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Imagine being a football fan in a city between two NFL markets -- Omaha, for example.It's August, and you want to watch some NFL preseason action, so you turn on the TV. What game do you see? According to Vikings spokesperson Jeff Anderson, ensuring it's a Vikes broadcast is a high priority for the ... More >>
If you're a member of the Red Lake Indian Reservation in northwestern Minnesota, voting early in an election isn't easy. The closest voting booth is 35 miles away, in Bemidji. You've got to have a car, which can be scarce. You've got to drive those miles, park, head back. Costs can add up quick, jus ... More >>
There is no shortage of new breweries in the Twin Cities and, likewise, there is no single way to get a new business off the ground. Zambaldi Bros. Brewing, founded by brothers-in-law Wade Zander and David Malcolm, is hoping to get its beer in stores and bars later this year or early 2015. They plan ... More >>
-- Update at bottom -- Using data from Facebook, the New York Times put together an awesome map that allows you to look at which Major League Baseball team is the most popular in each ZIP code.Turns out Twins Territory isn't just limited to Minnesota. Check out how the Twins are the peoples' choice ... More >>
Amidst the recent flurry of lists documenting the popularity of bands and songs by each respective state, comes an odd but distinctive list that breaks down the most favored songs of each state based upon sheet music sales. Musicnotes created a list that they are calling, "Uniquely Popular Sheet M ... More >>
Minneapolis Councilman Andrew Johnson is one of those rare characters in the medical marijuana debate, playing both politician and patient. He was diagnosed only a few years ago with an extreme form of glaucoma in both eyes, he says. Before major surgeries, his doctors have prescribed conventional ... More >>
How the U.S. Chamber of Commerce became the greatest (bumbling) enemy of America
The U.S. Olympic Committee announced the team for this year's winter Olympics yesterday, and it's a doozy: 230 members, the most for any nation in the history of the winter games.The country is amping up for international competition, sure. But the team list also sparks some rivalry between states, ... More >>
Finally, a travel list for the underprivileged. Well, sort of. HuffPo has included Minneapolis on its list of "20 Awesome U.S. Cities You Need To Visit In Your 20s" with an emphasis, of course, on "the cash-strapped, adventure-seeking, microbrewed-beer loving, locavore millennial." SEE ALSO: Playboy ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. After using last week to highlight some of the year's best videos so far, we're back with a strong collection of new and exciting vids this time around, leading off with a t ... More >>
When Terry Heidemann heard about the no-confidence vote the youth hockey association planned to take yesterday regarding Maple Grove boys varsity coach Gary Stefano, he felt compelled to get in touch and tell us about the ordeal his son went through while playing for a Maple Grove youth team this se ... More >>
Does the law give people a license to kill and legalize in-home murder?
With temperatures plummeting, most Minnesotan travel fantasies inevitably fixate on locales further south. SEE ALSO:-- Minneapolis is one of the most "unexpectedly romantic" cities in the country, says Yahoo-- Portland douses some Haterade on Mpls after regaining Bicycling.com's Best Bike City honor ... More >>
Growing up in the North Country ingrains a different way of thinking from someone who was raised in the city. On their second album, The May North set to capture the restless spirit that roams the North Country and interpret it into their music. Interstate Lives is curiously exposed, living in both ... More >>
Oooooh-wee, what's that smell? Smells like pigs, corn on the cob, and carny sweat. But then, a gentle waft of pheromones floats through the air -- the aroma of a 4-H gal from Faribault locking eyes with her Future Farmer of America. And the soundtrack to it all? The Minnesota State Fair's country mu ... More >>
New laws in dozens of states could cost Obama votes
Chef Josh Brown has been working in the kitchens of the D'Amico company for almost all of his culinary career. In the kitchen at Gather in the Walker, he's stepping out from behind the burners for the first time and garnering critical acclaim as he does so. Yesterday we chatted with him abo ... More >>
Shayegan is one frickin' bizarre individual.Sherwin Shayegan is a serial piggybacker known as the Piggyback Bandit. And he has been spotted in Minnesota.Shayegan, 28, likes to show up at high school sporting events and jump on the players' backs. He is not shy about this -- his Facebook page asks ... More >>
Rogue Valley's tour diaries are written by frontman Chris Koza and edited by bandmate Peter Sieve. You can read their first, second, third, and fourth installments.1/20/2012 Butte: 37 degrees. Bearmouth: 38 degrees. Missoula: 40 degrees. Since the beginning of the week, before leaving Minneapolis ... More >>
Ignore the snow; inside it's summer. This week in food we're being pulled in two directions. On one hand you can take a foray into summer at Craftsman, which is hosting a Vin Maison Tasting Dinner to celebrate the popular summer aperitif; on the other, you can learn how to improve on your sou ... More >>
Photo courtesy Colin JohnsonPast Picked to Clickers and psychedelic roots indie heroes Vampire Hands haven't been the same since Colin Johnson skipped town to pursue academia in the more mountainous part of the country, Missoula, Montana in 2009.
