In an announcement made yesterday, Caribou Coffee Company, Inc., based in Minneapolis, has made the decision to close 80 of its lower-performing stores across the country, including at least two in the metro area. In addition to the store closings, Caribou will rebrand another 88 locations ... More >>
Over the weekend, the Twin Cities' macroeconomy made headlines thanks to new data showing it has bounced back from the recession stronger than any other Midwest metro.SEE ALSO: Minnesota's economic recovery driven by McJobs, not middle-class jobs "Measures of output for the Twin Cities benefit from ... More >>
Around 9 a.m. today, a police officer fired shots at a Richfield home in the 6600 block of Park Avenue South, hitting at least one person, according to Hennepin County Sheriff spokeswoman Lisa Kiava.
SEE ALSO:-- Woodbury and Edina are top extramarital affair locales in Twin Cities, says AshleyMadison.com-- Edina drunk driver refuses to put down burrito, offers bribe, blows .284, flips bird during mugEdina High School has arguably the most storied athletic history in the state. In fact, in 2005, ... More >>
It's been a slow build for the Andale Taqueria Y Mercado. Co-owner Fernando Mellado notes that there was about $30,000 in business in the first month of the restaurant side of the business. It didn't take long, however, for that to triple. Along the way, the restaurant has picked up fans and accolad ... More >>
A video report put together by local independent media activists and members of Communities United Against Police Brutality finds that police officers and county deputies have been giving drugs to young people hanging out near Peavey Plaza as part of an impairment study.One officer who spoke to jour ... More >>
Drunks, among other things, did away with the dim sum. After opening in 2006, Jun Bo established a reputation as a favorite Chinese restaurant, particularly for its dim sum brunches. But its late-night weekend hours--3 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays--and alleged lax approach to alcohol service ... More >>
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has identified 47-year-old Dean Schmitz, of Richfield, as the man who was stabbed to death early Sunday morning near the Schooner Tavern in south Minneapolis. Minneapolis cops and paramedics found him alive at about 12:30 a.m. on the 2900 block of 27th Av ... More >>
The economy claims another victim.Borders, the bookseller, has been teetering on the edge of bankruptcy for a while now, hamstrung by online competition and the recession, so its Chapter 11 filing is hardly a surprise. That doesn't make the news any easier for employees at four of the company's ... More >>
Cafe LatteCelebrate with a big sliceIf you haven't heard, today is officially Chocolate Cake Day--and that's all the excuse you need to celebrate with a little sweet, cakey cocoa consumption. We don't recommend tackling an entire cake on your own, but there's no harm in jumping on the bandwag ... More >>
Thai food comes to Linden HIlls.The long-lost Naviya's is back! Naviya's Thai Kitchen opened this weekend on 43rd Street and Sheridan (between Dunn Bros. and Famous Dave's), filling a void in Linden Hills dining scene left when Rice Paper decamped for Edina. Naviya and Kim La Barge have ear ... More >>
sleepfordaysMexican food, yes. Mexican workers, no.At least 48 workers at area Chipotle restaurants have been fired after rumors that the Immigration and Customs Service conducted an I-9 audit or "desktop raid" looking for undocumented immigrants.Brad Sigal, a member of the Minnesota Immigrant Ri ... More >>
Source: Mn/DOTDon Machacek rescues mom and kids from sinking carStella Obadioya and her two kids are lucky to be alive today, after a Mn/DOT video camera picked up their submerged car in a pond near I-35 in Richfield and Don Machacek came to their rescue. Bear in mind as you watch this video ... More >>
Dear Dara reports the news on who's going into the Rice Paper spot in Linden Hills as Rice Paper is moving to 50th/France: It's the long-lost Naviya's making a comeback. Naviya and Kim La Barge owned a Thai restaurant in Grand Marais of all places, then took over the former Ketsana's in Rich ... More >>
We'd like to go somewhere for Middle Eastern food--maybe Persian or Lebanese--with a nice ambiance. Any suggestions? Depends on what you mean by "nice," I guess, but I'm assuming you want something a little more ambient than Emily's Lebanese Deli in Northeast. In that case, you could try th ... More >>
Photo: ICESureno members were among those arrestedImmigration and Customs Enforcement agents said today they've arrested 18 members from notorious gangs including Sureno-13 and Vatos Locos working the drug trade in Minneapolis, Bloomington and Richfield. The arrests came after a weeklong op ... More >>
Image Courtesy of: Kris Drake "Stuck Between Stations." Stuck Between Stations. One is the name of a song by Brooklyn band the Hold Steady (whose singer is at work on a movie project of his own, adapting Chuck Klosterman's Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs). The other is the name of a film conceived, ... More >>
The truly dangerous fashion addicts are the kind who would spend their last fistful of cash on a pair of shoes instead of a bag of groceries. This is especially true for me when it comes to retro fashion (the good kind, not the butterfly collars and high-water polyester pants). To that end, it's ... More >>
Richfield Police Chief Barry Fritz was among those who were on hand for the Washington press conference.
The retailing giant is looking for a few hundred good tweeps.
Best Buy just decided to demote a large portion of their employees working in managerial positions in their stores so there will be even more nuts breathing down your neck to ensure you are "finding everything alright."
Two fantastic Thai places revealed in the suburbs—so rejoice! Or gnash your teeth, depending.
Mad Peeaire would like to talk to you about Aristotle, Wilde, Blake, Freud--and his childhood memories of a goat-buggering orgy. Why won't you listen?
The state Supreme Court sides with a homeowner in Richfield redevelopment spat
Listening to John Prine at the mouth of a freeway
Why the gentle grotesqueries in Chris Mars's paintings seem so human
Is the ministry of cultural warfare the most important thing to happen to the local theater scene since a man named Guthrie came to town?
A great new French pâtisserie in a Richfield shopping center
Big Brother is watching: Can he tell whether you prefer good gin or cheap beer?
A developer makes an offer to move 68 homes out of Richfield. Best Buy favors demolition.
Northwest flight attendants gear up for a new strike formula--minimum cost, maximum headache
Meet 10 teens and twentysomethings working to improve conditions for the queer kids that follow in their wake
They Made their kids paint over the graffiti and throw out the gang clothes, and they thought they'd seen thelast of the 2-1 Click. Then one of their sons turned up dead in a richfield parking lot.
Last night, while the nation trembled in anticipation of momentous changes,
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