• Blogs

    October 21, 2014

    Check Out "World's Most Dangerous Port-A-Potty" at Vikings Stadium Site [PHOTO]

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2014

    Kent Hrbek: I had tears watching them blow the Metrodome up

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    Metrodome wrecking ball photo features Miley

    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?

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    Sports Facilities Commission denies trying to censor Metrodome demolition photos

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2014

    RIP, Uptown Blockbuster

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    ACLU calls on Vikings to boycott "Redskins" when Washington comes to Metrodome [UPDATE]

    :::: 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    How to avoid fake Vikings tickets at Sunday's home opener

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    Metrodome roof converted into bags [IMAGES]

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    Atmosphere at Soundset, 5/26/13

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2013

    Watch the Dark Clouds storm Minneapolis [VIDEO]

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    New Vikings stadium design revealed [IMAGES] [UPDATE]

    :::: 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    Drone spotted flying above Metrodome during Vikings-Packers game [PHOTOS] [UPDATE]

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    Nicholas David, Rocket Club perform at Minnesota Vikings game

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    Metro Transit responds to security concerns following Shawn Daivari incident

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Twins announce new upgrades for Target Field

    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

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    "Railgating" along "The Purple Path": Mpls' solution to Vikings tailgaiting problem

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Northstar Bartenders Guild mashes Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    Pro-Vikings stadium group releases pro-stadium poll, sparking Twitter controversy

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Vikings, Rybak, Dayton, pro-Vikes legislators finally unveil stadium plan

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    NFL: No Los Angeles Vikings in 2012

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    Vikings warming to idea of staying in Minneapolis

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    AFL-CIO endorses block E Casino site, lawmakers condemn it

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Minneapolis wants $30 million cut of Metrodome sale

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Twin Cities are fittest in America

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    SKOL: Vikings' super fans, awful 2010 season, documented by U of M student [VIDEO]

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    Massive opposition to taxpayer-funded Vikings stadium

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Minneapolis makes play for a new Vikings stadium

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Vikings need more than one boring new stadium: Comment Of The Day

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Central Corridor light rail construction promises I-35W ramp headaches

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Seawhores and their ridiculous advertisements

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Minneapolis is buried under snow, but Punxsutawney Phil predicts early spring

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    501 Club closing on January 8

    ​Less than two years after opening its doors on Washington Ave. in downtown Minneapolis, the 501 Club will close on January 8.

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    American League Central Handicap

    Where the Twins land in baseball's most unpredictable division.

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2009

    Mischke show notes: April 6, 2009

    Join the conversation with TD Mischke on today's 'In The Stream' live from 2 p.m.- 4p.m.

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2008

    Best Minnesota Scandals of 2008

    Minnesota saw a hotel orgy, Metrodome bathroom sex and an anti-Amer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2008

    Olbermann: Metrodome bathroom sex makes Iowans best people in the world

    Olbermann gave our favorite Iowans busted for Metrodome stranger sex in a bathro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    Beg your pardon

    President Bush spared two Iowa-raised turkeys this morning. We think there are tw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2008

    The Week in Sports

    The Vikings beat down the Jags; the Gophers crumble; the Wild begin to show signs of weakness.

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2008

    Vikings: We'll only bum your stadium temporarily, we swear

    minnesota stadium.jpg The Vikings are pretty defensive when it comes to having their own stadium.

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2008
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    July 17, 2008

    The Twins strike out against homelessness

    This weekend the Twins host a pregame benefit for the homeless.

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2008

    Strib in talks with Vikings on land deal

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    "Avista Vice President Greg Evans acknowledged in an interview April 17 that the company has had several discussions with the Vikings' owners concerning ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2007

    Won't anyone think of the owners?

    In these days of budget shortfalls, failing bridges, and strapped public schools; Zygi Wilf would rather see the Minnesota state legislature get down to the real business at hand: bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2006

    City Planner: Thursday 10/05

    Four words: Big screen Mortal Kombat.

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2006

    Deal or no deal?

    Stadium expert Neil deMause on the Twins ballpark: "Could go down as one of the great taxpayer muggings of all time"

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2006

    Minnesota Twins announce Kirby Puckett tribute

    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.

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2005

    No huddle: The kneejerk reaction to the Vikings game

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2005

    The final solution

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2005

    Sid predicts

    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 >>

  • Restaurants

    October 29, 2003

    Found Art

    An erstwhile hipster chef and a preservationist philanthropist team up to provide truly artful diner food

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