Lake Superior

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2014

    The Best Twin Cities Concerts This Weekend: 11/21-23

    Be sure to check out our constantly updated concert calendar.

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2014

    Will Mining Save or Destroy Northern Minnesota?

    As he leaves a small cafe in Ely, Gerald Tyler approaches two middle-aged women and whispers a joke. They smile politely. He walks gingerly, a leftover cost from his years in the military. In a patterned sweater that appears to have 30 years of mileage on it, he appears more the goofy grandfather t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    Summer Beer Dabbler heads to Midway Stadium this weekend

    Want to drink beer at Midway before Midway is no more? Here's your chance: The sixth annual Summer Beer Dabbler takes place on Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. at Midway Stadium. The festival is a boozy doozy, with over 80 breweries, live music, food trucks, and, naturally, a baseball theme. And since the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    Get a taste of Lake Superior with Venture pils from Bent Paddle

    The Venture pilsener from Bent Paddle in Duluth might seem like a traditional Czech pilsener in style, but it's got a few Minnesota flourishes to set it apart. It's a light, crisp beer that's highly carbonated and highly refreshing, perfect for a day on the North Shore or on a beach along the chain ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2014

    Eating, Reading, and Living Well event series hits St. Paul's libraries

    Care to get your health on at the library? That's the idea behind the Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library's Eating, Reading, and Living Well series, which starts May 12 with an urban farming documentary at the Merriam Park Library. The program, supported by the Mississippi Market, is in its fif ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2014

    7th annual Fish Bites event celebrates sustainable seafood

    Seafood lovers have a vested interest in the Minnesota Zoo's message: Sustainably sourced fish and fruits de mer are the future -- or else. At the 7th annual Fish Bites event, this Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley, eight Twin Cities chefs will gather to celebrate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    Check out these amazing pictures of Lake Superior ice caves

    If there's a bright spot to the polar vortex, it's this: the frozen ice caves of Lake superior. Since 2009, safety concerns have made the Apostle Islands off limits, but a deep freeze now clears the way. Wisconsin officials are hoping weather conditions allow the caves to remain open for another ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    Weekend brew round-up: StoutFest at Blue Nile, Tonka Brew Fest, and more

    October is officially over and with it the end of Oktoberfest celebrations and Marzen beer releases. Not to worry. This next brew season is all about the stouts and porters, the bigger bolder brothers of the beers that came before. The Russian imperials, the coffee-infused, and the chocolate-forward ... More >>

  • Music

    October 23, 2013

    Actual Wolf's Eric Pollard captures his creative spark

    The musician is breaking out of the pack, inspired by Neil Young

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    Minneapolis may allow residents to adopt stray pit bulls

    Last week, the Minneapolis City Council approved an ordinance allowing residents to maintain feral cat colonies. Now, council is considering something along the same lines for stray pit bulls and other so-called "bully breeds."SEE ALSO: Schoep, the famous Lake Superior dog, dies at age 20 The ordina ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    Now Open: Union Fish Market

    Union Restaurant and Rooftop's new seafood-focused concept, Union Fish Market, officially opened last week on the restaurant's main dining level. Offering fresh and sustainably-sourced fish from Nova Scotia, Lake Superior, and Hawaii, Union Fish Market will focus on simple preparations that are "fre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    There's still an alligator on the loose in Scandia

    Wanna go alligator hunting this weekend? Head on up to Goose Lake in Scandia.SEE ALSO: Schoep, the famous Lake Superior dog, dies at age 20 A few days after the DNR killed an alligator named Clyde with a shotgun blast to the head, his crocodilian friend, Bonnie, remains on the loose.

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2013

    Lost dog Tomah is found on teenager BWCA canoe trip

    Five go in, six come out. A group of high school boys returned from their canoe trip earlier this week with an extra four-legged passenger. Tomah, a shy Shetland Sheepdog belonging to a family in northern Minnesota, had been lost and alone in the woods for three days when five boys from Minnetonka ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2013

    How Low made everyone furious at Pitchfork Music Festival

    Last month, Low played a universally acclaimed set at Rock the Garden. Everyone in attendance -- and we especially mean everyone on Twitter -- eagerly applauded this 27-minute rendition of one song as an artistic triumph. And then, out of nowhere, the Duluth trio pulled a complete 180 this past week ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    Schoep, the famous Lake Superior dog, dies at age 20

