• Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Hell's Kitchen family recalls 10 years of heaven and hell

    For some it was a time to bust out noise makers, party hats, and devil's horns as this last weekend, Hell's Kitchen turned ten years old. For others it sparked a time of reflection. It's a time of looking back in awe on something that could've never been. I recently had the opportunity to sit down w ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012

    Girl Scout cookie season begins with a new store at MOA

    It's that time of year again, when hordes of eight-year-old girls--and their parents--begin pushing boxes of those strangely addictive cookies. Girl Scouts in southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin officially begin their cookies sales on Saturday, but to kick off the season the Scouts will stage a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Girl Scouts announce new cookie

    ​As the holiday season winds down and Americans begin to recover from their self-induced sugar comas brought on by binges of fruitcake, gingerbread, and--in Minnesota, at least--lefse and rosettes, how is a foodie with a sweet tooth expected to survive until the stores begin stocking pas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    South Minneapolis standing up to door-to-door salesmen

    ​Stop me if you've heard this one. (Knock-knock.)"Who's there? Because if it's a door-to-door salesman, I want you to know that I am an angry south Minneapolis homeowner and I've had it up to here with you guys!"Admittedly, the punchline needs work, but it's pretty much true. After years of relent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Did Girl Scout cookie sales put troops in debt?

    Girl ScoutsDid girl scouts lose major cash over cookie sales?​That's what WCCO's recent report on the subject seems as if it'd like us to believe. The TV station's spin makes the situation out to seem like some sash-wearing, slave-driving Girl Scout Grand Poobah dumped a semi-load of cookies at ea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Make your own Girl Scout Cookies

    oldfashionedsodafountain.blogspot.comForget the box and DIY ​A recent declaration by some Minnesota Girl Scouts that they would refuse to participate in the annual cookie fundraiser because their council sold off four beloved summer camps got our attention. Sure, we love the delicious cookies, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Girl Scout cookies go high tech

    oldfashionedsodafountain.blogspot.comA little bite of childhood.In the last day or so, Twitter has exploded with #girlscoutcookies tweets, and with good reason. Green-sashed girls across the country are delivering pre-ordered boxes to homes and offices this week. Don't let envy overcome you as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Girl Scout cookie season starts Feb. 5--and there's one big change this year

    Girl ScoutsSay what? Downsizing Girl Scout cookies?​It's the time of the year when you start to notice those order forms around the office and Scouts-turned-businesswomen giving their best pitch at grocery stores. Smell the Thin Mints in the air, 'tis the season of Girl Scout cookies. The G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Farmgirl Sisterhood storms the Twin Cities

    Girl Scouts for grown-ups: The Farmgirl Sisterhood​The Farmgirl Sisterhood--think of it as Girl Scouts for grown-ups--is coming to the Creative Connections Conference, a.k.a. "mompreneur" meet-up, in Minneapolis this weekend. The group's founder is Mary Jane Butters, the organic food/lifestyle ... More >>

  • News

    March 10, 2010

    Minneapolis skyway can be yours for just $50,000 cash

    Plus: Unibrow bandit strikes with furrowed fierceness

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2010

    Girl Scout cookie sales top nation thanks to "Minnesota Nice"

    C'mon folks! Don't blame "Minnesota Nice" for your cookie habit. Why can't we all just embrace the fact that these cookies are amazing and support young ladies in the community?

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    August 5, 2005

    An Iconoclastic Defense

    Girl Scout mom who absconds with cookie dough may just deserve every nickel The story's in the Washington Post, but the lede (a little journalism jargon for you) is straight out of the "Good Morning America" scriptwriter's handbook: It took long weekends camped outside their local grocery stores a ... More >>