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    April 13, 2014

    Dinkytown hockey riot part deux: Top photos

    Though the Gophers men's hockey team gave up a touchdown and extra point worth of goals during a 7-4 loss to Union College in the national championship game last night, Dinkytown revelers weren't dispirited.A heavy police presence and disappointing defeat didn't stop the streets from being overrun i ... More >>

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    April 11, 2014

    Dinkytown riot: Top 10 photos

    Last night's dramatic Gophers hockey triumph inspired students to riot in Dinkytown. Law and order was reestablished just after midnight when baton-wielding officers advanced on the mob of students and forced them to disperse.But even for cops, there were moments of levity amid pepper spray and arre ... More >>

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    April 3, 2014

    TC Biz Mag editor Adam Platt takes heat for hypocritically ripping bloggers' Twitter habits

    In a column entitled "City Centered: Tweetle Dumb," Adam Platt, executive editor of the Twin Cities Business Magazine, unloads on local journalists "whose Twitter presence deviates wildly from their work.""To me, Twitter is not a place to see what people are doing, eating, or thinking, but a source ... More >>

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    March 25, 2014

    8 Twin Cities hip-hop producers you should hear now: Vol. 3

    Here we go once again with another monthly mix of local hip-hop producers worth checking out. This is not a best-of list, rather a collection of artists loosely organized by a like-minded approach to crafting sounds. Each artist represented here has a unique handle on laid-back production. Thou ... More >>

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    March 19, 2014

    Vikings stadium construction already underway [PHOTOS]

    The final sad bits of the Metrodome came crashing down over the weekend. Concrete is still strewn on the site, but the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority tells us workers will soon crush it up and haul it away.SEE ALSO: The classic Zygi/Dayton photo: Top tweets After that, the Dome will be nothin ... More >>

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    March 17, 2014

    Lynx jerseys now say "Mayo Clinic" across chest [IMAGE]

    Ads on NBA jerseys seem to be inevitable, but so far the league has resisted pressure to follow the path of European soccer.SEE ALSO: Vikings QB problem, summed up in one jersey That's not the case in the WNBA, where today the Lynx became the sixth team to emblazon its jerseys with an advertiser's l ... More >>

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    March 7, 2014

    Metrodome demolition porn: Top photos

    Over the past couple months, we've voyeuristically watched the public desecration of the Metrodome with a mixture of sentimental melancholia and anticipation of bigger and glassier things to come.SEE ALSO: The Zygi Wilf/Mark Dayton photo people can't get enough of: Top 10 tweets With demolition wo ... More >>

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    February 28, 2014

    Mark Dayton doesn't take credit for Minnesota's $1.2 billion surplus... sort of

    This morning, the Minnesota Management and Budget office announced the state is projected to have a budget surplus of $1.23 billion in the current biennium and $2.6 billion in the next. SEE ALSO: The Zygi Wilf/Mark Dayton photo people can't get enough of: Top 10 tweetsHours later, Gov. Mark Dayton r ... More >>

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    February 25, 2014

    Eight Twin Cities hip-hop producers you should hear now: Vol. 2

    Welcome to the second mix in a monthly series highlighting local producers and beatmakers. This is not a best-of list, rather a collection of artists loosely organized by a like-minded approach to crafting sounds. Last month featured artist breaking away from the traditional Minneapolis boom-bap pro ... More >>

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    February 21, 2014

    I honestly tried to like Imagine Dragons

    I'm going to let you in on the secret: I don't know anything about music that normal adult humans listen to. Avalanches of culture engulf our entire society while I sit in a grubby basement, hunched over a laptop listening to old Motorhead records. However, on occasion, I'm forced to stick my he ... More >>

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    February 12, 2014

    Modern Cafe releases plans for expansion, including 'Sochi-style bathrooms'

    It looks like Northeast Minneapolis's pot roast emporium, Modern Cafe, has set its sights on bigger pastures. On the restaurant's Twitter feed yesterday, they posted an image of a floor plan detailing what looks to be the addition of 620 square feet of space.See also:Stanley's expansion to include n ... More >>

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    January 29, 2014

    MNGOP Sen. Dan Hall destroyed on Twitter for making fun of mental illness during SOTU

    Sen. Dan Hall -- a second-term MNGOPer representing parts of Bloomington, Savage, and Burnsville -- is no stranger to Twitter controversy. But he may have outdone himself with his live-tweeting of last night's State of the Union speech.SEE ALSO: MNGOP Sen. Dan Hall suggests gay marriage supporters a ... More >>

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    January 21, 2014

    Fire breaks out in University of Minnesota parking ramp [PHOTOS]

    -- Updates at bottom -- Smoke was seen billowing out out of the top floor of the patient and visitor parking ramp at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview on the East Bank of campus early this afternoon.Here's a couple photos of the fire shared by witnesses on Twitter:

