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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 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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Body found inside trunk of gold Lexus at Mpls impound lot [UPDATE]

    Today, a body was found inside the trunk of a gold Lexus towed to Wreckers Services at Glenwood and Lyndale Avenues in Minneapolis.SEE ALSO: Minneapolis towing, by the numbersDetails at this point remain scant, though a crime lab was on the scene early this afternoon.

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    May 13, 2013

    Minnesota Senate approves marriage equality

    This afternoon, the Minnesota Senate followed the House and approved a bill to legalize same-sex marriage with a 37-30 vote.:::: UPDATE :::: Mark Dayton signs gay marriage bill into law Gov. Mark Dayton is reportedly wasting little time and planning to sign the legislation into law during a ceremon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    "Geography of Hate" maps show where racist and homophobic tweets come from [IMAGES]

    Humboldt State University students recently combed through 150,000 geo-coded tweets to determine where America's 140-character racism and homophobia are concentrated.The researchers put together Google maps compiling their findings. You can zoom in or zoom out to focus on a particular region and sor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    House set to vote on legalizing gay marriage [STREAMING VIDEO] [UPDATES]

    -- Updates below jump --The long-awaited day is finally here. This afternoon, the Minnesota House is expected to vote on a bill to legalize same-sex marriage.SEE ALSO: Gay marriage opponents waved bizarre signs during yesterday's Capitol rally [PHOTOS]Earlier this week, DFL leaders said they're tota ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    House approves marriage equality; four Republicans vote in favor, two Dems against [UPDATE]

    This afternoon, the House approved marriage equality by a 75 -59 vote. Sixty-eight votes were needed for passage.SEE ALSO: Minnesota for Marriage's Hinckley rally was the biggest megafail in the history of megafails [VIDEO]The Senate plans to take up a companion bill on Monday. If it also wins appr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    First train trip down Central Corridor tracks is in the books [PHOTOS]

    You won't actually be able to ride one until next summer, but the first train on the Central Corridor's tracks made its way from Minneapolis to St. Paul on Sunday.SEE ALSO: Central Corridor undergoing redevelopment, but at what cost?The inaugural downtown-to-downtown trip took five hours (it was pul ... More >>

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    April 19, 2013

    Edina native live-tweets Boston bombing shootout as it happens outside his window [PHOTOS]

    Edina native Andrew Kitzenberg now lives in Watertown, Massachusetts, and last night, he ended up with a front-row seat as Boston-area law enforcement officers engaged in a shootout with the two Boston bombing suspects.SEE ALSO: Star Tribune places pressure cooker ad below story about Boston bombs [ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Minnesota freaks out about Winter Storm Walda: Your photos and tweets

    Seriously? Just when we'd let our guard down and thought more 50-degree days were on the horizon, Winter Storm Walda slams us with more of this wintry white stuff. Even if you haven't ventured out into the winter wasteland wonderland, no doubt you've heard about the icicles and slush. Chances are, ... More >>

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    March 25, 2013

    Twitter accounts solicit boob pics from University of Minnesota students [PHOTOS]

    The #boobment has come to Minnesota... sort of.SEE ALSO: Top 19 anonymous confessions on U of M Facebook page Two Twitter accounts are asking University of Minnesota students to send pictures of their breasts as a way to express their maroon-and-gold pride, or something.

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    March 8, 2013

    Gay marriage opponents waved bizarre signs during yesterday's Capitol rally [PHOTOS]

    With the Dibble-Clark marriage equality bill set to get its first hearings next week and supporters reportedly already having enough votes to get the bill over its first legislative hurdle, about 1,000 opponents of gay marriage held a last-ditch rally at the Capitol yesterday.SEE ALSO: Uptown 'Vote ... More >>

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    February 26, 2013

    Fire spews smoke from sewers in the North Loop [VIDEO]

    Early Tuesday afternoon one of the sewers in the North Loop started spewing smoke into the neighborhood. SEE ALSO: Massive Uptown Fire engulfs building near Lake Street and Irving Avenue

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    January 3, 2013

    Downtown Mpls water main break: No poop in the North Loop

    Around 2:30 this afternoon, contractors working on a development project at Hennepin Avenue and North 2nd Street nailed a 36-inch water main responsible for bringing water to much of the City of Lakes, disrupting water service and rush-hour traffic and flooding a portion of the North Loop.SEE ALSO: ... More >>

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    December 28, 2012

    Massive Uptown fire engulfs building near Lake Street and Irving Avenue [PHOTOS] [VIDEO]

    :::: SEE ALSO:::: Nicolas Hutchinson, Uptown fire victim, left with clothes he's wearing, phone and computer [INTERVIEW] A house near the Lunds grocery in Uptown is engulfed in flames this morning, prompting traffic to be diverted around intersection of Lake Street and Irving Avenue South.The flames ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012

    Twitter sparks Mall of America shooting rumor; turns out to be false alarm

    One year to the day after a violent melee at the MOA was caught on camera, folks listening to Dave Sinykin's drive-time show on KFAN yesterday evening got quite the scare.Just before a commercial break, Sinykin's sidekick hit the breaking news sounder and relayed reports that nobody wanted to hear: ... More >>

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    December 11, 2012

    Target advertises on #savemi hashtag

    As Michigan's House of Representatives debated and eventually passed two right-to-work bills reducing the power of organized labor today, people turned to Twitter for the latest analysis and developments.SEE ALSO:-- Target defends Thanksgiving opening: "There are more volunteers than shifts to fill" ... More >>

