Steven Strong hops out of a black van behind the Hennepin County Library in Uptown alongside several of his fellow fast-food workers. He flexes a sign calling for "respect" and looks out at the crowd that's forming on the grass. "We just want reasonable pay," he says, then weighs the task ahead o ... More >>
Sometimes it's hard to put your best green foot forward without being in the know. Here's a quick list of some great Twin Cities events that will keep your month's eating, growing, and dating(!) sustainable and eco-tastic. Early in the month, it's all about education, mid-month you can dig into ... More >>
Famous Dave's, the Minnetonka-based BBQ franchise, announced yesterday that CEO John Gilbert has resigned after 18 months with the company. Ed Rensi, the former president of McDonalds, has been chosen as Famous Dave's interim Chief Executive Officer in Gilbert's place. Rensi served as the presiden ... More >>
Robb Jones ambles into Saffron in the early afternoon and immediately takes command of his bar, simmering simple syrups and prepping herbs and brews. His cocktails are carefully built from extensive knowledge; he reads everything he can get his hands on about the craft. Our 2013 Best Barte ... More >>
Somebody should buy Ronald McDonald a drink. The Golden Arches, having just left downtown Minneapolis in October, will officially vacate the skyways of St. Paul on Wednesday. See also: Downtown Minneapolis McDonald's will close
Here's what's known for sure: Plymouth police got a call of a hold-up alarm at the McDonald's near Highway 55 and Interstate 494 at 3:26 a.m. Wednesday. Three robbers put three employees in the freezer while they forced the manager to assist them. Cash was taken. SEE ALSO: Quiana Evans lost her job ... More >>
As the legislature considers raising Minnesota's minimum wage, Rep. Jason Metsa, D-Virginia, wants to better understand what life is like for the working poor. So he's pledged to live on the current minimum wage of $7.25 an hour... for a whole week.SEE ALSO: Mark Dayton doesn't want to raise minimum ... More >>
43-year-old Kimberly Voelker is accused of lovin' two teenage employees she managed at the Red Wing McDonald's a little too much.SEE ALSO:-- Hamburglar lives! Bag of McDonald's swiped from unsuspecting customer -- Oakdale driver pulled over while under the influence of McDonald's Voelker faces two f ... More >>
A driver recently spotted swerving his car erratically on Greeley Street in Stillwater wasn't drunk, high, or on bath salts. But he was under the influence -- of Ronald McDonald.SEE ALSO:-- Hamburglar lives! Bag of McDonald's swiped from unsuspecting customer -- Vikings' Jerome Felton, arrested for ... More >>
SEE ALSO:- Blong Xiong, Hmong congressional candidate in California, campaigns for cash in St. Paul- KDWB Hmong parody song brings protesters to station's front door- Among Bboys: A Taste of Hmong CultureMcDonald's has two new billboards in St. Paul that are targeting a specific customer: Hmong spea ... More >>
A group claiming solidarity with Chrishaun "CeCe" McDonald, a transgender woman who recently pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter in Hennepin County, is taking credit for an unlit Molotov cocktail found inside a Wells Fargo in Portland, Oregon last week. The bank manager found the homemade ... More >>
Nearly three weeks since the end of the trial, San Francisco Democrats are entering the debate over Chrishaun "CeCe" McDonald, a transgender woman from Minneapolis who pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter. The city's Democratic Party passed a resolution last week calling McDonald's treatme ... More >>
A Minneapolis woman is charged with starting the fight outside the Schooner Tavern last summer that resulted in Chrishaun "CeCe" McDonald, a transgender woman, being charged with second-degree murder. Molly Shannon Flaherty "threw or pushed" a glass into McDonald's face outside the bar that night, ... More >>
Behind the scenes of the transgender woman's case
Behold the glory!Hey, you! Yes, you with the barbecue-sauce-stained chin and a wild, frenzied look in your eye. Over the last year, you've been a good boy or girl and now you want your reward, right? Well, good news! McDonald's has read your letter to Santa and has announ ... More >>
If you ate at the Monticello McDonald's, better check your credit card statement.The Wright County Sheriff's office has uncovered a massive case of credit card fraud that took place at the Monticello McDonald's, KSTP reports. Earlier this summer, a 16-year-old female working the drive-throu ... More >>
Hammer loves Taco BellThis week's cover story, Wing to Power, delved into the popularity and history of the Buffalo wing. Over the years, fast-food chains like McDonald's and KFC have experimented with their own versions of Buffalo's most famous culinary export. We noticed that along the wa ... More >>
Ever try an Onion Nugget?As we researched this week's cover story on Buffalo wings, we stumbled across all kinds of fun facts--including some fast-food products that were flash-in-the-pan ideas, or generally ill-advised. Perhaps some of these blasts from the past even made an appearance in yo ... More >>
Scrumptious? New year, new breakfast option at McDonalds: the much-advertised "100 percent natural" Fruit and Maple Oatmeal is being touted as a "portable, affordable and balanced breakfast solution to help customers start their day right." Considering these are the same folks who invented th ... More >>
My friend is recovering from a c-section at Abbott Northwestern Hospital at 28th and Chicago. I'd like to stop by with some takeout and see the new baby. Is there a restaurant nearby that offers inexpensive takeout? What would you suggest I bring?
Do you take this franchise to be your wedding location?If spending Valentine's Day at White Castle is your idea of a romantic night out, then the latest announcement from McDonald's is right up your alley: you can now get a heaping helping of married at the chain's locations in Hong Kong.
We haven't even gotten our Valentine's chocolates yet, and here come Shamrock Shakes.
Put down that peanut butter and that roll of cookie dough. Here's the Top 10 food safety news stories of the year.
How many ways can you repackage a Big Mac? McDonald's introduces a new one.
Turned off by dessert wine? Consider trying ice wine, "nectar of the gods."
McDonalds doesn't seem to care and won't even pretend to be worried. This is small town BS in their world.
McDonald's plan to open up shop at the Louvre: perilous or predictable?
A local burger institution is going after McDonald's for trademark infringement.
Can the fast food chain convince recession-conscious coffee drinkers to switch to the Golden Arches?
Mayor of Bogota, NJ, offended by Spanish-language billboard, husband and wife in Kansas run for same House seat, bid late and win big at eBay, make your own Chewbacca puppet, really expensive domain names, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
Has McDonalds no shame? In the 70s, they shamelessly ripped off Sid and Marty Krofft by creating Mayor McCheese, a more sober version of H.R. Pufnstuf. In the 80s, they released a suspicious 33 1/3 RPM record of something called ?The Menu Song,? but my copy disintegrated upon the seventeeth listen ... More >>
From small-town Lois Lane to south Minneapolis waitress to city-hall power broker: Lisa McDonald has come a long way. Now is she ready to go full throttle?
Making Mincemeat of McDonald's