Earlier this year, Gimme Noise discovered a prime piece of Prince memorabilia on Craigslist. A woman in Apple Valley listed a "RARE Prince/Purple Rain Stand Up" for sale and the timing seemed perfect. Purple Rain's theatrical release celebrates its 30th anniversary this weekend, and this cardboard c ... More >>
Nils C. Collins and Brian Nackerud want to make artisan vodka, rye whiskey, black cherry rum, and aquavit with local twists -- think Minnesota wild grapes, chokecherries, and juniper berries. First, though, they need a still, and like many foodies with business dreams lately, they've turned to Kicks ... More >>
Dine al fresco with the help of these Twin Cities restaurants, just remember to bring your own basketBy Emily Weiss
Yesterday afternoon, Rep. Keith Ellison and comedian Lizz Winstead joined on Twitter to talk politics and have a little fun. While the two jumped around on a lot of topics, they focused on jobs, economic empowerment, women... and that omnipresent invasive species Asian carp. We collected some of the ... More >>
â€‹Batten down the hatches -- Asian carp have arrived in Minnesota. A silver carp and a bighead carp were caught in the Mississippi River March 1 near Winona, the furthest point upstream the fish have been seen thus far.Recent reports make the invasive fish sound like villainous creatures from a sci ... More >>
Why not ring in the new year with a different kind of bubbly? Jason Alvey, owner of the Four Firkins specialty beer store, helped us select a sixer for New Year's Eve--and any night, for that matter.
Brian Scott Poquette goes to prison. Almost 20 years ago, a homeless guy named Brian Scott Poquette was polishing off a couple of cases of beer down by St. Anthony Falls with the help of three other drinking buddies. A fight broke out, and two of those men died.
"Kissed by Lightning" â€‹Movie screenings in the park are a popular summertime standard. Classic films play out for audiences spread out on blankets under the stars. This Thursday night, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board will host a movie and music evening at Father Hennepin Bluffs P ... More >>
Yessir, winter's on the way. That's the feeling this late-night photo in St. Anthony conjures up, doesn't it?
At the Guthrie Dowling Studio
Is the Minneapolis Park Board considering selling a prime parcel on the Mississippi?
A hardy band of travelers light out for the big easy
Everyone always said i was bound to find a body in the river. They were right.
For years, a man who called himself Badger lived in an old broke-down van while creating a monumental work of public art. Then, something went wrong down on the Mississippi.
Mike Melman's photographs take us to that most foreign of countries: the middle of the night
Portraits of the urban river in words and pictures
Many years ago, before the locks & dams were built, the Mississippi River ran wild through the heart of Minneapolis. Why not again?
Buxom firestarters and dog-faced men: Frontier theater on the fringe
We sent a team of trained researchers and documentarians into the wilds of the Twin Cities in search of music in its native habitat. Here are the field notes from Friday, February 15--the day that would not end.
Greg Brick explores the sewers and caves that lie beneath the Twin Cities. Sometimes what he finds is beautiful. Sometimes it's just gross.
So winter makes you think of mulled cider, snow angels, and Jack Frost nipping at your nose? Well, then, shut up and go away.
After a century of empty promises, Minneapolis officials are finally poised to spruce up the polluted waterway that meanders through the city's north side. What changed? The buying power of the people who will live there.
Ten years, $200 million, and one heck of a political headache: Minneapolis’s grand plan for neighborhood revitalization enters the home stretch.
A crumbling mill and its prodigious graffiti make for an unauthorized museum of industrial art
The Soap Factory launches a raiding party on stuffy art; the Weisman maps our cultural biases
An archaeologist, two bottles of whiskey, and the cavemen of the Mississippi: Digging for the city beneath the city
Forget Fargo and A Simple Plan: A quarter-century ago, The Heartbreak Kid had Minnesota down cold
The current investigation into rafting the rapids on Minneapolis's stretch of the Mississippi
The grand totals for Minneapolis riverfront developement are staggering. Look closely at the bottom line of 11 proposed projects.
Minneapolis's brave new riverfront will have parks, museums, and upscale condos. Who said subsidized housing was just for the poor?
Known as "Eden Prairie on the River," a housing project called The Landings may soon be joined by another suburban-style development.
Minneapolis's riverside milling district is about to become a condo tract and history park. But there are plenty of stories the commemorative plaques won't tell