NBC News broke the news yesterday of a 33-year-old American who grew up in Minnesota and died over the weekend fighting with ISIS in Syria. Citing White House officials and the Free Syrian Army, journalists identified the man as Douglas McAuthur McCain -- one of only a "small handful" of "foreign ji ... More >>
The suburbs are where most of the Twin Cities' wannabe cheaters live, according to new information released by Ashley Madison, which is known perhaps as the world's leading hookup site for wayward spouses.According to the site's "membership per capita" numbers, 9.1 percent of the Twin Cities' Ashley ... More >>
After a rocky start in 2012, marked by long lines and unhappy ticket holders, the Minnesota Cheese Festival hit its stride in year three. The fromage-filled fest took over the International Bazaar at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on Sunday and delighted cheese-lovers with cooking demonstrations an ... More >>
It's back! This quarterly event dedicated to dining is back and badder than ever. This week marks the first Restaurant Week of 2014 and there are some great new restaurants to choose from and a lot of classics that might be worth a revisit (or two).We've gone through and selected a few choice option ... More >>
It's still cold out there, and that means it's still the season for big, bold beers. This week's beer of the week is Excelsior's Oar Lock Oat Stout, a seasonal offering from the brewery some 20 miles west of Minneapolis. It's a big beer in flavor, but a sessionable one in ABV. The roasted malts do ... More >>
A quick listen to Plymouth-based Flora Cash's sepia-toned folk makes them seem like passionate souls. Unfortunately, that passion led to an ill-informed decision on singer/guitarist Cole Randall's part. According to the lengthy confession and apology he posted in letter form Monday, his choice to et ... More >>
With locations in Eagan, Eden Prairie, Maplewood, Plymouth, and Gull Lake, Jake's City Grille knows what its customers love. But how do they transfer their casual neighborhood hangout vibe to the downtown city sidewalks? We stopped by the new food truck Jake's Street Grille for a little downtown Min ... More >>
Mpls/St. Paul Magazine's Restaurant Week 2013 Through March 1 $10-$20 lunches, $15-$30 dinners You only have a few days left to take advantage of Mpls/St. Paul Magazine's Restaurant Week, which continues through Friday. Over 50 restaurants are whipping up menus in the $10 to $30 range for lunch and ... More >>
Bradstreet Craftshouse601 First Ave. N., Minneapolis612.312.1821; websiteHours & details:Cocktails:Tuesday-Friday 5-7 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday 11 p.m.-closeFood:Tuesday-Friday 5-7 p.m.Tuesday-Thursday 11 p.m.-12 a.m.Bradstreet Craftshouse is known for its artisan cocktails. We stopped by rece ... More >>
Inspired by the create-your-own focus of the ubiquitous salad bar, and following the popularity of frozen yogurt chains like Pinkberry (will we ever get one?), Red Mango, and Tasti D-Lite, John Mallon and his business partner Randy Carmody opened Freeziac, a self-service frozen yogurt shop that f ... More >>
Select Comfort pulls the plug
Steven Jensen ripped off baseball fans.If you bought a "game-worn" jersey from Vintage Sports Authentics, odds are you didn't get what you paid for. Steven Jensen, co-CEO of Plymouth-based Vintage Sports, was busted in Chicago yesterday afternoon for selling fake game-worn jerseys to sports memo ... 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 >>
Our mythical land of Norwegian bachelor farmers continues to change: The number of Hispanics in Minnesota shot up up 74.5 percent in the past decade. That may sound like some sort of a cultural sea change, but it's really not. The state, home to 5.3 million people now compared to 4.9 millio ... More >>
Watch out for those squad cars! Eight Minnesota State Troopers have been struck in winter-related accidents in the past three days because Minnesota drivers just aren't paying attention. The recent crashes bring the total number of troopers hit to 31 this winter. Last year at this time, 13 troo ... More >>
The two men are suspected in a string of suburban robberies.Two guys in ski masks ran into an InterBank branch in Roseville on Wednesday morning. One of them whipped out a semi-automatic handgun, pointed it at an employee, and demanded she open the safe. "No funny money," one of the two men ... More >>
Based on reader response, Shakey's may be the average City Pages reader's most highly anticipated restaurant opening this year. (This April in Plymouth, everybody!) Here are five other soon-to-open eateries that the Hot Dish is especially excited about.
www.unclefrankys.comNo more Uncle Franky's hot dogs in Dinkytown.Sad but true: Uncle Franky's Dinkytown location closed a couple of weeks ago (HT, Aaron). But don't fret. A call to Uncle Franky's--the 2007 Best Hot Dog winner--confirmed that their Northeast and Plymouth locations are still op ... More >>
Indian food: much needed in UptownOne of Minneapolis's Top 5 most cursed restaurant locations is making a comeback: 1221 W. Lake Street, the former home of Indio, will soon become Darbar India Grill. The Strib reports that owner Diljit Singh--who already owns four India Palace restaurants in ... More >>
Michelle LeonClassic MartiniWant to learn how to make classic cocktails like those that the philandering, cigarette smoking, deceptive characters on Mad Men swill? As the AMC series starts its fourth season Sunday, the period piece set in the '60s reflects a time when it was okay to have a bar in ... More >>
Shawn Godfrey is on the hook for 10 counts of child porn-related charges.Shawn Godfrey, a 26-year-old daycare worker from Plymouth, was charged with 10 counts of possession and distribution of child pornography earlier this week after an investigation led police to more than 170 videos hoarde ... More >>
Joshua James WalkerJoshua James Walker, a 34-year-old Shakopee man with a rap sheet stretching back a dozen years, has been identified as the guy who stole a car yesterday in Plymouth, stabbed 30-year-old Asia King to death in Shakopee, and then was shot dead by cops in a ditch on Highway 169 ... More >>
That's the third highest amount spent by any member of the House of Representatives last year.
Wash down your fancy wine and cheese with a PBR at tonight's wine tasting at the Eagles Club.
French director is known as forefather of French New Wave cinema
On Dec. 3, Hecker crashed his SUV into a pole near his home in Plymouth.
Heidi's new sous chef David Vlach chats with Hot Dish.
Tuesday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
Monday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
Metro Transit is doing their part to get the inebriated fools home safely tonight after their evenings of green beer and Guiness.
No, not your living room. We're talking sports bars, with cheap beer and giant HD TVs!
I was glad to have the company of my 9 year-old daughter on the drive to the final MELSA-sponsored Fringe preview. Here are our opinions of the shows we saw.
Ever wondered what would happen if the UN invaded the U.S., and France occupied the Upper Midwest? Plymouth resident Michael Mannske has. In fact, he's written a book about it.
On July 27, a man entered Action Check Cashing on Excelsior Boulevard in Minnetonka at roughly 5:50 p.m. and handed a note to an employee. "Put $2,500 in a bag," it read.
The Soap Factory's Art Shanty Projects turn life on the frozen lake into a work of art
In which Dara discovers a gem in the bottom of the mailbag
'The Beautiful and the Damned' meets 'The Naked and the Dead'
Think you can get away with drinking and driving? So did I.
In which the author struggles to escape the psychological shackles of a self-help seminar
Twin Cities inventors end-run the board-game industry
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Plymouth Music Series' Phillip Brunelle