When nature calls, you have to heed it -- even if you're hundreds of feet in the air on some precarious-looking scaffolding.That's the situation facing workers working at the site of the new Vikings stadium, as you can see at the top of this post in a photo shot by the Mill City Times' David Tinjum. ... More >>
Seasonal thaws and spring training starting up in Florida are plenty to get Minnesota Twins fans giddy for the sights and sounds at Target Field. Music plays a huge role in baseball, so events like Rock N Jock Expo can feed urges for all sorts of fans this weekend. The now-annual event brings togeth ... More >>
Today, after a more than 30-year run, the torn-apart, deflated, blown-up Metrodome mercifully met the wrecking ball.That development got the gears in Luke Hellier's head turning. Why not commemorate the occasion with some fancy photoshop work featuring Ms. "Wrecking Ball" herself, Miley Cyrus?
Curtis Schmillen works as a subcontractor for the Minnesota Sports Facilities Commission. He spends a lot of time at the site of the new Vikings stadium and has gotten in the habit of sharing pics of the ongoing Metrodome demolition from his personal Twitter account.SEE ALSO: Metrodome looks sad dur ... More >>
The Blockbuster store at 2224 Hennepin Avenue South went the way of the dinosaur at 5 p.m yesterday.SEE ALSO: Indie video rental shop Filmzilla is closing its doors Shelves were mostly empty during the store's final minutes, and with available-for-purchase fixtures strewn around haphazardly, the pac ... More >>
:::: UPDATE :::: Today, the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Authority denied the ACLU's request to boycott "Redskins." According to an AP report, the authority's lawyer determined that doing so would constitute unconstitutional censorship. Original post (October 24) -- The American Civil Liberties ... More >>
Come Sunday, the area around the Metrodome will sprout a temporary economy: the Vikings fans hunting for last-minute tickets to the day's home opener, the scalpers jockeying to sell to them, and the scammers looking to split the difference. "If it's something dishonest, it's been tried," says Dan ... More >>
Sure, the Metrodome is ugly, but it has been the site of some of the most memorable moments in Minnesota sports history.SEE ALSO: Metrodome collapse survivor: Maintenance man escaped roof deluge in fork lift [VIDEO] With the stadium slated for demolition following the upcoming Vikings series, Duluth ... More >>
AtmosphereSoundset, Canterbury ParkSunday, May 26, 2013Soundset has come a long way from its humble origins in the shadow of the Metrodome back in 2008. Skyrocketing ticket sales -- reportedly 28,000 this year -- and a subtle demographic shift over its six-year run have allowed Rhymesayers to grow a ... More >>
This week's cover story follows the history of the Dark Clouds, Minnesota United FC's diehard soccer supporters. On May 4, we met the Dark Clouds at the Nomad World Pub as they prepared for Minnesota's evening match against the Carolina Railhawks. Once properly lubricated, the group marched down ... More >>
:::: UPDATE :::: Vikings unveil stadium design: Top 10 tweets Following months of speculation, the Metrodome's $975 million replacement got its big reveal in a special ceremony at the Guthrie Theater on Monday night.In front of a crowd that included Governor Mark Dayton (wearing a Vikes-appropriate ... More >>
Think drones only fly above Pakistan, Afghanistan, or other quasi-theaters of war?SEE ALSO:-- Camp Ripley drones: New $3.9 million facility sparks protest -- Grand Forks police to begin regularly using drones this spring Think again. Yesterday, an unmanned helicopter was photographed flying above th ... More >>
On a day that was heavy on Adrian "Nine Yards, What?" Peterson news, there were some local music tidbits that slid into the Minnesota Vikings' 37-34 defeat of the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. Both Nicholas "The Feelin'" David Mrozinski, who recently finished third on NBC's The Voice, and area countr ... More >>
A couple weeks ago, former WWE star Shawn Daivari choked out a belligerent passenger while riding on the Hiawatha Line to the airport.SEE ALSO:-- Shawn Daivari, former WWE star, chokes out belligerent racist on Hiawatha Line Daivari said numerous people on the train hit the train's emergency help bu ... More >>
Target Field has been up and running for a full three seasons now, which means it's time to keep renovating.See also:- Minnesota Twins have increased in value more than any other pro sports franchise since 2000
Say what you want about the plan itself, but you have to give Mayor R.T. Rybak and the Minneapolis hospitality industry credit -- they certainly have a way with words.SEE ALSO:-- Minnesota Vikings' one-year value increase largest in NFL-- ESPN's Mike and Mike still unaware of Vikings stadium deal, t ... More >>
What do you get when you cross a Mexican holiday, a historic horse race, and the best drink mixers in the business? A room full of giant hats, refreshing cocktails, and one inexplicable guy in a kilt. The Northstar Bartenders Guild held its latest bash in a posh loft with 180-degree views of downtow ... More >>
Today, a pro-stadium group named Home Field Advantage released an opinion poll showing that 61 percent of Minnesotans support construction of a new Vikings stadium at the Metrodome site. 72 percent of 1,000 Minnesotans polled say the new stadium is "somewhat or very important" to keeping the Vi ... More >>
