Meet the micro-distillers who are making craft liquor the Twin Cities' new industry
The day after Betsy Hodges was elected, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman gave her this advice: "Whatever you do, you don't want to take lessons from the mayor of Toronto."SEE ALSO: Our unauguration interview with R.T.He was speaking, of course, of Rob Ford, the colorful, crack-smoking mayor of ... More >>
-- Update at bottom -- Eat your heart out, North Loop -- a new study put together by RealtyTrac ranks downtown St. Paul's Lowertown area as America's top hipster zip code. SEE ALSO: 10 Things hipsters couldn't ruin in the '00s But fret not, Minneapolis hipsters (whatever that term means), because yo ... More >>
First Avenue has announced plans to purchase and take over management of the Turf Club. The venerable St. Paul venue has long been one of the best Twin Cities venues of any size, and it's entering a new era after eight years under the ownership of Tom Scanlan. On October 15, the deal will officially ... More >>
Love is the Law ConcertWith the Suburbs, Gay Men's Chorus, Jack Brass Band, P.O.S., Zoo Animal, and Hookers $ BlowEcolab Plaza, St. PaulTuesday, May 14, 2013"Life is like a summer's evening," a lyric from the Suburbs' Tuesday performance proved to the second-most memorable statement of the night. Af ... More >>
Love is the law.Well, it will be officially on Tuesday. Following Governor Dayton's signing of the Freedom to Marry Bill Tuesday afternoon, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman will host a concert at Ecolab Plaza featuring the Suburbs, P.O.S., and several other local musicians celebrating the new legislatio ... More >>
Wits with Tig Notaro and Kathleen Edwards Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul Friday, April 19, 2013 With a name like Wits, come expecting to laugh, but also come expecting to be moved by the musical guests. Friday's session of Wits had its guests trading roles with musical guest Kathleen Edwards showing ... More >>
For six months, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra has had to cancel its concerts, as musicians and management tangled over the terms of a new contract.The labor dispute began when the musicians' old contract expired at the end of September 2012. Three weeks later, musicians were locked out. Now, after ... More >>
Central Connecticut State University's annual literacy survey shows Minneapolis holding steady as the third-most literate city in the county, once again behind first-place D.C. and second-place Seattle.LAST YEAR'S RESULTS: Minneapolis 3rd most literate city; St. Paul slipping back into stone age App ... More >>
:: UPDATE :: Eric Hightower, St. Paul police brutality victim, allegedly threatened to blow ex's head offSEE ALSO:-- Kenya Montgomery seeking $40k judgement in Mpls police misconduct suit [VIDEO]-- David Clifford's one-punch near-homicide: The surveillance footage [VIDEO]-- VIDEO: Was peaceful Occup ... More >>
See Also:Report: Prince might play downtown St. Paul concert53 things you might not know about PrinceTop 20 best Minnesota musicians: The complete listAside from those among us who keep themselves in a permanent Purple haze, it seemed unlikely that St. Paul's nebulous September 15 event would featur ... More >>
Related:Death Cab For Cutie, Avett Brothers highlight Des Moines' 80/35 Fest line-upKid Dakota, Mayda, Bloodnstuff lead Lyn-Lake Street Fest lineupFeist, DeVotchKa, and Rufus Wainwright top Music in the Zoo's summer concert scheduleThe Live Nation-sponsored River's Edge Festival at Harriet Island ha ... More >>
A rendering of the Saints' proposed Lowertown ballpark. The project is one of many in Gov. Dayton's $775 million bonding proposal.It isn't $500 million for a new Vikings stadium, but today, Gov. Mark Dayton proposed a bonding bill that would allot $27 in public funds for a new St. Paul Saints bal ... More >>
Rock club also offers an unusual menu
The Current has released the set times for tonight's sold-out bash in the Mainroom, along with some info on how to watch a streaming broadcast of the show from the warmth of your home. Live video and audio will begin streaming at about 8:15 p.m. tonight; simply head to TheCurrent.org to follow al ... More >>
Prince, Gayngs, Gigamesh, and many others dot the calendar
Since your kids will be home again today, perhaps you could put one of these in their hands.OK. One snow day is fun. Some unscheduled goof-off time. A good excuse to go sledding or turn into a drooling, squinty-eyed fool with the new Call of Duty. But two days of school canceled in a row in ... More >>
Money: the Itasca Project wants yours A business partnership called the Itasca Project wants the public's help paying a $400,000 to $450,000 salary for its CEO. That means your money. Yeah--you, with the crappy salary and the tight budget.
Photo: Tom GazpachoToilet plungers may be needed in St. Paul.It's bad enough to learn that dozens of Minnesota communities flushed their human waste into flooding rivers last week. Now we find out some of that crap is going to flow downhill into St. Paul, along with expected rising waters. T ... More >>
Photo by Dan CorriganMayors RT Rybak and Chris Coleman at the Current's 5th birthday partyLast May, when Mumford & Sons blasted through town with a very sold-out show at the Varsity Theater, the impact that Minneapolis Public Radio's contemporary music station has on our concert ticket market ... More >>
Nick VlcekHoward started Frogtown Football 19 years ago as a way to keep kids off the streets.Tyrone Terrill, chair of the African American Leadership Council, is angry about the recent firing of Johnny Howardas head coach of the Frogtown Football program. In a letter to St. Paul Mayor Chris ... More >>
Painting by Jan AttridgeHere's another reason to head down to today's Taste of Minnesota festivities (just in case sets by everyone from Atmosphere to Dawes to Haley Bonar and Justin Townes Earle isn't enough): The St. Paul mayor, Chris Coleman, will appear on the Red House Stage at 3:45 p.m. to ... More >>
Bruce Beese was the first casualty in the case of St. Paul's slacker pothole workersMore fallout from that KSTP report on the City of St. Paul pothole crews who spent too much time slacking off: 17 of them have been suspended without pay. Not fired, mind you. Suspended. Still, the the city says ... More >>
More than table scraps please, the mayor tells legislatorsThat $800 million Vikings stadium bill working its way through the Legislature this week amounts to nothing more than "left-over crumbs" for St. Paul, the city's mayor told state lawmakers in a letter yesterday. At issue: Proposed deb ... More >>
Rybak says Arizona's a dangerous place for city employeesMinneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak has joined a growing chorus of critics -- including St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman -- chastising Arizona's new and controversial anti-immigrant law, and is urging city employees to rethink travel plans to the ... More >>
But don't worry about Beese He'll continue to command a six-figure salary.
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A former campaign worker for Eva Ng alleges financial irregularities and broken laws.
St. Paul declared war on pigeons long ago and now those nasty flying rats have effectively won the battle. Those freaks will never die, even when they have Mayor Chris Coleman after them stuffing birth control down their throats.
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Michele Bachmann celebrates longer hours, worser grammar
It's Kelly vs. the City Council in a war of no words
Primaries could mean a stronger, tougher lineup
Highway? Park? Highway with a park on top? The fight over St. Paul's Ayd Mill Road gears up--again.