Well, Minnesota, it's finally happening: Dunkin' Donuts is giving us another chance. The chain's first Minnesota location opened in Rochester's Kahler Grand Hotel on June 30, and five additional Rochester locations will open in the coming months. On Monday, Dunkin' announced plans to open seven loca ... More >>
Gov. Mark Dayton does not support changes to Minnesota's minimum wage law, a spokesperson for the politician said on Monday. The Rochester-Post Bulletin published a story on Monday morning quoting Dayton as saying, "It may be that we have to fine-tune [the minimum wage law]," in regard to restauran ... More >>
The MNGOP's new social media memo must not have reached southern Minnesota, as late last month, the Rochester Tea Party Patriots sounded the alarm about an anti-Muslim "report" they apparently couldn't figure out is fake.SEE ALSO: The Onion's "Bachmann Thankful No Americans Died In Sikh Shooting" st ... More >>
We knew it when Mayor R.T. Rybak opened City Hall after hours for Minnesota's first same-sex weddings this summer, but now the Human Right Campaign is letting everyone else know, too: Minneapolis is one of the country's "shining examples of LGBT inclusivity." See Also: - The 2012 Index: St. Paul ran ... More >>
The fringes of the Land of 10,000 Lakes (and NoDak) get their yearly dose of Rhymesayers again in February. The fourth annual Welcome to Minnesota tour, spearheaded by Atmosphere, has just announced its 2014 itinerary. Along for the ride this year are Toki Wright x Big Cats, who are set to spread t ... More >>
As soon as gay marriage was legalized in Minnesota, supporters looked ahead towards Pride weekend, knowing that the celebrations and the pageantry were going to be even more enthusiastic and impassioned this year. And event organizers certainly went all out to mark the historic occasion, with the en ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. Ahead of Low's highly anticipated show at the Fitzgerald this Saturday night, an intimate la Blogotheque live performance from Paris by Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker leads t ... More >>
Man, you wonder how Jan Throndson is feeling this morning. Because yesterday, he lost his campaign for Rochester City Council president to a dead guy.SEE ALSO: MNGOP Rep. Keith Downey lists dead guys as supporters in newspaper ad (and loses election last night) Throndson was defeated by Denny Hanson ... More >>
First Wisconsin, then Rochester, and now Duluth? Sadly, it appears that's the case.SEE ALSO: Laura Mulholland, Rochester anti-Obama racist, has a public Facebook profile For the third time in recent weeks, an Obama hater has chosen an especially hateful way to express their opposition to the preside ... More >>
Laura Mulholland -- the Rochester racist whose backyard display features a bayonet-pierced empty chair hanging from a noose -- didn't have her picture published along with an online report about her anti-Obama views.SEE ALSO: Openly racist woman's anti-Obama display: Bayonet-stabbed chair hanging fr ... More >>
Related:Wilco's Minnesota dates: Rochester and Duluth and that's itThe excellent lineup for this Sunday's Kill Kancer benefit show includes local luminaries -- young and old -- but the all-star band Golden Smog will not feature an appearance by sometime collaborator Jeff Tweedy.Over the years, the g ... More >>
Last weekend, for the second time in just over a year, unknown vandals spray-painted "KKK" and a swastika onto the house of a Somali family in Rochester.Muslim civil rights leaders aren't taking the latest incident lying down. Lori Saroya, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relati ... More >>
Minnesota is known for lots of things. Lakes, casseroles, and an intentional lack of eye contact immediately come to mind. What Minnesota in not particularly known for is cheese. That's been the hallmark of our neighbors to the east since the borders were drawn. Whitney McChane is on a one ... More >>
Related:SXSW: Polica as the road teamPolica at First Avenue (with cover shoot outtakes) River's Edge Music Festival 2012 at Harriet Island lineupAlthough MInneapolis electro-percussive soul collective Polica aren't quite at the level of an Ellen DeGeneres shout-out yet, they're about to get a huge a ... More >>
Yesterday, the House and Senate approved two distinct abortion crackdowns.The House bill would ban so-called "telemedicine abortions" and require the physical presence of a doctor when an abortion is performed. The Senate bill would mandate abortion clinics to be licensed and subject them to random ... More >>
