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  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    New law eases food sampling restrictions at farmers markets

    Recent legislation could make your farmers market experience a little less intimidating and a whole lot tastier. The new law, which Governor Dayton approved earlier this month, will allow for cooking demonstrations and more extensive food sampling at farmers markets across the state. Formerly, loca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2014

    Minneapolis among best cities for recent college grads, study says

    Studies published both last year and in 2012 ranked the Twin Cities among the top 10 metros for college grads. A new study published by Livability.com indicates that remains the case this year, at least as far as Minneapolis is concerned. The study ranks Minneapolis as the fifth-best city in the cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Best of the Twin Cities 2014: Food and drink categories

    Finally, the big day is here! The Best of the Twin Cities 2014 issue hits newsstands today, chock-full of the metro's crème de la crème in shopping, services, recreation, and yes -- restaurants. Hot Dish gathered up all of our many food and drink winners for you to check out in one handy locatio ... More >>

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    April 9, 2014
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    April 7, 2014

    Russell and Desta Klein's Brasserie Zentral has an opening date and is now taking reservations

    Downtown Minneapolis will soon be home to a new concept from Russell and Desta Klein, the team behind Meritage in St. Paul. Inside the historic Soo Line building, the couple is working on a restaurant complex -- complete with a brasserie, skyway-level cafe, wine bar, and wine and cheese sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    Star Tribune misidentifies Betsy Hodges as St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman's wife

    Yesterday, Minneapolis's newspaper misidentified Minneapolis's mayor.The Star Tribune's Sunday story on Betsy Hodges's first 100 days in office features a photo of Chris Coleman and his wife Connie with this mistaken caption: "Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman made thei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    The death of the Belmore/New Skyway Lounge

    Makes No Sense At All captures the visions, ramblings, and memories of Chris Strouth, a Twin Cities-bred master of music, film, and everything else.Last week the Twin Cities lost a club, the Belmore/New Skyway Lounge. It was the most recent entry from Minneapolis iconoclast and character Doug Ande ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    Chipotle to bring food and music festival to Minneapolis this summer

    Heads up, residents of Loring Park: This summer the international burrito chain Chipotle will bring its Cultivate "food, ideas, and music" festival to Minneapolis, and more specifically, to your 'hood. The event, which is slated for August 23, is designed to be a celebration of sustainability i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2014

    The Bachelor Farmer announces Khanh Tran as new pastry chef

    It's official: One of the best restaurants in Minneapolis now employs one of the best pastry chefs in Minneapolis. In a pairing that makes so much sense, the Bachelor Farmer announced yesterday that Khanh Tran has joined its team.See also:Best Desserts 2010: Cosmos

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    Month in Review: Open, closed, coming soon April '14

    NOW OPENBoneyard Kitchen & Bar (City Pages coverage)2841 Hennepin Ave. S., MinneapolisBars Bakery's second location (City Pages coverage)Alliance Bank Building, St. PaulCoup d'Etat (City Pages review)Uptown Walkway Apartment Complex, MinneapolisChef Shack Ranch (City Pages review)3025 E. Fr ... More >>

  • Music

    March 19, 2014

    The world of Howler's sophomore album

    The local band follows up their successful debut with World of Joy

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2014

    Hear Howler cover Prince's "I Would Die 4 U"

    After tearing into some Hüsker Dü at Rock the Garden in 2012, Howler are back with another cover by a local artist of serious renown. This time, it's one of Prince's songs, "I Would Die 4 U." With acoustic guitars in hand, helplessly chuckling frontman Jordan Gatesmith and guitarist Ian Nygaard sh ... More >>

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    March 19, 2014
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    March 18, 2014

    Travel Channel names 5-8 Club the number-one place to chow down in the U.S.

    It appears as though Minneapolis's legendary cheese-stuffed burger is making mouths water on the national stage yet again. The Travel Channel has named the 5-8 Club number one on its newest list of places to chow down in the United States. On a show called Chowdown Countdown, now in its second ... More >>

  • News

    March 5, 2014

    The quest to close the achievement gap in north Minneapolis

    Communities rally for better education opportunities after years of obstacles

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2014

    Punch from Minneapolis police officer sends man to hospital [PHOTOS]

    A Minneapolis police officer punched out an apparently inebriated man yesterday, causing him to be taken from the scene via ambulance, according to a witness who provided his account and photos of the incident on condition of anonymity."When the man got within roughly a foot of the officer, the offi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    Month in Review: Open, closed, coming soon March '14

    NOW OPENBars Bakery's second location (City Pages coverage)Alliance Bank Building, St. PaulCoup d'Etat (City Pages review)Uptown Walkway Apartment Complex, MinneapolisChef Shack Ranch (City Pages review)3025 E. Franklin Ave., MinneapolisA Cupcake Social (City Pages coverage)38th St. E. &am ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    Atmosphere to unveil new album Southsiders in May

