OPENBeacon Public House (City Pages review)615 Washington Ave. SE, MinneapolisBullpen Sports Saloon395 Robert St. N., St. PaulBar Louie1320 Lagoon Ave., MinneapolisThe Belmore25 Fourth St. N., MinneapolisBon Vie/ A Piece of Cake (City Pages coverage)485 Selby Ave., St. PaulBread, Coffee, and Ca ... More >>
The average gas price in the Twin Cities as of Monday was $3.27 per-gallon -- 19 cents more than a year ago and 8 cents more than just a week ago. Who or what's to blame for this new-found pain at the pump? Patrick DeHaan, a senior petroleum analyst for gasbuddy.com, says we should pin the blame ... More >>
If the smell of fresh-cooked homemade soup isn't enough of an incentive, a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that eating canned soup increases exposure to bisphenol A or BPAs, a chemical that has raised health concerns, especially for children. Canada has decla ... More >>
Pawlenty appeared with the also-rans.Tim Pawlenty showed up last night in South Carolina to debate four other also-rans in the GOP presidential race: Herman Cain, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, and Gary Johnson.
They didn't actually debate, of course. No one debates at debates anymore: They speech ... More >>
Amy Klobuchar wants a kids' panic button on FacebookUpdated: Facebook issues a public response to Klobuchar (after the jump).
First Sen. Al Franken took off on Facebook for its privacy -- or lack thereof -- policy. Now our senior senator, Amy Klobuchar, has the 800-pound gorilla of a social ... More >>
So Barack Obama goes to the G-20 summit, like U.S. presidents have done every year since 1999, and have done with the G-8 since 1976. By its own estimate, its members currently represent about "90 per cent of global gross national product, 80 per cent of world trade as well as two-thirds of t ... More >>
Rep. Michele Bachmann, quoting heavily from an AP story and adding her own commentary, sided with Israel today in its attack on a humanitarian flotilla headed for Gaza that resulted in the deaths of nine aid activists, 600 arrests and 45 deportations.
She aired her opinion in a blog post on ... More >>
It's Earth Day, and Rep. Keith Ellison is taking note by announcing that he's introducing a House bill to ban a herbicide that's long been the target of environmentalists: Atrazine.
The news comes ahead of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Scientific Advisory Panel meeting next week tha ... More >>
It's the world's largest music and movies superstore, and everything in it is free—and illegal. Every month, some five billion illegal downloads are passed around the internet, and the entertainment industry sues several hundred people. CP writer St
Hurricanes, war, avian flu, locust plagues, that annoying song you couldn't get out of your head. It wasn't the greatest of all possible years. Nor was it halfway decent. But to prove that it wasn't all bad, we asked 29 writers to rave about the ar