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It's back! This quarterly event dedicated to dining is back and badder than ever. This week marks the first Restaurant Week of 2014 and there are some great new restaurants to choose from and a lot of classics that might be worth a revisit (or two).We've gone through and selected a few choice option ... More >>
If you believe Movoto, none of the 10 best places in Minnesota are outside the Twin Cities metro area.SEE ALSO: David Letterman shares his "top 10 least successful Minnesota businesses"That, of course, strikes many Minnesotans as counterintuitive. Who wouldn't want to live in a beautiful lakeside ho ... 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 >>
Mpls/St. Paul Magazine's Restaurant Week 2013 Through March 1 $10-$20 lunches, $15-$30 dinners You only have a few days left to take advantage of Mpls/St. Paul Magazine's Restaurant Week, which continues through Friday. Over 50 restaurants are whipping up menus in the $10 to $30 range for lunch and ... More >>
A street sign on the west side of St. Paul that reads "Unversity Ave." will be replaced next week, about a month after it first went up.SEE ALSO: Mpls-based Jostens gives graduates diplomas with 'education' spelled 'eduation'The sign was installed by Lakeville-based Safety Signs, but the company say ... More >>
Last night the Minnesota Zoo hosted its second annual Fish Bites; an event focused on raising awareness around the issue of sustainable seafood. Over 150 people showed up to the event, which featured nine of the Twin Cities' top chefs. Each chef prepared a dish using sustainable seafood, allowing gu ... More >>
MNGOP Rep. Mike Parry made headlines in August for characterizing Gov. Mark Dayton as a pill-popping drug addict. Around the same time, MNGOP House candidate Roz Peterson said the governor "is mentally unbalanced."SEE ALSO: Mike Parry doubles down on Governor Dayton pill-popper accusation: Top 10 tw ... More >>
Last month, we told you about a locker-room photo scandal at Lakeville's Century Middle School, where dozens of students were suspended after an inappropriate cell phone photo of a student was widely shared. Today, Dakota County prosecutors filed charges. Three students -- two boys and a girl -- wer ... More >>
Give rambunctious adolescents camera phones what do you get? A big, messy scandal, that's what!Numerous students at Lakeville's Century Middle School have been suspended after a student snapped an inappropriate photo of another student with a phone, then shared the image with fellow students. A 7th ... More >>
'One-fifty-four! One-fifty-four!'That's not exactly the stuff of legends, but it represents the national ranking of Edina High, Minnesota's top high school according to Newsweek's new list of America's best 1,000 public high schools.This year's list focuses on "schools that have proven to be the mos ... More >>
Her photo was the honeypot local law enforcement couldn't resist
Despite the troopers on the road, this 4th of July turned deadlyMinnesota State Troopers were out 600-strong--every single one of them--on the highways on Maroon Day (Thursday, June 30)--traditionally the deadliest traffic day of the year. They pulled over 2,502 people and made 22 arrests for ... More >>
Newsweek says Edina High School is the best in the state. Last year, the honor went to Minneapolis Southwest.Nine Minnesota high schools have been named to Newsweek's list of the best high schools in the country this year, but none of them are in Minneapolis or St. Paul. We bring that up only be ... More >>
Not the Taj Mahal, but better than your school.Any minute now, all those families who abandoned Minneapolis and St. Paul for Edina, Minnetonka, and other assorted Twin Cities suburbs "for the great schools" are going to be sticking "for sale" signs on their front lawns, right? Nah. Just kid ... More >>
Ellerbe BecketYour tax dollars at work?In a simple statement today, assistant Senate majority leader Dave Thompson of Lakeville crystalized the thoughts of just about every critic of a proposed new taxpayer-supported stadium for the Minnesota Vikings. For a Republican controlled Legislature ... More >>
#TigerBlood material?Shannah Henderson of Lakeville, a U of M marketing intern, told us she wants to be Charlie Sheen's #TigerBlood social media intern because he's "inspirational." "I'd just love to be telling all his followers and fans about his daily going-ons in his life," she said. "I ... More >>
I am trying to find a restaurant in the southern suburbs for a meet-up and am having no luck. A former co-worker lives in Faribault and she's going to meet me for dinner, so I want to pick somewhere that won't require her to drive all the way into the Cities. I am thinking Lakeville/Apple Val ... More >>
Our mythical land of Norwegian bachelor farmers continues to change: The number of Hispanics in Minnesota shot up up 74.5 percent in the past decade. That may sound like some sort of a cultural sea change, but it's really not. The state, home to 5.3 million people now compared to 4.9 millio ... More >>
The two men are suspected in a string of suburban robberies.Two guys in ski masks ran into an InterBank branch in Roseville on Wednesday morning. One of them whipped out a semi-automatic handgun, pointed it at an employee, and demanded she open the safe. "No funny money," one of the two men ... More >>
MuladDangerously cold.It's cold: 14 degrees below zero at 7 a.m. in Minneapolis, according to the National Weather Service. That was frigid enough for Minneapolis Public Schools to notify parents that all absences are automatically excused for the day. It's even colder in the suburbs: Minus ... More >>
A blizzard's just another excuse to play in the snow.Congratulations. You survived Snowmageddon. We've listed the Top 20 snowfall totals for the Twin Cities area below. Now you need to shovel out the car and pay attention to the Snow Emergency parking rules (we're on Day 2). Stay warm.
Photo by Wijadi Jodi If taking a trip down the highway to hell means ending up at a double-header roller derby, then by all means, let's hit the road. This Saturday, August 21, the North Star Roller Girls and the Twin City Terrors will co-host the Highway to Hell bout against rival S ... More >>
bcjordanAt least one person is dead after a semi-truck hauling bees was involved in a crash on the northbound side of I-35 in Lakeville. Another person was injured and taken to the hospital.But that's not the end of it: apparently the swarm of angry bees is making the recovery effort difficult. F ... More >>
Police have still not interviewed the 17-year-old boy who allegedly drove the pickup that crashed into a car carrying three generations of a Lakeville family on Saturday.
Seafood comes to the southern suburbs...
There's no better family bonding than making pipe bombs together.
Ronin Sushi Cafe offers relief in the fast-food desert of Lakeville
Love Relocates a Great Chef to Minnesota and the Mall's Napa Valley Grille
Swelling monsterplexes. Bankrupt chains. Cutthroat competition. A glut of screens leaves the national and local movie-theater business reeling.
When Cleotha Howard moved to the suburbs, she imagined a world far away from the street gangs of north Minneapolis. She never dreamed her youngest son would be murdered.
Ten hours, a half-dozen movies, and one big brainwash at the "stadium seating" gigaplex