The next time you're waiting for your flight to unload at MSP Airport, look out the window for a bald bag handler with a ZZ Top beard. You see him? That's Eric Wickstrom. He earns $12 an hour and can count himself among the luckier airport workers because he doesn't earn $8. See also:Fast-food ... More >>
Think summer festivities are over? Think again. Community co-op the Wedge is throwing a block party this Sunday, September 7 in celebration of its 40th anniversary. See also: The Wedge expands to Eat Street
Sometimes the art of the brewing craft unites unexpected parties, and something truly unique happens. This is the case with Indeed Brewing's new Hot Box Smoked Pepper Porter, the result of a collaboration between Indeed and Northbound Smokehouse. Tomorrow, the duo will host a release party to celebr ... More >>
Two years ago, Michael Brodkorb was one of the Minnesota Republican party's up-and-coming voices, a ruthless political tactician who made a name for himself digging up dirt about the DFL and writing about it on his blog. But then news of his affair with Amy Koch broke, and by this time a year ago Br ... More >>
Here's a good sign sports, sports, sports means too much to you -- you threaten to kill whoever spoils the end of games you've pre-recorded before you have a chance to watch them.SEE ALSO: Thomas Casper of Eagan is arrested, says if he had a gun 'I would do what James Holmes did' But that's allegedl ... More >>
In 1994, Eagan police questioned Shawn Sullivan, then 24 years old, about allegations that he had exposed himself in front of and groped two 11-year-old girls. But before prosecutors could file charges, Sullivan fled to Europe, never to return.Sullivan, who also allegedly raped a 14-year-old girl in ... More >>
We've already had a taste of the hot and sticky weather, so bring on the summer food events like the return of the Kingfield Farmers Market and the appropriately named Brew-B-Que, hosted by Lift Bridge Brewery in Stillwater this Week in Food.
James Stevenson's one-man crime spree came to an end after he picked the wrong victim to mess with.A little after 9 p.m. last Thursday, police set up a perimeter around the 3300 block of Coachman Road in Eagan following reports of two robberies in the area. No sooner had a plainclothes detective arr ... More >>
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Celebrate all things SummitTurn your haphazard summer dining style on its head and opt for one of this week's many multicourse dinners. Some honor stogies while others raise funds for a good cause, but all offer heaps of food made by top local chefs. Then cap your weekend off with a giant tom ... More >>
Despite the troopers on the road, this 4th of July turned deadlyMinnesota State Troopers were out 600-strong--every single one of them--on the highways on Maroon Day (Thursday, June 30)--traditionally the deadliest traffic day of the year. They pulled over 2,502 people and made 22 arrests for ... More >>
Will Ben Berry pay the price for selling counterfeit goods? I'm plenty used to seeing Ben Berry's name--the guy sent out press releases practically every time Woolley's Steakhouse served a rib eye. But last week the restaurant manager's name--Berry was also directing operations at the Ameri ... More >>
Ryan McFarland, Flickr.Anderson doesn't have much in the way of holiday spirit.It doesn't get much lower than stealing from charity just before Christmas. On Tuesday afternoon, Andrew Todd Anderson was working as a bell ringer for the Salvation Army when he decided $8 per hour just wasn't en ... More >>
Image by chefranden on FlickrThere are a lot of reasons it sucks to be poor. And a new study has just added one more: poor people die younger. Craig Helmstetter of the Wilder Foundation mapped the life expectancy of people in the Twin cities in a new report.
Photo: Keven LawI-35E is Minnesota's deer-killingest highwaySo there you are, dragging your ass out of the woods up north, decked out in camo gear, narry a shot fired from from your rifle, your bullets stowed away with exactly the same count as when you left home in the morning. And no deer. ... More >>
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Lt. Colonel Joe Repya of Eagan wrote an editorial for the Pioneer Press explaining his exit from the Minnesota GOP.
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Over the next four years, Northwest is legally obligated to come up with either $4 billion or $5.7 billion to make up shortfalls in its pensions. And as Blotter has harangued in the past, it's cash Northwest's clever, highly paid executives, would rather someone else came up with. And by someone, we ... More >>
Death to gays The latest attack on homosexuals from the Christian fundamentalist tribe at the state Capitol pops up in the house health committee's budget bill. Rep. Tom Emmer, a Republican from Eagan, has inserted a rider explicitly prohibiting funding for Minnesota AIDS Project (MAP), the state's ... More >>
BETTER ROADS AND CHEAPER RITALIN In the Strib: Pawlenty announces plan to import European as well as Canadian pharmaceuticals; state to proceed with quarter-billion-dollar 35W/Crosstown 62 highway reconstruction project in '06; assault charges dropped against naked Minneapolis man who had his unit c ... More >>
The West Group's corporate production of Anything Goes proves there's no business like show business
For 43 years, the Piekarskis cherished the peace and quiet that came with living on a large, wooded lot. Then NSP strung enough wires across the family's land to carry 150,000 volts.