As we told you about earlier this year, Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell has been under investigation by former U.S. Attorney Thomas Heffelfinger for possible charges stemming for a sexual relationship he carried on with a 17-year-old girl.COUNTY ATTORNEYS GONE WILD:-- Mille Lacs County Attorney Ja ... More >>
Five go in, six come out. A group of high school boys returned from their canoe trip earlier this week with an extra four-legged passenger. Tomah, a shy Shetland Sheepdog belonging to a family in northern Minnesota, had been lost and alone in the woods for three days when five boys from Minnetonka ... More >>
Four months after he was hit was a court order to stop communicating with a 17-year-old girl with whom he was romantically involved, Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell is under investigation for possible criminal charges.SEE ALSO: Matthew Ellsworth gets probation for having sex with studentThe Minnes ... More >>
Barbara Jean has got the most startling set of eyes. They are a light sea-foam green, rimmed in dark forest, and they stare back at you with no small amount of directness. In some ways, between her eyes and the way she concentrates on the conversation, she recalls the physicality of her native North ... More >>
Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell has been hit with a court order to stop communicating with a 17-year-old girl with whom he was romantically involved.SEE ALSO: -- Carlton County Attorney Thom Pertler's 0.234 DUI arrest: The dashboard footage [VIDEO]-- Kerry Gauthier sex scandal: Are these his oral ... More >>
Minneapolis and St. Paul have seen a substantial migration of Northern Minnesota musicians to the Cities. Packed with a radiant story and haunting voice, Grand Marais performer Barbara Jean's new album The Great Escape leans heavily on the bluegrass side and perfectly balances the heartbreak in Jean ... More >>
See Also: The Spirit of St. Louis Trampled By Turtles lighten up on Stars and Satellites When St. Louis Park singer/songwriter Peter Himmelman and distinguished screenwriter/filmmaker David Hollander decided to name their new collaborative musical project Minnesota, they must have known that the l ... More >>
A collection of local, sustainable food producers and the area's top chefs will gather Sunday, September 23, at Solera to share food and help raise money for Youth Farms. Guests are invited to attend an early, free meet-and-greet with the farmers, or attend a full-on foodie bash with a seven-course ... More >>
If there are two things on the mind of any Minnesotan during the summer months, they're beer and invasive species. It's impossible to go out to any of our local lakes without seeing sign after sign reminding us to check our boats for any would-be hitchhikers. There is, however, one Minnesota company ... More >>
The last time Chastity Brown released an album, it was summertime, two years ago, with High Noon Teeth -- a soulful piece, as bathed in vivid storytelling as Chastity's Tennessee background would have you believe. Since then, Chastity has been building her reputation further as Minneapolis' star ... More >>
A Hennepin County judge is worried could be "carried out in a body bag" when hearing cases at Brookdale, so he's refusing to hear cases there anymore.It appears Judge Lloyd Zimmerman's strategy has paid dividends, at least for him. His act of civil disobedience resulted in him being reassigned to ... More >>
One of our favorite road trip destinations.The Hot Dish has been itching for a road trip lately. But unlike the guy who drove 500 miles to eat at Chipotle, we're seeking true destination dining. Last year, the estimable Bayport BBQ took home our Best Restaurant Worth the Drive honors, but t ... More >>
Motorcycle mogul faces the music
Two new Thai restaurants in Linden Hills and St. Paul
Lu LippoldOver 50 kinds of fish are for sale at Coastal SeafoodsThe life of a chef is very glamorous. It must be so, or there wouldn't be 10 gazillion TV shows on the subject. Coastal Seafoods' general manager, Tim Lauer, had been a chef for years, living the high life, when he was mysterious ... More >>
lonniedupre.comDupre calls off his quest.Lonnie Dupre slogged his way down the haunches of Alaska's Mt. McKinley on Tuesday after six nights in a cold, cramped, and increasingly rancid snow cave in 17,200 feet. His reward: another snow cave. When the Grand Marais man woke up yesterday, he too ... More >>
