The ACLU might not be happy about it, but Minneapolis City Council Member John Quincy says granting the MLB's request to create a "Clean Zone" around Target Field during a two week stretch surrounding this summer's All-Star Game "is something we have to do and should do."THE BACKSTORY: ACLU blasts M ... More >>
A 1987 Twins World Series ring that goes on sale Friday at Pawn America will sell for $7,499.Pawn America is vouching for the authenticity of the 10-carat ring -- a size 9.5 that includes 15 small diamonds to make up the Twins "M" logo. The name on the inside does not belong to a player, but rather ... More >>
Megabus's St. Paul stop is moving out of the Midway Shopping Center parking lot and into the more comfortable, climate-controlled confines of the Union Depot.The change goes into effect January 29, Megabus spokesman Mike Alvich told us this afternoon.
Today, all 30 Major League Baseball teams published Facebook posts in support of #SpiritDay, a GLAAD-sponsored event in which folks are encouraged to "take a stand against bullying."SEE ALSO: Target Field guard scolded lesbian Twins fans for kissingIf you think that'd be uncontroversial, think again ... More >>
Sure, smokers aren't thrilled with the $1.60-per-pack tax that went into effect in July, but would you believe some are crying about it?SEE ALSO: E-cigs banned at Target Field That's how the sticker shock has manifested itself at one Twin Cities smoke shop, if a worker there can be believed.
Yesterday, for the 90th time this season, the Twins lost and another team won. That's not news. But Oakland's sweep of the visiting Twins meant the A's clinched the AL West, and following the game the party was on.SEE ALSO: Glen Perkins buys round of beers for Twins fans stuck at Target Field Like, ... More >>
Expect Fulton Brewery to get a whole lot bigger. In fact, Fulton is following in Surly's steps toward expansion and will grow nearly 10 times as big as its current operation in the North Loop. See also: Surly unveils images of new destination brewery [IMAGES]
Ever arrived at the Metrodome for a Vikings game with just a few minutes to spare before kickoff, only to be forced to endure a painstaking line to get in the stadium as everyone in attendance is patted down and all bags are inspected?SEE ALSO: Bad news for cig smoking Twins fans: You can no longer ... More >>
Just weeks after Reuters published its hilariously sad write-up about reporter Mark Meadows' weekend in Minneapolis, the Wall Street Journal dispatched correspondent Matthew Kronsberg for the same purpose.SEE ALSO: North Dakota Capitol reporters repeatedly warned about wearing revealing clothing And ... More >>
-- Update at bottom --The Twins are finding new and creative ways to squeeze a few more bucks out of fans.FROM LAST WEEK: Twins owner Jim Pohlad says there's "no ceiling" on payroll, yet it keeps going down anywayToday, team officials announced that starting Friday, they'll sell $15 batting practice ... More >>
A new Minnesota Twins ad proves that anticipation for the 2013 Major League Baseball season and the snow still lingering on the ground don't have to be mutually exclusive. Anyone who needs something to interrupt the perpetual grumbling about winter should immediately check out this love letter to ou ... More >>
Fourteen years after its last major rebranding, St. Paul's Summit Brewery is back at it again. Late last week the godfathers of Minnesota craft brewing announced that in 2013 the brand will debut a new logo. Look for the new logo to launch early this spring.According to Summit's blog, ... More >>
Its's a beer-centric Week in Food, but be sure to put down your pint long enough to check out the Bachelor Farmer's one-year anniversary party on Saturday. 7/30 In their cleverly named "We've Got an App for That" class, the Cooks of Crocus Hill staff will teach students about an array of alluring a ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Strangers at the Twins game: A blind don't-call-it-a-date in their own tweets-- Twins payroll: Why in Gardy's name is it being slashed?Don't let this season's on-field product fool you -- the past dozen years have been very good for the Minnesota Twins.According to a new study by Busines ... More >>
Related:Trampled by Turtles play "Alone" on Late Show With David Letterman (VIDEO)Trampled by Turtles at First Avenue, 4/11/12Ten local songs the Minnesota Twins should play at Target FieldTrampled by Turtles stopped by the Onion A.V. Club's office to continue a series of somewhat unpredictable cove ... More >>
If the fact that Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney's show at Target Field sold out in a mere four hours isn't enough to convince you that top-40 country is winning the populist vote here in the Twin Cities, this should do it: The snoozy longtime lite rock staple WLTE (102.9 Lite FM) will switch to an ... More >>
Mini markets now allow for non-local fruit to be sold.Farmers markets in Minneapolis will now require a larger percentage of vendors to be food growers. The City Council recently passed ordinance amendments calling for 60 percent of vendors to be agricultural producers, which includes growers ... More >>
The collapsed Metrodome makes a comeback.Centerplate, a concessions provider for entertainment venues, convention centers, and sports stadiums, announced its new menu items for the 2011 NFL season at the Metrodome. If you're looking for Vikings-watching fuel, here's what you can expect:
There was a lot of fun at Target Field this weekend, from bizarre bobbleheads to championship reunions to kids running the bases on perhaps the nicest day of the summer. Too bad the game on the field was so damn bad. The Twins were swept by the formerly reeling Chicago White Sox, dropping the h ... More >>
Given the the vehemence with which anti-gay activists oppose anti-bullying measures in our schools, the results of a new survey hardly sound surprising: Straight Minnesota teenagers think it's fine to bully their LGBT classmates. What's worse, some teachers are leading the way with homophobi ... More >>
