Floating trash, blooming algae, deteriorating shoreline. For years, activists have been trying to clean up Powderhorn Lake, the 11-acre, 24-foot-deep body of water at the center of Powderhorn Park and the surrounding community.See also:- Feature: Watered-Down Promise- Best public park: Powderhorn- M ... More >>
What's the kookiest thing that could serve as a sled? Chances are, whatever it is, it'll be at the 5th Annual Art Sled Rally at Powderhorn Park this Saturday. The event is as theatrical as the ArtCar Parade (one of last year's goofier entrees was a mitten designed by five teenagers). The winter f ... More >>
This weekend is a great week for free winter festivals. The Saint Paul Winter Carnival started up this Thursday, so the capital city is bustling with activities including free sporting events, ice sculpting contests, outdoor yoga in the park, and more. Folks who like fancy sleds will want to che ... More >>
David Raisch-Day, an 18-year-old from Cass Lake, has been identified as the man who took a bullet in the head in last Thursday night's homicide in south Minneapolis. Police say he was standing among a group of people outside a home on the 2700 block of Longfellow Avenue South when shots were ... More >>
Police got to the scene of a shooting in south Minneapolis last night in time to keep the victim alive long enough for an an ambulance ride to Hennepin County Medical Center, but he died this morning. The medical examiner's office hasn't made the victim's name public yet.
Twenty-two-year-old Darrell Fisher has been identified by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner as the man who died late Monday night in a shooting on Humboldt Avenue North. Police found him an adjacent alley. Another man was found shot but alive in a nearby home, but his injuries are describ ... More >>
Usher in May with new music...lots of CD releases this weekend!
Jeremee Jon Kraskey became the third Minneapolis homicide victim of 2011 when police found his body early Saturday morning in a back yard less than a block from Powderhorn Park. He died of multiple gun shot wounds, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner.
Nyron Sheldon Hackett will face the music as an adult.Sixteen-year-old Nyron Sheldon Hackett is accused of using a gun while leading a robbery and sexual assault on a woman in Powderhorn Park last Thanksgiving Eve -- as the woman's children watched in horror. From there, police say he and h ... More >>
fibonaccibluePowderhorn Park neighbors gathered for a vigil after the attacks.Four teenage boys were arrested after Thanksgiving Eve sex assaults in and near Powderhorn Park. Then came news that one of the boys, 15 years old, was on the lose. He'd cut off his ankle bracelet monitor and disa ... More >>
Photo: Thirteen of ClubsPowderhorn Park residents are determined to keep their neighborhood safe.While most of us were safe at home last Wednesday evening, getting ready for a long Thanksgiving weekend, three women were fighting off sexual assaults from a gang of teenage thugs in and near Pow ... More >>
Photo: Thirteen of ClubsPowderhorn Park: A neighborhood meeting and a peace vigil are planned. People of good will have worked hard to make Powderhorn Park a safe oasis for families and a hub for the arts and recreation, but it seems like there's always someone ready to try and drag the neigh ... More >>
Photo by epSos.de This week there's a ton of variety in Freeloader Friday. There's tons of fashion events, including Fashion's Night Out, and a market for stylist men. There's "About Face" a very cool gallery show opening this Saturday. There's also anarchists, feminists, activists, and authors i ... More >>
Mykl Roventine via Flickr.comBeing broke is never a problem with Freeloader Friday. In this edition we have tons of really cool stuff to do. Including experimental theater, steampunk art, several art festivals, and a very special screening of Footloose. Be sure to practice your "seven degrees of ... More >>
by Tara Sloane"Take that messenger bag and go drug some mortals": Elizabeth Grullon and Skyler Nowinski in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" My review of A Midsummer Night's Dream by Strange Capers is appearing in the CP Spotlight this Wednesday, but if you're the sort who starts thinking about the com ... More >>
(Antigravity by Violeta Rotstein. Featured at the "Soo Fuze" gallery show at the SooVAC) This week we've got an ongoing party celebrating pop punk, a day-long zinefest, dragon boat races, and a naughty art show at Cult Status Gallery.
God bless our freedom from kippers and tripe. It's a week of celebrations from Thai cuisine and kale to local food and folk music. Not to mention our independence from bangers and mash and our right to light pyrotechnics. Your Week in Food . . . Monday 6/28 We've come a long way since Swedish ... More >>
Scott PakudaitasLacey Piotter, Anna Reichart, Alberta Mirais in "Troilus and Cressida": free at a park near youIt may not have been a particularly balmy week, but the calendar doesn't lie: we're heading toward a stretch when an evening spent outside taking in a show might be just the thing. Curre ... More >>
Clac-turfa/flickrAlong with useful advice and products to keep our communities greener and more sustainable, the Living Green Expo, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 to 5 at the State Fair Grounds, will have a heavy food focus. Cooking demonstrations using locally grown produce, ... More >>
(Pictured: Work from Wing Young Huie's "University Avenue Project")This week in Freeloader Friday we have an epic game of tag, a six-mile gallery show, and several outdoor festivals.
Free yourself this weekend.
Where are you going to watch the fireworks? More importantly, where are you going to eat beforehand?
Why go sledding on a boring old toboggan when you can fly down a Minnesota slope in a Grain Belt Premium six-pack carrier?
Check out sleds that are also works of art.
Micranots rapper I Self Devine finds clarity in 'Self Destruction'
Nothing evokes besotted despair like a Minnesota winter
Washed-up cowboys, lady mechanics, homeless philosophers--photographer Wing Young Huie has seen it all. Now, by hanging 600 of his Lake Street portraits in public, he's ready to show the city to itself.
True confessions of a vegetable offender
Help! I'm trapped inside a giant ant! Are you wearing clothes underneath that kale? What's that baby doing in the birthday cake? Tales of myth and magic from Minneapolis's May Day parade.