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  • News

    April 9, 2014

    The sweat life of urban saunas in Minnesota

    Twin Cities locals celebrate hot Finnish traditions behind steamy doors

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    Top 10 surprisingly tasty foods that come in tubes

    If you've ever been to Ingebretsen's, you've probably encountered tube food. The Scandinavian specialty shop offers around ten varieties of food in tubes, from caviar, to cheese spread, to plain ol' mayonnaise. By American standards, Ingebretsen's selection is massive, but compared to Sweden's, it j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2014

    Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges live tweets Die Hard

    New Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges is wasting no time in trying to one-up her predecessor's hipster credentials.SEE ALSO: Betsy Hodges unveils her party musicThough she has yet to crowdsurf like R.T. Rybak, Hodges took to Twitter tonight to live tweet Die Hard.

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    Honey and Rye Bakehouse now open in St. Louis Park

    For Honey and Rye Bakehouse co-owners Emily Ackerman and Anne Andrus, food has always been part of their foundation. "We met in 6th grade during lunch," says Ackerman. "Our friend Lyndsey brought our two groups of friends together. We were sitting across the lunch table from each other." Years ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    The 25 Best Forgotten 1990s Food Commercials

    In honor of the Totally Sweet '90s Book Launch Party at Magers & Quinn, we compiled a whole slew of our favorite (and sadly, discontinued) foods available during the 1990s... and their respective commercial gems.

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Pearson acquires Bit-O-Honey: A reaction from a local fanatic

    As the unrivaled number-one fan of Bit-O-Honey in the Twin Cities--and possibly the universe--it's hard to characterize the complex set of emotions I was confronted with Wednesday upon learning that Pearson Candy Company has acquired Bit-O-Honey. The St. Paul based confectioner famous for it's Salte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    Thanksgiving canned goods test positive for toxic chemical

    Canned cranberries: They're worse than you think‚ÄčIf your Thanksgiving dinner shopping list includes Ocean Spray Jellied Cranberry Sauce and Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup, you might want to give the can opener a rest and start re-thinking your menu. A new report reveals the presence of the toxi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Lucas Baiano makes Tim Pawlenty's over-the-top campaign ads

    Lucas Baiano turned T-Paw into an action hero.‚ÄčEvery time we see another of those hilariously over-the-top campaign ads for Tim Pawlenty, with their pulsating soundtracks, cut-away shots, weird angles, and contrived lighting, we ask ourselves the same question: Who made those things? Lucas Baiano ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    DiGiorno Pizza and Cookies makes life worth living

    What has science done?​"In a few years it will read Pizza and Cookies and Weed." That was the first comment that made sense to us when we saw DiGiorno's latest product: a cheese or pepperoni pizza packaged with Toll House cookie dough in one giant $8 box labeled "Pizza and Cookies." Yes, we al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Elizabeth Dehn turns a meal into a face mask

    photo by Megan Norman​Former Minnesota Monthly lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn left the world of magazines earlier this year to devote herself entirely to, a blog of "one girl's guide to the good life." The site reviews beauty products and services, and Dehn has recently touted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2009

    Top 10: Food safety news stories of 2009

    Put down that peanut butter and that roll of cookie dough. Here's the Top 10 food safety news stories of the year.

  • Restaurants

    December 16, 2009

    Sweets Bakeshop and Sugar Sugar candy

    Both shops offer delicious perspective on sweets

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    Cookie dough new cause for concern

    Stoners and small children beware: Raw cookie dough sickens dozens across the U.S.

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    Pearson's celebrates a century of candy making

    We wish Pearson's still made the Chicken Dinner Bar, but we'll be satisfied to celebrate wtih a Salted Nut Roll!

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2009

    Salmonella? E. Coli? You're on your own

    The New York Times reports that food companies are increasintly unable to guarantee the safety of their frozen food products. Zoinks!

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    Local ad agency adding food accounts to its roster

    Minneapolis ad agency Fallon has been scoring new food and beverage clients of late.

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    Co-ops should give bottled water the boot

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    TC Daily Planet asks: If bottled water is an environmental a ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    March 12, 2008

    Ramsey is a coffee hot spot

    Some of the world's best java comes through the Minnesota town

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2006

    4/10: Morning Communique

    Doctors worry the Hajj has all the ingredients for an epidemic, Volkswagen scoops Ralph Lauren and Nestle on domain name, Mac System 7 flash simulation, a virtual tour of the 1906 Earthquake, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • News

    February 23, 2005

    No. 1?

    America by the numbers

  • Music

    May 12, 2004
  • News

    April 12, 2000

    It's a Wrap

    The Mpls/St. Paul International Film Festival swaddles the Cities in cinema

  • Feature

    June 1, 1998

    No Place to Hide

    Plastics-related toxic chemicals are finding their way into everything--including baby milk

  • Feature

    December 4, 1996