Happy Darkness Day Eve. May the black metal spirit be with those who wait in line and bask in some unseasonal warmth. Tonight in Brooklyn Center marks the day before Darkness Day at Surly Brewing and also the final night this Brooklyn Center taproom will be open. At Mill City Nights in Minneapolis, ... More >>
Gov. Mark Dayton's 2013 tax return was released last week and shows that he gave $10,000 to charities -- 10 times as much as last year. His office did not respond to our request for comment, but judging by previous news coverage, the boost came in response to the governor's own criticism last Novem ... More >>
When Chef Thomas Boemer assumed the helm at Corner Table in south Minneapolis, he transformed this neighborhood eatery to a destination restaurant. Three years later, the chef with a pedigree that includes a stint at Alain Ducasse's Mix in Las Vegas, has shepherded the restaurant to its new location ... More >>
Longtime audio/visual collaborators Low and local film and video director Phil Harder have churned out another stunning masterpiece together. The new clip for "Especially Me" -- from this year's C'Mon, the band's 9th full length release -- features vocalist/drummer Mimi Parker aboard a New Yo ... More >>
Courtesy of Eric AustinIf you follow the local food scene at all, you'll surely recognize chef Eric "Big E" Austin's name. Known for both his sophisticated neo-soul fare and some very public endings to multiple business partnerships, Austin has made his presence known in the Twin Cities since ... More >>
Federal assistance could help homeowners, as well as renters.The FEMA folks have arrived in north Minneapolis to help tally up a dollar amount on the tornado damage, a precursor to some city residents being eligible for federal disaster assistance. The threshold for aid is $6.4 million worth ... More >>
It wasn't just wine and freedom fries that kept the Chooglin' boys going on their recent trip through France. By all reports, from the band's tour blog and from the fans who saw them, there was a heavy dose of rock and roll ambassadorship going on as the band blazed through each town. Now, thank ... More >>
Written by Zach Zins of Chooglin'Arriving in ParisTours begin in a haze. There are the stresses of planning, packing, and leaving work; there's the sadness of leaving your spouses, lovers, friends, and family behind; and all is cut with the excitement of seeing new places and playing for new fa ... More >>
Woodman and Russo trade blows in the blogosphere.Usually chefs criticize each other's work in private and leave restaurant critics to do the public skewering. But with the rise in chefs taking part in social media, it was only a matter of time before they started slinging serious mud at each ... More >>
Therapy in a glassIs it too early to think about happy hour? There's something about returning to work after a long weekend that makes even a short week drag, and by hump day you're ready for a break. If you're trapped in a cubicle next to the guy who laughs like Eddie Murphy on ... More >>
Updated: A twister touched down near Fergus Falls, killing one person, and Wadena has been heavily damaged by strong winds, MPR reports. But the worst of the storm gave the Twin Cities a miss. Via NOAA: A tornado watch wsa in effect for the following Minnesota counties, including those in th ... More >>
Tis the season for Beaujolais nouveau wine. The light, unfussy wine is perfect for Thanksgiving.
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