Over the course of the past few years, our local bar scene has been on a serious upswing. New restaurants are incorporating trendy cocktail bars into their floor plans; taprooms come standard with any upstart craft brewery; and just on the horizon, we'll have a wave of craft cocktail rooms as part o ... More >>
Metal as a genre transcends all parts of the world and breaks all cultural and language barriers, from North and South America, to Europe and even Asia. From the early days of metal, and Judas Priest's classic 1979 live album Unleashed in the East (recorded in Tokyo), the music has always been popul ... More >>
Some of the best drink shakers in town have taken a turn behind the bar at Bradstreet Craftshouse. Now they're getting together to toast their former haunt at a special fifth anniversary event on Sunday, April 27, and you can join them if you nab a ticket in time.See also:Bradstreet Crafthouse makes ... More >>
Robbinsdale is quickly gaining a lot of national attention and this time it has nothing to do with the Travailian revolution that's been going on over there. This week, USA Today named St. Petersburg Restaurant & Vodka Bar to its list of the 10 best vodka bars in the country. See also: ... More >>
Just when we thought the smoke had cleared from a week of Twin Cities bars blowing up on the national scene, another one goes and finds its way onto another selective list. This time, Northbound Smokehouse in South Minneapolis has landed on to USA Today's list of the 20 best brewpubs in the U.S.&nbs ... More >>
The only obvious winner to come out of the Target data breach: newspapers. This week, Target is running full-page advertisements in major dailies across the country, apologizing for a massive theft of credit card information of an estimated 40 million shoppers. SEE ALSO: Massive Target data brea ... More >>
Early next year, the Star Tribune will begin printing the papers of its biggest daily news rival, the Pioneer Press. That's like Coke bottling Pepsi. But in making the announcement today, the Strib noted that it's not uncommon for papers in metro markets to do this. For instance, the Dallas Morni ... More >>
-- Update at bottom --Yesterday, Michele Bachmann compared Obamacare to crack cocaine. Today, our old friend Chris Fields might've done her one better.SEE ALSO: Supreme Court upholds Obamacare: Top 10 Twin Cities tweetsFields, who lost a congressional race against Keith Ellison last year and now ser ... More >>
The latest Twin Cities' food & drink news just keeps rolling off the presses. Here's a few of the week's top stories from Hot Dish.~Lakeside concessions put on some fancy-pants at Lake Nokomis' Sandcastle. Take our tour and read the review.~Nothing says summer louder than a fruity rum ... More >>
Eleven-year-old Riley Bester almost met his demise while taking in the snowmobile jump competition at the X Games in Aspen, Colorado last night.SEE ALSO: High school wrestler crushed by falling light fixture during match, survives [VIDEO]Bester and his father traveled from Prior Lake for the event. ... More >>
According to a new study, Minnesota is far and away the healthiest state in the Midwest and the fifth-healthiest in the country -- but that's not to say there isn't room for improvement. LISTS LOVE MINNESOTA:-- Minnesota is the least miserable state, according to Bloomberg-- Minnesota is the state o ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- The Onion's "Bachmann Thankful No Americans Died In Sikh Shooting" story dupes dozens-- Michele Bachmann waves bag of gay-unfriendly Chick-fil-A [VIDEO]-- Michele Bachmann is making shit up in her latest fundraising e-mailDuring an RNC interview with USA Today, Michele Bachmann offered u ... More >>
About two months after he exited the Republican presidential race, Pawlenty for President announced it had outstanding debts of about $454,000.Those debts are now paid off, thanks in large part to Pawlenty's sugar daddy and the presumptive 2012 GOP presidential nominee, Mitt Romney. USA Today report ... More >>
The real reason that Bon Iver won't be performing during the Grammy Awards on February 12 has nothing to do with an ugly poster and a dusty promotional commercial. According to newly announced Sasquatch headliner and this weekend's Saturday Night Live musical guest Justin Vernon, the communicatio ... More >>
