Washington County prosecutors have accused a former western Wisconsin high school teacher of acting as a confidant for two 16-year-old students then luring them for sex into his Stillwater home. Matthew R. Koenen, 36, taught history at Grantsburg High School until he was forced to resign last May ... More >>
This week's Beer of the Week is the Crosscut pale ale from Lift Bridge Brewing Co. in Stillwater. "The pale ale is a style that's currently overshadowed by IPAs, especially locally," says Dan Schwarz, CEO and co-owner of Lift Bridge. "But for me, it is my go-to session beer."It's certainly ligh ... More >>
It's a real sausage fest this weekend as Kramarczuk's kicks off its fourth-annual Kielbasa Festival at 5 p.m. tonight. In fact, in honor of the event, Mayor R.T. Rybak has declared today "Kielbasa Day" in Minneapolis. The Kielbasa festivities include lots of live polka and Ukrainian folk music, ... More >>
Stillwater resident Sonya Sylos claims three officers entered her apartment at 2 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22, without a warrant. Police don't deny the accusation but maintain it was an innocent mistake.SEE ALSO: Stillwater corrections officer pulled over with cocaine, pot, and crack pipe That morning, ... More >>
As always, there's lots to do this weekend if you are a fan of both beer and food. Top billing goes to the matchup of Butcher & the Boar and Pour Decisions Brewery in Roseville. Tonight B & the B is doing an in-house event there starting at 5:00 p.m. and going until food runs out, which ... More >>
The three-day music event featuring more than 100 local artists celebrates its fourth year
By the end of this month, Stillwater's Lift Bridge Brewery will be shipping out its flagship beer, the Belgian-style pale ale Farm Girl Saison, to liquor stores around the Midwest in 16-ounce tallboy cans.
La Belle Vie, widely recognized as the pinnacle of Minnesota fine-dining threw itself a birthday party to celebrate its 15 years, inviting the well-to-do to mix with the well-known chefs both present and past who have contributed to the success of this storied restaurant. The Hot Dish was luck ... More >>
It's November, which means the great food fest of Thanksgiving is fast approaching. It's time to get those knives sharpened and plan those shopping lists. Here is a collection of classes for novices, experienced cooks looking for a twist on tradition, parents wanting to get the kids involved, and ev ... More >>
We've already had a taste of the hot and sticky weather, so bring on the summer food events like the return of the Kingfield Farmers Market and the appropriately named Brew-B-Que, hosted by Lift Bridge Brewery in Stillwater this Week in Food.
Michele Bachmann and Amy Klobuchar aren't on the same page often, but they both agree the Stillwater area needs a new bridge to Wisconsin.Their agreement was so strong that they even joined forces to write President Obama a letter seeking his "prompt signature" on a bill approving the new bridge' ... More >>
We're assuming that at least one thing tasted was "off the chain" & "totally out of bounds"The pineapple-haired Food Network personality who may or may not be a homophobe anti-Semite big fan of City Pages, returned to our town last week to film three upcoming segments. The show Diners, D ... More >>
Sean Casey sounds like he knows how to have a good time. This weekend, the 21-year-old was enjoying an evening at the Freight House bar in downtown Stillwater when he decided to strip off his clothes and hit the dance floor, according to police. This was, unfortunately for Casey, a violation of ... More >>
Just when it looked like the cupcake craze was finally dying down, a Chicago bakery is bringing it back to the forefront with an unexpected savory twist. Meatloaf Bakery serves up small loaves, family size trays, and individual cupcakes, each made with a different meatloaf base and some sor ... More >>
Neil Gaiman vs. Matt DeanMatt Dean, the Republican leader of the Minnesota House, was quoted in Wednesday's Star Tribune hating on famous local author Neil Gaiman and calling him a "pencil-necked little weasel." We left several messages for Dean, but didn't get a response. Gaiman, on the oth ... More >>
rian_beanPrison inmates are doing battle with old man river.After record-breaking snowfalls all winter, warmer weather has riverside communities scrambling to prepare for some very serious flooding. St. Paul officials are predicting as many as 2,200 people could be forced to evacuate downtow ... More >>
No one's in the Kitchen with Dinah...The Kitchen in Stillwater opened to high hopes: A project with Erick Harcy and Ben Hiza at the helm, with Jim Kyndberg, formerly of the Bayport Cookery, running the kitchen. The former Stone's space was redone with cheeky kitsch--the retro paintings of c ... More >>
Willie A. Johnson, who vanished from a Stillwater halfway house last June, and was arrested in the Chicago area on March 17, learned today that he's going back to prison until March 17, 2014. Johnson had been under "intensive supervised release" and was serving the remainder of a sentence fo ... More >>
Our favorite slap-shot: a big 'ol puck of seaside succulence.
Opening Tonight: the biggest thing to happen to Stillwater since Smalley's--and guess who's in the kitchen?
Catch up on recent openings and closings, plus what's coming soon...
A classic culinary case of East meets West
Minnesota-born actress Jessica Lange, 59, took a tumble at her cabin just outside of Duluth. She is currently hospitalized but is OK.
We've never found funeral homes to very comforting places to spend time, but widows and widowers in the Stillwater area plan to use the space for a Valentine's Day dinner.
September 12th, 2007
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival
Michele Bachmann heads an all-star cast of GOP Christian flat-earthers in the Sixth District
He fought for his right to make phone calls from prison, but now Ronaldo Ligons is about to be disconnected
Minnesota could find itself writing checks to hundreds of prisoners--thanks to a jailhouse lawyer with an eye for detail
How sports are wrecking schools.