You don't need to be Paul Bunyan or Babe the Blue Ox to call yourself a Minnesotan. In the Land of 10,000 Lakes, there are plenty of sayings ("Don'tcha know!") that have been passed down throughout the years -- and a few that are singularly our own. Here are some things you'll hear more than a few ... More >>
"Yah, you betcha!" "Oh, fer gosh sake." "Awwww jeez." For better or worse, these are sayings that are associated with Minnesota. Although you'd probably have to go to your 80-year-old grandmother's church basement mixer to hear those in regular conversation uttered without a drop of irony. W ... More >>
As both leaves and temperatures start to fall, there's another noticeable change that comes about with the turning of the seasons: fewer food trucks on the road. This year, some will brave the cold, some will hibernate for winter, and others will choose to limit their appearances to certain events. ... More >>
Editor's Note: We have painstakingly researched breakfast across the Twin Cities one bite at a time for the past few months and have compiled our findings here for you. Breakfast. Most days it's just cereal, a piece of fruit, or one of those sad grab-and-go muffins at the gas station. But when you ... More >>
MNGOP-endorsed U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden's first major TV ad elicited criticism, and considering "groin gate," how could he possibly have expected otherwise? But instead of taking it on the chin or defending the head-scratching spot, his campaign decided to purge his Facebook page of negat ... More >>
A few weeks ago, we highlighted the hashiest hash browns and bonniest Benedicts in St. Paul. Then we explored every syrup-soaked nook and cranny of the best pancakes and waffles in Minneapolis. But all you real-life Ron Swansons and Leslie Knopes weren't satisfied. You wanted the lowdown on even mor ... More >>
Some would argue a negative reaction is better than no reaction at all, and that's essentially the line MNsure officials are taking in response to a startlingly negative analysis of the health exchange's controversial $1.5 million Paul Bunyan ad campaign.The Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox ads ran from ... More >>
Sisyphus Brewing, after launching a Kickstarter campaign last month to fund a mural on their exterior wall, has surpassed its goal, securing $8,836 for local artists Jawsh and Adam Turman to carry out the mural design pictured above. See also: Sisyphus Brewing launches Kickstarter for mural [IMAGE ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. We get things going at Local Frames this week with an intimate Spaces Session from John Mark Nelson, featuring three new songs from his forthcoming album. We've also got new ... More >>
This afternoon, the conservative Minnesota Jobs Coalition sent City Pages a new ad that has fun at the expense of MNsure Executive Director April Todd-Malmlov, who generated unfortunate headlines yesterday thanks to the two-week vacation she took late last month while the state's new health online e ... More >>
For each of the past five years, the Minnesota Beatle Project put together by Vega Productions has consistently been one of the best local compilations. And Volume 5, out December 3, is no exception. All of the proceeds going to support music and art education in Minnesota public schools. The roste ... More >>
When MNsure -- the state health insurance marketplace that's Minnesota's take on Obamacare -- went live last Tuesday, it was messy. About half of all users trying to create an account couldn't get past the glitchy identity check step, and many others had to deal with long delays.But a week later, ... More >>
-- Update at bottom --From the Taking Yourself Too Seriously files:Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht is offended by how the state's new MNSure health exchange ads have fun with Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, two Minnesota folk heroes that are closely associated with their huge roadside statues in Bemid ... More >>
The rejoicing that began at midnight at City Hall spread blissfully throughout the early morning hours, as the first of many same-sex couples were married in Minnesota. And those warm emotions spread all the way to Washington, as Rep. Keith Ellison celebrated marriage equality in Minnesota with a li ... More >>
The iconic director emerges with one of his most ambitious films yet, Django Unchained
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Related:Top 20 best Minnesota musiciansFirst Avenue's 20 best concertsMinneapolis music scene named second-best in the U.S.50 cool facts about the Minnesota music sceneCountless songwriters have found inspiration in the Land of 10,000 Lakes over the years, and even more have hit upon something revel ... More >>
Just like Paul Bunyan, we were Born This Way.The internets just loaded an epithet cannon and fired it directly at all of our faces. In an official ruling via infographic, BuzzFeed has decreed Minnesota the most hipster state in the U.S. And they offer some artful pop-culture cherry-picking a ... More >>
The latest Minnesota meme to hit YouTube is a local parody of Katy Perry's hit "California Gurls," called "Minnesota Gurls." The song was penned by a group of kids from Fridley who go by the name Dime and Peppimoo (with help from their pals Cookie and Twizzler), and since it was posted at the beg ... More >>
Photo by Tambako the JaguarSpring life in Bemidji got a little less sleepy yesterday when two lion cubs escaped for a little adventure in town. But wait a second. Lions in Bemidji? Where have we been? Last time we were there, Paul Bunyan and Babe were the top attractions. Marjan and Aslan, the 6 ... More >>
It's a slick operation, but too many dishes disappoint
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A Midwestern designer unknowingly starts an argument. It ends with tears. Until it really ends with a revelation.
The Vikings blew it; the Gophers got axed, the Twins lost Neshek for all of next season, the T-wolves losing streak hits EIGHT. Thank god for the Wild.
International Marketplace quietly offers cuisine treats
A former judge accuses retiring Supreme Court Chief Justice Russell Anderson of playing politics
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Celebrating the end of Ramadan at the Mall of America
In which Dara seeks great Minnesota wine in all the wrong places, and finds it anyway
The great Minnesota brain freeze: 82 chances to cheat with Google and win valuable prizes!
Searchlights dazzled overhead. Champagne flowed in the streets. And it all started at the dome.
Baxterization, beaten paths, and the great riparian land rush of northern Minnesota
If you're like me, you couldn't get enough "Prairie Home Companion" movie news! And how about "North Country," which was filming, um, up north? Charlize Theron was in our state!!! Woody Harrelson is in both movies! Crazy! Anyway, to hell with both of them. Between showing the backstage antics of som ... More >>
A City Pages contest
They laughed. They cried. They used the "F" word. They wore funny wigs... and we were there
A new Lyn-Lake pizza joint combines do-gooding, fun, and pizza to charming effect
Why is Governor Tim Pawlenty leaving Minnesota film out in the cold?
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Michael Chabon throws a curve with a youth baseball fantasy
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