• Blogs

    June 6, 2014

    The small but mighty Kingfield Farmers Market: Sauerkraut, doughnuts, honey, and more

    The weather is warm and the crops are finally coming in. Rhubarb and seedlings are the order of the day, but it won't be long before we'll see sugar snap peas and berries at the vendors' stands. The Hot Dish is setting out to explore area farmers markets and their unique offerings. First stop: Ki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2014

    Injured Savage bear touring the Twin Cities, spotted in Woodbury and Eagan [PHOTO]

    The black bear that was apparently shot by city of Savage police more than a week ago probably won't escape his predicament alive, but at least he's taking time to travel. (Read our original post about him here.)On Sunday, the roughly 200-pound bear was spotted in Burnsville near 134th Street and Pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Weekend brew round-up: Town Hall re-opens, Bad Weather premieres Traitor IPA

    The sun is finally out, baseball is in season, and well, so is hockey, but let's talk about the sunshine. The sunshine and the beer. This weekend in beer happenings, the Seven Corners brewpub Town Hall Brewery is opening its doors for the first time in 2014 after a lengthy remodel. They'll open to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    Thomson Reuters mum about job cuts at Eagan campus

    Leave it to a multinational media and financial data company to stay quiet when it becomes the news. Thomson Reuters has acknowledged that it will cut some jobs at its legal publishing division in Eagan but won't say how many or when.The layoffs had been expected, although until Thursday it was uncl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2013

    Cupcake to launch two new Twin Cities locations

    The world of Twin Cities baked goods is expanding yet again. This time the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal is reporting that Cupcake owner Kevin VanDeraa is set to open not one, but two more locations which would double his current operations. With stores already located on University Avenue i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    Garden of Eagan's free plant giveaway: Round two

    Last week the folks at Gardens of Eagan teamed up with downtown marketing firm Haberman to giveaway 1,000 free tomato plants in an effort to encourage more people to start their own home gardens. This week they're back at it again, but this time they're offering up 2,000 free pepper plants to any po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    Free tomato plant day in Minneapolis

    The weird onslaught of weather has largely put spring on hold for many of us and as a result we have yet to fully get around to getting our gardens growing. So today, if you've still got some space left in your gardens, you can swing through downtown Minneapolis to pickup a free tomato plant. 

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Woman shot on I-35E in Eagan after drunk driver "gave the finger" to SUV

    Drunken hijinks culminated in the shooting of a 26-year-old woman on northbound I-35E in Eagan around 2:20 a.m. yesterday morning.SEE ALSO:-- Joseph Kadlec swerved car at passing motorcyclists, shot one in face outside PD-- Mark Chalin of Mankato pleads guilty to killing two in driving-while-having- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Month in Review: Open, Closed, Coming Soon April '12

    ​OPENAida2208 W 66th St., Richfield Butcher and the Boar (City Pages preview)1121 Hennepin Avenue, MinneapolisCinita's of Mexico6042 Nicollet Ave, MinneapolisD Spot new location near Battle Creek1993 Burns Avenue, St. PaulDroolin' Moose9424 Lyndale Avenue S., BloomingtonEat Street Social (Cit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    CiCi's Pizza closes its doors in Eagan

    You'll have to go elsewhere for five dollar pizza.CiCi's Pizza, the almost suspiciously inexpensive buffet restaurant, unceremoniously closed the doors at its Eagan store this weekend. The Eagan Patch reports there were hand-written signs reading "permanently closed" posted to CiCi's front door, to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Caspers' Cherokee Sirloin Room Eagan damaged in fire

    ​At 5:45 a.m. Sunday morning first responders were dispatched to 4625 Nichols Road after there were reports of a fire. When they arrived on the scene, the Eagan fire department discovered the exterior deck area of Caspers' Cherokee Sirloin Room engulfed in flames.The family-owned restaurant is kno ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Tornado warning over for Twin Cities area [UPDATE]

    ​The National Weather Service in Chanhassen issued a tornado warning for the suburbs south and east of the Twin Cities at about 2:45 p.m., after radar indicated that a storm capable of producing a tornado moved through Rosemount, St. Paul Park, Inver Grove Heights, Eagan and Sunfish and St. Pa ... More >>

  • News

    May 18, 2011

    Mn Parkour turns Twin Cities into obstacle course

    It's like skateboarding without the skateboard

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Hey gardeners, what are you planting this year?

    ​This Saturday, the Wedge Co-op is hosting its annual Plant and Garden Sale, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a parking lot full of organic starter plants from Garden of Eagan, premium soil amendment from Wisconsin's Cowsmo's Compost, plus other supplies and accessories. The local farmers' markets ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Sgt. Joseph Bozicevich, Minnesota soldier, could face death penalty

    Sgt Joseph Bozicevich was born in Eagan, graduated from Cretin-Derham Hall attended the U of M for a while before becomming a soldier.​U.S. Army Sgt. Joseph Bozicevich grew up in Eagan, graduated from Cretin Derham Hall, and went off to the University of Minnesota before signing up to serve hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Not sure about a CSA? Options for busy ethical eaters

    Conscionable vegging out​Catch up with our guidelines for choosing the right Community Supported Agriculture from Friday here. If your determination was that a full share won't fit in with your summer schedule, be it financial, time or spatial constraints, there are still options out there for the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Help! Dinner spot in the south metro?

