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    October 20, 2014

    Dumplings 101: Learn the Craft at the Dumpling House at Nash Gallery

    Dumplings know no borders. These soft, doughy balls of goodness pop up across almost all cuisines in various guises -- from pierogi in Poland to ravioli in Italy -- all colossally comforting no matter the form or the filling. Maybe it's the rare thing we can agree upon: No matter how down and out ... More >>

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    November 6, 2013

    Miley Cyrus 2014 tour dates -- St. Paul in March

    The wrecking ball who is Miley Cyrus has just laid out her plans for an enormous 2014 tour in support of her latest solo album, Bangerz. After teasing the announcement on Saturday Night Live, the twerking starlet dropped the 38 dates on the public today.After a few backfiring attempts at leaving her ... More >>

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    October 15, 2013

    Minneapolis metro among the best places for starting over: study

    Oh, the urge to just say screw it, screw you, I'm outta here. Ever get that? Well, you're in luck -- as long as you don't already live here.Minneapolis was the only Midwestern city to make a recent list of the ten best cities for starting over. That's according to the folks at CreditDonkey, an educa ... More >>

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    October 1, 2013

    MSP among top ten healthiest metro areas for baby boomers

    Another month, another study telling us what a fine job we do taking care of our bodies.This one comes courtesy of the American Physical Therapy Association and Huff/Post50, which named the Twin Cities the second healthiest metro for baby boomers. SEE ALSO: MSP among America's "happiest, healthiest" ... More >>

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    September 23, 2013

    Cher unveils 2014 U.S. tour dates -- Minneapolis in June

    Without a doubt, Cher is the mistress of the long goodbye. About a decade ago, it was thought that she was hanging it up with a so-called "farewell tour." Then it was discovered some three years later that her star was brighter and more profitable than ever.If you're wondering why she occasioned to ... More >>

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    September 17, 2013

    Radio K up for four CMJ College Radio awards, including Station of the Year

    Music fans in the Twin Cities area are blessed with a plethora of great radio stations to choose from. No matter what your tastes or preferences are, you can typically find a spot on the local dial that is playing something you like. Radio K is definitely one of the best radio options in the area, f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    The Love Language: This was the first cabin record to piss off the neighbors

    Maybe it's something in his laid-back Carolina demeanor, but you've gotta give Stu McLamb credit for taking everything in stride. After accidentally stumbling on to lo-fi gold in 2008 with a suite of bedroom-recorded breakup songs that would become his first album as the Love Language, he's weathere ... More >>

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    August 21, 2013
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    July 31, 2013

    MSP is one of the country's top "magnets of opportunity" metros, Daily Beast says

    The Minneapolis-St. Paul metro is one of the country's leading "aspirational cities," according to a Daily Beast study.SEE ALSO: Twin Cities among best metros for the young, broke, and single, study says The algorithm used for the Beast's piece considered economic (50 percent), quality of life (25 p ... More >>

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    July 15, 2013

    Minneapolis is one of the most inventive cities in the world, Forbes says

    Minneapolis residents produce more patent applications per capita than all but three American cities, according to a new Forbes analysis.SEE ALSO: NYC editor disses Minneapolis's awesome parks: The city "is in like, Canada or something" [UPDATE]In fact, in the whole wide world, there are only eight ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    Drake unveils 2013 U.S. tour dates with Miguel -- Minneapolis in October

    Chart-topping hit-maker Drake has been generating plenty of excitement and anticipation for his forthcoming new album, Nothing Was the Same, with each hot new single released. And now, the Grammy-winning Canadian rapper has just announced a large-scale U.S. tour in support of his new record, and he' ... More >>

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    June 6, 2013

    Nine Inch Nails unveil 2013 U.S. tour dates -- St. Paul in September

    It would've been impossible for Nine Inch Nails to give up for good. Trent Reznor and his electronic/industrial cohorts are heading back on the road later this year in support of the first NIN studio recordings in half a decade. Hesitation Marks will be out via Columbia Records on September 3, and y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Justin Timberlake reveals The 20/20 Experience World Tour dates

