"I believe restaurants have a real responsibility in society to expose people to healthy, whole foods," says Brenda Langton, chef/owner of Spoonriver. "It's very gratifying for me and my staff to know that we are doing that every day."As a longtime advocate of integrating more whole grains into our ... More >>
What list features Nepal, Uco Valley in Argentina, Zambia, and... Minneapolis?Last month, Minneapolis topped a full five categories in Travel and Leisure's annual survey of 35 cities across the country. Now, the magazine is handing us a more exotic honor: one of the 13 best places to travel ... More >>
Love it or loathe it, but Crave is a big deal around these parts. Maybe you tend to just think of it as a place for "mall dinner," but Crave's kingdom (which started out in the Twin Cities and quickly expanded into the national scene) is ruled by all kinds of food professionals with impressive pedig ... More >>
On Monday, we told you about Minnesota for Marriage's culture of victimhood -- the state's leading anti-gay marriage group takes to social media and makes a stink whenever one of its signs is defaced as if it provides a compelling reason to vote yes.SEE ALSO:-- Minnesotans United for All Families' " ... More >>
Dave Senjem is the new majority leader in the Minnesota Senate. Senjem, 69, has built a reputation as consensus-building Republican who is willing to work with DFLers. He has expressed support for using gambling proceeds to fund a new Vikings stadium, meaning his election to one of the most power ... More >>
Get out of my way, I'm hungry!Grandma's Marathon is this weekend, drawing thousands of participants from around the globe. From Two Harbors to Canal Park, all the usual restaurants and bars will be packed with throngs of tourists. While we love the Pickwick and Fitger's Brewhouse as much as ... More >>
Facebook.Police and organizers offer starkly different stories of how the chaos began.On its Facebook page, creators of the "Big Bash" event promised a crazy time. By all accounts: mission accomplished. But that's probably the only way in which the 16 party went as planned. Held at the Radi ... More >>
Did use of charitable donations violate federal election law?
Let's consider trading places.This news makes us want to go out and rent "Trading Places" all over again. Forbes is out with its list of the world's most wildly wealthy tycoons. Itfigures there are 1,210 billionaires in the world, worth a total of $4.5 trillion -- a figure that beats the gro ... More >>
Twin Cities GourmandSuzanne Weinstein, back in the dayPeople from the East and West Coasts pity us here in Flyoverland for many reasons: our backwards, primitive culture; the dearth of music and theater; and of course, our lack of access to decent seafood, being so far from coastal civilizati ... More >>
Whitney MacMillan has more money than you do. A lot more.When it comes to the really, really rich folks, few can touch the likes the Bill Gates. The Microsoft founder is now worth a mind-boggling $54 billion, according to the latest Forbes 400 list But here in Minnesota we have some bona fid ... More >>
andrew brussoAlluring green and crunchy bitsMom wasn't kidding when she told you to eat those veggies. Distressing statistics about the American diet seem inescapable these days. Turns out the burger 'n' fries way of life is harming not only our families but the planet. The Univ ... More >>
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Far from the ladies' nights and the three-for-ones lurks a truly strange brew
In an age of shrinking budgets, the city of Minneapolis is spending more money than ever to settle lawsuits against the MPD
TV's dark comedies get their day in the sun
Larry Malmberg's 60-plus years as Minnesota's Accordion King
Taking a page from Norm Coleman's playbook
Democrats say they are hopeful about the coming election. But then, they have to say that.
At DFL headquarters, election night turned into another wake
From Boba Fett to bondage: Sci-Fi conventions ain't what they used to be
A comedy troops through middle America
Workers say they can't get a fair shake from one of Minneapolis's most posh hotels
A man named Flaming Youth cruised the tearooms, drag weddings hit Lake Minnetonka--and everyone remained cloistered in the closet: An excerpt from Ricardo J. Brown's memoir of gay life in old St. Paul
Minneapolis says rogue officers are on their own
At least this year has roused up a worthy controversy in the local club scene
The aura of democracy, the smell of cheap booze
Two years after picking billions of dollars out of Big Tobacco's pocket, state officials are still having trouble polishing their next trick: Figuring out how to spend it
He manages wannabes, has-beens, and more than a few palookas, just like the big-money promoters do. But the ho-chunk casino is a long way from Caesar's Palace. and Ron Peterson is no Don King.
Can Twin Cities boxing fight its way back into the fistic spotlight?
The work of rebuilding lives
Child protection hearings are now open to the public, but it's members of the press who will be scrutinized
Norm Coleman's glitzy deals have charmed business and the press. But guess who's left holding the bag.
The life and times of blue-collar millionaire.