Your Twin Cities bucket list from lawn bowling to parades
On Sunday, the final Vikings' game will take place at the Metrodome, their indoor football home since 1982. And beginning shortly afterward, the Dome will be demolished in order to build the new Vikings stadium. In addition to all of the unforgettable (but mostly frustrating) sports' memories that h ... More >>
The 8-2 Gophers football team has won four consecutive Big Ten games and will play its biggest game in years tomorrow when it hosts arch-rival Wisconsin (the Badgers are also 8-2). SEE ALSO: Gophers football fan photobombs ESPN camera during Stanford basketball game [IMAGE] In advance of the big gam ... More >>
Star Tribune Editor in Chief Nancy Barnes took the rare step of publicly apologizing for a column suggesting Gophers Coach Jerry Kill's epilepsy makes him a liability.SEE ALSO: Star Tribune draws heat for "welfare mothers and their screaming babies" editorialThe Sunday story by Jim Souhan questioned ... More >>
Thanks to the Dinkytown Greenway, you can now bike from Falcon Heights to downtown Minneapolis without having to play chicken with a single car along the way.SEE ALSO: The most- and least-bikeable spots in Mpls [MAPS]Minneapolis's latest bike highway opened late last week. The lighted-at-night .77-m ... More >>
Remember earlier this year when the University of Minnesota was being criticized by the Wall Street Journal and legislature for having lost control of its spending? If the latest news is any indication, it looks like not much has changed the past couple months.SEE ALSO: Rush Limbaugh decries $3,406 ... More >>
A December 28 Wall Street Journal report raised questions about the amount of money the U of M is spending on administrative costs at an unfortunate time - the university is seeking $91.6 million from the legislature for the next two years, a 8.4 funding increase over the current biennium.SEE ALSO:- ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Brett Favre will have to testify under oath about "bad intentions" sexting-- Brett Favre's Twitter password interceptedThink again, Vikes fans who thought the Minnesota Purple occupied a special place in the ol' gunslinger's heart.Favre's disastrous 2010 comeback was pretty much all abou ... More >>
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After months of insisting that Arden Hills is the team's preferred site for a new Vikings stadium, it appears ownership is warming to the idea of staying in downtown Minneapolis.During meetings with state political leaders yesterday, owner Zygi Wilf reportedly displayed maps showing how a new sta ... More >>
Howler, Astronautalis, Pink Mink, and more
Photo by Kevin WestenbergEarlier today, Radiohead announced the first batch of live dates for their 2012 U.S. tour, once again skipping the Twin Cities as they have every year since 1997. While the band are expected to announce further tour dates in the future, you have to wonder what exactly it' ... More >>
Because nothing says "Let's get ready for some college football!" like a vintage 1986 R&B jam, the University of Minnesota decided to pair up footage of Goldy the Gopher running around the TCF Stadium with the music video for Midnight Star's "Midas Touch" to create one of the weirdest promo v ... More >>
Jerry Kill's seizure brought the game to a stunned, 10-minute silence.Jerry Kill's first home game as head coach of University of Minnesota football team came to a scary end when Kill suffered a seizure with less than a minute left in the team's 28-21 loss to New Mexico State. Moments after the G ... More >>
Pretty much everything about this summer's U2 show at TCF Bank was mammoth in scale -- that claw, that year-long wait when the show was delayed, that 60,000-person crowd -- and will go down as one of the largest tours to hit the Twin Cities this year. To help wrap our brains around just how monum ... More >>
Photos by Tony NelsonU2 with InterpolJuly 23, 2011TCF Bank Stadium, MinneapolisThese reviews are inevitably for fans, yet I find myself writing for U2-haters. One friend left a message during the show on Saturday wondering why I was there. Would anyone at the TCF Bank Stadium that night have aske ... More >>
"The only reason why we ask other people how their weekend was is so we can tell them about our own weekend."--Chuck Palahniuk
Enjoy some Referent horseradish-infused vodka at Moscow on the HillNot only was horseradish named "herb of the year" by the International Herb Association this year, July also happens to be National Horseradish Month, making this the perfect time to seek out local dishes and beverages that fe ... More >>
Tickets on sale now!Save the date, Thursday, July 28, for the sixth annual Taste of the Twin Cities Originals festival taking place at TCF Bank Stadium. The event runs from 6 to 9 p.m. and includes food and drink samples from all the Twin Cities Originals member restaurants as well as a compl ... More >>
Will the Metrodome be repaired in time?The Minnesota Vikings have released their preseason schedule, which includes hosting Dallas at home sometime between Aug. 25-28. The question is, where will "home" be? More than that, will there even be a season, let alone a preseason?
