Well, the spray-painted "Dump Dayton" message on the Cedar Lake Regional bike trail certainly looks to be the work of a Jeff Johnson supporter. But maybe that's exactly what a devious Dem wants you to think.After all, you wouldn't expect a lot of undecided or right-leaning voters to be peddling alon ... More >>
The ride from St. Louis Park to Minneapoils along the Cedar Lake Regional bike trail is normally uneventful -- a few twists and tunnels are all the excitement you'll get. But lately, you'll find something different among the gravel and debris a few hundred feet from Target Field. A message has sprou ... More >>
Following a meeting last week, the Kenwood Isles Neighborhood Association is calling on the Minneapolis Park Board to change the closing time of East Cedar Lake Beach (otherwise known as Hidden Beach) to 4 p.m. for the rest of the season, at least.The beach currently closes at 10 p.m., but the neigh ... More >>
The special Kenwood Isles Area Association meeting that took place earlier this week didn't produce a resolution calling on the Minneapolis Park Board to take action on the problems neighborhood residents say plague Hidden Beach, but something along those lines will be coming soon, Kenwood neighborh ... More >>
Looking for a harder ride than our intermediate trip? Last year, we brought you to Carver Park Reserve for our expert trip. This year, we're taking you 30 miles out of Minneapolis to the Minnesota Renaissance Festival for live jousting, giant turkey legs, and more corsets and wizard cloaks than you ... More >>
While the mayor's office and Metro Council may have reached a compromise on the Southwest Light Rail Transit project earlier this week, there certainly hasn't been universal acclaim for the agreement. People have complained about the route for countless reasons -- noise, vibrations, foliage, you nam ... More >>
It might not seem like much to those who haven't followed the project closely, but the proposed Southwest LRT line took a significant step forward yesterday with the announcement of an agreement between Minneapolis and the Met Council about how the line will move through Minneapolis.Minneapolis offi ... More >>
A new Minnesota Twins ad proves that anticipation for the 2013 Major League Baseball season and the snow still lingering on the ground don't have to be mutually exclusive. Anyone who needs something to interrupt the perpetual grumbling about winter should immediately check out this love letter to ou ... More >>
Courtesy Sparks Facebook pageSparks food will all come from a wood-burning ovenJonathan Hunt, chef and owner of well-loved and oft-visited Minneapolis Italian hot spots Al Vento and Rinata, recently told Minnesota Monthly that he will (quietly) be opening a new restaurant called Sparks in the old ... More >>
This lamely decked-out car was used in a St. Louis Park shooting.St. Louis Park police are asking for the public's help in trying to find the man responsible for a burglary and shooting that took place last week.For the case, which left a St. Louis Park homeowner with a gunshot wound, cops have a ... More >>
Governor Dayton's sons open first-rate restaurant
The last leg of the Cedar Lake Trail is open.Twenty years after the Cedar Lake Park Association set the plan in motion, a two-lane bicycle freeway has finally opened to connect St. Louis Park with the Mississippi River. The last mile was a $9 million pain in the neck, too. The Minnesota Twin ... More >>
Photo fromTria RestaurantSuburbanites need patios tooAs a follow-up to yesterday's post about the top 5 under-the-radar restaurant patios in the Twin Cities, we thought we'd show the suburbs a little love today. While places like Maynard's in Excelsior and Grumpy's Bar and Grill in Rosevill ... More >>
mollyapolis/flickrSunday's tornado classified as an EF2 at times.The truth is that you probably don't care much whether the National Weather Service designates a tornado an EF 1 or an EF 2 after your home has been shredded, and you've lost loved ones or seen them injured. All you know is, hel ... More >>
Nice Ride played a big role in boosting the numbers.More proof that we're the most bike-friendly city in the country: Bicycle riding numbers here shot up 33 percent in the three-year span 2007 to 2010, according to a new report from Bike Walk Twin Cities. We're hoofing it more, too. Walking ... More >>
