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    September 4, 2014

    A taste tour of the Karmel Square Somali Mall

    Exploring unfamiliar territory can be an intimidating feat. Throw new foods into the mix, and many of us will roll into protective balls like human-sized pill bugs. The standard approach to international markets is to stick to familiar items -- produce, rice, noodles -- while glancing at, but not da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    Foods for beauty: A visual guide

    Did you know eggs have moisturizing properties that can benefit both your hair and face? Or that egg whites can be substituted for Biore strips in blackhead removal? If you're looking for luscious locks and super soft skin but don't feel like blowing another paycheck at Walgreens, it may be time to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2014

    Kent Hrbek: I had tears watching them blow the Metrodome up

    Seasonal thaws and spring training starting up in Florida are plenty to get Minnesota Twins fans giddy for the sights and sounds at Target Field. Music plays a huge role in baseball, so events like Rock N Jock Expo can feed urges for all sorts of fans this weekend. The now-annual event brings togeth ... More >>

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    February 12, 2014

    Best Twin Cities music photographers 2014 finalist: Zoe Prinds-Flash

    In the coming days, Gimme Noise will profile the 20 finalists in our Twin Cities music photographers 2014 showcase. Zoe Prinds-Flash has already gained the trust of several local artists, and is frequently employed in a behind-the-scenes capacity. She's worked backstage with Doomtree, in the studio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2013

    MPD releases images of suspect who robbed five south Mpls businesses at gunpoint this morning

    Between 4 and 6:30 a.m. this morning, the same suspect robbed five south Minneapolis businesses at gunpoint -- four SuperAmericas and a Walgreens. He wasn't arrested.SEE ALSO: Frowny Blaine bank robber was drunk on mouthwash and just wanted more [MUGSHOT] "The suspect is described as a heavy-set bla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Announcing the winners of the first Voice Media Group Music Writing Awards

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Grand Old Day 2012: Solid Gold, the Soviettes, and hot dog eating contest

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Mid West Music Fest, Day Two: The 4onthefloor, Rogue Valley, Ruben, and Midwest Dilemma

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Have you seen this pharmacy robber? [PICTURES]

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Coheed and Cambria's bassist arrested for pharmacy robbery

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Grand Old Day 2011 music lineup and set times

    ​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 >>

  • News

    December 29, 2010

    Mouthing Off

    Readers respond to "Bitter after Taste"

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    December 21, 2010

    Laurence Charette arrested in Duluth for Walgreens robbery spree

    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 >>

  • News

    December 8, 2010

    Walgreens becoming an easy target for pharmacy holdups

    16 of 19 Minneapolis drugstore robberies took place at Walgreens

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    10 Most Embarrassing Famous Family Members

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    Klutz with machete Christopher Lee Stensgard charged in Walgreen's heist

    The heist started impressively, but didn't end that way​That 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 >>

  • News

    June 23, 2010

    Minneapolis Summer Fashion

    Vintage and local pieces for warm-weather months

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    June 3, 2010

    Allen Ronald Hall suspected in 16 Walgreens armed robberies

    Allen Ronald Hall​If 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Grand Old Day set times... there's an app for that

    ​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 >>

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    June 2, 2010

    Win Grand Old Day wristbands today at 2 p.m.

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Grand Old Day lineup announced

    Photo by Ben ClarkFree Energy at SXSW 2010​Yet 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 >>

  • News

    March 10, 2010

    Minneapolis skyway can be yours for just $50,000 cash

    Plus: Unibrow bandit strikes with furrowed fierceness

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2010

    Unibrow bandit catches police attention

    Oh no they didn't. Police are looking for a man with one long eyebrow.

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Twin Cities Halloween hot-spots this weekend

    A list for the undecided, wayward, ghoulish traveler this weekend.

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Brooklyn Center burger joint a microcosm of the economy

    A Brooklyn Center burger joint's employees reflect the state of the economy.