    When Hannah Stonehouse Hudson snapped a photo of her friend John Unger cradling his dog Schoep in Lake Superior last year, Schoep's vet had estimated that the 19-year-old dog had only two weeks to live. See Also: - Hannah Stonehouse Hudson's photo of man and dog in Lake Superior goes viral - Sidesh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    Phil Harder: Low doesn't really react strongly to anything

    Starting with a frozen Lake Superior in 1993, renowned director Philip Harder has captured the 20 years of Low in music videos and short films. With his 16mm camera -- even through the digital years -- Harder filmed Low in color-coded films with recurring visual themes in -30 degree wind-chill weath ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    Pour Decisions Brewing: Saying no to "me too" beers

    Kristen England and B.J. Haun have a lot of home-brewing experience between the two of them. When they decided to take the next step, they spent two-plus years drafting a business plan and choosing a location for what became Pour Decisions, the city of Roseville's first brewery. First scheduled to o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    Star Tribune draws GOP ire for "Science made a comeback at the State Capitol" lede

    As a "down the middle" publication, does dinging legislators skeptical of climate change -- most of them Republican -- represent a breach of objectivity?SEE ALSO: Star Tribune stands by Bachmann coverage, reporter's "butthurt" response to criticism Today, the Star Tribune is taking heat from local R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    James Beard benefit dinner brings out the star chefs

    Last night, on the bluffs in Mendota Heights, the James Beard Foundation, in conjunction with Le Cordon Bleu and Mpls/St.Paul magazine, hosted a benefit dinner in which eight of the Twin Cities most regarded chefs prepared a multiple-course, roaming tasting menu. Guests could nibble their way from k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    Alexei "Crescent Moon" Casselle on Duluth, Coloring Time, and Red Stag Block Party

    See Also:Bastille Day Block Party, Red Stag Block Party Lineups AnnouncedKill The Vultures, Kristoff Krane, and No Bird Sing form F to I to XAlexei "Crescent Moon" Casselle is a renaissance man who has left his mark in many places around the Twin Cities, most recently in his groups Kill the Vultures ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    Duluth's Last Place on Earth raided as new synthetic drug crackdown goes into effect

    SEE ALSO:-- Adam Budge, 18, charged with murder following friend's synthetic drug overdose-- House approves synthetic drug crackdown amid concern about prison overcrowdingJim Carlson, owner of Duluth's Last Place on Earth, has made millions of dollars selling synthetic drugs -- in fact, he estimated ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    The top 10 Blotter posts of 2012 (so far...)

    July 4 has now come and gone, and you know what that means -- soon the State Fair will be here and it'll be back-to-school time for the kiddos.Ready or not, six months of 2012 are already in the bag, so we figured it's a good time to take a look back at Blotter's Greatest Hits of 2012.Regular reader ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    Glen Campbell says goodbye in "A Better Place" video

    Grab a hanky. No seriously, you're gonna need it. Glen Campbell has just released a bittersweet video to lend sound and images to the final days of his farewell tour, and it's a doozy. In it, the country singer, guitarist and sometimes television host and actor reflects upon his life, family, and fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Chassis the dog goes missing in Duluth, turns up 300 miles away near Iowa border

    Duluth News TribuneChassis (with Teresa) is apparently a bit traumatized after her 300-mile adventure.​Chassis, a one-and-a-half-year-old husky, began 2012 with the walk of a lifetime.The dog broke free from her Duluth home on New Year's Day. Last week, she turned up in Taopi, a southern Minnesota ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Kick.Stand.Press: 100 Creatives

    ​Number 44: Kick.Stand.Press City: Minneapolis, MN Years spent living in MN:The current bout is 2.5 yearsAs anyone who has ever spent time watching HGTV knows, a good wallpaper job can make or break a room. Gilpin Matthews and Lauren Schuppe, co-founders of Kick.Stand.Press, specialize in making t ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    October 19, 2011

    Amsterdam Bar and Hall is a Dutch treat in St. Paul

    Rock club also offers an unusual menu

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Top 5 local Oktoberfest beers

    Sure, we're a state full of Scandinavians, but that doesn't mean we can't party like the beer-swigging Germans when October rolls around. Which beers should be filling your stein this time of year? Five local breweries offer the Oktoberfest experience for a limited time, and we're ready to weigh in.

