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    November 25, 2014

    Are Somalis Increasing Crime in Minneapolis?

    On days the Internet's ultra-right wing hate blogs are running light on content, drawing parallels between burgeoning immigrant populations and rising crime rates is an easy, evergreen topic. After all, no citation is required to create a warm, fuzzy aura of confirmation bias. But when the blog St ... More >>

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    November 25, 2014

    No Indictment in Ferguson: List of Rallies Planned in Minnesota

    At least four rallies are planned in Minnesota today after a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict a police officer for shooting an unarmed black teenager six times. Protest erupted across the country in the wake of the original incident in August. Now the grand jury's decision, announced aroun ... More >>

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    November 17, 2014

    Minneapolis Wins Bid for Final Four in 2019

    Last Friday the NCAA announced Minneapolis will host the Final Four in 2019. The city's winning bid was titled "Winning Happens Here," a bit ironic for a city that literally has not won a major sports championship since 1991. (Sorry, Lynx fans.) See also: Minneapolis Wins the Super Bowl (sort of ... More >>

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    November 13, 2014

    BLVCK SPVCE: It's About Cloud Rap

    BLVCK SPVCE | Kitty Cat Club | Saturday, November 15The opening synthesizer notes on the BLVCK SPVCE track "HEVDBVNDS," deep and ominous, are reminiscent of the more barren yet threatening style of an East Coast rap soundscape. Once the verses hit, their flow is confident and cascades easily over th ... More >>

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    November 12, 2014

    Minneapolis Makes Its Pitch for the Final Four

    If an envoy of local business bigwigs and Minneapolis boosters were convincing enough yesterday the city could host the MLB All-Star Game, Super Bowl and Final Four within a span of five years. The NCAA will announce which of eight finalist cities will host the Final Four from 2017-2020 on Friday. ... More >>

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    November 5, 2014

    Minneapolis Voters Overwhelmingly Pass Repeal of 70/30 Rule

    Though it means the death of our favorite cheesy video series, we're pleased to report that Minneapolis voters have ended the tyrannical reign of the 70/30 rule. Yesterday, the dining-savvy citizenry voted to remove from the city charter a rule that requires neighborhood restaurants to make at least ... More >>

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    November 4, 2014

    Month in Review: Open, Closed, Coming Soon November '14

    NOW OPEN Agra Culture Kitchen & Press in the MIA (City Pages Coverage) 2400 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis Bistro LaRoux (from the owners of Cajun 2 Geaux food truck) Circle Pines, MN Bull Run Coffee (in former Anodyne Coffeehouse space, City Pages coverage) 4301 Nicollet, Minneapolis Buster's on 28th ... More >>

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    October 29, 2014
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    October 24, 2014

    Uptown-Area Wreck Propels Car Atop Fire Hydrant [PHOTOS]

    Around 1 p.m., yours truly walked past the aftermath of an incredible car wreck at the intersection of Irving and Lagoon Avenues in the Uptown area of Minneapolis.As you can see in the above photo, the impact from a two-car collision somehow propelled one of the vehicles on top of a fire hydrant. Se ... More >>

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    October 22, 2014

    Cardboard Prince Is Going to London

    Earlier this year, the City Pages staff met Prince -- the cardboard cutout, that is. We soon discovered that he loves scenic adventures around Minneapolis. He also loves pancakes because they have a lot in common, thickness-wise.We'll admit the last couple of months indoors have been hard on him. Ev ... More >>

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    October 16, 2014

    Cut-Off Patron Reportedly Opens Fire at 19 Bar; Two Injured, Shooter Still On Loose [PHOTOS]

    -- Update at bottom -- After 9 p.m. last night, a 19 Bar patron who had been cut off reportedly returned to the bar and opened fire, leaving two injured.Details about what happened were tweeted out by Critical Minneapolis, the same blog that recently published video of a Green Line train almost h ... More >>