Minneapolis makes the grade.Yesterday we found out we lived in the best American city to find a job. Today, Minneapolis is the "Best Place to Live in a Big City Designed for Getting Outside," according to Men's Journal. Not a bad week so far. Especially since last month we were named one ... More >>
The Cedar Lake bike trail won't reach the Mississippi this year.We been watching with growing admiration as the crews paving the Cedar Lake bike and walking trail have pushed on past the City Pages offices this fall. That's why we're disappointed at the news today that they won't reach the ... More >>
Time to brush up on your snow emergency know-how.If there's a perfect time to have a whopper snow storm, it has to be a Friday night. Most commuters are off the road. The kids are out of school. So while the storm that walloped Minnesota over the weekend caused hundreds of car accidents and ... More >>
The bike that rode the RoundsAfter tackling the many byway districts--Victory Memorial & Theo Wirth, Northeast, Downtown Riverfront, Mississippi & Minnehaha--our series on the best biking food stops comes to the final leg. There's still plenty of time to pedal the path and enjoy tasty nea ... More >>
If you missed it last year--or enjoyed it so much you'd like to go back--the Picnic Operetta is returning to Twin Cities community gardens this weekend. This time, eleven singers and musicians will be performing director Scotty Reynolds's take on Tales of Hoffmann, beginning Saturday, August ... More >>
Mo PerryHopkins Pizza Luce offers a lot more than cold pizza for breakfastSuburban bike commuters and garlic enthusiasts rejoice: Pizza Luce has opened its sixth location in Hopkins on the Cedar Lake bike trail, giving both cyclists and 'za lovers reason to smile. While Pizza Luce is well k ... More >>
A fifth Pizza Luce will arrive next week.Pizza Luce will be opening its new Hopkins location next Monday, August 9th, at 7 a.m. (Pray tell, who goes to Pizza Luce at 7 a.m.? Has anyone ever tried the breakfast at the Duluth Luce?) The new location should attract plenty of cyclists, as it sits ... More >>
Jana FreibandThe Pumphouse: Great for kids or jilted loversNow that it's June, the spring flings that launched a few months ago have started to bust up. The question has popped up a few times lately among those whose friends just got dumped: Where can I take him/her out to cheer up? Your fir ... More >>
The 42-year-old man who stole a car from former WCCO anchor Jeannette Trompeter's driveway has been charged in court.
Trompeter finds herself on the other end of a news story as she and boyfriend David Abzill prepare for a going-away party.
Restaurants offer shiny new take on their beloved predecessors
If the new light rail stop in front of Target Field doesn't get you to the new ballpark without your car, maybe the new bike trail will.
Summer Guide: Food
Minneapolis is all about biking, but the latest plan to connect existing paths into one (more) complete system has some in the city a little shocked.
The Twin Cities' most infamous party spot has undergone a makeover—but try telling that to the regulars
In the name of restoring order on the North Side, Minneapolis housing inspectors are issuing citations at a record pace. But is that flaking paint on Jean Coste's garage contributing to North Side crime—or just the city coffers?
In an age of shrinking budgets, the city of Minneapolis is spending more money than ever to settle lawsuits against the MPD
In which Dara discovers a gem in the bottom of the mailbag
After a century of empty promises, Minneapolis officials are finally poised to spruce up the polluted waterway that meanders through the city's north side. What changed? The buying power of the people who will live there.
As boxcars give way to bicycles, a railroad veteran remembers sweat, speed, and mayhem along the 29th Street corridor
Thinking of driving to Uptown this summer? Better think again.Thinking of driving to Uptown this summer? Better think again.
Minneapolis's brave new riverfront will have parks, museums, and upscale condos. Who said subsidized housing was just for the poor?
Bryn Mawr neighborhood association president Chris Bacon says the public-input process for a proposed bikeway has turned into "a major pain in the ass." City officials think they've found a cure: closed-door, invitation-only meetings.
"The wealthy residents want the beach to themselves," Hidden Beach visitor Neil Sorenson complains. "They're tired of looking at punk rockers or anyone who looks remotely different."