• Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    St. Paul perv janitor Walter Happel allegedly got away with sexually abusing kids for 30 years

    In March, Walter Happel, a 62-year-old Newport resident and longtime janitor who most recently worked at the Linwood Monroe Arts Plus School in St. Paul, was charged with felony interference with privacy for allegedly sticking his perverted head under a bathroom stall while a 12-year-old student was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    The five creepiest allegations facing alleged St. Paul perv janitor Walter Happel

    Walter Happel, a Newport resident and longtime janitor who most recently worked at the Linwood Monroe Arts Plus School in St. Paul, faces a felony count of interference with privacy for allegedly sticking his perverted head under a bathroom stall while a 12-year-old student was in there on February ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Kyle's Market vandal says the window smashing was in response to "poison" cigarettes

    See Also:Neighborhood rallies around Kyle's Market and Calhoun Pet Supply owner after racist vandalismSince someone smashed the windows of Kyle's Market and Calhoun Pet Supply in the early morning of June 12, the owner of both shops, Fuliang Zhou, who goes by Joe, has been on edge, waiting for polic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Did Jesus manifest himself in Newport woman's potato chip? [PHOTO]

    Carol Isaak found comfort in what she took to be a sign from above that everything will be alright. The administrator of the Potato Association of America isn't so sure.Newport resident Isaak, 67, cracked open a bag of ripple-style Clancy's chips the night before Easter. She had just gotten her snac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    The Munchies food awards include several local nominees

    The recipe-swap, dinner-inspiration, and food-porn website Tablespoon, recently announced nominees for the Munchies, their first ever People's Choice-style food and restaurant awards. They're  judged by an expert panel that includes hometown star Andrew Zimmern, and the nominees include well-kn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Torii Hunter: Cops 'drew guns on me'

    Former Twins centerfielder Torii Hunter learned the hard way last night that his home security system works really well. Hunter, who now plays for the Angels, started tweeting about a not-so-friendly run in with Newport police around 5:20. According to Hunter, he accidentally set off his alarm w ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    February 29, 2012

    Colossal Cafe expands to St. Paul

    Second branch is bigger with more options

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    St. Vincent rebukes crowd during Pearl Jam cover, adds First Ave. show

    ​Those of you who didn't get a chance to see St. Vincent's entrancing sold-out performances at the Walker in October (and even those of you who did) now have another opportunity to see Annie Clark and company bring the songs of Strange Mercy to life, as St. Vincent have just announced a stop a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    Month in Review: Open, Closed, Coming Soon September '11

    Blue Plate's Lowry and the Bachelor Farmer were this month's big openings.​NOW OPEN The Public House (former N. Washington Cafe) Amsterdam (former Pop! St. Paul) Adagio Cafe and Espresso (former Dragonfly) Urban Bean II (former Muddy Waters) Bachelor Farmer (Dayton bros.) The Lowry (Blue Plate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    RIP Tinucci's Woodbury

    Tinucci's Newport location is still open. ​Tinucci's, the restaurant famously trashed by former Viking Randy Moss, has decided to close its Woodbury location. The South Washington County Bulletin talked to owner Greg Tinucci, who said the reason behind the closure was not for lack of busines ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Atmosphere announce 21-date 'Family Tour'

    Photo by Dan Monick​With their seventh full-length album, The Family Sign, due out April 12, Atmosphere have announced a 21-date 'Family Tour' that will kick off April 20 in Colombus. The tour doesn't include any local dates just yet (the group will complete their five-date loop of the outer areas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Tinucci's: We eat the lunch Randy Moss dissed

    Were Moss's criticisms legit? We ate at Tinucci's to find out.​Even though Randy Moss doesn't make his living as a food critic, he might be the harshest one in town. "I wouldn't feed this [expletive] to my [expletive] dog," he famously said of the food that Tinucci's restaurant provided after ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Tinucci's offers free Randy Moss-themed lunch

    Moss's antics lead to...a free buffet!​When an athlete acts like an asshat, the best thing a 52-year-old business can do about it is generate a little publicity. That's what Tinucci's Restaurant in Newport (396 21st St., 651.459.3211) plans to do in response to Randy Moss's recent diss of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Randy Moss's biggest sin: Dissing the Vikings buffet

    "I wouldn't feed this to my [expletive] dog!"​Randy Moss may have done a lot--a lot--of assholey things in his football career-- bumping a traffic cop with his car, leaving the field before the end of the game, and pretending to moon Green Bay fans (well, OK, that was just funny)--but Moss's m ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 28, 2010
  • Music

    April 28, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Al Kooper talks Dylan, Conan, Hendrix, and lifetime in the music business

    All photos courtesy​INTERVIEW BY RICK MASONKeyboardist, guitarist, songwriter and producer Al Kooper's uncanny presence and participation in landmark musical events over the past half-century have made him the rock equivalent of Forrest Gump or Zelig. His long association with Bob Dyl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2009

    St. Paul man denied bail after 18th drunken driving arrest

    The arrest was part of a busy few days for the state patrol, as a major snow storm settled over Minnesota.

  • Calendar

    October 28, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Gaslight Anthem announce rescheduled Minneapolis show

    The Springsteen-loving Jersey boys will play Epic on October 3.

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    Bob Dylan: A YouTube Compendium

    Bob-Dylan-0002.jpgA rundown of video highlights from the last 46 years of Dylan's impressive, unpredictable career.

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2008

    10/3 Morning Must Reads

    Friday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.

  • News

    August 31, 2005
  • Blogs

    August 23, 2005

    Crime blotter: Pipe jobs

    On July 10th, at about 10:30 p.m. St. Paul police officers were called to the former Stroh's Brewery on Minnehaha Avenue to investigate a burglary. When officers entered the facility, according to a criminal complaint filed in Ramsey County District Court earlier this month, they observed a man in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2004
  • News

    July 14, 2004

    A Friend in Need

    Stephen Rondestvedt was more than an attorney in the eyes of his clients. He was a friend, and often their only advocate. Which made it pretty easy to rob them blind.

  • Music

    December 5, 2001

    No Rock Stars Need Apply

    A Hangdog Comeback From the "Other" Dylan

  • News

    October 24, 2001

    Organized Slaughter

    Falling carcasses and untreated injuries: Meatpackers at Dakota Premium Foods were driven to form a union. But not even that got the company's attention.

  • Books

    January 17, 2001

    Live Wires

    Armed with new evidence linking power lines and cancer, activists appeal to the courts

  • Restaurants

    July 5, 2000
  • News

    July 21, 1999

    Sunfish Lake: The Phantom Menace

    NSP says its power-line project is just a routine upgrade. Scientists promise there's nothing to fear. But in this tony St. Paul suburb, there's talk of miscarriages, cancer, and lawsuits.

  • News

    December 2, 1998

    Shot in the Dark

    Three photographers on the graveyard shift shoot the Cities' dark side

  • Music

    March 18, 1998

    Blues People

    In 1965, the field recordings of the Bahamas were an island unto themselves. Thirty years later, it's a small world after all.

  • News

    April 2, 1997

    LSGI Again?

    The City appears headed toward another lawsuit over property on Nicollet Mall

  • News

    March 5, 1997

    Going After Ashland Oil

    Ginger Sanders, like a lot of Pine Bend area residents, believes her home is in the middle of a cancer cluster, but officials from industry and the state say they see no problem.

  • Restaurants

    December 18, 1996