Yesterday, a Dakota County jury acquitted former West St. Paul City Council member Ed Hansen of the "misconduct of a public officer or employee" and disorderly conduct.THE BACKSTORY: Ed Hansen, Confederate flag-flying West St. Paul City Council member, back in trouble But according to his attorney, ... More >>
One of the risks of online dating is that you can never be totally sure that person you're exchanging messages with really is who they say they are. (Or looks in real life like they do in their profile pictures, but that's another story.)SEE ALSO: Coffee shop first date live-tweeted by City Pages bl ... More >>
While grunge broke out of the Pacific Northwest in the early '90s, there was something different happening in the Twin Cities. Bands here were far more influenced by what was happening in the U.K., and a vital and volatile shoegaze/Krautrock/dreampop scene materialized. Sadly, many of those bands we ... More >>
This Week in Food is a standout thanks to its range of unique events. Whether you like a picnic with your outdoor opera or boozing your way down the streets of historic White Bear Lake, we're confident you'll find an activity to suit your appetite. 8/15 Drink your way through historic downtown Whi ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Mpls becomes first city to declare support for Obama's DREAM Act policy-- Chipotle faces fresh federal scrutiny more than year after mass firing of Latinos in Minnesota-- Ed Hansen, Confederate flag-flying West St. Paul City Council member, back in troubleLater today, people will gather ... More >>
Over at least the next 24 hours, West St. Paul residents should refrain from drinking tap water and use bottled water instead, according to the St. Paul Regional Water Services. Residents served by the pump station at Bidwell Street and Logan Avenue (see a map of the affected area, highlighted in gr ... More >>
In February, we brought you the story of Ed Hansen, the conservative West St. Paul City Council member who, much to the chagrin of his neighbors, fellow councilors, and African-Americans everywhere, flew the stars and bars at home.Hansen's fellow councilors said there was little they could do beyond ... More >>
Chicago's the Hood Internet is coasting into the Memory Lanes Block Party on a wave of momentum. Having just issued Mixtape Volume 6 on their website (for free) and taking part in a national tour with Star Slinger and Chrissy Murderbot, they will interrupt their trip home with a stop in Minneapolis ... More >>
Patrick Costanzo pled guilty to stealing laundry detergent from a West St. Paul Wal-Mart, which might not sound so bad except that Costanzo allegedly snatched $25,000 worth of laundry detergent over the past 15 months. Yes, Costanzo allegedly stole $25,000 worth of laundry detergent from Wal-Mart. ... More >>
Ed Hansen is no longer rocking the stars and bars from his back deck. Yesterday, we brought you the story of Ed Hansen, the Confederate flag-flying city council member in West St. Paul.Hansen, you might recall, also owns Rocco's Pizza in Little Canada. Rocco's has seven pizzerias throughout the E ... More >>
We're sure Ed Hansen's black constituents love his Confederate flag.Ed Hansen has a Confederate flag displayed from the back deck of his West St. Paul house.Normally, that probably wouldn't be newsworthy, but Hansen isn't just any Joe Shmoe -- he's a City Council member in the suburban town, loca ... More >>
At 5:45 a.m. Sunday morning first responders were dispatched to 4625 Nichols Road after there were reports of a fire. When they arrived on the scene, the Eagan fire department discovered the exterior deck area of Caspers' Cherokee Sirloin Room engulfed in flames.The family-owned restaurant is kno ... More >>
A life-size rat isn't a legit babysitter. For some kids, getting left at Chuck E. Cheese's would be a dream come true: unlimited playtime in the ball pit without a nagging adult to tell you it's time to go home. But this wasn't so for a 2-year-old-girl who was abandoned at a West St. Paul bra ... More >>
Cheap eats at Northeast Social!It's happening again: Restaurant.com is offering huge discounts on their gift certificates when you enter the code EXCLUSIVE at checkout. What does 80 percent off mean? We just nabbed a $25 gift certificate to the Northeast Social Club for $4!
The plows are out.The snow storm that blew in from the Dakotas and points west this morning has dropped anywhere from 3 inches to a foot of snow over the Twin Cites, and St. Paul responded this evening by declaring a snow emergency. Starting at 9 p.m., parking is banned on all Night Plow Rou ... More >>
A.J. OlmscheidEnchilada from Boca Chica Taco HouseEnchiladas may well be a street food in Mexico, but here in Minnesota, in January, we're glad they're served indoors. We tested the enchiladas at two of West St. Paul's long-established Mexican eateries, Boca Chica Taco House and El Burrito Me ... More >>
Police say Jason Yang climbed over a chain link fence and jumped to his death.Minneapolis homicide and internal affairs units are investigating what may have prompted Jason Yang of West St. Paul to leap to his death after running from police outside the Epic nightclub early Saturday morning. ... More >>
Scott "The Pumpkin Gutter" CumminsLife getting creepy? It's a spooky time of year. Take the edge off with beer, wine, and all-night happy hour this Week in Food. Monday 10/11 Get wet at Town Hall Brewery's Wet/Fresh Hop Week, debuting today at 5 p.m. with the release of its annual Town Hall F ... More >>
Photo: OldmaisonBrian D was shocked into submission.Brian Dziubak socked his wife in the eye, left his pants in a gas station bathroom and ran half-naked down a West St. Paul street the other day. That's pretty shocking behavior, for which the cops brought him down with a Taser.
Photo: csessumsLittles boys shouldn't throw bikes at police cars.A 10-year-old boy threw his bicycle at a West St. Paul squad car in front of Kmart on Sunday. Apparently, the kid was mad because he wanted a new BB gun. This isn't the first encounter police have had with this kid. Officer are ... More >>
In case your tacos aren't fun: Taco PartyIf you've been feeling like tacos just aren't as "fun" as you wish they were, check out Taco Party, in the former El Comal, in the Twin Cities' taco mecca of West St. Paul. The Pi Press reports that it's a build-your own setup with a choice of tortil ... More >>
We'd like to go somewhere for Middle Eastern food--maybe Persian or Lebanese--with a nice ambiance. Any suggestions? Depends on what you mean by "nice," I guess, but I'm assuming you want something a little more ambient than Emily's Lebanese Deli in Northeast. In that case, you could try th ... More >>
If you can't make La Fiesta mas Caliente de Minnesota--Minnesota's spiciest celebration--this weekend in West St. Paul's District del Sol (Friday 4-9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., includes a parade, low-rider car show, music, dancing, and more) you can celebrate Cinco de Mayo Fiesta with a Mexican m ... More >>
It's a spate of fatalities not seen since eight people were killed between Jan. 12-22.
St. Paul's Amore Coffee will open a second location in West St. Paul in the coming months.
Join the conversation with T.D. Mischke on today's 'In The Stream' live from 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Summit's gone and done it again, this time with a Scottish-style ale.
Famous Dave's West St. Paul location closed for good on Sunday.
Readers respond to "Dosh's World"
Inside a Leninist bookstore in West St. Paul, a familiar refrain: What is to be done?
Four questions for the freeway exit-ramp beggars
Divining the future of a city one mural at a time
The lessons of Thanksgiving-- and forgetting them all by Friday
Art meets advertising in a West St. Paul brush with the law
Six minor-party contenders for governor promise to bring back the primo dime-bag, turn the governor's mansion into a flophouse, tax water, get big brother out of your bedroom, ditch the nukes, and reveal the secrets of gravity-defying hair.
In West St. Paul, art can be dangerous.
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