St. Paul's Grand Old Day has had the "grand" part down for years. The largest one-day festival in the Midwest has consistently entertained Minnesota families and fun-lovers with top-notch music and merriment along St. Paul's stately, historic Grand Avenue for decades. And now, the "old" part in the ... More >>
By Ben Westhoff Each week in our print editions and every day on our blogs, the 13 Voice Media Group papers feature some of the best music writing in the country. That's why we're excited to announce the winners of our first VMG music writing awards. The honor goes to the authors of one blog post ... More >>
Billing itself as the largest one-day festival in the Midwest, St. Paul's Grand Old Day is once again set to put plenty of smiles on the faces of Twin Cities music fans this summer, as 16 local bands will perform on six separate stages on Sunday, June 3 from noon until 5 p.m. This year also feat ... More >>
Mid West Music Fest, Day Two: Featuring the 4onthefloor, Rogue Valley, Ruben, and Midwest DilemmaWinona, MNFriday, April 20, 2012See also:Mid West Music Fest Day One with Tapes 'n TapesMid West Music Fest, Day Three: Kimya Dawson, the MelismaticsFriday at the Mid West Music Fest brought sunny skies ... More >>
Anyone know where to find this guy?Minneapolis Police are asking for help in finding a man suspected of robbing two separate pharmacies earlier this month.The man, identified as a six-foot black male with a mustache, is thought to have robbed a CVS Pharmacy on Franklin Avenue on September 3, and ... More >>
Another item to add to the ongoing list of why getting hooked on Oxy is a bad idea: It might lead you rob a Walgreens with a fake bomb threat and then attempt a getaway by hailing a taxi. At least, that's how Coheed and Cambria bassist Michael Todd decided to kick off his leave of absence from th ... More >>
It's hard to believe that Grand Old Day is already just around the corner, but "St. Paul's first rite of summer" is happening next Sunday, June 5. For the first time this year, Gimme Noise is sponsoring one of the stages at the festival, which will be located in the parking lot outside of Walgree ... More >>
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A thorn in Walgreen's side.Okay, so he's not as snicker-inducing as the Unibrow robber, who made headlines for his Frida Kahlo-like brows earlier this year. But to Walgreens, Laurence John Charette has been just as much of a headache. Walgreens has been plagued with pharmacy robberies in recent ... More >>
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Julie Bailey, mom-to-beRight from the start, the attempted hold up went comically wrong: Julie Bailey couldn't yank the hammer out of her shorts when she demanded the Taco John's teller hand over cash and a soft shell taco -- the hammer was her weapon of choice. And, yes, alcohol was a factor ... More >>
Steve Horner's fighting for the rights of balding white guys everywhere!Every family has a black sheep. Just ask Minnesota Independence Party-endorsed gubernatorial candidate Tom Horner. His brother Steve Horner is on a one-man quest to stop Ladies Nights around the country and make a profi ... More >>
The heist started impressively, but didn't end that wayThat machete in accused robber Christopher Lee Stensgard's right hand looked pretty badass as he jumped the pharmacy counter of the Walgreen's on White Bear Avenue in St. Paul on June 23. Police say he scared the bejesus out of the staf ... More >>
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Allen Ronald HallIf the cops are right, Allen Ronald Hall has been a busy man of late -- with a gun. He's being held in the Hennepin County jail on $100,000 bail, arrested after allegedly robbing a Walgreens store on Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis, but he's suspected of pulling the same hei ... More >>
Heading to Grand Old Day on Sunday? Load up your iPhone with this free app, which maps out the locations of all the stages and allows you to browse bands and set times. (And for those non iPhone users out there, see below for the old-school set times, all written out on a blog post like it's 2007 ... More >>
Grand Old Day is coming up fast -- the annual St. Paul street fest takes place this Sunday, June 6, and a whole slew of fantastic local bands are lined up to play. This year, admission into the portion of the festival that houses all of the music stages (including the City Pages stage with First ... More >>
Photo by Ben ClarkFree Energy at SXSW 2010Yet another outdoor summer festival has announced its lineup, making this one of the busiest weeks for show news that we've seen in a long, long time. Thank you summer. We've been waiting for you.Thanks to Reviler for directing our attention to the Grand ... More >>
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