George Takei, the former Mr. Sulu who has reinvented himself as an internet wunderkind, yesterday shared the funniest picture to come out of Minnesota's gay marriage legalization.See also: Marriage Equality Senate Vote: People and ScenesBest Signs at the Senate Vote for Marriage EqualityLabelin ... More >>
It's relatively rare -- maybe even a blue moon-level occasion -- for a chef, particularly one at a new restaurant, to be able to go out on the town and have someone else cook for them. So when local chefs do get a chance to get away from their own kitchens, where do they choose to eat? This Chef's D ... More >>
As we climb over heaping mounds of snow, locking arms as we try not to fall, we Minnesotans will not be deterred from sampling the local food scene. Here are this week's top food stories from the Hot Dish. ~Kieran Folliard's 2 Gingers Whiskey hits the big time after being acquired&nbs ... More >>
Punch will be expanding its mini empire of seriously good Neapolitan-style pizzas when it opens its eighth store in Woodbury, the company announced on its Facebook page. Punch says it has signed the lease and expects to open in June. Here's where you can find it.
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SEE ALSO: Forest Lake school bans Taylor Gang shirts because 'name is code word for marijuana use'If it is indeed the case that full-body outfits are cool in South St. Paul, then we must ask: What the frack isn't cool in South St. Paul?A recent police blotter item out of Woodbury is so weird that it ... More >>
You may have heard that newspaper are dying, but the latest Audit Bureau of Circulations report shows that for the time being at least, the Twin Cities' major dailies are still alive and kickin'. The report shows that total circulation for both the Star Tribune and Pioneer Press, including digital v ... More >>
A horse boarder in East Bethel has been charged with 35 counts of animal cruelty stemming from years-long investigations by the Animal Humane Society into conditions at the man's ranch. Five years ago, neighbors, former employees, and reporters took note of Lowell George Friday's emaciated-looking ... More >>
The sad story of Jimmy the cat is prompting some Woodbury residents to say they are "embarrassed" to live in the city. Jimmy, a diabetic, grey-striped tabby, was killed on December 9 at the Woodbury Animal Humane Society, days after the death of his owner, Woodbury resident Mary Ray. There was ju ... More >>
Two-Buck Chuck could be coming to UptownTrader Joe's is close to finalizing a deal for a store on the corner of 27th Street and Lyndale Avenue in Lyn-Lake, according to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.
Woodbury's former Chickadee Cottage is now Carmine's.The former home of Chickadee Cottage in Woodbury has been reborn as an Italian joint called Carmine's. The Pioneer Press reports that owner Brenda Hafiz is a first time restaurateur, but her husband, Richard, is an owner of Deja Vu, Gay 9 ... More >>
Minnesota Historical SocietyThe original Nankin restaurant.After 80 years in business, Minneapolis's storied Nankin Cafe, longtime a center for Minnesota's Chinese community, closed in its City Center location in 1999. Its legacy has lived on in bits and pieces, with some of its furnishings f ... More >>
It sounds like Bill Pulkrabek is not doing so great.A restraining order filed against Washington County Commissioner and former Michele Bachmann campaign manager Bill Pulkrabek claims that he is an abusive alcoholic who refuses to get help. The restraining order was filed by Pulkrabek's girl ... More >>
Bill Pulkrabek was arrested on Memorial Day in Woodbury.Bill Pulkrabek, a Washington County Commissioner who played a key role in launching Rep. Michele Bachmann's political career, has been jailed on suspicion of domestic assault -- including strangulation. The 41-year-old real estate broke ... More >>
FacebookThis isn't one of Noirjean's victims, but the internet is still a terrible place.You can crank your Facebook privacy settings as high as you want, but it won't do any good if someone gets access to your account. Let that happen, and you might soon find yourself staring at your private ... More >>
Our mythical land of Norwegian bachelor farmers continues to change: The number of Hispanics in Minnesota shot up up 74.5 percent in the past decade. That may sound like some sort of a cultural sea change, but it's really not. The state, home to 5.3 million people now compared to 4.9 millio ... More >>
