What good will a $2 million Lake Calhoun condo do for you after you're dead? Answer: not much, but one imagines it'd at least make your life a little more enjoyable in the meantime, and that's worth something.Anyway, today's Comment of the Day comes courtesy of Ben Bakunin, who makes a similar point ... More >>
Today marks the debut of a new daily feature here on CityPages.com.Everyday, readers leave hundreds of comments on our news blog -- some good, some bad, some downright ugly. Starting today we'll bring you the best tidbits of reader wit and/or analysis we see at the top of the morning.
EdgeWater 503's ad for its condo building at 1805 Lake Street West looks and sounds hilariously like the opening scenes of a softcore porno.It isn't new -- the clip was uploaded to YouTube last November -- but it somehow flew beneath the radar before being brought to the broader Twittersphere's atte ... More >>
A new report issued by Marquette Advisors doesn't paint a pretty picture for Twin Cities-area renters who aren't in the market for $4,500 Lake Calhoun apartments.Though the metro-wide vacancy rate ticked up from 2.5 percent during 2013's fourth quarter to 2.7 percent during the first quarter of this ... More >>
Last week, the 32nd Street Beach on Lake Calhoun was closed followed a huge spike in E. coli levels -- in other words, there was an unsafe amount of crap (literally) in the lake.THE BACKSTORY: E. coli closes Mpls beaches, prompts officials to warn against coming to beach while shitty According to P ... More >>
-- Update at bottom --The 32nd Street Beach on Lake Calhoun and the Lake Hiawatha beach are closed this morning after unacceptable levels of E. coli were detected at both on Tuesday evening (the beaches have been closed since).SEE ALSO: Wisconsin nude beach closed on weekdays; authorities cite sex a ... More >>
Days after the Minneapolis City Council gave the go ahead on a massive $400 million mixed-use development proposal for Downtown East, Mayor R.T. Rybak and the Park Board stated their intention to make room in those plans for a new destination restaurant "in the spirit of Sea Salt or Tin Fish," repor ... More >>
After finding success at their original location in the Six Quebec building in downtown Minneapolis and then adding a storefront near Lake Calhoun, fast-casual burger joint My Burger is opening a third location in the former Oak Street Textbooks store in Stadium Village, reports the Minnesota Daily. ... More >>
Authorities have released a sketch of the suspect who allegedly assaulted and robbed a teen girl in Bunker Hills Park in Andover just after 5 p.m. Tuesday.HE'S STILL OUT THERE: Police release sketch of man who allegedly attempted to abduct girl near Lake Calhoun [IMAGE]The Anoka County Sheriff's Off ... More >>
According to the American Fitness Index, the Twin Cities is the healthiest metro area in all of America for the third year running (pun intended).SEE ALSO: Outrage: Minneapolis left off most bikeable cities list despite having second-best Bike Score The ranking, which was put together by health and ... More >>
An alleged attempted abduction of a 13-year-old girl by three men on May 5 is just one in a string of luring incidents that have occurred in southwest Minneapolis this month, according to the Minneapolis Police Department.RELATED: Police release sketch of man who allegedly attempted to abduct girl n ... More >>
Earlier this month, three men allegedly attempted to abduct a 13-year-old girl just blocks away from Lake Calhoun. The men fled the scene after the girl screamed, and no arrests have been made.THE BACKSTORY: Three men tried to abduct 13-year-old girl while she rode her bike near Lake Calhoun, police ... More >>
Yesterday, the Minneapolis Police Department distributed a crime alert about a reported abduction attempt that took place around 2:25 Sunday afternoon near the intersection of 36th Street West and Zenith Avenue South.SEE ALSO: Missing Minneapolis girl was simply crashing at a different friend's hous ... More >>
Midori's Floating World, near the corner of East Lake and Minnehaha Avenue, announced it will re-open after a nearly two-month-long hiatus. The Japanese restaurant was forced to close for extensive repairs after a water pipe burst and caused damage to the floor and walls. But now that it is once aga ... More >>
All those dogs running around Lake Calhoun in the warmer months are deceiving: Relative to the rest of the country, not that many Minnesotans own a pet.See Also:- Internet Cat Video Film Festival purrs into Minnesota- Lily the black bear gives birth to two cubs live on webcam [VIDEO]- Minnesota's la ... More >>
Punch will be expanding its mini empire of seriously good Neapolitan-style pizzas when it opens its eighth store in Woodbury, the company announced on its Facebook page. Punch says it has signed the lease and expects to open in June. Here's where you can find it.
