If you believe Movoto, none of the 10 best places in Minnesota are outside the Twin Cities metro area.SEE ALSO: David Letterman shares his "top 10 least successful Minnesota businesses"That, of course, strikes many Minnesotans as counterintuitive. Who wouldn't want to live in a beautiful lakeside ho ... More >>
A good chunk of the Minneapolis music scene has gallivanted away to South By Southwest in Austin, Texas, but that doesn't stop the music! Total Trash release their latest cassette tape in the 7th Street Entry Thursday. Friday, Davina & the Vagabonds swank up Patrick's Cabaret while Chanhassen Di ... More >>
Having a restaurant named after him was never on Michael Brindisi's to-do list, but life can go in unusual directions.The longtime theater director was part of the team that purchased the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres a couple of years ago. In that time, steady improvement has been made on the dinner p ... More >>
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Say it ain't snow.Hey there, Minnesota. We have something to tell you. You might want to sit down for this. The National Weather Service in Chanhassen is predicting the first snow of winter 2011-12. There, there -- we all knew this day had to come.
Walmart, the biggest company in the world, is losing a fight with Chanhassen.Walmart has thousands of gigantic stores across America, and dozens of them in the state of Minnesota. It employs millions of people, and sells tons of Chinese products to hundreds of millions more.Chanhassen is a town o ... More >>
Bright, fast-moving, and loud: Just the way we like it
Salad Days can be yoursPam Powell, an alum of Brenda Langton's Cafe Kardamena and owner of the Salad Girl Organic Dressings line, has a new cookbook out. Salad Days outlines a few salad-making basics--a useful guide to the various green types, plus tips on washing and storing produce, and sto ... More >>
Grab a cold drink and crank up the A/C, because the National Weather Service has issued another Excessive Heat Warning for the Twin Cities. Highs are expected to be in the 90s this afternoon and into the evening, but it will feel more like 100-106 degrees once humidity is factored in with t ... More >>
The National Weather Service in Chanhassen issued a tornado warning for the suburbs south and east of the Twin Cities at about 2:45 p.m., after radar indicated that a storm capable of producing a tornado moved through Rosemount, St. Paul Park, Inver Grove Heights, Eagan and Sunfish and St. Pa ... More >>
Hellish heat plus buckled roads equals massive traffic headaches.How hot was it? Too damn hot: A record-breaking 103 degrees in Minneapolis, the National Weather Service says. Hot enough to buckle the roads in dozens of places the past few days, turning commutes into nightmares. Hot enough ... More >>
Stinking hot at the CP Weather Center this morning.Yesterday it was hot enough to melt the roads. Today it's going to be even worse. The National Weather Service says we're facing a hot, sticky mess with temps and humidity pushing the heat index to 101. The overall effect will feel like stan ... More >>
Storm chasers followed the monster tornado that ripped through Joplin.We're stunned and saddened by the death, injuries and devastation left by the tornado that tore through North Minneapolis yesterday. But compared to the mayhem seen in the videos below from Joplin, Missouri, we dodged a bul ... More >>
Photo via Edina RealtyPachyderm Studios, best known as the recording site of Nirvana's final studio album, In Utero, as well as the place where dozens of local bands holed up in the early- to mid-'90s to record their work, has gone out of business once and for all and the property is now for sale ... More >>
First things first: No, this is not the land where Paisley Park is located, so don't start calling up your rich investor friends quite yet. Prince has fallen behind on payments to one of his several Chanhassen properties of late, and his mortgage for the 20-acre property at 7141 Galpin Blvd. ... More >>
Will your commute look this bad?We here at the City Pages weather desk regret to inform you that the much-rumored arrival of snow in April now appears to be a serious threat, and it's probably going to screw with your commute this evening, or tomorrow morning. NWS forecasters call this storm ... More >>
Springtime in Minnesota.This is the winter that just won't let go. A winter storm watch is in effect, and the Twin Cities could see could see four inches of snow on the ground Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Another storm at the end of the week has a chance to throw snow our way, too.
A blizzard's just another excuse to play in the snow.Congratulations. You survived Snowmageddon. We've listed the Top 20 snowfall totals for the Twin Cities area below. Now you need to shovel out the car and pay attention to the Snow Emergency parking rules (we're on Day 2). Stay warm.
SarahHeiman"Wait, we're getting married WHERE?"Something terrifyingly saccharine this way comes. On Saturday morning, 50 couples from "Brainerd to Mankato and everywhere in between" will descend on the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre for a mass wedding called "The Big Whopping Wedding." We get a ... More >>
Image by chefranden on FlickrThere are a lot of reasons it sucks to be poor. And a new study has just added one more: poor people die younger. Craig Helmstetter of the Wilder Foundation mapped the life expectancy of people in the Twin cities in a new report.
Juicy, sweet and coolThe University of Minnesota's Horticultural Research Center at the Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen doesn't sound like the kind of place you'd want to visit on your weekends. But the items it produces--most famously the Honeycrisp apple--are a consistent draw, which is w ... More >>
Act One, Too LtdThat's some jail: Chad (Rico Heisler) prepares to break out The all-Elvis musical All Shook Up opened at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres on Friday night, and we were there. Persnickety journalistic ethics precluded putting on the feed bag (hence no review of the food), but we caught ev ... More >>
by Lauren B. PhotographyThe cast of "Always & Forever" say it with a songIt's a busy weekend, particularly considering the fact that we're in the afterglow of the Fringe, when local stages tend to be dark and theatrical options fewer than the usual dizzying gamut. As fate would have it, we're ... More >>
ACT ONE, TOOThe Chanhassen Dinner Theatre's stage adaptation of the Kevin Bacon classic Footloose has won rave reviews and added some kick to a lineup of shows that usually features singing nuns and Elvis (not in the same show, unfortunately). Local singer/dancer/actor Ben Bakken tackles th ... More >>
Photo by Erik HessDon't have time to pick up a print edition of City Pages today? Don't fret, we've got it all available for you online. Here's a quick rundown of the music articles that ran in today's paper:The Goondas rock our faces offBy Andrea SwenssonLocal rockabilly/post punk band the Goond ... More >>
The new owners of the 41-year-old theater include two longtime employees and a theater management company.
Smiling at the rapidly disappearing snow and ice around the Twin Cities? It comes at a cost.
The search begins for the pinnacle in gentleman's club cuisine.
Prince shocks everyone by performing on time! Check out a fan's review and compiled set list.
Prosecutors have charged someone for the crime, but they are only identified based on their DNA. In other words, a mystery man has been charged and now we just wait until he turns up
Most of the outages are in the east metro and Xcel Energy plans to have all power restored by lunch time.
Cold climate grapes will be strutting their stuff at tomorrow's first-ever competition among wines originating in places like Minnesota.
The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Weather Alert, and it's a doozy.
Money magazine ranks the Minneapolis suburb No. 2 in the nation for its small-town charm and natural surroundings.
Some Chanhassen residents are putting up a stink about a nearby compost created by the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.
If you're not the type to drive to Chanhassen or Stillwater just for dinner--here are a few more stops to make the trip worth your while.
A classic culinary case of East meets West
No rumbles reported at musical revival
A comedy troops through middle America