Should you see Purple Rain? Yes. The answer is yes. Of course, that's the perspective from someone living in a world that has already been influenced by three decades of Purple Rain's greatness. It's a film recognized by all non-jive turkeys as an absolutely beautiful marriage between modern music a ... More >>
While Excelsior is shaping up to be the new draw for some Twin Cities chefs, one local business is making the move from lakeside to inside the city. Lago Tacos near Lake Minnetonka is planning to open a new location in the Lyn/Lake neighborhood.See also:Heidi's closed for good
The city of Cairo, Illinois, is pronounced "KAY-ro." Missouri has a Nevada called "Ne-VAY-dah." Here in Minnesota, there's New Prague, as in, "Pray-ge." And those are just the homographs. Every state has them: Places with names that locals and non-locals alike trip up. They can give away a newco ... More >>
Rusty Gatenby's lengthy tenure as a KSTP-TV reporter has come to an end.Gatenby confirmed his departure in a Facebook post yesterday, writing, "well it's true.. after more than 30 years at KSTP I am moving on."
To most people, jumping into Lake Minnetonka on January 1 sounds like a bad dare. To Bill Wenmark, it's a tradition.Wenmark started the annual New Year's Day dive 24 years ago tomorrow. He's one of just three "Orca"-level divers: People who have made the dive for 20 years. As a seasoned whale, Wenma ... More >>
:::: UPDATE :::: Reached for comment this afternoon, a Maynard's employee said that despite the backlash, the restaurant is going ahead with the 9/11 promotion. It begins at 4 p.m. this afternoon.Management at Maynard's Restaurant in Excelsior must not pay much attention to the news. Because just a ... 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 >>
Yesterday, Fred Smoot held a Reddit "ask me anything" session. And of course, the first question he received was about the starring role he played in the 2005 Vikings "Love Boat" scandal.SEE ALSO: Fred Smoot reportedly pissed his pants during DWI arrestAfter calling the boat party "overrated," Smoot ... More >>
The Minnetonka Queen no longer features Fred Smoot and his double-headed dildo, but nearly eight years after the Vikings made it famous thanks to an infamous in-season outing on Lake Minnetonka, the vessel lives on as a cruise ship.SEE ALSO: "Love Boat" captain Smoot pissed his pants during DWI arre ... More >>
It's an all-alcohol Week in Food, with numerous beer, wine, and liquor-themed events -- most with food mixed in to keep you from having an entirely liquid diet. Instead of staying at home and depleting your own stash of booze, head to one of these events for a good cause/time/meal.
Last week, we told you about Denny Hanson's sentimental election as Rochester's City Council president five months after he died.SEE ALSO: MNGOP Rep. Keith Downey lists dead guys as supporters in newspaper ad (and loses election last week) Turns out he wasn't the only dead guy elected to city office ... More >>
When Sushi Fix first arrived in downtown Minneapolis, serving sushi from a food truck, there were skeptics. Doubters were soon converted to believers, falling hard for the freshly flown-in seafood mixed with their perfectly seasoned rice. It was hard not to be pulling for the enthusiastic Bill ... More >>
Vikings punter Chris Kluwe is rallying to the defense... of the Green Bay Packers?SEE ALSO:-- Packers screwed by replacement refs: 'NFL needs to come to GB and apologize for fucking us' [VIDEO]-- Vikings-49ers replacement ref fiasco: 'Frisco gets extra timeouts, phantom challenges [VIDEO]Such is the ... More >>
See Also:Tonka Beer: Saving Minnesota lakes, one beer at a timeTop 5 local Oktoberfest beersOpen water, the sweet scent of barbecued meats, and the opportunity to be one of the first to sample a new fall seasonal beer: Kruisetoberfest, an upcoming special-release event on Lake Minnetonka, showcases ... More >>
Even though it's been a beastly hot summer, Minnesotans would be wise to take advantage of outdoor dining opportunities when they present themselves, before autumn takes hold. Still, sitting on a stifling hot patio is a bit of a hard sell this month. However, Biella Italian restaurant in Excel ... More >>
