St. Anthony Falls

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    Purple Rain-era cardboard Prince sees the Minneapolis sights

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2013

    South Minneapolis distillery-to-be launches Kickstarter to get off the ground

    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 >>

  • Restaurants

    July 24, 2013

    Local eateries that will pack your picnic

    Dine al fresco with the help of these Twin Cities restaurants, just remember to bring your own basketBy Emily Weiss

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    Lizz Winstead and Keith Ellison talk women, jobs, and Asian carp on Twitter

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    May 16, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Watch your heads, Minnesota boaters: Asian carp have arrived

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    The Four Firkins picks six great beers for New Year's Eve

    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.

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Brian Scott Poquette sentenced in Frank J. Brown's cold case murder

    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.

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Kissed by Lightning screens at Movies in the Park

    "Kissed by Lightning" ​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 >>

  • Calendar

    May 19, 2010
  • Calendar

    May 12, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Dark, dank St. Anthony

    Yessir, winter's on the way. That's the feeling this late-night photo in St. Anthony conjures up, doesn't it?

  • Calendar

    July 1, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 17, 2008

    Make it a date: Chef Shack

    Offbeat art, flour power, and a good 'ol lock & dam: Three things to do near the Minneapolis river ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 19, 2007
  • Arts

    August 30, 2006

    Spotlight: The Falls

    At the Guthrie Dowling Studio

  • Arts

    August 16, 2006
  • Blogs

    August 11, 2006
  • News

    September 7, 2005

    A Bluff on the River

    Is the Minneapolis Park Board considering selling a prime parcel on the Mississippi?

  • News

    August 11, 2004

    The Real Grand Excursion

    A hardy band of travelers light out for the big easy

  • News

    June 23, 2004

    The Floater

    Everyone always said i was bound to find a body in the river. They were right.

  • Arts

    May 19, 2004

    What The River Brought

    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.

  • Arts

    November 19, 2003

    While You Were Sleeping

    Mike Melman's photographs take us to that most foreign of countries: the middle of the night

  • News

    August 13, 2003

    Life on the Mississippi

    Portraits of the urban river in words and pictures

  • News

    October 9, 2002

    Let the River Run

    Many years ago, before the locks & dams were built, the Mississippi River ran wild through the heart of Minneapolis. Why not again?

  • News

    August 7, 2002

    Freaks Like Us

    Buxom firestarters and dog-faced men: Frontier theater on the fringe

  • News

    February 27, 2002


    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.

  • News

    October 17, 2001

    Notes From Underground

    Greg Brick explores the sewers and caves that lie beneath the Twin Cities. Sometimes what he finds is beautiful. Sometimes it's just gross.

  • News

    December 6, 2000

    Frost Bites

    So winter makes you think of mulled cider, snow angels, and Jack Frost nipping at your nose? Well, then, shut up and go away.

  • News

    November 29, 2000

    Crippled Creek

    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.

  • News

    May 24, 2000

    Money Pit

    Ten years, $200 million, and one heck of a political headache: Minneapoliss grand plan for neighborhood revitalization enters the home stretch.

  • News

    May 3, 2000
  • Arts

    November 10, 1999

    Remains of the Spray

    A crumbling mill and its prodigious graffiti make for an unauthorized museum of industrial art

  • Art

    September 29, 1999

    Mississippi Masala

    The Soap Factory launches a raiding party on stuffy art; the Weisman maps our cultural biases

  • Arts

    July 7, 1999

    Subterranean Homesick Blues

    An archaeologist, two bottles of whiskey, and the cavemen of the Mississippi: Digging for the city beneath the city

  • News

    December 16, 1998

    Freeze Frame

    Forget Fargo and A Simple Plan: A quarter-century ago, The Heartbreak Kid had Minnesota down cold

  • Books

    August 12, 1998

    Whitewater Affair

    The current investigation into rafting the rapids on Minneapolis's stretch of the Mississippi

  • News

    January 7, 1998

    Gold Coast

    The grand totals for Minneapolis riverfront developement are staggering. Look closely at the bottom line of 11 proposed projects.

  • News

    January 7, 1998

    Sold Down The River

    Minneapolis's brave new riverfront will have parks, museums, and upscale condos. Who said subsidized housing was just for the poor?

  • News

    December 17, 1997

    Of Time and the River

    Known as "Eden Prairie on the River," a housing project called The Landings may soon be joined by another suburban-style development.

  • News

    November 12, 1997
  • News

    June 11, 1997

    Lost City

    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

  • News

    October 11, 1995
  • Books

    October 11, 1995