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  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    The Minnesota State Fair 2013: A three hour food tour

    The Great Minnesota Get Together can be a bit much to bite off. Trying to pack all that eating and gawking into one day -- it's never easy. This year, to kick things off, we decided to put the pedal to the metal and see just how much we could hit first off and fast. We rolled in at 11:00 a.m. today, ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    July 24, 2013

    The Monsanto menace takes over

    The feds see no evil as a belligerent strongman seeks control of America's food supply

  • Music

    May 18, 2011

    Kimya Dawson talks Eyedea, Juno, and working with Aesop Rock

    You can always count on Dawson to be herself

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Loretta Lynn: Happy 73rd (75th? 79th?) Birthday!

    ​She's been secretive about the year, but on April 14th 1932, or '36, or maybe '38, Loretta Webb was born in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, and grew up the daughter of a coal miner first in a rustic mountain home with no electricity or water, and later in a four-room house down in the holler.

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    The most important concept in great wine: the winemaker

    Mark VlossakMark Vlossak of St. Innocent Winery​Of the five most important facets of wine--terroir, vintage, appellation, wine producer, and winemaker--the last is arguably both the most and least important. The winemaker is the most critical factor in what comes out of the bottle, yet all win ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    Tim Pawlenty rates felons a natural Al Franken constituency

    ​We don't know if how many convicted felons actually, really and truly voted illegally and flipped the 2008 U.S. Senate race for Democrat Al Franken. And frankly, we're a little skeptical about taking a Republican pressure group's "research" at face value over the matter. Not so Tim Pawlenty. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Appellation: Know where your wine comes from

    Ernst LoosenMosel region in Germany​In this third part of a series about important wine terms and concepts, we'll talk about appellation, which tells you what region of the world your wine comes from. (You can read here about the first two terms, terroir and vintage.) Appellations are geograph ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Meek Family Estates: Minnesotan now makes world-class wines in Washington

    Michael MeekMeek Family Estates Yakima Valley​I met Michael Meek two years ago as he was about to release his first vintage of Meek Family Estates. As a resident of Minnetonka, Michael realized that to make world-class wines you need to head west, and his location in Yakima Valley, Washington ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    Wine 101: Terroir

    Ernst LoosenWehlener Sonnenuhr on the Mosel River​On a bottle of wine there is so much information, with some items being extremely important while some meet just meet legal requirements. Over the next five Wine 101 blogs I will explain five of the most important wine concepts in the world: t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    Jordan Olson made up his military battle injuries and rank, got a hero's welcome home

    The man admitted he was a fraud after news accounts of his stories and homecoming prompted closer scrutiny from alert readers -- and the Army.

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2008

    Breakfast of Champions: 2/11

    If you stayed inside this weekend, you missed out. Unless you read our blogs, of course. New local music reviews from Cityscene festival, the Walker's latest great dance offering, ... More >>

  • Columns

    December 21, 2005
  • Blogs

    October 22, 2005

    Buck the Idiot: Reversal of Fortune

    Okay, so the idiot pulled a fast one last week, actually picking 11 winners out of 15 games. My percentage is now up to 44, which means if you've bucked the idiot from the start, you'd barely have any coin after paying the vigorish. But you'd still be ahead, my friend, and I'm guessing my idiocy wil ... More >>

  • News

    August 1, 2001

    Dreams of Field

    The Minnesota Twins are convinced the public will eventually buy them a new $300 million stadium. They have reason to believe.

  • Restaurants

    February 28, 2001
  • News

    April 5, 2000

    Purple Stain

    Securities scams, karaoke-bar brawls, and the occasional boozy ride: At least there's one championship the Vikings might be winning

  • Restaurants

    September 15, 1999
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    May 29, 1996
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    October 11, 1995