Our "Really bad ideas" category was created for this story.A 17-year-old somehow escaped serious injury after plunging from the Mall of America's second floor to the first just after 2:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. Witnesses reported that the teen was doing a handstand on a railing before falling, ... More >>
Yesterday, janitors who clean Target stores announced a two-day strike motivated by what they regard as inadequate pay and benefits, especially in comparison with what janitors who clean Target's corporate headquarters receive.SEE ALSO: Black Friday strike at St. Paul Walmart: "If I lose my job it d ... More >>
Wandering through Midtown Global Market is always a test of willpower. So many culinary delights from around the world are housed in the former Sears building on Lake Street that it's hard to choose which dish to pick. Wander over to the Sonora Grill and you won't regret your choice of one of their& ... More >>
Brace yourselves shoppers, the Brit boy band sensation One Direction is coming to the Mall of America... well, at least their merchandise is. This spring, the band that won the hearts of tweens around the world with "What Makes You Beautiful" will open a store at the mall for a limited time. See a ... More >>
The Minnesota Legislature kicked off the 2013-2014 biennium today at noon. Which means that marching protestors arrived on the Capitol steps at 11:30.See Also:- Take Back the Capitol protests end today- Cover: When will gay marriage be legal in Minnesota?- Marijuana legalization bill could come befo ... More >>
See also: Top 10 Indian restaurants in the Twin Cities Top 10 farmers markets in the Twin Cities Top 10 street eats in the Twin Cities There's no shame in not wanting to cook. With a frantic pace of life, it's hard to carve out the time and energy to hit the grocery store and slog through the dirty ... More >>
SoulTrain.comThere's one fewer soul survivor now that Don Cornelius has passed. The producer, creator, and host of Soul Train was found dead Wednesday morning at his Los Angeles home. He was 75, and his death was reportedly a suicide by self-inflicted gunshot wound.There really should be a movie ... More >>
It appears the Mall of America isn't immune to economic malaise. Cincinnati-based Macy's announced today that it is closing the Bloomingdale's store at the MoA after a 20-year run.
Hellish heat plus buckled roads equals massive traffic headaches.How hot was it? Too damn hot: A record-breaking 103 degrees in Minneapolis, the National Weather Service says. Hot enough to buckle the roads in dozens of places the past few days, turning commutes into nightmares. Hot enough ... More >>
Minnesota's surprising place as a hub of toy crazes
Trilby Busch This Saturday, architectural history buffs can enjoy an informal walking tour and photo shoot in Lowry Hill. Organized by a couple of researchers who have been studying master builder T.P. Healy, who designed and built houses for Minneapolis's high society in the late 1800s, the ... More >>
Art by Curtiss AIt's another strong weekend for free stuff to do. There's dance parties like Wants vs. Needs, and parties including the Red Stag Block Party. Music and art will collide with a gallery show featuring Curtiss A, and the Soap Factory hosts an expo dedicated to the best in comic, zine ... More >>
Under the headline "Radical Renewal," it says Rybak is "a bundle of contradictions."
Don't fear the hungry wallet, everything here is free.
As Minnesotans continue to be tortured by the most annoying sports story of the year, Brett Farve basks in the glory of his indecisiveness and even makes some cash off it.
Well, okay, not scandalous. More like "interesting."
Their crime? Covering the story
A letter carrier in south Minneapolis for 15 years, Vincent Wyckoff sees the full range of humanity on a daily basis. In Beware of the Cat: And Other Encounters of a Letter Carrier, he recounts some of his more memorable moments--from heartwarming elderly birthday parties, to violent attack cats, to ... More >>
Midtown Global Market tries to forge new rules for ethnic markets and eateries
In which a widely anticipated boondoggle turns out to be a boon for Minneapolis's urban fabric
When the farmer is the middleman, the chicken is a revelation
Four questions for the freeway exit-ramp beggars
Hennepin County and Minneapolis are spending millions to rebuild south Minneapolis's main east-west thoroughfare in a new image. But whose vision is it?
20 weird moments from the Twin Cities Celebration of Hip Hop
Everywhere, all the time, something is happening
Five hours of sicilian fables and two tons of recycled tires: Are you interested yet?
Allina signs on to the Sears complex; McManus takes oath
Sticky details for the Sears complex
Plans for the Sears building loom large (again)
Frank revives a labor cry, 'The Cradle Will Rock'; 'Urinetown' whizzes through town
A Critic's Diaries Spank His Subjects
The old Sears complex isn't filling up with new tenants, but there's more than enough rancor to go around
A lone inventor claims Ecolab is waging a dirty fight over clean poultry
Washed-up cowboys, lady mechanics, homeless philosophers--photographer Wing Young Huie has seen it all. Now, by hanging 600 of his Lake Street portraits in public, he's ready to show the city to itself.
The Jungle heaves, Frank Theatre shudders, Outward Spiral recoils
In the promotion and growing success of women's golf, lesbians have always played a part. But only two female pros have come out as gay in the '90s, and local lesbian golfers are careful not to rock the boat for recognition.
Baby Boomers and Block E. Preservation and parks. Urban history and virtual reality. Outgoing city planning director Paul Farmer on the politics and passions that got him fired.
Harris has had a harder time getting things done during the last 10 years than he suggests. His biggest claim to fame in the last decade, for instance, is his failure to redevelop Block E in downtown Minneapolis.
Those who stumble upon the Security Store usually finger the stun gun with laser-sight (Rodney King comments are a staple).
The Living Dead of the Night
Being a collection of notes on the art and science of sleeplessness, with a helpful sidebar on the commercial attractions of the night.