    J.T. fans rejoice! The former Mouseketeer and frosty-tipped 'N Sync heartthrob will be coming to the Land of 10,000 Lakes on his just-announced The 20/20 Experience world tour. See also: Justin Timberlake beatboxes with Brother Ali Prince & Bon Iver visit Blue Ivy Carter on Saturday Night Live

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    March 22, 2013

    Twin Cities still a top 10 metro for new college grads, study says

    According to the listings site, the best place for a recent college graduate in search of a decent paycheck and an affordable place to live isn't one of the much-buzzed about cities for bright young things, like Austin or San Francisco.Per the website's numbers crunching, top cities actuall ... More >>

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    March 6, 2013
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    March 5, 2013

    The Postal Service extend tour dates -- St. Paul in August

    The decade-old phenomenon that was the Postal Service is coming to the Twin Cities later this year. A little while back, the team of Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) and Jimmy Tamborello (Dntel) announced they'd reform, play some shows, and Give Up would receive a deluxe 10th anniversary reissue in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    R.T. Rybak dissed by North Carolina newspaper

    Last winter, the New York Times mentioned Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak as a potential 2016 presidential candidate.He was included in a list that included Democratic heavy-hitters like Hillary Clinton, Rahm Emanuel, and Elizabeth Warren. Pretty impressive, eh?SEE ALSO:-- Did Rybak lie about I-35W bri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Pat's Tap block party set for Saturday

    This Saturday, August 25, the increasing trend of restaurant-hosted block parties will continue at Pat's Tap, which will throw its own block party in conjunction with SOO Visual Arts Center. The party will feature food festivities and live music.The bar and restaurant will team up with Sid ... More >>

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    July 4, 2012
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    May 29, 2012

    Polica's "Wandering Star" video spills paint on modern dance

    Related:Polica debuts new video for "Lay Your Cards Out" on Jay-Z's Life Times sitePolica's "Amongster" video depicts sex in the woodsPolica has just unveiled another high-concept music video from Give You the Ghost. Much like the sexually charged "Amongster" clip, this is not a showcase of the memb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    Minneapolis sixth-horniest city; St. Paul considerably less aroused, study finds

    A new study by Men's Health magazine finds that Minneapolitans are pretty damn horny. St. Paulites? Let's just say there probably isn't as much Viagra being sold on that side of the river.Minneapolis graded out as the sixth-horniest city in land; St. Paul clocked in 29th place, one spot ahead of Mad ... More >>

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    March 30, 2012

    Twin Cities one of the best metros for recent college grads, says

    ​A new study from finds that the Twin Cities is one of the best metros for college students who want to find a job, make money, and have an affordable place to live. The study looks at the top 25 markets with the most rental listings, and then compares figures for unemployment, cost of li ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012

    St. Paul has the 10th most hot single babes

    ​For its latest listicle, "Where the Hot Babes Are," Men's Health Magazine asked all the single ladies in the U.S. to put their hands up, and counted the 10th most in fair St. Paul. According to their calculations, the Saintly City beat Minneapolis by a long shot for the number of well-educated, ... More >>

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    February 25, 2011

    Def Leppard and Heart coming to Minnesota State Fair

    Photo by Nikki Miller​Time to enter into the musty depths of your closet and find that old acid-washed jean jacket and tattered rock tee (or just head to Hot Topic, I guess) -- you're going to have the perfect place to wear that stuff this summer. As if the State Fair weren't already the ideal sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Katy Perry coming to Xcel Center July 9

    Photo by Tony NelsonKaty Perry at First Ave in March 2009​Following the same skyrocketing success arc as pop phenom Lady Gaga, who played the Fine Line and came back a year later to sell out two nights at the Xcel Center, Katy Perry is upgrading from filling the First Avenue Mainroom in 2009 to pl ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010

    Superchunk at First Avenue, 12/1/10

    Photos by Alexa Jones​SuperchunkWednesday, December 1, 2010First Avenue, MinneapolisIt was a dicey afternoon for Superchunk as they arrived here from Raleigh and lead singer/guitarist Mac McCaughan's guitar did not arrive with them. After much chatter on Twitter and a few phone calls they found a ... More >>

