Last summer, Rep. Joe Atkins (D-Inver Grove Heights) was hanging out with his son at the Big 10 Restaurant in Dinkytown when, without thinking twice about it, he set his smartphone down on a table."My oldest son said something like, 'You trying to get us killed?'" Atkins recalls. "He had a roommate, ... More >>
Cub Foods has apologized for giving kids pill bottles with candy inside them during last weekend's Inver Grove Heights Days Parade.SEE ALSO: Minnesota House members vote to drug test themselves As you can see at the top of this post, Brian and Katrina Leonida, parents of three kids, gave KARE 11 one ... More >>
As we told you about last week, Tony Sutton, the former chair of the MNGOP, recently filed for bankruptcy.SEE ALSO: MNGOP: 'No state party may be in worse financial shape,' writes Politico Turns out that Sutton, a champion of fiscal responsibility during his tenure as MNGOP boss -- "We've got to get ... More >>
To put it kindly, when he resigned as chair of the MNGOP in December 2011, Tony Sutton left his party's finances in shambles.SEE ALSO: MNGOP: Alleged recount debt conspiracy could mean jail time for Sutton, dissolution of party Nearly two years later, it appears Sutton's personal finances are in a s ... More >>
Peterson Popcorn has locked the doors of their original location in the St. Paul skyway after 37 years of business. SEE ALSO: Gourmet popcorn: A snack trend takes off St. Paul skyway says, "Oooh-lala!" for Maison Darras
This trailer hails from the home base of B52 Burgers and Brew out in Inver Grove Heights. Surprising to no one, the menu consists mainly of sliders: beef and veggie patties. The test would be how these mini burgers tasted. The shock would come from a non-slider side dish that was singularl ... More >>
Lonely hearts without dinner plans tonight might be tempted to eat their feelings with a White Castle Crave Case.But if they show up at Castle doors between 5 and 8 p.m., they'll get turned away. This year marks the 20th anniversary of area Castles serving dinner for lovebirds, which means shutting ... More >>
The Hennepin County Attorney's Office filed charges Monday afternoon against the man who allegedly held a downtown Minneapolis bank hostage with a book bag last Friday. According to the criminal complaint, Philip Pariso, a 33-year-old from Inver Grove Heights, told bankers at M & I that he was arm ... More >>
Paul Summers, 50, disappeared from his mother's Highland Park home Sunday. He was found dead this morning, according to City Pages contributor and sister-in-law Joy Summers.Summers was the son of the late Judge Joseph Summers, original co-host of Twin Cities Public Television's "Almanac" program.
This week's feature chronicles the troubled history of TiZA, the controversial charter school blasted by conservative critics as the "Minnesota madrassa." TiZA began humbly, serving poor Somali immigrants in Inver Grove Heights. It grew into a media darling, and Congressman Keith Ellison enrolled h ... More >>
The Human Rights Campaign assessed companies' GLBT-friendlinessThe Human Rights Campaign Foundation has released a study measuring hundreds of companies' friendliness to gay employees. If their survey is any indication, Minnesota companies tend to do well by their GLBT employees. Thirteen Mi ... More >>
Tony Sutton: In court for breach of contract.Tony Sutton sold out of Baja Sol last February but the business' financial struggles continue to follow him. Last November, Sutton, the chairman of the Minnesota Republican Party, was hit with an eviction suit from his landlord, Blackburn Blaine, who ... More >>
This kid left his brandy, but got a stolen bike.Frustrated that her 10-year-old's BMX bike was stolen, and likely gone for good, an Inver Grove Heights mom has taken to Youtube to vent her frustration -- and to show the faces of the two little punks who stole it.Kathy Anderson is pretty ruthless ... More >>
Newsweek says Edina High School is the best in the state. Last year, the honor went to Minneapolis Southwest.Nine Minnesota high schools have been named to Newsweek's list of the best high schools in the country this year, but none of them are in Minneapolis or St. Paul. We bring that up only be ... More >>
