When the much publicized Taproom Bill, or Surly Bill, passed in 2011, it gave the green light for a brewing boom in Minnesota. But for John Moore, co-owner of Barley John's Brew Pub in New Brighton, it was the final insult after years of striving for legislative action that would allow his business ... More >>
The city of Cairo, Illinois, is pronounced "KAY-ro." Missouri has a Nevada called "Ne-VAY-dah." Here in Minnesota, there's New Prague, as in, "Pray-ge." And those are just the homographs. Every state has them: Places with names that locals and non-locals alike trip up. They can give away a newco ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties.This week we kick things off with the first installment of Wiping Out Thousands' new video blog project, Crossing Wires, which aims to intimately and awesomely capture live pe ... More >>
You wouldn't expect anything else, but Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, is no fan of the job the DFL-controlled legislature is doing so far this session.SEE ALSO:-- Mary Franson spouts bogus autism theories at House hearing, gets shut down [VIDEO]-- Gov. Dayton's deputy chief of staff wants Mary Fra ... More >>
As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the music with talented filmmakers locally and beyond, and you have a fruitful mix of distinct skills that generates more locally connected music videos than ever before. While it's im ... More >>
Welcome to the first installment of Local Frames of 2013! As the Twin Cities music scene grows, more and more artists are creating music that demands our attention. Combine the music with talented filmmakers locally and beyond, and you have a fruitful mix of distinct skills that generates more local ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Thom Pertler, Carlton County Attorney, arrested for DUI months after drunk-teaching fiasco-- Thom Pertler, Carlton County Attorney, quits teaching gig after showing up to class drunkToday, details have emerged about the circumstances of Carlton County Attorney Thom Pertler's Tuesday afte ... More >>
Carlton County Attorney Thom Pertler resigned his adjunct teaching job at the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College because he showed up to class three sheets to the wind.February 27 was the first day of a law enforcement class Pertler teaches about Minnesota statutes. The class began at 6 p.m ... More >>
Two kittens survived being thrown out of a van a couple weeks ago and will soon be available for adoption. Chester and Chelsea were reportedly tossed out of a white minivan off Interstate 35 along the Esko exit two weeks ago. A good Samaritan at first drove past the act of animal cruelty, but th ... More >>
Tj's Country Corner, a place of bratwurst dreams.For National Bratwurst Day, which is unofficially Monday, August 16 (there is another school of NBD that celebrates August 3), we wanted to praise the brat by visiting the place that calls itself "The Best of the Wurst": TJ's Country Market in Maht ... More >>
Producer's solo debut features "stuff too weird for a rap beat"
The land of 10,000 lakes, hockey rinks and ski trails will be well represented in this winter's Olympics.
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Levi Angell, of Cloquet, was killed in the line of duty in 2004 while serving in Iraq.
The hip-hop collective is going analog.
The looming threat of the Hells Angels can lead to problems when police try to watch them a little too closely as they go about their legal and quite normal vacationing activities. Some business owners are yelling overkill.
Minnesota-born actress Jessica Lange, 59, took a tumble at her cabin just outside of Duluth. She is currently hospitalized but is OK.
A plan to open the Superior National Forest to copper mining promises good jobs and threatens enviro troubles
Last spring three soldiers from northern Minnesota's Carlton County died in Iraq in one month's time
Faye Wenell was the life of the party--bright and artistic, with a smile you couldn't resist. But that was before the bodies began to turn up.
Forget Fargo and A Simple Plan: A quarter-century ago, The Heartbreak Kid had Minnesota down cold
Sharp-nosed dogs, stealthy birds, and the sweet secret of dawn: A neophyte gets a taste of the hunt
Some people compare Norm Coleman to Ronald Reagan. They have a point.
Transcending the Ordinary: Jessica Lange in The Postman Always Rings Twice.