Lake Minnetonka

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2014

    Colin Chisholm Admits to Welfare Fraud

    Colin Chisholm admitted in court Monday that, by accepting welfare while living on a yacht and in a Lake Minnetonka mansion, he'd committed a "major economic offense." In exchange for a guilty plea to one count of theft by swindle and one count of wrongfully obtaining public assistance, prosecutors ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2014

    Judge: Orono's Ban on Jay Nygard's Wind Turbines Conflicts with State Law

    A Hennepin County judge ruled Friday that city officials can no longer ban small wind energy systems used at businesses and homes, including Jay Nygard's. For four years, he's been battling his neighbors and city officials in court for the right to keep four homemade wind turbines on his Lake Minnet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2014

    Jay Nygard is not in jail, and still fighting Orono over his wind turbines

    Jay Nygard got the bright idea for a homemade wind turbine in 2010, and set about collecting, in his own words, only the finest parts -- "I didn't buy a piece of shit propeller." Maybe so. But the whole thing stunk to Orono city officials. They tried to stop construction and took him to court in 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2014

    LTD Brewing on small-batch brewing, setting up shop in Hopkins, and fruit beers

    Jeremy Hale and Blake Verdon are former home brewers living their dream in Hopkins. The two opened LTD Brewing Co. last month (LTD stands for Live the Dream), and they've been busy brewing small-batch beers and connecting with the community ever since. The two plan a smaller brewing approach with a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    Summer Cycling 2014: A road trip for intermediates

    If you're looking for more of a challenge than our beginners' road trip is able to offer, consider taking our intermediate trip out to Summit Brewing Company in St. Paul. Last year, we took you to Lake Minnetonka for beach-going, good eats, and a stop at the local brewery. This year we're cutting ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    The best Twin Cities concerts of the week: 6/23-6/29

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar!

  • News

    May 14, 2014

    Colin and Andrea Chisholm's real-life American hustle

    The yacht-sailing Scottish royal couple were known as Lord and Lady, but nobody suspected they were on welfare

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    Revisiting Purple Rain's original reviews

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2014

    The evolution of Prince hairstyles: 1978-2013

    When Prince emerged with an afro in the fall of 2012, he completed a hair cycle reaching back to the beginning of his solo career. In between the late '70s and today, the Purple One has experimented with a variety of styles. His locks have alternated between signs "o" the times and chaos and disorde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2014

    The 17 Minnesota cities and streets everyone mispronounces

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we get things started with a new video from Holographic Sands, drawn from their just-released EP on Forged Artifacts, Water Bodies. We've also got new clips from A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2013

    5 ice cream sundaes for National Sundae Day

    Happy National Sundae Day! Celebrate by stopping by and grabbing one of our favorite sundaes in the Twin Cities. No need to feel guilty -- it's a national holiday after all. See also: Top 10 donuts in the Twin Cities

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    Park Board officials explain elevated E. coli levels in Minneapolis lakes

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    Month in Review: Open, closed, coming soon July '13

    NOW OPENBlack Walnut Bakery (City Pages review) Pop-up and at Minneapolis Farmers Market Bluestem Bar & Table (City Pages preview)2610 Lyndale Ave. S., MinneapolisThe Buttered Tin237 E. 7th St., St. PaulCossetta's Pasticceria (City Pages review)211 7th St. W., St. PaulFrench Corne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    Month in Review: Open, closed, coming soon June '13

    NOW OPEN Burch Steakhouse (City Pages review) Corner of Franklin & Hennepin, Minneapolis Black Walnut Bakery (City Pages preview) Pop-up and at Minneapolis Farmers Market Daily Diner Frogtown (City Pages review) 615 University Ave., St. Paul Hello Pizza (City Pages review) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    Real estate site names Minneapolis the best place to raise a family

    Whether you grew up in Minneapolis or are currently raising a brood here, the real estate brokerage site ZipRealty has good news: Based on the sweet spot where good public schools meet affordable real estate, the Minneapolis area is the best place for families. See Also: - Minneapolis ranked 3rd bes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    Father John Misty at First Avenue, 5/21/13

    Father John Misty with Solid GoldFirst Avenue, MinneapolisTuesday, May 21, 2013Father John Misty aka Josh Tillman returned to Minneapolis for the fourth time within a year last night. The singer, who recently celebrated his 32nd birthday and the one-year anniversary of his debut album [as Father Joh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Bobby Z's Benefit 2 Celebrate Life at First Avenue, 3/9/13

    Bobby Z's Benefit 2 Celebrate LifeWith Princess, ?uestlove, Dez Dickerson, Andre Cymone, Dr. Fink, and Alexander O'NealFirst Avenue, MinneapolisSaturday, March 9, 2013The draws for Saturday's second annual Benefit 2 Celebrate Life at First Avenue were many, but Princess was the most unique, by far. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Why Prince should let Weird Al Yankovic parody his songs

    The undeniably white and nerdy Weird Al Yankovic has received the blessing of umpteen pop musicians for his humorous pursuits over the past three decades. "Smells Like Nirvana" victim Kurt Cobain even called him "America's modern pop-rock genious [sic]" in his journals. As a result, we have a lifeti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Mel Gibson bops around the Twin Cities, asks women to take their shirts off [PHOTOS]

