By the end of the year it looks like there will be no more vaping allowed in any public buildings in Minneapolis. Yesterday a City Council committee unanimously passed a measure that would extend the state's 2007 Freedom to Breathe Act to e-cigarettes. The new ordinance would treat e-cigarette smok ... More >>
As Minneapolis officials prepare to green-light a pilot cop camera program tomorrow, we called Burnsville Police Chief Eric Gieseke to learn about how his department -- which was one of, if not the first in the state to adopt a cop cam program back in 2010 -- has been impacted by them.Gieseke cited ... More >>
The Garage is currently owned by the city of Burnsville but starting in January of next year the all-ages venue is becoming a nonprofit organization. The city of Burnsville was looking for a way to separate the music aspect of the venue from the control of the city. There were rumors of the venue ... More >>
Since The Garage opened in 1999, it has transformed from a coffee shop to a full venue that hosts today's up-and-coming artists as well as its share of national acts. Station 4 used to host many punk and metal shows in the past, but since it closed in 2013, the punk scene has moved about 20 minutes ... More >>
The black bear that was apparently shot by city of Savage police more than a week ago probably won't escape his predicament alive, but at least he's taking time to travel. (Read our original post about him here.)On Sunday, the roughly 200-pound bear was spotted in Burnsville near 134th Street and Pa ... More >>
NOW OPENBang Brewing2320 Capp Rd., St. PaulEat Street Buddha Kitchen and Lounge2550 Nicollet Ave., MinneapolisThe Hideout3301 Central Ave. NE, MinneapolisIzzy's Ice Cream - new Mill District location1100 2nd St. S., MinneapolisKitty Corner Cafe806 Washington Ave. SELake Monster Brewingavailable on t ... More >>
This afternoon, Burnsville police said they have evidence Anarae Schunk "may have been the victim of a homicide," but added that her body still hasn't been found.THE BACKSTORY: Anarae Schunk left with ex after he allegedly murdered man in parking lot, charges say That information was contained in a ... More >>
NOW OPENBluestem Bar & Table (City Pages review)2610 Lyndale Ave. S., MinneapolisThe Buttered Tin (City Pages review)237 E. 7th St., St. PaulThe Hideout3301 Central Ave. NE, MinneapolisIzzy's Ice Cream - new Mill District location1100 2nd St. S., MinneapolisKitty Corner Cafe806 Washington A ... More >>
From the home cook to head chefs, there's nothing off limits for the food-loving producers at the Food Network. Although you'd be hard-pressed to find someone that calls chowing on a food court Big Mac fine dining, Food Network sees these mall eateries as opportunities for culinary greatness on par ... More >>
On Saturday, in a 44-16 vote, the Minnesota Senate passed a bill intended to make it easier for convicted criminals to land job interviews.SEE ALSO: MNGOP Sen. Dan Hall suggests gay marriage supporters are unpatrioticThe so-called "ban the box" bill would require most private employers to follow the ... More >>
Three Republican senators want to curb law enforcement agencies' power to use drones without warrants. SEE ALSO: Andy Driscoll, KFAI host, duped by The Onion's "Drone Flyover" inauguration photo [IMAGE]A bill introduced by Sean Nienow, R-Cambridge, Roger Chamberlain, R-Lino Lakes, and Dan Hall, R-Bu ... More >>
Chance apparently had little regard for maintaining a veneer of professionalism while working for Burnsville schools.In one of the largest settlements for a school administrator you'll ever see, the Burnsville school district is paying Tania Z. Chance $255,000 to leave her job as human resources ... More >>
Michelle Rose Chlan was sentenced to 90 days in jail yesterday for having a sexual relationship with one of her students. Chlan was a teacher's aide at Shakopee Junior High School in 2009 when she gave one of her students a ride home. Chlan gave the kid her number and kept giving him rides. Tha ... More >>
Stibal faces new charges.Peter Robert Stibal is accused of being every parent's worst nightmare, a Boy Scout troop leader who sexually assaulted the boys they trusted to his care. Originally arrested in October 2009 and chargd with six counts of criminal sexual conduct involving four minors, th ... More >>
James Brent VandusartzJames Brent Vandusartz coached the junior varsity girls hockey team at the prestigious Blake School, but Burnsville police say it was a teenage boy who really got the 56-year-old man's attention. The boy, who's described as one of Vandusartz's students, but who apparen ... More >>
You think copying this is easy?Some people have all the bright ideas. Like two Minnesota guys who were running a little low on cash, and apparently decided they could just make more out of black construction paper.At least that's what they said they could do, according to prosecutors. Now Timothy ... More >>
www.portercreek.comFiner dining now in Burnsville.Porter Creek Hardwood Grill opened earlier this summer and the Star Tribune's Rick Nelson reports that it's breathing new life into Burnsville's less-than-inspiring dining scene. The former Baker's Square Outlet (!) has been remade into a su ... More >>
Police say they found 675 pictures of girls' nether regions on Dean Lindo's camerasThis is a long way from the boyhood prank of trying to sneak a peek up a girl's skirt: Dean Kenneth Lindo has been arrested after police say they found something like 700 crotch shots of girls on is digital cam ... More >>
He was evidently enraged over the time keeping in his son's sixth grade basketball match.
Makes you wonder who the real losers are here, the innocent kid and his team, or the grownups who left Shand with some broken teeth and trip to the ER.
Richfield Police Chief Barry Fritz was among those who were on hand for the Washington press conference.
Police say Mahdi Hassan Ali was the gunman and Ahmed Shire Ali was his accomplice in a robbery attempt.
The arrests are part of a federally-funded crackdown that will continue into 2010, the State Patrol says.
The three victims, cousins Abdifatah and Mohamed Warfa, along with Anwar Mohammed, where buried on Friday.
The three gunned-down men were buried on Friday in Burnsville.
Burnsville's police chief says the case is about enforcing a state law restricting horn honking, not free speech.
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Another reason young men should stay inside and play video games.
Maybe he was embarrassed that his sweet plan failed him, but the man allegedly told officers that he learned how to make his shoplifting gear from a video on YouTube.
Burnsville residents can safely leave their homes and stop looking toward the sky after the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources took out two hawks caught terrorizing one neighborhood.
Burnsville police say it's one thing to honk for peace and it's a ticket-worthy offense if it's extreme honking for peace.
Monday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
Monday's five most interesting stories printed on wood pulp.
Where can a good comrade go to find caviar in a one-pound tub?
Mike Isabella, manager/co-owner/designer of the FantaSuite Hotel in Burnsville, runs down their most requested theme rooms just in time for a Valentine's Day getaway. Even he's baffled by the popularity of number one: "I don't know. It's a cave." 1. Le Cave 2. Caesar's Court 3. The Grecian 4. Casin ... More >>
Since 2001, the Twin Cities Pinball Enthusiasts have been searching arcades, bars, and bowling alleys for the area's best machines. If you're looking to slam down a roll of quarters and taunt everyone with your mad ballin' skills, go someplace else. The TCPE is not a league, but rather a group of pe ... More >>
Burnsville couple hit up by phony "hurricane survivor"
Nonprofit teen centers fill the club void for minors
Specialty baking supply shop sells everything sweet, sweeter
When Cleotha Howard moved to the suburbs, she imagined a world far away from the street gangs of north Minneapolis. She never dreamed her youngest son would be murdered.