The city of Cairo, Illinois, is pronounced "KAY-ro." Missouri has a Nevada called "Ne-VAY-dah." Here in Minnesota, there's New Prague, as in, "Pray-ge." And those are just the homographs. Every state has them: Places with names that locals and non-locals alike trip up. They can give away a newco ... More >>
Warped Tour 2013Canterbury Park, ShakopeeSunday, July 22, 2013Warped's tagline this year was "Best Day Ever." For some kids who wait all year for this day, that motto certainly rings true. The Vans Warped Tour plays out a little like a high school lunch room, but only with more misfits and kids that ... More >>
From Snoop Dogg to Atmosphere, the festival boasts a variety of talent
Last night, Mark Dayton had some choice words for the audience of a "Meetings with Mark" forum event in Shakopee.SEE ALSO: Conservatives upset Mark Dayton missed speech for birth of first grandchildWhen the topic of giving legislators raises came up, Dayton said, "they're terribly underpaid," prompt ... More >>
Minnesota Monthly has released a list of the Twin Cities' most powerful leaders calling the shots, and a few names from the music realm popped up there. The most recognizable to a regular Gimme Noise reader would be Doomtree rapper Dessa, who was the final entry in the 75-person tally.And we're not ... More >>
Susan McCarty, took her 11-year-old nephew and his sister to Valleyfair on August 23. What a nice thing to do, right?Well, it's not so nice when you allegedly make the poor little guy spend the ride home home in the trunk of your Lexus because you're worried his wet clothes might damage the leather ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Michael Biskey, south Mpls resident, could get 10 years for having a bunch of pot in his garage-- Shakopee women's prison houses 79 murderers, is across street from elementary school, has no fence-- Twin Cities 4th-most peaceful metro; Minnesota 4th-most peaceful state, study finds [GRAP ... More >>
The Basilica Block Party marks the beginning of July and the end of weeks of promotion for presenting radio station Cities 97, who bring soft-rocker Mat Kearney and Train on Friday and alt-country group The Avett Brothers on Saturday night. 311 will be swinging through Minneapolis on their national ... More >>
Depending on how old you are, the name Yellowcard might bring to mind high school nostalgia, but they're still evolving and reinventing themselves. The band recently went through a shakeup with their violinist Sean Mackin learning and getting treated for thyroid cancer, and their bassist Sean O'Donn ... More >>
37-year-old Shakopee resident Marc Patefield didn't quite take home the ultimate prize, but still had to feel honored after being named one of America's hottest dads.As one of four iVillage Hot Dads Contest finalists, Patefield flew to New York for the announcement of the winner on Tuesday's Today s ... More >>
Billy Jack Melton brought his brand of drunken southern justice to the most sober of occasions -- a sixth-grade choir concert at Shakopee High School.Melton, a 34-year-old Georgia resident, was at the school on May 24 to watch his girlfriend's child perform. Reeking of booze, he climbed on stage to ... More >>
Despite the "Twin Cities hip-hop scene being oversaturated" this is the weekend that the Twin Cities hip-hop scene looks forward to the most. If you're thinking of heading down to Shakopee son Sunday for Soundset, better head there early or carpool; last year the traffic was held up for two hours. M ... More >>
Minnesota's biggest annual hip-hop showcase enters its fifth year
Related:Soundset 2012 lineup announcedWith Soundset 2012 less than a month away now, the Rhymesayers Entertainment folks have launched a rapid-fire barrage of new videos.Conveniently enough, the guys featured in these fresh clips -- Brother Ali, MaLLy, I Self Devine, and Aesop Rock -- will all take ... More >>
In response to a question about Tim Walz's bill that would ban insider trading by members of Congress, U.S. Rep John Kline, R-Lakeville, adamantly told his constituents during a Monday town hall event in Shakopee that insider trading "is just as illegal for me as it is for anybody in this room."T ... More >>
On the eve of its closing weekend, a fire has burned several booths at the Minnesota Renaissance Fair in Shakopee. The fire started around 6:15 a.m. this morning, a few hours before the fair was set to open. The fire was thought to have started in a chicken shack, which had burned up by the time ... More >>
Flax USAA local alternative to soy or rice milk.Health nuts like to sprinkle a little flax seed into granola, smoothies, and the like, to give their diet a boost of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, with the hopes of reducing cholesterol and helping their hearts, among other things. Historically ... More >>
An extra day to the weekend? We'll take it!
