Paul Bunyan

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2014

    20 Things You Say That Make You a Minnesotan

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2014

    20 Things You Never Hear Minnesotans Say

    "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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2014

    What Happens to Twin Cities Food Trucks Over the Winter?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    30 best breakfasts in the Twin Cities

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    Mike McFadden scrubs negative Facebook comments, fills void with positivity from intern

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2014

    The 10 best breakfasts in the Twin Cities suburbs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    Paul Bunyan ads resulted in people disliking MNsure, analysis says

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    Sisyphus completes Kickstarter for beer mural and reveals artists' sketch

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    Top 10 must-see Minnesota music videos this week

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    MN Jobs Coalition ad mocks MNsure director's tropical vacation [IMAGE]

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2013

    Inside Minnesota Beatle Project Vol. 5

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2013

    MNsure irons out many launch kinks, logs 5,000 accounts in first week

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    Bemidji mayor offended by how state's new MNSure ads portray Paul Bunyan as a "doofus"

    -- 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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2013

    Rep. Keith Ellison covers Woody Guthrie to toast Marriage Equality in Minnesota

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    February 27, 2013
  • Movies

    December 19, 2012

    Quentin Tarantino unchained

    The iconic director emerges with one of his most ambitious films yet, Django Unchained

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Top 20 best Minnesota songs: The complete list

    Related:Top 20 best Minnesota musiciansFirst Avenue's 20 best concertsFirst Avenue's 20 best concerts: Readers' picks50 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 revelatory ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    Top 20 best Minnesota songs: #20-11

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    Minnesota hipsters: Good or evil? [POLL]

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    'Minnesota Gurls' gone wild

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    Bemidji lions escape for wrestling play date with neighbor dog

    Photo by Tambako the Jaguar​Spring 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 >>

  • Restaurants

    January 13, 2010

    Il Gatto replaces Figlio in Uptown

    It's a slick operation, but too many dishes disappoint

  • Restaurants

    October 21, 2009

    A night with Galactic Pizza's Justice League delivery squad

    Where crotch-grabs and pot tips are just part of the job

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    Paul Bunyan vs. Bigfoot

    A Midwestern designer unknowingly starts an argument. It ends with tears. Until it really ends with a revelation.

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    Think Chinese: New Year's specials going for next couple of weeks

    Chinese New Year's specials include bacon-infused bourbon, Maine lobster and other ox-sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008
  • Blogs

    November 27, 2008

    Q&A: Jon Jameson of the Delta Spirits

    Kathryn Savage chats with the lead singer of The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2008

    The Week in Sports

    sports_balls3.jpgThe 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.

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2008

    Gopher trophy guide

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    Three Saturdays, three trophies, three cracks at a haughty Bowl game for the Maroon ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    May 28, 2008

    Hmong market Is a Rare Food Adventure

    International Marketplace quietly offers cuisine treats

  • Calendar

    May 21, 2008
  • Blogs

    April 7, 2008

    Pothole of the day: 4/7

    Look at this fucking monster. When I drove my car toward it, I didn't anticipate a bump -- I ant ... More >>

  • Feature

    April 2, 2008

    Judgment Call

    A former judge accuses retiring Supreme Court Chief Justice Russell Anderson of playing politics

  • Calendar

    November 28, 2007
  • News

    November 28, 2007

    The Full MOA

    Think Black Friday was bad? Try living at the Mall of America for a whole week

  • News

    October 17, 2007

    Shopping Mecca

    Celebrating the end of Ramadan at the Mall of America

  • Restaurants

    April 4, 2007

    Port is the Answer?

    In which Dara seeks great Minnesota wine in all the wrong places, and finds it anyway

  • News

    December 13, 2006
  • News

    December 6, 2006

    MN SAT

    The great Minnesota brain freeze: 82 chances to cheat with Google and win valuable prizes!

  • Columns

    March 8, 2006

    The Night We Were Winners

    Searchlights dazzled overhead. Champagne flowed in the streets. And it all started at the dome.

  • News

    August 3, 2005

    Sprawl Of The Wild

    Baxterization, beaten paths, and the great riparian land rush of northern Minnesota

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2005

    The other Minnesota movie

    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 >>

  • Art

    April 13, 2005
  • Arts

    December 22, 2004

    The Year in Theater

    They laughed. They cried. They used the "F" word. They wore funny wigs... and we were there

  • Restaurants

    July 21, 2004

    Space Cadets

    A new Lyn-Lake pizza joint combines do-gooding, fun, and pizza to charming effect

  • News

    April 16, 2003

    Walking on Thin Ice

    Why is Governor Tim Pawlenty leaving Minnesota film out in the cold?

  • News

    March 12, 2003

    The Norling Archive

    Suppose one of the great lost American photo collections were sitting in a basement in Bloomington...

  • Books

    September 25, 2002

    Bilbo at the Bat

    Michael Chabon throws a curve with a youth baseball fantasy

  • Restaurants

    June 5, 2002

    The Emperor's New Digs

    A supper-club oasis in a sea of sports bars

  • Arts

    September 13, 2000

    The Impossible Dream

    Don Quixote de la Minny places Cervantes's dreamer in the North Country; A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking lives up to its name

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