Now the left and the right are conspiring against Bachmann.Talk about turning lemons into lemonade. Right wing news site The Daily Caller did a hit job earlier this week on Michele Bachmann, calling her out for hypocrisy over her family farm subsidies and the earmarks she's won for her distr ... More >>
The Juvenile Justice FundKaffie McCullough admits they needed scary stats to get funding.This week's cover story debunks a bogus study on juvenile prostitution that was used to demonize Craigslist and censor its adult classified ads. The problem is that the study is based on a seriously flawed m ... More >>
CNN, USA Today, and other media organizations got fooled
Beth SchapiroThis week's cover story takes a look at research conducted by the Atlanta-based Schapiro Group, which claims to track incidents of juvenile prostitution. The problem is that the claim is based on a seriously flawed methodology--the numbers presented to news outlets as hard statistic ... More >>
Taco Bell newspaper ad says thanks for the fake beef lawsuit.In response to a lawsuit alleging fake beef at the border, Taco Bell has taken the unusual step of running a full-page ad in newspapers nationwide headlined, "Thank you for suing us."The ad ran yesterday in USA Today, Wall Street Journa ... More >>
Zagat's declares them manly and tasty.Manny's Steakhouse, housed in the W Minneapolis Hotel, proves that hotel fare in the Twin Cities need not be boring or bland. Zagat listed the Best Hotel Restaurants in 25 Big Cites (in the U.S.) and Manny's came out on top in Minneapolis. USA Today picked up ... More >>
A hunch paid off for Fox Sports.The amazing video of the Metrodome bubble groaning under the weight of Saturday's blizzard, and finally bursting and deflating, was the result of a hunch by Fox Sports, and an on-the-scene tip.
Charles Barkley, Freudian slip Hall of Famer.We know that Charles Barkley doesn't think he's role model. He's blown millions of dollars gambling, after all. He's a convicted drunk driver. He's spat at fans. So the NBA Hall of Famer is just the guy you want riding to Brett Favre's rescue. Th ... More >>
I've had some luck with viral marketing. rob barrett Two years ago I shot a little cooking vid in my Eden Prairie kitchen, put it up on YouTube, and within a year or so I had been on the Today show, in the New York Times and USA Today, on countless TV cooking segments, and many other media ... More >>
Sarah Palin's coming to town to help Michele Bachmann raise money for her re-election campaign. Sean Hannity's pimping his new book here. The so called "Tea Party Express" plans stops in St. Paul and Duluth. Goodness, what more could a Minnesota conservative hope for? What about a photo op wi ... More >>
"He's in stable condition and should be released soon," UFC President Dana White said.
New Banner Pilot, Marduk schedule TC date, & Owl City, Aby Wolf & Black Blondie coverage.
Show of hands: How many of you feel like "an emotional roller coaster" while you wait for your pizza delivery?
The local mobile kitchen is making headway using social media and tweeting about their treats.
This one has $9 tickets! That is if you have any reason to fly to Toledo, Ohio or Melbourne-Vero Beach, Fla.
Gov. Tim Pawlenty plans to unveil a state spending Web site today that could help policy wonks, journalists, and other interested folks track Minnesota tax dollars at work.
Coleman's campaign says Franken has "no regard for the Minnesota election process".
The new movie, set in New Ulm, Minn., is so bad that USA Today said it might be the worst flick ever.
Twins Director of Scouting Mike Radcliff herds the bird dogs and keeps the information flowing
Student essays frequently used as profiling tools
Bankruptcy as the airlines' last best business tool There's been a flood of good stories about last week's simultaneous bankruptcy filings by Northwest and Delta--much of it published in cities where neither airline is the hometown carrier. My favorite is a piece in last Thursday's issue of the Ari ... More >>
We've all had it happen. Your best buddy in elementary school moves away. There are vows to stay in touch, addresses exchanged, pictures taken. Then... bupkiss, nada, end of story. In a recent Sports Illustrated interview, former Vikings wide receiver Randy Moss bemoaned the loss of his close relati ... More >>
Barbara Carlson says she's ready for prime time, but some local radio stations would rather keep her off the air.
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