When you walk into Lee's Liquor Lounge, located on downtown Minneapolis' fringes for over half a century, whether it's your first visit or 40th, the whiff of nostalgia and shiver of magic you feel is pretty undeniable. But there's more to it than the bar's wood paneling, its mounted mountain lion, t ... More >>
Yesterday, the Minnesota Department of Education held a public hearing about new proposed social studies standards that have drawn the ire of the MNGOP's House leadership.SEE ALSO: VFW flag controversy: MnDOT compromises, will allow flag to fly above overpasses after allThe standards prompted House ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Tim Pawlenty's vice presidential stock spikes on Intrade-- Tim Pawlenty undergoing "intensive review" as Romney's possible VP choiceLast month, in a piece discussing Tim Pawlenty's vice presidential prospects, The Atlantic's Jill Lawrence wrote that one of T-Paw's virtues is his ability ... More >>
SEE ALSO: VFW upset with MnDOT after being ordered to remove American flags from overpassesMembers of the Palmer Lake VFW were none too happy when MnDOT told them five American flags they'd flown for years over Brooklyn Park-area overpasses had to come down.But just two days before a let-us-fly-the- ... More >>
For eight years, the Palmer Lake VFW flew the stars and stripes on the Highway 610 overpass in Brooklyn Park. But in April, MnDOT ordered that the flag, along with four others, come down.The reason? MnDOT cited a state statute that makes it illegal to "paint, print, place or affix any advertisement ... More >>
One of presumptive GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's advisers describes Tim Pawlenty as "an incredible warrior," prompting us to wonder whether the T-Paw Minnesotans know and are ambivalent about has been abducted by aliens and replaced with an imposter.Whatever the case, Pawlenty, along with ... More >>
Photo courtesy Colin JohnsonPast Picked to Clickers and psychedelic roots indie heroes Vampire Hands haven't been the same since Colin Johnson skipped town to pursue academia in the more mountainous part of the country, Missoula, Montana in 2009.
In my recap of the Pizza Luce Block Party from this weekend, I remarked that the free fest might end up being the highlight of the summer concert season. But it looks like we'll have a few other worthy contenders before the season is up -- two more late summer block party lineups have been reveal ... More >>
Andy SchmittA VFW post commander defends his right to wet Sundays.After a long, dramatic City Council meeting last night, North St. Paul bar owners and patrons emerged with mixed feelings.
The town's watering holes are still being threatened with closure on Sundays due to the rediscovery of ... More >>
Jessica Hopper is a freelance music writer whose work appears regularly with the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader, This American Life, and her iTunes podcast Hit It or Quit It.
Though she is currently a Chicago resident, Hopper grew up in the Twin Cities and the local music scene played a h ... More >>
Bachmann took a beating from veterans' groups.Maybe it was while she was jetting between Oahu and Maui for "district work" that Michele Bachmann realized cutting war veterans' benefits was a tone-deaf response to the nation's budget deficit. But she got the message, and today she announced she wo ... More >>