Minneapolis's claim to guinea pig fame can be traced back to August 11, 2013, when 81 people wound up in the hospital with suspected salmonella poisoning after eating guinea pig, among other things, at the Ecuadorian Independence Festival. The market owner was given a $1,000 fine for serving tainted ... More >>
The feds see no evil as a belligerent strongman seeks control of America's food supply
A petition asking Gov. Mark Dayton to order an independent investigation into the 2004 suicide of a patient enrolled in a University of Minnesota clinical drug trial has picked up more than 1,700 signatures over the past three weeks. Among them: three former editors of The New England Journal of M ... More >>
Van HalenXcel Energy Center, St. PaulSaturday, May 19, 2012The David Lee Roth-led version of Van Halen is a throwback to a time when arena rock actually rocked. Seven albums worth of great material, combined with an apparently sobered-up Eddie Van Halen sounding better than ever these days, meant th ... More >>
"My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary." - Martin Luther
Michele Bachmann: "Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Can someone help me find my office?"Michele Bachmann used to be a United States Congresslady, at least that's what her official presidential biography claims. In fact, if you invoke the ancient rules of the House of Representatives, Bachmann is technical ... More >>
Netroots Nation comes to Minneapolis
What Would Comprehensive Immigration Reform Look Like If the Feds Got Off Their Duffs?
How do you know your strawberries came from Minnesota and not Mexico?Many Minnesotans, from diners to restaurateurs, are developing a passon for local foods. And anyone with a taste bud can attest to superior flavor of a strawberry plucked from a Minnesota patch in June versus one trucked from Me ... More >>
Freshly roasted, Flamenco-styleWhen Dave Chall, of restaurant supplier Upper Midwest Gourmet, originally thought of coffee, he viewed it simply as an additional revenue stream. But now the bean arm of his NE Minneapolis operation, Flamenco Organic, is at the forefront of the local java industry. ... More >>
Longings and losses of a country boy
Project Costs Millions, Tramples the Constitution, Treats Migrants Like Cattle, and Doesn't Work
She's just one of this film's bad-ass old people
Have you seen these fugitives?
Roasted to carbon negative perfectionTiny Footprint Coffee's tag line is "Small steps to big climate change," and the new company is doing quite well purveying what they call carbon-negative beans. Recently landing impressive coffee service contracts with Gustavus Adolphus College and Medtronic, ... More >>
Part of the Amongst Us series
Michelle BruchGuatemalan farmers sold directly to Coffee and Tea in a rare shipment. If you're really into coffee, a trip to Coffee and Tea in Linden Hills right now could yield some impressive bragging rights with your fellow aficionados. Some of the Guatemalan coffees at the store are so rare, ... More >>
From Ground Zero of the Immigration Crisis Along the Mexican Border
Festival kicks off its 28th year in the Twin Cities
Profiles of the local film community
Fair trade brews are popping up all over, but Peace Coffee is still a cup apart
Sen. Norm Coleman does an about-face on a bill that will hurt Minnesota farmers
The case against Minnesota's 1.2 million forest-destroying, disease-spreading deer
What do you do after writing the most popular leftist mindscrew of the decade? A sequel.
The all-but-forgotten art of service is equal parts craft, dedication, and benevolent management
Will "crossroads cuisine" reinvent both St. Louis Park and the Brazilian barbecue?
Dear Dara's year-end wrap-up
One woman's memories of war and dreams of peace
The West Wing inaugurates a new administration
The never-ending showdown between a relentless poetic provocateur and the back-patting literary establishment that shudders at the very sound of his name
Barely two months out of prison, the Twin Cities' most notorious nun is headed for trouble again
Gary Webb's new book Dark Alliance exposes the CIA/crack connection--and the media's complicity in killing the story
One week on the evisceration line
FIRES! EARTHQUAKES! IMPROVED RATINGS FOR CHANNEL 5!
Faith & Loathing: On the Campaign Trail With Paul Wellstone