On election day, not a single ballot was cast in Minneapolis' Ward 10, Precinct 3B.But before you call the Election Integrity Watch to report voter fraud, understand this: If you wanted to take a poll of the living things in 3B, you'd need scuba gear.SEE ALSO: Lake Calhoun: The most racist lake in M ... More >>
See also:Top 5 cool treats for summerA taste test of three new fast-casual restaurantsThough food trucks have taken center stage as the trendy (and anger-inducing) food business of the moment, frozen yogurt seemed to also make a big comeback this year. With Freeziac, Yogurt Lab, Tutti Frutti, and Tr ... More >>
Bon Appetit recently published a list of the 10 Best Baguettes in America to coincide with its "Insider's Guide to Paris" issue. Two Midwest bakeries made the cut: One was Floriole Cafe and Bakery in Chicago, the other was the Minneapolis's Rustica, City Pages' 2010 winner in the Best Bakery categor ... More >>
A taste test of three new fast-casual restaurants
John C. Calhoun, senator, statesman, slavery proponent.The Minneapolis Park Board doesn't have the power to rename Lake Calhoun even if it wants to, according to a letter filed by the agency's attorney, Brian Rice. In fact, it's not clear that anyone can change the lake's name. Minnesota' ... More >>
Thirteen of ClubsTime to pedal.On Monday, we were so on board with the whole Bike Walk Week thing. But then, a steam bath worthy of Mekong Delta melted the roads and turned our heads to mush. And now that Bike To Work Day is finally here, we have a different issue: It feels more like Portland out ... More >>
Is complaining about Calhoun's support for slavery just political correctness?Two Athens State University, Ala., professors tell us the proposal to change Lake Calhoun's name -- so that it doesn't honor a man who called slavery "a positive good" -- is nothing but a bunch of politically correc ... More >>
Urban Eatery's Uptown Girl is one of 2011's best new summer drinks!Summer comes with its standard beverage list: mint juleps, gin and tonics, lemonade. But if this week's weather is any indication, this season's going to be a scorcher--you're going to want as may icy sippers as possible on ... More >>
John C. Calhoun. Can we find a better name for his namesake lake?Lake Calhoun is named after John C. Calhoun, once a U.S. senator, vice president of the United States, secretary of war under President James Monroe, and the force behind the construction of Fort Snelling. That's why the lake bears ... More >>
Great food abounds near the Chain of LakesNow that spring has finally kicked winter to the curb, activity on Minneapolis's Chain of Lakes is swarming with those gratefully relieved of cabin fever. Releasing all that pent-up energy is bound to work up an appetite, but who wants to cut the day ... More >>
John C. Calhoun, happy to lord it over black folk.The truth about John C. Calhoun's racist past is no secret. The former senator and vice president's bigoted positions and speeches have been a matter of public record since the middle of the 1800s. But John Winters just figured out Calhoun's ... More >>
Tony NelsonA St. Paul institution shuttered.The muscle car engines have roared their last as the 1950's era Porky's on University Avenue in St. Paul served its last Twinburger yesterday. Lines for the drive-in stretched around the corner and madly dashing pedestrians nearly caused accidents a ... More >>
Goodbye, snow emergency!Since December 17, we've been slogging through snow and ice, trying to dash home early enough to find an overnight home for our vehicles on our parking-restricted Minneapolis streets. But today, we've just gotten the best sign of spring ever: parking restrictions are ... More >>
The eatery opens.Urban Eatery celebrated its grand opening Saturday night with a rollicking party. Taking over the space that once housed the View in the Calhoun Beach Club, the new restaurant has undergone a remodel and re-menu that seemed to please the crowd--who clearly came to eat, drink, and ... More >>
When they asked the man what he was doing exposing himself as he rode around Lake Calhoun, he claimed he was training for a West Coast naked bike ride. Right.
At least four new burger restaurants have opened recently or will be opening shortly in the TC.
Dennis Kucinich recently delayed his plans to introduce articles of impeachment against Vice President Dick Cheney, but that won't stop local pro-impeach activists from getting their message out this weekend. To the birds, anyway.
Ewww Coli closes city beach E. Coli has spiked at the Lake Calhoun beach at 32nd Street, reaching a level of 855 on Monday. The EPA thinks any reading over 235 is nasty, so this seems a particularly proud accomplishment. All this info comes from the Minneapolis Park and Rec board web site, and it ap ... More >>
You think winter in Minnesota sucks? Friend, you don't know anything about winter in Minnesota.
Boiling brains and hunting voles in search of the old-time fur trader's life