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    October 9, 2014

    Black Sheep Pizza to Take Over Former Eat Street Buddha Kitchen Location

    What with Merchant moving in and Bachelor Farmer expanding and Brut eyeing some real estate in the area, the North Loop is getting plenty of press. But one North Loop eatery has turned its attention south to Eat Street, where coal-fired pizza will soon hit the plates of every south Minneapolis resid ... More >>

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    October 8, 2014

    Where to Pick Apples, Pluck Pumpkins, and Get Gourds This Fall

    You have it earmarked on your calendars for before it gets too cold, or too close to Halloween. You've cleared yourself of other on-the-side obligations and decided to make a whole weekend all about fall's splendor. Yes, it's apple and pumpkin picking time, people. And it's so seasonal you can pract ... More >>

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    October 1, 2014

    Is Minneapolis Home to America's Ugliest Accent?

    The vox populi has spoken, and it's wonderfully hideous. This week, Gawker is hosting a battle of the bad American accents. Most of the moore-ons and chowdaheds on the list are there for good reason. But Minneapolis? See also:Minnesotans have weird accents and are nice, America says

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    October 1, 2014
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    September 24, 2014

    Nocando: Eyedea Took it There Every Time

    James "Nocando" McCall is an L.A.-based critically acclaimed rapper, co-founder of the Low End Theory and founder of indie rap label Hellfyre Club. Read more of his writing at LA Weekly. I've been to Minneapolis on three occasions. The first was in 2007, and I have barely any recollection of what h ... More >>

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    September 23, 2014

    Cam Gordon to Introduce Minneapolis E-Cig Ban for Bars and Restaurants

    Like a vape with your whiskey? Not so fast. Minneapolis City Council member Cam Gordon plans to introduce an amendment banning e-cigarettes in bars and restaurants. Gordon spoke briefly with MPR about his amendment, citing a recommendation from the Minnesota Department of Health that e-cigs a ... More >>

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    September 22, 2014

    Minneapolis Introduces "Parklets" [VIDEO]

    Following the lead of San Francisco, the city of Minneapolis has introduced a "parklet" pilot program.Mackenzie Turner Bargen, pedestrian planner for the city, tells us each of Minneapolis's first three parklets is intended to be "just a little urban oasis where people can sit and enjoy the city aro ... More >>

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    September 8, 2014

    St. Paul makes major best bike cities list...

    ... and Minneapolis finished 37 spots higher.But let's forget about that for a second! It's cool, for a change, to see St. Paul get some love as the 40th-ranked city in Bicycling Magazine's biannual Best Cities to Bike list, and we spoke to Anne Hunt, environmental policy director for Mayor Chris Co ... More >>

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    September 3, 2014
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    September 3, 2014
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    August 29, 2014

    Twin Citians sorta suck at driving, report says

    Allstate's 10th annual "Best Drivers Report" indicates folks in Minneapolis and St. Paul are mediocre at best when it comes to avoiding accidents.Out of the 200 cities included in the study, which is based on crash data, Minneapolis ranks 90th. St. Paul, meanwhile, ranks 103rd.See also:For Christ's ... More >>

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    August 27, 2014
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    August 22, 2014

    Man threatens to jump from I-394 bridge; ultimately talked off ledge by MPD

    This morning, traffic between downtown Minneapolis and the western suburbs was at a standstill as an apparently suicidal man threatened to jump from the Penn Avenue bridge over I-394.The first reports of the incident trickled in around 6 a.m. Lanes in both directions weren't totally reopened for abo ... More >>

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    August 20, 2014

    MPD apologizes for helicopters; night two of military training features loud, unlit choppers

    You might not have seen helicopters buzzing around the Twin Cities around 11 p.m. last night, but if you live near downtown Minneapolis, you almost certainly heard them.That's because the damn things were flying around without their lights on during the second night of joint military-law enforcement ... More >>

