My Minnesota grandma's ubiquitous holiday salad was what was colloquially referred to as an "ambrosia." Your grandma probably had one, too: Jello whipped together with Cool Whip, Maraschino cherries, mandarin oranges, mini-marshmallows, and pecans. As a kid, the nuts made me look at the thing with ... More >>
Rob Stewart is a Ph.D. candidate at the U of M. He works. He pays taxes. But come November, while his neighbors and colleagues are casting ballots, Stewart will stay away from the polling station. Why? Because he's a convicted felon with a serious drug offense on his record. See also:Wisconsin ... More >>
The yacht-sailing Scottish royal couple were known as Lord and Lady, but nobody suspected they were on welfare
Amidst the recent flurry of lists documenting the popularity of bands and songs by each respective state, comes an odd but distinctive list that breaks down the most favored songs of each state based upon sheet music sales. Musicnotes created a list that they are calling, "Uniquely Popular Sheet M ... More >>
The U.S. Olympic Committee announced the team for this year's winter Olympics yesterday, and it's a doozy: 230 members, the most for any nation in the history of the winter games.The country is amping up for international competition, sure. But the team list also sparks some rivalry between states, ... More >>
The latest news in the ongoing feud between the management and the musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra: more noise, no music.SEE ALSO: MN Orchestra offers musicians 25 percent pay cut instead of 40 to get back to workThe musicians announced today that they've rejected the latest contract proposal f ... More >>
So it's starting to actually feel like June! It's just in time because there's TONS of outdoor events to be had. Saturday marks the 10 Thousand Sounds Festival featuring the Walkmen, Free Energy, Greg Grease, Strange Names and more. Sunday Uptown celebrates the recent nice weather with music from&nb ... More >>
As we told you about 11 months ago, Wisconsin lost more jobs than any other state from early 2011 to early '12. New data indicates Wisconsin's job market continued to stink like rotten cheese throughout the rest of the year.SEE ALSO: Mary Hoglund, 83, spits in Romney supporter's face during Wisconsi ... 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 >>
Veteran underground experimenters Jackie Beckey and Andie Mazorol began their sludge-punk band Myrrh three years ago, adding lap steel guitarist Jason Millard a year ago. On their new untitled vinyl release on the Soft Abuse label, Beckey creates heavy, trance melodies and feedback via her viola, an ... More >>
With temperatures plummeting, most Minnesotan travel fantasies inevitably fixate on locales further south. SEE ALSO:-- Minneapolis is one of the most "unexpectedly romantic" cities in the country, says Yahoo-- Portland douses some Haterade on Mpls after regaining Bicycling.com's Best Bike City honor ... More >>
Now that the election is finally over, we checked back with Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, the subject of our October 24 cover story, "Game Changer," to get his thoughts on the results. In the weeks leading up to November 6, Kluwe became arguably the most interesting part of the battle over ... More >>
Richard Carlbom's fiance just had the best birthday party ever. Around 1:45 a.m., Carlbom -- campaign manager of Minnesotans United for All Families -- addressed an exhausted crowd at the RiverCentre in St. Paul, claiming victory over an amendment that would have constitutionally banned gay marria ... More >>
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has vowed to donate $10 million of his personal fortune to political causes, including gay marriage ballot initiatives, around the country by election day. Yesterday, that pledge came to Minnesota.See Also:- Watch Chris Kluwe debate a chair streaming live tonigh ... More >>
Coming on the heels of a remarkably warm winter and spring not even included in the data, a new study put together by the Climate Central non-profit reveals that Minnesota's climate has warmed significantly since 1970.The study found Minnesota's average low temperature increased at a per-decade rate ... More >>
New laws in dozens of states could cost Obama votes
Carol Isaak found comfort in what she took to be a sign from above that everything will be alright. The administrator of the Potato Association of America isn't so sure.Newport resident Isaak, 67, cracked open a bag of ripple-style Clancy's chips the night before Easter. She had just gotten her snac ... More >>
Those of us who were lucky enough to witness the Joy Formidable's incendiary show at the Entry last April agree that the North Wales trio's raucous performance was clearly one of the best live shows of 2011. Thankfully, the band didn't make Twin Cities music fans wait too long for a return en ... More >>
Trio comes home with Threads
Chef Russell Klein is hitting the refresh button on brunch just in time for 2012. With classic favorites and a few surprises, the revamped menu will be on full display at Meritage's New Year's Day Brunch--complete with2-for-1 drink specials to cure any excess Auld Lang Syne-ing.
YouTubeTom Prichard of the The Minnesota Family Council, which says its "truth" isn't personal.The vote to ban gay marriage in Minnesota is more than a year away, but already, things are starting to get ugly. The Minnesota Family Council--the organization behind the gay marriage ban--has a docum ... More >>
I'm positive that Merrill Garbus didn't answer her phone the first time I called because she wanted me to hear her voicemail greeting. "Thi-iS iS m-m-E-rr-ilL l-E-a-V-e A m-esS-age," a creaking voice insists, while bounding up and down amidst an octave's worth of notes.
Minnesota's state food is up for debate
D'Amico-owned Italian makes strides with modern dishes
The former Green Party candidate is caught up in a gold scheme
A former Green Party candidate for Minneapolis City Council is charged with identity theft in Oregon.
New numbers show that, on a per capita basis, Minnesotans have perished in Afghanistan at a lesser rate than many other states.
Sick patients' loved ones hopeful for additional relaxation of the law
Cue, the fine-dining restaurant in the new Guthrie, neatly combines high food ethics and high style
The East Side of St. Paul has a new restaurant with stunning onion rings, and a real family core that's rare
As the New York Times reported Sunday, Minnesota--like the great majority of states--has experienced a dramatic spike in the number of prisoners serving life sentences. Between 1993 and 2004, according to the Times, the number of lifers in Minnesota jumped by 103 percent--a figure that dwarfs those ... More >>
Sex offender Bruce Foley was never committed. Then Dru Sjodin disappeared.
Many years ago, before the locks & dams were built, the Mississippi River ran wild through the heart of Minneapolis. Why not again?
Murder in Small Town X trades the personal soap opera of most reality programming for the plotting and rigidity of a video game
A definitive biography captures the contradictions of John Ford, the meanest, greatest director of the Western
Kathryn Davis's The Walking Tour traces an errant vacation to the very roots of narrative
For the planet's most voracious insects, Minnesota is just one more pit stop
When Minnesota and Wisconsin tribes gave $500,000 to the Democrats, a lobbyist testified, the Democrats listened.