The Tea Garden closes its downtown St. Paul shop.Looks like tea is struggling just as much as coffee. The popular Tea Garden company closed its three-year old downtown St. Paul shop last week. According to the Pioneer Press, the place was full of "alternative high school hipsters who spent ma ... More >>
The nicest restaurant in Woodbury is no longer. Though it admittedly didn't have much in the way of competition, Aperitif was the nicest restaurant in Woodbury. The place abruptly closed, the Pioneer Press reports, likely due to the financial troubles of its owner, St. Paul developer Jerry Tr ... More >>
The economy claims another victim.Borders, the bookseller, has been teetering on the edge of bankruptcy for a while now, hamstrung by online competition and the recession, so its Chapter 11 filing is hardly a surprise. That doesn't make the news any easier for employees at four of the company's ... More >>
Henry Chan continues to expand his east metro sushi empire. On the heels of the Kitchen's closure, the Pioneer Press reports that restaurateur Harry Chan is planning to open another Shanghai Bistro in its place. The site is in Stillwater's Grand Garage building and is known for its spacious p ... 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's tea time in Woodbury!Can you believe that just a decade ago, most Twin Citians wouldn't have known bubble tea from bubble gum? The Tea Garden is already eight years old, and it just opened its sixth location, a shop in Woodbury called the Steepery Tea Bar. Steepery offers more than 50 v ... More >>
benhullyWe all mourn in our own way.Jacob Hanson was having a difficult month when he attended a house party last April. His father, Timothy Hanson, had been killed by police in March after shooting at them and hitting one of them with his .357 Magnum in a firefight on his front lawn.So ... More >>
Tracy O via Flickr.comThis week we have literary readings, free concerts, movie screenings, art happenings, and more. Take a look after the jump.
Indian food: much needed in UptownOne of Minneapolis's Top 5 most cursed restaurant locations is making a comeback: 1221 W. Lake Street, the former home of Indio, will soon become Darbar India Grill. The Strib reports that owner Diljit Singh--who already owns four India Palace restaurants in ... More >>
Photo: bubzillionLovelyHere's something that the Twin Cities suburbs of Eden Prairie, Plymouth, Woodbury, Eagan and Apple Valley all have in common besides cul-de-sacs: They all made Money magazine's Top 20 "best small cities" list for 2010. Eden Prairie placed first in the country because o ... More >>
This week kicks off in a shitty barn and culminates in hell. Need we say more? The Week in Food . . .Tuesday 6/15 Summit is like the little black dress of beers. It goes with everything: stuffed jalapenos and deviled eggs, beer cheese fondue, Creole shrimp coleslaw, and especially roasted pig w ... More >>
Just a few years ago, Lowertown St. Paul's restaurant scene was as lame as its Snoopy sculptures: but that's not the case anymore. Adding to the action at Barrio, The Bulldog, Bin, and others, Henry Chan, chef/owner of Giapponese Restaurant in Woodbury, among others, told the PiPress that he' ... More >>
The governor said on his weekly WCCO radio appearance that he hasn't filled out his census form yet -- but that he intends to, using his Eagan address. Come on governor, get the form in. If we get undercounted in Minnesota, there's a good chance Michele Bachmann's congressional district is ... More >>
The accident happened near the Western Avenue exit, according to the State Patrol.
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Another Trader Joe's is joining the stable, this time around in Minnetonka.
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Most of the outages are in the east metro and Xcel Energy plans to have all power restored by lunch time.
If you're in the Woodbury area, be on the lookout for a 75-year-old woman in yellow, floral-patterned pajamas, glasses, and New Balance running shoes.
Trader Joe's opened its fourth Minnesota location in St. Paul Friday.
Wednesday's five most fascinating stories printed on wood pulp.
Woodbury teenager and heart transplant patient Andrew Busskohl was sentenced Monday for a frightening murder plot to kill a stranger and cut out his heart.
If you have plans to do something illegal on your property, you might want to think of something that's a little less... obvious?
The Woodbury City Council banned targeted residential picketing, which provoked an outcry over the squelching of First Amendment rights. But as it turns out, the state banned targeted residential picketing 16 years ago.
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