Photo by Dan MonickWith their seventh full-length album, The Family Sign, due out April 12, Atmosphere have announced a 21-date 'Family Tour' that will kick off April 20 in Colombus. The tour doesn't include any local dates just yet (the group will complete their five-date loop of the outer areas ... More >>
A blizzard's just another excuse to play in the snow.Congratulations. You survived Snowmageddon. We've listed the Top 20 snowfall totals for the Twin Cities area below. Now you need to shovel out the car and pay attention to the Snow Emergency parking rules (we're on Day 2). Stay warm.
Sever and Sharon Peterson first heard about field-sized mazes from an agricultural exchange student visiting from England in 1971. Taking note of the hedge mazes popular in Europe for centuries, the Peterson's decided it would be a great idea to follow their lead, but with corn. Now in their ... More >>
The pool at Valleyfair: it can be stinkyWe have to admit, an afternoon spent sucking on cotton candy, flailing about on roller coasters, and wading into a massive, potentially pee-filled pool with hundreds of strangers sounds like a good way to induce a solid bout of vomit. But yesterday afternoo ... More >>
Screenshot via KSTPSecurity video from Mystic Lake Casino provided to KSTP by police shows Deanna Stanius making a cash withdrawalDeanna Stanius, once the administrative assistant at Shakoee High School, appears to have a mighty big gambling jonze. She's been arrested on suspicion of steali ... More >>
Joshua James WalkerJoshua James Walker, a 34-year-old Shakopee man with a rap sheet stretching back a dozen years, has been identified as the guy who stole a car yesterday in Plymouth, stabbed 30-year-old Asia King to death in Shakopee, and then was shot dead by cops in a ditch on Highway 169 ... More >>
Shakopee racetrack and events center Canterbury Park is developing a new 28-acre site on the north end of its property that owners say will allow them to host more events like this summer's Soundset (May 30), Lilith Fair (July 18), and Warped Tour (August 1)."The new location will help to minimi ... More >>
MyLifetime.comHe might have been voted off Project Runway in 2009, but Shakopee native Christopher Straub is a total winner in our book, getting ready to debut 24 looks at the St. Paul Hotel this Sunday in what is sure to be a Fashion Week highlight. We talked to Straub over the phone this week ... More >>
Photo by Ben ClarkAndrew W.K. at SXSW 2010The Twin Cities date for the 2010 Vans Warped Tour has been announced: The tour will stop at Canterbury Park on Sunday, August 1, with a few unexpected names like Andrew W.K. and the Alkaline Trio thrown in amongst a smattering of pop-punk bands. See belo ... More >>
Rock's Man In White will headline the Warped Tour, backed by a full band for the first time in nearly four years.
A list for the undecided, wayward, ghoulish traveler this weekend.
Instead of cheering on your favorite thoroughbred, you could be watching the most awkward animal races ever. Just imagine galloping camels and tumbling ostriches.
The drugs were valued at about $455,000 wholesale, police say.
Monday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
One of them will throw you from a moving car and the other will just feel like it
Think gangs won't invade your perfect outer ring suburb because they're too busy causing problems in the scary urban hellholes of the state? Wrong. Your ideal shelter from that out-of-control mayhem in the cities will soon come crumbling apart too.
Pharcyde and MF Doom? Looks like the 500 pound gorilla of hip hop festivals put on some weight over the winter.
Monday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
Boss Kelly's budget smacks of election-year politics
Sewage sludge: Fertilizer or public menace?
Beyond the grandstand at Canterbury Park, where horseracing isn't the only religion
Director Cheryl Dunye brings her research stint at the Shakopee women's prison to bear on Stranger Inside
Halloween ain't no spectator sport around here
Bob Brown always knew he was Indian. Now he wants the government to recognize his tribe.
Looking for a painless way to lose your shirt? Head down to the Canterbury Card Club, where bad luck comes in spades, some lucky schmo is always raking in all the chips, and even if you win the house takes its cut.