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Memorial Day

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    December 6, 2013

    LOL at this story about officials arguing over when Lowry Avenue Bridge should be lighted

    Adorned with LED lights, the Lowry Avenue Bridge in north Minneapolis is capable of lighting up in all sorts of cool colors in commemoration of all sorts of events. But which ones are significant enough to warrant the ligh-show treatment?SEE ALSO: Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek thinks pot makes ... More >>

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    May 30, 2013

    Brau Brothers Brewing Co. kicks off BrauFest 2013 this weekend

    It's nearly a week after Memorial Day and the rains of spring haven't let up. Got an itch to go camping anyway? If you're going to brave the elements, you may as well get sloshed in the process. BrauFest 2013 in Lucan, Minnesota, is hosting their annual beer festival, rain or shine, that features f ... More >>

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    May 24, 2013

    Top 10 Arrested Development eats: A Twin Cities food tour

    It's time for the final countdown. In celebration of Arrested Development's return on May 26, we decided a food tour was in order. From variations on cornballs to juice, we rounded up some of the Twin Cities' answers to the Bluths' most-iconic sips and nibbles for the perfect trip around the metro. ... More >>

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    May 22, 2013
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    May 22, 2013
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    May 22, 2013
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    May 3, 2013

    Rhymesayers releases "Soundset 2013 Let's Go!" teaser video

    With this weather, it's hard to believe that summer will ever arrive... but sure enough, warmer weather and music festivals will be right around the corner. In just over three weeks on May 26, Canterbury Park Festival Field will be packed with fans clamoring to see Snoop Dogg, Atmosphere, Brother Al ... More >>

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    March 15, 2013

    Harbor View on Lake Pepin opens today, a sure sign of spring

    While the weather predictors may still be claiming that the cooler temperatures aren't going anywhere, the team behind Harbor View Cafe, on the shores of Lake Pepin, is moving along with spring. The restaurant, like their locally sourced food, is seasonal. They've been teasing fans with pictures of ... More >>

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    March 6, 2013

    Soundset 2013 lineup: Atmosphere, Snoop Dogg, Mac Miller & more

    "If we keep outdoing ourselves, who am I going to be playing after next year? Kanye?" was what Atmosphere rapper Slug said about last year's impressive Soundset lineup. Well, Soundset 2013 didn't get Mr. West, but it did land the G-funk legend Snoop Dogg. (Although, isn't he going by Snoop Lion thes ... More >>

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    July 19, 2012

    VFW upset with MnDOT after being ordered to remove American flags from overpasses

    For eight years, the Palmer Lake VFW flew the stars and stripes on the Highway 610 overpass in Brooklyn Park. But in April, MnDOT ordered that the flag, along with four others, come down.The reason? MnDOT cited a state statute that makes it illegal to "paint, print, place or affix any advertisement ... More >>

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    July 18, 2012
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    June 27, 2012

    The Tin Fish vs. Sea Salt Eatery's fish tacos

    Summer is upon us and with it the inexplicable desire to eat outside in the hot sun, preferably using only our hands. Summer is conducive to many a hand-held culinary experience in Minnesota: ice cream cones, hot dogs, and just about anything you can get your greasy hands on from a food truck or the ... More >>

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    May 31, 2012

    Wise Acre Eatery celebrates a year of farm-to-table dining

    In south Minneapolis, Wise Acre Eatery is living the farm-to-table concept more literally than most restaurants. The small modern diner serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner with food that comes directly to your plate from its 100-acre farm just outside of Plato, less than an hour from the Twin Cities ... More >>

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    May 25, 2012

    Weekend Checklist: Soundset, LMFAO, Edward Sharpe, Memory Lanes Block Party

    Despite the "Twin Cities hip-hop scene being oversaturated" this is the weekend that the Twin Cities hip-hop scene looks forward to the most. If you're thinking of heading down to Shakopee son Sunday for Soundset, better head there early or carpool; last year the traffic was held up for two hours. M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Brute Heart, Claps, Food Pyramid, set for Heliotrope 9 at the Lab Theater -- Updated with daily schedule

    The Heliotrope music festival consistently brings an eclectic mix of experimental and underground music to a wider audience in the Twin Cities, and this year should prove to be no exception. A temporary move from the Ritz over to the Loring Theater last year seemed to briefly revitalize the struggl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2012

    Hood Internet leads Memory Lanes Block Party lineup

    ​The fourth annual Memory Lanes Block Party should once again fill Minneapolis's Memory Lanes parking lot with great music over the course of Memorial Day Weekend. The free, three-day, all-ages music fest will feature 29 wide-ranging bands spread out over venue's three separate stages, with p ... More >>

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    February 27, 2012

    NoDak party seeks to attract single ladies, alleviate oil-boom driven sausage fest

    ​North Dakota's oil boom has drawn thousands and thousands of workers to the northwest portion of the state, most of them men.Believe it or not, NoDak's unemployment rate of 3.3 percent is by far the lowest in the country. But the influx of workers has created a problem my straight, single brethre ... More >>

