Prospect Park

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2014

    Video Appears to Show Green Line Train Running Red Light, Nearly Hitting Vehicle

    There have been at least 13 car-involved Green Line accidents since the service opened in June, and in typical cases, train operators haven't been at fault.But a video shot in Prospect Park on September 29 and posted to YouTube by Critical Minneapolis appears to show a Green Line train blow through ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    Green Line train kills Shana Buchanan, controversial Twin Cities attorney

    -- Update at bottom -- The Hennepin County Medical Examiner confirmed this morning that the woman killed by a Green Line train around 10:15 a.m. Sunday is Shana Gail Buchanan, a controversial Twin Cities attorney who we wrote about back in 2012.Buchanan, 42, reportedly tried to cross the tracks ne ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    July 30, 2014

    Where to dine, drink, and snack along the Green Line

    Our zone-by-zone best restaurant bets from Minneapolis to St. Paul

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2014

    Jay Nygard is not in jail, and still fighting Orono over his wind turbines

    Jay Nygard got the bright idea for a homemade wind turbine in 2010, and set about collecting, in his own words, only the finest parts -- "I didn't buy a piece of shit propeller." Maybe so. But the whole thing stunk to Orono city officials. They tried to stop construction and took him to court in 2 ... More >>

  • News

    July 16, 2014

    Prospect Park steps into the future with DIY urbanism

    How the visionaries of southeast Minneapolis plan to transform the way we live in the 21st century

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Surly breaks ground on brewery nearly three years in the making

    When Surly Brewing started construction on a $20 million beer paradise yesterday morning, it was a groundbreaking nearly three years and a state law in the making. See Also: Surly confirms Prospect Park for new brewery location Surly founder Omar Ansari on the MN brewing scene and "what makes a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    Surly unveils images of new destination brewery [IMAGES]

    On Sunday, Surly held a party celebrating both their seventh anniversary and the release of their new Belgian strong ale, appropriately called SeVIIn, at the Varsity Theater. Part of the night's festivities included giving guests a first look at the plans drawn up by HGA Architects for Surly's new d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    Surly launches SeVIIn, their seventh-anniversary brew

    Surly, the Brooklyn Center brewery with the ravenous cult following and huge presence in the local beer scene, is celebrating its seventh anniversary with a party at the Varsity Theater. The star of the party is, as always, the beer, and Surly looks to keep up its tradition of doing something differ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    Surly to add taproom to Brooklyn Center facility

    Back in April, Surly Brewing confirmed Prospect Park as the location of its new destination brewery, complete with onsite bar, restaurant, beer garden, and event center. But you won't have to wait until building is complete to enjoy a Surly brew on Surly grounds. Following in the footsteps of o ... More >>

  • News

    June 12, 2013

    The state of Minnesota beer

    Drinking in the new local breweries sprouting up around town

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Surly responds to proposed beer tax increases

    On Tuesday the folks over at Surly Brewing Co. took the time to issue their response to the proposed tax increase on Minnesota-made alcohol. In a lengthy blog post that details their multiple issues with the proposed excise tax increase, Surly makes it clear that this legislation can only hurt Minne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    Best of Hot Dish: April 15-19, 2013

    We hope your week has been full of sunshine, love, and fine food & drink. Here are the top stories from this week's Hot Dish.~"50 Favorite Dishes" from Parka, Blue Door Pub, and Ipotli.~In beer news, Surly confirms plans for their new brewery in Prospect Park, while Dustin Brau of Brau Brot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    Surly confirms Prospect Park for new brewery location

    The deal is done, and if you live in the Prospect Park area of Minneapolis, you'll be getting a new neighbor. MPR reported yesterday that craft brewery Surly Brewing Co. has confirmed the purchase of an eight-acre plot of land near the Minneapolis/St.Paul border and will begin building its $20 milli ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    February 19, 2013

    Best Twin Cities restaurants you haven't tried

    These excellent metro eateries have been around for a while, but if you haven't paid them a visit, you should

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    Met Council approves $500k grant for Surly's new destination brewery

    Surly announced plans for its $20 million dream brewery in February 2011, before it was even legal for breweries to sell their own in Minnesota.So then the brewery successfully lobbied to change the law. After that, what was convincing government agencies to fund the $2.5 million in estimated enviro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    Restaurant Week launches with several new eateries

    Restaurant Week, the seasonal event hosted four times a year by Mpls/St. Paul Magazine, has proved itself to be a hit with both restaurants and diners. Chefs get to pick the dishes on their menus that highlight the restaurants' strengths, and diners get to branch out and try new places at accessible ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012
  • Music