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    January 16, 2014

    Erik Anderson returns to the Twin Cities, plots pop-ups

    He's appeared on the cover of Food & Wine magazine, been featured on PBS's The Mind of a Chef, and has dazzled the food world with his creations at Nashville's Catbird Seat. He left the acclaimed restaurant at the end of the year, and now Erik Anderson is once again calling Minneapolis home.&nbs ... More >>

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    January 6, 2014

    Arctic Vortex freezes Minnesota: Top 10 tweets

    On this most freezing of days, Minnesotans could be excused for mistaking Twitter for the Weather Channel, as everybody and their sister is chiming in with their best #StupidCold-related material.RELATED: For Christ's sake, Florida The cold snap is all fun and games -- as long as you're inside and/o ... More >>

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    January 3, 2014

    Check out this awesome snow shark created by three New Brighton brothers [PHOTO]

    Winter can be rough -- especially when temperatures could hit lows of frickin' 50 to 60 degrees below zero early next week -- so us Minnesotans gotta take advantage of whatever silver linings we can.SEE ALSO: Duluth TV anchors fake being outside from warm comfort of studio [IMAGE] One lining of that ... More >>

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    January 2, 2014

    Burned-out Cedar Avenue building being destroyed with three still missing

    Today, some Minneapolis firefighters face a ghastly task -- demolishing the burned-out building at 516 Cedar Avenue South with victims in all likelihood still inside.RELATED: Tragically, R.T. Rybak didn't get his last wish as mayor Family of residents who live in the building report that three peopl ... More >>

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    January 1, 2014

    Apartment fire in Cedar-Riverside injures 13 [PHOTOS]

    A fire broke out in an apartment building on the morning of New Year's Day in Cedar-Riverside.

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    December 19, 2013

    Target Breach: Top 10 tweets

    Someone stealing your credit card information is no laughing matter -- unless you're on Twitter, of course.THE BACKSTORY: Massive Target data breach affects in-store shoppers who used credit cardsIn that case, news that Minnesota's arguably best-known company was targeted (see what I did there?) by ... More >>

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    December 16, 2013

    Plane coming from MSP slides off runway in Madison

    Photo of 737 from Madison Fire Dept..front wheel of aircraft stuck in the snow at MSN. pic.twitter.com/Ty3pXPsVt8-- Eric Franke (@EricFrankeTV) December 16, 2013 Reports are coming out of Madison, Wisconsin, this evening that Delta Flight 385 from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has sli ... More >>

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    December 10, 2013

    Brett Favre appears to be aging in dog years, but still looks good [PHOTOS]

    Looks like somebody's getting ready to audition for the sequel to Bad Santa pic.twitter.com/qr2aDeGI6g-- ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) December 10, 2013 Last week, Brett Favre, now working as a high school offensive coordinator, helped coach Oak Grove High to the team's first-ever Mississippi ... More >>

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    December 9, 2013

    Vikings drop crazy "Snow Bowl" in Baltimore: Top 10 tweets

    This game, man. pic.twitter.com/OOwYFky2JT-- Parker Hageman (@OverTheBaggy) December 8, 2013 At 3-9-1, the Vikings may be officially eliminated from playoff contention, but the team is nonetheless in the midst of one of the most entertaining seasons in franchise history. Between the Monday Night M ... More >>

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    December 4, 2013

    The Zygi Wilf/Mark Dayton photo people can't get enough of: Top 10 tweets

    Zygi Wilf and Gov Dayton toss dirt at Vikings Stadium Groundbreaking. pic.twitter.com/3yZ4e8exma-- Glen Stubbe (@gspphoto) December 3, 2013 During yesterday's Vikings stadium groundbreaking ceremony, Star Tribune photographer Glen Stubbe captured a photo of Zygi Wilf and Mark Dayton that's worth som ... More >>

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    November 27, 2013

    Timberwolves unveiling new sleeved jerseys [PHOTO]

    Excited to wear our new Adidas jersey tomorrow night. Come out to the @targetentermn to see them in person!! pic.twitter.com/WPR1INh6kj-- shabazz muhammad (@phenom15balla) November 27, 2013 One season after the Golden State Warriors became the first NBA team in modern history to wear sleeves, our&nb ... More >>

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    November 26, 2013

    Fire at Macy's in Ridgedale Mall [PHOTO]

    Around 10:30 this morning, a fire broke out at the Macy's in Minnetonka's Ridgedale Mall. According to a WCCO report, the fire is "in the roof of a construction area." The store has been evacuated and firefighters from a number of area fire departments have been called to the scene.

