• Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    St. Paul makes major best bike cities list...

    ... and Minneapolis finished 37 spots higher.But let's forget about that for a second! It's cool, for a change, to see St. Paul get some love as the 40th-ranked city in Bicycling Magazine's biannual Best Cities to Bike list, and we spoke to Anne Hunt, environmental policy director for Mayor Chris Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    Murder at North Side 4th of July party related to unsolved St. Paul slaying, charges say

    The violent ripple effects of Prince Pope's murder at his January birthday party in St. Paul are still being felt across the border in Minneapolis, according to charges filed yesterday in connection with a murder at a 4th of July party on Minneapolis's North Side. At the party, which was hosted by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2014

    Ramone Smaller faces 10 felonies from shootouts connected to St. Paul gang feud

    Around 3:22 a.m. last October 24, a St. Paul home on the 800 block of Carroll Avenue lived in by two sisters, one 72 and the other 69, was sprayed by at least 18 bullets. The sisters said they had no idea why they were targeted, though neighbors later told them it was because the shooters wanted to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2014

    Stone's Throw Agricultural Co-op unites urban and rural farmers

    It's an age-old problem -- urban farms have trouble finding enough viable land, while rural farms have trouble reaching people in the cities with their produce. That's one thing the new Stone's Throw Agricultural Co-op aims to solve. As a partnership between a Twin Cities micro-farming collective an ... More >>

  • News

    March 12, 2014

    Sex World: An oral history

    A close peek at the most famous adult store in Minnesota

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    St. Paul man allegedly steals ice cream truck on sweltering July 4

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    Blong Xiong, Hmong congressional candidate in California, campaigns for cash in St. Paul

    ​Blong Xiong seeks to become the first Hmong American to serve in Congress. A Democrat, he's running to represent California's 21st District, located near Fresno.But instead of campaigning around Fresno, Xiong spend Saturday at St. Paul Hmong Village. It was his second trip to St. Paul in recent m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Peelander-Z at the Turf, 4/15/11

    Photos by Erik HessAnamanaguchi​Peelander-Z (with Birthday Suits and Anamanaguchi) April 15, 2011 Turf Club Don't you hate a schtick? (Stay with me, here.)

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Johnny Howard endorsed by Green Party for St. Paul City Council

    Nick VlcekThe Green Party hopes ranked-choice voting will give them an edge this election. ​Longtime St. Paul activist Johnny Howard picked up some support this week in his campaign to unseat St. Paul City Councilmember Melvin Carter. The Green Party of St. Paul voted unanimously to endorse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Johnny Howard, ousted Frogtown football coach, wants seat on St. Paul City Council

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Tyrone Terrill suspects racism in Johnny Howard's Frogtown football ouster

    Nick VlcekHoward started Frogtown Football 19 years ago as a way to keep kids off the streets.​Tyrone Terrill, chair of the African American Leadership Council, is angry about the recent firing of Johnny Howardas head coach of the Frogtown Football program. In a letter to St. Paul Mayor Chris ... More >>

  • News

    July 14, 2010

    Twin Cities Thinkers

    Meet the Minnesotans shaping our future

  • Restaurants

    September 26, 2007

    Only on Saturday

    The Best Cupcakes and Barbecue in Minnesota Are Available Only a Few Hours a Week, But They're Worth Building Your Weekend Around

  • Restaurants

    February 7, 2007

    Hurts So Good

    Frogtown's new Little Szechuan excels with the numbing, tingling, burning joys of authentic chili-pepper-laden cooking from Chengdu

  • News

    January 24, 2007

    Gangs of St. Paul

    In the capital city, a generation of younger, harder, more randomly violent gangsters wage war on themselves

  • Arts

    June 7, 2006

    Black on Blonde

    Where's the best place in the Twin Cities to murder a drifter?

  • News

    September 28, 2005

    Fighting the Blight

    St. Paul crusades against liquor, porn

  • News

    May 19, 2004

    Son of a Chief

    What ever became of St. Paul cop Jon Loretz's bar brawl? Nothing.

  • News

    May 19, 2004


    As a Child, Cy Thao Crossed the Mekong from Laos to a New World. Now His Paintings Are Taking the Hmong People Home.

  • Restaurants

    November 26, 2003

    Party Favors

    A quartet of places offer creative solutions to potluck-season woes

  • News

    November 12, 2003

    Playing Ball in St. Paul

    Two of Kelly's heroes whiff; One makes history

  • News

    October 1, 2003

    Living in America

    Meet the neighbors

  • News

    September 3, 2003

    A Face-Lift for the St. Paul City Council?

    Primaries could mean a stronger, tougher lineup

  • News

    April 9, 2003

    Party of Nine

    The ward one race in St. Paul promises to be one nasty scrum

  • Restaurants

    December 25, 2002

    2002 Through Food-Colored Glasses

    Dear Dara's year-end wrap-up

  • Books

    November 21, 2001

    The New Guard

    The race to replace St. Paul mayor-elect Randy Kelly illustrates how much the city's east side has changed

  • Books

    September 12, 2001

    Saloon Blues

    Lucy's has neighbors in Frogtown clamoring for closing time

  • Restaurants

    August 9, 2000
  • News

    June 28, 2000


    Washed-up cowboys, lady mechanics, homeless philosophers--photographer Wing Young Huie has seen it all. Now, by hanging 600 of his Lake Street portraits in public, he's ready to show the city to itself.

  • Books

    October 27, 1999

    Out in the Open

    St. Paul police go after gay and bisexual men for indecent conduct along the riverfront

  • News

    August 4, 1999

    Sweet Potato Pied

    A journey through City Pages' past.

  • Books

    June 30, 1999
  • Arts

    March 24, 1999

    Enter the Poet

    Thien-Bao Phi brings his cultural grievances and personal lamentations to the arena of competitive poetry

  • Arts

    November 11, 1998

    And Take Your Canvas with You!

    A booming real estate market paints an ugly picture for the future of artists and galleries in Northeast Minneapolis

  • News

    March 18, 1998

    Hard Labor

    Ex-cons and ex-housewives. The highly trained and the unskilled. The nice, the nasty, and the downright crazy. All kinds of people come to the day-labor hiring hall, but they all come for the same thing.

  • News

    September 10, 1997

    Main Street

    Wing Young Huie's Lake Street portfolio.

  • Feature

    October 23, 1996

    A Day in the Life

    "I yelled at them, 'What you're doing is against the law.' I didn't call anybody no names. I knew better than that..."

  • Art

    September 25, 1996