Medtronic's investors are angry. And it looks like this time, they aren't going away without a fight. While the Minnesota-based medical device firm keeps plugging away at its proposed deal to buy Ireland-based Covidien and reap the benefits of its new home's tax code, its shareholders continue to b ... More >>
Ireland announced earlier this week that the country will get rid of a corporate loophole scheme that allows American companies to skirt billions in tax revenue. In our October 1 cover story, Chris Parker broke down the way in which Medtronic's purchase of Covidien, an Irish medical device maker, ... More >>
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We're crying salty tears into our sweet Baba Rhums. The Lynnhurst neighborhood will be a little less sweet: Yesterday owner Peter Ireland announced that the Lynn on Bryant will close.See also:100 Favorite Dishes no. 4: The Lynn on Bryant's chicken grand mere
A Catholic diocese in Minnesota is suing both a diocese in Ireland and a controversial religious order, shifting responsibility for a dead priest who allegedly abused several children. A lawsuit filed in February by the Diocese of New Ulm claims it never would have brought that priest into a Gran ... More >>
Minnesota is divided into two camps: those who love lutefisk and those who would sooner eat testicles. Both sides have their reasons. The lovers, mostly of Scandinavian heritage, usually grow up eating lutefisk, a long-standing Scandinavian staple served with copious amounts of butter and potatoes. ... More >>
Once again, it's time for the a change of the reigns at Gather. The Walker's D'Amico-owned restaurant features monthly tastings of their chef-in-residence's cuisine, and this September is no different. See also: The Lynn on Bryant blends elegance and coziness
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Get ready Minnesota because on May 19th, 2012, in the parking lot of their North East Minneapolis Restaurant, the folks at Anchor Fish & Chips are letting their business out on the open road. Of course by that I mean they'll be launching their own food truck. Fish & chips, meat pasties, and a variet ... More >>
The fantastic drinks trump the decent food
As the infamous Dad Boner of Twitter fame says, "we can't wait for the weekend, you guys."And this Saturday, of course, is St. Patrick's Day, the annual celebration of Ireland's patron saint drinking. Planning to tip a few back? Know that you can leave that troublesome car at home without having ... More >>
www.wikipedia.comBananas Foster, safely extinguished, from Brennan's in New Orleans. Four diners were burned, one of them severely, when a bananas Foster desert erupted in out-of-control flames at a Ozona Blue, a Palm Harbor, Florida restaurant. The dessert, bananas sauteed in butter and suga ... More >>
(Photo by me)It's the fourth year in a row that the downtown Minneapolis Irish pub has poured the most Jameson Irish whiskey worldwide. This Thursday they will celebrate with inebriation.
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These Irishmen, raised in Kiliney, a small town south of Dublin, bliss out to the Beach Boys, the Beatles, Buffalo Springfield, and Harry Nilsson, and have little interest in hiding their influences or saying much of great importance. Which must be why this tune, the highlight of the group's swell d ... More >>
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