The interior of the new Daily Diner Frogtown pops with color and art. There's a chalkboard wall with a painted mural (made to look like chalk) celebrating the surrounding community. An overhead art installation is actually a topographical map of the neighborhood. Like the room around it, the staff a ... More >>
Early Saturday morning, internet sensation Lily the black bear gave birth to two cubs at the North American Bear Center in the woods near Ely, Minnesota.SEE ALSO:-- Frogtown black bear shot and killed by DNR-- Hibernating bears have remarkable wound healing capabilities, finds Minnesota researchers- ... More >>
Here's one way to cope with the record-breaking heat wave: hijack an ice cream truck.At least that's what 26-year-old St. Paul resident Joseph Allen Facente did, police say. On Wednesday, Facente hopped into the truck at a SuperAmerica, where its owner left it running in order to keep his frozen tre ... More >>
Around 12:30 Sunday morning, residents of St. Paul's Frogtown neighborhood saw a black bear roaming around the area.The bear's journey to the heart of the city must've been an interesting one. Dave Garshelis, bear research biologist for the DNR, said the two nearest bear populations -- western Wisco ... More >>
This weekend, Mai Village Vietnamese restaurant on University Avenue was the site of a ribbon-cutting ceremony that kicked off the citywide campaign to rebrand the eastern end of the Central Corridor light rail line as an East Asian business district called Little Mekong, reports MPR N ... More >>
A new novel about the most romantic restaurant, ever.Anthony Schmitz has held a variety of jobs during his career, including serving as City Pages' editor and its restaurant critic.
Since that time, he's turned out several novels, including Darkest Desire: The Wolf's Own Tale (Ecco), Lost S ... More >>
Courtesy of Max Martin Banh mi, one of the many delicious eats guests will get to try on the Food Crawl.History teachers always say that history can be fun and exciting, but sometimes that's hard to remember when you're slogging through pages and pages of readings. This summer, the Minnesota ... More >>
Restaurants worth fighting LRT construction.This week's Dish review dubbed On's Thai Kitchen on University at Snelling in St. Paul as a restaurant worth enduring the hassle of LRT construction (Work is now being done between Emerald and Hamline, with the 'dozers moving on to the rest of Universit ... More >>
Photo: Nick VlcekHoward was ousted from Frogtown Football six months ago.Ousted Frogtown Football coach Johnny Howard has announced a bid to unseat St. Paul Ward 1 City Councilmember Melvin Carter. He says rehabbing rental properties and creating an oversight board for St. Paul's department o ... More >>
Next week a new artistically focused open mic project serving the perpetually overlooked Frogtown neighborhood of Saint Paul is launching with one simple goal: to foster Saint Paul's performing arts scene. Open Minds Open Mic is a project spearheaded by longtime host Shahbaz Shah (and many friend ... More >>
Mayor Coleman hits neighborhood hauntsSt. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman is gearing up for his city to host one of the most food-tastic events in the state: the newly revamped Taste of Minnesota. While you may find the mayor lurking near the Barrio taco truck this weekend, the rest of the year he ... More >>
Maybe, reports the Twin Cities Daily Planet's David Kong. Va-megn Thoj, the Asian Economic Development Association executive director, is leading an effort to create a catchy new nickname and identity for the stretch of University Avenue between Dale and Rice streets in St. Paul -- and the su ... More >>
City officials say the head of the Frogtown Action Alliance is dodging them. Two former employees say he sexually harassed them. Leaders in the struggling St. Paul neighborhood fear Shem Shakir's bad karma is contagious.