Duluth officials regard The Last Place on Earth as a scourge on downtown and have been open about their desire to shut it down for some time. They got a perfect opportunity to do so when Jim Carlson's son allegedly sold an illegal bath salt to an undercover agent early last month.THE BACKSTORY: Jim ... More >>
Brau Brothers Brewing Company is clear about its origins, proudly printing "population 220" for all to see on its original logo. However, as the brewery grows, obstacles have risen, and relocation is afoot for the 15-year-old company, now based in tiny Lucan, Minnesota. Brau Brothers started in 1998 ... More >>
It's Christmas, so here's our gift to you: The second part of our top Blotter posts of 2012 list.:::: SEE ALSO :::: Best Blotter stories of 2012 [PART I]Hey, beats a lump of coal or paying $200 for a plastic bag full of Brett Favre's pubes, doesn't it?
Plus, high school mural and police brutality start a flurry of controversy
SEE ALSO: Chris Kluwe says politician is "literally an asshole" for anti-gay marriage stanceLast week, Vikings punter Chris Kluwe said Maryland Delegate Emmett C. Burns Jr. (D-Baltimore County) is "literally an asshole" for writing a letter demanding that Baltimore Ravens ownership silence linebac ... More >>
When Wisconsin photographer Hannah Stonehouse Hudson took a photo of her friend John Unger with his 19-year-old dog Schoep in Lake Superior last week, she had no idea that it would go viral on Facebook and attract a ton of media attention. The photo has been viewed more than 2 million times on ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
WilcoBayfront Festival Park, DuluthSunday, July 1, 2012See Also: Slideshow: Wilco in DuluthNels Cline on Wilco's future and his favorite Cibo Matto tuneWilco lend helping hand to Duluth floods victims Seeing Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy onstage at Bayfront Festival Park's pavilion is to see a man in ... More >>
By Andrew OlsonRelated:Duluth flood updates: Low, Charlie Parr, & Trampled by TurtlesOver the past few years, I restored my basement into a great "man cave" of a music room. Sure, basements in Duluth have a reputation for dampness, but I thought I could beat Mother Nature. That is, until the ... More >>
Birdhouse on Hennepin, the new venture from Heidi and Stewart Woodman (owners of acclaimed Heidi's Restaurant) is officially open to the public today for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Their liquor license came through yesterday just in time for a small preview dinner in the charming space, which fo ... More >>
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 >>
There is an element of exaggeration in all good storytelling -- and not to say that Luke Redfield is lying -- but his new album tells a sweeping tale of a man who has lived 100 lives in the ten songs off of Tusen Takk, the culmination of years of hard work and traveling. The album emanates ... More >>
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 >>
Rock club also offers an unusual menu
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.
Minnesota beets on Minnesota soilThese 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 >>
Three members were close friends of the fallen rapper
Part fine dining, part neighborhood pub
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 >>
Big city not required for big taste
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 >>
In search of the best meal on wheels
A.J. OlmscheidDoug 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 >>
The poll that piqued Republicans showed their candidate for governor losing groundThe Republican Party of Minnesota has failed in its effort to nail IP-endorsed gubernatorial candidate -- and former Republican -- Tom Horner for shady politicking. An administrative law judge ruled yesterday t ... More >>
an interview with filmmaker Phil Harder
More allegations of child sexual abuse are piling up against William Allan Jacobs, a former captain in the Minneapolis Park Police Department.
The crash of balls, the clinking of glasses, the occasional skipping record. What better way for the new Epitaph Records signees to kick off yet another epic tour?
Surly, Summit, Brau Brothers among the intoxicating additions to Minnesota culture
T-Paw puts the patronage back in the state government
Mexican food goes upscale on Lake Street
Where's the best place in the Twin Cities to murder a drifter?
Ben Weaver's strange, eerie music captures old worlds
The Dames blast ears from Duluth to the Twin Cities
Two abstract Minnesota painters explore the spiritual shades of an everlasting winter
Novelist William Kent Krueger's fictional northwoods town is a hotbed of racial tension and cold-blooded murder
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.
A precious pooch teaches one family some important lessons
Many clients can't afford it. Builders are leery of it. When will ecologically sound housing reach the mainstream?
Low have been heckled by crowds and dropped from their label. Now Minnesota's quietest band returns with its best album yet.
Kids + pesticides = 700% more leukemia
Rock as dance music. Dance music as rock.
We never really intended to be such ambitious campers, but when you set out to climb mountains, anything can happen
Terri Sutton scours the concrete for something wild.
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