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  • Blogs

    March 12, 2014

    Surprise reunion of soldier and his wife at Wild game will make you cry happy tears [VIDEO]

    The Minnesota Wild helped make Jamie Jenn's birthday very special.Jenn thought she was taking part in a run of the mill intermission contest last night when, out of nowhere, the scoreboard's video feed was interrupted by her husband, Crystal native Specialist Nick Jenn, who's currently on leave from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2014

    Wild acquire philosopher-goalie Ilya Bryzgalov [VIDEOS]

    Today, the surging Minnesota Wild acquired some goaltending insurance by acquiring 33-year-old Russian veteran Ilya Bryzgalov for a fourth-round pick.SEE ALSO: Ricky Rubio gets Zen on Alexey Shved [VIDEO]Bryzgalov will probably be slotted behind Darcy Kuemper on the goalie depth chart, but as eviden ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2013

    Star Tribune headline about Koivu brothers is regrettably salacious

    OHHHHH YEAHHHHH pic.twitter.com/15ve2DMMbk-- Paul Lambert (@MeatSauce1) December 12, 2013 We know they didn't mean it like that, but still... check out the unfortunate headline the Strib used in today's paper for their article about Wild player Mikko Koivu and his brother Saku, both of whom are cand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2013

    LOL at this story about officials arguing over when Lowry Avenue Bridge should be lighted

    Adorned with LED lights, the Lowry Avenue Bridge in north Minneapolis is capable of lighting up in all sorts of cool colors in commemoration of all sorts of events. But which ones are significant enough to warrant the ligh-show treatment?SEE ALSO: Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek thinks pot makes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2013

    P.K. Subban tosses Matt Cooke's stick across the ice [GIF]

    Matt Cooke found himself at the center of another questionable hit on Tuesday. In a game against the Montreal Canadiens, the Minnesota Wild leftwinger -- who's vowed publicly to reform his game -- flew into defenseman P.K. Subban, knocking a skate out from under him. Falling backwards, Subban grabbe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    Matt Cooke takes on new role: evangelist

    The messages that Matt Cooke sends opposing players are rarely humane. But that's the position he found himself in after Monday night's game in Buffalo, approaching Patrick Kaleta and offering a shoulder of support. The Sabres forward was one day away from a suspension hearing with NHL disciplinaria ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    Anatomy of a Headshot: Matt Cooke's Five Nastiest Hits [VIDEOS]

    It takes years to build a reputation but only seconds to self-destruct. Of the thousands of hits that Matt Cooke has delivered in his 15-year hockey career, only a handful can safely be called reckless. However, that handful has to come represent them all.SEE ALSO: The Boogeyman Drops the GlovesCook ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2013

    Wild defenseman Clayton Stoner photographed holding severed grizzly bear head [PHOTOS]

    Minnesota Wild defenseman Clayton Stoner is taking some heat for killing a ç bear in his native British Columbia and then being photographed with the bear's severed head and paws.SEE ALSO: Wild-Blackhawks referee photo is the stuff of memes [IMAGE]Stoner, 28, says he had a government-issued license ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    Reporter: Blackhawks "had a tremendous amount of sex during the regular season" [VIDEO]

    While previewing the first game of the Blackhawks-Wild playoff series from outside Chicago's locker room, CSN reporter Susannah Collins apparently had sex on the mind, or at least floating through her subconscious.SEE ALSO: Cal Clutterbuck accidentally punched a ref twice last night [VIDEO] That's b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    Edina native live-tweets Boston bombing shootout as it happens outside his window [PHOTOS]

    Edina native Andrew Kitzenberg now lives in Watertown, Massachusetts, and last night, he ended up with a front-row seat as Boston-area law enforcement officers engaged in a shootout with the two Boston bombing suspects.SEE ALSO: Star Tribune places pressure cooker ad below story about Boston bombs [ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    Cody ChesnuTT at Triple Rock Social Club, 2/8/13

    Cody ChesnuTTTriple Rock Social Club, MinneapolisThursday, February 7, 2013 Let's talk about the case of the two ChesnuTTs. There's Cody ChesnuTT, the neo-soul outlier who sang "I got a dick full of blood" in a love song without wincing. A fearless, dazzling confessor. Then there's Cody ChesnuTT, ... More >>

  • News

    November 21, 2012

    Rollerblade pioneer Scott Olson reinvents the wheel

    Thirty years after his initial success, Olson keeps aiming for the stars

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    Andrei Kirilenko: Newest T-Wolf's top 10 plays [VIDEO and EPIC TATTOO PHOTO]

