An ordinance change that would deregulate single-stall bathrooms in Minneapolis is sailing through the City Council process and should receive final approval next week.The ordinance, which is the work of council member Andrew Johnson, would leave the choice of whether to have unisex bathrooms to ind ... More >>
Now, we appreciate good street art as much as anybody else, but when you're throwing up a tag on something that could potentially cost a small, locally owned, independent business some hard earned cash, you're not so much a street artist as a dickhead with a spray can. Well-known Twin Cities chef Sa ... More >>
As if running his own Irish whiskey company weren't work enough, 2 Gingers mastermind and owner Kieran Folliard has set his sights on a new project. The Digging, a small-scale incubator in northeast Minneapolis, will help give local, artisan food makers not only a home, but also access to a wide arr ... More >>
The ACLU might not be happy about it, but Minneapolis City Council Member John Quincy says granting the MLB's request to create a "Clean Zone" around Target Field during a two week stretch surrounding this summer's All-Star Game "is something we have to do and should do."THE BACKSTORY: ACLU blasts M ... More >>
How the U.S. Chamber of Commerce became the greatest (bumbling) enemy of America
Locally Laid, a farm specializing in pasture-raised, free-range eggs from Wrenshall, MN is within pecking distance of winning the chance to advertise on one of the most expensive TV spots: the Superbowl. See also: Top 5 local stout beers
A billboard recently erected in Moorhead has left some Chamber of Commerce officials with bunched panties.SEE ALSO: North Dakota tries to market itself as hookup haven, fails The plain-looking billboard (visible above), bought and paid for by the Greater North Dakota Chamber of Commerce, simply says ... More >>
In the three months since R.T. Rybak announced he wouldn't seek a fourth term as mayor of Minneapolis, a full cast of characters has emerged to vie for his seat in City Hall. There are the three City Council Members with their history of competition and split votes. There's the sole non-DFL candidat ... More >>
Governor Dayton gave a speech to the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce last night, and depending on what you read, the takeaway was either that he got a standing ovation or a cold reception from the business community.SEE ALSO: Fox 9 led last night's 10 o'clock newscast with a real head-scratcher of a s ... More >>
City Council Member Gary Schiff has thrown his hat into next year's mayoral race -- sort of.See Also:- Betsy Hodges files to run for mayor as she and Gary Schiff await Rybak's decision- Dangerous Man Brewing Co. to open early January - Gary Schiff accused of making classist liquor store-brewpu ... More >>
Rep. Ernie Leidiger, R-Mayer, has three tax liens filed against him and reportedly owes $144,000 in overdue state and federal taxes.SEE ALSO: Rep. Ernie Leidiger outed for inviting Bradlee Dean to lead House prayerIs the failing small business owner from the party of personal accountability being ac ... More >>
This Week in Food will take you all over the metro, from a food fest in Blaine to a wine tasting in Cannon Falls, so get out to parts unknown (to you) and start eating. 6/18 Sure it's last minute, but it's Summit and Barrio! There are still seats left at Cocina del Barrio's Summit beer dinner, whi ... More >>
The 99% protested US Bank President Richard Davis' speech.US Bank President Richard Davis addressed the 1% at a Minnesota Chamber of Commerce luncheon this afternoon while the 99% protested outside. The "Golden Boy of Wall Street," as the New York Times recently dubbed him, was there to discuss ... More >>
Google: Still a twinkle in Minnesota small business owners' eyes.Google, one might think, has this whole internet thing figured out. And Minnesota, one might think, is a technologically sophisticated state, wired from corner to corner.As it turns out, Minnesotans have a lot of room to grow in ter ... More >>
Get a taste of Edina.Started as a vehicle to showcase the fine restaurants of the Southwest Suburb, the Taste of Edina has grown over the years to include many, many fine quaffs from the City of Edina's Liquor Stores. Chosen by Store Director, Steve Grausam, seventy wines, twenty beers and eighte ... More >>
The home of the gastronomic meal.UNESCO, in all its wisdom, added the gastronomic meal of the French to its list of intangible world heritage back in November, along with Croatian gingerbread, a Peruvian scissor dance, and the hopping procession of Echternach from Luxembourg. In all, 46 new eleme ... More >>
Bachmann vs. Stephanopoulos: No contest.Never letting the facts get in the way of a good soundbite, Michele Bachmann's been caught with her pants on fire by PolitiFact again. George Stephanopoulos, on "Good Morning America," asked her why it was okay for the wealthy to get tax breaks, but no ... More >>
ShironekoEuroSay something the advertisers don't like, lose your job.The wall protecting editorial content from advertising concerns is looking a little shaky at the Stoughton Courier Hub in Wisconsin.In July, the weekly paper's new editor, Autumn Drussell, wrote an editorial announcing that she ... More >>
Today a federal judge struck down a state law banning corporations from spending on political advertising, endorsements, and other campaign activities, on the grounds that the law violated the First Amendment rights... of corporations.The decision, by Judge Paul Magnuson, relies on the U.S. Supre ... More >>
A lawyer representing the company readily admits the President Barack Obama has done nothing impeachable.
Meet the invisible hands behind some of the state's biggest bills
Drat! We were hoping the Google folks might help solve the Yelp's problems with anonymous reviews...
Former state Rep. Bill Haas of Champlin said today he will officially run in the gubernatorial race.
Robert Lilligren had quite a week. One he won't forget, unless he has a two-buck-chuck bender this weekend.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has released an attack ad against Al Franken, who was publicly critical of the organiz ... More >>
During last year's St. Paul mayoral race, challenger Chris Coleman frequently promised to push for a beefed-up living wage ordinance if elected. Today the first-year mayor followed through on that promise, laying out his proposal at a press conference in the basement of City Hall. Under the pro ... More >>
The turbulence at Northwest Airlines has some people fearing the sky is falling. It could be the sound of ticket prices dropping.
Once again, MNCare would take the biggest hits
Senatorial hopeful takes gutsy stand in favor of mall-walking fundraiser
Mark Kennedy fails to put on a good face in the race to cure breast cancer Minnesota congressman Mark Kennedy is talking out of one side of his mouth while shoving his foot in the other. Last week, the Republican representative from Watertown posted a plea in his online "Weekly Column" encouraging M ... More >>
The state's biggest companies are finding ways to get around corporate taxes
One state senator's fight to raise the minimum wage
Ms. Reiter goes to St. Paul
With icicle lights and a plastic baby Jesus?
Despite a "good-faith effort," Hennepin County's new jail is being built by a bunch of white men
City officials call Minneapolis's numbers on minority contracting "an embarrassment." So what are they doing about it? Uh, well, gosh...
Hundreds of taxpayers, many of them small-business owners, are out up to $20,000 each because authorities didn't feel obliged to point out that people were calculating their taxes under an outdated law.
Bad city planning in the late 1970s led inadvertently to Nicollet Avenue's rebirth as the most vital ethnic
A nonprofit group called Urban Ventures is making moves along the long-depressed Lake Street corridor--and polarizing some of the people who live there in the process.