-- Scroll to bottom of this post to watch a live stream of this morning's 8 a.m. Dayton/Johnson debate --Yesterday, New Jersey Governor and Chairman of the Republican Governors Association Chris Christie visited the Twin Cities to campaign with MNGOP gubernatorial challenger Jeff Johnson (and MNGOP ... More >>
On Sunday, the Star Tribune broke the story of a scandal involving a nonprofit organization called Community Action of Minneapolis.The nonprofit, which is supposed to serve low-income people, used nearly a million taxpayer dollars for things like spa treatments, cruises, and personal car loans, the ... More >>
As a pediatric researcher and assistant professor with the University of Minnesota, Rebecca Schlafer has studied children, and more specifically, the children of incarcerated women, for years. She's seen just how difficult life was for pregnant inmates, who are often alone in their pregnancy, feelin ... More >>
Roundy's Inc. is leaving the Twin Cities, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reported on Wednesday. The majority of its stores have been sold to Supervalu Inc. and Lund Food Holdings Inc., in addition to three other independent companies. Ten of the 18 Rainbow stores that were sold will be ... More >>
To paraphrase noted poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson, "In the spring, a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of grilled meat." While Minnesota lifers know another snowstorm is not inconceivable, burgers, brats, and juicy steaks on the grill are just around the corner. If you haven't scraped your gr ... More >>
Two women driving in the vicinity of Second Avenue North and Fourth Street in downtown Minneapolis just after bar close on Saturday morning wound up with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds after people in two cars behind them started shooting at each other.The gunfire shattered the back window of t ... More >>
Brooklyn Park police have identified 24-year-old Alberto Palmer as the prime suspect in the death of Klaressa Cook, whose body was found in the trunk of a gold Lexus towed from a Brooklyn Park grocery store to a Minneapolis impound lot.RELATED: Alberto Palmer told police he killed Brittany Clardy du ... More >>
Today, a body was found inside the trunk of a gold Lexus towed to Wreckers Services at Glenwood and Lyndale Avenues in Minneapolis.SEE ALSO: Minneapolis towing, by the numbersDetails at this point remain scant, though a crime lab was on the scene early this afternoon.
OPENBar Louie1320 Lagoon Ave., MinneapolisBon Vie/ A Piece of Cake (City Pages coverage)485 Selby Ave., St. PaulCafe Maude at Loring (City Pages first look)1612 Harmon Pl., MinneapolisCopper Pot Indian Grill10 S Fifth St., MinneapolisCow Bella Gelato1700 Grand Ave., St. PaulEat Shop Kitche ... More >>
OPENCopper Pot Indian Grill10 S 5th St., MinneapolisDilla's Ethiopian1813 Riverside Ave. N., MinneapolisEl Burrito MercadoInside Midtown Global MarketFoxy Falafel (City Pages coverage) 791 Raymond Ave., St. PaulFika at the American Swedish Institute (City Pages review)2600 Park A ... More >>
OPENBirdhouse (City Pages review)2516 Hennepin Ave. S., MinneapolisDevil's Advocate (City Pages review)89 S. 10th St., MinneapolisDilla's Ethiopian1813 Riverside Ave. N., MinneapolisEl Burrito MercadoInside Midtown Global MarketFoxy Falafel -- opens August 3791 Raymond Ave., St. ... More >>
At the end of May, a North Side woman filed suit against the city of Minneapolis and two police officers over the death of her young pit bull, who she had to put down after police shot the dog ten times. A few weeks later, police shot another pit bull in north Minneapolis, but this story has a happi ... More >>
OPENAngel Food (Hell's Kitchen Bakery)80 S. Ninth St., Minneapolis Bread and Pickle -- open for the season4135 W. Lake Harriet Pkwy., Minneapolis Birdhouse (City Pages preview)2516 Hennepin Ave. S., MinneapolisCowboy Jack's126 Fifth St. N., MinneapolisDevil's Advocate ( ... More >>
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A Mexican heroin ring led by a one-armed drug dealer was broken up last week by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office, according to a criminal complaint filed by prosecutors. Sheriff's deputy Quincy Grabau began investigating the drug ring in September 2010 after a "confidential reliable informant" ... More >>
This weekend is a great week for free winter festivals. The Saint Paul Winter Carnival started up this Thursday, so the capital city is bustling with activities including free sporting events, ice sculpting contests, outdoor yoga in the park, and more. Folks who like fancy sleds will want to che ... More >>
Kling built MPR from a small station in Collegeville, Minnesota.Bill Kling has come a long way since he started what is now Minnesota Public Radio 45 years ago. He's now the outgoing CEO of one of the most financially sustainable and commercially successful radio empires in the country -- whi ... More >>
The local quintet is prepped to release their first CD under their brand new moniker.
Kei TerauchiKorean meal is never complete without banchanRecently, the Hot Dish received a letter from a reader suggesting an article on banchan, the little dishes that automatically appear on tables at Korean restaurants. I find that whole process alienating, since I have no idea what I am ... More >>
Amu's Madras, Scusi, and more joined us this month...OPEN Whisky Park, 15 S. Fifth St., Minneapolis Malone's Bar & Grill, 12635 Elm Creek Blvd N., Maple Grove Chocolate Celeste, 652 Transfer Ave., St. Paul Hibachi Buffet, 111 E. Lake St., Minneapolis Amu's Madras Cafe, 4920 Central Ave. NE, C ... More >>
It's Mommie Dearest meets Whatever Happened to Baby Jane this Halloween at the Heights Theater's screening of Strait-Jacket (1964), a gothic thriller written by Psycho author Robert Bloch. Joan Crawford stars this mother-daughter story that, unlike her Oscar-winning 1945 classic Mildred Pier ... More >>
www.shakeys.comShakeys stages a comeback and will reopen in Minnesota next summer.After nearly a decade-long absence, a pizza chain that once operated 16 locations in the state will return to Minnesota, with five new restaurants slated to open in the metro area. The franchise was launched b ... More >>
Photo: banspyThe anniversary of Timothy McVeigh's terrorist attack in Oklahoma City has come and gone without incident, but Peter Dziuk is being held in the Hennepin County jail this morning after being charged with making terroristic threats bearing an erie similarity to McVeigh's plot. The ... More >>
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We sent a team of trained researchers and documentarians into the wilds of the Twin Cities in search of music in its native habitat. Here are the field notes from Friday, February 15--the day that would not end.
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A shelter loses its funding, its low-cost rental space, and even some cats, which have reportedly been put down at other shelters. But the biggest problem facing Miss Kitty's Cat House is Minneapolis's zoning code.
the self-declared "oldest and least-known writer in Minnesota,"