In the coming days, Gimme Noise will profile the 20 finalists in our Twin Cities music photographers 2014 showcase. Ryan Siverson has been shooting concerts and musician portraits locally for about six years. You can see his work in City Pages, Vita.mn, Grantland, and other publications. You also m ... More >>
A Bitter Winter Meritage $12 Only five shopping days left, and you know what that means: cocktails! That's right, step away from the picked-over sale rack and into Saint Paul's Meritage, where you can enjoy a superbly made drink while blithely ignoring all of your holiday obligations. Banish all th ... More >>
Though it's a sorry consolation for lost wages and a defunct government, furloughed federal government employees will be able to claim a free beer at participating St. Paul bars every Tuesday until the government shutdown ends. See also: St. Paul bars giving away one round of beers to government em ... More >>
Billed as Saint Paul's answer to Eat Street, the Little Mekong area at the east end of University Avenue has become something of a destination lately. There are still plenty of shuttered businesses to go around, but with the Central Corridor light rail set to open in 2014 and its easy accessibility ... More >>
If these walls could talk. Urban Lights is one of the longest-running -- and underrated -- music shops in the Twin Cities, and is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this Saturday at Nomad World Pub. That's a pretty big deal; anything lasting 20 years in these ADHD days is nothing short of a miracle, ... More >>
Dare we say it -- summer has finally arrived -- and as it does, increased numbers of weather-weary Twin Citians are taking to their bicycles and hitting the town. They pedal the Lakes, the Grand Rounds, the Greenway, or any of the many urban bike lanes. It is for good reason that we are regularly vo ... More >>
In the wake of love becoming the law in Minnesota, the city of St. Paul quickly overhauled its I Do St. Paul website to make it gay friendly.SEE ALSO: Mary Franson wonders whether marriage equality extends to polygamy"With the passing of the Freedom to Marry act, Saint Paul is now strongly positione ... More >>
-- Updates below jump --The long-awaited day is finally here. This afternoon, the Minnesota House is expected to vote on a bill to legalize same-sex marriage.SEE ALSO: Gay marriage opponents waved bizarre signs during yesterday's Capitol rally [PHOTOS]Earlier this week, DFL leaders said they're tota ... More >>
Central Connecticut State University's annual literacy survey shows Minneapolis holding steady as the third-most literate city in the county, once again behind first-place D.C. and second-place Seattle.LAST YEAR'S RESULTS: Minneapolis 3rd most literate city; St. Paul slipping back into stone age App ... More >>
A day after a photo of him wearing a hijab, Target badge, and lipstick created a firestorm, St. Paul K-9 officer Robert Buth apologized yesterday for his ill-advised Halloween costume choice.SEE ALSO: St. Paul PD investigating photo of purported off-duty cop crossdressing as Muslim woman St. Paul Po ... More >>
The Vikings don't have to release information on how much money they spent lobbying Minnesota in 2011, but the state's local governments do. Their lobbying tab for last year comes in at $8.3 million, according to a 386-page report released Monday by the state auditor's office. That number's a 0.7 ... More >>
AnvilStation 4, St. PaulWednesday, February 22, 2012There was a a heavy amount of enthusiasm when legendary Canadian power metal trio, Anvil finally hit the stage last night at Station 4 in Saint Paul. While age would become a consistent theme of the evening, it was the vibrant and youthful spirit o ... More >>
Chef Jamie Malone has working at Sea Change off and on for years, but recently was promoted to head of the kitchen as the Chef de Cuisine. Yesterday we spent some time chatting with the chef about her early career and world travel (catch up here.) Today we talk to about farmers market ... More >>
Food trucks unite in downtown Saint PaulWith the overwhelming success of the original St. Paul food truck court at City Hall, it was clear the public was clamoring for more. The city responded, working again with Jill Wilson of the 128 Cafe to hood a few parking meters and gather a group of truck ... More >>
It's a Vellee good day in the neighborhoodVellee Deli's slick black truck has been winding through Minneapolis and Saint Paul streets serving a combination of Mexican and Asian cuisines. The new mobile kitchen is owned and operated by William Xiong and his partner/executive chef Joyce Truon ... More >>
An exclusive interview with the band that keeps showing up outside of every one of your favorite concerts.
E85: It's the corn.Minnesota is officially the best state when it comes to replacing gasoline with alternatives that don't line the pockets of Middle East oil sharks, according to the Department of Energy. For that, we can thank the corn, and the Twin Cities Clean Cities Coalition.
