1500 ESPN host and Star Tribune columnist has been going after Minneapolis City Council member Jacob Frey over his indignant response to the Tuesday morning fireworks show that woke up half of Minneapolis, including many residents of his ward.The 12:30 a.m. fireworks show, which came at the tail end ... More >>
These days, every time we post about former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, we're inundated with comments asking us, "Why do you waste ink on this guy?" and, "Aren't his 15 minutes over?"Fact is, Kluwe's core allegation -- that Vikings special teams coach Mike Priefer said, "We should round up all the g ... More >>
When we called him yesterday morning, Minneapolis City Council member Jacob Frey was clearly pissed off about a 12:30 a.m. fireworks show that was part of the MLB All-Star Game festivities.Frey's indignation was understandable. After all, as the Downtown Journal reported last month, residents living ... More >>
Someone draped a "Love Water Not Oil" sign over the Target Field video board. #AllStarGame pic.twitter.com/xPlRaWM8pv-- Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 16, 2014 -- Update at bottom -- Despite extensive security preparations, during the third inning of last night's All-Star Game -- right before the reti ... More >>
When it was announced that Idina Menzel would be singing "Forever Young" before the All Star Game at Target Field on Tuesday night, I was a bit trepidatious. On the one hand, it was a nice gesture by Major League Baseball to pay homage to Minnesota's most famous local son, Bob Dylan. Still, it was w ... More >>
A wild and woolly brawl at the SuperAmerica on Lyndale at 22nd Street in south Minneapolis was filmed by a bystander. The footage was later published on Facebook. The seven-minute melee involves fisticuffs, a fire extinguisher, broken car windows, threats of gun violence, and exactly zero cops. Se ... More >>
After months of anticipation, the day of the MLB's All Star Game has finally arrived. Whether you're lucky enough to have tickets, or you're just hanging out in Downtown Minneapolis to enjoy the spectacle, odds are that at some point you're going to need some food. While some 30-odd bars have been g ... More >>
What would life be like if your local bar allowed you direct access to their beer taps and charged you on a per-ounce basis? Would you be more likely to try a beer you might not otherwise try? Would you miss the interaction with the barkeep, or does fetching your own beer just cut out the middleman? ... More >>
A couple days ago, the Minneapolis Police Department released a video entitled, "How you can recognize the 8 indicators leading up to acts of crime and terrorism." The clip was produced using federal dollars and the help of a non-profit called the Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (CELL).As th ... More >>
Just when you thought National Anthem couldn't get more viral, the wickedly talented Idina Menzel has been tapped to perform it at the 2014 MLB All-Star Game, which will be held July 15 at Target Field. Famous for singing the Oscar-winning "Let it Go" in the box office smash Frozen and having John ... More >>
Imagine Dragons are officially the drum-banging boys of summer. During the 2014 MLB All-Star Game weekend, they'll be in town for a show at TCF Bank Stadium.Joining them for the 2014 Target All-Star Concert is Minneapolis rap's crowning figures, Atmosphere. After ID collaborated with Kendrick Lamar ... More >>
You could feel the tension through your computer monitor as the NFL owners convened in Atlanta today to decide which city gets Super Bowl 52.The smart money coming into today was that New Orleans was the front runner. After all, the city was 10 for 10 in Super Bowl bids, and 2018 represents the 300t ... More >>
The ACLU-MN is suing the city of Minneapolis, Mayor Betsy Hodges, and Police Chief Janeé Harteau for granting Major League Baseball's request to create a potentially speech-limiting "Clean Zone" around Target Field during a two-week stretch surrounding this summer's All-Star Game.The lawsuit's core ... More >>
A day after the ACLU announced federal lawsuit against the city of Minneapolis, the City Council attempted to address those concerns by watering down its "Clean Zone" resolution.The original resolution approved by council in February appeared to give Major League Baseball veto power over the permitt ... More >>
The ACLU might not be happy about it, but Minneapolis City Council Member John Quincy says granting the MLB's request to create a "Clean Zone" around Target Field during a two week stretch surrounding this summer's All-Star Game "is something we have to do and should do."THE BACKSTORY: ACLU blasts M ... More >>
Last week, the Minneapolis City Council approved, without discussion, Major League Baseball's request to created a potentially speech-limiting "Clean Zone" across a swath of the city during a two week stretch surrounding the 2014 All-Star Game to be held this summer at Target Field.SEE ALSO: Lisa Be ... More >>
Today, the Minneapolis City Council approved the MLB's request to create a potentially speech-limiting "Clean Zone" across a swath of the city during a two week stretch surrounding the 2014 All-Star Game.SEE ALSO: MN ACLU explains why Duck Dynasty dude's anti-gay comments aren't protected speech The ... More >>
The Met Council announced this morning that the first Green Line LRT train carrying passengers will run between downtown St. Paul and downtown Minneapolis this June.Light rail service will begin btwn Minneapolis and St. Paul on Saturday, June 14. We can't wait to celebrate with you! #GreenLineTC-- M ... More >>
Three years and nearly a billion dollars later, the Central Corridor is (almost) up and running.RELATED: First train trip down Central Corridor tracks is in the books [PHOTOS] Green Line LRT trains aren't carrying passengers yet, but this morning, they ran up and down University Avenue as engineers ... More >>
See Also:Report: Prince might play downtown St. Paul concert53 things you might not know about PrinceTop 20 best Minnesota musicians: The complete listAside from those among us who keep themselves in a permanent Purple haze, it seemed unlikely that St. Paul's nebulous September 15 event would featur ... More >>
The Baseball Project is a supergroup of four veterans of American underground rock and punk. Combining talents from R.E.M., the Dream Syndicate and Minneapolis's Zuzu's Petals, each member contributes 30 or more years of experience, and they are also huge baseball fans. The band features Steve ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Strangers at the Twins game: A blind date outing in their own tweets -- Minnesota Twins have increased in value more than any other pro sports franchise since 2000Two years from now Minnesotan baseball fans may be able to sing "Take me out to the All-Star game!"Target Field is reportedly ... More >>
In March, the Minnesota Twins said the organization planned to release its "It Gets Better" video in May. Well, May came and went without a team-sponsored anti-bullying video clip surfacing.But fear not, says Kevin Smith, Twins director of public affairs. The video is still in the works and should d ... More >>
A few ideas to better the event.
NBA All-Star reserves named today.
A role reversal is needed for the Twins to extend their season.
Fibonnacci BlueAmerica's pastime gets politicalChanting "Stop the Hate! Move the game!" protesters crashed a quarterly meeting of Major-League Baseball owners at the Graves Hotel yesterday, demanding that the All-Star game be moved from Arizona unless the state repeals its controversial new i ... More >>
For the third year running, Mauer rebounds will swagger.
Young led all of baseball with a monster .434 average in July.
Does anyone really take the All-Star voting seriously anymore? Even fans who still profess to love the All-Star game itself (Where are you? There you are!) know that just about any starting line-up for either league is going to be too, too whack. Add to that the desperate marketing tool that was the ... More >>
That headline doesn't refer to the ten-ton shit-gorilla from south Chicago that the Twins are tailing (with increasing desperation; this buzz-kill even puts Cleveland's Wild Card chances well ahead of Minnesota's). No, I'm talking about my own to-do list, having spent the last week on the North Dako ... More >>