Menard Inc.

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    Pot, kettle? Richfield Menards beefing with Taco Bell over "cheap" construction design

    The management of the Menards in Richfield isn't thrilled about the proposed design of a Taco Bell that plans to move in next door, alleging it looks cheap and isn't up to the high standards set by the recently redesigned Menards and other nearby businesses.SEE ALSO: Man arrested for drunkenly hitti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Steven Johnson went saw shopping at Menards after first attempt to dismember wife failed

    New details about the Steven Johnson murder case have emerged, and as you'd expect from what we already know, they're extremely chilling and disturbing.SEE ALSO: Chuck Grassley, Iowa Senator, compares smoking pot to murder, rape, and child abuse Johnson, 34, murdered his wife, Manya -- a Target emp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Duluth mail carrier charged with mail theft

    We at City Pages have never worked in the letter delivery business, so we'll just have to imagine the temptation that accompanies the job every day. Like when you're strapped for cash, and you just know those envelopes are lousy with in-store rewards cards. According to the U.S Attorney's Office:

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    Thom Pertler, Carlton County Attorney, had nearly empty bottle of vodka in car

    SEE ALSO:-- Thom Pertler, Carlton County Attorney, arrested for DUI months after drunk-teaching fiasco-- Thom Pertler, Carlton County Attorney, quits teaching gig after showing up to class drunkToday, details have emerged about the circumstances of Carlton County Attorney Thom Pertler's Tuesday afte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    Twin Cities has far and away the largest black-white unemployment gap, says new study

    Last year, 17.7 percent of blacks living in the Twin Cities were unemployed. That's significantly down from 21 percent in 2010, but still high enough to earn our metro a dubious distinction -- the unemployment gap between blacks and whites in the Twin Cities is higher than any other major metro in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    The Duluth floods drowned my record collection

    By Andrew OlsonRelated:Duluth flood updates: Low, Charlie Parr, & Trampled by TurtlesOver the past few years, I restored my basement into a great "man cave" of a music room. Sure, basements in Duluth have a reputation for dampness, but I thought I could beat Mother Nature. That is, until the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Menards settles race discrimination case brought by black employees

    700 black employees alleged Menards discriminated against them.​Menards has agreed to pay about $1 million to black employees in the Midwest who claim they were passed over for promotions because of their race. Letters will be sent to the 700 former and current Menards employees affected by the ru ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Jun Bo RIP

    Drunks, among other things, did away with the dim sum. ​After opening in 2006, Jun Bo established a reputation as a favorite Chinese restaurant, particularly for its dim sum brunches. But its late-night weekend hours--3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays--and alleged lax approach to alcohol service ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    Crazed Menards Black Friday shopper set for TV fame [VIDEO]

    Menards mayhem: Great TV.​The woman caught on tape going ballistic at a Wisconsin Menards on Black Friday is going to be a TV star. It also sounds like she's a person of interest to Grand Chute police, who expect to make an arrest in the case pretty soon. They haven't released her name.

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Crazy shopper trashes Menards on Black Friday [VIDEO]

    Not saving big money at Menards.​We thought the cretin in Wisconsin who knocked over the 100-year-old Wal-Mart greeter took the prize for Most Depraved Shopper in the traditional post-Thanksgiving retail orgy. But that was before we saw video of the insane shopper at Menards.

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Reminiscing with Rachel's potato chips

    A pioneer in gourmet potato chips!​Coming across a bag of Rachel's potato chips last weekend was like finding an old friend: Naming biases aside, I think the chips--one of the first "gourmet" potato chip brands--are a great product. Though somehow I couldn't remember the last time I'd had a ba ... More >>

  • News

    October 7, 2009

    Name Games

    More farce at the stadium of the absurd

  • News

    August 12, 2009
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    April 15, 2009

    Love—and death—in a grain elevator

    The story of Paul and Barb Liebemann

  • News

    February 11, 2009

    Skier Caitlin Compton's long, cold trudge toward Olympic glory

    Minneapolis transplant's cross-country skiing career hasn't been easy

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2007

    2/9 Morning Communiqué

    Women dig chemicals in male sweat, Chicago Bears fan changes name to Peyton Manning, PR blitz following Anna Nicole Smith' ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    September 14, 2005

    Youthful Promise

    A South Minneapolis newcomer with lots of haute cuisine skill and not one drop of attitude

  • Books

    April 14, 2004
  • News

    March 17, 2004


    St. Paul river rats bid farewell to their private paradise

  • News

    August 13, 2003

    Life on the Mississippi

    Portraits of the urban river in words and pictures

  • News

    February 6, 2002

    Playing With Fireproofing

    The Lakeland city beach is beautiful, secluded, and contaminated with asbestos

  • News

    September 12, 2001

    The Writing on the Wall

    Divining the future of a city one mural at a time

  • News

    April 25, 2001

    Love, Money, or Mercy

    One thing is certain: Roy Hagen killed his wife with a single blast from a 12-gauge shotgun. After that, the story gets a whole lot murkier.

  • News

    January 10, 2001


    Some hailed firefighters Julie Tossey and Kathleen O'Connor as symbols of a new era in gender equality in St. Paul. But others--including their own union--wanted to see their dreams go up in smoke.

  • Restaurants

    November 29, 2000
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    March 29, 2000
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    November 24, 1999
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    April 22, 1998

    A Separate Peace

    When Trip Shakespeare broke up, Matt Wilson marched off to war against his muse. Five years later, this exacting songwriter returns from the front with his first solo album.

  • Movies

    April 22, 1998
  • News

    December 10, 1997

    UFF DUH! Minnesota is as Minnesota Does

    The 1997 Tongue-on-the-Flagpole Awards

  • Books

    April 16, 1997