Hold on to your seats fellow Twin Citians and get ready for an event of Thompsonesque proportions. On Thursday, July 18, Maryland's Flying Dog Brewery will be heading on over to St. Paul's The Happy Gnome to throw a party in honor of one of their most revered patrons, the late "Dr." Hunter S. Thomps ... More >>
In an announcement made yesterday, Caribou Coffee Company, Inc., based in Minneapolis, has made the decision to close 80 of its lower-performing stores across the country, including at least two in the metro area. In addition to the store closings, Caribou will rebrand another 88 locations ... More >>
All those dogs running around Lake Calhoun in the warmer months are deceiving: Relative to the rest of the country, not that many Minnesotans own a pet.See Also:- Internet Cat Video Film Festival purrs into Minnesota- Lily the black bear gives birth to two cubs live on webcam [VIDEO]- Minnesota's la ... More >>
By Tony Rettman As I sit and watch the year-end lists of best reissues virtually pile up on the laptop, I can't help but be reminded of something my Uncle Lech once said to me many X-Masses ago when we were down in his basement jamming to some Bobby Vinton. As his light-up speakers twinkled and pul ... More >>
Vikings punter Chris Kluwe isn't gay, but now he's the next best thing: An honorary gay.SEE ALSO: Chris Kluwe is Salon's Sexiest Man of 2012Kluwe and his fellow NFL-playing gay-marriage crusader, Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo, have been named GQ's "Honorary Gays of the Year."
This must be a little awkward for Emmett Burns Jr. Earlier today, Chris Kluwe received an "official citation" in the mail from the Maryland General Assembly, honoring the Vikings punter for his "work in standing up for the equality of all." See Also: Chris Kluwe 'Lustful Cockmonster' T-shirts for ... More >>
Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe will be joining singer/songwriter Jonatha Brooke on stage for at least one song at the Dakota Jazz Theater tonight for the Music For Marriage Equality benefit concert.See Also:The Dakota to host Music For Marriage Equality benefit Chris Kluwe sticks up for gay m ... More >>
Minnesota residents no longer have to take a trek out to National Harbor, Maryland, to visit a Peeps & Company retail store: a new location has opened right in the Mall of America.
Washington Avenue location expands Zen beyond the skyway
Straight up: I love MTV, and I hate MTV, but mostly I can't believe that MTV is still alive and kicking at 30, i.e. the age when it's definitely time to quit wearing sports jerseys, settle into a semi-permanent career, and move out of mom and dad's crib. Wags have been predicting the station's de ... More >>
The Wisconsin legislature is circulating a proposal to make the cream puff their state dessert, which got me to thinking: Why doesn't Minnesota have a state dessert? Our state fruit (the Honeycrisp apple), state grain (wild rice), and state mushroom (the morel) all seem to be relevant sourc ... More >>
Martin CathraeTwo hundred cows dropped dead on a Wisconsin farm.First we thought that maybe some weird biblical prophesy accounted for 200 cows dropping dead in Wisconsin. Then we considered a chupacabra. And a vet pinned the die-off on a nasty lung disease. All wrong. Turns out, the cows ate mo ... More >>
Martin CathraeWhy did 200 cows drop dead on a Wisconsin farm?Add this to the list of spooky animal deaths this month: 200 cows have up and died of causes unknown in Stockton, Wis. There's also no explanation yet as to why thousands of blackbirds fell dead out of the sky in Arkansas on New Year's ... More >>
Minnesota schools earn a "C" grade.Minnesota earned a "C" grade and was ranked 36th overall by Education Week in its latest state-by-state survey of K-12 public schools, "Quality Counts." That's no better than the national average. So we're that kid that everyone says could get better grades ... More >>
Chuck Wiger wants you to hang up and drive.It's already illegal in Minnesota to drive and access the web or text using your smart phone. If state Sen. Chuck Wigel has his druthers, it's going to be against the law to talk on a cell phone and drive, too -- even if you're using a hands-free device. ... More >>
Time to start building up the winter layer of fat. For warmth.The end of the State Fair and last week's unseasonably chilly weather have led us to acknowledge the painful fact that summer is on the way out--and along with the exit of evening daylight and flip-flops comes the closing of our fa ... More >>
Vikings tight end is ready for the Saints
Photo: Miss ColleenCaptionIf your commute to work or your car-pool to the soccer field feels more and more like a forced march over battle-scarred terrain, you're not imagining things. A new study says our highways are in worse condition than ever. More and more drivers are crammed onto them ... More >>
Credit: Heart of OakRobert Richard Thurner and his brother face conspiracy to possess charges.You could suck a kilo of coke up your snout over the course of a lifetime; the question is, would you really want to? Robert Richard Thurner insists that's his intention. Of course, the fact that he ... More >>
Photo: DEA via WikipediaHere, chew on thisA 37-year-old Maryland man was arrested over the weekend at Chicago's O'Hare Airport after luggage inspectors discovered he was trying to smuggle about 80 pounds of khat that he later told interrogators was destined for the Somali community in Minneap ... More >>
We're going to avoid cliches here folks. We are not going to talk, for example, about the stiff competition.
Rabbi says Christian salt reflects, at best, ignorance.
The Daily Show's Jon Stewart took his own shot at Minnesota, at least sort of complimenting us as being one of the "smart state ... More >>
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