The media tells you about bad things when they happen, but oftentimes you don't hear from us when they stop happening.With that observation in mind, this morning we phoned Sergeant Steve McCarty of the Minneapolis Police Department to get his take on why the string of mob beatings that rocked downto ... More >>
As news of another mob beating circulated yesterday -- the seventh in downtown Minneapolis since February 3 -- we heard from a lot of people increasingly concerned about their safety when out and about downtown in the evening.All seven attacks have occurred after 7:30 p.m., with four happening befor ... More >>
We wrote yesterday that last weekend seemed to have come and gone without another mob beating in downtown Minneapolis. Unfortunately, we spoke too soon.Last Saturday at about 11:30 p.m., a group believed to consist of four juveniles assaulted two victims in quick succession in front of the Foshay To ... More >>
If you needed proof that some people really do get their jollies from inflicting senseless harm upon others, consider what happened last Friday evening in downtown Minneapolis near Fifth and Nicollet.A trio of cyclists were biking down Nicollet Mall about 7:45 p.m. when a group of men at a b ... More >>
Reached at home, Pieter's mother explains that her son is resting. Pieter is recovering from a brain injury suffered when he was attacked by a group of 20 to 30 young people in downtown Minneapolis shortly after 11 p.m. on St. Patrick's Day night and can't talk on the phone until he gets a few mo ... More >>
Rock singer-songwriter (and ex-Replacement) Slim Dunlap has faced a slow recovery since suffering a stroke in February. According to the Current, he's making progress steadily, and is no longer in intensive care. Dunlap's many friends have decided to raise spirits and quite a racket in honor of t ... More >>
O'Gara's Bar and Grill opened its doors at Selby and Snelling Avenues in March of 1941. A lot has changed in that time, but the pub remains family-owned in its original building. In the 1980s the bar expanded into hosting live music, with the Skunks taking stage at the Garage in 1988.
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Facebook.comWith Saint Patrick's Day just around the corner, people begin to beget the loyal sentiment of historical nostalgia. One band over the course of the past 14 years, the hard-core essence of the Irish lifestyle has lived within Boston's Dropkick Murphys. Mixing authentic Irish folk and a ... More >>
Call it a case of Whiskey a No No, on Wednesday Kieran Folliard and his company, A Kieran Connection, filed suit against Jameson Whiskey claiming that the "Jameson Big Ginger" was a case of infringement. The lawsuit claims that Folliard's 2 Ginger's whiskey filed a U.S. trademark applicatio ... More >>
Piggy-backing on the Surly "price gouging" debate from earlier this fall, Merwin Liquors is taking the opportunity to point out that not only did it sell Surly Darkness for less, they're now just giving it away.
The winner of a new fan video contest will take home $2,500 worth of Surly, or rough ... More >>
courtesy of Burke Forster
Cooking to the Reggae beat.Burke Forster, head chef at Cafe Maude, has a culinary history rooted in a legendary Minneapolis brunch spot, "My first job was at Poulet on 26th and Lyndale [the space that is now Common Roots], my aunt owned the restaurant, and I was a ... More >>
Photo: Pride FestivalWho gets to hang out in Loring Park during Pride Fest?Minneapolis Park Board President John Erwin said on Tuesday that the Twin Cities Pride Festival can decide which organizations are allowed to set up booths in Loring Park during their event, but the board can't stop an ... More >>
Photo: Pride Fest/Facebook200,000 folks are expected at the festival this weekendAbout 200,000 people are expected to show up for the Twin Cities Pride Festival centered on Loring Park this weekend, and one of them is bible-totin' anti-gay activist Brian Johnson, of Hayward, Wis.
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West Lake Calhoun Parkway, better known for its stately old homes and views of one of the most popular lakes in Minneapolis, became the scene of the city's 19th homicide last night after police found the body of a man shot dead there in a park.
The death means that Minneapolis has now record ... More >>
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner confirmed this morning that housemates Anton Warren, 31, and Romaze Stevens, 30, both of Minneapolis, were the two men shot to death on Friday in the 3300 block of Russell Avenue N. Their deaths mean that the 2010 Minneapolis homicide count has already passed las ... More >>