Dave Thune

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Wild Onion sues to serve liquor on patio

    Bre McGeeHow wild can the Onion's patio get?​The Wild Onion, a bar and restaurant on St. Paul's Grand Avenue known for its collegiate clientele and young women selling booze from ice tubs, has been trying to get a license to serve liquor on its back patio since 2009. The Wild Onion claims th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Johnny Howard endorsed by Green Party for St. Paul City Council

    Nick VlcekThe Green Party hopes ranked-choice voting will give them an edge this election. ​Longtime St. Paul activist Johnny Howard picked up some support this week in his campaign to unseat St. Paul City Councilmember Melvin Carter. The Green Party of St. Paul voted unanimously to endorse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Atmosphere, P.O.S, the Walkmen added to Taste lineup

    ​The ever-changing Friday night lineup for the Taste of Minnesota has been altered for (hopefully) the last time, with the addition of headliners Atmosphere and P.O.S, which were announced at Soundset on Sunday. The Walkmen have also been added to fill the slot left by Janelle Monae's cancellation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    Janelle Monae added to Taste of Minnesota lineup

    ​More acts have been announced for the Taste of Minnesota this upcoming 4th of July weekend, and while some nights look a bit dismal (Gin Blossoms AND Counting Crows on the same night, oh my), the Friday night lineup booked by 89.3 the Current is shaping up to be amazing. Over the weekend, Taste a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2008

    9/25 Morning Must Reads

    Thursday's five most interesting stories printed on wood pulp.

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2008
  • News

    May 14, 2008

    Convention Fact Check

    Rumors and Realities

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2008
  • Feature

    February 6, 2008

    St. Paul's High Bridge: Suicide Hot Spot

    Ever since the original High Bridge was built in 1889, it's been a magnet for people seeking to end their lives

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2007
  • News

    December 20, 2006

    Local Music Yearbook '06

    Prince went to Vegas. Smokers went to Maplewood. Tapes 'N Tapes went to the moon. And sometime after the last zombie dance party got busted, we wrote it all down for you.

  • News

    November 16, 2005

    Nine Things We Learned Last Tuesday

    Some highlights from the city elections that time (and voters) forgot

  • News

    June 1, 2005

    Stubbed Out

    Despite hefty losses, Minneapolis bar owners can't get anyone to reconsider the smoking ban

  • News

    September 22, 2004

    Playing Favorites

    New rules could bring patronage jobs back to St. Paul. Say hello to boss Kelly.

  • News

    September 1, 2004

    Battle of the St. Paul Titans

    It's Kelly vs. the City Council in a war of no words

  • News

    June 16, 2004

    The Politics of Smoking

    Why a smoking ban won't work

  • News

    April 7, 2004

    Does This Bus Stop at the Capitol?

    Rybak frets about transit--but can he do anything?

  • News

    November 12, 2003

    Playing Ball in St. Paul

    Two of Kelly's heroes whiff; One makes history

  • News

    September 3, 2003

    A Face-Lift for the St. Paul City Council?

    Primaries could mean a stronger, tougher lineup

  • Books

    December 22, 1999

    The Jesse Syndrome

    If the governor can cash in on side gigs, why shouldn't the politician next door?

  • News

    January 13, 1999
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    December 9, 1998
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    March 25, 1998

    They Shoot, They Score!

    The Minnesota Wild hockey hoo-ha is a high-stakes political power game featuring a lineup of heavy hitters--and you can't tell the players without this City Pages program.

  • News

    March 25, 1998

    Thin Ice

    "The troubling part comes when you look at your market: It's too small to support two major facilities plus the Metrodome and all your other smaller venues."

  • News

    October 29, 1997

    Saint Bore

    In Ward 3, home to one of St. Paul's two hotly contested City Council campaigns, the race parallels the mayoral contest. Incumbent Mike Harris has been drawing fire from his challenger, DFL endorsee Randy Schubring, for defending "the special interests of

  • News

    August 27, 1997

    Truth About Cats and Dogs

    If the UM couldn't buy pound animals for its student vets to practice spaying and neutering, it would have to buy from sources like farms that breed animals exclusively for research.

  • News

    August 6, 1997

    Whistling Past the Graveyard

    The St. Paul City Council's agreement to spend $101 million to bring Lawson Software downtown isn't as waterproof as Mayor Norm Coleman has promised.

  • News

    July 23, 1997

    White Dopes on Punk

    Concertgoers caught in last week's melee at the bombshelter say the MPD did as much to start the riot as they did to quell it.

  • News

    August 28, 1996