Among the many pleasures of living in the Twin Cities are the live music performances that take place in unexpected locations. The Como Park Zoo and Conservatory has been hosting a number of these memorable performances as of late, and this summer, they have announced a stellar lineup of acts who wi ... More >>
Your Twin Cities bucket list from lawn bowling to parades
For some reason, the national media is convinced the Twin Iceboxes Cities is a great romantic destination.SEE ALSO: St. Paul's Lowertown top hipster zip, study says In 2012, Yahoo named Minneapolis one of America's most "unexpectedly romantic" cities. Now, St. Paul is a finalist for USA Today's "Bes ... More >>
By making his own way in music Paul Doffing writes and moves at his own pace -- that pace set by his bicycle. In the summer of 2012, Paul toured the country by biking to gigs and came back a changed man. Set to release his latest album, Doffing shares in his music stories from the road and his strug ... More >>
Do you like to combine your food with art? How about the great outdoors? The Walker Art Center is hosting a series of free food-centered events June 18-28 as part of its Open Field series. From creating your own "amuse bouche" to an outdoor picnic operetta with a five-course tasting menu, these fr ... More >>
But we're still healthy and sober
Each year, the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association puts on one of the largest (and best) open studio tours in America during the annual Art-A-Whirl. Local art galleries and studios in Northeast Minneapolis are opened up to the public, which allows patrons and interested parties to connect with ... More >>
Duluth is a tourist destination for Twin Cities residents who don't have the internet.Duluth has spent more than $10 million to promote itself as a tourist destination. Now, a marketing firm has spent a bit more money to see if that did any good. The results are mixed, according to the newly rele ... More >>
Marijuana being confiscated by police in Maplewood State Park.A Maplewood hiker traveled off the beaten path and found himself in a field of green over the weekend. The hiker was walking through Maplewood State Park Sunday afternoon when he decided to step off the trail and explore the park by F ... More >>
WikipediaThe Pillsbury A Mill today.Some people look at the Pillsbury A Mill building across the Mississippi from downtown Minneapolis and see a run-down heap of brick and stone. Developers look at it and see a cash cow. But the National Register of Historic Places looks at it sees one of Ameri ... More >>
Zoe Lister Jones, Sam Rosen, and Brady KiernanTwin City actors, musicians, and the city itself are prominently featured in Stuck Between Stations, an indie flick directed by Brady Kiernan. The trailer includes shots of First Avenue, the Walker Art bridge, bike riding, and music by the dearly depa ... More >>
Photo: aturkusBetter than a Pacific island paradise?OK, so we didn't win the title of the most eco-friendly city in the world. That title goes to Vienna, Austria, according to Mercer, which ranks 221 cities around the world as a way of helping companies and governments pay employees fairly w ... More >>
The normally alcohol-dry Shuga will be celebrating Art-A-Whirl (which, news to me, is the largest open studio and gallery tour in America), by throwing a free, long, boozy muckraker called Hoolie Fest in and outside the store Friday, Saturday, and Suday May 14-16. Over 70 bands are scheduled to p ... More >>
The Minnesota Zoo will officially go smoke-free starting Saturday. The Apple Valley zoo already bans smoking indoors, but now all outdoor spaces will be off limits too.
Big summer bummer: one of the North Shore's best restaurants has shut its doors.
This Memorial Day weekend in Minnesota was one of the deadliest in recent memory after at least 11 people were killed in car accidents Saturday and Sunday.