The National Weather Service in Chanhassen issued a tornado warning for the suburbs south and east of the Twin Cities at about 2:45 p.m., after radar indicated that a storm capable of producing a tornado moved through Rosemount, St. Paul Park, Inver Grove Heights, Eagan and Sunfish and St. Pa ... More >>
We'll be seeing a lot of this today.A foot of snow has fallen on Minneapolis since Sunday morning, and after putting it off overnight, the city declared a snow emergency this morning. That makes eight for the winter -- a record.Mayor R.T. Rybak said Minneapolis was waiting to see how much more sn ... More >>
Dominick Damond Miller likes seeing movies alone -- even if he came with his son.Moviegoers must have assumed the parents of the small boy in a van outside an Inver Grove Heights movie theater would be back in mere moments. Instead, the kid sat there for two hours. Who says people don't trust ... More >>
Maybe Steve Horner needs a stiff oneSteve Horner sounds like a party pooper. It turns out he's the guy who filed complaints about five local bars discriminating against men because they offered "ladies night" drink specials -- an he's never set foot in any of them. And now we know which bars ... More >>
Two people were indicted in federal court today for allegedly orchestrating a $2.5 million mortgage scam. The FBI investigated the case. Fawaz Mahmoud Wazwaz, 33, and Genevieve Marie McCullough, 32, of Inver Grove Heights, were charged with a eight counts of mortgage fraud. According to the ... More >>
Minneapolis police have another homicide on their hands. Shortly before 10 p.m. last night, officers from the Fourth Precinct were dispatched to a shooting in the 1500 block of Newton Ave N. When they got there, they found what appeared to be a shooting scene -- but no victim. At about t ... More >>
Investigators still aren't sure why Trace Maxwell went on a deadly shooting spree early Thursday morning before killing himself, but they've tied him to the three homicides by way of a Glock pistol. The Glock was found in Maxwell's SUV where it crashed on Lake Street after he shot himself to ... More >>
Summit's got a new beer out today made with two ingredients they've never worked with at the brewery before.
Grocery shopper warns police as the woman and son leave the store.
Who doesn't enjoy the smell of burning shit and urine cakes?
An alleged bank robbers idiocy helps police make one of the easiest arrests ever.
The Strib's Kersten takes issue with church vs. state—but only when it involves Islam
WCCO is reporting that the feds are looking for evidence that Hecker didn't pay his state taxes or pay off his loans.
An Inver Grove Heights man faces several felony charges after he allegedly entered a neighbor's home and licked the 11-year-old boy's belly button at knife point.
Baja Sol will add winning recipes -- mild, hot and "unusual," -- to its salsa bars in May.
The state's Bureau of Apprehension created a deck of playing cards highlighting unsolved cases. Sure enough it finally led to the identification of one woman's remains who had been missing since 1982.
Wednesday's five most interesting stories printed on wood pulp
Parents, get ready to welcome new grandchildren home for spring break
Tony Tran and Laura Xiong started out as small-time gamblers. Then they became lovers. And then her husband turned up murdered.
Enjoy your new home, and please call haz-mat crews before digging; do jets really need reverse thrusters? In the Strib: Minneapolis lays plans for citywide wireless network; pimpin' for a casino at the Mall of America is hard work; rising oil prices put a crimp in Minnesota's economic projections; a ... More >>
Inver Grove Heights tries to turn one of its last farms into a subdivision
As the Retailing Behemoth Prepares to Open Its First Store in the Twin Cities Metro, Neighborhoods and Workers Brace Themselves for the Wal-Mart Treatment: Low Wages, Union Busting, and a Big, Friendly Smile
Wal-Mart politicizes Inver Grove Heights
Filmmaker Jon Springer's bloody liturgy includes incest, stigmata, and stolen communion wine. Heaven can wait.
You too could be mayor of St. Paul! Just answer a dozen of the most preposterous, frivolous, and insultingly direct questions you could ever hope to encounter in your whole squirming political life.
Jesus loves the little children--and the wizened bingo players too
Will the demise of the Skyway Theater spell the end for mainstream black film venues in the Twin Cities?