Earlier this week, an unusual letter was placed in at least 50 Prior Lake mailboxes.Printed on imitation school district letterhead, it's addressed to all female students at Prior Lake High School. Written by Barry McCockiner, it warns them the district "is required to conduct a mandatory vagina ins ... More >>
On New Year's Eve a fire ripped through Trigger's Bar & Saloon at the Minnesota Horse & Hunt Club located in Prior Lake. The fire broke out around 6 a.m. on Tuesday morning and the freezing weather conditions made it difficult for firefighters to contain the blaze. Fortunately, nobody w ... More >>
Do we really know what love is? Is it large amounts of chocolate? Is it a little fat guy with wings and an arrow? Is it my healthy, safe obsession with Jessica Alba? Or how about the love of music and live performance from a high school choir in Shakopee?On Friday night, the classic American band Fo ... More >>
Yes Mystic Lake Casino, Prior Lake Friday, August 9, 2013 After an evening sauna, we headed out over yonder, out to Prior Lake. As the eye of the sun stared at us and the giant windmill came into sight, slowly Mystic Lake appeared above the roads and hills as we came closer to the venue. Approachi ... More >>
MNGOP might be full of spite, Minneapolis loses a bike title, and the FBI checks out Bachmann
Yesterday, Sen. Scott Dibble, D-Minneapolis and chief sponsor of the gay marriage bill signed into law by Governor Dayton on Tuesday, criticized his Republican colleagues for using an esoteric procedural rule to prevent some of his colleagues from attending the bill-signing ceremony.:::: UPDATE :::: ... More >>
Ohhh, the weather outside is... not as bad as they said it was gonna be? Okay, it still sucks. But soon -- yes, soon... too soon in fact! -- it will be summer, and it will be really stupidly hot, and we'll be going to music festivals and become reacquainted with the sweet summer smell of a beer-and- ... More >>
Eleven-year-old Riley Bester almost met his demise while taking in the snowmobile jump competition at the X Games in Aspen, Colorado last night.SEE ALSO: High school wrestler crushed by falling light fixture during match, survives [VIDEO]Bester and his father traveled from Prior Lake for the event. ... More >>
"Load up the RV, mama - we're goin' to WE Fest." You wish. Working stiffs like us don't get Fridays off, and we ain't got no RV. Maybe you ain't even got no mama. Poor you. But for those with mamas, vacation time, and an RV (or the dogged tenacity to sleep in a hot, muddy tent next to the portable ... More >>
Glen Campbell Mystic Lake Casino, Prior LakeFriday, April 13, 2012View a slideshow from the concert here. In the song "True Grit," recorded for the 1969 John Wayne film of the same name, Glen Campbell sings that a man with true grit is someone who's kind, someone who is fearless. But perhaps a more ... More >>
No foolin': if the first week of April is any indication, we're ramping up to some seriously exciting food events in the Twin Cities this spring. Get out there and start sampling this Week in Food. 4/2 As we mentioned last week, it's Great Waters Brewing Company's 15th anniversary, and it's celebr ... More >>
Flickr, Eriwst. The lawsuit alleged Keith Dodson masturbated with the nannies' underwear.In an unusual invasion of privacy case, a Prior Lake man was ordered to pay $65,000 last month for intruding on two women living in his house. Keith Dodson entered the rooms of two live-in nannies hired ... More >>
Photos by Steve CohenPointer Sisters and the TemptationsOctober 13, 2011Mystic Lake Casino, Prior Lake, MNSeeing just one legacy act in a night would have been enough, but Mystic Lake's double header on Thursday packed the amphitheater with a historic level of nostalgia crossing multiple ge ... More >>
Aretha FranklinOctober 7, 2011Mystic Lake Casino, Prior Lake, MNIn an evening fit for a queen, what comes first is the purse. As her massive (and partially Minnesotan) backing band assembled themselves on stage, a well-dressed man who was presumably the Queen of Soul's handler scurried out o ... More >>
Ed Fong at David Fong'sDavid Fong's first opened its doors in 1958 as a small takeout chow mein joint. In 1966, it moved to its present location on Lyndale Avenue in Bloomington. David Sr. and his wife Helen started the business, and when they retired, they turned it over to eldest son Ed Fong, k ... More >>
James Arthur Ray's self-help business empire has crumbled.James Arthur Ray, the self-help guru who once charged clients thousands of dollars to sit in a pseudo-Indian sweat lodge so they could be "spiritual warriors," has been found guilty of negligent homicide. He presided over a sort of spirit ... More >>
Liz Neuman's family has settled with the owners of the retreat where she diedThe owners of the Arizona retreat where Liz Neuman died after a sweat lodge disaster directed by a New Age guru have settled a civil lawsuit filed by her family. In October 2009, the Prior Lake woman was one of three p ... More >>
With festival season ramping up in the Twin Cities, Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake has announced that they'll be entering the outdoor concert market this season with a newly constructed, 8,357-capacity amphitheater that will open with a free show on July 4.
