When you're trying to assert yourself as a premier Midwestern city that celebrates music, it's not ideal to have a shouting match with the folks just across the river. The case for Minneapolis's musical greatness is nothing new -- First Avenue, Prince, Paul Westerberg, etc. -- but don't count out ... More >>
Actor, St. Paul Saints part-owner, and cover artist Bill Murray gave Bob Dylan's "Shelter From the Storm" a shot in his latest film. As we reported recently, Murray met Dylan after the bard's performance at Midway Stadium in 1997, and the movie star returned to the ballpark for its final regular se ... More >>
Marijuana sales would bring in roughly $45,950,063 in tax revenue annually for the state of Minnesota if pot were legalized, according to a study put together by NerdWallet.NerdWallet's methodology is rather impressive. Researcher Divya Raghavan used data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health S ... More >>
The Replacements with The Hold Steady and Lucero Midway Stadium, St. Paul Satuday, September 13, 2014 Paul Westerberg comes into the store where I work sometimes. He gets his shopping done, dips out quietly, and then walks his dog back home. Some of the cashiers don't even recognize him, but the fi ... More >>
It doesn't quite have the ring to it that Midway Stadium does, but at a news conference yesterday, it was announced that the new Lowertown home of the St. Paul Saints will be called CHS Field.Inver Grove Heights-based CHS isn't a sexy company, unless you're into livestock feed and crop nutrients. Bu ... More >>
Want to drink beer at Midway before Midway is no more? Here's your chance: The sixth annual Summer Beer Dabbler takes place on Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. at Midway Stadium. The festival is a boozy doozy, with over 80 breweries, live music, food trucks, and, naturally, a baseball theme. And since the ... More >>
Steve Ellenwood, the "very active" Republican from Woodbury who organized Saturday's ill-fated anti-LRT protest, has some cogent reasons for opposing projects like the Green Line. We detailed them in this post.His reasons for opposing just about everything else associated with the Democratic party a ... More >>
Team owner ready to move on from Midway
A rendering of the Saints' proposed Lowertown ballpark. The project is one of many in Gov. Dayton's $775 million bonding proposal.It isn't $500 million for a new Vikings stadium, but today, Gov. Mark Dayton proposed a bonding bill that would allot $27 in public funds for a new St. Paul Saints bal ... More >>
The shutdown ended not with a bang, but with a shrug.After two weeks of gridlock and three hours locked in his office, Mark Dayton and Republican leaders emerged yesterday with a deal to end the state shutdown. The governor forced a tight grin as he stepped to the microphone, announcing the deal ... More >>
Remember the greatest moment in Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport history? Who doesn't?! In 2007, then-Sen. Larry Craig of Idaho was arrested in the airport after soliciting sex in the men's bathroom with the infamous wide stance and foot tap. He pled guilty hoping it would make the in ... More >>
When we reported on the St. Paul Saints Count von "Re"Count weeks after the general election, we had some concerns that fans would care less about the Senate recount by the time the figurine was released at the May 23 game. We were wrong.
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