Residents of Loring Park and comedy fans, the time has arrived: Sisyphus Brewing, the craft brewery from local comedian Sam Harriman, will open at noon on Friday, July 11. Located near the Walker and Loring Park at 712 Ontario West, the new brewery has a unique set-up, featuring onsite only consumpt ... More >>
Vancouver trio the Courtneys have fashioned a perpetual summer. It lives in the playful demeanor of their self-made workout videos, personality quiz and snapback caps. It lives in their ability to not take themselves too seriously. And it flourishes on the ramshackle joyride of their spirited self-t ... More >>
How do you know you're deep in the throes of food truck season in the Twin Cities? Weekday lunch hours are spent trolling Nicollet Mall for the one truck you've yet to try. Farmers market shopping trips are easily sidetracked by paper boats full of bacon-wrapped tots. You've become an expert at scou ... More >>
GOP U.S. Senate hopeful Mike McFadden has been taking a lot of fire from local Democrats recently. Yesterday, he got some national attention, though it's not really the sort he wants.The reason? BuzzFeed's Andrew Kaczynski did some digging and discovered the scenic banner photo McFadden is using on ... More >>
Crane Lake resident Rob Scott recently caught the above lake trout on Lac La Croix, a lake straddling the border between Minnesota and Ontario.SEE ALSO: Gigantic, extremely rare albino muskie caught on Twin Cities lake [PHOTO] Scott told the Duluth News Tribune that the fish, caught on the Canadian ... More >>
-- Update at bottom --Here's what we know: Yesterday, Jim Kowalski, the man who founded Kowalski's Markets with his wife 30 years ago, died during a fishing trip in a remote portion of Ontario.SEE ALSO: In Minnesota, most Missed Connections happen at the grocery store [MAP] But a day later, the cir ... More >>
Over the course of their distinguished 30-plus years in the music industry, Meat Puppets have brazenly ignored trends, hype, and expectations, while simply going about things their own distinctive way. Formed by brothers Curt and Cris Kirkwood in Phoenix in the early '80s, Meat Puppets were one of t ... More >>
This is a date that many folk-rock fans in the Midwest have been waiting for. Mumford & Sons have just announced a new stretch of The Full English tour dates that will bring them across the United States to several cities that often get left off major tour schedules. And then there's the Twin Ci ... More >>
Montreal has become a wellspring for innovative electro-talent. The fact that Majical Cloudz has just been signed to Matador Records adds to the proof of that. The project of Devon Walsh may have first materialized on public radar through the form of Grimes -- his dear friend, who hails from the sam ... More >>
What do you do to promote a tour of aging boy bands while still trying to titillate a fan base that has grown older right along with the past-their-prime groups? In the case of the upcoming New Kids on the Block (NKOTB), 98 Degrees, and Boyz II Men joint jaunt through the U.S., you call it "The Pack ... More >>
Great Lake Swimmers Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis Thursday, May 3, 2012 The Great Lake Swimmers have had a decade to build up a fan base of committed, ardent followers that they can, apparently, do no wrong by. The Ontario-based six-member band were met at the Cedar last night by an adoring cro ... More >>
Great Lake Swimmers have built their decade-long musical career around deep, hushed folk-pop that, at times, can be breathtakingly lo-fi. Over the course of their slowly-evolving releases, Great Lake Swimmers -- and, really, Tony Dekker, band founder and lead songwriter/vocalist -- have cultivated a ... More >>
Just so we're all caught up, One Direction is a British boy band. They are an extremely popular British boy band who got a springboard from the talent competition The X-Factor. So popular, in fact, that they can fill New York's Madison Square Garden with little more than a couple of grins from their ... More >>
Am I the only one who has trouble reconciling the idea that Coldplay circa 2011 is the same Coldplay that released Parachutes back in 2000? Having never seen the group live, I always imagined my first Coldplay show would be in a stuffy theater somewhere, in a red velvet seat tailor-made for sitti ... More >>
Those hoping to catch Tricky live at the Varsity Theater last night were saddened by the news yesterday afternoon that the trip-hop phenom would not be performing. Little reason was given for the cancellation beyond travel delays due to the inclement weather, but an article in the Toronto Star sh ... More >>
Photo: Lily The Black Bear/FacebookCal was fitted with a radio collar in May.The North American Bear Center near Ely has lost another research subject. Cal, the brother of Internet sensation Lily the black bear, was killed even though he was wearing a radio collar. Sarah the research bear wa ... More >>
The mysterious singer songwriter will release an album in 2010 on Drag City, and will play the Cedar this April.
U.S. women's curling team hopes to win big in Vancouver
Wednesday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
This time they picked the wrong country
Ontario dairy farmer takes on Canada's raw milk ban.
Readers respond to "What's the matter with Cole?"
The last time we talked to the Dutchman, a local vets advocate rolling across America to Manhattan in his wheelchair, he was camped-out on the lawn outside a Wal-Mart in Madison, Wisconsin. Two months later, he's in Ontario, Canada, making his way down the side of Highway 3. "I'm on my third chair," ... More >>
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Frank Theatre follows two friends to the odd side of Ontario; Dean J. Seal sorts through the scraps of his past
No one's giving much thought to Ralph Nader's running mate. But it has never been a good idea to underestimate Winona LaDuke.
Twins rookie Corey Koskie and baseball's Canadian invasion
A new plan for disposing of metro-area sewage has critics crying foul
Just when St. Paul's City Council thought they could put the battle to bed, the Travel Inn's owner comes up with his own solution
Inmate artists and prison instructors talk about life on the inside