YouTubeRiley Meester on the jumbotron.Most Americans don't even know all the words to the Star Spangled Banner, and once they open their mouths to try and span its octave and a half of perilous notes, they're stymied. [See Aguilera, Christina.] But it's not a problem for Riley Meester, a 14- ... More >>
The guard has been reprimanded, but still works at the stadium.Taylor Campione and Kelsi Culpepper -- two lesbian women from Minneapolis -- were recently scolded by a Target Field security guard for what they call a "brief kiss." After seeing the quick peck on the lips, the guard told the wo ... More >>
Photo by Andy MannixTaylor Campione and Kelsi Culpepper hope their story can be a lesson for others.Earlier today, we reported the story of Taylor Campione and Kelsi Culpepper, two lesbians who were scolded by a security guard at Target Field for a peck on the lips. Since the story's publication ... More >>
Six15 RoomThe Grand Hotel's lounge gets a major makeover. The San Francisco-based Kimpton boutique hotel chain recently took over the Grand Hotel in downtown Minneapolis and put the property under a major renovation. The Zahtar restaurant upstairs is still intact, but the lobby-side lounge go ... More >>
Target Field gates will open at 6 p.m. tonight for the 7:10 p.m. Harmon Killebrew memorial service. Admission is free, ballpark concessions will be open, and seating will be general admission, so come on downtown and pay your final respects to the late Twins great. And wear your No. 3 shirt, ... More >>
The Greek god of the Sun. See the similartity? (Work with us here.)The Storm Gods got their twister on the other evening, ripping up a garage in St. Michael, scaring the bejeebus out of Twins fans at Target Field and pelting the Twin Cities with enough golf ball-sized hail to give a car insur ... More >>
Hail injuriesWell, the nice weather didn't last long, did it? Less than eight hours after a serious break in the cold streak -- to the tune of 88 degrees -- we're getting pelted by chunks of ice across the metro (even at Target Field). Guess we should be used to it by now, right? Here's a video f ... More >>
Photo courtesy of the Minnesota TwinsEarlier this week, I wrote a piece about the recent disappointing changes to the music programming at Target Field, specifically since the organization swapped out previous music director Kevin Dutcher for new hire Dan Edwards from 96.3 NOW. Though I was hopin ... More >>
Police say Jason Yang climbed over a chain link fence and jumped to his death.Minneapolis homicide and internal affairs units are investigating what may have prompted Jason Yang of West St. Paul to leap to his death after running from police outside the Epic nightclub early Saturday morning. ... More >>
Conspiracy theory and lament herein. Join the frustration.
Time for The Franchise to open the store.
Jim Thome and Target Field star on the new cover of Sports Illustrated.Jim Thome and Target Field are the stars of the latest Sports Illustrated cover, in a beautiful wide shot capturing the leftie DH downtown on his home turf. Now let's just hope the SI cover jinx doesn't hold true, as the ... More >>
Michelle LeonUptown Cafeteria's new Skybar is king!We all have our favorite standbys for outdoor drinking and dining--W.A. Frost's lush garden patio, the busy sidewalk seats at French Meadow, or the Dennis Rodman-drawing roofdeck at Stella's. But have you checked out the breezy surrounds at t ... More >>
Screen grab via ESPN The MagazineThe Twins fancy new ballpark gets some ESPN loveWe know the food's great. We know it's growing a soul. It's a hit with wildlife. And now we know that the Twins' fancy new Target Field is the best stadium in the country -- not just for baseball, or football, or ... More >>
The surging left fielder is still the youngest at his position in all of baseball.
If the club gets healthy, don't look for any major moves.
This is not the first showdown between the two hot arms.
As we reported last week, Paul Westerberg recently resurfaced to play a rare, two-song set at Target Field for the travelogue-style documentary 40 Nights of Rock 'n' Roll. Today, the filmmakers sent us a teaser clip of the performance, which includes a snippet of his acoustic performance on top o ... More >>
While we're big fans of the food inside the stadium, we realize that sometimes you're going to want to hit a nearby restaurant before or after the game, too (those innings can drag on for hours sometimes...) With the Twins back to town this Friday, here are our Top 5 picks for North Loop dining. w ... More >>
Is this Major League Baseball This hawk passed up the Twins Big Dog in favor of a Twins Big Moth.or the Animal Channel?One of the unexpected surprises of the Twins' new outdoor digs at Target Field has been the spontaneous adoption of a new mascot: A hawk that loves to perch on the right f ... More >>
Not in MinneapolisHow is it that a restaurant bragging about its attractive waitresses squeezed into tight tanks and short shorts -- bras and pantyhose required! -- can't make a go of it across the street from an NBA arena in a major metropolitan area? Hooters in Block E, $1.8 million in the ... More >>
Who's the top threat to unseat the Twins as Central Division champs? Welcome back to baseball!
Until about two seconds ago, we were starting to get just the slightest bit annoyed by Target Field concessionaire Delaware North Sportservice's shrewd (and brilliant) marketing scheme of rolling out new menu items on tap for the Twins' new home one at a time and just slowly enough to score n ... More >>
A year after announcing it wanted to sublease its space, GameWorks said it is closing its doors at Block E, as well as six other locations around the country. And while the local press has been quick to point out that this represents another step back for Block E, it's worth pointing out that ... More >>
He represented Hennepin County when it was acquiring the land for Target Field, and he represented the developer who was working with the landowner to get the sweetest deal possible.
County and state officials met to figure out how best to proceed with environmental impact studies.
Eat some ice cream, drink some gin, whip up some shrimp and then go to Fork the Fire this weekend!