Midwestern cuisine is all the rage these days. From the national magazines to the Food Network, everyone seems to have taken note that we have a whole lot of fabulous food. Few know those back roads and byways better than Heavy Table editor (and one-time Hot Dish contributor) James Norton. After a s ... More >>
Floating with the live-aboards at the Watergate Marina and the St. Paul Yacht Club
Minnetonka's Lucid Brewing has announced that Surfside lager will be seeing six-pack release and distribution this month, focusing on the area surrounding their western home suburb. The German-styled lager is named after Surfside Park in Mound, Minnesota, and its release falls in line with Spirit of ... More >>
A slew of recent lists has named us snobby and brainy, bike-friendly and outdoorsy. But here's a ranking that carries a little more weight, and comes backed by harder data: The Twin Cities has the lowest unemployment of any major U.S. metro area, according to the latest numbers from the Bureau of La ... More >>
We can certainly think of worse problems to have, but Moorhead police say the latest one they're facing is an influx of California medical marijuana.SEE ALSO: Kimani Young, new U of M assistant basketball coach, was once busted with 96 pounds of potLast Friday, police executing a search warrant arre ... More >>
North Dakota is establishing itself as the most anti-abortion state in the nation with "personhood" bills that are working their way through the GOP-dominated Legislature.SEE ALSO: North Dakota Capitol reporters repeatedly warned about wearing revealing clothing If either of the measures are ultimat ... More >>
Now that the fad of Psy's "Gangnam Style" appears to be waning in its cultural relevance, we have the "Harlem Shake" phenomenon upon us. With just a 30-second clip from the song by Mad Decent-signed dance outfit Baauer, the country has lost its damn mind, and any semblance of rigidity in its spinal ... More >>
When Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, cast her ballot yesterday, little did she think she had just decided her own political fate.SEE ALSO:-- Mary Franson on Facebook accusation she drove drunk: "It's disgusting"-- Mary Franson compares food stamp recipients to wild animals [VIDEO] But alas, that a ... More >>
The complex pop marvel that is Taylor Swift is heading back out on the road in 2013. Based upon her multiple car accidents during her recent interview time with Rolling Stone, let's just hope that she's not driving the bus. The 58-concert trek across the U.S. (and a little bit of Canada) in support ... More >>
Ever have one of those moments where you just feel kinda stupid? Next time it happens, relisten to Donna the Deer Lady's rant and you'll feel smarter in a jiffy.SEE ALSO:-- North Dakota tries to market itself as hookup haven, fails-- Parts of downtown Moorhead "destroyed" by rampaging herd of deerDo ... More >>
See Also:Bassnectar at Epic: Halloween costumes and crazinessBassnectar blows up the VarsityAfter a headlining slot at Lollapalooza next week, the sonic thrust of Bassnectar takes over North America this fall. Every bit of junk in Target Center's trunk is gonna get rattled in the process.Touring on ... More >>
Corky the cat was dealt a tough hand by the Kitty Gods, but looks to have a healthy life ahead of him thanks to a complicated surgery paid for by his adoptive owners.In March, Fargo's CATS Cradle Shelter rescued Corky from the Moorhead Pound. He was brought there after he was seen dragging himself d ... More >>
The Midnight Evils, notorious for their off-the-rails rock shows, return for what promises to be a killer reunion show after more than six years since they broke up. Since forming in 1998, they were voted City Pages Best Rock Band in 2003 and 2005, and Best Band to Break Up in the Past 12 Months in ... More >>
In an end-of-the-school-year written self-evaluation, Trish Cameron, a fifth-grade teacher at St. Joseph's Catholic School in Moorhead, was asked whether she supported the Catholic Church's teachings.Here's how she says she responded: "I do not agree w/ all Church teachings on a personal level but I ... More >>
On Saturday, WDAY TV news anchor Kelsey Roseth led the Fargo-Moorhead evening news with the following statement: "Parts of downtown Moorhead are destroyed when wandering deer ended up in the heart of the city."Before you call FEMA, understand that Roseth's statement is somewhat preposterous: video f ... More >>
We all know excessive drinking, especially when combined with driving, can do significant damage to a promising political career. But what about tipping a couple back before you're of legal age?Of course, there's little to no precedent for that scenario -- not because under-21ers don't drink, but ... More >>
Former North Dakota State and Buffalo Bills football standout Phil Hansen is running for the Minnesota Senate as a Republican.Hansen, 43, is running in Senate District 4, which covers Clay and Norman counties as well as parts of Becker County, including Detroit Lakes, in northwestern Minnesota.A ... More >>
Shayegan is one frickin' bizarre individual.Sherwin Shayegan is a serial piggybacker known as the Piggyback Bandit. And he has been spotted in Minnesota.Shayegan, 28, likes to show up at high school sporting events and jump on the players' backs. He is not shy about this -- his Facebook page asks ... More >>
Minneapolis artist William Hessian can always find time for art. The St. Louis Park native has toured the country, taught during an annual residency in Jamestown, North Dakota, and masochistically spent two full days crouched inside a 4x4 box during extreme humidity at the Red Hot Art Festival. ... More >>
The Twin Cities jazz scene is grieving today upon learning the news that Christine Rosholt, an omnipresent and longtime local singer, has passed away suddenly. She was just a week shy of her 47th birthday, which she would have celebrated on January 3.
Howler, Astronautalis, Pink Mink, and more
As we gird ourselves for winter, it seems worthwhile to mention that -- according to a new Men's Health article -- St. Paul people are way, way happier than the denizens of Miami, Las Vegas and Phoenix. So they can take all that sunshine and cram it.
Photos by Nick WosikaWarped Tour 2011July 10, 2011Canterbury Park, ShakopeeGive me your tired, your cynical youth, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free...and gather them all at Canterbury Park for Van's Warped Tour. Despite the government shutdown and races being cancelled, the sche ... More >>
Steven Williams is a longtime supporter of local music. In 2001, he started the Mankato-based Init Records to release The Vidablue (later Ten Grand). In the ten years since, the label has relocated to Sioux Falls and has issued a total of 74 releases. While he doesn't play in any bands him ... More >>
Hot on the heels of their record release party(where incidentally no record was released), Mark Mallman and his band, Ruby Isle, are giving away their electro-tribute rendition of the Guns N' Roses classic, Appetite for Destruction.
Twins catcher dominates MVP voting.
Be inspired by everything from an anime festival to a film noir microcinema
Movie fanatics and cult movie lovers are all geeking out right now knowing they might have a chance to see the Coen Brothers at the Walker Art Center. Count us many of them.
As if the Republicans in Minnesota need another story to help cast doubt on the recount system. We ... More >>
One of Dara's favorite local restaurants has a mustard meltdown
The Danforths plan a very special evening
Hard-rocking college students play through the hate
Somewhere along the line, an old friend became just another one of the guys.
Leap of Faith and Watching Ellie offer sex in the city sans smut
From traditional reels to Celt rave-ups, local Irish music addresses the troubled times of its homeland
Their Eyes Were Watching Guards: 10,000 Things brings commedia dell'arte to the Hennepin County Women's Correctional Facility.