    ​I am trying to find a restaurant in the southern suburbs for a meet-up and am having no luck. A former co-worker lives in Faribault and she's going to meet me for dinner, so I want to pick somewhere that won't require her to drive all the way into the Cities. I am thinking Lakeville/Apple Val ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    First look: Andiamo Italian Ristorante in Eagan

    Owner and General Manager Ramon Ruiz is testing the adage "third time's a charm" with his new Eagan eatery, Andiamo. After two other Italian restaurants have tried and failed in the same location, the odds would seem to be stacked against this most recent tenant in the corner space of this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    Andiamo Ristorante will give Italian one more try in Eagan

    Sarah NienaberWill Andiamo succeed where Bibo's bruschette and braised lamb shank failed?​Lazy Lightning perused the Eagan City Council's upcoming agenda and noted that a new restaurant is set to replace the former Bibo restaurant run by the Marchionda family, owners of Buon Giorno and I Nonni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Eagan husband stunned that hooker tryst actually ended badly

    Photo: rockmixerAn Eagan man says he was blackmailed by a hooker after a motel tryst​So this guy from Eagan, married, figures he'll hook up with a call girl earlier this month whose phone number he finds via They transact, as it were, for $200 in a Burnsville motel near I-35. So ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    Eden Prairie and 4 other 'burbs crowned "best small cities"

    Photo: bubzillionLovely​Here's something that the Twin Cities suburbs of Eden Prairie, Plymouth, Woodbury, Eagan and Apple Valley all have in common besides cul-de-sacs: They all made Money magazine's Top 20 "best small cities" list for 2010. Eden Prairie placed first in the country because o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Cooqi: RIP

    ​Remember when gluten-free bakeries were cropping up like dandelions a couple of years ago? Mpls/St.Paul mag reports that the owner of Cooqi, on Marshall Avenue in St. Paul, has given up the shop to focus on baking mixes. Minneapolis's gluten-free bakery, Madwoman foods on Nicollet, remains op ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Best Buy goes all "Hurt Locker" over empty briefcase

    Not the scene at Best Buy in Eagan on Saturday​There was the little robotic crawler, poking around the suspect package with its Erecter Set arms. There was the guy in the monster green suit, walking towards the target. There was KARE to record "The Hurt Locker" at Best Buy in Eagan, as shopp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010
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    March 29, 2010

    Bibo: RIP

    Eagan's dining scene just took a big blow.

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Suspected power substation copper thief darkens chunk of Eagan

    Does this get filed in "recession stories" or the Darwin Awards category?

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Epic Sandwich: Brianno's tasty Italian-American classics

    Brianno's in Eagan slings some pretty mean "Italian-American" classics and an inability to decide left me officiating a head-to-head sandwich throwdown.

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Eagan man's pot lamp starts townhouse on fire

    It's one thing to have your townhouse start on fire, but even worse when the cops find your entire weed growing operation and determine it caused the fire in the first place.

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    Credit card-stealing device makes its Minnesota debut

    Called "skimmers," they steal your payment info in mere moments.

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Teens ding-dong-ditch Pawlenty's house, trooper injured in chase

    Three teens did the oh-so-original ding-dong-ditch prank at Gov. Tim Pawlenty's family home in Eagan and their little joke ended with one State Patrol trooper in the hospital.

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2009

    Two months left to shine lasers at cockpits?

    Gov. Tim Pawlenty just signed a bill into law Tuesday that makes it illegal to point a laser at an aircraft cockpit in Minnesota starting Aug. 1.

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    Beer Wars movie premieres tonight

    This cool craft brew documentary will play in the TC for a one-night-only engagement!

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    Zygi Wilf: Create jobs and build my stadium!

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

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008
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    October 23, 2008

    Young Minnesotans offer voting advice

    Glacier5sq.jpg First-graders at Glacier Hills Elementary School of Arts and Science in Eagan offer up their thoughts on the presidential ... More >>

  • News

    September 12, 2007

    Stalling Tactic

    Incontinent activist claims senator's bathroom arrest weakens property rights

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2007
  • Blogs

    December 7, 2006

    Crime blotter: beheading in the suburbs

    On November 26, at 3:34 a.m, Eagan police officers were dispatched to investigate a domestic dispute. According to a criminal complaint subsequently filed in Dakota County District Court, officers di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2006

    Michael Brodkorb's house egged, Mike Hatch's whereabouts unknown

    Republican Party activist and Minnesota Democrats Exposed blogger Michael Brodkorb awoke yesterday morning to a bit of political commentary on the side of his house in the form of smashed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2006

    Crime blotter: divine intervention

    On April 24, at approximately 9:18 a.m., Eagan police officers were dispatched to the Peace Reform Church on Glory Drive to investigate a burglary. Upon arrival, the cops were informed that four credit cards and $5 in cash had been stolen from a church employee's purse.

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2006

    The end of dead ends?

    Northfield ponders sacking cul-de-sacs as development continues in what used to be rural Minnesota

  • Restaurants

    August 17, 2005

    Attack of the Killer Sandwiches

    An Italian deli in Eagan makes subs fit for a Jersey cop

  • Books

    July 10, 2002

    A Road by Any Other Name

    Which local heroes deserve their own stretch of asphalt?

  • Arts

    July 11, 2001

    Eagan Needs Luxury Homes

    Tony Caponi's 60-acre suburban sculpture garden, where he has lived since 1949, could have a future as a permanent art park-- or another housing development

  • News

    May 23, 2001

    Teds Excellent Adventure

    Ted Mondale thought he could sweet-talk the 'burbs into building their share of affordable housing-- but Eagan told him to get lost.

  • News

    July 12, 2000

    Live Fest, Die Young

    Celebrating the Fourth with the wild, the innocent, and the impeccably attired

  • News

    November 24, 1999
  • Feature

    January 1, 1999

    Like a Prayer

    How the power of faith is fueling the revitalization of Catholic education

  • Restaurants

    December 3, 1997
  • News

    February 14, 1996

    We're All Bozos Here

    A former teacher's contrarian view of the reforms that have to precede "education reform.

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