After months of hearing lawmakers carp that they couldn't speak to whether they support using public money for a new Vikings stadium without seeing a detailed proposal, a plan has finally emerged.During a news conference earlier today, Gov. Dayton and the Vikings unveiled a $975 million stadium p ... More >>
We've been hearing for months about how the Vikings' expiring Metrodome lease means it's urgent for lawmakers to get a stadium deal done early this legislative session.Los Angeles is ready and willing, so goes this logic, to have the team play in the Rose Bowl for a couple years while a new stadi ... More >>
After months of insisting that Arden Hills is the team's preferred site for a new Vikings stadium, it appears ownership is warming to the idea of staying in downtown Minneapolis.During meetings with state political leaders yesterday, owner Zygi Wilf reportedly displayed maps showing how a new sta ... More >>
Big labor wants the casino, but big government doesn't.The AFL-CIO wants more labor jobs, and it's not above endorsing a little vice to get things rolling.Yesterday, the Minnesota chapter of the AFL-CIO endorsed the planned Block E Casino, which has resurfaced as a possible method to fund a new V ... More >>
R.T. Rybak says the city has shelled out more than $30 million on the Dome over the years.This isn't going to help the Vikings on that whole new stadium plan idea thing. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak sent a letter to Gov. Mark Dayton earlier this week claiming the city is entitled to a $30 millio ... More >>
Lake of the Isles runners plow through Snowmageddon.The day the blizzard deflated the Metrodome, there were runners slogging their way around Lake of the Isles. The day the tornado ripped through north Minneapolis, there were cyclists zipping along the Greenway. Is it any wonder we took the ... More >>
A documentary on super fans gets a boost from a super awful season.Just when we'd relegated the Vikings' epic 2010 implosion to the far reaches of our collective craniums, University of Minnesota journalism student Elizabeth Giorgi has come along to remind us of the whole, sorry affair. But i ... More >>
Minnesotans don't want to pay for a new Vikings stadium.If this morning's Minnesota Poll is accurate, roughly 70 percent of Minnesotans are opposed to their tax dollars being used to help Zygi Wilf pay for a new Vikings stadium. Would the result have been different if Brad Childress and Bret ... More >>
Minneapolis makes its case to keep the Vikings.After a week in which the momentum for building a new Vikings stadium seemed to shift from Minneapolis to Ramsey County, the city is set to unveil a proposal today to keep the team west of the Mississippi. The details are sketchy, but it sounds like ... More >>
What's wrong with the Metrodome? (Oh, wait.)The new Vikings stadium bill dropped on Friday, posing in part as a jobs bill, and with the requirement that the team pay for just one-third of the facility's construction cost is already grating on our commenters' nerves. "Yeah...they should build ... More >>
Patience, people. Patience.The Central Corridor light rail project forges ahead. Starting tomorrow, that means headaches for car commuters on I-35 downtown. Starting Wednesday, the Fourth Street ramp near the Metrodome to southbound I-35W will close until July. The alternate route is the ent ... More >>
The Twin Cities' hydra-headed primal beast rock gods Seawhores have, unsurprisingly, a good sense of humor. And some endearing video editing chops too. In advance of their upcoming, perfectly-titled record Blunt Force To The Everything, the masterful goofballs have been doing a series of mini-mov ... More >>
Tired of the snow? Punxsutawney Phil is with you.This year's record-setting snow collapsed the Metrodome, and put us under winter-long parking restrictions -- the kinds of things that can make winter drag on and on. Tired of it? Take heart. This is Groundhog Day, and Punxsutawney Phil didn' ... More >>
Less than two years after opening its doors on Washington Ave. in downtown Minneapolis, the 501 Club will close on January 8.
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The Vikings beat down the Jags; the Gophers crumble; the Wild begin to show signs of weakness.
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The Minnesota Twins announced plans to honor and celebrate the life of Kirby Puckett during a public memorial service slated for Sunday, March 12, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Metrodome.
Whither the O-Line? What was most surprising about the game today was what was clearly the team's biggest weakness: The offensive line. Recent history has shown that the Vikes, especially under Denny Green, were astute at quietly assembling huge-yet-athletic guys up front. No wonder those offenses ... More >>
Does the Metrodome roof contain the world's largest swastika? The poor Minnesota Twins. Despite a decade of trying to hornswoggle taxpayers into ponying up a couple of hundred million dollars for a new ballpark, the public remains firmly opposed to the idea. The Star Tribune's Minnesota Poll recentl ... More >>
If stadium construction doesn't begin this week the Twins will move to Ogden, Utah by 2008The last decade of stadium shenanigans has brought all kinds of amusing extortion schemes cooked up by the local sports moguls and their allies at the daily newspapers. At one point or another the Twins have su ... More >>
An erstwhile hipster chef and a preservationist philanthropist team up to provide truly artful diner food