Dupre retreats.After hunkering down in an ever-more claustrophic and unsanitary snow cave for six days just below the summit of Alaska's Mt. McKinley, Lonnie Dupre of Grand Marais has called off his attempt to claim its first January ascent. He's headed down. But he might try to bag the pea ... More >>
lonniedupre.comLonnie Dupre is alone in a snow cave high on Mt. McKinley.Lonnie Dupre, the Minnesota adventurer who wants to be the first person to climb Alaska's Mt. McKinley alone in January, has been pinned down in a snow cave below its summit for days now, riding out 100 mph winds. He was sc ... More >>
lonniedupre.comDupre on top of McKinley during a previous summer expedition.Evidently January isn't cold enough at home in Grand Marais for explorer Lonnie Dupre. So he's climbing Alaska's Mt. McKinley. Right now. Alone. More or less to prove that it can be done. Maybe he can see Sarah Palin ... More >>
Thai food comes to Linden HIlls.The long-lost Naviya's is back! Naviya's Thai Kitchen opened this weekend on 43rd Street and Sheridan (between Dunn Bros. and Famous Dave's), filling a void in Linden Hills dining scene left when Rice Paper decamped for Edina. Naviya and Kim La Barge have ear ... More >>
Nature is his muse on harrowing new album
Mykl Roventine via Flickr.comBeing broke is never a problem with Freeloader Friday. In this edition we have tons of really cool stuff to do. Including experimental theater, steampunk art, several art festivals, and a very special screening of Footloose. Be sure to practice your "seven degrees of ... More >>
Dear Dara reports the news on who's going into the Rice Paper spot in Linden Hills as Rice Paper is moving to 50th/France: It's the long-lost Naviya's making a comeback. Naviya and Kim La Barge owned a Thai restaurant in Grand Marais of all places, then took over the former Ketsana's in Rich ... More >>
www.wikipedia.comBayfield hosts a classic, Door County-style fish boil!We can't say enough good things about dining along Minnesota's North Shore of Lake Superior:Chez Jude and the Angry Trout in Grand Marais, the Lockport Store in Lutsen, Nokomis and New Scenic near Two Harbors, and the heav ... More >>
Kevin Thompson heads to prison for an act of revenge worthy of a porn flickBondage will soon take on a whole new meaning for Kevin Thompson. He's going to prison for his role in luring a man to his home near Grand Marais last May, tying him down and forcing him at gun and knife-point to have ... More >>
A question I've heard several times: Should I tip for takeout? Some see the cooks just setting a few boxes on the counter and argue no. Others take into account the time and effort a host or server made to interrupt another task and take the order, assemble, pack, and ring you up for it, an ... More >>
Photo: banspyA bizarre tale of revenge goes from weird to porn-grade bizarreBack in December we brought you the sordid tale of Kevin and Susan Thompson, who were charged with imprisoning and sexually abusing a man with whom Susan had been having an affair. Kevin, 52, has now pleaded guilty ... More >>
Skip Betty's and hit the New Scenic for amazing North Shore pie!
Kevin Robert Thompson is in a whole lot of trouble after catching his wife with another man.
It's a good list, but you're still better off going with MnMo's.
Local chefs will be strutting their stuff with local farmers tomorrow at the fair.
It's a much different place these days where the main street heavily caters to the weekend visitors.
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Two fantastic Thai places revealed in the suburbs—so rejoice! Or gnash your teeth, depending.
Nick Robin's vision of self-reliance
Desperate for last-minute holiday gifts? How about a cookbook where a dozen Minnesotans make their lives as real as bread?
Star Tribune reporters Jon Tevlin and Eric Weiffering have written their own eulogy for Terry Fiedler, who died unexpectedly at age 47 on August 12. It was circulated internally at the Strib:
Performing in Eden and learning how to fall with grace
The Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival's Middle Week Has Hits, Sleepers, and Snoozers
Six minor-party contenders for governor promise to bring back the primo dime-bag, turn the governor's mansion into a flophouse, tax water, get big brother out of your bedroom, ditch the nukes, and reveal the secrets of gravity-defying hair.
Concrete Farm Dance Collective takes modern movement to the masses
We never really intended to be such ambitious campers, but when you set out to climb mountains, anything can happen
Ten destinations guaranteed to fight cabin fever.
Politics, myth, and money in Minnesota's dwindling north woods.
On the road with the Concrete Farm dance collective and a big rig.