It's clearly the summer of beer, or so our events list would suggest: Town Hall releases its latest brew, and the Twin Cities Beer Festival takes the Mall of America by storm this Week in Food. 8/7 Be one of the first folks to sample Town Hall's newest brew, MPLS (Minneapolis Pale Lager Style), wh ... More >>
Marijuana being confiscated by police in Maplewood State Park.A Maplewood hiker traveled off the beaten path and found himself in a field of green over the weekend. The hiker was walking through Maplewood State Park Sunday afternoon when he decided to step off the trail and explore the park by F ... More >>
WikipediaAfton State Park was empty during the shutdown.Eleven people vandalized Afton State Park over the weekend, taking advantage of the empty park during the state shutdown to wreak havoc, police say.The group is alleged to have torn off the roof of a cabin, started a fire and causing u ... More >>
The effects of the government's failure are still rolling out this week, as Governor Mark Dayton and the GOP continue their contentious budget negotiations today and Minnesota enters its fourth day of statewide shutdown. The Minnesota History Center has announced that tonight's "9 Nights of Music ... More >>
WikipediaThe Pillsbury A Mill today.Some people look at the Pillsbury A Mill building across the Mississippi from downtown Minneapolis and see a run-down heap of brick and stone. Developers look at it and see a cash cow. But the National Register of Historic Places looks at it sees one of Ameri ... 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 >>
Bachmann's porking for a bridge to Wisconsin.Rep. Michele Bachmann insists America is headed for socialism and bankruptcy because "porking" has gotten way out of control--unless, of course, you're talking about her pet bridge project to Wisconsin. She's about to submit a bill that does an end ru ... More >>
Author Jules NyquistIt's no surprise that the tastes and smells of certain foods trigger strong memories. But have you ever considered using those memories as a starting point for your own poetry, fiction, or short story? Local author Jules Nyquist (her latest chapbook, Appetites: Poems on F ... More >>
Michele Bachmann insists she saw a million Glenn Beck fans.Michele Bachmann insists there were a million people on hand for Glenn Beck's Restoring America rally in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. But that's a fraction of reality, according to AirPhotosLive.com.
Image via YouTubeThe stink is off the corpse flower's bloomFor a few short days, Perry the corpse flower really stank out the joint at Linnaeus Arboretum on the Gustavus Adolphus campus. But the rank stench of rotting meat from its big-as-a-human bloom is off. According to students posting on ... More >>
Fall claimed his faith made it OK to his young niece as a wifeJames Wallace Fall, a 59-year-old man who claimed his religious beliefs made it OK to take his 10-year-old niece as a wife and then sexually abuse her for years, is likely going to spend the rest of his life behind bars. He was s ... More >>
Twin Cities scene veteran Chris Koza goes for broke with ambitious project
Money magazine ranks the Minneapolis suburb No. 2 in the nation for its small-town charm and natural surroundings.
Just in time for your first dip in the chilly Minnesota lakes, some mystery manure spill comes along and ruins everything.
If you're not the type to drive to Chanhassen or Stillwater just for dinner--here are a few more stops to make the trip worth your while.
Monday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
Hey everybody, here's a fun new game to play in the comments! Connect bands via cover songs and try to make the longest chain possible. Style points awarded for variety. A good way to start is to think of some established artists who are down for the occasional cover (e.g. Johnny Cash, Devo, David B ... More >>
Is the Minneapolis Park Board considering selling a prime parcel on the Mississippi?
The case against Minnesota's 1.2 million forest-destroying, disease-spreading deer
Why is the city of Minneapolis dragging its feet on affordable housing?
Minnesota loggers take the U.S. Forest Service and the tree-huggers to court on the unlikeliest of gripes
A one-man, three-ring circus named Chris Wells takes his monumental muse on the road in Liberty!
Shaken and Stirred: Lola Lesheim in Eugene O'Neill's melodrama Anna Christie.
The timber wolf, along with baby harp seals, was an environmental-movement poster child. But biologists have found wolves don't need wilderness to prosper. They need, simply, something to eat and to be more or less left alone.