Needing to move snow away from his greenhouses, a Gilman farmer named Greg Novak got creative.SEE ALSO: Check out this awesome snow shark created by three New Brighton brothers [PHOTO]With the help of a silage blower, fenced-in silos, a 61-foot auger, and a 55-gallon barrel, Novak built a gigantic s ... More >>
Winter can be rough -- especially when temperatures could hit lows of frickin' 50 to 60 degrees below zero early next week -- so us Minnesotans gotta take advantage of whatever silver linings we can.SEE ALSO: Duluth TV anchors fake being outside from warm comfort of studio [IMAGE] One lining of that ... 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 >>
This year's Zombie Pub Crawl IX: Quarantine, happening October 12, is already shaping up to be another brain-binger, especially for beer-drinkers. Schell's Grain Belt just released its Brain Belt Cranium, a beer designed exclusively for the crawl, and the cans look even cooler, greener, and mor ... More >>
It's still unclear why Matthew Vanhofwegen was shot multiple times last month by a single police rifle. The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, a division of the MN Department of Public Safety, says an investigation is "active and ongoing."SEE ALSO: Baby shot in north Mpls [UPDATES]Court documents sugg ... More >>
The state agency investigating a police shooting in New Brighton has released the name of the officer and the suspect involved, but has provided few details of what went down.For instance, the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, a division of the MN Department of Public Safety, is not saying why the su ... More >>
You've made it over the mid-week uphill battle, and it's time to go treat yourself to something ice-cold, refreshing, and definitely full o' hops. Since it's Craft Beer Week, this is the week to go out and indulge in some new craft beers and meet the brewing geniuses behind the beer. We've compile ... More >>
Whether you're celebrating the gorgeous weather or marriage equality today, there's just something about the way an ice-cold craft beer can soothe that summer-starved thirst that's been hanging around all spring winter. Here are today's smattering of events around the Twin Cities and greater Minneso ... More >>
In July, President Obama signed legislation banning synthetic pot. The new federal law came on the heels of repeated state-level efforts to crack down on synthetic drugs here in Minnesota.SEE ALSO:-- Duluth's Last Place on Earth raided as new synthetic drug crackdown goes into effect-- Adam Budge, 1 ... More >>
The Twin Cities have a great and growing beer scene. I've spent the last year traveling the upper Midwest visiting breweries and tasting brews. I've been to about 130 and can say with some authority that the beers brewed in the Twin Cities are among the best in the region. We've got some great brewp ... More >>
Officials moved on, but neighborhood never got help
Kling built MPR from a small station in Collegeville, Minnesota.Bill Kling has come a long way since he started what is now Minnesota Public Radio 45 years ago. He's now the outgoing CEO of one of the most financially sustainable and commercially successful radio empires in the country -- whi ... More >>
Not the Taj Mahal, but better than your school.Any minute now, all those families who abandoned Minneapolis and St. Paul for Edina, Minnetonka, and other assorted Twin Cities suburbs "for the great schools" are going to be sticking "for sale" signs on their front lawns, right? Nah. Just kid ... More >>
Forum goes to the grave, but Rachel's *finally* opens...NOW OPEN Morgan's New World Tavern (14201 Nicollet Ave. S., Burnsville) The Nicollet (1931 Nicollet Ave. S., Minneapolis) Glory Days Bar & Grill (500 Fifth Ave NW, New Brighton) Modern Times (3200 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis) Sugar Pop (MSP ... More >>
Glory Days Bar and GrillIn 2011, it's difficult to understand where the concept of the sports bar originated. With multiple and massive flat-panel HDTVs in just about every bar or restaurant in town--regardless of theme or philosophy--it's not easy to remember a time when the sports bar could ... More >>
Zachary Lyle Spader: Not a do-gooder.Habitat for Humanity is in the business of making people's lives better by helping them build their own homes. Zachary Lyle Spader, a Habitat employee, was in the business of making the organization's life worse: He swindled it out of $90,000.
Photo by Jason Taellious, Flickr.Spader admitted to his bosses pocketing about $60,000.Zachary Spader, formerly a manager of the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, was charged in Ramsey County this week for allegedly pocketing tens of thousands from the store. Police now say Spader could be on t ... More >>
Coco Mault via Flickr.comThis Saturday will begin with a bang for New Londoners as a starting gunshot announces a 120-mile antique car run to New Brighton. The event features pre-1920s vehicles, and because they are unable to go faster than about 18 miles per hour (not because it's forbidden, ... More >>
Photo: banspyAnthony Smeby was found passed out behind the wheel of the stolen carWhen Ramsey County Sheriff's deputies finally tracked down the car he's accused of taking at gunpoint in Dinkytown, Anthony Smeby didn't prove to be much of a challenging arrest. He was passed out behind the car ... More >>
Minneapolis police say a suspect has been arrested in the murder of 16-year-old Andrew Battees. Thomas Joseph Neeland, 26, is currently in custody at the Hennepin County Jail on a charge of probable cause murder. Minneapolis cops found Battees early in the morning of June 13 laying in the fr ... More >>
Screengrab via WCCOThe pictures on the TV news last night were pretty disturbing: Caiden Hendrickson, 3, and his little brother, 14-month-old Cameron, laying in hospital beds at Hennepin County Medical Center, horribly burned. The two boys were injured after their tent caught fire on Friday ... More >>
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The Twin Cities dirty dozen we're thankful to see go away
The 39-year-old victim of a tragic, fatal accident in St. Paul late Sunday night had plans for a better life.
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning in parts of Hennepin, Anoka and Ramsey Counties. This warning is in effect until 2:45 p.m.
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Salah Osman Ahmed, 26, of New Brighton, Minn. is accused of supporting terrorism, lying to authorities, and planning to kill people outside of the country.
Ramsey County Sheriff fends off charges of cronyism
A New Brighton woman says Little Caesars sneaked money out of her paycheck.
The New Brighton Tri-City American Legion will host an audiophile's delight this Sunday.
Inspired by comic books, ordinary citizens are putting on masks to fight crime
Minneapolis's newest wine bar, Toast, allows you to drink like any number of rural villagers, steps from the skyscrapers of downtown
In the capital city, a generation of younger, harder, more randomly violent gangsters wage war on themselves
Two new restaurants reinvigorate what was a seriously depressing local Indian food scene
Depleted uranium: A deadly tool in the U.S. arsenal
Acting with maggots and channeling hermaphrodites, performer Heidi Arneson parades her inner monster
Local exhibitionists throw a party of one in Intermedia Arts' "Absolute Originals"
Nymphomaniacal roommates! Meta-Willy Lomans! Dancing Canadians! City Pages reports from the biggest, baddest Minnesota Fringe Festival to date
Gangland fears, carjackings, welfare-bashing: The O'Kasick brothers' crime spree--which ended 40 years ago this week--had it all.
Races to watch in the metro area.
On the road with the Concrete Farm dance collective and a big rig.