By Conrad Schoenleber During SXSW, Austin has a specific kind of gravity. Each year, huge masses of people are drawn to the Texas capital to seek out the best of what new music has to offer. I was pulled down south once again in 2013 as an event planner. With my production team at Hydrive Shows, I ... More >>
Last Thursday's sectional championship soccer match between Totino-Grace and Prairie Seeds Academy culminated in a scene reminiscent of a WWE Royal Rumble.SEE ALSO: Princeton High School girls soccer team arrives in locker room, finds gear soaked in urineAs the final seconds of Prairie Seeds' 2-1 vi ... More >>
The Minnesota Stars hit gridlock with a scoreless game against the Scorpions in Blaine Saturday night, meaning the two-leg semifinal series will be decided next weekend in San Antonio. SEE ALSO: Minnesota Stars could be finished by end of the year Minnesota Stars CEO optimistic Vikings stadium dea ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Vikings 'original Whizzinator' heading to Minn. bar memorabilia wall-- Sheriff Phil Hodapp hunting for "felonious fecal flinger," adult diaper dumper-- 81-year-old marathon runner uses stranger's catheter to finish raceThe Princeton High School girls soccer team had a very rude awakening ... More >>
So, we come to it: the end of all things. Four days of madness, Doritos, Skrillex and finally, St. Patrick's Day. Before we bid SXSW 2012 farewell, allow us to share our favorite moments from SXSW day four. Later, we'll let you know which shows weren't so hot. Find our favorites below, and if there ... More >>
Jared Diamond says the success of a given civilization is based on three things: "Guns, Germs, and Steel." What he means is, dont open your surf shop in Gary, Indiana, and dont dig for gold in your laundry hamper. If Diamond were to write a book on making it in the music industry, I highly doubt ... More >>
We can't afford to buy tickets to this beautiful building.It's bad enough all of Minnesota's sports teams stink. Now, it turns out we can't even afford them.Minneapolis-St. Paul is about $40 billion too poor to host four professional teams, according to a new study by the Business Journal. That d ... More >>
An outer-ring happy hourWoody's Grille Carlson Parkway220 Carlson Parkway N., Plymouth763.476.1011Hours and Details:Monday-Friday, 3-6 p.m.Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.1/2 off house wine$2 tap beers and rail drinks$4 onion rings with spicy ketchup, chips and salsa, bruschetta, chicken quesadill ... More >>
Farah Mohamed Beledi fled the Twin Cities in 2009The FBI is confirming that 27-year-old Farah Mohamed Beledi of St. Paul was one of two men who died in a Mogadishu suicide attack last week. He fled Minnesota in 2009 to join the al-Shabaab terrorist group. Beledi was one of 13 Twin Cities me ... More >>
Dane County Judge Maryann Sumi.Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is a hero among Republicans for pushing through a law neutering public employee unions. But a judge today ruled the law null and void, because the Assembly passed it by trampling all over Wisconsin's open meetings laws. The ruling ... More >>
druminhands/flickrIf you're going to have the worst record in the American League wrapped around your neck, you may as well take the edge off by having playing in America's Best Sports Facility. And as humbled as the Twins must surely be by having their home base named with such an honor, t ... More >>
Mottaqi Stadium, IranWhat might have happened had the Metrodome roof collapsed during the Vikings game against the Giants on Sunday? What might have happened if the roof had slowly sagged and busted wide open over stands packed with spectators in a panic, but unable to move? Disaster, that's ... More >>
Screen grab via ESPNHerschel Walker, TMIFormer Vikings running back Hershel Walker is looking pretty buff these days. Or maybe it's just that photographer Nadav Kander caught his good side for ESPN Magazine. Walker's now a mixed martial arts specialist, in case you missed it. And it's in tha ... More >>
Pawlenty told Stewart he's running for president of his youth soccer league, and he's all in favor of "iCollege"It was another day, another dodge on questions about his presidential aspirations when Gov. Tim Pawlenty made his much-ballyhooed first appearance on "The Daily Show" last night. " ... More >>
It's not surprising that World Cup soccer teams have very specific diets while playing in the largest sporting event in the world.
The Vikings blew it; the Gophers got axed, the Twins lost Neshek for all of next season, the T-wolves losing streak hits EIGHT. Thank god for the Wild.
The Minnesota Thunder have signed Canadian forward Alen Marcina. The 28-year-old striker split time with three USL First Division clubs last season, scoring three goals.
Ghana has been walking a tightrope through the African Cup of Nations. The home squad, among the favorites to win it all, has never looked particularly convincing. They needed a late crackerjack volley from Suley Muntari in the opening match to secure three points against Guinea.
The U.S. men's national team has owned Mexico in recent years. Since 2000, they've compiled a 9-2-1 record against their southern rivals, dramatically reversing decades of suffering at the feet of the Mexicans. The results have been even more stark on U.S. soil, with the yanks going 8-0-1 and runnin ... More >>
The yanks are through to the quarterfinals of the Women's World Cup. They knocked off Nigeria 1-0 to win Group B. They'll face England on Saturday. The squad didn't look particularly impressive, but got the job done.
The Minnesota Thunder have proven not so mighty this season. They currently own a 4-11-11 record and have been eliminated from playoff contention in a league where almost every god forsaken team makes the playoffs. But from a more Pangloss-ian perspective, the squad has made some strides.