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    November 17, 2011

    Centrific talks techno, raves, and his Record Room birthday party

    Photo by Dave Eckblad ​When it comes to the local dance music scene, you'd be hard pressed to find a guy who's been around longer than Steve "Centrific" Seuling. When he's not warping minds with his renowned marathon sets of deep techno at Midwest clubs and campouts or throwing his own off-the-gri ... More >>

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    June 3, 2011

    Biyamin Beiti Omar charged with murdering Guled Hashi Mohamed

    ​Guled Hashi Mohamed was sitting in the passenger seat of a car parked at Nicollet and 18th the night before Memorial Day when a man ran up to the window from behind and put a bullet through Mohamed's temple. Biyamin Beiti Omar was the gunman, the Hennepin County Attorney's office said this a ... More >>

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    June 2, 2011

    Guled Hashi Mohamed's family pleads for murder witnesses to come forward

    ​Somebody must have seen something helpful to police when Guled Hashi Mohamed was gunned down on Nicollet Avenue Sunday night of Memorial Day weekend, and his family held a vigil yesterday where he was shot to plead for help bringing in Mohamed's killer. "My son was brought here at a young ag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    GOP mistress choking happened at Pawlenty adviser's house

    ​Presidential contender Michele Bachmann has already been tied to the Bill Pulkrabek mistress domestic assault scandal, but it now appears that there is a connection to Tim Pawlenty as well. Pulkrabek was arrested on Memorial Day after a woman told police the married Washington County Commiss ... More >>

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    June 1, 2011

    Bill Pulkrabek girlfriend assault update: Decision on charges expected today

    Bill Pulkrabek posed for a mugshot, but so far he has yet to explain the alleged domestic assault​The Ramsey County Attorney's office tells City Pages it will make a decision today on whether to bring charges against Bill Pulkrabek, the Washington County Commissioner arrested Monday for allegedly ... More >>

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    June 1, 2011

    Sgt. Joseph Bozicevich murder sentencing held up by parachute accident

    Bozicevich faces life in prison. The question is whether or not he may be eligible for parole.​The sentencing date for Minnesota Sgt. Joseph Bozicevich, recently convicted of murdering two fellow Army men in 2008, has been put off indefinitely because his attorney was involved in a skydiving a ... More >>

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    May 31, 2011

    Six injured in five Minneapolis shootings

    >Tony WebsterMinneapolis cops were busy Sunday night and Monday morning.​Two men are in life-threatening condition and four others were injured after a spate of Minneapolis shootings leading into Memorial Day. Two of the shootings happened south of downtown, on Nicollet Avenue South, on Sunda ... More >>

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    May 31, 2011

    Bill Pulkrabek, Michele Bachmann's former campaign manager, faces domestic assault charge for Memorial Day strangulation

    Bill Pulkrabek was arrested on Memorial Day in Woodbury.​Bill Pulkrabek, a Washington County Commissioner who played a key role in launching Rep. Michele Bachmann's political career, has been jailed on suspicion of domestic assault -- including strangulation. The 41-year-old real estate broke ... More >>

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    May 31, 2011

    Brian Eugene Harwick, saving dog, is electrocuted and drowns

    JonathunderLake Pepin, the scene of a tragic Memorial Day weekend death​Brian Eugene Harwick jumped into Lake Pepin over the weekend to rescue his sinking black Labrador Retriever. His beloved pet survived--but Harwick drowned during the rescue attempt. Now, it looks like an electrical curre ... More >>

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    May 31, 2011

    Bill Pulkrabek domestic assault victim: Married GOP politico dragged mistress by her hair

    Washington County JailBill Pulkrabek, shown here in his mugshot after the Memorial Day domestic assault arrest​"Male beat up female," reads the incident report from yesterday's domestic assault arrest of Washington County Commissioner Bill Pulkrabek, one of Michele Bachmann's early mentors. B ... More >>

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    May 30, 2011

    Cheap co-op shopping and the City Pages Beer Festival this Week in Food

    Show that beer who's boss​It's a short week following the rowdiness of Memorial Day Weekend, so use your time wisely!

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    May 27, 2011

    Best of Hot Dish: May 23-27, 2011

    sue clark/flickrThis is what we're doing this weekend. ​It's Memorial Day weekend, and all we need is a romp through a meadow, a grill full of meat, cold, wheaty beer, and you.That, and to share a few highlights from this week's Hot Dish.Nikki Miller shows us five ways to celebrate National Strawb ... More >>

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    May 25, 2011
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    May 25, 2011
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    May 25, 2011

    Bayport BBQ brings in T-Model Ford for Memorial Day weekend

    ​There is a lot going on this Memorial Day weekend in the Twin Cities, with an extra day off to chill out in your backyard in what finally feels like spring and summer.

