In some ways, the nascent Minnesota brew scene already feels a bit "been there, done that." Insight Brewing aims to change that perspective. Head brewer Ilan Klages-Mundt traveled the world, apprenticing and volunteering at breweries such as Fuller's (England), Kiuchi (Japan), and Fanø and Søgaard ... More >>
This week in the Twin Cities, a load of acclaimed touring acts are here to warm us up. Chameleonic New York trio Hospitality (above) is at the 7th Street Entry Wednesday, and 89.3 the Current's darlings Wild Cub play the Turf Club. This weekend, Dr. Dog have landed two nights at First Avenue, and Ju ... More >>
Tech N9ne is the only rapper on the 2013 Forbes Hip-Hop Cash Kings list who wears face paint and has performed at the Gathering of the Juggalos six times. After raking in an impressive $7.5 million over the past 12 months, the Kansas City native appears on the list in between Swizz Beatz and 50 Cent ... More >>
Minneapolis residents produce more patent applications per capita than all but three American cities, according to a new Forbes analysis.SEE ALSO: NYC editor disses Minneapolis's awesome parks: The city "is in like, Canada or something" [UPDATE]In fact, in the whole wide world, there are only eight ... More >>
Danish punk rockers New Politics have grown substantially since their move to New York just three years ago. Since then, the trio developed a sound that incorporates pop and punk, and a bit of their pissed-off leanings when it comes to the issues of the day. Tonight, they are thrilled to open for F ... More >>
We almost lost him. A local boy, born and raised, chef Jim Christiansen garnered great reviews as a chef and a member of Tim McKee's team. However, when Il Gatto, where he was chef, went under, he followed a former coworker to work for a while in Denmark, at the famed Noma. Hungry diners need ... More >>
Saturday afternoon a warm breeze graced attendees at the Bachelor Farmer's kravfskiva, a Scandinavian crawfish bash. Guests wore their yellow party hats akimbo as the Dayton brothers circulated through the crowd. There was a lot to celebrate. In their first year, their restaurant has been graced wit ... More >>
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Bon Iver have been on quite a never-ending trek since they played the Orpheum Theatre back in September. And Justin Vernon and company are definitely a different band now -- at least in terms of public perception and recognition. Long-time supporters won't be surprised that their Grammy-winning mate ... More >>
Former Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher's son, Kyle Fletcher, is in trouble with the law for driving while intoxicated. Minneapolis police arrested Fletcher early Wednesday morning and booked him into the Hennepin County jail. It's the latest in a string of incidents for the troubled 23-year old ... More >>
It's been a busy couple of days in the local beer world, with multiple announcements of old projects moving forward and new ones in the works. Much has already been written about 612 Brew finding a space and ordering equipment. Fitger's move to launch a branch in the Twin Cities has also been copiou ... More >>
Documentary follows the since-ousted president of the Republic of Maldives
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Aunt Else'sAebleskivers originated in Denmark in the 1600s.You don't have to cross the Atlantic to get your hands on aebleskiver, a traditional Danish dish that's a cross between a pancake and a popover. Local company Aunt Else will be sampling its very own mix, prepared with Minnesota flour, sug ... More >>
Copenhagen's bike czar on the Sabo bridge.In the mid 1990s, Copenhagen rolled out the world's first modern bicycle-sharing program, launching a revolution that rolled through Paris, London, Amsterdam, and good old Minneapolis. More than a decade later, the Danish capital is preparing to over ... More >>
Don't toss that tree--eat it!After you strip your Christmas tree of its ornaments and lights, don't let it go to waste. That evergreen is edible: You can turn the boughs into holiday leftovers, alongside the figgy pudding and lefse. Copenhagen chef René Redzepi shared several suggestions w ... More >>
Photo: Kyrill PooleThe lights go out in the last dirty bookshop in St. Paul.Fly the flag at half-mast, gentlemen -- the last adult bookstore in St. Paul is dead. Too bad. The Denmark was the kind of place you could really let your hair down, meet a few friends and get a car wash with extra p ... More >>
Exactly a month after announcing that LCD Soundsystem would play the Roy Wilkins Audiorium this fall, the venue has finally released details about the ticket price and sale date. The LCD Soundsystem show, which features openers Hot Chip, will take place on Saturday, October 23, and tickets will g ... More >>
National music blog Consequence of Sound is reporting that LCD Soundsystem will hit the road this fall for tour of Australia, the US, and the UK with Sleigh Bells and Hot Chip. The dance-tastic indie band, led by James Murphy, will come through St. Paul on October 23 to play Roy Wilkins Auditoriu ... More >>
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Dara Moskowitz reports after 16 years selling Danish baked goods that made pastry lovers weep with joy, Blackey's Bakery in northeast Minneapolis is closing on Saturday--and now we're weeping without joy.
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