• Blogs

    March 11, 2014

    Plate or Pass: Lutefisk

    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 >>

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    February 19, 2014

    Wisconsin soldier suspended for controversial casket photo

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2014

    Madison hospitals kill birth announcements, cite fear of baby abductions

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    Lake Monster Brewing: Five Questions

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2013

    MSP among America's "happiest, healthiest" metros, HuffPo study says

    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's Best Bike City honor The latest evidence on this score comes from th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2013

    Surly debuts new beer in its taproom today

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    Chic Gamine: Whoever has the most brute strength gets to sing

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    Roster McCabe at the Cabooze, 4/19/13

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    High school wrestler crushed by falling light fixture during match, survives [VIDEO]

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    Arik Cannon on combining punk and wrestling at First Avenue

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Gay Wisconsin GOPer savagely beaten: "Should have kept your f****t mouth shut," attacker says

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    Wilco get the key to Duluth at Bayfront Festival Park, 7/1/12

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    Minneapolis sixth-horniest city; St. Paul considerably less aroused, study finds

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Top 5 most underrated artists of 2011

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    Dan Oskey, best bartender and now business man, Part 1

    Joy SummersDan Oskey mixes it up at the Strip Club​A 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 >>

  • Arts

    August 24, 2011

    Hairspray at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

    Bright, fast-moving, and loud: Just the way we like it

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Bassgasm 4 set times announced

    McBride at a rave in 2009​Techno 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Wheels on Fire return to St. Paul Sunday night

    ​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 >>

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    December 8, 2010
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    September 7, 2010

    Atmosphere announce two First Ave dates

    Photo by Nick Vlcek​As 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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Uptown Cafeteria crib sheet

    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 >>

  • Music

    July 7, 2010

    Phantom Tails' frenetic rock

    Newcomers prepare to release their first CD

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Walker Open Field: the museum's backyard bbq starts in June​ 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2010

    Wisconsin man accused of driving day care van while drunk

    James Edison is known to the kids at Madison's Aldo Leopold Elementary School as Mr. Jimmy.

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    Bachmann, Kline keeping the atheists at bay

    It's important to keep one's priorities straight when fighting a war and struggling through a recession.

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    Bizarre World - Wisconsin airs tonight

    Andrew Zimmern takes on Wisconsin in tonight's episode of "Bizarre World."

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Minnesota Rollergirls season kickoff this Saturday

    Liked Whip It? Check out the real thing.

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    Wis. goat thief on the loose

    Alright, folks. Really funny. Who is out stealing Wisconsin goats?

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    Wis. grave robber-sex case a mistrial

    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.

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    What's Wrong with Wisconsin?

    It wouldn't be Thanksgiving week without some amazing Wisconsin news.

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    November 26, 2008
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    October 24, 2008
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    February 13, 2008
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    July 9, 2007
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    February 7, 2007

    Holidays on Ice

    The only folks loopy enough to go out in -20 are under 21

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2006

    Three questions for Tapes 'N Tapes

    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.

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2005
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    July 7, 2005
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    May 25, 2005

    Going Mobile

    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

  • News

    November 10, 2004

    Bambi Must Die

    The case against Minnesota's 1.2 million forest-destroying, disease-spreading deer

  • Restaurants

    December 3, 2003

    Hong Kong Style

    New Minneapolis Chinese restaurant offers fresh seafood by the tankful

  • Movies

    July 2, 2003

    U Can't Touch This

    Charlie's Angels fly off the summer-movie radar in 'Full Throttle'

  • Arts

    December 11, 2002

    Poster Children

    A basement print shop in St. Paul creates bold propaganda for latter-day rock

  • Music

    July 24, 2002

    House in Whoville

    DJ Karl Who? makes a name for himself with a new release

  • Movies

    October 10, 2001

    Forever Now

    Jean-Luc Godard's jubilant Band of Outsiders seems as fresh today as in 1964

  • Music

    March 7, 2001

    Chapter and Verse

    A Better Version of Me reveals Rainer Maria's poetic roots

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    December 6, 2000
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    August 13, 1997
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    October 9, 1996


    Clowntime in Connecticut

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    April 10, 1996
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