Criminal sexual conduct charges brought against John Robert Lind were dismissed earlier this month even though police say he admitted ejaculating in his co-worker's coffee on at least two occasions. Judge Patrick Diamond wrote that the charges of fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct and attempted f ... More >>
When the much publicized Taproom Bill, or Surly Bill, passed in 2011, it gave the green light for a brewing boom in Minnesota. But for John Moore, co-owner of Barley John's Brew Pub in New Brighton, it was the final insult after years of striving for legislative action that would allow his business ... More >>
Can't get enough of Town Hall? Wondering when they might open a fourth location? Good news: Town Hall Brewery is currently eyeing the former site of Little Jack's Steakhouse in northeast Minneapolis. See also: Take a peek inside the remodeled Town Hall Brewery
:::: UPDATE :::: This afternoon, Paula Zumberge was charged with the same counts of second-degree murder and attempted murder her husband faces. Paula's counts pertain to "aiding and abetting" rather than the murder itself, but the consequences are the same. A Ramsey County Jail official says she's ... More >>
Today, New Brighton resident Neal Zumberge was charged with second-degree murder and second-degree attempted murder for allegedly shooting up a couple who lived next to him Monday evening following a dispute over their habit of feeding deer in their yard, among other beefs.According to the charges, ... More >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
Plus: Unibrow bandit strikes with furrowed fierceness
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.
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
It's no shocker that the Midwest, often referred to as the Grain Belt, makes great beer. And though lately Minnesota has experienced a beer renaissance of sorts with brands such as Surly and Summit, as well as notable brewpubs like Town Hall, Minnesotans have been producing beer as far back as colon ... More >>
"I glance in my rear-view mirror, and I saw the bridge collapse right behind me. It just disappeared."
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
The latest round in the ongoing battle to ram a publicly subsidized Twins stadium into law despite widespread opposition to the concept occurred last night during a marathon session of the local government committee in the Minnesota House. The key vote of the evening was on an amendment by Rep. Fr ... More >>
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
Nymphomaniacal roommates! Meta-Willy Lomans! Dancing Canadians! City Pages reports from the biggest, baddest Minnesota Fringe Festival to date
On the road with the Concrete Farm dance collective and a big rig.