When you hear the name Tropical Depression, it may not sound like something joyful to let loose on your ears, but in all honesty, the Minneapolis band's self-titled debut is a wonderful treat. Their sound is sunny, blissed-out guitar synth-pop that has plenty of neat, slo-mo hooks. The album and ban ... More >>
It's time to break down those Art-A-Whirl stages and get back to brewing and serving beer in Twin Cities (and Greater Minnesota) taprooms. This weekend brings tasting events from various brewers around the metro. Boom Island will be at Richfield Liquors on Lyndale on Friday and at Hanover Liquor a ... More >>
Mother's Day is upon us, as is another weekend of brews and breweries. You'll find plenty of activity about town as far as beer-related events go as well as the wrap-up of a busy Minnesota Craft Beer Week that has seen one-off beers released, tap takeovers, and all kinds of beer-themed fun since Mon ... More >>
There's never a dry moment when it comes to beer happenings in the Twin Cities and beyond. This weekend the award-winning Big Wood Brewery in White Bear Lake will launch its first taproom. The Big Wood taproom, which officially opens tonight, will be open each week from Thursday to Saturday and wi ... More >>
The makers of the award-winning Morning Wood coffee stout, Big Wood Brewery, clearly don't take themselves too seriously. But there's more to the name than a double entendre. Big Wood's origins tie to owner Steve Merila's past in the wood flooring industry, where he began brewing beers on the side t ... More >>
If he couldn't dance with her, nobody could.SEE ALSO: Ashanti Watson and boyfriend allegedly shot at while walking in North Mpls because they're gayDustin Olson, an 18-year-old Hugo resident who appears to have played for the White Bear Lake high school lacrosse team last year, has been charged with ... More >>
Two hikers out yesterday evening in St. Paul's Lilydale/Harriet Island Regional Park got an extremely grisly surprise when they came across a man engulfed in flames.SEE ALSO: White Bear Lake's sudden shrinkage: DNR sued by group demanding less water pumping Despite their efforts to save the man, inc ... More >>
It's a little outside the downtown, Eat Street, and Lowertown haunts where we usually find ourselves out for dinner, but Acqua in White Bear Lake has gained a well-deserved following over the four short years it's been open, boasting chef fans like Susan Dunlop of Joan's in the Park. Inspired by its ... More >>
New details about the Steven Johnson murder case have emerged, and as you'd expect from what we already know, they're extremely chilling and disturbing.SEE ALSO: Chuck Grassley, Iowa Senator, compares smoking pot to murder, rape, and child abuse Johnson, 34, murdered his wife, Manya -- a Target emp ... More >>
:::: UPDATE AT BOTTOM OF POST ::::Original post published 11:57 a.m. on January 8 -- The body of 32-year-old Manya Johnson was found yesterday in a White Bear Lake garage, and Steven Johnson, 35, has been arrested in connection with her homicide.SEE ALSO: Carl Muggli, alleged totem pole killer, ... More >>
Yesterday, the DNR was sued by a citizens' group calling itself the White Bear Lake Restoration Association. With the lake dramatically shrinking over the last decade or so, the group is demanding the DNR limit the amount of water cities can pump from the aquifer beneath it.SEE ALSO: White Bear Lake ... 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 >>
May is National Strawberry Month. First bred in Brittany, France, around 1740 from plants harvested in eastern North America, Chile, Argentina, the garden strawberry is known for its fragrance, bright red color, juicy texture, and sweet, sometimes tart taste. Whether eaten fresh or in prepare ... More >>
U.S. ArmyLt. Erik Rekedal, White Bear Lake native.Almost 10 years on from the 9/11 attacks, we are still at war in Iraq, where 4,4542 Americans have died since the fighting began. We were thinking about that after we came across this photo on the U.S. Army's Flickr page: It shows White Bear ... More >>
A blizzard's just another excuse to play in the snow.Congratulations. You survived Snowmageddon. We've listed the Top 20 snowfall totals for the Twin Cities area below. Now you need to shovel out the car and pay attention to the Snow Emergency parking rules (we're on Day 2). Stay warm.
It was a gruesome scene: a mother and her two children, ages 8 and 10, dead in a Vadnais Heights apartment building late last night. Justus Ogendi Kebabe, 43, has already confessed to killing his wife and kids.
Bellanotte's former chef runs Roman Anthony's, Grecco's, and Chef In A Box
Photo: Keven LawI-35E is Minnesota's deer-killingest highwaySo there you are, dragging your ass out of the woods up north, decked out in camo gear, narry a shot fired from from your rifle, your bullets stowed away with exactly the same count as when you left home in the morning. And no deer. ... More >>
God bless our freedom from kippers and tripe. It's a week of celebrations from Thai cuisine and kale to local food and folk music. Not to mention our independence from bangers and mash and our right to light pyrotechnics. Your Week in Food . . . Monday 6/28 We've come a long way since Swedish ... More >>
Photo: thetruthaboutA suitable cemetery replacement?We all want to be more eco-friendly these days. Take out the recycling. Drive the gas guzzler a little less. Help clean up the air. But sending a loved one's remains down the city sewer system instead of up in smoke sounds like it was goi ... More >>
Photo: Schmuck by NatureThe northern suburbs are becoming quite the wild kingdom. First we had a cougar going on walkabout. Now it's bears. Oh my. The cougar, you may remember, wandered off into Wisconsin and hasn't been heard from since. But on Wednesday night, police shot a 2-year-old blac ... More >>
Justin Grecco, chef/owner of Grecco's on the St. Croix in St. Croix Falls, WI, and creator of Chef in a Box, just opened his second restaurant, the Italian-themed Roman Anthonys in White Bear Lake. Grecco has been a fan of Italian cuisine since his first trip to the country at the age of 21, ... More >>
Officials shortened the track after the training-run death of Nodar Kumaritashvili, and that the abbreviated run didn't suit his strengths.
It sounds like these near-naked runs are a team tradition at White Bear Lake High School.
The arrests are part of a federally-funded crackdown that will continue into 2010, the State Patrol says.
Apparently, the couple who rescued the cat accidentally ripped off some of its claws and paw pads.
More dining options in White Bear Lake...
The grand opening features a tasty party.
Friday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
Minnesota is the first state to ban bisphenol-A in baby bottles and sippy cups.
If a Filipino restauant only offers one Filipino dish, should it call itself a Filipino restaurant?
Tuesday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
Sarah "The Cheese Lady" honors White Bear Lake, by carving a bear out of a 500-pound block of cheese.
Come and watch swimmers freeze for charity.
The sibling rock duo are looking for anyone interested in skateboarding to star in the video for "I'm Gonna Do Something Awesome with My Life."
Two-wheeled masochism makes its debut in White Bear Lake The sport of randonneuring has been keeping a low profile recently in the national media. Let's put that another way: Pretty much no one has heard of randonneuring, and it's not going to be turning up on KFAN or ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, or ESPN5 ... More >>
The price of intensive therapy? Astronomical. Of banning eyeliner? Why, nearly free! The PiPress's homepage today carries a contradictory pair of disjointed messages about teens and violence. The top tale, complete with a full-color photo of a sneering young goth, announces that White Bear Lake has ... More >>