Being the tallest man in America isn't as fun as you might imagine.'If I were that tall,' you might be thinking, 'I'd surely make a fortune playing basketball.' But it's impossible to play basketball when your feet, clad with ill-fitting shoes, are unable to support 7'8" worth of girth.That's the ... More >>
Rochester mailmen are mad as hell and they aren't going to take it anymore.The U.S. Postal Service has suspended mail delivery to Rochester's Parkside Mobile Home Park following 42 "animal incidents" last year, most all of which presumably involved loose dogs. Parkside's roughly 100 residents wil ... More >>
Eleven years after selling out First Avenue for the very first time, Atmosphere make a triumphant return to the Mainroom tonight as part of their second annual Welcome to Minnesota tour. The circuitous trek through their home state has already found Slug and Ant hitting up Mankato and Bemidji ... More >>
Smooth.If you live in Olmstead County, you're now about half as likely to die of a heart attack than you were ten years ago. That's according to a new paper out of the Mayo Clinic. So what are our southern neighbors doing that's so heart healthy? Researchers at Mayo think it's because they can' ... More >>
Robert M. Lee, gentleman millionaire.He owned the private jet winging its way from Reno to a Rochester hospital, so 83-year-old millionaire Robert M.Lee must have figured he could treat the paramedic flying with him like a piece of property too. "I can do whatever I want," he told the nurse, who ... More >>
The betting form was supposed to be routed through the office of a legislative aide for Sen. David Senjem.Evidently the prospect of shutting down state government and laying off 36,000 state workers is so entertaining to some Republican staffers at the Legislature that they ginned up a March ... More >>
The "Choose Life" llicense plate being proposed by Republicans.Republicans are busy in the culture warrior kitchen. Today, a group of them introduced H.F. 91, which calls for the creation of "Choose Life" license plates. Funds from the sale of the plates would be directed only to counties that a ... More >>
Photo by Dan MonickAtmosphere is embarking on a hyper-local tour next month for a trek they are billing as the "Welcome to Minnesota" tour. Prof, Los Nativos, and DJ Abilities will be along for the ride on the five-date journey. There's no Twin Cities date on this tour, so metro fans will have to ... More >>
A new show called M@d About had its launch this week, and it features two very lovely local bands as the principal musical talent. Total Babe and Nice Purse's gauzy, child-like, cedar-scented pop seem a pretty great compliment for "a sketch comedy show that explores topics important to teens, twe ... More >>
After a lengthy investigation led to the removal of more than 200 dogs and rabbits from a farm, the owner of the animals is getting a probationary slap on the wrist.
Jonathon Sharkey tells us via phone from Tampa, Fla., that he's out of jail, and he still plans on announcing his candidacy on the Ides of March.
Jonathon Sharkey tells the Rochester Post-Bulletin to beware the Ides of March.
Champps' Minneapolis location was sued last week for not paying for over $170,000 worth of goods and services.
When President Obama spoke at the Target Center in Minneapolis Saturday, one supporter in the crowd got one heck of a shoutout. So who is this guy?
ExpressJet Holdings made a public apology Thursday to the passengers that were forced to stay on a plane for six hours on the tarmac with no food, overflowing toilets, and crying babies.
There are a lot of inappropriate (and illegal) things that happen behind hotel room doors. But is watching pay-per-view porn one of them?
Fire devastates a St. Charles meat processor, leaves hundreds jobless.
Minnesota's economy will completely fall apart in about seven months and we can only point our fingers at the obvious: those nasty little scoundrels heading back to school before Labor Day.
A coalition of independent record stores hangs on for dear life
Galvanic punks Sweet J.A.P. split up last year, but their members have remained friends and found love in a handful of new bands
Rumsfeld rakes it in, Bob Tilton toots it out, Johnny Depp sucks you in, the Minnesota blog of the day leaves you out and more...
But rejoice not: Cities in the Dakotas and Wisconsin rate higher Forbes.com has compiled an exhaustive list of the best metro areas for businesses or careers. The math that goes into it--cost of living, cost of doing business, income growth--is predictably corporate-minded, but offers an interestin ... More >>
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