Wizard World reinterprets the “comic con” and brings it to the masses, but Twin Cities retailers aren’t going down without a superhero-sized fight
The mayoral race heats up, plus Minneapolis shows New York how bike sharing is done right
When nearly 1,400 delegates gathered inside the Minneapolis Convention Center auditorium on Saturday morning, six candidates for mayor of Minneapolis were on the ballot for DFL endorsement: former Hennepin County Commissioner Mark Andrew; City Council Members Betsy Hodges, Gary Schiff, and Don Samu ... More >>
Holiday eating is a rich affair, and one you have to ease yourself down from. This Week in Food we've got several events, both decadent (Lobster Week at Nicollet Island Inn) and thoughtful (Slow Food Minnesota's lecture) that will let you adapt to regular life again. 1/7 Every year the Nicollet Isl ... More >>
Organization builds a tight-knit national community while preventing foreclosures
Even if you have no money, there's always something fun and free to do around town on the weekends. This installment of Freeloader Friday features a slew of CD-release concerts, a rockin' party for toddlers, a chili cook-off for vegans, and an awesome Oscar party at Brit's. Come take a look at o ... More >>
The streets of Minnesota are running rainbow with glitter! In the waning hours before Tuesday night's caucus, the glitterati struck one last time at a Rick Santorum event in Blaine, showering the famously anti-gay former senator in sparkles. "I think he just felt the rainbow," glitterbomb inve ... More >>
As far as the Vikings stadium controversy is concerned, the time for talk is nearing an end.Today, Minneapolis and Ramsey County -- the two leading contenders to serve as the site of a new public-private NFL stadium -- submitted their final stadium funding proposals, less than two weeks before th ... More >>
Minneapolis leaders are mounting a last-minute drive to keep the Vikings in town. Governor Dayton wants Minneapolis and Ramsey County to deploy hurry-up offenses in hopes of bringing closure to the Vikings' stadium drive.Today, he sent the Ramsey County board and Mayor R.T. Rybak letters setting ... More >>
Netroots Nation comes to Minneapolis
Federal assistance could help homeowners, as well as renters.The FEMA folks have arrived in north Minneapolis to help tally up a dollar amount on the tornado damage, a precursor to some city residents being eligible for federal disaster assistance. The threshold for aid is $6.4 million worth ... More >>
Tony WebsterNeed assistance? Buses are running to a special event at the Minneapolis Convention Center today run by the city and county.Minneapolis and Hennepin County officials have established a one-day tornado assistance center aimed at helping families knocked sideways by Sunday's tornad ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenPaul SimonMay 2, 2011Minneapolis Convention Center, MinneapolisFor fans of Paul Simon, Monday night's show at the Minneapolis Convention Center couldn't have been more satiating. The man knows how to put on a show, and delivered a two-hour set that expertly wove new songs alo ... More >>
It's been a while since Sheryl Crow has come through the Twin Cities, and this time through she's performing for a good cause: PACER, a locally based nonprofit that provides training to the parents and families of disabled children, will host Crow at their annual benefit at the Minneapolis Conven ... More >>
The show will not go on.The "Elephant Extravaganza" is a goner and "Rocky" the 250-pound boxing kangaroo has suffered a TKO: The Piccadilly Circus has been denied a permit for its three-ring show at the Minneapolis Convention Center in May. The issue, apparently, is that the circus owners ran af ... More >>
Photos courtesy of the Minneapolis Convention CenterThough the Minneapolis Convention Center has housed a massive 3400-seat auditorium since the early '90s, the building has stuck to hosting conventions and similar corporate events and mostly steered clear of booking concerts or delving into the ... More >>
Though Simon & Garfunkel were scheduled to come through Minnesota last year, the tour was eventually postponed and then canceled due to "a vocal strain" sustained by Art Garfunkel. This spring, Paul Simon is venturing out on his own, and will come through Minneapolis on May 2 to play the Minn ... More >>
The home of the 2012 DNC?If you thought the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul was entertaining, with its legions of credentialed true believers, cable news performance artists, tear-gassed protesters and Sarah Palin, we have good news: The Democrats want to bring their version o ... More >>
An event this weekend attempts to educate non-Somalis and the press about Minnesotan Somalis.
Tuesday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
This week's Food & Garden Show will instruct on how to make a kitchen garden and how to cook on a Big Green Egg. Big Green Egg?
MnMo-sponsored food and wine show going on today through Sunday.
Unlimited wine and chocolate samples come to town this weekend. Do you have your golden ticket?
"Mr. Speaker, the great state of Texas wants to know, where's a good place to eat around here?"
This posh eatery might be the most interesting place to open this year
Restaurant Massacre in St. Paul; Top-Secret Most-Ambitious-Restaurant-Ever Debuts in Minneapolis—What a Season!
Now's your chance to test those Chess skills you've been bragging about for years. Monday, at 7:00 p.m., the Chess Club in the Hopkins Center for the Arts is letting anyone challenge Russian grandmasters Valerij Filippov and Peter Kiriakov for $10. The two greatest players in the world (Ok, the 72nd ... More >>
Dr. Dean's image, the MSM and the Strib Howard Dean's slight return to the political pulpit at the Minneapolis Convention Center last night yielded few surprises, but a note or two of inspired rhetoric. The flourishes were largely ignored in the Star Tribune's account of the evening, and what repor ... More >>