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Denver-based burger chain Smashburger is doing something a little different when it comes to serving beers in its fast-casual string of restaurants. The folks behind Smashburger have started introducing burgers with beer pairing options, using local craft beers in six of their operating markets arou ... More >>
Bachmann changes her tune: Obama isn't anti-American after all.First Tim Pawlenty went out on a Republican limb and boldly admitted that Barack Obama is really a natural-born American citizen. Now Michele Bachmann is risking her tea party bona fides by admitting that the President of these U ... More >>
minnesotavikings.comThe Vikings' new schloss will sit on the laqrgest Superfund site in the country.If the Vikings stay in Minnesota, they're going to do it in Arden Hills. Ramsey County won the bidding war against Minneapolis to help finance the construction of the team's new stadium on what ... More >>
TwitPicThe Minnesota Twins are avowed tree huggers, unless you're talking about the trees in their own stadium. They didn't want to see those trees, so they dug 'em up and shipped 'em off to greener pastures. Now, this being Earth Day, the local nine are doubling down on their enviro street ... More >>
Forget that 0-2 record and plant a tree.We're all in favor of the Vikings doing their part to save the environment. Helping our big blue ball spin clean is important work. But speaking of balls, we're wondering if maybe they could move a few more over the goal line before they start bragging ... More >>
Sara RiceThe starters were the hit of the nightAs the sky turned dusky, diners began arriving at Brasa in St. Paul, ignoring the signs saying "Closed for a benefit." Tickets in hand, they knew they were in the right place--a specially prepared dinner by celebrated chef Alex Roberts to raise funds ... More >>
Image: Simon StandgaardThis just in from the better-late-than-ever department: Burlington Northern Santa Fe has agreed to finish cleaning up a patch of Anoka County real estate it first soiled with drums of powdered lead arsenate after a train wreck in 1963. It's not as if BNSF has put off c ... More >>
Photo: thetruthaboutA suitable cemetery replacement?We all want to be more eco-friendly these days. Take out the recycling. Drive the gas guzzler a little less. Help clean up the air. But sending a loved one's remains down the city sewer system instead of up in smoke sounds like it was goi ... More >>
Photo: uscgd8Deepwater Horizon burns and an environmental disaster loomsBP, the oil company staring down the maw of a vast environmental disaster after its Deep Horizon drilling rig blew up in the Gulf of Mexico, may have offered the federal government a bargeload of hogwash when it said it k ... More >>
You might call it a shroom boom
County and state officials met to figure out how best to proceed with environmental impact studies.
The program that sent $250,000 to Michele Bachmann's family farm appears bullet proof.
Scientists and other experts name foods they avoid like the plague.
Hundreds of new penta-treated utility poles planned for the metro
A fight over the fate of a public park turns ugly in Anoka
Minnesota loggers take the U.S. Forest Service and the tree-huggers to court on the unlikeliest of gripes
NSP says it needs to run high-voltage wires over the scenic St. Croix to keep the lights on in western Wisconsin. But critics charge the utility's plans go much further.
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