    The eighth Atmosphere album of the group's illustrious career arrives later this year. Titled Southsiders, the collection featuring live instrumentation was recorded in Minneapolis and Oakland.Today, the hip-hop group dropped the album's first single, "Bitter." "This one is to recognize you / Your j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    Eight Twin Cities hip-hop producers you should hear now: Vol. 2

    Welcome to the second mix in a monthly series highlighting local producers and beatmakers. This is not a best-of list, rather a collection of artists loosely organized by a like-minded approach to crafting sounds. Last month featured artist breaking away from the traditional Minneapolis boom-bap pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    Minneapolis gets bizarre shoutout in Starburst ad

    Minneapolis gets a bizarre shoutout in a new commercial for Starburst Minis.The tiny Starbursts are apparently manufactured in a city called miniMinneapolis, where all the ceilings are low and everything is too small.See also:President Obama shouts out Punch Pizza in State of the Union [VIDEO]

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    Hundreds of cars towed in back-to-back snow emergencies

    Between Monday and Wednesday, Minneapolis crews plowed the equivalent of a one-lane road between Minneapolis and Anchorage, Alaska. Last night, they started doing it all over again. See Also: - Minnesota snowpocalypse 2014: Top tweets - What happens to the 264 cars in the Car2Go fleet during snow e ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 19, 2014
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    February 18, 2014

    Best Twin Cities music photographers 2014 finalist: Meredith Westin

    In the coming days, Gimme Noise will profile the 20 finalists in our Twin Cities music photographers 2014 showcase. Meredith Westin has been a fixture in local concert photography for the past five years. Her shots are regularly found in the Twin Cities Daily Planet's music coverage. See Also: The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    Psalm One: Hologram Kizzie is the wife of Hologram 2Pac

    Chicago's Psalm One forged a relationship with the Minneapolis rap scene upon signing to Rhymesayers in 2006, and has held a following and a connection ever since. Her latest work is as alter-ego Hologram Kizzie, who just dropped an album entitled Hug Life. Gimme Noise spoke to her ahead of her set ... More >>

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    February 12, 2014
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    February 12, 2014
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    February 7, 2014

    Hard Rock Cafe is coming to the Mall of America

    After a three year break, Hard Rock Cafe is returning to Minnesota -- and this time it's headed for the Mall of America. The Orlando-based franchise recently posted listings on its corporate website for general manager, restaurant operations manager, kitchen manager, and sales manager positions at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2014

    Best Twin Cities music photographers 2014 finalist: Sara Montour

    In the coming days, Gimme Noise will profile the 20 finalists in our Twin Cities music photographers 2014 showcase. Photographer Sara Montour has been shooting live shows and band portraits for about a decade. She's also one of the founders of the Live Letters concert series. See Also: The best mu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2014

    Mpls again named third most literate city, St. Paul takes seventh

    Next time you're strolling through Magers & Quinn or Micawber's, remind yourself that you're in one of the most literate cities in the country -- whether you're in Minneapolis or St. Paul. See Also: - 2012: Mpls still third most literate city; St. Paul re-emerges from stone age

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2014

    Beer of the Week: Excelsior's Oar Lock Oat Stout

    It's still cold out there, and that means it's still the season for big, bold beers. This week's beer of the week is Excelsior's Oar Lock Oat Stout, a seasonal offering from the brewery some 20 miles west of Minneapolis. It's a big beer in flavor, but a sessionable one in ABV. The roasted malts do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2014

    Month in Review: Open, closed, coming soon February '14

    NOW OPENCoup d'Etat (City Pages coverage)Uptown Walkway Apartment Complex, MinneapolisChef Shack Ranch (City Pages preview)3025 E. Franklin Ave., MinneapolisA Cupcake Social (City Pages coverage)38th St. E. & 28th Ave. S., MinneapolisDay Block Brewing1105 Washington Ave. S. Di Noko's B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2014

    Minneapolis and Edina beefing over 50th & France parking

    Just last month, Linea Palmisano took over for Betsy Hodges as the City Council representative for Minneapolis's affluent 13th Ward in the southwest part of town.SEE ALSO: Edina man yells the most Edina thing ever while being restrained outside bar Heading in, Palmisano recognized that the parking s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    Minneapolis's Super Bowl drive could bring in more than $300 million, officials say

    State, city, business, and Vikings officials want Minneapolis to host the Super Bowl in 2018, and it's not because of the goodness of their hearts.SEE ALSO: Vikings unveil stadium design: Top 10 tweets Kristen Montag, communications director for Meet Minneapolis -- the non-profit tasked with putting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2014

    Kingfield shooting results in Mpls's first 2014 homicide after victim unexpectedly dies

    Officers responding to a report of gunfire on the 4500 block of 1st Avenue South in Kingfield around 9:15 p.m. last Thursday night heard that a male victim had limped from the scene. A short time later, they found a victim in a nearby vehicle with a gunshot wound to his lower leg.The victim was tran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2014