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    October 13, 2010

    We Are the Willows tour diary, Vol. 6

    Photos by Peter Michael Miller​The last couple weeks have sorta been like one weird vacation.  I haven't played a ton of shows, and I think I've found myself on the beach about three times.  I've been at a drug abuse awareness festival.  I saw all the sights in Washington, D.C.  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    Minneapolis-St.Paul just isn't that stressed out

    Minneapolis is mellow -- comparatively​We hear lots of teeth gnashing over our spiraling homicide count, cuts to our police and firefighting budgets, pot hole-infested roadways and gimpy NFL quarterback. But the truth is, despite that stuff, the Twin Cities is one of the least stressful metrop ... More >>

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    August 30, 2010

    America's Brainiest Metros list skips the Twin Cities

    Minneapolis: Not a Brainiest Metro.​We've got our big, fancy universities and our hi-tech marquee names here in the Twin Cities, but it's not enough, people. Our neighbors in Rochester, Madison, Ames and Iowa City all made it onto something called the Top 20 Brainiest Metros list. We did no ... More >>

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    August 6, 2010

    "Dangerous By Design" ranks Minneapolis first in pedestrian safety

    Photo: Andrew KelsallMinneapolis want you to walk​You want to die trying to cross the street? Move to Florida. At the very least, head south of the Mason-Dixon line. If you don't want to take your life in your hands while out for a stroll, just stay right here in Minneapolis. That's what the g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Lilith Fair moves to Target Center here, oblivion elsewhere

    ​The Lilith Fair was born of an odd doldrum in popular, female-fore music; the bulk of headliners for their first three seasons - before they suspended the festival for eleven years - were cut from the cheesecloth of alternative radio-directed acoustic-type pop (think Joan Osbourne, Indigo Girls, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    Bowerbirds give heartfelt performance at the Varsity

    The band's strength truly lies in their subtlety, with melodies often just an afterthought to mood, and those considerable talents were on full display last evening.

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    January 19, 2010

    Bowerbirds tonight at the Varsity

    Bowerbirds play the Varsity Theater with opening act Sharon Von Etten

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    December 10, 2009

    Pawlenty's still a mystery to most voters in new poll

    Does this mean Tim Pawlenty will be out of the state even more, trying to boost his national profile?

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    August 18, 2009

    Another Lake Harriet sailboat torched

    After one boat was torched last weekend and several others were ransacked, police are investigating another instance of arson on a boat.

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    May 7, 2009

    Miami Herald editor, former Star Tribune editor to head Pulitzer board

    Miami Herald Executive Editor and former Star Tribune Editor Anders Gyllenhaal is the new chairman of the Pulitzer Prize Board

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    Dairy Queen management summed up in children's PC game

    Overworked and sticky Dairy Queen managers will get a ki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2008

    Quick! Make More Babies!

    Fair denizens of Minneapolis (and foul ones, too), the gauntlet has been thrown down. Raleigh, North Carolina has outpaced us in population.

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    February 15, 2007
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    December 15, 2006
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    January 10, 2006

    Nightstand confessional

    What do the Rollergirls read to pass the time in the tour bus, the penalty box, and the hospital?

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    October 17, 2005

    And the Lord said "deep-fry that puppy!"

    The Minnesota State Fair may be head and pork shoulders above its competitors when it comes to deep-fried oddities on a stick, but so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2005

    And the Lord said "deep-fry that puppy!"

    The Minnesota State Fair may be head and pork shoulders above its competitors when it comes to deep-fried oddities on a stick, but so ... More >>

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    March 30, 2005

    Open letter from Rob Rule

    From "Rob Rule on why he's quitting the Turf Club" Open letter from Rob Rule: Notice to Music Fans. As of April 4, 2005 the St. Paul Music Club will officially end its residency at St. Paul's Turf Club, due to the sale of said business and property. Nearly 10 years ago the SPMC approached Turf owner ... More >>

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    April 10, 2002
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    October 1, 1998

    Social Principals

    A Nebraska minister who fought for gay rights in the Methodist church plans to visit Minnesota

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    January 1, 1998

    Love! Valour! Courage?

    Park Square players: Executive director Stephen Lockwood and artistic director Richard Cook.

  • News

    November 26, 1997

    Shades of Mediocrity

    For better or worse, the Star Tribune's new owners will stay the course.

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