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 >>
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.
For men who haven't had much luck with Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra, Medtronic thinks a new artery stent near the penis might do the trick to keep it functioning sexually.
Only 50 of the toy congresswomen have sold in a month. "She's no Sarah Palin," says CEO of doll company.
Doctors in Florida say a 61-year-old man was shot, but survived the injury when the bullet was stopped by the implanted cardiac defibrillator.
Wisconsin, with the most dairy farms in the United States, is feeling some hurt from the global decline in demand for milk.
The New York Times reports that food companies are increasintly unable to guarantee the safety of their frozen food products. Zoinks!
General Mills has bribed some 900 people -- most of them moms -- into blogging nice things about the company. In return for their positive PR work, they get free coupons and samples.
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?
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.
Ten years ago, the world's largest window manufacturer wanted to build a new factory in Bayport. It never happened.
The coolest toys of the 1970s return to our universe
Hennepin County leads the next round of tobacco litigation