While some lakes are shutting down boat launches or instituting 24-hour watches to combat invasive aquatic species, Hennepin County has decided to take a different approach: behavioral psychology and peer pressure.One of the results from the county's $40,000 pilot project is the use of blue on new s ... More >>
We heard a few people remarking, "Sushi from a truck?" suspiciously behind us, but we were too busy eagerly delivering another bite into our mouths to answer. Instead we waved enthusiastically with chopsticks before turning back for another dish to devour.The Sushi Fix truck is the realization of a ... More >>
Edina's restaurant scene beefs up
Jeff Kolodzinski holds the record-breaking fish from last year.Jeff Kolodzinski, the former Twin Cities resident who set the Guinness World Record for most fish caught in a 24-hour period last year, is trying to break his own mark today. Last year on July 30, Kolodzinski sat on the dock at ... More >>
Celebrate the power of the pint on SaturdayWe were tempted to come up with a Seussian rhyme for all the ways and places you can enjoy a pint this week (On a boat? At a patio? In Surly's backyard?) but we'd rather sip than than stress over rhyme schemes, especially when this week offers so man ... More >>
via Mod Sun's MyspaceRolling Stone announced today, via a press release and a very kind article in the New York Times, their collaboration with hair product line Garnier Fructis in a nationwide search for their dignity an "up-and-coming band" to grace their cover. Where to start?
Say cheese at Ginger Hop. Beer is the name of the game this week, punctuated with wild game, cheese, and pork five ways this Week in Food. Monday 1/10 There are more than 800 kinds of beers made in Belgium. Get a start on trying them all at Blue Nile, which will devote half of its taps to Bel ... More >>
Sara RiceTopped with caramelized onions and Swiss and cheddar cheeses, this is one of 20 burgers on the menuWith the economy doing, uh, not so well, restaurateur Moe Sharif seized a chance to take over the former Il Vesco Vino space and expand his kingdom across the street. The result: an aff ... More >>
Photo via WikipediaThe United States Penitentiary, Leavenworth -- The Big House -- is Tom Petters' new addressPonzi schemer Tom Petters is headed for The Big House: the United States Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas. And unless his legal team can pull a rabbit out of its hat and win an app ... More >>
There's lots of learning on the menu this week from French cooking to how to eat local to being vegan. Avoid brain overload with plenty of wine and beer tastings, as well as tequila. Mm . . . tequila. Monday, 5/24 We don't care where the wine comes from, as long as we've got a full glass. I ... More >>
Peace on Earth, good will toward men? Bah humbug. This health care debate has a way of bringing out the Scrooge in a lot of angry people.
10 years of Minnesota's sexiest scandals all in one place! Dreams do come true.
Now, if only he'd rock the blouse and scarves.
If you have anyone visiting from out of town, please for the vitality of our city's tourism industry, keep them as far away from the Minnehaha Falls as possible.
We lost our patience long ago with this never-ending battle for Minnesota's U.S. Senate seat still sitting empty, but now even Sen. Amy Klobuchar is showing she is going to be pretty ticked off in a couple weeks.
Minnesota is experiencing some pretty intense drought conditions, so you can only imagine the disappointment on anyone's face when they come visit one of Minneapolis's landmarks, Minnehaha Falls.
Anyone on the market for a $7.8 million home? We didn't think so. But if you are, you can possibly bask in the Ponzi glory of local businessman Tom Petters.
Wednesday's five most fascinating stories printed of wood pulp.
Al Franken is playing senator again today with a visit to Washington, D.C. to chill with the elected Democrats in office.
Foie gras pop rocks and hot ice cream are just a few of the selections
City dwellers can finally taste a non-European version of Minnesota while positively affecting life on the rez
The glorious yachting days of summer--as seen from the shore
Everywhere, all the time, something is happening
A man named Flaming Youth cruised the tearooms, drag weddings hit Lake Minnetonka--and everyone remained cloistered in the closet: An excerpt from Ricardo J. Brown's memoir of gay life in old St. Paul