As he leaves a small cafe in Ely, Gerald Tyler approaches two middle-aged women and whispers a joke. They smile politely. He walks gingerly, a leftover cost from his years in the military. In a patterned sweater that appears to have 30 years of mileage on it, he appears more the goofy grandfather t ... More >>
Food trucks are known for inventing unique flavor concoctions, especially in Minnesota, where the warm months bring out State Fair favorites like camel burgers and fried lamb testicles. But despite our familiarity with bizarre ingredients, baby food never struck us as a suitable focal point for food ... More >>
From the "burying the lede" file:This morning, the Sioux Falls Argus Leader published a story entitled, "Too much trash is going into recycling bins, garbage handlers say." Whatever. But 13 paragraphs deep is this Weird Wisconsin-worthy passage:
By making his own way in music Paul Doffing writes and moves at his own pace -- that pace set by his bicycle. In the summer of 2012, Paul toured the country by biking to gigs and came back a changed man. Set to release his latest album, Doffing shares in his music stories from the road and his strug ... More >>
On the 1500 ESPN radio show he co-hosts with Judd Zulgad, Jeff Dubay today outed himself as a global warming denier.Dubay and Zulgad were discussing the weather forecast with KSTP meteorologist Patrick Hammer when Hammer noted the contrast between the weather during the 2009 State Fair -- temps were ... More >>
Climate change might change the city's demographics
If we survive tomorrow's Mayan apocalypse, we may have to start contending with a more insidious doom: rising oceans. But one way to offset at least the financial punch of climate change, says The Economist's economic correspondent, Ryan Avent, is for people to start migrating. Specifically, migrati ... More >>
Prolific restaurateur Kim Bartmann, whose hip neighborhood locales include Bryant-Lake Bowl, Cafe Barbette, and Red Stag Supper Club, among others, is moving ahead with another new venture. Her new restaurant will be green, not unlike Red Stag (which was the first LEED-certified restaurant in ... More >>
Last year Summit Brewing Company celebrated 25 years of beer with a blowout in the brewery's backyard. This year they turn 26. Seems like a good excuse to throw another party. And party is just what the folks at Summit plan to do. This year's Summit Backyard Bash happens Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p ... More >>
NASARush Limbaugh knows more about climate science than NASA.The Earth is warming up. The glaciers are melting. There's no serious debate among climate experts that we're in a pickle. And then the Metrodome goes and collapses in a blizzard. What more proof do you need that global climate ch ... More >>
Photo: Jessica LussenhopOn the trail of the Zeeboid.Who is Pete Arnold, the guy who, along with his wife Alisha, launched the birthornot.com website and abortion poll? He's a right wing blogger who goes by the nickname Zeeboid. The name's on the license plate of the blue Neon parked in his Appl ... More >>
Ron JohnsonIt's going to take a lot more than the scientific community to fool this senate candidate.These days, pretty much every mainstream scientist out there recognizes the existence of global warming. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, for example, cites multiple studies all in ag ... More >>
Om 401 North 1st Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.338.1510, website Hours and Details: Daily, 4:30-6:30 p.m.: $2 house red and white wine, rail drinks, and Summit EPA, IPA, and Seasonal. Monday-Thursday, 9-11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m.-12 a.m.: $5 house wine, rail drinks and Summit, EPA, IPA ... More >>
U.S. Air ForceA U.S. Air Force C130 drops oil-dispersing chemicals on the Gulf of MexicoBP executives and others are going to get an earful from members of Congress tomorrow, when the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure opens hearings into the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig ... More >>
Levitt: It's not about partisanship, it's about the truth
A by-the-numbers look at the Uptown cafe's commitment to sustainability...
Our former governor will delve into nefarious plots behind 9/11, global warming, mind control and more (much, much more...)
Environmental group soliciting nominations of national leaders in local and sustainable food.
Say goodbye to these guys. Minnesota's water has gone eco-chic--but you can only buy it in Michigan.
Wait a second--coffers are empty and the state is spending how much on bottled water?
Not only do fat people take up all of your plane seat, smell bad, and ruin your otherwise stellar plane experience, they are now also ruining the world.
Kim Bartmann's latest venture updates the supper-club concept for the green era
Tom DeLay has been called a lot of things in his day, but John Hinderaker--an Apple Valley attorney, conservative pundit and contributor to the popular political blog, Powerline--has broken new ground. In a post prompted by news of the Hammer's impending resignation from Congress, Hinderaker opines ... More >>
My story in today's City Pages about former Minnesota Pollution Control Agency researcher Fardin Oliaei merits a quick footnote. As the piece relates, Oliaei's 16-year employment at the MPCA came to an end last month--an outcome the scientist attributes to institutional opposition to her effort to f ... More >>
A few weeks ago, Ken Bradley was poking around one of the more obscure corners of the Department of Energy website when he came across an eye-popping table. Minnesota, Bradley discovered after scrolling through the chart, is the United State's single biggest importer of electricity.
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration: Rita crosses Florida keys, heads for Gulf Coast The Independent (UK): Global warming "past the point of no return." Reuters: WHO: World has slim chance to stop flu pandemic
Who needs a disaster plan when you've got a free-market economy!? The Center for the American Experiment, the conservative Minnesota think tank that spawned Strib columnist Katherine Kersten and Powerline's Scott Johnson and John Hinderaker, among others, has an archived piece on global warming th ... More >>
Ewww Coli closes city beach E. Coli has spiked at the Lake Calhoun beach at 32nd Street, reaching a level of 855 on Monday. The EPA thinks any reading over 235 is nasty, so this seems a particularly proud accomplishment. All this info comes from the Minneapolis Park and Rec board web site, and it ap ... More >>
The Minneapolis river terminal agrees to clean up its poison salt piles
War against the planned Hiawatha Avenue extension is being waged on several fronts--but it's an uphill battle.
The cost of clean electricity, environmentalists say, should be borne by all Minnesota ratepayers, not just ecologically minded customers who can afford the premium.
THE TAXPAYERS OF HENNEPIN COUNTY ARE SUING...
City Council member Joe Biernat's trip to England heats up an old battle over a giant metal shredder slated for north Minneapolis.