The Venture pilsener from Bent Paddle in Duluth might seem like a traditional Czech pilsener in style, but it's got a few Minnesota flourishes to set it apart. It's a light, crisp beer that's highly carbonated and highly refreshing, perfect for a day on the North Shore or on a beach along the chain ... More >>
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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 >>
Shots were fired in Northeast Minneapolis Wednesday after officers and U.S. Marshals tried to pull over a fugitive named Buck Otto White, according to police."He took off and Holy Hannah we were off to the races," said John Elder, a police spokesman.SEE ALSO: Wisconsin cop brawls with clown who alle ... More >>
Finally, Archbishop John Nienstedt has promised to release the names of some former priests that the church has identified as sex offenders. But there's a catch. He plans to do so this month only after a private firm reviews the files and the court gives its blessing. Plus, the men have to be alive ... More >>
One construction worker is dead and another injured after the two fell into a construction hole near New Prague this morning.KSTP, citing a conversation with Green River Energy spokesman Randy Fordice, reports that "crews were digging holes about 50 feet deep and two workers were riding on suspensio ... More >>
An organic, grass-fed dairy farm may be an idyllic setting, but things weren't looking so great for
More details have emerged about the 12-year-old student who scared the bejesus out of Minnesota with a hoax call last month in which he reported that an AK-toting gunman had injured two people and was still on the loose in a New Prague middle school.THE BACKSTORY: Report of shooting at New Prague Mi ... More >>
As it became clear that the school shooting reported yesterday at New Prague Middle School was a hoax, one young New Prague resident offered up this quip on Twitter: "I highly recommend New Prague schools if you like getting out of class for bomb threats and gun threats."SEE ALSO: Report of shooting ... More >>
The student allegedly responsible for placing a hoax 911 call yesterday morning and reporting that an AK-toting gunman had injured two people and was still on the loose now faces a felony charge.SEE ALSO: Report of shooting at New Prague Middle School turns out to be unfounded [UPDATES]According to ... More >>
-- Updates at bottom of post --Reports are circulating this morning about a possible school shooting at the New Prague Middle School.Details remain scant but WCCO reports that "an ambulance staging area was being set up" and that the school "has been put on 'code red.'"
It should be no surprise that running an organic farm is difficult. Cedar Summit Farm in New Prague has been running an organic operation since 1974, so it knows a little something about it. But Cedar Summit is now facing a new threat that goes beyond the usual vagaries of farming: A measure is unde ... More >>
Politico perfectly combines honesty, spontaneity, and heart
Slipknot promises apocalyptic chaos and stink
On the heels of the release of Surly's Bandwagon, a new West Coast-style Indian Pale Ale that will be exclusively available at Target Field, Schell's Brewery, the company that gave the world Grain Belt Premium and more recently Grain Belt Nordeast, announced the launch of a new, limited release brew ... More >>
This is going to be a Super Bowl Weekend...of music. Let's just hope the Black Eyed Peas don't show up. Madonna, on the other hand...
Recent Minnesota-transplant Astronautalis didn't take long to ingratiate himself in the Twin Cities music community, easily winning over local music fans with his high-spirited live shows and genuine talent. But he hasn't forgotten about his Florida friends, and has teamed up with his ... More >>
Republic, Wise Acres, and more opened this month.NOW OPEN Republic (221 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis) Candy Alley (4813 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis) Casper & Runyon's Nook (reopened at 419 Hamline Ave. S., St. Paul) Bullfrog Cajun Bar (1111 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis) Bread & Pickle (Lake Harri ... More >>
Sad to see Schumachers go...Schumachers Hotel and Grill 212, located in an elegant, 1891 Cass Gilbert-designed building in New Prague, had been skating on thin ice for quite some time (there's a reason the Schumachers closed the place in 2005 and spent several years trying to sell the buildin ... More >>
Kim Rolene Hutterer keeps getting caught.Kim Rolene Hutterer has had an unhealthy obsession with FBI Special Agent Dean Scheidler ever since the day he arrested her 20 years ago for threatening to bomb a Northwest Airlines flight. Now she's been indicted after mailing the Minneapolis agent a ... More >>
New Prague's finest dairyThere are so many things to love about Cedar Summit Farm's Grade A Cream -- the charming returnable one pint bottles, its MOSA organic designation and its local roots to name a few. But honestly, they have us at the cap of cream, which we like to call butterfat. The thick ... More >>
Every Monday, we'll show you a photo we've snapped at a local restaurant--it's up to you to guess which one. The first person to answer correctly in the comments (be sure to leave your email address--it won't be visible), will be entered into a pool and periodically we'll draw names and award ... More >>
Betterton on a better dayKenneth Betterton, the New Prague City Councilman who told a cop to call "1-800-eat my a**" during a drunken rant last week, has quit his post. It's probably just as well. Besides bringing a heap pf bad headlines to the city he represented, he managed to make his care ... More >>
Michelle BruchDandelion Kitchen launched at farmers' markets this summerFresh off a yearlong bike expedition from Prague to Bangkok, the owners of Dandelion Kitchen are still on wheels. The Farmers' Market vendor is parking a bright yellow trailer in front of the IDS building on Nicollet Ma ... More >>
Kenneth Betterton in one of his better momentsIf you're going to set yourself up as a guy who can motivate cops to strengthen their leadership skills, best not end up in a drunken belligerent rage telling a cop to call "1-800-eat my a**" when he's trying to help you get yourself under control ... More >>
Art-A-Whirl weekend is upon us. Here's your guide to all the live music highlights this weekend, many of which are free. See anything we missed? Add your own Art-A-Whirl music events in the comments.FRIDAY, MAY 14Hoolie FestShuga RecordsFree; all agesIndoor stage:12:00 p.m. Acting Normal1:00 p.m ... More >>
The normally alcohol-dry Shuga will be celebrating Art-A-Whirl (which, news to me, is the largest open studio and gallery tour in America), by throwing a free, long, boozy muckraker called Hoolie Fest in and outside the store Friday, Saturday, and Suday May 14-16. Over 70 bands are scheduled to p ... More >>
Better believe it: St. Cloud is one of 10 finalists in a worldwide search for the most livable city. Please hold your heart attack or laughter for later.
"Restaurant without walls" is making its way to Riverbend Farm for a dinner this summer.
Amber Schadewald profiles some of the female DJs who are taking over the Triple Rock's "Triple Double" nights this month.
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Of seals, Shakopee, and bittersweet recollections of dates gone by
Once is never enough: Try another tryst with world cinema in week two of the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival