Trying. Acclaimed artist Carl Wesley, a.k.a. Inmate 198369, wrote the book.
How a growing number of Twin Cities neighborhoods are driving out the poor.