Salon's headline says the "GOP actually bullies an anti-bullying bill." We wouldn't go that far, but however you want to describe it, MNGOP senators did whatever it took to prevent an anti-bullying bill from coming up for a vote.OUR COVER FEATURE: Gay bullying: In wake of suicides, schools face fede ... More >>
This afternoon, the House approved marriage equality by a 75 -59 vote. Sixty-eight votes were needed for passage.SEE ALSO: Minnesota for Marriage's Hinckley rally was the biggest megafail in the history of megafails [VIDEO]The Senate plans to take up a companion bill on Monday. If it also wins appr ... More >>
Early today, Steven Matula -- brother of Mandy Matula, the 24-year-old Eden Prairie resident who vanished last Thursday morning after being picked up from her parents' house by her on-the-rocks boyfriend, David Roe -- took to Facebook to give a detailed update about the investigation into his sister ... More >>
Mandy Matula, a 24-year-old Eden Prairie resident, was last seen early Thursday morning with her boyfriend, David Roe. But Matula's family members say the relationship was on its last legs -- she was planning to break up with him.FROM MARCH: Anthony Mitchell, 17, murdered girlfriend before atte ... More >>
One of Lora LePoudre's Nokomis neighbors thought she worked as a day trader. Another thought the south Minneapolis mother of three was a house cleaner. Turns out she's a high-end prostitute who goes by the alias of "Hilary Holiday."SEE ALSO: Wisconsin Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton lived double life a ... More >>
The Old Chicago chain of beer and pizza joints is re-making itself, and they're starting in Eden Prairie. Last week the Eden Prairie location celebrated its grand reopening by giving away pizza for a year to the first 100 people who came into the restaurant. This location is the showcase for what's ... More >>
Today in federal court, attorneys for Anne Marie Rasmusson -- the subject of our February cover story "Is This Woman Too Hot to Have a Driver's License?" -- filed a lawsuit against the agencies, individual officers, and governing bodies involved in an audit of the Driver and Vehicle Services data ... More >>
Supervalu announced plans today to cut 800 employee positions across the country, including 200 in Minnesota. The company, based in Eden Prairie, has been struggling for the past couple of years: In 2010 and 2011, the company cut 650 employee positions either through layoffs or by leaving open p ... More >>
Adrian Peterson: football player, noodle enthusiast, criminal.Adrian Peterson has once again found himself on the wrong side of the law. But as far as crimes committed by professional athletes go, Peterson will probably escape this one with his reputation in tact. Eden Prairie police busted th ... More >>
Rare Steak & SushiThe name has changed, but the menu's similar. The new owners of the Grand Hotel have been making a few changes, including recently upgrading the lobby lounge to the Six15 Room. As of a few weeks ago, management said that the upstairs Zahtar restaurant would be staying the sa ... More >>
Newsweek says Edina High School is the best in the state. Last year, the honor went to Minneapolis Southwest.Nine Minnesota high schools have been named to Newsweek's list of the best high schools in the country this year, but none of them are in Minneapolis or St. Paul. We bring that up only be ... More >>
Testing out the new Freestyle soda machine at Davanni's.Although Coca-Cola launched its new Freestyle soda machines in Atlanta and Southern California in 2009, it took two years for the sleek, customizable drink dispensers to arrive in the Twin Cities. A computer touch-screen on the Freesty ... More >>
Photo fromTria RestaurantSuburbanites need patios tooAs a follow-up to yesterday's post about the top 5 under-the-radar restaurant patios in the Twin Cities, we thought we'd show the suburbs a little love today. While places like Maynard's in Excelsior and Grumpy's Bar and Grill in Rosevill ... More >>
Sen. David Hann is an Eden Prairie Republican.If a teenager is a victim of incest, Republican state Sen. Dave Hann of Eden Prairie says a judge's consent should be required before that teenager is allowed to seek medical attention, counseling, and testing for sexually transmitted diseases. Becau ... More >>
We'll be seeing a lot of this today.A foot of snow has fallen on Minneapolis since Sunday morning, and after putting it off overnight, the city declared a snow emergency this morning. That makes eight for the winter -- a record.Mayor R.T. Rybak said Minneapolis was waiting to see how much more sn ... More >>
Alma GuzmanAt Prairie Ale House, you can eat balls and watch football!So we here at the Hot Dish hear that there's a big football game going on this weekend, right? Viewing sports outside the home can be fun, but foodies can get stressed about suffering through the typical sports bar sustenan ... More >>
Jana FreibandFhima's days with Zahtar are over.After restaurateur David Fhima transitioned out of his partnership with the Life Time athletic clubs to concentrate on Faces, Life Time has closed one of his Zahtar restaurants in its Eden Prairie Club. The downtown Minneapolis Zahtar continues t ... More >>
Many charities are feeding folks at Thanksgiving.While many of us enjoy the warmth of family and overindulging in a huge meal on Thanksgiving, some other folks are not as fortunate. However, there are ways you can help to make the holiday better for those in need -- by volunteering, collecting fo ... More >>
In spite of good food, Kabobi struggled in its suburban digs. There's hardly any Persian food in the Twin Cities, and now there's less than hardly any with the recent closure of Kabobi in Eden Prairie. The flame-grilled kabob concept had big backing behind it (the Hemisphere group, which owns ... More >>
Photo: bubzillionLovelyHere'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 >>
I've had some luck with viral marketing. rob barrett Two years ago I shot a little cooking vid in my Eden Prairie kitchen, put it up on YouTube, and within a year or so I had been on the Today show, in the New York Times and USA Today, on countless TV cooking segments, and many other media ... More >>
Fat is our friend and foe, at least at the barbecue. The right amount of fat makes the difference between ribs that are too dry and ribs that are too greasy. If you're not careful, cooking meat for 12 hours will render it tough and lifeless with very little flavor. The opposite is equally as ... More >>
By crazed Turkish radicals? Seriously? Maybe. The site was shuttered on Sunday after hackers attacked, posting a video, a picture of the Turkish flag and a handgun. KARE made a of screen grab of the school's homepage before it was taken down. Translated, it said "Hacked by Silent Assault" an ... More >>
This being Veterans Day, with its extra dose of patriotism, we were pleased to find this picture of our nation's national bird, the Bald Eagle.
Most of the outages are in the east metro and Xcel Energy plans to have all power restored by lunch time.
Mike, Crow and Tom Servo of MST3K take part in a live simulcast lampooning of Plan 9 From Outer Space.
They make it, you take it and bake it. HomeMade Pizza Co. is coming to Calhoun Commons.
Pastrami Jack's goes down swinging.
"The best $2 sandwich money can buy." The tasty off-menu panini makes its public debut...
Eden Prairie High School listed as No. 9 in national rankings.
Freeziac will be Minnesota's first self-serve yogurt shop.
Happy endings for everyone!
The future of Kona Grill's Eden Prairie restaurant appears uncertain.
This cool craft brew documentary will play in the TC for a one-night-only engagement!
Our fave posts of the week, if we do say so ourselves.
Alliant Techsystems received $7.4 million of your money as part of the U.S. Department of Defense's Green Bullet Program. Even more mind-boggling: the U.S. Department of Defense has something called a "Green Bullet Program."
Snub leaves protest group wanting answers—and breakfast
The Twin Cities' original neapolitan pizza purveyor is almost as hard to top as one of its top-flight pies
When leaders say they're pro-family and Christian, look for the devil in the details
Ken Avidor paints an ugly picture of car culture from the middle of the road
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