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    May 23, 2011

    A beer dinner and spicy mini-doughnuts this Week in Food

    Pittsburgh Blue matches eats with brews​Ramp up to some serious Memorial Day weekend grilling with a full week of food-related outings, classes, and parties. 5/24 Patio party! it's the first of Tria's monthly patio parties--there will be one a month through the summer--that kick off at 5:30 ... More >>

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    April 14, 2011

    Heliotrope 8 moves to Loring Theater

    ​Thanks to Reviler blogger and occasional Gimme Noise photo contributor Adam Bubolz for alerting us to this: The Heliotrope festival will return for its eighth installment on Memorial Day weekend, and this time the three-day experimental music showcase will take over the Loring Theater on Nicollet ... More >>

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    April 4, 2011

    Veggie sushi, new Twins concessions, Free Bacon Wednesday, and more this week in food

    DIY veggie sushi at the Wedge this week​It's technically April, but the weather hasn't cooperated enough to officially declare patio season open for business just yet (remember last year when we hit 81 degrees on April 1? Sigh.) Luckily there are plenty of food-related activities to distract y ... More >>

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    March 9, 2011

    Memory Lanes Block Party 2011 lineup announced

    Photo by Ben Clark​You know what sound just about perfect right now? The idea of hopping on a bike and pedaling down the greenway and up over that big Hiawatha bridge to Memory Lanes, and then standing around on the hot black pavement with the sun cooking my scalp as my ears ring from some blister ... More >>

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    August 27, 2010

    Justin Baule: From Twin Cities to Sin City (and to Envy Saturday)

    Justin DJing in Las Vegas​ I first met Justin Baule at Let It Be Records in 2001 when he was 17 years old. He was the youngest member of the up-and-coming EC/DC house music collective, but even then his music taste was years beyond age considering his penchant for artists like Teddy Pendergrass ... More >>

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    July 9, 2010

    Rob Barrett Grills: Marinated flank steak

    Marinated flank steak​This is it. We are in the thick of grilling season. Memorial Day is past, the solstice has come and gone, and the fireworks of the Fourth have faded. These are the fertile days of summer, and we need to enjoy the earth's bounty. Flank steak isn't the newest cut of meat around ... More >>

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    June 4, 2010

    Smashburger and tinga

    ​ A bit unconventionally, I ate a Smashburger for breakfast last Friday. While chain burger joints are not in my normal tour of Twin Cities restaurants, I was invited to attend a social media breakfast there, and since I had only tried the place once back when it opened, I accepted the invite. ... More >>

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    June 3, 2010

    R.T. Rybak and Tim Dolan address growing homicide numbers

    ​Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and police Chief Tim Dolan called a press conference today at the Fairview rec center in North Minneapolis, and told the dutifully assembled to have no fear, they had a new plan for tamping down the city's rash new of violence. That violence includes a 2010 homic ... More >>

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    June 3, 2010

    Grilling tips from a top chef

    How did your Memorial Day cookout go? If the results weren't so stellar, don't worry: You have the rest of the summer to practice, and we're going to give you some help. Nick Schneider, the chef behind the new Tavola Fresca dinner series, knows a thing or two about outdoor cooking. Here are a few of ... More >>

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    June 1, 2010

    Leftovers, memories of Memorial Day

    ​We went through two pound of butter this past weekend. Two pounds! Now, we did have four parties, grilled 30 ears of corn, made two pies, baked four loaves of bread, and grilled a few pieces of meet, but two pounds? So if you're like us, you probably have a few items leftover from the festi ... More >>

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    May 28, 2010

    Soundset 2010: What to Watch

    P.O.S at Soundset 2009Photo by Denis Jeong Plaster​Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and that means it's time for Soundset 2010 to take over the parking lot of Canterbury Park in Shakopee. Every year, the annual Rhymesayers-sponsored hip-hop festival features a mix of local heroes, classic legends, ... More >>

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    May 28, 2010

    Weekend Checklist: More than just Soundset

    ​Things are usually pretty quiet in the Twin Cities on Memorial Day weekend -- that is, if you don't count Soundset, Heliotrope, and the Memory Lanes Block Party, three of the biggest independent celebrations of music you can get in town. In fact, I'd say that with those three amazing events, Memo ... More >>

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    May 28, 2010

    Best of Hot Dish: May 24-28, 2010

    xray delta/flickrI know what I'm making this weekend​Well, hello there! We hope you had a wonderful week full of delicious meals, thoughtful conversation, and ice cold beverages. Memorial Day weekend is quite classic with its BBQing, lake swimming, firework lighting, good times.We hope you get to ... More >>

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    May 27, 2010

    Don Williams: Your to-do for the weekend

    ​ You can go see a good rock band, local or national, any ol' night of the week around here. Good country's a little harder to find within a stone's throw and on short notice. Drop that "good" before that "country" and I'd tell you to hoof it on out to The Rock Nightclub tomorrow night to see Jos ... More >>

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    May 27, 2010

    After Monday's murder, is Lake Calhoun safe?

    Memorial Day weekend--what better time to lie on the shores of Lake Calhoun? Unless, of course, you might be risking your life...

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    May 24, 2010

    Azia does tequila 101, Bulldog does nerd-fest: The Week in Food

    ​ There's lots of learning on the menu this week from French cooking to how to eat local to being vegan. Avoid brain overload with plenty of wine and beer tastings, as well as tequila. Mm . . . tequila. Monday, 5/24 We don't care where the wine comes from, as long as we've got a full glass. I ... More >>

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    May 19, 2010
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