Last week, the local community mourned Andrew Richardson's life of creativity and caring coming to an early end. The musician, sound engineer, husband, and father was only 36.Aside from his family and bandmates, among those hit hardest by his death were his coworkers at ZVEX Effects, a boutique comp ... More >>
The only way to find out the super secret main course of the third annual Minnesota Dining in the Dark fete is to attend the charity event, don a light-blocking mask, and use your other four senses to identify what's on your plate. Sound fun? Then the Foundation Fighting Blindness's soiree is for yo ... More >>
After more than eight years in Minnesota, Vikings punter Chris Kluwe is leaving for good. For anyone who has followed him on Twitter, Kluwe has for years been one of the most interesting personalities on the team. He's now known best for his aggressive stance in favor of gay rights, but the 31-year ... More >>
The only classy way to start drinking before noonHippocrates, that same genial fellow who gave us the doctors' oath to first do no harm, was one of the first in recorded history to set forth the idea that "like cures like." This in time evolved into such things as a literal belief that if yo ... More >>
A half-million cows were worth more dead than alive, and now we're all paying the price
Indianapolis mobilizes for an epic battle with an urban legend.
We wrap up our exciting week of announcing the special guests for Doomtree's curated 7th St. Entry shows with Cecil Otter's night on Thursday, December 8th. As you probably already gathered, there are going to be plenty of stellar sets filled with enough amazing artists to keep the Entry absolute ... More >>
Michele Bachmann zipped in and out of town last night.Michele Bachmann was in Minn--Oh, she's gone. Did you see her? She was just here a minute ago!Well, anyway, reports are that Bachmann passed through town last night, though you needed a little whip-out money to find her behind closed doors. Or ... More >>
Work for the folks you've seen on TV.Are you a fan of America's Next Great Restaurant who's looking for employment? The forthcoming Bloomington location of the as-of-yet-undetermined winning restaurant is hiring cashiers, front of the house, prep cooks, and bakers.
Minnesota's surprising place as a hub of toy crazes
Meet the new e.d. of Legal AidMinnesota Legal Aid has a new director: veteran attorney and former state solicitor general Cathy Haukedahl--and already, she's bracing for potential impact from the Republican budget. "The Legislative proposals indicated slight cuts for the court system," Haukedahl ... More >>
Part fine dining, part neighborhood pub
Rochester man promised gold mines and made off with the cash
GOP.comMichael Steele is in the heezy.Michael Steele, the chairman of the National Republican Party famous for perpetually having a mouthful of his own foot, is rallying the faithful in Minneapolis this afternoon.The fund-raising lunch, being held at the Hilton at noon, is being hosted by the Ele ... More >>
Minnesota's only Filipino restaurant has shut its doors after less than a year in business. Just last winter, owner Jim Hays brought a fresh culinary concept to the Twin Cities by partnering with opening chef Neil Guillen, formerly of New York City's Kuma Inn, to create a menu of Asian-influe ... More >>
Photo by Dewey Koshenina When Baratunde Thurston took the stage in the Hilton ballroom at the Minnesota Interactive Marketing Association summit yesterday, he led with a Jucy Lucy joke. "I'm in the place where they put cheese inside a hamburger," he said. "Doesn't that offend like 90% of th ... More >>
Gary on TV.WineLibrary.com"The larger the crowd, the more I curse," admitted the man who would be the highlight of yesterday's big marketing conference at the downtown Hilton. Wine entrepreneur and lovably crass motivational speaker Gary Vaynerchuk kicked off The Minnesota Interactive Marketing A ... More >>
Clinton parachutes in tonight to help Dayton raise campaign cash.Mark Dayton has written himself some pretty big checks during his campaign for the governor's office, so he's probably pretty happy to have former President Bill Clinton in town tonight to help raise some cash from other people' ... More >>
Teabaggers take note: There's going to be flood of red-meat Rublicanism in Minnesota come springtime.
According to court papers, Deborah Smith and April Bezdichek have settled their lawsuits against the company.
Okay, people, get your dialing fingers ready: It's time to make your Feb 14 reservation.
10 years of Minnesota's sexiest scandals all in one place! Dreams do come true.
You know why the greatest event of the year now has to madly try and save face so people still show up for the big Labor Day weekend? Those horny 4-H kids had a little too much fun at the fair and probably spread that H1N1 like candy.
As cultural commentators, we weep. As lecherous jerks, we applaud.
A journalist and TV starlet play nasty head games in the smart, subtle Interview by Steve Buscemi
The great Minnesota brain freeze: 82 chances to cheat with Google and win valuable prizes!
Grocer-with-a-cult-following Trader Joe's will make half your dreams come true
Making a Good Impression with Celebrity Impersonator Dale Preston
Beyond soundbites: detailed first-hand accounts from people trapped in the city after Katrina--what they did, what they saw, how they stayed alive.
"The people at the Convention Center were left high and fucking dry": a Blotter/CP web exclusive Dumas Carter, 30, is an eight-year veteran New Orleans police officer who wound up being one of just six NOPD cops on duty at the Convention Center complex after Katrina struck. A couple of days ago his ... More >>
A University of Minnesota campus landmark faces the exterminators
Turncoat. Chickenshit. Radical. Minnesota's senior senator has been called a lot of things. But president?
Ten destinations guaranteed to fight cabin fever.
Notes on the 1968 and 1996 conventions