WikipediaThe Haiga Sophia and Blue Mosque: Cooking in a foreign city can create an intimate connection with the local cultureIstanbul is a city with great narrative. It has style, romance, history, and food, an exploding music and art scene, plus a caressing Mediterranean climate. But after y ... More >>
Tim and Mary Pawlenty, happily signing away all your jobs.First we learned Minnesota is taking all the jobs in America. Now we know that China is taking all of Minnesota's jobs. So, A minus B, minus China, times infinity... soon China will have every single job in America.Well, maybe it's not tha ... More >>
Gregory Seftik grew up in Minnesota.Teton National Park, Wyo., rangers dug the bodies of Gregory Seftick and Walker Kuhl out from under 13 feet of avalanche debris on Sunday morning. They were in their tent, which had been pitched in an avalanche runout zone in Garnet Canyon at about 9,000 ... More >>
Shahs performing at BSMT in Missoula, MTShahs is the one-man-band and project of Twin Cities expat, Tom Helgerson, who recently picked up his gear and headed out to live in Missoula, Montana. We don't hold that against him, though, as he has managed to put together one of the more accessible coll ... More >>
Ah, chillwave. Love it or hate it, local two-piece Elite Gymnastics are the latest to receive national attention for their contributions to the genre, and for good reason; the songs that they have made available through their site, "Montana" and "Is This On Me" have a trance-inducing quality to t ... More >>
Montana brand Bluebird boots, in the style of Gene Autry, to be worn at fancy, sit-down recitalsI'm a little torn on how best to spend a Saturday night - put on my immaculate, fancy inlay boots from Schatzlein's and sit prim and proper at Orchestra Hall... or hoof it on down to Toby Keith's I Lov ... More >>
You've got 10 bucks and two hours, and you don't want to waste any of it. We can help. Here's our guide to the best and worst movies playing this weekend. OPENING SEE: Ajami A contemporary crime drama edged with Greek tragedy, Ajami is set in a volatile, rundown quarter of Jaffa in Israel. The ... More >>
Vampire Hands warmed up for Sunday's Entry show with a preview of their new songs.
Head to Hot Zone Halloween at Chino or the Red Carpet to Hell at the W tomorrow night. Here's what they have in store:
The Twin Cities can has cheezburger?
Council thinks happy-hour ban would curtail binge drinking
Not-so-stinky Nordic tradition still has foothold in Minnesota
When it comes to porking out, Minnesota squeezes into the top half of the nation's most obese states, according to a report released today by the advocacy group Trust for America's Health. Using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the group noted that 22.7 percent of the nati ... More >>
Author/Enviro Jeffrey St. Clair on the silence of the greens
Work like hell, get drunk, beat hell out of them that's got it coming: The cowboy art of David Rathman
An Oak Street retrospective pulls us back to the flashy days of Eighties cinema
A massive police raid, dozens of arrests, and a fleet of bulldozers later, the call to stop Highway 55 turns into the longest-running urban occupation in state history
Say uncle: Uncle Peck (Tom Poole) and L'il Bit (Larissa Paige Kokernot) steer into uncertain country in Paula Vogel's How I Learned to Drive
Spare the rod, spoil the child: Robert Redford tames women, children, and beasts alike in The Horse Whisperer