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    November 25, 2013

    Mark Dayton sentences turkey to death

    This year, instead of pardoning a turkey, Governor Mark Dayton sentenced one to death.During a ceremony today, Dayton officially donated the brother of the turkey that will be pardoned by President Obama to the St. Paul Salvation Army, where it'll be used to feed 80 people. Both turkeys were raised ... More >>

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    November 12, 2013

    Gophers football fan photobombs ESPN camera during Stanford basketball game [IMAGE]

    Minnesota @GopherFootball photobomb in Stanford student section vs. BYU basketball on ESPN2. pic.twitter.com/0Inrs7BqKQ-- Todd Erickson (@quick_slant) November 12, 2013 The Gophers football team has won four consecutive Big Ten contests and will be playing its biggest game in at least a decade a wee ... More >>

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    November 5, 2013

    School bus crashes into north Minneapolis home [PHOTOS]

    About 8:20 this morning, a school bus crashed into a home on the 4200 block of Penn Avenue North after it was struck by an SUV that ran a red light.On board the bus at the time of the wreck were the driver and one passenger, neither of whom was injured. According to the Minneapolis Police Department ... More >>

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    November 4, 2013

    2013 Iron Fork Absolut Mixologists on secret weapon ingredients and drink orders they hate

    Look out, chefs! Six Twin Cities-based bartenders are locking and loading their liquor bottles, ready to battle it out for the title of "Absolut Mixologist" at this year's Iron Fork. On November 7 at International Market Square, these barkeeps will compete to create the best signature cocktail. We c ... More >>

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    October 28, 2013

    Sunrise shot of city from the suburbs makes Mpls skyline look small [PHOTO]

    Instagram user orbeq took the above photo this morning.ANOTHER COOL PHOTO: Lightning flashes over UptownHis sunrise shot was taken from an office park in Minnetonka near Highway 169 and the Crosstown.

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    October 25, 2013

    Big fire blazes above Espresso Royale in Dinkytown [PHOTOS]

    This afternoon, a large blaze engulfed the second-floor of the Dinkytown building that houses Espresso Royale.According to the Minnesota Daily, the fire started about 12:45 p.m. Thankfully, nobody was inside the apartments on the second floor of the building when it went up in flames. The fire's cau ... More >>

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    October 23, 2013

    Star Tribune "dam to stop Asians" headline was a hoax [IMAGE]

    :::: UPDATE :::: It appears the screengrab in question is a hoax:@atrupar we've examined history on the story, and that headline was never on it-- Star Tribune (@StarTribune) October 23, 2013 @girlmeetsgeek @JoeMPLS @josephthomas @atrupar Yeah, that's not a legit screen cap. Google and RSS readers w ... More >>

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    October 22, 2013

    Vikings embarrass themselves on Monday Night Football: Top 20 tweets

    Excellent photo of the Vikings offense pic.twitter.com/E7ikiwbW7I-- Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel) October 22, 2013 My God, that was bad.Last night, the Vikings offense was a dumpster fire of epic proportions, with new quarterback Josh Freeman putting forth a time capsule-worthy display of inaccurate passi ... More >>

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    October 3, 2013

    Hot Indian Foods giving away free Indurritos today

    Got lunch plans for today? You do now. As part of an event for local small business owners organized by Square, the plug-in credit card reader that most food trucks use, Hot Indian Foods food truck will be giving away free Indurritos to the first 100 people to get in line.See Also:The Twin Citi ... More >>

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    September 23, 2013

    Vikings officials celebrate Hispanic History Month with head-scratcher of a hashtag

    Maybe it wasn't as brutally bad as the Vikings' performance was yesterday, but the team's social media folks offered up their own epic fail with their gameday hashtag choice.THEY TOLD YOU SO: Vikes will be worst team this year, group of experts conclude Hours before the game, the team's official Twi ... More >>

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    September 17, 2013

    Lyn-Lake-area house explodes, partially collapses [PHOTOS] [UPDATES]

    -- Updates at bottom --Emergency vehicles in the Lyn-Lake area can be heard rushing to 3043 Grand Avenue South, where a home reportedly exploded and partially collapsed this afternoon.Here's what KARE 11's John Croman heard on the police scanner:Fire crews arriving at house explosion at 31st & G ... More >>

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    August 26, 2013

    Suicide note allegedly part of Stillwater prison breakout scheme

    It wasn't as cunning as The Great Escape, but who can say it wasn't bold?A Stillwater Prison inmate is accused of causing a weeklong lockdown after officials were tipped off to his plan to bust out

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    August 23, 2013

    Minnesota Twins and Target Field swing into the food truck game

    The Minnesota Twins and Target Field have just announced their plans for food truck glory. Will it be a swing and a miss or a home run for the new food truck? You can be the judge next week in downtown Minneapolis. See also: Target Field makes PETA's list of vegetarian-friendly ball parks

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    August 15, 2013

    Pedal Pub crashes near Mill Ruins Park, riders taken away on stretchers [PHOTOS] [UPDATES]

