Believe it or not, our report about more than 40 percent of Minnesota workers not having paid sick days elicited a few responses of this sort:But even if you're philosophically with Nathaniel and think folks should just tough it out, there are still good self-interested reasons why workers should ha ... More >>
Welcome to the eighth installment of the Gimme Noise Beattape, a collection of sounds from Twin Cities producers and beatmakers. As the final weeks of summer slide past, a suitable soundtrack emerges. Here are some great beats from a new cadre of musicians, all of whom stem from the vibrant local sc ... More >>
This morning, traffic between downtown Minneapolis and the western suburbs was at a standstill as an apparently suicidal man threatened to jump from the Penn Avenue bridge over I-394.The first reports of the incident trickled in around 6 a.m. Lanes in both directions weren't totally reopened for abo ... More >>
Today's comment of the day goes to Cynthia Gerdes, one of Hell's Kitchen's co-founders, who weighed in our post about her bar and restaurant's support of Minnesota's recent minimum wage increase to answer some questions.Here's what she said:
Mike McFadden's first major TV ad features him getting punched in the nuts... or is it his guts?In any event, the reaction of one of our readers suggests the spot should be accompanied by a Don't Try This On the Campaign Trail notice.
Target interim CEO John Mulligan announced Tuesday that the Minneapolis-based retail giant will "respectfully request that guests not bring firearms" inside stores. Although weapons are "at odds with the family-friendly shopping," the company would continue to oblige by local laws that allow open ca ... More >>
Our commenters were not very gentle with Zach LaVine, the Timberwolves' top draft pick who appears to have said "fuck me" in response to the news he'd be relocating from UCLA to Minnesota.But ZaVine insists he didn't mean it like that, and reader DonnaB thinks provincial Minnesotans are being way to ... More >>
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden talks a lot about the importance of jobs. For instance, in recent weeks, he's said things like, "Senator [Franken] along with President Obama have waged a war on jobs in this country," and, "I've created jobs. That's what I do. I have a record of 20 yea ... More >>
What good will a $2 million Lake Calhoun condo do for you after you're dead? Answer: not much, but one imagines it'd at least make your life a little more enjoyable in the meantime, and that's worth something.Anyway, today's Comment of the Day comes courtesy of Ben Bakunin, who makes a similar point ... More >>
Our post about rifles being legally carriable in Minnesota Target stores has well over 300 comments and counting as of yesterday morning, many comparing the felt need to ostentatiously pack heat while browsing Mossimo racks to various forms of male enhancement.Today's Comment of the Day, however, co ... More >>
On Friday, the Minneapolis City Council green-lighted a developer's plan to tear down a more than 120-year-old home at 2320 Colfax Avenue South in the Wedge and replace it with a large apartment building.The decision was a controversial one. Last year, the City Council ruled that the rooming house, ... More >>
Every week, we'll show you a photo we've snapped at a local restaurant -- it's up to you to guess the dish and the restaurant that serves it. The first person to answer correctly in the comments (create a Voice Places account or comment anonymously, but be sure to leave your email address when promp ... More >>
Yesterday, Minneapolis's newspaper misidentified Minneapolis's mayor.The Star Tribune's Sunday story on Betsy Hodges's first 100 days in office features a photo of Chris Coleman and his wife Connie with this mistaken caption: "Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman made thei ... More >>
A massive pileup occurred just before 1 p.m. today in the westbound lanes of Highway 55 over the Mendota Bridge, closing the highway.SEE ALSO:-- Check out this crazy video of the demolition derby on I-35 near Forest Lake The State Patrol says one person was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. ... More >>
Two bald eagles found injured with their talons locked together in a Shakopee yard Monday afternoon following a fight are being nursed back to health at the University of Minnesota Raptor Center.SEE ALSO: Minnesota Timberpuppies video is too cute Asked why the birds were going at it, Julie Ponder, e ... More >>
Reid Sagehorn remains suspended from Rogers High School, but the senior three-sport athlete and honors student won't face criminal charges for tweeting about kissing a young gym teacher.THE BACKSTORY: Rogers school's suspension of Reid Sagehorn for Twitter joke sparks #FreeReid movement "No charges ... More >>
In the coming days, Gimme Noise will profile the 20 finalists in our Twin Cities music photographers 2014 showcase. Ryan Siverson has been shooting concerts and musician portraits locally for about six years. You can see his work in City Pages, Vita.mn, Grantland, and other publications. You also m ... More >>
Famous Dave's, the Minnetonka-based BBQ franchise, announced yesterday that CEO John Gilbert has resigned after 18 months with the company. Ed Rensi, the former president of McDonalds, has been chosen as Famous Dave's interim Chief Executive Officer in Gilbert's place. Rensi served as the presiden ... More >>
A bicyclist died after being stuck by a van near the intersection of Franklin Avenue and Harriet Avenue in south Minneapolis just before 10 p.m. last night.SEE ALSO: Prosecutors: "Not enough evidence" to charge driver of car that stuck and killed biker with homicide According to police, the as-of-ye ... More >>
Global Village Duluth -- a downtown store selling "Clothing, jewelry, scarves, incense, cards, tapestries, lamps, instruments...more unique gifts than you can imagine!" -- published the above post on its Facebook page Friday.SEE ALSO: Maynard's Restaurant apologizes for ill-conceived 9/11 promotionT ... More >>