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    August 19, 2014

    Bad timing: Helicopter exercises rile Twin Cities same day Obama questions police militarization

    Last night, people in Minneapolis and St. Paul were surprised and scared to see and hear helicopters flying at low altitudes above them.Folks took to the interwebs to wonder, what the hell is going on? The intrigue was especially thick because local authorities had given no advance warning about wha ... More >>

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    August 18, 2014

    KISS and Def Leppard at Target Center, 8/17/14

    KISS and Def Leppard with The Dead Daisies Target Center, Minneapolis Sunday, August 17, 2014 KISS brought their 40th anniversary victory lap tour through the sold-out Target Center on Sunday night. A sold-out legion of young and old fans witnessed their make-up clad, platform boot-wearing rock her ... More >>

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    August 15, 2014

    Shag, a '70s-themed sushi restaurant, to hit the North Loop

    Just when you thought it was impossible to squeeze another sushi restaurant into the Minneapolis city limits, BOOM, another one has dropped down from the heavens -- and this one's got a theme. Straight from the folks who brought you Rojo Mexican Grill in the West End and the soon to open Ling & Lou ... More >>

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    August 13, 2014

    What to expect at the upcoming Chipotle Cultivate Festival

    If you're not ready to say goodbye to Twin Cities food and music festivals just yet, say hello to this year's Chipotle Cultivate Festival, coming up on August 23 at Loring Park. The event will be host to six celebrity chefs, including Minnesota's own Jamie Malone and Andrew Zimmern, among others, a ... More >>

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    August 12, 2014

    No, there's not really a terrorist attack happening at Boom Island Park

    Have you seen law enforcement personnel responding to what looks like a terror attack of some sort along the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis today?No, Wisconsin isn't attacking us with nerve gas. It's really just a law enforcement exercise involving agencies from Minneapolis, ... More >>

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    August 8, 2014

    Minneapolis one of the most beard-friendly cities, study says

    Minneapolis is one of the most inviting cities in the county for beardos, according to a study put together by the Wahl Clipper Corporation.The study, put together in partnership with the Opinion Research Corporation, relied on an "in-depth analysis of the online universe over the past two years for ... More >>

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    July 31, 2014

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

    NOW OPEN Agra Culture Kitchen & Press (City Pages First Look) 2939 Girard Ave. S., Minneapolis Aki's Bread Haus Bakery (City Pages First Look) 2506 Central Ave. NE, Minneapolis Cafe Zentral Soo Line Building, Marquette & 5th, Minneapolis Dong Hae Korean Grill & Sushi 251 1st Ave. N., Minneapoli ... More >>

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    July 30, 2014
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    July 30, 2014
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    July 18, 2014

    Tropical Depression: I recorded a bunch of songs because I was on a yacht

    When you hear the name Tropical Depression, it may not sound like something joyful to let loose on your ears, but in all honesty, the Minneapolis band's self-titled debut is a wonderful treat. Their sound is sunny, blissed-out guitar synth-pop that has plenty of neat, slo-mo hooks. The album and ban ... More >>

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    July 17, 2014

    9 local breweries compete to create special Wilderness Act beers

    Brews and Canoes, a beer-themed celebration marking the 50th anniversary of the Boundary Waters Wilderness Act, is approaching, and to celebrate the milestone, the Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness (FBWW) put out a call to Minnesota's commercial brewers to submit special brews that reflect t ... More >>

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    July 16, 2014

    Resurgent medical technology, computer science boosting STEM wages in MN

    We know the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metro area's economy is doing reasonably well. Unemployment keeps going down. Wages are up. And it isn't just following the national economy either - it's doing better. But why?. As it turns out, one reason for the boost has been Minnesota's high-tech sector, as th ... More >>

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    July 16, 2014
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    July 16, 2014
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    July 15, 2014