    -- Updates at bottom --This afternoon, a Pedal Pub tipped in the area of Mill Ruins Park on the north side of downtown Minneapolis. Some riders were reportedly injured.SEE ALSO: "I hate the Pedal Pub" Facebook page: Funniest new memes [IMAGES]The news was broken by bystanders on social media who hap ... More >>

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    August 12, 2013

    Iowa butter cow desecrated by animal rights group [PHOTO]

    One of the Iowa State Fair's iconic attractions was vandalized by a group called Iowans for Animal Liberation early yesterday morning.SEE ALSO: Bryan Hathaway, Duluth-area dead deer sexer, allegedly assaults officer at Wal Mart The group left the fair's butter cow covered in red paint with "FREEDOM ... More >>

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    August 12, 2013

    Macalester student makes unbelievable game-ending wiffle ball catch [VIDEO]

    Over the weekend, Macalester student Konnor Fleming made a web gem-worthy catch during a televised wiffle ball tournament played on a field in Vermont that's a mini version of Fenway Park.SEE ALSO: New Madden commercial shows everyone schooling the Packers [VIDEO]Fleming, a native of the Green Mount ... More >>

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    August 8, 2013

    Bull breaks loose from rodeo event at Dakota County Fair, injures eight [PHOTOS] [VIDEO]

    Last night, there was a running of the bulls at the Dakota County Fair. But unfortunately, the event wasn't on the fair's calendar.SEE ALSO: Freeborn County Fair worker gives birth in bathroom near the Cattle Barn Around 8:15 p.m., a bull broke loose from a rodeo event and made a mad dash through a ... More >>

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    August 5, 2013

    Karen Nyberg, Minnesota astronaut, shares amazing shots from space [PHOTOS]

    Vining, Minnesota native Karen Nyberg is currently aboard the International Space Station, and in recent weeks, she's gotten in the habit of snapping pics of earth from way up high and sharing them on Twitter.SEE ALSO: Astronaut snaps picture of Twin Cities from space [PHOTO] Nyberg, who is working ... More >>

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    August 1, 2013

    Gay marriage is legal in Minnesota: Top 10 funny tweets

    At midnight, love become the law in Minnesota.SEE ALSO: Michele Bachmann wears Google Glass: Top 10 tweets As GLBT couples tied the knot at Minneapolis City Hall and other locations throughout the state, many were moved to tears. Others, however, were moved to hop on Twitter and crack good-natured j ... More >>

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    July 26, 2013

    Metro Transit bus crashes near Uptown [PHOTO]

    -- Update at bottom --On its Twitter account, WCCO has published a photo of a 17F route Metro Transit bus that crashed this morning near West Lake Street and West Calhoun Parkway.SEE ALSO: Shawn Daivari Hiawatha Line smackdown: The surveillance footage [VIDEO] Details are scant at this point, but th ... More >>

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    July 19, 2013

    Lizz Winstead and Keith Ellison talk women, jobs, and Asian carp on Twitter

    Yesterday afternoon, Rep. Keith Ellison and comedian Lizz Winstead joined on Twitter to talk politics and have a little fun. While the two jumped around on a lot of topics, they focused on jobs, economic empowerment, women... and that omnipresent invasive species Asian carp. We collected some of the ... More >>

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    July 16, 2013

    Two U of M students caught having sex inside the Bell Museum

    bellmuseum.umn.eduThe students gave a whole new meaning to "Driven to Discover."Two University of Minnesota students should've gotten a room, just not one inside the Bell Museum of Natural History.SEE ALSO: Twitter accounts solicit boob pics from University of Minnesota students [PHOTOS]A 21-year-ol ... More >>

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    July 10, 2013

    MNGOP Rep. Pat Garofalo suggests liberal blogger is a pussy

    This morning, Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, got into a Twitter spat with liberal blogger Eric Pusey that some thought contained language unbecoming of an elected official.SEE ALSO: DFL Rep. Ryan Winkler calls Clarence Thomas "Uncle Thomas" on Twitter The kerfuffle began with this tweet:RWNJ legis ... More >>

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    July 6, 2013

    Bring Me The News Twitter Fail: Joke about Eden Prairie woman's tragic death doesn't go over well

    Last night, the Twitter account of Minnesota news aggregator Bring Me the News made an ill-conceived joke about the tragic death of an Eden Prairie woman."Another reason to avoid EP!" Bring Me The News quipped in response to a story about an as-yet unidentified woman who was killed when a tree fell ... More >>

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    June 11, 2013

    Target contract janitors go on strike, picket in downtown Minneapolis [PHOTOS]

    Yesterday, janitors who clean Target stores announced a two-day strike motivated by what they regard as inadequate pay and benefits, especially in comparison with what janitors who clean Target's corporate headquarters receive.SEE ALSO: Black Friday strike at St. Paul Walmart: "If I lose my job it d ... More >>

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