• Movies

    November 26, 2014

    Wrestling Drama Foxcatcher Engages but Doesn't Pin

    The movie only has the look and swagger of a champion

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    Metrodome looks sad during its last days [PHOTO]

    The Minneapolis skyline will undergo a significant change on Saturday when power to the Metrodome is cut.RELATED: Some Metrodome seats were dismantled by fans following Vikings finale [PHOTO] Jenn Hathaway, communications director for the Sports Facilities Authority, told us that turning the power o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2013

    The Metrodome's musical history: A look back

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    Metrodome roof converted into bags [IMAGES]

    Sure, the Metrodome is ugly, but it has been the site of some of the most memorable moments in Minnesota sports history.SEE ALSO: Metrodome collapse survivor: Maintenance man escaped roof deluge in fork lift [VIDEO] With the stadium slated for demolition following the upcoming Vikings series, Duluth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Metrodome is the worst stadium in America, says Time Magazine [VIDEO]

    Just a day before the Minnesota legislature approved a bill that will fund a new, nearly $1 billion Vikings stadium, Time Magazine named the Metrodome the worst stadium in the whole country.And while many of us have fond memories of watching the Twins and the Vikes under a Teflon roof while sitting ... More >>

  • News

    April 27, 2011

    Michael Hudalla plays fast and loose

    Motorcycle mogul faces the music

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    New Metrodome roof collapse video released

    Another view of the collapse of the Metrodome roof.​New video of the collapse of the Metrodome's roof was just released by the Metrodome Sports Facilities Commission.The footage shows snow begin to trickle through the Teflon roof, which sags at an ever-quickening pace until it covers up the enti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Metrodome Collapse: At least nine roof panels need to be replaced

    MSFCThe Metrodome's woes pile up.​At least nine Teflon panels from the Metrodome roof will need to be replaced, maybe even more, in the wake of the Dec. 11 blizzard that caused the dome to collapse the following day. Pat Milan, spokesman for the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission, told ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    Metrodome panel collapses: Damage gets worse

    More big trouble. Another hole opened in the Metrodome roof, following Sunday's collapse (above).​The Metrodome's Teflon roof, already deflated and defeated from the weekend blizzard, tore open a fourth time yesterday. There were workers on the field, but no one was hurt when the panel ripped ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2010

    Metrodome roof collapses after blizzard [UPDATE]

    The Metrodome is missing its bubble. ​The roof of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome has collapsed under the weight of the blizzard that hammered Minneapolis yesterday. In place of a plaza and surrounding parking fields that should have been filled with pre-game hub bub, there's just blowing sn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2010

    Metrodome collapse: Video shows roof failure frame-by-frame

    ​The now widely-circulated Fox Sports video inside the collapse of the Metrodome's roof shows two holes open in the Teflon roof and dump tons of snow into the Red Zone.Although the video is just 30 seconds, it reveals a lot about how the roof failed. We've got a Zapruder Film-like frame-by-frame a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2010

    Metrodome collapse: Video from inside the stadium [UPDATED]

    The Metrodome roof gives way and snow pours into Mall of America Field.​Fox has just released video of what the collapse of the Metrodome looked like from inside, and it is nothing short of amazing.It starts with water dripping in, then an ominous sagging, before a hole rips in the skylight and to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Adrian Peterson will steady the Viking circus (for this weekend)

    The NFL's leading rusher should feast on the 'Cards run defense.

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    SooVAC double exhibit opens Saturday

    R. Justin Stewart, System of Knowing 07, 2010 and Liz Miller, Untitled 05 (Ornamental Deception), 2010 ​Saturday night will play host to a compelling double header in Minneapolis, but unlike an athletic event, this one will be less about winning or losing, and more about contemplation and artistic ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 8, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Interpol at First Avenue, 8/14/10

    ​InterpolAugust 14, 2010First AvenueThey looked a little bit different this time, but there was no mistaking it: Interpol are still Interpol. After now-former bassist (and by far the most recognizable band member) Carlos D quietly exited stage left this past May, it was a little unclear how that v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    Broders' Michael Rostance: Chef Chat, Part 2

    A.J. Olmscheid​Here's part two of our chat with Michael Rostance, executive chef at Broders' Cucina Italiana and Pasta Bar in south Minneapolis. (Read part one here.) Today we talk with the veteran chef about the challenges of grilling in front of customers and why American dried pasta will never ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    44 Smashing Pumpkins-related things we'd rather do than audition to be a Smashing Pumpkin

    They're auditioning for new members. Here are some things we'd rather do.

  • News

    October 14, 2009

    The Twins' last year at the Dome was one for the ages

    It was a season of surprises in 2009

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2008
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    February 25, 2008
  • News

    September 26, 2007
  • News

    September 26, 2007

    Dome, Sweet Dome

    On the Occasion of its 25th Anniversary, We Offer a Requiem for the Much-Maligned Metrodome

  • News

    January 24, 2007

    Gangs of St. Paul

    In the capital city, a generation of younger, harder, more randomly violent gangsters wage war on themselves

  • News

    November 15, 2006

    Fade to Blue

    Five or six things about last week's winners and losers

  • News

    September 13, 2006

    Double Play

    Jack Reuler has been managing his team for 31 Years. But he's still scrapping for every hit he can get.

  • News

    March 29, 2006

    When Good Science is Bad Politics

    A troublesome family of synthetic chemicals called PFCs—many of them produced in Minnesota—is turning up in the bodies of people and animals worldwide. So why did the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency force its leading PFC researcher, Dr. F

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2005

    Walker woes

    The art center loses its fourth staff member in two months Is there quitting juice in the Walker water? Less than two months after the new building opened its doors, four staff members have abruptly thrown in the towel. First, senior curator Philippe Vergne left in May to head up a new museum in P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2005

    The Walker without walls

    Or at least office furniture and ugly Teflon exterior The New York Times ran a piece in Sunday's paper that made the new Walker Art Center, which opens April 17, look like the world's greatest art museum--and it just might be. The writer asserts that not only is the Walker innovative for its design ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2005

    The Walker Without Walls

    Or at least office furniture and ugly Teflon exterior The new Walker Art Center opens April 17, and if the opening were anything like Star Wars, we'd be setting up camp outside the steel cube for three weeks. Not only to be the first to check out the expanded exhibit space (10.000 square feet), whic ... More >>

  • News

    May 5, 2004

    Hit By Pitch

    What's wrong with Pawlenty's stadium push? Everything.

  • News

    December 17, 2003

    Crumblin' Down

    Andersen Library offers lessons for a new U stadium

  • Sports

    May 8, 2002

    Kickin' Booty

    When it comes to luring fans out to the ballpark, the home team needs to get even more creative

  • News

    August 1, 2001

    Dreams of Field

    The Minnesota Twins are convinced the public will eventually buy them a new $300 million stadium. They have reason to believe.

  • Music

    January 19, 2000

    Rap In Peace

    With new tracks exhumed from the vaults, Biggie and Tupac add to their corpses' corpora

  • News

    August 4, 1999
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    February 26, 1997

    Mr. FixIt

    Minneapolis Police Chief Bob Olson came to town with a reputation for pleasing pols and infuriating cops. And he's surpassed himself on both counts.

  • Arts

    November 27, 1996

    Life Is A Joke, Old Chum.

    Watching nothing happen with the beautiful losers of Friends.

  • News

    October 16, 1996
  • Feature

    June 26, 1996

    Eleanor Roosevelt can't help her.

    Nor would she want to.