The Kowalski's Market on Grand Avenue has been the site of two scary robberies this month.SEE ALSO: Clark Griffith after dropping trou on Grand Avenue: "Last night was awesome"Around 10:30 p.m. on June 8, a 63-year-old man was loading groceries into his vehicle when a man described as middle-aged, b ... More >>
There were rumbles on Twitter yesterday and today it was officially announced that the Food Network's Great Food Truck Race is rolling into the Minneapple. We have the details on where you can check them out.See Also:612Brew: A First Look2013 Best New Brewery: Indeed2012 Best Street Food: Hola Arepa
Joshua Katz, a Ph. D student in statistics at North Carolina State University, recently used data from Professor Bert Vaux's linguistic surveys to put together a series of maps depicting variations in pronunciation and vocabulary throughout the country.SEE ALSO: "Geography of Hate" maps show where r ... More >>
Salon's headline says the "GOP actually bullies an anti-bullying bill." We wouldn't go that far, but however you want to describe it, MNGOP senators did whatever it took to prevent an anti-bullying bill from coming up for a vote.OUR COVER FEATURE: Gay bullying: In wake of suicides, schools face fede ... More >>
Think hitting the delete button removes that regretted-it-as-soon-as-I-published-it tweet from the internet fossil record? Think again.SEE ALSO: Erik Paulsen pushes medical device tax repeal while getting megabucks from medical industry It's a lesson Congressman Erik Paulsen is learning the hard way ... More >>
-- This is a breaking news post. Updates are at bottom -- Two cops were reportedly shot while investigating a forced entry this afternoon in south Minneapolis, according to chatter on the Minneapolis police scanner. :::: UPDATES :::: -- Motorcyclist lies dead in the street after being hit by MP ... More >>
On Saturday, in a 44-16 vote, the Minnesota Senate passed a bill intended to make it easier for convicted criminals to land job interviews.SEE ALSO: MNGOP Sen. Dan Hall suggests gay marriage supporters are unpatrioticThe so-called "ban the box" bill would require most private employers to follow the ... More >>
It's a lesson former MNGOP Senate Bob Koss learned the hard way a few months ago -- things you say on Twitter can cost you your job.SEE ALSO: Wisconsin lost more jobs than any other state over last year The latest example comes courtesy of the Land of Cheese, where Democratic Party spokesman Graeme ... More >>
Makes No Sense At All captures the visions, ramblings, and memories of Chris Strouth, a Twin Cities-bred master of music, film, and everything else.My first record-buying experience at Northern Lights was a bit like losing my virginity. It was a little awkward, a tad messy, a whole lot of embarrassm ... More >>
Madonna took to the stage at the Xcel Center last night to urge fans to Vote No on the Minnesota Marriage Amendment."We are a Democracy and we should have the freedom to choose who we want to marry!" the Material Girl screamed, before enjoining the crowd in a call and response. "Did you hear what I ... More >>
It was all fun and games until Christian Ponder realized that the health of his brain depends on Matt Kalil's blocking.SEE ALSO: Christian Ponder is dating ESPN's Samantha Steele, one of the "50 hottest broadcasters"Last week, Ponder took to Twitter to razz his backside protector with a picture sugg ... More >>
Last night, the Green Bay Packers were victimized by what may have been the single worst call in NFL history.Leading 12-7 with seconds left, the Pack had to vend off a Seattle Seahawks' Hail Mary to secure the victory. And that they did, as defensive back M.D. Jennings clearly emerged from an end zo ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Rep. Mary Franson infuriated by Earth Day, calls it "Pagan holiday" [UPDATE]-- Mike Parry's tweet scrubbed on "arrogant black man" ObamaWe have our share of colorful social media political personalities up here in Minnesota. But there may not be another politician in the world that can r ... More >>
As contentious debates go, the dispute between Palestine and Israel is right up there near the top. Many lives have been lost and a peace accord has been elusive. It's not a discussion one would expect to be addressed between two chefs, on either side of the divide, aired over social media, but that ... More >>
Lindsay Lohan dons a conrnrow wig in a Saturday Night Live skit about a fictional B108 hip-hop radio station based in Shakopee, Minnesota. Alhough it's a concept delivered with plenty of amusing local color -- anyone who remembers waiting expectantly in their youth for school closings to be annou ... More >>
"I know this song. I know. I like it."Just as Minnesota Wild prospects shouldn't be Foo Fighters critics, we warn you to approach this clip of the Minnesota Timberwolves doing 'N Sync's Tearin' Up My Heart" with a bit of caution. First of all, you'll probably end up singing along with the tender ... More >>
Courtesy Big QuartersMinnesota artists are releasing music videos at such a fast clip these days that we can barely keep up with posting the best ones. Just yesterday, three separate videos from Twin Cities artists were lighting up our Twitter feeds and Facebook pages, and one was even debuted by ... More >>
It's Friday! We hate Rebecca Black for ruining that phrase for us.