U of M student Keaton Patrick Murphy was found dead yesterday near campus.A graphic photo of the boxcar where missing U of M student Keaton Patrick Murphy was found dead yesterday was abruptly removed from the campus paper's website early this morning. The photo showed a great deal of blood on t ... More >>
Worth repairing?Snowmageddon collapsed the Metrodome, and now the deadly cold weather of late is stymieing an effort to assess the damage and get a plan in place for having it shipshape for the Vikings this fall. There's a chance that it may not be ready for preseason football on time. The compa ... More >>
Favre was unconscious for 20 seconds.That was some kind of hurt Corey Wooton put on Brett Favre during the Tundra Bowl at TCF Bank Stadium on Dec. 20. It turns out that the tackle, in which he threw Favre down the ground like a rag doll, knocked the quarterback unconscious for about 20 seco ... More >>
Jenn Sterger says Brett Favre asked her to send video of herself masturbating.Looks like it's high noon for the gunslinger. An unidentified source "close" to the NFL investigation into the Favre sexting story tells TMZ that Jenn Sterger got a text message from the quarterback asking her for ... More >>
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Favre returns, but takes a hard hit.Neither snow nor gimp nor sprain in shoulder kept Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre from starting in tonight's oddball outdoor Monday Night Football match against the Chicago Bears at TCF Bank Stadium. The start meant Favre tied the NFL record for ... More >>
Joe knows jumps.Leslie Frazier hedged a little when he was asked yesterday whether Joe Webb will start at quarterback against the Bears on Monday night. But when Brett Favre was asked how tough it might be for Webb to make his first start on Monday Night Football, outside in the frigid TCF ... More >>
The Vikings need an army of snow shovelers.Looking for a break from the crappy economy? Searching for a way to make some extra bucks to put presents under the Christmas Tree? The Minnesota Vikings and the University of Minnesota need you.The Vikings are willing to pay anyone $10-$15 per hour in 6 ... More >>
Because the Vikings' 2010 season has been so tame . . .
BW3s is back at the U!After a decade-long absence, Buffalo Wild Wings will return to its rightful home: a spot on the U of M campus. In the mid-1990s, when the franchise was still known as BW3s--the original name was Buffalo Wild Wings & Weck--the Ohio-founded business had one lone location ... More >>
Just when you think this deal can't get crazier . . .
Jerry Kill is not Tubby Smith.Back on September 25, Jerry Kill and his Northern Illinois Huskies handed the Gophers their third straight home loss of the season. Now Kill is coming back to try and give Minnesota a hand out of the ditch. The university will officially announce its way-off-the ... More >>
It's time to get classy with tequila: Pittsburgh Blue tequila dinner. Autumn arrives in the Twin Cities. Take down some tequila, preserve some kraut, prepare your wild game, and follow it all up with a Farm Fresh Feast this Week in Food. Tuesday 10/5 We admit Maple Grove is a haul, but hey, i ... More >>
U2's entire US tour, including their stop in Minneapolis at the TCF Bank Stadium on June 27, is being postponed until 2011 due to Bono's recent back injury. Bono was discharged from a hospital in Munich today after undergoing emergency back surgery last Friday, and will be entering a rehabilitati ... More >>
The home of the 2012 DNC?If you thought the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul was entertaining, with its legions of credentialed true believers, cable news performance artists, tear-gassed protesters and Sarah Palin, we have good news: The Democrats want to bring their version o ... More >>
More than table scraps please, the mayor tells legislatorsThat $800 million Vikings stadium bill working its way through the Legislature this week amounts to nothing more than "left-over crumbs" for St. Paul, the city's mayor told state lawmakers in a letter yesterday. At issue: Proposed deb ... More >>
A bill that would allow the University of Minnesota to decide where and when people can buy booze at TCF Bank Stadium has cleared the state Senate. Next stop: the House, where its future is less certain. SF3180, sponsored by Sen. Sandy Pappas, calls for allowing the university to serve alcoh ... More >>
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Narrow Saturday win over D-IAA South Dakota State begs the question.
Gophers get state-of-the-art arena, but at what price?
Twins win 6-5 in a Stressball classic. Playoff analysis and game preview inside.
Opening eve video footage with stadium lead designer Jeff Spear.
St. Paul residents in St. Anthony Park had an unwelcome guest in their homes and backyards Saturday when the Gopher football team debuted in their first game at the new TCF Bank Stadium on campus.
If you're one of the Gopher football season ticket holders who chose bleacher seats without a back rest to get closer to the action, your back might be paying the price.
Blotter spotlights the week's notably weird happenings
If you want to drink booze at the new University of Minnesota football stadium on campus, you'll have to be privileged, says University President Robert Bruininks.
After running out of old ladies to fire, the Star Tribune begins clipping the mentally handicapped