Grand Marais

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2014

    The 10 best hidden places around Minnesota for road-trippin'

    There's plenty to keep folks occupied on any given weekend in and around the Twin Cities, but sometimes you just need to get outta town. For those days when wanderlust starts taking over and daydreams of fresh air, adventure, and great hiking trails need to become a reality, we've got you covered. H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    County Attorney Scannell charged with felonies for relationship with 17-year-old girl

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    October 16, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 26, 2013

    Lost dog Tomah is found on teenager BWCA canoe trip

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2013

    County Attorney Scannell could face criminal charges for relationship with 17-year-old girl

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    Barbara Jean on Gravel Road Touring: We're taking it further

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    County Attorney Scannell had relationship with teen months after being shot by sex offender

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Barbara Jean on the North Shore, her love of the banjo, and moving to the Cities

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Peter Himmelman and David Hollander to debut new music project, Minnesota, in Grand Marais

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    Solera hosts second annual Farm in the Cities

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    Tonka Beer: Saving Minnesota lakes one beer at a time

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    Chastity Brown's Back-Road Highways Minnesota tour announced

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Hennepin County Judge Lloyd Zimmerman: Gun violence a possibility at local courts

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2011

    Five favorite restaurants worth the drive

    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 >>

  • News

    April 27, 2011

    Michael Hudalla plays fast and loose

    Motorcycle mogul faces the music

  • Restaurants

    March 23, 2011

    Naviya's and On's Thai spice up the Twin Cities

    Two new Thai restaurants in Linden Hills and St. Paul

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Coastal Seafoods Turns 30: Chef Chat, part 2

    Lu LippoldOver 50 kinds of fish are for sale at Coastal Seafoods​The 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Lonnie Dupre abandons Mt. McKinley

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Lonnie Dupre backs off Mt. McKinley peak attempt

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Lonnie Dupre is pinned down on Mt. McKinley by 100 mph winds

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    Lonnie Dupre is climbing Mt. McKinley right now

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Naviya's Thai Kitchen now open

    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 >>

  • Music

    October 6, 2010

    Ben Weaver's Mirepoix and Smoke

    Nature is his muse on harrowing new album

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Footloose, Red Hot Art Fest: Freeloader Friday

    Mykl Roventine via​Being 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 >>

  • Calendar

    July 21, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    Naviya's coming soon to Linden Hills

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Lake Superior's best south shore dining

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Kevin Thompson sentenced for forced-sex imprisonment

    Kevin Thompson heads to prison for an act of revenge worthy of a porn flick​Bondage 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Ask the Critic: Should I tip for takeout?

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Kevin and Susan Thompson admit to sex abuse and imprisonment

    Photo: banspyA bizarre tale of revenge goes from weird to porn-grade bizarre​Back 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    New Scenic Cafe's Triple Berry Pie: 100 Favorite Dishes

    Skip Betty's and hit the New Scenic for amazing North Shore pie!

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Husband uses crowbar, gun to force 2nd man into sex with his wife

    Kevin Robert Thompson is in a whole lot of trouble after catching his wife with another man.

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    Esquire names Mn's best bars

    It's a good list, but you're still better off going with MnMo's.

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Minnesota Cooks program all day tomorrow at the fair

    Local chefs will be strutting their stuff with local farmers tomorrow at the fair.

  • Calendar

    July 22, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    Grand Marais circa 1958

    It's a much different place these days where the main street heavily caters to the weekend visitors.

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    Top 5: North Shore Eateries

    Here's where to refuel when you head to Duluth and beyond...

  • Restaurants

    May 23, 2007

    Great Thai Outliers

    Two fantastic Thai places revealed in the suburbs—so rejoice! Or gnash your teeth, depending.

  • Music

    March 14, 2007

    Farmer's Son

    Nick Robin's vision of self-reliance

  • Restaurants

    December 20, 2006

    Baked & Saved

    Desperate for last-minute holiday gifts? How about a cookbook where a dozen Minnesotans make their lives as real as bread?

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2006

    RIP Terry Fiedler

    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:

  • Arts

    June 26, 2002

    Return to the Garden

    Performing in Eden and learning how to fall with grace

  • Arts

    April 10, 2002

    Two Out of Three Ain't Bad

    The Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival's Middle Week Has Hits, Sleepers, and Snoozers

  • News

    October 21, 1998

    Because They Can

    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.

  • Feature

    September 1, 1998

    The People's Choice

    Concrete Farm Dance Collective takes modern movement to the masses

  • Feature

    June 1, 1998

    With Our Heads in the Clouds

    We never really intended to be such ambitious campers, but when you set out to climb mountains, anything can happen

  • Feature

    January 1, 1998

    Great Escapes

    Ten destinations guaranteed to fight cabin fever.

  • News

    September 4, 1996


    On the road with the Concrete Farm dance collective and a big rig.

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