    SEE ALSO-- Zach Parise: New Minnesota Wild star's top 10 goals [VIDEOS]-- David Kahn is far and away the worst drafting GM in the NBA, according to CBS Sports study-- Wolves acquire Chase Budinger, white guy who jumped over P. Diddy at Dunk Contest [VIDEO]Yesterday, after clearing salary cap room by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    Minnesota Twins have increased in value more than any other pro sports franchise since 2000

    SEE ALSO:-- Strangers at the Twins game: A blind don't-call-it-a-date in their own tweets-- Twins payroll: Why in Gardy's name is it being slashed?Don't let this season's on-field product fool you -- the past dozen years have been very good for the Minnesota Twins.According to a new study by Busines ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    Trevor Cook associate tried to trick NHL in attempt to buy stake in the Wild, feds allege

    ​Three businessmen accused of participating in Trevor Cook's Ponzi scheme were indicted again yesterday for various financial frauds, including an attempt by one of the men to buy into the Minnesota Wild.  Jason Bo-Alan Beckman, Gerald Joseph Durand, and Patrick Joseph Kiley worked with Tre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Valentine's Day: Celebrate on the cheap

    ​ With Valentine's Day falling on a Tuesday this year, we're guessing that many folks will procrastinate on putting together any special plans. But just because you elected to wait until Monday doesn't mean that you can't still plan something awesome for your sweetheart. Looking for ideas? We've p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    Youth hockey: too hard-hitting and dangerous?

    ​Derek Boogaard's death from a drug and alcohol overdose combined with a rash of concussions has raised questions about what level of hitting should be acceptable in NHL hockey.Now, similar questions are being asked about youth hockey following a paralyzing hit during a local high school game last ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Derek Boogaard had degenerative brain disease linked to head injuries

    The results are in from tests on Derek Boogaard's brain.​After former Wild enforcer Derek Boogaard was found dead in his apartment this past spring, many wondered if a season-ending concussion had anything to do with his untimely death. A toxicology report from the Hennepin County Medical Examiner ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    Cal Clutterbuck accidentally punched a ref twice last night [VIDEO]

    Cal Clutterbuck took two big swings and nailed... the wrong guy.​Minnesota Wild winger Cal Clutterbuck is known for a few things. First, there's that great name of his.Clutterbuck's also one of the most prolific hitmen in the NHL: A couple years back, while playing for the Wild, Clutterbuck set th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    Aaron Boogaard's felony drug charge dismissed

    ​This morning, a judge ruled that when Aaron Boogaard, the brother of Derek Boogaard, handed his brother the pills that ultimately contributed to the hockey star's death, he was not committing a felony. "The victim . . . acted alone in acquiring the drugs: he purchased them, from an unknown thir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    Amsterdam Bar & Hall pulls in a packed crowd for opening night

    Photos by Erik Hess​The term "soft opening" hardly seems like an accurate way to describe last night's bustling first night of business for St. Paul's newest venue, Amsterdam Bar & Hall. Even the mayor of St. Paul, Chris Coleman, showed up to celebrate his 50th birthday in the new space, along ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Aaron Boogaard charged in brother Derek's death [UPDATE]

    Boogaard is facing two charges stemming from his brother's death.​Aaron Boogaard, the younger brother of beloved Minnesota Wild tough guy Derek Boogaard, has been charged for selling the drugs that are blamed for Derek's death.Boogaard, 24, is charged with the a third-degree controlled substance c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Aaron Boogaard's charges explained by Hennepin County Attorney [VIDEO]

    Aaron Boogaard is also being looked at by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.​Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman held a press conference this afternoon to announce that his office has charged Aaron Boogaard with two crimes related to the overdose death of Derek Boogaard, a former Wild enforce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Aaron Boogaard arrested for prescription fraud in connection with Derek's overdose death

    Aaron Boogaard posed for this picture with the Penguins. Now he's posing for a mugshot.​Aaron Boogaard, the 24-year-old brother of former Wild enforcer Derek Boogaard, turned himself in to police on Wednesday to face potential felony narcotics charges in connection with Derek's overdose death on M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    City Pages wins 11 first place SPJ Page One awards

    ​City Pages took home 11 first place trophies at the annual Society of Professional Journalists Page One banquet last night, beating both the Star Tribune and the Pioneer Press for the third year running.The Pioneer Press had an outstanding showing this year with 9 first place awards, while the St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    Derek Boogaard's death ruled accidental overdose of oxycodone and alcohol

    ​The cause of Derek Boogaard's death has just been released. The enforcer for the Minnesota Wild who had signed with the New York Rangers died due to a "mixed alcohol and oxycodone toxicity," according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office. The death was ruled accidental.