    So, over the weekend Mel Gibson was in town. No, it wasn't a business trip -- according to the Star Tribune's always-fun C.J., he was just here for a little vaca with his daughter. Destinations included the Mall of America, Minnesota Zoo, Lake Minnetonka, Warehouse District, and Uptown, among others ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Top 20 best Minnesota musicians: #10-1

    ​Related:Top 20 best Minnesota musicians: #20-11Minneapolis music scene named second-best in the U.S.10. Babes in ToylandOrigin: Minneapolis | Active: 1987-2001 | Songs: "Bruise Violet" and "Sweet 69"  Kat Bjelland is one of the nastiest female vocalists, period. Although the woman who adeptl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    Al Jarreau talks Prince, the Roots, and spending 40 years in the music business

    ​Some might say that 34 seems a bit "past one's prime" to have started a singing career. For Al Jarreau, that's never seemed to matter. Having been the only vocalist in history to garner Grammy Awards across three different genre categories (jazz, pop and R&B), and with 21 albums, seven Grammy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    The Minnesota Vikings are the NFL's most arrested team

    Chris Cook is on this list... twice!​The Minnesota Vikings could not pull off a miraculous comeback against the Green Bay Packers yesterday.The loss drops the Vikings to 1-6 on the season. But, as it turns out, there is one statistic in which Minnesota is leading the NFL: arrested players.Accordin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Vikings cut Bryant McKinnie for being chronic fat-ass [UPDATE]

    You'll be missed, Big Mac, especially by the bartenders and strippers.​Bryant McKinnie, a big man with big appetites -- of all kinds -- was cut this afternoon by the Vikings for being too damn big. McKinnie had sort of fought a losing battle against his weight for years, and basically given up rec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Chocolat Céleste and Buttercream say "I do!"

    Chocolat Céleste via FacebookCustom chocolates and custom cakes make great bedfellows.​ We were more than a little sad when Chocolat Celeste owner Mary Leonard announced last year that her famed chocolate shop was closing. But Leonard was undeterred by the havoc the Central Corridor light rail co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Bob Stalberger scalps Twins tickets to finance wedding

    City PagesThe Twins need to win so a Wayzata couple can afford to tie the knot.​It's a simple law of baseball economics: No matter how new the stadium, the prices of a ticket on the black market--legal or otherwise--increases or decreases with the team's fortunes. When the Twins are doing we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Burger Moe's opens for sports fans and families alike

    Sara RiceTopped with caramelized onions and Swiss and cheddar cheeses, this is one of 20 burgers on the menu​With 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Angry neighbor hollers "it's f-ing Christmas" at Hemsley protesters

    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.

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Paul Thissen does Prince

    Now, if only he'd rock the blouse and scarves.

  • News

    July 15, 2009
  • News

    June 17, 2009

    Six Twin Cities designers make Minnesota summer stylish

    We challenge local fashion's best to create an outfit based on the season

  • News

    May 6, 2009

    Pigheaded Bachmann, arrested Idols, and Petters's property

    Congresswoman finds it an "interesting coincidence" that Dems are in power during flu outbreak

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    Surprise: Franken still confident he will win

    Al Franken is playing senator again today with a visit to Washington, D.C. to chill with the elected Democrats in office.

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2008

    Leader of the Sacks

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    The Love Boat scandal, drunk driving arrests, steroids, and child endangerment. Vikings sack leaders frequently find themselves on wrong side of the la ... More >>

  • News

    June 4, 2008
  • Feature

    May 28, 2008

    The 10 most powerful Minnesota Republicans

    These GOPfathers are the power brokers you've never heard of

  • Music

    November 14, 2007

    Roots Vibrations

    Chad Whittaker: Respected local sideman, woulda-been Beach Boy, and now (finally) solo artist

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2007

    Save a bird, turn off your skyscraper lights

    Among the many detractors of modern architecture, the party with the most legitimate beef may be the migrating songbird. Researchers have noted that lit skyscrapers disorient birds at night in roughly the same manner that bus stations waylay runaways: They both have a bad habit of ending up on the s ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    April 18, 2007

    Spice Shack

    Kabobs is the greatest thing to happen in Minnesota-Hyderabad cuisine, ever

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2006

    Who is Jim Jundt?

    A brief bio of the man who hosted Bachmann and Bush earlier this week.

  • Columns

    June 14, 2006

    The Little Boys' Room

    Where men go to escape from being men

  • News

    March 8, 2006

    She Bop

    It Didn't Start with Babes in Toyland: A Short and Eccentric History of Women in Local Music, 1931-Present

  • Music

    July 6, 2005
  • Restaurants

    August 4, 2004

    Wayzata Ways

    NorthCoast, the first of two planned California-accented restaurants, debuts swimmingly

  • News

    July 18, 2001

    The Gay '40s

    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

  • Restaurants

    June 7, 2000
  • Music

    May 31, 2000
  • News

    December 2, 1998

    Shot in the Dark

    Three photographers on the graveyard shift shoot the Cities' dark side

  • News

    October 28, 1998

    Roger Headrick's Purple Heart

    He was instrumental in building the Vikings team that's now laying waste to the NFL. So why isn't anyone thanking Roger Headrick?

  • News

    May 14, 1997
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