The city of Cairo, Illinois, is pronounced "KAY-ro." Missouri has a Nevada called "Ne-VAY-dah." Here in Minnesota, there's New Prague, as in, "Pray-ge." And those are just the homographs. Every state has them: Places with names that locals and non-locals alike trip up. They can give away a newco ... More >>
The time has come for another season of the Fox Network's hit reality cooking show, MasterChef. This season get ready to root for the home team as six home chefs from Minnesota will enter into the culinary battlefield along with many others from around the country in an effort to take home the much ... More >>
Glenn Smith went a little bit crazy on Monday when his girlfriend deleted his meth dealers' numbers from his cell phone, police say.At one point during a possibly meth-fueled rampage, Smith's girlfriend found him sharpening his samurai sword on a grinder in their Vadnais Heights garage. "Want me to ... More >>
Photo by Liz West, Flickr.Most police officers don't wear firefighter jackets.Timothy Kelvie, a former Vadnais Heights firefighter, is accused of posing as a police officer and pulling over two teenagers. Based on the equipment found his car, this may not have been the first time. He now fa ... More >>
Mark RobertsBeer fans savor MN suds at WinterfestThe 2011 Winterfest beer festival sponsored by the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild took place last Friday night at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. As beer festivals go, Winterfest is an intimate and elegant affair, if you can call 800 p ... More >>
FacebookKalen and Kathy Pojohnen were discovered dead Tuesday morning.When 19-year-old Katherine Pohjonen hadn't been to work in a couple of days, a co-worker called police and asked them to check up on her. Ramsey County Sheriff's deputies drove to the townhouse she shared with her husband, Ka ... More >>
A man and a woman were found dead this morning in Vadnais Heights.A little after 10 a.m. this morning, Ramsey County Sheriff's deputies were sent to Vadnais Heights to check on the well-being of a resident. When they arrived on the 800 block of Woodgate Drive and walked up to the house, dep ... More >>
The best of Minnesota beer at WinterfestWinterfest, the annual celebration of home-grown craft beer, returns to the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul on February 4. Sponsored by the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild and open only to breweries that are current guild members, Winterfest showcases th ... More >>
It was a gruesome scene: a mother and her two children, ages 8 and 10, dead in a Vadnais Heights apartment building late last night. Justus Ogendi Kebabe, 43, has already confessed to killing his wife and kids.
Photo via MN DNRMinnesota's suburban cougar made tracks in WisconsinRemember that cougar that kept popping up in Twin Cities suburbs last winter, and then crossed the St. Croix and vanished into Wisconsin? Turns out the big cat went on a walkabout hundreds of miles long in Wisconsin looking f ... More >>
Vina SiegelChile is home to amazing value wines and is creating a reputation for producing wines to rival Napa Valley and Bordeaux. Vitis vinifera grapes were planted by the Conquistadors back in the 16th century, but it has only been recently that their wine has been exported in volume.
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One DNR expert thinks all the sightings involve the same big cat, and the service has been collecting DNA samples to test that theory.
There's a cougar making its way around the northern and eastern St. Paul suburbs.
A homeowner in Vadnais Heights near the Interstate 35E/694 junction reports seeing a cougar.
Motivational speaker Russell Simon made a career out of imploring teens to steer clear of drugs and alcohol. So why did he go on a drunken, meth-fueled rampage?
Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher and former St. Paul Police Chief Bill Finney both have long and proud histories in St. Paul policing circles—and reputations for political heavy-handedness. Observers say they're alike in many ways. Is that why the
Nursing homes in trouble; there's political gold in them there vegetables. In the Strib: Minnesota's nursing homes in financial trouble; Minneapolis schools curricula come under fire; Wal-Mart gets into the banking business (Sunday). In the Pi-Press: Vadnais Heights woman (and former Vegas call girl ... More >>
Amid Republican gains nationwide, state Dems narrow the lege gap