Finnegans will be releasing both its classic Irish Amber and Blonde Ale in can form. The new cans could hit stores as early as next week, but the company will officially kick off the can release May 1.Finnegans was Minnesota's first nonprofit brewery, with 100 percent of its proceeds going toward hu ... More >>
In an announcement made yesterday, Caribou Coffee Company, Inc., based in Minneapolis, has made the decision to close 80 of its lower-performing stores across the country, including at least two in the metro area. In addition to the store closings, Caribou will rebrand another 88 locations ... More >>
Minnesotans are just hot, period. But recent data indicates our state is particularly hot in the areas of job creation and personal income.SEE ALSO: Economic recovery? What economic recovery? Mpls donut shop hiring... an unpaid internAccording to the latest U.S. Department of Commerce data, per capi ... More >>
The Vikings aren't just Minnesota's team. They're also the Northern Iowa Vikings, the North Dakota Vikings, and the Eastern South Dakota Vikings, apparently.SEE ALSO: Cute Vikings fans photobombed at Lambeau by middle finger-flipping Packers backer [PHOTO] Facebook's data science analyzed more than ... More >>
Madison, South Dakota high school wrestler Michael McComish has got to be feeling both unlucky and lucky these days.SEE ALSO: Brock Lesnar reportedly 'rips apart' WWE dressing room following PPV double-crossing [VIDEO]Unlucky because last Friday, a huge light fixture fell from the rafters during a m ... More >>
All those dogs running around Lake Calhoun in the warmer months are deceiving: Relative to the rest of the country, not that many Minnesotans own a pet.See Also:- Internet Cat Video Film Festival purrs into Minnesota- Lily the black bear gives birth to two cubs live on webcam [VIDEO]- Minnesota's la ... More >>
Growing up in the North Country ingrains a different way of thinking from someone who was raised in the city. On their second album, The May North set to capture the restless spirit that roams the North Country and interpret it into their music. Interstate Lives is curiously exposed, living in both ... More >>
Aerosmith will begin its 18-date summer tour this June at Target Center. Dubbed the Global Warming tour, the seminal Boston band will bring Cheap Trick along for the North American dates that carry between mid-June and early August."The old Aerosmith is back with a new vengeance and we will kick ... More >>
From the 'why people older than the average life expectancy maybe shouldn't be allowed to drive' department:A 82-year-old Britton, South Dakota man was driving in dense fog Friday night near his home when he got lost. He turned up almost two days later in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.Leonard Johnson a ... More >>
Move over Honolulu, see you later San Francisco -- if you're looking for romance, the place to be is La Crosse, Wisconsin. And if that doesn't work for you, go to Green Bay.Or so say the folks at Redbox. The movie rental company recently compiled a list of the Top 10 Most Romantic Cities in the c ... More >>
A dozen autumns ago I moved to Minneapolis from South Dakota, and it was then that I learned how all'a ya can't shut up about one thing: The Halloween Blizzard of '91.
Hard at work on his eighth novel, Deadwood author still packs a punch
BY RYAN PAUL PLEWACKISpecial to Gimme NoiseI've been fortunate to have worked on a few projects with Darren Jackson over the course of the last year. There had been small hints and mentions of a new Kid Dakota record in the works. But, no matter how hard I pried, Jackson gave me little to run wit ... More >>
The collapsed Metrodome makes a comeback.Centerplate, a concessions provider for entertainment venues, convention centers, and sports stadiums, announced its new menu items for the 2011 NFL season at the Metrodome. If you're looking for Vikings-watching fuel, here's what you can expect:
The Wisconsin legislature is circulating a proposal to make the cream puff their state dessert, which got me to thinking: Why doesn't Minnesota have a state dessert? Our state fruit (the Honeycrisp apple), state grain (wild rice), and state mushroom (the morel) all seem to be relevant sourc ... More >>
Meanwhile 15.7 percent of graduates default
Photo by Nikki MillerI'm sorry, Ronnie Dunn. :(For those of you who have been following the latest drama in my life, here's your update; for those of you who have not, first, a synopsis.
Photo from Radio KThis weather is reminding me a lot of being back home in Texas. With heat indices hitting 110 degrees yesterday, there's no better way to (slightly) cool down than with a nice, chilled drink on the Cedar Cultural Center's patio while rising local band Buffalo Moon belt out their ... More >>
Photo by Nikki MillerFoxy Falafel's bike-powered smoothies at the Uptown MarketIf you've been to the Kingfield, Uptown, and Northeast farmers markets this summer, you've probably seen Foxy Falafel owner Erica Strait peddling (and pedaling) her bike-powered smoothies and amazing falafel, along wit ... More >>
Planned Parenthood's Highland Park clinic in St. Paul, the frequent scene of anti-abortion protests -- and, more recently, counter-protests favoring reproductive rights -- is closing up shop. But the services it offers aren't going away. Instead, the women's reproductive health organization ... More >>
It looks like Minnesotans are keeping their cool in the face of all that claptrap about evil Acorn plots and prisoner camps sullying the 2010 U.S. Census. Heck, even Glenn Beck thought she was nutty. Our fair state, along with South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Indiana, ranks in the Top 5 so ... More >>
A two-month-old vote on a bill to protect rape victims still ties Republican senators in knots.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce finds Minnesota's public education system downright middling. We don't even earn a gold star (unlike Wisconsin).
Meanwhile: Bachmann says more crazy stuff; Favre is favred
There's a new gang in town and it's not one to be messed with. A growing gang of feral pot-bellied pigs is starting to wreak havoc in western Minnesota and officials who are trying to track them down can't seem to find these obese creatures.
Chislic said to come to South Dakota by way of Germany by way of Russia.
So what will you get out of this stimulus package? A lot, analysts say.
Haley Bonar on the fine art of disappearing—and coming back in one piece
Surf rock, metal, and shoulder-length hair: First Avenue's class of 2003
Paul Collins's Banvard's Folly gives posthumous props to a dozen and one forgotten oddballs
Dog day afternoons: Teeny handbags, lutefisk jokes, and the virtues of loose tea
For years it has been whispered that the 1976 slaying of American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Aquash was an inside job. Now a new rash of accusations aims squarely at local heroes Clyde and Vernon Bellecourt.
Lakota artist Francis Yellow turns historical injuries into polemical offensives
A local showcase of short student films exposes the long road of working in celluloid
A new plan for disposing of metro-area sewage has critics crying foul
Inside the kill pens at the horse auction house
Notes on the least reputable and most profitable literary genre in American publishing: the romance novel.
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