The above billboard towers above the Minneapolis Public Schools headquarters at 1250 West Broadway Avenue.WHAT A DIFFERENCE A FEW MONTHS MAKE: MPS takes a couple heat days: Top 10 tweetsIndeed, in 2012, 50.1 percent of MPS students graduated from high school in four years, compared to 77.6 percent s ... More >>
A semi-circle of colorfully decorated trucks held court outside Harriet Brewing this summer, luring fans with seductive scents of bulgogi, fried pork belly, and Argentinian empanadas. The first food truck rally organized by the Minnesota Food Truck Association (MNFTA) was such a success, they're now ... More >>
Without question, a gathering of food trucks is cause for celebration. Throw in some beer and local music and it's likely an evening of fun. Now, not every gathering has been a huge success, poor planning and high prices have plagued some other truck events. The difference with this event is that it ... More >>
The combination of good wine, great music, and a tranquil vineyard in beautiful Stillwater proved to be quite a rousing success last summer. So much so that the good folks at Rock the Cause are putting on their fourth annual Rock the Vine once again at Saint Croix Vineyards in June, with a host of f ... More >>
After the resounding success of 2012's Mid West Music Fest in Winona, event organizers have just announced the dates as well as their ambitious musical plans for this year's festival. The 2013 Mid West Music Fest is set for April 18-20, taking place in a wide array of venues spread throughout Winona ... More >>
The local coffee wizards at Dogwood coffee announced recently that they are going to be raising funds for a nonprofit organization called Charity: Water. Dogwood is trying to collect $10,000 to provide clean drinking water to an area in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia. Dogwood has already don ... More >>
Financial chicanery goes beyond recount
SEE ALSO: MNGOP: Alleged recount debt conspiracy could mean jail time for Sutton, dissolution of partyAn email obtained by the Minnesota Campaign Finance Board suggests the MNGOP's alleged illegal financial shenanigans might not have been limited to the effort to pay legal bills stemming from the th ... More >>
The ladies room at Pub 500 in Mankato received an odd distinction today. It is, according to a nonprofit group called Healthy Brains for Children, the first bathroom in the world to house a pregnancy-test dispenser.
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Rebecca Otto: Stillwater made unauthorized TIF expenditure.The State Auditor has referred Stillwater to the county attorney's office in a fight over an $80,000 tax "donation" gone wrong. In July, the city "donated" $80,000 to a non-profit, the Coalition for the St. Croix River Crossing, a group ... More >>
Romania has been experiencing a taste of the Minneapolis scene with a new series of shows called Synergy, a tour that weaves through the eastern European country showcasing Minneapolis and California groups alongside Romanian locals. Local bands Switzerlind and Estate join up with Dena out of Los ... More >>
City of MinneapolisHomegrown Minneapolis wants you to grow veggies like these on a vacant lotHave you been wondering how you're ever going to cram three tomato plants into an apartment window box? Then apply to lease one of the 12 vacant lots the City of Minneapolis is making available this ... More >>
Jon McTaggart has big shoes to fill.American Public Media has opted to hire from the inside to replace Bill Kling, the only CEO the organization has ever known. Jon McTaggart, APMG's senior vice president and chief operating officer, will take over his new duties on July 1. The organization ... More >>
Ignite! Apparently banning gay marriage is sort of like starting a fire.The Minnesota Family Council is trying to raise $4.7 million for its effort to pass an amendment to the state's constitution banning gay marriage. In a brochure emblazoned with fiery images [see it here], the conservative g ... More >>
Though they have gallery shows and events planned through the rest of the year, the SooVAC might have to close its doors early if it doesn't come up with some quick cash. A non-profit arts organization, the gallery space relies on grants, art purchases, and donations to stay afloat. Unfortuna ... More >>
Image by tsuacctnt via FlikrYou have probably already noticed bike stations filled with neon-yellow bicycles popping up virtually everywhere around the city this summer. Or maybe you have already paid the $5 to test-drive some wheels on an afternoon stroll or commute to work.In an effort to enc ... More >>
Meet the Minnesotans shaping our future
The AP reports that a new Panera Bread shop location in Clayton, Mo., an upscale St. Louis suburb, has no prices on its menu. The nonprofit store has the same menu as the chain's 1,400 other locations, but customers are asked to simply pay what they choose for their meal, a la Radiohead, our ... More >>
Photo courtesy Julie PearceJulie Pearce comforts an earthquake victim in HaitRemember Julie "Jitterbug" Pearce, the former reporter at KBJR-TV in Duluth who quit her job to put her nursing skills to work with relief efforts in Haiti after the massive earthquake there in January? She says sh ... More >>
Source: Wilder FoundationNew data from the Wilder Foundation shows that homelessness in Minnesota is climbing again steeply. The non-profit's Wilder Research arm found 9,452 homeless adults, youth, and children in shelters, transitional housing, and on the streets, up from 7,751 in 2006. T ... More >>
A new study by a Harvard think tank finds there may be a sustainable future for sites such as MinnPost.
The 39-year-old victim of a tragic, fatal accident in St. Paul late Sunday night had plans for a better life.