If the owners of Travail could play hooky from one duty around their kitchen it would be the caster work (that's the long and difficult job of cleaning up the wheels and bases of all of the kitchen equipment). But, it's not likely Mike Brown and James Winberg will be skipping shifts anytime soon. Th ... More >>
After his podcast was abruptly dropped by the Tom Barnard Network last week, Jeff Dubay took to Facebook and broadsided Sean Barnard, Tom's nephew and GM of the network, calling him "a genuinely bad person with no sense of ethics or professionalism whatsoever who let's his alcoholism dictate how he ... More >>
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 >>
Hospitals, doctors, and drug dealers have made Medicare the nation's sweetest crime, but the feds are trying to shutter the door
When you think of Lady Gaga, chances are immediate associations are a long way off from hardcore metal. But that's just what fans will be getting tonight at Xcel Energy Center with the pop queen's opening act, Lady Starlight -- a metal DJ and performance artist. Any studious Little Monster will be ... More >>
In their final weekend of the season, the Trail of Terror, outside of Shakopee, is celebrating the season with the addition of a few mobile food vendors to the creepy festivities. Who will be there?See also:Halloween costume ideas, 2012 edition: Crafty costumes10 Great DIY Halloween food ... More >>
Either Charles Gray downed the strongest beer ever, or he was lying.Gray, 69, is a resident of Jackson, Land of Cheese. A police officer spotted him driving his lawn mower down a suburban street last Sunday evening, animatedly gesturing for the squad car to pass him. But the officer wasn't having it ... More >>
Fox6Now.comCell phone image of the Wisconsin State Fair violencePolice have released their log documenting last week's mayhem at the Wisconsin State Fair. Witnesses say a group of dozens to 100 African-American teenagers ran wild at the fairgrounds last Thursday, fighting amongst themselves ins ... More >>
BarryJudge.com.In a letter, Judge says no other info was stolen in the hack.This is one computer problem the Geek Squad can't solve. For the second time in a month, the private information of Best Buy customers has been compromised. This time, a hacker broke into files of a former Best Buy ... More >>
Rik Schwinden's store offers nostalgia trip
You've been to the fair, the amusement park, the zoo, and a dozen art fests. Now it's time to take a little road trip out to Shakopee for another summertime tradition: Ye Olde Renaissance Festival. And while you may love the cheesy fun of it all, money can be a little tight at the end of the ... More >>
Credit: Heart of OakRobert Richard Thurner and his brother face conspiracy to possess charges.You could suck a kilo of coke up your snout over the course of a lifetime; the question is, would you really want to? Robert Richard Thurner insists that's his intention. Of course, the fact that he ... More >>
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 >>
Where misery loves company...and frees it
There doesn't appear to be a complete list of set times available anywhere, so we compiled this list by visiting each artist's website/Facebook page and filling in as many holes as we could. There are still a few times up in the air -- please post additional info in the comments.And in the mean t ... More >>
Three American soldiers died defending their country, and three Wisconsin fraudsters stole their identitiesThree Wisconsin soldiers -- Rachel Bosveld, of Waupun; Matthew Schram, of Brookfield; and Andrew Halverson, of Grant -- all died during combat in the Iraq war. Their thanks? Three lose ... More >>
Honoring the war dead shouldn't include check forgeryOne suspects that when American troops die in battle to protect truth, justice and the American way, they don't include check fraud as a value worth fighting for. Not that that bothered three Wisconsin parolees caught trying to cash checks ... More >>
Both shops offer delicious perspective on sweets
Minnesota corporation mistakenly sells "Illegal Alien" costume
Beat cops reveal who causes the most headache in the city's neighborhoods
Minneapolis police are looking for Adam William Ivers -- a guy who robbed two pharmacies in Northeast over the past week.
Local freelancer uses discarded soundtrack to construct a likely plot outline to forthcoming straight-to-video teen film.
The reborn Guardian Angels hit the not-so-mean streets of Northeast
The state Supreme Court sides with a homeowner in Richfield redevelopment spat
The music and movies were epochal. The politics were abysmal. A poison valentine to the year that won't go away.
A reader worries that the sale of wine in grocery stores will kill funky Mom-'n'-Pop shops, but Dara disagrees
Two cities, twelve months, a million reasons to rock!
Talking love and death with the Psychedelicates
God told Pastor Bruce King to lead Shepherd of the Valley back to the path of righteousness. His flock didn't want to go there.
Tame the wilds of Park Avenue? There's the right way, the wrong way, and the Donna Ellringer way
Spending fifteen days in fifteen bars, our crawling correspondent seeks the connection between liquor and license
Notes on the 1968 and 1996 conventions