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    November 13, 2012

    Brian Riesgraf's 'Drunk Vikings Fan Eats Ice Cream With Credit Card' photo goes viral

    Noon Vikings games can make you feel sorta bad for your fellow humans. You look around and see folks who have been imbibing since before the sun came up yelling obscenities, burping and farting, gorging themselves and just generally creating a sad scene.SEE ALSO: Strangers at the Twins game: A blind ... More >>

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    November 1, 2012

    Who's the best Incredible Hulk: The Rock or Adrian Peterson? [POLL]

    When we first caught a glimpse of Adrian Peterson's awesome Incredible Hulk costume, we thought it couldn't be topped -- until we saw movie star and former WWE wrestler The Rock's rendition of the same outfit.We're not sure who wore it better, so we're putting the question to ya'll. Who's the better ... More >>

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    October 2, 2012

    Amanda Palmer on Theater Is Evil, Twitter and assless pants

    From releasing her latest album to high praise and facing unexpected kerfuffles, Amanda Palmer has been quite hot topic this fall. The alt-rock, punk cabaret singer burst onto the scene in the early 2000s as one half of the Dresden Dolls and has spent the last decade building a steadfast following t ... More >>

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    August 24, 2012

    The 190-foot-high State Fair swing gets stuck for second time in as many days [PHOTOS]

    SEE ALSO:-- The 2012 State Fair poster looks like something out of a drug-induced nightmare [PHOTO]-- Minnesota State Fair's newest foods: Camel burgers and lamb testiclesThe State Fair swing is stuck way up high for the second time in as many days, meaning you officially couldn't pay me to get on t ... More >>

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    July 20, 2012

    Vastly improved Livefyre commenting system is here!

    Remember when Bob Dylan went electric at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival? Gimme Noise wasn't born yet, but the intrigue of that event carries to this day. A ripple of arguably equal or greater importance is upon us today: All City Pages blogs have upgraded from Disqus to Livefyre for reader comments. ... More >>

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    July 9, 2012

    Top 10 tweets from Brothers of the Sun tour at Target Field

    Thousands of fun-lovin', cowboy hat-wearin', country music fans descended upon downtown Minneapolis yesterday for the first ever concert at Target Field, for a double-bill featuring Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw dubbed the Brothers of the Sun tour. Weather-wise, you couldn't have asked for a nicer da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Twitter study applauds MN congressional delegation, finds Republicans are best tweeters

    ​An impressively detailed new study looking at how Congress members use Twitter recognizes Minnesota's congressional delegation as some of the best social networkers around, but finds that Republicans, overall, use Twitter more effectively than Democrats.The study, "Capitol Tweets: Yeas and Nays o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Sid Hartman joins Twitter, hilarity ensues

    ​Sid Hartman is old as dirt -- the Twin Cities most iconic sports scribe turns 92 a week from today.Sid's so old, he was general manager of the Minneapolis Lakers. Really, he was. Twitter, on the other hand, is young and hip. How many of you follow anybody born before 1950? Yeah, exactly. Not only ... More >>

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    January 4, 2012

    A fond farewell, and changes ahead for Gimme Noise

    ​Today marks my last day at the helm of this blog, and the end of a journey that I began with City Pages nearly four years ago. Naturally, I have quite a few thoughts about closing this chapter, and you can read all about the history of Gimme Noise and my thoughts on the past four years in this fa ... More >>

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    November 14, 2011

    Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw will co-headline first concert at Target Field

    ​Well, it's certainly no Paul McCartney.Target Field announced this morning that their first ever public concert in the new stadium will feature co-headlining country artists Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw on July 8, 2012, news that's being met with a resounding, harmonious grump-fest from Twin Citi ... More >>

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    October 21, 2011

    Picked to Click 2011: Sample audio and video of the winners

    ​While we went to great depths describing each of our Picked to Click finalists in this week's issue, nothing can really replace the process of actually listening to their music. Below, you'll find videos and sound clips from all 13 of our 2011 Picked to Click winners, plus links to each band ... More >>

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    October 20, 2011

    Surly Darkness Day is this Saturday

    Darkness falls on Saturday​Darkness is about to fall. Surly Darkness, that is. The annual release of this most sought after imperial stout happens Saturday at the Surly brewery in Brooklyn Center. Darkness Day, as the ghoulish gala is called, is a beer-nerd pilgrimage event. People come from f ... More >>

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    October 12, 2011

    Parasole dips into tips

    The local restaurant company takes 2 percent of servers' credit card gratuities

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    August 11, 2011

    Jorge Guzman of Solera: Chef Chat, Part 3 [RECIPE]

    ​This week we've been chatting with chef Jorge Guzman, executive chef at Solera. Thus far we've covered his growing years and career. (Get caught up here and here). Today we wrap up our conversation talking about what really matters: food--Spanish food, Mexican food, comfort food, and shrimp heads ... More >>

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    July 29, 2011

    Doomtree enter the studio to work on second full-crew album

    Photo by Erik HessDoomtree at SXSW 2011​In keeping with their current rigorous schedule of record, release, tour, repeat, the seven current members of the Doomtree crew are heading back into the studio this week to record their second full-length, full-crew album, which will serve as the follow-up ... More >>

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