Minnesota River

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2014

    Summer Cycling 2014: A road trip for experts

    Looking for a harder ride than our intermediate trip? Last year, we brought you to Carver Park Reserve for our expert trip. This year, we're taking you 30 miles out of Minneapolis to the Minnesota Renaissance Festival for live jousting, giant turkey legs, and more corsets and wizard cloaks than you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2014

    LTD Brewing on small-batch brewing, setting up shop in Hopkins, and fruit beers

    Jeremy Hale and Blake Verdon are former home brewers living their dream in Hopkins. The two opened LTD Brewing Co. last month (LTD stands for Live the Dream), and they've been busy brewing small-batch beers and connecting with the community ever since. The two plan a smaller brewing approach with a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 4, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    Explosion at Shakopee plant shakes buildings blocks away, forces evacuations [PHOTOS] [UPDATE]

    -- Updates at bottom --Early this afternoon, a major explosion rocked a plant owned by Rahr Malting along the Minnesota River in Shakopee.SEE ALSO: Cars go up in flames during Dinkytown blaze [VIDEO]No injuries have been reported yet, but witnesses say the force of the blast could be felt blocks awa ... More >>

  • Music

    October 6, 2010

    Ben Weaver's Mirepoix and Smoke

    Nature is his muse on harrowing new album

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    St. Paul braces for flooding and other people's waste

    Photo: Tom GazpachoToilet plungers may be needed in St. Paul.​It's bad enough to learn that dozens of Minnesota communities flushed their human waste into flooding rivers last week. Now we find out some of that crap is going to flow downhill into St. Paul, along with expected rising waters. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    Flood warning issued for parts of Hennepin, Carver, Scott and Wright counties

    Smiling at the rapidly disappearing snow and ice around the Twin Cities? It comes at a cost.

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Mischke show notes: April 20, 2009

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

  • News

    December 31, 2008

    How Summit and Schell are saving the prairies

    Shakopee's Rahr Malting plant and Koda Energy are brewing up enviro-beer

  • News

    July 4, 2007

    Sucked Dry

    In the rush to cash in on ethanol, the Midwest might be giving away its greatest natural resource

  • News

    December 20, 2006

    Political Freight

    A host of Minnesota politicians say pork-barrel spending on a railroad expansion project threatens the Mayo Clinic

  • Columns

    June 14, 2006

    The Little Boys' Room

    Where men go to escape from being men

  • News

    December 8, 2004

    Cruel and Unusual

    You think winter in Minnesota sucks? Friend, you don't know anything about winter in Minnesota.

  • News

    November 24, 2004

    Sonic Youth

    Nonprofit teen centers fill the club void for minors

  • News

    November 17, 2004

    Stew Thornley's Book of the Dead

    A boneyard baedeker reveals
    where the bodies are buried

  • Restaurants

    November 3, 2004

    The Taste of Here

    Ames farm revolutionizes the gathering of honey, to flabbergasting effect

  • News

    June 16, 2004

    Wanted: Someone To Write An Ode to a Urinal

    Is there no one in Minnesota who can handle the job?

  • Books

    April 14, 2004

    Farmer John Is Killing You

    You want healthy food? Go back to spearing antelope.

  • News

    March 17, 2004


    St. Paul river rats bid farewell to their private paradise

  • Books

    March 3, 2004

    The Red Earth of Minnesota

    Looking back at one white woman's ordeal and the white man's crime

  • News

    August 13, 2003

    Life on the Mississippi

    Portraits of the urban river in words and pictures

  • News

    July 2, 2003

    Land of the Turd Brown Waters

    Pawlenty talks green, but will he pay the tab?

  • News

    April 30, 2003
  • News

    October 9, 2002

    Let the River Run

    Many years ago, before the locks & dams were built, the Mississippi River ran wild through the heart of Minneapolis. Why not again?

  • News

    June 26, 2002

    The Backside

    Beyond the grandstand at Canterbury Park, where horseracing isn't the only religion

  • Books

    June 12, 2002

    A Lion in the Path

    The cougar's comeback gets stopped dead in its tracks

  • News

    May 1, 2002
  • News

    November 29, 2000

    Crippled Creek

    After a century of empty promises, Minneapolis officials are finally poised to spruce up the polluted waterway that meanders through the city's north side. What changed? The buying power of the people who will live there.

  • Art

    March 1, 2000

    Be Here Now

    A documentary show at the Minnesota Historical Society captures the state of the state, one second at a time

  • News

    October 27, 1999

    Rocket Man

    Ky Michaelson has gone 180 mph on a snowmobile, hurled men off tall buildings, and blown tons of metal into the stratosphere. Are you ready for the biggest stunt of all?

  • Books

    September 22, 1999

    Pipe Dreams

    A local memoir, The Girls Are Coming, recounts the strange comedy of 1970s workplace integration and the campaign for gender equity

  • Feature

    January 1, 1999

    Like a Prayer

    How the power of faith is fueling the revitalization of Catholic education

  • News

    September 23, 1998

    Growing, Owing, Gone

    The farm crisis was supposed to be over a decade ago­when the TV crews packed up and the celebrities went home. But in places like Renville County, farmers have been harvesting hard times ever since.

  • Books

    July 29, 1998

    Hog Tide

    There's too much pork for just one fork in St. Paul's stretch of the Mississippi

  • News

    July 8, 1998


    Will the Twin Cities' light rail megaproject get any cars off the streets? Help the environment? Save any money? Not necessarily, say its supporters--but that's not the point.

  • News

    December 10, 1997

    UFF DUH! Minnesota is as Minnesota Does

    The 1997 Tongue-on-the-Flagpole Awards

  • News

    September 24, 1997

    Rule of the Bone

    After a century of hoarding American Indian remains, scientists are being forced to return their specimens. But the bodies may not go back into the ground without a fight.

  • Arts

    September 10, 1997

    The People, Yes

    A collection of Minnesota photographs from Jerome Liebling reveals his hard brand of humanism.

  • News

    June 25, 1997

    Greetings From Canterbury Park

    Where the winners are losers and the losers are glue

  • News

    August 21, 1996
  • News

    July 31, 1996

    The Silence of the Frogs

    A team of scientists labors to figure out why so many frogs around the state are suddenly turning up deformed--and what

  • Art

    June 5, 1996

    Down On The Farm

    Opera among the silos of outstate Minnesota, and a new staging of Steinbeck's grim classic.