Something alternatively described as a suspicious package or suspicious box shut down MSP's Terminal 2 this morning. Terminal 1 was unaffected.SEE ALSO: Utah man on MSP flight says he's not a perv, he just got peppermint oil on his junk With lots of holiday travelers taking to the skies, that state ... More >>
luxury apartment to replace Al's Breakfast pic.twitter.com/9KX3KBQd6t-- William Lindeke (@BillLindeke) December 12, 2013 Today is the first day of finals week at the University of Minnesota, so that means the Minnesota Daily is out with its regular parody edition.SEE ALSO: Two U of M students caugh ... More >>
Jeana Smart, 26, was bleeding from her crotch when she was booked into a Fargo jail on Monday.SEE ALSO: Nicole Denzer of Circle Pines, 23, used her vagina to smuggle meth into jail She said she was on her period. But closer inspection revealed the unbelievable truth -- she actually had a broken meth ... More >>
KFAN host Dan Barreiro popularized the term "Snownami" to characterize how Minnesotans, fueled by the scare-mongering local media, react to major snowfalls. (He also popularized "Weather Terrorists" to describe meteorologists.)SEE ALSO: Duluth TV anchors fake being outside from warm comfort of studi ... More >>
Earlier today, Dylan Bendix, a 20-year-old St. Paul resident, was sentenced for publishing nude pics of his ex-girlfriend online.SEE ALSO: Clinton Corry went berserk when ex-girlfriend blocked him on Facebook, charges say In arguing on behalf of his client, Bendix's attorney, Lee Moua, argued he on ... More >>
On Sunday, Carrie Lucking, the executive director of the liberal nonprofit Alliance for a Better Minnesota, wished death upon the two teams competing on the Amazing Race (facetiously).SEE ALSO: Keith Ellison deletes 'Nothing like coke addicted James Brown to close GOP convention' tweetAs you'd expec ... More >>
In the wake of Christian Ponder's stinker of a performance yesterday, his wife, ESPN sideline reporter Samantha Steele Ponder, has confronted some ugly death threats on Twitter.SEE ALSO: "Ponder's wedding will be the first without a reception:" Top 10 tweetsAn outraged Mrs. Ponder confronted th ... More >>
Think dudes like Clark Griffith are the main thing you need to be wary of during evening strolls down Grand Avenue? Think again.SEE ALSO: There were some very weird police calls in St. Paul last weekendYesterday, a woman walking her dog around 8 p.m. stopped to call cops from the corner of Gran ... More >>
Born during the Nixon administration, the world's oldest known living wild bear made it all the way to Obama's second term.SEE ALSO: Grand Rapids police chase cute black bear cub [PHOTO]The bear, simply known as Bear No. 56, has been found dead near Marcell, Minnesota. Born in January 1974, she almo ... More >>
An Occupy Homes protest over the evictions of two south Minneapolis residents by Chase Bank has blocked traffic along some streets in downtown Minneapolis this afternoon.SEE ALSO: Occupy MN cuts ties with Occupy Homes MN, calls the group "commercial" and "classist" The protest is part of Occupy Home ... More >>
This morning, a helicopter reportedly doing mosquito-control spraying in the area of the Maplewood Nature Center crashed into a detached garage.The condition of the pilot is unknown, but a vehicle from the Ramsey County medical examiner's office is on the scene (UPDATE: The pilot is confirmed to hav ... More >>
Yesterday, on orders from the property owner, a demolition crew took out a 124-year-old home at 1925 Park Ave. S. in Minneapolis. But it didn't happen before police were called to deal with Nicole Curtis's last-minute efforts to save it.SEE ALSO: DRE officer on finding drug-using subjects: We went t ... More >>
Within a few hours, all that will stand in the way of legal gay marriage in Minnesota is Mark Dayton's signature, and we already know his pen is ready and willing for action.SEE ALSO: House approves marriage equality; four Republicans vote in favor, two Dems against [UPDATE]Days after the House appr ... More >>
Live in Loring Park? According to the "Judgmental Maps" blog, you're really in the land of "gay renters."SEE ALSO: MN Monthly helps Edina name its neighborhoods, including "Botoxia" and "Spraytanistan" [GRAPHIC] The latest entry on the blog takes a snarky, possibly offensive look at the City of Lake ... More >>
By Jason RocheHalloween is the time where it's acceptable to wallow in the creepy, the crawly, the dark, and the macabre. Sounds like the themes of heavy metal, year-round! Here then, are those most spine-tingliest metal album covers, for your All Hallow's Eve viewing pleasure. Step inside...
About eight months ago, a strange new Twitter handle began getting mentions from local hip-hop artists."if you live in the twin cities and you like doughnuts and/or anarchy, you need to follow @drrtydonutz now," tweeted Astronautalis a.k.a. Andy Bothwell. From Doomtree, simply: "Dirty Donuts." Bef ... More >>
Photos by Nikki MillerVampire HandsFleetwood Magic Fleetwood Mac tribute night featuring Vampire Hands, Me & My Arrow, Nightinghales, Littlefoot, Invisible Boy and Hot Roxx March 12, 2011 Turf Club It's certainly a given and often even a little aggravating to what extent internet buzz acts ... More >>
Crazy congresswoman building empire of tweeps
Twitter's selling wine. Why(ne) not?
She of the lately lame action figure sales is getting creative with Twitter.
Finding local Twitter tweeps with something useful to say can be a challenge, but to locals have a new tool that solves the problem.
Move raises interesting question of who keeps the "Political Animal" tweeps
You're on a boat, you're on a boat, everybody look at you, you're on a $%$%$#^ boat.
Hint: It has nothing to do with Star Trek.
Live twitter chat with the director today at noon!
The best thing about an incoming snowstorm: deals from Punch!
Popular food Twitterer reports three beers a day may help cholesterol levels.