Yesterday, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal broke news that Medtronic, Minnesota's eighth-largest company, is cutting 40 local jobs. That development comes less than a month after Gov. Mark Dayton said Medtronic CEO Omark Ishrak personally assured him his company plans to create 1,000 new j ... More >>
Minnesota-based home health care management provider Univita Health is moving its headquarters in Eden Prairie to a new home in Florida. The move, which was first reported by the South Florida Business Journal, comes only a few weeks after the Fridley-based medical device giant Medtronic announcing ... More >>
The Lino Lakes brewery boasts an impressive beer lineup
For a high school/college kid in the early '90s, it was easy to get fed up with the U.S. mainstream's increasingly homogenized take on popular music -- especially whenever the disappointing Grammy Awards came around every February. The Grammys have always had an elderly, buttoned-down air to their w ... More >>
Still don't have plans for Halloween? Have no fear! There's plenty of shows to catch this night of fright. First Avenue will be holding their annual Halloween party and costume contest while the Solid Gold hosts the night at the Turf Club. As for post-Halloween partying, Okkervil River plays the Fir ... More >>
Father and son argue in Minnesota courts that marijuana is essential to their religion
Outstanding in the Field, the touring international farm dining experience, has announced where it plans to land when it hits Minnesota this summer: Singing Hills Goat Dairy. Located just about an hour south of Minneapolis, Singing Hills focuses primarily on goat-based dairy products, incl ... More >>
Too many choices may leave diners feeling braised and confused
If Mitt Romney won't tell you which ones need to be closed, we will
Bon Iver have been on quite a never-ending trek since they played the Orpheum Theatre back in September. And Justin Vernon and company are definitely a different band now -- at least in terms of public perception and recognition. Long-time supporters won't be surprised that their Grammy-winning mate ... More >>
We hope you like corned beef and Guinness, because this week in food leading up to St. Patrick's Day is all about indulging Irish-style.
In Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal the 18th-century satirist famously suggested that poor children in Ireland be eaten, rather than become a burden to their parents and country. Nearly 300 years later, science journalist John Bohannon made his own modest proposal, espousing that instead of for ... More >>
Pair wisely. Prepare for spring by planning your garden, pairing your wine and cheese, and picking out the perfect brew, wine, or scotch for your next big shindig. It's all here, this Week in Food. Monday 3/14 Pairing the wrong cheese with your wine can really wreak havoc. Learn how to avoid t ... More >>
Restaurateur introduces new whiskey and specialty meats
Father Francis Markey from his arrest in early 2010Jeffrey Anderson, the St. Paul attorney who's made a career (and a mint) suing the Catholic church, has opened up a new practice in London to pursue the pedophile priest cases popping up across the pond. They've already got their sights on Rev. ... More >>
Ben Kyle reflects on performing, vinyl, and rigors of creative life
Aherns's Irish Pub via FacebookMore luck of the Irish coming to Minneapolis's ballpark alley.Just after the Twins season is winds down (last regular season game is Oct. 3), Ahern's Irish Pub plans to step up to the plate, in the shadow of the stadium next to Epic nightclub. Ahern is the mai ... More >>
Installation by Dr. Thomas O. HaakensonIt's not every day that an institution's staff puts their own work on display at the beginning of the year, but the faculty at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design are presenting their current works in the annual faculty exhibition for the public and st ... More >>
Photo: romana kleeSt. Paul attorney Jeff Anderson can sue the Vatican on behalf of sex-abuse victims after a ruling Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court turned back a challenge by the Catholic Church that said it was immune from U.S. lawsuits. "Today's action by the Justices is an answer to the ... More >>
Nathan Amundson, a.k.a. Rivulets, writes to inform me that not only does the solo Morrissey need no compiling, contrary to my hasty preview, but he's been compiled to death--with more than 10 best-ofs listed on Allmusic alone.
Prince signs on for Tonight Show residency, interview with Invincible, Mayda profiled & next week's best new releases.
Check out this guide to beer, dance, music, parades, and parties.
The immensely influential, deeply troubled singer-songwriter died yesterday in a Glasgow hospital after a four decade career in music.
Jonathan King's 'Black Sheep' is a shear delight
One of Dara's favorite local restaurants has a mustard meltdown
'Pluto' elevates Neil Jordan's buoyant sensibility to a new level
Mad Peeaire would like to talk to you about Aristotle, Wilde, Blake, Freud--and his childhood memories of a goat-buggering orgy. Why won't you listen?
Guess who is going to see a U2 concert at Target Center in Septembar? A certain girl and her dad. A certain girl named AMELIA and her dad called LLOYD. Give up? Its me! And the dad named Lloyd is my dad! Wer'e going to see the band U2!!!! Its my first concert. And Im going even though my mom is bei ... More >>
Huffing the elixir of eccentricity with Devendra Banhart
Actors Theater founders on the Emerald Isle with 'The Weir'
A definitive biography captures the contradictions of John Ford, the meanest, greatest director of the Western
A foot up on the competition: Joe Chvala and the Flying Foot Forum bring narrative ingenuity and a kitchen-sink production aesthetic to their unique brand of percussive dance
The Local's Kieran Folliard is no stranger to turning pieces of straw into plates of gold.
Nine scenes from the lives of new Minnesotans
Railroads built this town.