    The 5 best places to eat after the All-Star Game

    After months of anticipation, the day of the MLB's All Star Game has finally arrived. Whether you're lucky enough to have tickets, or you're just hanging out in Downtown Minneapolis to enjoy the spectacle, odds are that at some point you're going to need some food. While some 30-odd bars have been g ... More >>

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    July 9, 2014

    Southwest LRT takes step forward with Minneapolis, Met Council agreement

    It might not seem like much to those who haven't followed the project closely, but the proposed Southwest LRT line took a significant step forward yesterday with the announcement of an agreement between Minneapolis and the Met Council about how the line will move through Minneapolis.Minneapolis offi ... More >>

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    July 8, 2014

    Comment of the Day: Praying for the Northside

    In the wake of another outburst of deadly gun violence in Minneapolis over the 4th of July weekend, Mayor Betsy Hodges asked people to "pray [for] all of those affected by these tragedies. Police Chief JaneƩ Harteau, meanwhile, "urge[d] people to put their guns down and find another way to resolve ... More >>

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    July 7, 2014

    MPD Chief Harteau on weekend shootings: We "urge people to put their guns down"

    During the early morning hours of July 5, Minneapolis's 15th and 16th homicides of the year occurred. As was the case with the city's 13th and 14th homicides late last month, both murders were north Minneapolis shootings.In total, five people were shot during the wee hours of Saturday morning, inclu ... More >>

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    July 2, 2014

    Mpls Public Schools trolled by new anti-MPS billboard right outside its HQ [PHOTO]

    In January, we told you about a Better Ed billboard that was trolling Minneapolis Public Schools right outside its headquarters at 1250 West Broadway Avenue. It said: "Only 50% of Minneapolis students graduate. #System_Failure"A new billboard slightly tweaks the message, but serves the same purpose. ... More >>

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    July 1, 2014

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

    Got a tip on a restaurant opening, closing, or coming soon? Email us! NOW OPENAgra Culture Kitchen & Press2939 Girard Ave. S., MinneapolisAki's Bread Haus Bakery2506 Central Ave. NE, MinneapolisBlack Coffee & Waffle Bar (City Pages First Look)1500 Como Ave. SE, MinneapolisBogart's Doug ... More >>

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    July 1, 2014

    St. Paul also plans to regulate Lyft, UberX

    As Minneapolis officials ready a new "transportation network company" ordinance that will regulate cutting-edge taxi-style services like Lyft and UberX for City Council consideration (more on that in coming days), Ricardo Cervantes, St. Paul's director of the Department of Safety and Inspections, te ... More >>

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    June 30, 2014

    Twin Cities among least stressed metros, CNN study says

    Earlier this month, we told you about a Movoto Real Estate study that ranked Minnesota among the least stressed states. So it probably shouldn't come as a surprise to learn that a new CNNMoney study puts Minneapolis among the least stressed cities.For the study, which looked at the 55 Americans metr ... More >>

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    June 26, 2014

    Cut Copy at First Avenue, 6/25/14

    Cut Copy with Classixx and Nile Delta First Avenue, Minneapolis Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Feeling alive is feeling a pulsating bassline deep in your chest. Australian electro-rock outfit Cut Copy brought plenty of their relentlessly upbeat rhythms and life-affirming jams to First Avenue on Wednesday ... More >>

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    June 25, 2014

    Meet Prinsburg, Minnesota's most conservative city

    If you wanted to find the most conservative city in Minnesota, you'd probably start by looking in the sixth congressional district, the area right above Minneapolis that's still represented by Rep. Michele Bachmann and has a large evangelical population. Surprisingly, however, you'd be pretty far ... More >>

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    June 24, 2014

    Minneapolis and St. Paul grew faster than the suburbs last year

    A new study finds that the Twin Cities is among a minority of major American metros where the urban core grew faster than the suburbs between 2012 and 2013.The metro as a whole grew by 1.10 percent during that timeframe. But most of the growth occurred in Minneapolis and St. Paul, where the growth r ... More >>

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