• Calendar

    May 21, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 28, 2014

    Badger Hill Brewing is moving to Shakopee, opening taproom

    Badger Hill Brewing is moving into its own space later this year, setting a tentative goal to open doors in Shakopee by Labor Day. The brewery, founded in 2011, is currently sharing space with Lucid and Bad Weather in an alternating proprietorship, a business arrangement in which the separate busine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    Susan McCarty of Edina made nephew, 11, ride in trunk, didn't want to get Lexus' seats wet

    Susan McCarty, took her 11-year-old nephew and his sister to Valleyfair on August 23. What a nice thing to do, right?Well, it's not so nice when you allegedly make the poor little guy spend the ride home home in the trunk of your Lexus because you're worried his wet clothes might damage the leather ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Valleyfair power failure leaves some visitors stuck on roller coaster

    Valleyfair is one of those things that makes summer in Minnesota just a little more magical. The cotton candy, the water rides, Camp Snoopy. It's all such a dream.Until you get stranded on a roller coaster.A 90-minute power outage last night, blamed on equipment breakdown, left Valleyfair visitors t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Valleyfair's big stink makes people sick

    The pool at Valleyfair: it can be stinky​We have to admit, an afternoon spent sucking on cotton candy, flailing about on roller coasters, and wading into a massive, potentially pee-filled pool with hundreds of strangers sounds like a good way to induce a solid bout of vomit. But yesterday afternoo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    'Minnesota Gurls' gone wild

    ​The latest Minnesota meme to hit YouTube is a local parody of Katy Perry's hit "California Gurls," called "Minnesota Gurls." The song was penned by a group of kids from Fridley who go by the name Dime and Peppimoo (with help from their pals Cookie and Twizzler), and since it was posted at the beg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Prince celebrates 52 years with "Hot Summer"

    ​The Purple One is 52 years young today, and is letting us all celebrate with a new song! a new song. Given the timing and title one would assume this is Prince's volley for drop-top anthem of 2010, but "Hot Summer" comes off more as a Huey Lewis demo or the intro to an internal Valleyfair employe ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 21, 2009
  • Calendar

    May 13, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Valleyfair's uncertain future sparks outcry on Facebook

    Apparently Minnesotans really like Valleyfair. After Cedar Fair announced a potential sale of Valleyfair to help pay off their debt, a Facebook group of nearly 18,000 worried, angry and upset thrill ride fanatics formed.

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Valleyfair might be for sale

    The owner of Minnesota's Valley Fair amusement park says it could be up for sale in the near future.

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2007
  • Blogs

    May 9, 2007

    Valleyfair careens down memory lane with the Renegade

    Wooden roller coasters aren't as fast as their famous steel counterparts, nor can they fling riders threw corkscrewy twists and ups ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    March 5, 2003

    Whole Foods, Whole Hearts

    The French Meadow, foremother of all organic bakeries, now dazzles with dinner

  • News

    October 27, 1999

    Rocket Man

    Ky Michaelson has gone 180 mph on a snowmobile, hurled men off tall buildings, and blown tons of metal into the stratosphere. Are you ready for the biggest stunt of all?

  • Music

    July 28, 1999
  • News

    October 29, 1997

    Bill of Goods

    Ten years ago Minneapolis officials turned the heart of downtown into a parking lot. Now they've got an even better idea

  • News

    October 16, 1996

    Curtain Call in the Theater District

    Block E redevelopment probably means saving one historic theater and destroying another. The question is which will be left standing: the Shubert or the Mann?

  • Books

    October 9, 1996
  • Books

    May 1, 1996