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 >>
People called them a fad, but as a new truck or trailer seems to pop up every day, it's hard to argue with the popular food delivery system. Many of these new street food purveyors are serving food just as good and sometimes better than stand-alone restaurants. We'll admit it; we are smitten with th ... More >>
Alessandro Goulart will compete for the heart of Emily Maynard on "The Bachelorette" this season, according to ABC.
Goulart is a 30-year old from Uberlandia, Brazil, who currently lives in St. Paul, where he works as a grain merchant. In an interview with ABC, Goulart said he admires his mom most f ... More >>
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 >>
Gerret Parks was arrested last night for allegedly throwing water jugs, baking soda, and vices at moving cars.
Parks was taken into custody after midnight in New Prague and booked into the Hennepin County jail an hour later.
Prosecutors charged Parks Tuesday with first-degree assault as well as fo ... More >>
Minnesota Unearthed, a series that seeks local audiences for Minnesota films that have won national and international acclaim, continues this Wednesday at Trylon Microcinema with an experimental piece by Christopher Michael Beer called Fade. The film was made on a shoestring budget in 2006 when B ... More >>
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
(221 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis)
(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 >>
www.sokolmn.orgCzech yo-self before you wreck yo-self!Unless you have a Bohemian grandmother, the meat-heavy, Slavic cuisine of Slovakia and the Czech Republic is hard to find locally. You might be able to scare up a kolache or two at Kramarczuk's, but otherwise you're in for a drive to New P ... 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 >>