Pair wisely. Prepare for spring by planning your garden, pairing your wine and cheese, and picking out the perfect brew, wine, or scotch for your next big shindig. It's all here, this Week in Food. Monday 3/14 Pairing the wrong cheese with your wine can really wreak havoc. Learn how to avoid t ... More >>
As the puddles begin to accumulate from the ground up with the long awaited spring thaw that's in full motion, I can't help but notice a certain "joie de vivre" in the air. Growing more and more tired of looking at my reflection in the snow-covered hills that line the sidewalks, I immediately sen ... More >>
Gotham City Lost And FoundHow much copper, did you say?We've all misplaced a decimal point or two from time to time, right? So our sympathies go out to whomever it was at the St. Paul Police Department today who had to send out this epic correction about Thomas Eugene Gorz, of St. Paul. He ... More >>
John LeechFeast with Fezziwig on Harriet Island. Mr. Fezziwig hosts a feast, Burger Moe's hosts Tim Mahoney, and 20.21 Chef Asher Miller hosts three seconds of ultimate relaxation this Week in Food. Monday 12/29 Get your drink on--with a buddy. Ngon Bistro now offers dinner for two with a pitc ... More >>
Andy Lien Sweet cake, manThe exquisitely tasteful bakery off Marshall in Saint Paul's Merriam Park neighborhood will soon be getting a Minneapolis sister store. Owner Ly Lo says they are hoping for a mid-December opening for their new storefront at 4747 Nicollet Avenu ... More >>
Number 97: DWITT (a.k.a. David Ruddy Witt) City: Saint Paul (Highland Park) Years spent living in MN: 31He may not be an actual rock star, but prolific artist DWITT (David Witt) is as close as you can get without picking up a guitar. In fact, his mere association with an event usuall ... More >>
Next week a new artistically focused open mic project serving the perpetually overlooked Frogtown neighborhood of Saint Paul is launching with one simple goal: to foster Saint Paul's performing arts scene. Open Minds Open Mic is a project spearheaded by longtime host Shahbaz Shah (and many friend ... More >>
A perfect weekend for pickling, canning, and baking (with this produce from the '70s)This week's The Hot Dish was chock-full of great stories and events about food and drink. Here's a recap of some highlights:~The word on the street is that there is so freakin' much to eat. How do you decid ... More >>
The third Rock the Boat fundraiser, produced by Minnesota non-profit VEGA Productions (who gave us the Minnesota Beatle Project compilation) and benefiting music and art programs in Saint Paul public schools, takes place tomorrow night aboard two connected Padelford River Boats that launch from Harr ... More >>
A 55-year-old man who was the victim of an intentional hit-and-run has died. Now St. Paul police are asking for the public's help in tracking down the man who did it.Danny Elwin Wright was hit outside of a homeless mission. He was rushed to Regions Hospital, where he died Saturday night from head ... More >>
The Pist were as popular as a mid-nineties, socially-pissed, recidivist hardcore band could be, which makes them almost infamous and largely unknown..except maybe in our towns. Minneapolis and Saint Paul have been considered punk as fuck for as long as that word has, it's just a fact. And that's ... More >>
Photo: sanjoselibraryGive it away nowAll these accolades are starting to make us blush: Cleanest city, bike-friendliest city, greatest housing prices -- the list just grows. Now, for the fourth year in a row, the Twin Cities area has been ranked tops in the U.S. for volunteering by the Corp ... More >>
This week kicks off in a shitty barn and culminates in hell. Need we say more? The Week in Food . . .Tuesday 6/15 Summit is like the little black dress of beers. It goes with everything: stuffed jalapenos and deviled eggs, beer cheese fondue, Creole shrimp coleslaw, and especially roasted pig w ... More >>
Holy Crap! It's Art-a-Whirl weekend! Non-stop art and rock and roll takes over NorthEast this weekend with art shows, all-day indoor/outdoor performances, some bands floating down the river in houseboats, and general festival madness for 72 straight hours. This annual tradition is so broad an ... More >>
Looking through a list of vintage drink recipes, I was excited to find a cocktail called Saint Paul. A gin and rum drink made with bitter lemon soda and Angostura bitters provided one challenge--locating bitter lemon soda. The soda is a product made by Schweppes (not lemon sour) and not commo ... More >>
Photo: drcuervoDolan and Harrington don't want to see your papersMinneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan and St. Paul Police Chief John Harrington have just issued a joint statement saying they are dead set against the Arizona-style anti-immigrant bill introduced to the state House yesterday by St ... More >>
"We've created loyalty that the other stores don't have," Furth says.
For every dollar raised the Mortenson Construction Company plans to match up to $20,000.
We've got to give St. Paul a little more credit now that they officially have a national shrine located up on that hill overlooking downtown.
Good things come to those at wait-- the exhaustive regional hip-hop sampler is up for grabs at last.
The Evening Rig and Absent Arch also on-hand to celebrate the venerable music blog's 5th birthday
Hot on the heels of their outstanding "Die Off Songbird," Maps of Norway have booked their farewell show. Gimme Noise talks over the high points with bassist Matt Helgeson.