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    Derek Boogaard's greatest moment [VIDEO]

    ​As Wild fans continue to mourn the untimely death of Derek Boogaard on Friday at the age of 28, let us pause for a moment to remember the Boogeyman when he was at his proudest.The date: April 17, 2007. The opponents: The Anaheim Mighty Ducks.After the Duck's Brad May sucker-punched Wild Defensema ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2011

    Derek Boogaard's brain donated to Sports Legacy Institute

    Even in death, Derek Boogaard will help protect other hockey players.​The family of fallen hockey player Derek Boogaard's family has generously agreed to donate his brain to the Sports Legacy Institute for its study of concussion research in athletes who play contact sports.The decision isn't mean ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2011

    Derek Boogaard suffered from substance addiction

    ​In the wake of Derek Boogaard's tragic death Friday at the age of 28, word emerged today that he had sought treatment for substance addiction at least twice in the past.The New York Post reported that Boogaard had been receiving counseling from the NHL/NHLPA Substance Abuse & Behavioral Healt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2011

    RIP Derek Boogaard: One of the sweetest tough guys to ever play hockey

    RIP Derek Boogaard​Derek Boogaard, the popular Wild enforcer who had signed with the New York Rangers, was found dead in his apartment Friday at the age of 28.Boogaard was found unresponsive by his brothers Ryan and Aaron at around 6 p.m. in his condo at 415 1st Street North in Minneapolis. It cou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Bad week for WCCO: First Dayton, now Gophers

    "The Good Neighbor" has a bad week.​Can you still be a "Good Neighbor" if everyone's moved away? Yesterday, we learned that WCCO-AM failed in its bid to snag Gov. Mark Dayton for a regular weekly radio show. Today, the University of Minnesota announced it was pulling the plug on all its long- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Doc's Manhattan at Bennett's warms the bourbon lover's soul

    This Manhattan is in St. Paul.​Doc's Manhattan$6.75Bennett's Chop and Railhouse1305 W. 7th St., St. Paul651.228.1408Stepping into Bennett's on the night of a Wild home game is a great neighborhood experience. The place is full of welcoming regulars, happy to offer up a seat at the bar. Folks are e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Burger Moe's opens for sports fans and families alike

    Sara RiceTopped with caramelized onions and Swiss and cheddar cheeses, this is one of 20 burgers on the menu​With the economy doing, uh, not so well, restaurateur Moe Sharif seized a chance to take over the former Il Vesco Vino space and expand his kingdom across the street. The result: an aff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    ESPN Magazine calls Target Field the best stadium in North America

    Screen grab via ESPN The MagazineThe Twins fancy new ballpark gets some ESPN love​We know the food's great. We know it's growing a soul. It's a hit with wildlife. And now we know that the Twins' fancy new Target Field is the best stadium in the country -- not just for baseball, or football, or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Bye Bye Boogeyman: Derek Boogaard to New York Rangers

    Nick VlcekWe won't have the Boogeyman to kick around opponents anymore​The Boogeyman is leaving the building.Wild enforcer Derek Boogaard has reportedly signed a four-year deal with the New York Rangers at $1.65 million a year, leaving all Minnesotans feeling just a little more vulnerable.Boogaard ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Derek Boogaard beatdown of D.J. King named Top 10 NHL fight

    Nick Vlcek for City PagesThe business end of the seventh best fight in the NHL: Derek "The Boogeyman" Boogaard​It's no secret that we're big fans of The Boogeyman.Now Wild enforcer Derek Boogaard can add another laurel to his brutal resume: his beatdown of D.J. King was named by Puck Daddy as the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 26, 2007
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    September 22, 2004

    Social Studies

    It is a happy, happy thing indeed that the happy hour endures

  • News

    March 17, 2004

    Wal-Mart Wants Your Job

    As the Retailing Behemoth Prepares to Open Its First Store in the Twin Cities Metro, Neighborhoods and Workers Brace Themselves for the Wal-Mart Treatment: Low Wages, Union Busting, and a Big, Friendly Smile

  • Restaurants

    November 22, 2000
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