Photo by Dave WiegardtAs we reported last week, the new downtown St. Paul music venue Amsterdam Bar & Hall is opening its doors for the first time tonight for a preview, which will feature performances by Red Pens, BNLX, and Lillian and the Harveys in addition to offering concertgoers the fir ... More >>
"Always strive to excel, but only on weekends."-Richard Rorty
Chef Alex Chase and Hello Kitty share a laughAlex Chase, executive chef at Masu Sushi and Robata in Northeast, may prefer the chaos of a kitchen to the babble of a Twitter feed, but we were able to coax a few more insights out of the self-described shy guy. Yesterday we discussed the depths ... More >>
Molly Herrmann & Tracy Morgan toast their Kitchen in the MarketIn a corner of Midtown Global Market the new kitchen space glints stainless steel with cherry red accents. The recently expanded and upgraded Kitchen in the Market boasts enough space for six entrepreneurs to be working simultaneo ... More >>
It's like Maine in MinnesotaA word of advice for a lobster boil: Surrender your dignity and strap on your bib, because it's gonna be a messy night. It's not often the opportunity for a full-on lobster boil with all the trimmings presents itself in our landlocked region. And it's even more unlikel ... More >>
Jason DeRusha on Twitter: Ventura's a fan.We know what it's like when that gravely voice reaches out and grabs you through the telephone. It's Jesse Ventura. And he wants to talk. Today, though, he wanted to talk with Jason DeRusha at WCCO. The Body had a Good Question. And DeRusha happily ... More >>
Bone is returning, semi-triumphantly (they've had a tough decade, after all) to the Mainroom tonight with the "original lineup" in tow -- not including Bizzy, the high-pitched attack dog of the Lord, who has been a solo artist since 1998...sort of. Gimme Noise and three other journalists from aro ... More >>
Photo by Playatta"My DJ set is on fiiiiire!" local DJ and videographer 00000001 a.k.a. Nico Demonte wrote on his Facebook wall around 11 p.m. last night. "Fire at the Kitty Cat Klub!"
We're psyched to feature our three-time Best of the Twin Cities award winner, Dessa, with a show this Saturday night at the Varsity Theater. The Best of the Twin Cities Bash will also feature openers No Bird Sing. Want to check it out? We're giving away a pair of tickets today via our @gimme_nois ... More >>
In addition to polling our @gimme_noise Twitter followers about their favorite local shows this past year, we asked for their thoughts on their favorite shows by national acts. See below for the answers from our Twitter friends, click here for our Best National Concert of the Past 12 Months pick ... More >>
I was in Anaheim for my day job this past weekend. Our first meal was definitely forgettable, but the next night totally made up for it. We hit up Azteca, an amazing Mexican restaurant that was, aside from the food, entirely devoted to Elvis Presley. They were well known for the ... More >>
Want to see Solid Gold at the Turf this weekend? Keep an eye on our Twitter account.
An interview with monster truck driver Tom Meents, who Monster Jams us full of machismo.
The show at the Varsity will be postponed due to illness.
Peep the debut video for an up-and-coming local electro-pop project.
We're giving away two prize packs today at 2 p.m.
You're gonna need a gas mask and goggles for this one -- but it will be worth it.
Get ready: Hulkamania is running wild all over the Mall of America tonight.
Keep an eye on Twitter today at 2 p.m. for your chance to win.
There's no better way to show your love for the Minnesota Gophers than to shave it in your manly chest hair.
Two-hundred happy people gathered under a tent in the pouring rain Friday, iPhones and Blackberrys unholstered and ready, clapping and cheering for chocolate covered bacon.
Get your club on.
Jason Hoppin replaces Rachel Stassen-Berger as author of the popular Twitter feed.
The ubiquitous DeRusha might get a whole day to himself.
Keep an eye on Twitter today for free tickets to the Omaur Bliss mixtape release show.
Living vicariously through Twitter, we recap last night's Grizzly Bear show.
Time to get busy, child, in the name of free tickets.
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