    April 11, 2012

    Is/Is show kaleidoscopic talent on new album III

    Sarah Nienaber, Sarah Rose, and Annie May form punk-chick trifecta

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Rana May on punk rock, standup comedy, and informative speaking

    ​It's hard to pinpoint exactly what makes Rana May, the West Bank comedian (who actually doesn't live on the West Bank anymore), so hilarious. Is it the scribbled graphs she makes to accompany her "informative" speeches on why we never should have had the American Revolution because England is awe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Prospect Park residents irate over Mn/DOT's new sound wall

    Late last fall, as part of 2011's epic construction overhaul in the Twin Cities, Mn/DOT built a noise wall along I-94 in Minneapolis, just east of the Mississippi River. The purpose was to reduce highway noise to the nearby neighborhoods, but Prospect Park residents are complaining that it did jus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    It's election night in Minneapolis

    Cleveland LeaderTwo special elections for legislative seats happen tonight in Minneapolis. ​"Election 2012" doesn't just refer to November 6.Ready or not, two Minnesota legislative seats, both in Minneapolis, are actually up for grabs tonight. One is House District 61B, which includes the south Mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Severed goat head found in St. Paul park

    DPerstinThings you find in a park: Goat heads!​St. Paul Police and Animal Control officials are looking into something you don't see everyday: A severed goat head. Someone found it in Marydale Park in St. Paul's North End on Saturday. "A woman was walking in the park, and saw something in a p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    Minneapolis chops ash trees before emerald ash borer strikes

    ​ We've heard from a couple concerned residents who saw what seemed to be healthy trees meeting their fate shortly after being spray-painted with the green ring of death. Apparently the city decided to clear out the ash trees in the city before the emerald ash borer even has a chance to strike. I ... More >>

  • News

    October 29, 2008

    Graywolf Press is lone wolf in book publishing

    The publisher is a thousand miles from NYC but remains one of the best

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2008

    10/2 Photo of the Day: Witch's Hat

    When the temperature drops and the leaves morph, there is no better place to enjoy the season than a visit to the Witch ... More >>

  • News

    September 5, 2007

    A Kinder, Gentler Smokestack

    Critics say a power plant designed to reduce carbon emissions could be a cancer-causing boondoggle

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2007

    The Little School That Could

    Elsewhere, the kind of news Pratt's absorbing would touch off a stampede to get little Charlotte and Dylan into Waldorf school. But Pratt's parents are hopelessly prone to civic do-goodism.

  • News

    February 21, 2007

    Mission: Impossible

    A radically retooled Minneapolis School Board tries to stop the bleeding and start over

  • 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!

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2006

    Graffiti watch: "Santa Is Real"

    Residents of Prospect Park may have noticed a new graffiti popping up in their neighborhood, just in time for the holiday season: "Sa ... More >>

  • News

    April 26, 2006
  • Arts

    June 15, 2005

    Microhouse Goes Macro at the Dinkytowner

    JP Hungelmann and the rise of the Twin Cities minimal-techno scene

  • News

    March 16, 2005

    Left of the Dial

    Three very similar Dems and a Green vie for the Second Ward's council seat

  • Restaurants

    November 10, 2004

    Sweet Tooth

    New University area coffee shop serves 30 decadent cupcakes, and grownups, too

  • Arts

    March 19, 2003

    The Dream Factory

    For nearly forty years, a strange German couple has been photographing the great gray ghosts of 20th-century industry. But it's not so easy to see the "monumentary" in your own backyard.

  • News

    April 10, 2002
  • Books

    January 23, 2002

    Disloyal Opposition

    Minnesota's DFL Courts The Greens--Sort Of

  • Books

    October 10, 2001

    Left Field

    Joan Campbell's surprising loss leaves two candidates fighting for the Second Ward's liberal base

  • News

    October 3, 2001
  • Books

    July 11, 2001

    Rental Anguish

    The City of Minneapolis owed Patricia Fields $5,000. She had to sue
    to collect it.

  • Arts

    April 26, 2000


    After a storybook career on the stage, dancer and choreographer Lise Houlton helms the troupe her mother founded, Minnesota Dance Theater

  • Arts

    January 19, 2000

    Death and the Madam

    Susana di Palma's latest flamenco noir involves one vamp, one murder, and four tarts named Delores

  • Arts

    July 28, 1999

    For Art's Sake!

    What takes seven years to build, costs nearly $600,000, and looks like a boondoggle?

  • Feature

    July 1, 1999
  • Books

    March 10, 1999

    Bright Nights, Dark Days

    How many neighbors does it take to screw in a light bulb?

  • News

    March 10, 1999
  • Books

    February 10, 1999

    Deliver Us From Evil

    Stupor Bowl Saturday, and the bike messenger's perilous ride on the mean streets