Minnesotans, the time has come (at least for now) to shed your heaviest winter coats, soak up a few rays of early spring sun, and enjoy a weekend of fresh brew happenings across the Twin Cities metro, marked by pilsners and anniversaries. Pig & Fiddle is celebrating the new pilsner series from Sche ... More >>
The epic image at the top of this post was captured by security cameras at the CVS near Arcade Street and Maryland Avenue in St. Paul just before midnight on the night of February 24. It shows a knife-wielding, would-be (alleged) robber, 28-year-old Forest Lake resident Simon Hanson, getting kicked ... More >>
Tired of scrambling to get to the liquor store before it closes on Saturday? You're not alone. MN Beer Activists has organized a fundraising concert to support legalizing Sunday alcohol sales in Minnesota. The concert will take place at First Avenue on one of the busiest beer drinking days of the y ... More >>
With the arrest earlier this week of the 15-year-old boy who allegedly made off with his phone, all three suspects involved in the violent Mall of America robbery of 2013 Minneapolis mayoral runner-up Mark Andrew have now been arrested.THE BACKSTORY: Mark Andrew bloodied by violent iPhone robbers at ... More >>
Forget pick-pocketing. The street crime of today is "apple picking" -- thefts that target smartphones like Apple's iPhone.It hit at the University of Minnesota campus, which has seen a high-profile wave of violent robberies targeting students' phones and laptops. And last week, it hit at the Mall of ... More >>
After reading the horrific story of Mark Andrew's brutal mugging at Starbucks for his iPhone, a reader asks a plaintive question in a Letter to the Editor:"Why did no one help Mr. Andrew?"
WCCO obtained a graphic photo of what former Minneapolis mayoral candidate Mark Andrew looked like after he was violently robbed at the Mall of America last Thursday.RELATED: Why did no one help Mark Andrew when he was mugged? Andrew, 63, was beaten with a baton by one suspect and had his face gouge ... More >>
-- Update and a suspect mugshot at bottom -- According to the Star Tribune, Mark Andrew, the runner-up to Betsy Hodges in November's Minneapolis mayoral election, was sitting by himself at a Mall of America Starbucks around 5:30 p.m. yesterday when someone grabbed his iPhone off the table and headed ... More >>
Tuesday marked the end of Robert Lilligren's more than decade-long tenure on the Minneapolis City Council and the end of Mark Andrew's mayoral dreams.Lilligren's race was arguably the nastiest of all the City Council contests. And while Andrew's matchup against the other leading mayoral contender an ... More >>
It's still possible for Mark Andrew to become the next mayor of Minneapolis in the same way it's still possible for the Vikings to make the playoffs this season -- in other words, it's not happening anywhere outside a mathematical model.SEE ALSO: Hodges and Andrew exchange harsh words, sort ofThat's ... More >>
Last week, Lavender Magazine -- a LGBT-focused magazine published in Minneapolis -- came out with its 2013 city election endorsements.The magazine endorsed Mark Andrew for mayor, writing:Mayor of Minneapolis: Mark Andrew. He is the only real candidate with government and private sector experience w ... More >>
Still don't have plans for Halloween? Have no fear! There's plenty of shows to catch this night of fright. First Avenue will be holding their annual Halloween party and costume contest while the Solid Gold hosts the night at the Turf Club. As for post-Halloween partying, Okkervil River plays the Fir ... More >>
As the Minneapolis mayoral race enters its final week, some are accusing Mark Andrew of busting out some last-minute dirty tactics.SEE ALSO: Mpls mayoral race: Betsy Hodges and Mark Andrew exchange harsh words, sort of Andrew is taking heat for distributing an intentionally misleading mailer and for ... More >>
Yesterday, the leading contenders to succeed R.T. Rybak as Minneapolis mayor debated during a Latino-focused mayoral forum at Incarnation Catholic Church in south Minneapolis.SEE ALSO: Mpls mayoral race: Betsy Hodges and Mark Andrew exchange harsh words, sort of The candidates were asked about where ... More >>
On Wednesday, Hennepin County's official YouTube account posted a video commemorating the 20th anniversary of the county's Community Works program, which was instrumental in creating the Midtown Greenway.SEE ALSO: Mpls committee approves streetcar plan called "boondoggle of highest order" by Cam Win ... More >>
The Voice kicked off yet another season this week, fresh from a Sunday-night Emmy win for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program.The reality show -- which focuses on judges creating super teams of talented singers based solely on contestants' voices -- enters its fourth season with all four origin ... More >>
It's certainly not Keith Ellison-Chris Fields, but it's the best fans of Twin Cities politics can hope for this year.SEE ALSO: R.T. Rybak dissed by North Carolina newspaper Recently, the rhetoric between the two leading contenders to succeed R.T. Rybak as Minneapolis mayor -- Betsy Hodges and Mark A ... More >>
Not sold on Mark Andrew or Betsy Hodges as possible R.T. successors? Here's another option -- Captain Jack Sparrow (Yes, that's his real name).SEE ALSO: Jackie Cherryhomes "Viral Ad" fails hard [VIDEO] The man formerly known as David Viebahn is probably the most colorful of the 30 or so people who h ... More >>
With Mark Andrew and Betsy Hodges emerging at the leading candidates to replace R.T. Rybak as Minneapolis mayor, the Jackie Cherryhomes campaign decided to try and raise her profile with a viral ad.SEE ALSO: Minnesota for Marriage's Hinckley rally was also full of fail [VIDEO] Problem is, they viola ... More >>
courtesy Mark AndrewThe former Vice President in conversation with Andrew on Monday morning. Since he last held elected office, as vice president in 1980, Walter Mondale has stayed involved in local politics. So it comes as no surprise that on Monday, Mondale announced his endorsement in Minneapol ... More >>
The mayoral race heats up, plus Minneapolis shows New York how bike sharing is done right
Gary Schiff officially pulled out of the Minneapolis mayoral race Wednesday afternoon. Schiff's announcement comes after a difficult weekend on the campaign trail. On the floor of the endorsement convention Saturday, the Minneapolis Fire Department pulled its support from Schiff, instead backing Ma ... More >>
When nearly 1,400 delegates gathered inside the Minneapolis Convention Center auditorium on Saturday morning, six candidates for mayor of Minneapolis were on the ballot for DFL endorsement: former Hennepin County Commissioner Mark Andrew; City Council Members Betsy Hodges, Gary Schiff, and Don Samu ... More >>
The DFL endorsement convention Saturday didn't go very well for anyone -- it did, after all, end in an endorsement-less pizza party -- but Gary Schiff suffered a particularly difficult day, losing his campaign manager and one of his most influential supporters. In a surprising move, the Minneapolis ... More >>
The race is on for outgoing Mayor R.T. Rybak's office. Facing a crowded field of candidates, the six leading mayoral contenders are relying on a key measure to help them stand out from the pack: Who they can get to endorse them. See Also: - Who's in the race? A guide to the six candidates for Minne ... More >>
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