Rainbow Foods

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2014

    Incident report filed in police knockout of Native American man

    Yesterday we told you the story of a witness who says he saw police knock out a man who had been laying on the floor causing a scene at the Rainbow on 28th Avenue at around 5 p.m. on Tuesday.SEE ALSO: Punch from Minneapolis police officer sends man to hospital [PHOTOS]Today we have the incident repo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Nhan Lap Tran allegedly opens fire on random cars in Oakdale, kills 9-year-old boy [UPDATE]

    -- Scroll to bottom of post for updates -- Around 6 p.m. last night, a 34-year-old man opened fire on random cars near the intersection of Hadley Avenue North and 7th Street North in Oakdale, injuring at least two and killing a 9-year-old boy.SEE ALSO: Retek building shots fired report made by Targe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    Liquor Boy, now open in St. Louis Park, founded by sports agent and grocer's grandson

    It's only a hair past 3 p.m., but John Wolf has already put in a full day's work. "We're loading about 10,000 cases in tomorrow for the new store," he explains. "I've been up since 4 in the morning." It may seem like insanity. But Wolf, the grandson of grocery store magnate Arthur Applebaum, knows ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    Mr. Potato Head Robber: Mpls police ask for help finding disguise-wearing bank heister [PHOTOS]

    SEE ALSO:-- Smash-and-grab Minnesota jewelry store robbers caught on tape [VIDEO]-- Chris Miller robs bank, says he's struggling with fact he's not a rich football player, apologizesTwo weeks after successfully robbing a TCF Bank inside a Cub Foods in Fridley, the well-dressed Mr. Potato Head robber ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    Cub Foods tests eco-friendly bags made from crustaceans

    Following a model that has worked well for Lund's, Byerly's, Target, and Rainbow Foods, Supervalu Inc.-owned Cub Foods is now focusing on expanding its reusable bag program. Cub says the goals for the program, over the next few years, are to use more recycled material in its bags, make sure the bags ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Rainbow Foods fires store manager Scott Ostrom, who was stabbed

    ​Rainbow Foods store manager Scott Ostrom was fired a week after the man who stabbed him was sentenced to prison. Ostrom had been store director at the Midway Rainbow Foods in St. Paul on May 9 when Russell Terry Johnson stabbed him in the chest because he was angry over a debit card transaction ... More >>

  • News

    September 14, 2011

    Donovan McNabb ready to win

    Can he snag a championship for the Vikings?

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Little Szechuan coming soon to West End

    ​If you love Little Szechuan but can't make it to St. Paul as often as you'd like, here's some good news: The popular eatery is opening a second location at The Shops at West End in St. Louis Park. The new restaurant will be located on the corner of 16th St. and Park Place Blvd., adjacent to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Chelscia English sentenced after toddler plows SUV into storefront

    Chelscia English said she's learned her lesson.​Chelscia English just needed to make a quick stop at the Rainbow Foods on Arcade Street in St. Paul last October, so she left her three-year-old in her SUV--with the motor running. Bad move.

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    Chelscia English arrested after toddler crashes SUV

    Chelscia English.​Chelscia English has just learned first hand the truth behind that old saying, "You can't take your eyes off that kid for a minute." That's what she did the other night in St. Paul when she parked her SUV with the engine running and ran into the Rainbow Foods on Arcade Stree ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Double Rainbow Foods, all the way

    Our pals at MPLS.TV are jumping on the "Double Rainbow" bandwagon with their take on the meme, "Double Rainbow Foods," filmed in Uptown Minneapolis. "By now you've seen Hungrybear9526's Double Rainbow Youtube Video," they wrote on their site. "Ever wonder what he's like buying groceries? We did too. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2009

    Theft victim repaid by mugger's mother

    Ah, Main Street justice. Works like a charm.

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    Eden Prairie hopes to trick residents into buying more booze

    If you can get your residents to drink more booze, why not do it? It will help fix up all the roads they drive drunk on.

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2008

    Breakfast of Champions 5/1: Return of the sleep-deprived angel

    Nate Patrin survives an epic battle with 1s and 0s. We shoot Wilco, but they too survive. Will Target survive the tough new economic climate? Find out with the new content around ... More >>

  • News

    September 5, 2007

    Economy in Freefall

    Businesses around the 35W bridge site may not survive to see a new span

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2007

    Uptown Karaoke King Tom Wheaton

    Every Thursday through Saturday night, husband and wife team Tom and Judy Wheaton host TNT Karaoke until the wee hour of 1:30 am.

  • News

    March 14, 2007

    Shoot from the Lip

    Meet Lt. Bob Kroll, the cop accused of calling Congressman Keith Ellison a terrorist

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2005
  • News

    February 2, 2005
  • Arts

    March 10, 2004

    Hermaphrodite Bites Unicorn

    Five hours of sicilian fables and two tons of recycled tires: Are you interested yet?

  • News

    December 10, 2003

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Getting to the bottom of Minnesota's liquor laws

  • News

    December 18, 2002

    The Tan Who Wasn't There

    Your faithful scribe pursues ghost-of-Christmas-present Paul Magers

  • News

    October 3, 2001

    There's No Place Like Prison

    Phillips families were already worried about the parolees next door. Then the headless corpse turned up.

  • Music

    March 8, 2000

    Bummer Crop

    Korn's depressed rap-metal rocks freaks and saves geeks. But are they just yanking your leash?

  • Books

    June 23, 1999

    Vegetarians at the Gate

    Health-food heavyweight Whole Foods takes aim at the Uptown crowd

  • Arts

    May 26, 1999

    Automatic for the People

    Floating Molly Brown at the Dorothy Day Center; staging Ntozake Shange in the age of the poetry slam

  • Books

    March 3, 1999

    Here's Looking at You

    From downtown to Uptown, shop clerks trade stories about the man with the scary stare. But John Fitzgerald Wyche says his only crime is being a nice guy.

  • Feature

    August 1, 1998

    Golf Outings

    In the promotion and growing success of women's golf, lesbians have always played a part. But only two female pros have come out as gay in the '90s, and local lesbian golfers are careful not to rock the boat for recognition.

  • Feature

    July 1, 1998
  • News

    June 10, 1998

    The Last Picture Show

    Movie theaters used to have majestic screens, rocking chairs, and real butter. Some still do.

  • News

    August 13, 1997

    Notes of a Native Son

    For an immigrant kid from Northeast, Walt Dziedzic did all right for himself. His proudest accomplishment? That he never forgot where he came from.

  • News

    April 16, 1997

    The End of Rita

    Margarita Tolchinskaya left behind a budding professional career and a ravaged homeland when she emigrated from the former Soviet Union to join her brother in St. Paul. Three years later, she wound up dead in the back room of the family laundry where she

  • News

    March 5, 1997