KDWB radio show host Dave Ryan cost his bosses some money yesterday with a meant-to-be-funny Twitter rant that seriously offended the Minnesota Department of Education.SEE ALSO: Joe Cowley, Chicago sportswriter and alleged MN resident, in trouble after sexist Twitter rant Yesterday morning, Ryan pos ... More >>
Nearly three years after he was roughed up and arrested for allegedly swiping free samples from the White Bear Township Cub Foods, 68-year-old Erwin Lingitz has filed a federal lawsuit seeking $375,000 in damages.SEE ALSO: Camera unlawfully taken by Ramsey County deputy: "If I end up on YouTube, I'm ... More >>
Mouthwatering French cuisine makes it big in St. Paul
Police say Steven Johnson, 35, confessed this week to brutally murdering his wife, Manya Johnson, after she told him she was leaving him and taking their young child with her on Sunday. Manya, 32, had a master's degree in counseling psychology and worked at Target Corp.SEE ALSO: Johnson accused of m ... More >>
The return of Heidi's, the loss of Liberty, and more...OPEN Heidi's (2903 Lyndale Avenue S., Minneapolis) The Lowbrow (42nd/Nicollet, Minneapolis) Andiamo Ristorante (1629 Lena Ct, Eagan) University Buffet (225 University Ave. W., St. Paul) Pasta Zola (Eden Prairie Center, Eden Prairie) Hima ... More >>
The first new restaurant of 2011 opened January 1, a Fridley outpost of the Himalayan Restaurant.When one restaurant closes...another two or three seem to immediately replace it. In 2010, we lost several eateries that we'll dearly miss, as well as a few we probably won't. Here's a rundown of ev ... More >>
courtesy of David LaRochelleMinnesota author David LaRochelle illustrates children's books and pumpkins. See a slideshow of LaRochelle's amazing artIf your idea of carving pumpkins involves the typical triangle eyes and a crude gap-toothed smile, prepare to have your mind expanded. David LaRo ... More >>
(Find out what's on top and bottom of this image at "Exquisite Robot." Artwork by Rogue Citizen)It's an insanely awesome weekend for free stuff. In this edition of Freeloader Friday we have a dance night that encourages bold displays of affection, a party celebrating nerds, art that features both ... More >>
OPEN Raku, Edina Amore Coffee West, St. Paul Darby O'Ragen's, Minneapolis (former J.J.'s Dry Dock) Caribe, St. Paul (transition from Jay's Cafe) Forum, Minneapolis (former Goodfellow's) Swirl Wine Bar, Afton (w/Afton House Inn) Ringo's, St. Louis Park Tavern Grill, Blaine Twisted Fork, St. P ... More >>
The land of 10,000 lakes, hockey rinks and ski trails will be well represented in this winter's Olympics.
Discarded album revives forgotten chapter of Minneapolis music history
Ville Thao and John Vang: Asians don't just want to party with Asians
An interview with the comedy curators of horrible (and hilarious) VHS castoffs.
Openings were few, but there's a lot of cool stuff on the drawing board...
A massive slew of openings this month, from Anchor Fish & Chips to Lyndale Tap House...
Only a few closings and lots great to anticipate this month...
For two entrepreneurial chefs, street food means grass-fed bison burgers andtorched-to-order crème brûlée
Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher and former St. Paul Police Chief Bill Finney both have long and proud histories in St. Paul policing circles—and reputations for political heavy-handedness. Observers say they're alike in many ways. Is that why the
This one goes to 11!
With French food and Belgian beers, St. Paul's new Margaux puts a little spring in the city's step
Picked to Click XV
Meet 10 of Minnesota's most notorious state tax scofflaws
Homegrown shortbread and scone baker Amy Goetz makes her mark with sugar, spice, and everything nice
He was a homeless ex-con with nothing to lose. Now he's a homeless fighter with nothing to gain.
Andersen Windows had $2 billion in sales last year. And next year, a new Pawlenty administration program will give the company a big tax break.
The Twin Cities-based Northwest Area Foundation has a $450 million endowment to use on charitable programs. So why has it been nearly invisible for years?
Your faithful scribe pursues ghost-of-Christmas-present Paul Magers
A whiff of today's teen spirit
The Minnesota Twins are convinced the public will eventually buy them a new $300 million stadium. They have reason to believe.
Swelling monsterplexes. Bankrupt chains. Cutthroat competition. A glut of screens leaves the national and local movie-theater business reeling.
Instead of a 12-year prison sentence, Judge James Campbell gave an attempted murderer a few months in the workhouse. And he can't understand why everyone's so upset about it.
He manages wannabes, has-beens, and more than a few palookas, just like the big-money promoters do. But the ho-chunk casino is a long way from Caesar's Palace. and Ron Peterson is no Don King.
In the murky underground of patriots, tax resisters, and cash-strapped working stiffs, Karl Granse's basement is Law Central. Now he's about to watch his most famous
Battling Satan: Anti-Manson activists praying last week at the Metrodome