Now that he's no longer a Viking, Jared Allen is trying to sell his swanky Chanhassen digs.Realtor Jeffrey Dewing confirms that the for-sale home at 6915 Lucy Ridge Lane is owned by Allen, who signed a $32 million contract (with $15.5 million guaranteed) with Chicago earlier this year. The asking pr ... More >>
Earlier this week, an unusual letter was placed in at least 50 Prior Lake mailboxes.Printed on imitation school district letterhead, it's addressed to all female students at Prior Lake High School. Written by Barry McCockiner, it warns them the district "is required to conduct a mandatory vagina ins ... More >>
Badger Hill Brewing is moving into its own space later this year, setting a tentative goal to open doors in Shakopee by Labor Day. The brewery, founded in 2011, is currently sharing space with Lucid and Bad Weather in an alternating proprietorship, a business arrangement in which the separate busine ... More >>
Break out the sunscreen, this weekend just might top the freezing point. What better way to celebrate than heading out to some of the many fine brewing establishments around the Twin Cities? Here are some of the beer-focused activities and celebrations to check out this weekend. See also: Lift Brid ... More >>
F&H Acquisition Corp. has hit hard times. The Wichita-based company that owns 35 Champps Americana restaurants including several in Minnesota, has fallen into considerable debt and recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, reports the Wichita Business Journal.F&H acquired Champps in 200 ... More >>
Around 10:30 this morning, a fire broke out at the Macy's in Minnetonka's Ridgedale Mall. According to a WCCO report, the fire is "in the roof of a construction area." The store has been evacuated and firefighters from a number of area fire departments have been called to the scene.
Meatloaf just may be the ultimate comfort food. A longtime American dinner staple, this nostalgic dish has undergone many modern twists. But if you look for it, you can still find meatloaf served up the same way Grandma used to make it 50 years ago. The best meatloaf in the Twin Cities is hard to p ... More >>
The team behind Bloomy's Roast Beef has decided that this winter won't just be a hiatus, but the end of their food truck business altogether. Yesterday they announced that they have made the difficult decision to pack up the roast beef recipe and sell their food truck.See Also:Bloomy's Roast Beef, a ... More >>
In the Twin Cities Fan of the Week series, Gimme Noise showcases fellow concertgoers in their natural habitat.Event: Nine Inch Nails and Explosions in the Sky (Review | Slideshow)Location: Xcel Energy Center, St. PaulDate of Discovery: Saturday, September 28, 2013
Hopefully this week's cover story got you all inspired to go check out some of our local brewery taprooms, but this weekend's top billing goes to the St. Paul Summer Beer Fest. Craft beer fans will gather tomorrow, June 15 starting at 2:00 p.m. in the International Bazaar at the Minnesota State Fair ... More >>
The Minnetonka Queen no longer features Fred Smoot and his double-headed dildo, but nearly eight years after the Vikings made it famous thanks to an infamous in-season outing on Lake Minnetonka, the vessel lives on as a cruise ship.SEE ALSO: "Love Boat" captain Smoot pissed his pants during DWI arre ... More >>
OPENAngel Food (Hell's Kitchen Bakery)80 S. Ninth St., Minneapolis Bread and Pickle -- open for the season4135 W. Lake Harriet Pkwy., Minneapolis Butcher and the Boar (City Pages review)1121 Hennepin Ave., MinneapolisCinita's of Mexico6042 Nicollet Ave, MinneapolisDevil's Ad ... More >>
Longtime Twin Cities radio personality George Chapple, known affectionately by his friends and fans as Dark Star, was found dead at his Minnetonka home earlier today. He was 66 years old. Dark Star worked at WCCO-AM for a quarter of a century, echoing the plainspoken, honest voices of the passionate ... More >>
OPENAngel Food (Hell's Kitchen Bakery)80 S. 9th St., Minneapolis Bread and Pickle - open for the season4135 W. Lake Harriet Pkwy, Minneapolis Butcher and the Boar (City Pages review)1121 Hennepin Avenue, MinneapolisCinita's of Mexico6042 Nicollet Ave, MinneapolisEat Street Social&n ... More >>
Dennis Leaf-SmithThe 112 Eatery turns seven years old this month. So in its honor, we're sitting down with chef de cuisine Dennis Leaf-Smith, who was there on opening day. Leaf-Smith is a local, growing up in Minnetonka. And although we know his work from 112 and Café/Bar Lurcat, he actuall ... More >>
Sweet treats arrive on West SeventhThe smiling monkey beckons you inside to a sunny storefront shop and an array of artisan sweets. Mojo Monkey Donut, the former Rudie's Coffee shop on West Seventh in St. Paul, between Randolph and Lexington, has been transformed from dark punk to bright chic. Th ... More >>
A satisfying record made on the fly
Check out Samba, Curry 'N' Noodles, and Aji
Our mythical land of Norwegian bachelor farmers continues to change: The number of Hispanics in Minnesota shot up up 74.5 percent in the past decade. That may sound like some sort of a cultural sea change, but it's really not. The state, home to 5.3 million people now compared to 4.9 millio ... More >>
The economy claims another victim.Borders, the bookseller, has been teetering on the edge of bankruptcy for a while now, hamstrung by online competition and the recession, so its Chapter 11 filing is hardly a surprise. That doesn't make the news any easier for employees at four of the company's ... More >>
www.bramblewoodtreats.comBramblewood Treats offer the perfect way to celebrate National Shortbread DayJust when you thought the holidays were over, along comes National Shortbread Day to help you break those newly minted resolutions. Yes, January 6 is dedicated to the noble shortbread, a bu ... More >>
Take your places at the show
Nick VlcekJohn Foster and Melony Michaels are suing DFL politico Jerry Moore.We received a call from Wells Fargo spokeswoman Peggy Gunn yesterday informing us that Jerry Moore, the subject of this week's feature, no longer works for the bank. Per company policy, Gunn couldn't talk specifical ... More >>
Photo: Stephen StephensThe right pick?As DFLer Matt Entenza rolled out Robyne Robinson as his his running mate in the 2010 governor's race last week, we winced. Robinson got to boost her own profile on Fox 9 in the waning days of her employment, stomp all over journalism ethics by playing bo ... More >>
One is Japanese and the other favors a "total meal concept"
Minnesota Craft Beer Week is here! The Seven Corners neighborhood is home to the festivities, with Town Hall Brewery, Preston's, and Stub & Herb's being the epicenter. Here are a few choice picks of craft beer events taking place in Seven Corners and around town this week:~Monday, May 1 ... More >>
That's the third highest amount spent by any member of the House of Representatives last year.
The namesake of the ubiquitous Twin Cities-based chain was 77.
Restaurants offer shiny new take on their beloved predecessors
Former CEO and millionaire Tom Petters is causing so much bad news we can't e ... More >>
Readers respond to "Nothin' but Trouble"
The protest rally outside United Health Group headquarters this morning turned out to be a big dud.
Health insurers lagging behind the rest of the S&P
Health insurers lagging behind the rest of the S&P Five years of "expanding margins" for shareholders in appear to be coming to a halt. It seems that the industry, which miraculously has flourished even as health care costs have skyrocketed, can't come up with enough new enrollees to keep passing ou ... More >>
Tony White's lifelong obsession with law enforcement
What's new in clubland? An intimate downtown dance floor; a new home for Jitters; and a gay "theme bar" in Nordeast
For nearly 60 years, the Old Log Theater has practiced the art of making a profit
Races to watch in the metro area.
Creative financing and suburban renewal in Brooklyn Park.