    Green Line -- aka, Central Corridor LRT -- officially set for June opening

    The Met Council announced this morning that the first Green Line LRT train carrying passengers will run between downtown St. Paul and downtown Minneapolis this June.Light rail service will begin btwn Minneapolis and St. Paul on Saturday, June 14. We can't wait to celebrate with you! #GreenLineTC-- M ... More >>

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    January 22, 2014
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    January 21, 2014

    Yuck at Triple Rock, 1/20/14

    Yuck With Prissy Clerks and Fury Things Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis Monday, January 20, 2014 For Yuck's celebrated return to Minneapolis at the Triple Rock last night, they wisely paired the London quartet with two local bands who share their same indie spirit and influences. Prissy Clerks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2014

    The Jucy Lucy named one of TIME Magazine's 17 most influential burgers

    Yesterday, TIME Magazine put out a list of what it considers to be the top 17 most influential burgers of all time and the Jucy Lucy, a Minneapolis-perfected phenomenon, comes in at number 10. The people at TIME interviewed "burger historians and experts" to compose the list of the burgers they beli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2014

    Here's how to avoid a ticket or tow during MSP snow emergencies [UPDATE]

    This just in: It's snowing. And both Minneapolis and St. Paul have declared weather emergencies beginning tonight at 9 p.m. SEE ALSO: Mayor Rybak tweets awesome ode to snow emergencies Here are the parking restrictions to keep in mind over the next couple days, unless either city calls ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2014

    Happy Gnome and Republic named two of the best beer bars in America, again

    Last week, Draft Magazine put out its annual list of the 100 best beer bars in America and this year two Twin Cities bars have again made the grade: Minneapolis's Republic and St. Paul's Happy Gnome. This is the fifth year in a row that the Happy Gnome has made the brew-centric list and it also ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    Minneapolis Public Schools trolled by billboard right outside its headquarters [PHOTO]

    The above billboard towers above the Minneapolis Public Schools headquarters at 1250 West Broadway Avenue.WHAT A DIFFERENCE A FEW MONTHS MAKE: MPS takes a couple heat days: Top 10 tweetsIndeed, in 2012, 50.1 percent of MPS students graduated from high school in four years, compared to 77.6 percent s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2014

    Man kills himself in downtown Minneapolis's LaSalle Plaza

    A man killed himself in downtown Minneapolis's LaSalle Plaza around 10:55 a.m. today, Minneapolis police confirmed to City Pages.SEE ALSO: City Pages blogger robbed near LaSalle Plaza"We know that one gentleman appears to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound," MPD Public Information Officer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2014

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 1/8-1/14

    While the Polar Vortex passes through, Minnesota Music continues on. GRRRL PARTY wrap up their monthly residency at Icehouse Friday with Dessa. Across town, Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys play a sold out show at the Cedar. Icehouse will also host Buffalo Moon's (above) Album Release on S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2014

    Construction breaks records: Minneapolis issued $1.2 billion in permits in 2013

    All those cranes in the sky? It's not just you.Minneapolis is in a construction boom, and the city announced this morning that 2013 was a record year for construction building permits. See Also: New development in Minneapolis: Is it really as cookie-cutter as people say?

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    January 8, 2014
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    January 6, 2014

    Not fabulous: Twin Cities no longer among Advocate's gayest metros

    Just three years ago, Minneapolis was the gayest city in all of America. But thereafter lumped together with its sister city, Minneapolis/St. Paul has now fallen right off the Advocate's list of the gayest metros.SEE ALSO: Anti-marriage equality rally was the biggest megafail in the history of megaf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2014

    CNN criticized for torturing reporter by making her stand amid Mpls' polar vortex [VIDEO]

    In a post on the Mediaite blog, CNN takes heat (no pun intended) for making a reporter stand outside today and report live along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis while the windchill was 44 below.SEE ALSO: DeRusha offers perfect comeback to Barreiro's gripe about winter coverage "Boasting that th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2014

    Dawes at Varsity Theater, 12/31/13

    Dawes with Field Report Varsity Theater, MinneapolisTuesday, December 31, 2013Tuesday night in Minneapolis was freezing, but California band Dawes loved the city enough to spend the biggest party night here anyhow. It was the second of two nights at the venue. Minneapolis fans sure were grateful for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2014

    Watch a wild turkey chase around the UPS guy [VIDEO]

    Video of a wild turkey chasing around a UPS driver while a bunch of hospital employees laugh their asses off is going viral, as the clip, posted to YouTube on Tuesday, was already closing in on 100,000 views this morning.SEE ALSO: U of M baseball players pull off incredible videobomb during intervi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2014

    Burned-out Cedar Avenue building being destroyed with three still missing

    Today, some Minneapolis firefighters face a ghastly task -- demolishing the burned-out building at 516 Cedar Avenue South with victims in all likelihood still inside.RELATED: Tragically, R.T. Rybak didn't get his last wish as mayor Family of residents who live in the building report that three peopl ... More >>

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