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Il Gatto chef Jim Christiansen suggests 5 ways to eat beets

    Minnesota beets on Minnesota soil​These aren't the sad pickled beets of your Sizzler salad bar, circa 1985. The fresh, area beets from farmers markets, roadside stands, and your nearby co-op are full of flavor and can be used in a variety of ways. Il Gatto, the Italian darling at Calhoun Square ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Corner Table's Scott Pampuch: Chef Chat, Part 3

    Scott Pampuch in the kitchen at Corner Table​Today is our final installment in our conversation with chef and restaurant owner Scott Pampuch in the kitchen of his restaurant Corner Table. (Read parts 1 and 2 here.) He's been buzzing through his kitchen the entire time, and finally the sausage is r ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    February 2, 2011

    The Inn a welcome respite for downtown diners

    Part fine dining, part neighborhood pub

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    St. Cloud Craft Beer Expo debuts January 22

    St. Cloud Craft Beer Expo coming January 22nd.​There's a new beer fest in town. The first ever St. Cloud Craft Beer Expo happens in less than two weeks on January 22nd from 4 - 8 PM at the St. Cloud Civic Center, 10 4th Ave S. Over 40 breweries are expected to be represented at the event. Food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    The Inn: A tour of the bar and menu, part 2

    Andy LienChef Tyge Nelson & Tim Niver​ The food menu for the Inn is intentionally simplistic, listing entrees and few ingredients.  "There are five usual dishes on any menu," Tim Niver explains. "Chicken, beef, pork, fish, and veg. We have each of those."  Eschewing the resume-like m ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    November 24, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    We Are the Willows tour diary, Vol. 4

    ​Parima, the Thai restaurant (weird huh?) I played in Burlington, Vermont is something of an enigma.  Or a magic trick.  It looks tiny, kinda dirty, and relatively insignificant from the outside.  But then, when one walks in, one immediately realizes that it is actually a warlock's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Tavola Fresca launches new outdoor dinner opera series

    www.latavolafresca.comOpera outdoor gourmet eats​Nick Schneider, the chef behind this summer's Tavola Fresca garden dining series and Picnic Operetta (playing through September 26), has partnered with Picnic Operetta singer Meredith Cain-Nielson to host a fall dining series, Tavola Lirica, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Piccolo's Doug Flicker: Chef Chat, part 1

    A.J. Olmscheid​Doug Flicker, owner of the six-month-old restaurant Piccolo, sounds like a chef you wouldn't expect to see on television. He started working as a cook, he says, "because I didn't want to deal with going out on weekends." He says he's still more comfortable in the kitchen than ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Phil Harder talks 'Low Movie' and Sound Unseen Duluth

    an interview with filmmaker Phil Harder

  • News

    July 23, 2008

    Keepin' it in the family

    T-Paw puts the patronage back in the state government

  • News

    August 9, 2006

    I'm Special

    Put on the pancake makeup and the monkey suit, superstar. Its time to act out Fringe Fest-style.

  • Music

    September 29, 2004

    Grizzly Adams Meets Tom Waits

    Ben Weaver's strange, eerie music captures old worlds

  • Arts

    August 14, 2002

    Wade in the Water

    Welles Emerson maps the surface of a wave--and the art of science

  • Art

    March 28, 2001

    Cold Comfort

    Two abstract Minnesota painters explore the spiritual shades of an everlasting winter

  • News

    February 7, 2001

    "Hey, we're in Duluth"

    A radio pirate-turned-country rocker who doubles as a nanny. A newspaper that rips the establishment. A deconsecrated church. And a very quiet band called Low. Notes on a tiny counterculture.

  • Feature

    September 1, 1999

    Dog's Life

    A precious pooch teaches one family some important lessons

  • Feature

    June 1, 1999

    Thinking About Leftovers

    But I did recognize the basic equation that Florida is a long way from Minnesota, and no matter how little I had seen my dad up till then, I would see him less in the years to come.

  • News

    April 28, 1999

    It's Not Easy Being Green

    Many clients can't afford it. Builders are leery of it. When will ecologically sound housing reach the mainstream?

  • Music

    March 24, 1999

    Slow Ride

    Low have been heckled by crowds and dropped from their label. Now Minnesota's quietest band returns with its best album yet.

  • Feature

    September 1, 1998

    A Terrifying New Math:

    Kids + pesticides = 700% more leukemia

  • Feature

    June 1, 1998

    With Our Heads in the Clouds

    We never really intended to be such ambitious campers, but when you set out to climb mountains, anything can happen

  • Art

    September 18, 1996
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