Sara RiceTopped with caramelized onions and Swiss and cheddar cheeses, this is one of 20 burgers on the menuWith the economy doing, uh, not so well, restaurateur Moe Sharif seized a chance to take over the former Il Vesco Vino space and expand his kingdom across the street. The result: an aff ... More >>
Thanks to Spamalot, the son of former St. Paul Mayor Randy Kelly is dating American Idol Clay Aiken
St. Paul's bravest want to kick their chief to the curb
Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher and former St. Paul Police Chief Bill Finney both have long and proud histories in St. Paul policing circles—and reputations for political heavy-handedness. Observers say they're alike in many ways. Is that why the
Usually when the words "boondoggle" and "Mississippi River" are uttered in the same sentence, you can bet that the phrase "U.S. Army Corps of Engineers" will follow in short order. As has been well-documented, the Corps loves to pour tons of concrete (and billions of dollars) into the Mississippi fo ... More >>
After the final remaining Hmong refugee camp in Thailand closed, Minnesota greeted five thousand new residents with warm words and closed doors. Now many are homeless and struggling to survive.
The battle at this stage has revealed one interesting strategy: Opponents of the ban are looking toward the capitol to push for a statewide ban in the upcoming legislative session.
The ways and means committee of the Minneapolis City Council voted to toughen up the city's living wage ordinance this afternoon. The measure passed 4-2, with council members Barret Lane and Dan Niziolek in opposition. Under the new ordinance companies that contract with the city to provide service ... More >>
Rumors have circulated for weeks that another legitimate contestant will enter the St. Paul mayor's race. Tomorrow morning long-time Green Party activist Elizabeth Dickinson will officially announce her candidacy. Dickinson made a surprisingly strong run to win the Ward Two city council seat i ... More >>
In a sidebar to an article celebrating the liberal nature of cities (which somewhat shamelessly swipes the "urban archipelago" analogy offered in this classic post-election Stranger essay), The Nation's John Nichols goes in search of progressive city leaders. He finds four mayors worthy of short ... More >>
Despite hefty losses, Minneapolis bar owners can't get anyone to reconsider the smoking ban
New rules could bring patronage jobs back to St. Paul. Say hello to boss Kelly.
Ms. Reiter goes to St. Paul
Lots of layoffs. Cheap leases. Empty offices. Welcome to downtown St. Paul.
Key St. Paul City Council races enter the home stretch
Favorites from the second week of the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival
Norm Coleman's "St. Paul miracle" gets a withering report card
R.T. Rybak alters his stance on a publicly funded ballpark
Is there any way to keep Major League Baseball in Minnesota? Well, for starters we could get a judge to classify Carl Pohlad as a vulnerable adult...
A longtime antismoking advocate just says no to billboards
A few days at the races with St. Paul mayoral candidate Jay Benanav
The Minnesota Wild hockey hoo-ha is a high-stakes political power game featuring a lineup of heavy hitters--and you can't tell the players without this City Pages program.
Thr Strib's Dubious Timing Puts it on the Wrong Side of Another Local Pol
The neo-liberal creed: We're tired of feeling your pain.