It's a scheme that sounds like it came right out of a white-collar version of The Wire: a huge, sophisticated organization stealing bank information, creating counterfeit checks, then using bank insiders to deposit and cash them. Twenty-eight members were in on the act, attempting to steal more than ... More >>
Medtronic's investors are angry. And it looks like this time, they aren't going away without a fight. While the Minnesota-based medical device firm keeps plugging away at its proposed deal to buy Ireland-based Covidien and reap the benefits of its new home's tax code, its shareholders continue to b ... More >>
As local co-ops and groceries take heat for not dumping products made by Eden Foods, a Catholic-owned company under fire for refusing to provide birth control to its employees on the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, the response from places like Mississippi Market and the Seward ... More >>
Governor Dayton characterized the news that Medronic is buying Ireland-based Covidien for $42.9 billion and moving its headquarters to Dublin as "tremendous for Minnesota," citing company executives' promise that no local jobs would be lost due to the transaction. (Read the backstory here.)But Carlt ... More >>
Coffee snobs, grab your mugs. Shawn Person, of Moonshine Coffee, is in the midst of readying a space at 2386 Territorial Road, near the corner of Raymond and University, to become a kind of community kitchen for the coffee roasting set. Roundtable Coffee Works will have a storefront where you can ... More >>
Whether you refer to it as "carmel" or "caramel," fans of the the buttery stuff will be happy to find it flowing freely in its many glorious forms this Saturday when St. Croix Chocolate Co. hosts its 4th annual Caramelpalooza. Hold on to your fillings, folks. This one might get a little sticky. ... More >>
On Wednesday, Republican U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen introduced a bill to repeal the medical device tax included in Obamacare. In 2012, by a wide margin, Paulsen led the House in money received from medical supply companies.SEE ALSO: Republicans sound the trumpet as Obamacare contributes to St. Jude's Mi ... More >>
After a truly valiant effort to keep its doors open, St. Paul Classic Cookie company announced via its blog that it won't be able to continue operating at its current retail location. It isn't the first business that was forced to close after light rail construction and detours made travel dif ... More >>
See Also:"Hot Cheetos & Takis" video features young Minneapolis rappers from Beats And Rhymes programThursday's City Pages editorial meeting had several special guests. Yep, Hot Cheetos and Takis showed up and they totally overshadowed (and out-crunched) the discussion topics for the week. After ... More >>
A moving work about a big employer in a small town at the Playwrights' Center
The Minnesota Gophers football team is finally first in the Big Ten!No, not in the standings, silly. That's preposterous. But the Gophers are the first team in the conference to allow alcohol sales at their stadium.Earlier this week, legislators voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill allowing beer ... More >>
A lot of weeks we see the same types of events (beer, wine, beer, wine), but March is breaking the mold with not only a decadent chocolate exhibition but a class about how to power your kitchen appliances with solar energy. Sounds like a promising start to the month.
Our unusually mild winter has left many wondering just how much sap will run from the sugar maple trees this season. Will we be relegated to purchasing 100% Canadian maple syrup when the local supply inevitably runs out? Fortunately, there is still a possibility of a strong syrup season, according t ... More >>
Canned cranberries: They're worse than you thinkIf your Thanksgiving dinner shopping list includes Ocean Spray Jellied Cranberry Sauce and Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup, you might want to give the can opener a rest and start re-thinking your menu. A new report reveals the presence of the toxi ... More >>
Health practitioners are asking McD's to get rid of this guy.This week's print edition of City Pages includes a full-page ad in which 550 health professionals and health organizations ask McDonald's to retire Ronald McDonald and stop marking unhealthy food to kids. The letter, which is also ... More >>
Andy LienOn the boulevard of burgeoning dreamsOn West Broadway a new business venture is fostering foodie dreams and hope for a revitalized neighborhood. On November 11 the Kindred Kitchen officially opened as a community resource for people hoping to begin or grow their own food businesses ... More >>
Real fruit juice inside!Stealing candy from a kid's Halloween takings can make you feel more than just guilty; it can land you a serious case of gut rot. What has candy come to these days? Plastic aftertastes, chalky chocolate, and chemical flavoring is no way to celebrate a Halloween haul. J ... More >>
Should a sugar-beverage company be allowed to blog about its products on a respected science site?
He's been ordered to wear an electronic monitoring device around his ankle and to give up his passport.
Meet the invisible hands behind some of the state's biggest bills
After some delays, Saint Paul Classic Cookie Company is slated to start serving up some baked goods within the next week.
Wisconsin, with the most dairy farms in the United States, is feeling some hurt from the global decline in demand for milk.
Let's hope for the Strib's sake that it happens by the end of the month.
Is Osama Bin Laden recruiting Jihadis with talking baby dolls?
A second Minneapolis designer, also employed b ... More >>
From the constipated turncoat to the pathetic token to the veepstakes hopefuls. And about those hopefuls: Is McCain confused, or just toying with them (and us)?
Some of the world's best java comes through the Minnesota town
Local cheese is better than it's ever been. Here's the first of a two-part guide to the rarest, best, and most glorious examples.
New Zealand for sale on eBay, GM halts production on the original Hummer, the Chinese Wikipedia, Batman sounds-effect screenshots, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
"I'd like to thank the 6th Congressional District race for this debate."
Ten years ago, the world's largest window manufacturer wanted to build a new factory in Bayport. It never happened.
Ten years ago, Andersen Corporation, the world's largest window manufacturer, said it wanted to build a new factory in Bayport. According to the company, there was just one problem: a lack of suitable land. So Andersen turned to its friends in the legislature for help. In an end of the session ... More >>
The coolest toys of the 1970s return to our universe
Have you played a board game lately?
Hennepin County leads the next round of tobacco litigation
Dying for a smoke: For decades now, the American public has died for the Marlboro Man's sins. Today, he's ready to die for ours.