Minnesota is divided into two camps: those who love lutefisk and those who would sooner eat testicles. Both sides have their reasons. The lovers, mostly of Scandinavian heritage, usually grow up eating lutefisk, a long-standing Scandinavian staple served with copious amounts of butter and potatoes. ... More >>
Photos posted to Facebook by Specialist Terry Harrison have created a firestorm of negativity and resulted in the Madison-based National Guard soldier's suspension.SEE ALSO: 9/11 truthers run full-page ad in City Pages The photo Harrison shared of her National Guard Honor Guard (visible at ... More >>
The first of many Weird Wisconsin posts for 2014 comes courtesy of the Wisconsin State Journal, which announced yesterday the death of a traditional keepsake for parents. Two hospitals in Madison told the paper that they would no longer provide birth announcements, citing a growing concern over i ... More >>
It's been a good few months since a new brewery opened in the metro area, so the timing was just perfect for Lake Monster Brewing to come to the surface a few weeks ago. The company is operating with a slightly different model than most of our local breweries. "Our initial intention was to open ... More >>
In case you haven't caught the drift from our first 216 posts along these lines, here's some news for ya: Relatively speaking, Twin Citians are healthy.SEE ALSO: Portland douses some Haterade on Mpls after regaining Bicycling.com's Best Bike City honor The latest evidence on this score comes from th ... More >>
Since opening its gussied-up tasting room as an official taproom earlier this summer, Surly has been pouring pints of its flagship beers including Hell, Bender, and Furious alongside seasonal and special brews like the alarmingly titled Urine Trouble, an Imperial Brett IPA brewed with a bi ... More >>
Who doesn't love Canadians? Wherever they go, a good time follows. And they're just so nice. But for Canadian pop-rockers Chic Gamine, based between Montreal and Winnipeg, nice is just the beginning. The almost all-girl band (four lead female vocalists, one male drummer) have been making waves in th ... More >>
Roster McCabe With Wiping Out Thousands, Steez The Cabooze, Minneapolis Friday, April 19, 2013 Roster McCabe has that unmistakable, indescribable festival vibe, the kind that says everything's going to be okay -- even though the rain is threatening to flood your campsite. At their first show in Min ... More >>
Madison, South Dakota high school wrestler Michael McComish has got to be feeling both unlucky and lucky these days.SEE ALSO: Brock Lesnar reportedly 'rips apart' WWE dressing room following PPV double-crossing [VIDEO]Unlucky because last Friday, a huge light fixture fell from the rafters during a m ... More >>
First Avenue isn't particularly foreign to colorful costumes and unpredictable fast-paced action, but this Saturday's Pabst Blue Ribbon-sponsored Wrestlepalooza is shaping up to be one of the most unique nights in the venue's history. The F1rst Wrestling promoted event is combining lightning quick l ... More >>
Last week, a strange alleged hate crime went down in Madison: A full-time volunteer for a GOP congressional candidate says he was attacked at home by a man who was apparently upset an openly gay man would work on behalf of a Republican.SEE ALSO:-- Investigators don't believe Duluth man told truth ab ... 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 >>
A new study by Men's Health magazine finds that Minneapolitans are pretty damn horny. St. Paulites? Let's just say there probably isn't as much Viagra being sold on that side of the river.Minneapolis graded out as the sixth-horniest city in land; St. Paul clocked in 29th place, one spot ahead of Mad ... More >>
With all of the music that we consistently have at our fingertips, it's a given that in every year albums and bands that deserve to get heard and receive wider recognition frequently get buried under whatever is new or the next big thing. It's a sad cycle, and one that I'm as guilty of as any ... More >>
Joy SummersDan Oskey mixes it up at the Strip ClubA busy evening at the Strip Club Meat & Fish in St. Paul carries voices glinting off Gothic metalwork, tempting scents wafting through the air, and a constant clink of glassware. Behind the bar, with his trademark impish grin and his collectio ... More >>
Bright, fast-moving, and loud: Just the way we like it
McBride at a rave in 2009Techno DJ and Twin Cities promoter Woody McBride announced set times for what he's calling "The Twin Cities Biggest Funnest Electronic Dance Music Super Event" taking place tonight at First Avenue. The event begins at 5 p.m. and ends at 2 a.m.As of right now, McBride is s ... More >>
As is always the case every spring, a lot of big-ticket veteran acts are making their way through town these days. With Paul Simon's recent visit, Duran Duran's gig, and next week's hugely anticipated Cars concert at First Avenue, the spirit of rock 'n' roll from days of yore has never been more ... More >>
Photo by Nick VlcekAs we told you about last week, Atmosphere are embarking on their "To All My Friends" tour, kicking things off in Madison tonight and making their way out west over the next month. When Rhymesayers announced the tour it was lacking any Minnesota dates, but the Current just anno ... More >>
Alma GuzmanGive the desserts a whirl at Cafeteria.Here's a quick recap of this week's Dish column on Uptown Cafeteria and Support Group with the essentials of what you need to know when you go: Uptown Cafeteria and Support Group 3001 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, 612.877.7263; www.uptowncafete ... More >>
Newcomers prepare to release their first CD
www.blogs.walkerart.org Walker Open Field June 3 - September 5 For years, I've been complaining that Minneapolis doesn't have something like Madison's Memorial Union Terrace: a city-wide "hang-out," a summertime gathering place with food, drink, entertainment, nature, etc. that draws anyone ... More >>
James Edison is known to the kids at Madison's Aldo Leopold Elementary School as Mr. Jimmy.
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Andrew Zimmern takes on Wisconsin in tonight's episode of "Bizarre World."
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Alright, folks. Really funny. Who is out stealing Wisconsin goats?
When we think of "Wisconsin news" we think of creepy men digging up dead bodies to have sex with them. Who even does that? Oh yes, Wisconsinites.
The only folks loopy enough to go out in -20 are under 21
These local boys have had a heck of a year, rocketing from indie-rock obscurity to, um, indie-rock renown on the back of The Loon, re-released this year on XL Records. We tracked 'em down in Australia and requested some reflection.
How cruising the western suburbs can lead to a great rock band, and other secrets from a Jeep tour of the Twin Cities with the Hold Steady's Craig Finn
The case against Minnesota's 1.2 million forest-destroying, disease-spreading deer
New Minneapolis Chinese restaurant offers fresh seafood by the tankful
Charlie's Angels fly off the summer-movie radar in 'Full Throttle'
A basement print shop in St. Paul creates bold propaganda for latter-day rock
DJ Karl Who? makes a name for himself with a new release
Jean-Luc Godard's jubilant Band of Outsiders seems as fresh today as in 1964
A Better Version of Me reveals Rainer Maria's poetic roots
Clowntime in Connecticut