Sheila Kihne is a Republican activist and Eden Prairie resident who is running in an August primary for a Minnesota House seat.On her website, Kihne characterizes herself as a "small-government conservative." But in recent weeks, some of Kihne's fellow Republicans have reached out to us about blog p ... More >>
The couple shot to death last week in Eden Prairie following a high-speed chase involving a stolen car were gunned down because they wouldn't put down a knife, authorities say.THE BACKSTORY: Man and woman fatally shot following police chase on Hwy 212 After the heisted red Saab crashed on Highway 21 ... More >>
Lt. Eric Roeske of the Minnesota State Patrol identified the two people shot to death Friday on Highway 212 as a man and a woman. But he refused to confirm whether this was a hostage situation, as initially reported over the police scanner. Four unnamed officers -- one state trooper, one Carver Coun ... More >>
Eden Prairie police recently ran stings at city businesses that hold liquor licenses to make sure they aren't selling alcohol to minors.SEE ALSO: Eden Prairie residents fret about new $300,000 homes ruining their neighborhood According to the Sun Current, 10 out of 56 establishments failed the compl ... More >>
The Vikings' no-good-very-bad day continued this afternoon as Hennepin County authorities announced that since-released cornerback A.J. Jefferson has been charged with felony domestic assault by strangulation.RELATED: Rick Spielman reacts to Vikings having more players arrested this month than wins ... More >>
Homestead Partners developers wants to build about three dozen $240,000-$350,000 homes on an eight-acre parcel at the southwest corner of Eden Prairie Road and Scenic Heights Road in Eden Prairie.SEE ALSO: Edina man yells the most Edina thing ever while being restrained outside barBut neighbors are ... More >>
The Eden Prairie police department has announced that a man fell to his death this morning from a parking ramp at the SouthWest Station at 13500 Technology Drive.SEE ALSO: Stone Arch Bridge suicides: Teenage couple jump to their deaths days after they go missing No foul play is suspected.
Last night, the Twitter account of Minnesota news aggregator Bring Me the News made an ill-conceived joke about the tragic death of an Eden Prairie woman."Another reason to avoid EP!" Bring Me The News quipped in response to a story about an as-yet unidentified woman who was killed when a tree fell ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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."
Looking to recession-proof your business? Searching for a way around that merciless free market? Consider a lucrative career in government-contracted weapons manufacturing!
Snub leaves protest group wanting answers—and breakfast
Yesterday, the editors at Money magazine ranked Eden Prairie the tenth best place to live in the entire United States. On the heels of that strange pronouncement comes a marginally less dubious claim: Minneapolis is one of the safest cities in the nation--that is, when safety is measured by vulnerab ... More >>
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