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    Minneapolis wants walking to be cool again

    We know it's true: Most Minneapolis residents will choose to drive to the corner store if it's easy to do so. It's only one block away people!

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    Ambulance responds to crash, strikes and kills another woman

    After an elderly woman lost control of her car in a St. Paul Walgreens parking lot this weekend, an ambulance came to the scene to check on the woman's injuries. The emergency vehicle struck and killed another woman at the scene.

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    Grand Old Day 2009 Lineup

    The complete schedule, minus one surprise headliner. Who could it be?

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    Peanut butter recall hits consumers

    If you eat any products containing peanuts, stay updated on the growing list of recalled items that could make you sick.

  • News

    August 27, 2008

    Nomadic Hookers

    Likurbalus randomli

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    August 21, 2008
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    March 19, 2008

    Hunting for Easter candy

    Think outside the basket this year

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2007

    Getting detention for poor penmanship

    A Walgreens clerk explained to the cops that Jackson had walked up to the counter and handed over an indecipherable note. When asked for an explanation, Jackson told the clerk that the note read: "This is a stickup. Empty the register. I have a gun."

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2007

    1/12 Morning Communiqué

    Health care costs rising at twice the rate of inflation, new tobacco hand lotion to curb nicotine cravings, Gen Next suppo ... More >>

  • News

    July 5, 2006

    Songs That Fall from the Sky

    Meet the Handsome Family: The story of the band that forgot time

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2006

    Drug wars

    State Senator Betsy Wergin (R-Princeton) and state Representative Tom Emmer (R-Delano) have introduced legislation that would make it legal for pharmacists to refuse to fill prescriptions on moral grounds. While the proposed law does not specify any particular drug, it's obviously aimed at emergency ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2006

    Crime blotter: tastes like chicken

    On Tuesday, Maple Grove police officers arrested 32-year-old Robert Daniel Anderson for allegedly offering a forged check at a Walgreen's pharmacy. After the Woodbury resident was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters, the cops realized that the disputed check was missing.

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2006

    Crime blotter: always save your receipts

    12/02: Morning Communique

    Funeral music faves, dog-killing squirrels, Shaun of the Dead immortalized in yarn, withered neocon poo-poos Aniston's figure, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...

  • News

    September 21, 2005

    New Orleans: Survivor Stories

    Beyond soundbites: detailed first-hand accounts from people trapped in the city after Katrina--what they did, what they saw, how they stayed alive.

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2005

    Survivor stories: Bradshaw and Slonsky

    This is the perhaps the most emailed of the numerous New Orleans survivor stories making the rounds. It's already been posted at Counterpunch, Daily Kos, Steve Gilliard's news blog, and many others. But it deserves to be reproduced as widely as possible, so we'll archive a copy here too. Counterpunc ... More >>

  • News

    April 20, 2005

    Not in Service

    Will the Met Council's proposed solution to a $60-million funding shortfall end bus service as we know it?

  • Sports

    November 24, 2004

    Manmeat: It's What's For Dinner

    Could America's next top model be a nude dude posing with a roll of toilet paper?

  • Music

    April 14, 2004
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    February 25, 2004
  • Books

    February 13, 2002

    Stubbed Tow

    A parking miscue, a scuffle, a cultural divide

  • Art

    May 23, 2001

    The Road Warrior

    Ken Avidor paints an ugly picture of car culture from the middle of the road

  • News

    March 29, 2000

    The Yo-Yo Files

    Why did it take three investigations, two trials, and one year of legal ups and downs to convict Alfred Flowers of sassing a cop? He may never know: Minneapolis, Hennepin County, and the FBI have declared the records top-secret.

  • Books

    February 17, 1999

    Hot Wheels

    Farm implement, barbecue grill, delivery truck: Meet the real American sport utility vehicle

  • Books

    June 17, 1998

    The Snapshots, the Cops, and the Lawsuit

    Two Minneapolis men say a Walgreen photo clerk wrongly fingered them as child pornographers

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