courtesy of Nordic WareA Bundt for all seasonsWe're kickin' it old school this week in food thanks to events that harken back to a time when every table in the state sported a steaming hotdish and a sticky-sweet Bundt for dessert. Dig in!
James Arthur Ray, in a promo shot and a booking photo.Self-help guru James Arthur Ray faces the music today in an Arizona court for holding a sweat lodge session for "spiritual warriors" that killed three people, including 49-year-old Liz Neuman, of Prior Lake. Neuman died of multisystem ... More >>
Time to move the cars again.Just like Snowmageddon in December, the February blizzard is one for the record books. The 13.4 inches of snow that fell at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport starting Sunday was the largest amount ever from a single February storm, according to the National W ... More >>
A blizzard's just another excuse to play in the snow.Congratulations. You survived Snowmageddon. We've listed the Top 20 snowfall totals for the Twin Cities area below. Now you need to shovel out the car and pay attention to the Snow Emergency parking rules (we're on Day 2). Stay warm.
Warwick GreenKevin KlingExplained as a "book club rewritten," Club Book promotes Minnesota arts and culture to a wider audience by connecting local libraries and best-selling, award-winning writers. Since its start in April, Club Book has brought such well-known authors as Garrison Keillor, T ... 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.
If you've been to a local art fair or a farmers' market in recent years, chances are you've seen the bird-rocks for sale. Made of local stone and cast-iron, the birds are made by Osseo-based Francis Metal Works, and are sold at festivals and markets throughout the midwest.But some of the ar ... More >>
This weekend put on your kilt and head North to Farmington to celebrate all things Scottish at the 7th Annual Minnesota Scottish Fair. There will be shepherding, bagpipes a-piping, and a Celtic parade, not to mention Scottish eggs, and haggis. There is also a family tent, with lots of fun ... More >>
She's headed for a long stay in adult lockup after threatening the juvenile detention center staff where she was being held.
An autopsy marked the first official declaration of what caused the death of Neuman and two others.
Liz Neuman, of Prior Lake, was among three people who died after taking part in Ray's "spiritual warrior" sweat lodge ceremony last year.
James Arthur Ray may be headed from the sweat lodge to the big house, after being indicted on three counts of manslaughter
Was James Arthur Ray indifferent to the deaths of clients, including a Minnesota woman, at one of his sweat lodges in Arizona. Or was he concerned and compassionate?
Liz Neuman died nine days after being dragged from an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony run by James Arthur Ray..
A Rogers woman swerved to avoid a stalled vehicle on an icy road and lost control of her car.
There's no better family bonding than making pipe bombs together.
John Kameron Erbele, 35, is a senior pastor at LifePrint Church, described by the Pioneer Press as a "new-age rock 'n' roll pastor." We have to admit picking up online prostitutes is pretty hip these days too.
To commemorate students' graduation from D.A.R.E., school administrators in Prior Lake have called upon a high-powered war machine to help illustrate why drug use is bad, but waging war is badass.
Call us un-Minnesotan, but we wouldn't exactly call this win a dream come true. But we have to admit it makes ice fishing sound a tad more appealing.
Nudie-bar magnate denies U of M's come-hither fundraising
Haute junk food and bargain libations make for unlikely but truly happy hours
Jesus loves the little children--and the wizened bingo players too
Did the feds turn a blind eye to the Shakopee tribal enrollment fight? Finally, Congress decides to take a look.
On the Shakopee Mdewakanton reservation, dissidents want to know: Who is an Indian?
Why the Minnesota Orchestra can't find a summer home