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WCCO’s Paul Douglas is having a cloudy day

According to the almighty Bob Collins: “Paul Douglas is no longer with the station,” WCCO spokesperson Kiki Rosatti told me this afternoon. Earlier this week, anchor John Reger was let go in a “restructuring” that has hit ...

Totino’s Italian Kitchen back and better than ever

Totino’s Italian Kitchen, local pizza pioneer and mainstay of Minneapolis Italian cuisine since 1951, closed its northeast Minneapolis Central Ave location last fall while vowing to reopen soon at a new suburban location. And w...

General Mills one of Top 50 Companies For Diversity

DiversityInc has slotted General Mills at #32. The General has made the list four out of the last five years. DiversityInc cites their mentoring programs, work/life programs, and extremely high employee resource group participation ...

Gawker Traffic on 494 This Morning

Reported this morning via Twitter: Traffic on 494 caused by banner on Xerxes overpass “Mike Ratelle: Prom? <3 Maddy”. Okay, that’s kinda cute. But for real, you know those electronic signs that display traffic and emergency ...

New Twins Park Name? Not Yet.

The folks at Stick and Ball Guy turned up a possibility that Land O’ Lakes got the naming rights, generating further interest and leading to a statement from the Twins that they’re nowhere close to finalizing a naming rights dea...

Walking with Dinosaurs: The Live Experience comes to Saint Paul

Walking with Dinosaurs: The Live Experience is coming to Saint Paul’s Xcel Energy Center June 11-15. The show, featuring nearly 90 minutes of life-sized animatronic robot dinosaurs, spans the three major periods of dinosaur evo...

How much do you spend on a first date?

$660? Maybe a little steep for us low-rollers, but what if someone else was paying? Plume Blue, a new online dating concept for the Twin Cities, footed the bill for a shopping spree at Mall of America for Gary and Susan, two singles who met on their site. Gary won the cash by entering a contest on [...]

Tear down The Wall

At 67 years old a reflective Roger Waters took his new live production of The Wall to Saint Paul and it was a spectacular display that managed to transcend original intent while spanning eternal human struggles. While surveying the preshow crowd I noticed an abundance of grandmas and grandpas filling the seats while yelling “WHOOOO” and [...]

Men’s Grooming

Sorry I’ve been gone for a bit! New job, lots of biking and the surge of the Twins has kept me away from posting as much I should be. One thing worth noting is a small, relatively small and unknown shop in the Galleria. At first walk by, most people would chalk Ampersand up to tableware and [...]

Dapper on Sale in St. Paul

Perhaps you’ve seen Summer of Dapper (or its girlier partner, Summer of Dresses) and been inspired.  Perhaps you’re heading back to school or starting a new job.  Perhaps you just want to revitalize your wardrobe for fall.  Regardless of the reason, BlackBlue has you covered. The boutique, located at Selby and Dale in St. Paul, focuses [...]

The Wisdom of Batman

From the Batman TV show  in 1966, some words to live by: General Wisdom: Batman: “An older head can’t be put on younger shoulders.” Batman: “That’s one trouble with dual identities, Robin. Dual responsibilities.” Health: Robin: “Gosh,...Show More Summary

Red Bull Flugtag Saturday

This will be Red Bull Flugtag’s debut in the Twin Cities, and this Land of 10,000 Lakes promises to deliver quite a show. July 24, more than 30 teams from across the Midwest will fly above the Mississippi River in front of thousands at Harriet Island Regional Park near Downtown St. Paul. Red Bull Flugtag challenges [...]

Belle Reve to close

I just heard through the grapevine that Belle Reve Boutique in Northeast Minneapolis will soon be closed.  While this will be a huge loss for the neighborhood and for those of us who prefer to frequent locally-owned stores, there is one bright spot on this sad day: Belle Reve is having an “everything must go” [...]

Bike Walk Week

This week (June 5th – 11th) is bikewalk week in the Twin Cities. Keep yourself self-propelled! Here is a list of events from Events Saturday, June 5 Kick Off!: •Twin Cities Heart Walk hosted at the new Minnesota Twins Target Field •Celebrate National Trails Day with the Three Rivers Park District at the Hopkins Depot Trail [...]

Talking Minnesotan – 5/21/10

Image =”1 of the 10,000 lakes” Uploaded on May 18, 2010 by Venkat Raja It’s been a fun week in Minnesota. People have been talking about the weather and that’s how Minnesotans know everything is right with the world. It just so happens that the weather this week was nice and sunny. Yup the talk [...]

How Green Was My Garden: Gardening, Social Media & Bacon go to the Fair

Social Media Breakfast MSP 26 is being hosted at the Minnesota State Fair Progress Building on Friday May 21st from 8am to 10am discussing Urban/Organic/ Gardening & Farming.  Your venerable  blogger (yes me) will be trying not to embarass herself as the moderator of a very good panel of guests assembled to discuss how they [...]

Goldstar Ticket Give Away Winners and Photo Finals

The winners of the Goldstar contest’s laziest commenters are Randy and John Malone, whom are truly lazy commenters worthy of the the $25 gift certificate. Most creative comment goes to Amy Scarborough, maybe because I have a soft spot in my heart for needing to ditch a two year old and have a night out. [...]

Boom! Goes the Neighborhood: Spring means unexplained explosions return to South Minneapolis

For at least four Spring/Summers a series of unexplained explosions have rocked the Longfellow/Seward neighborhoods of Minneapolis.  911 Operators have been inundated with phone calls from concerned residents whose homes are shaken from...Show More Summary

Bike To Work Week May 17 – 21

Did you know that this coming week May 17 – 21 is Bike to Work Week and May 21 is Bike to Work Day? I had forgotten, but luckily Bicycling sent me a reminder email filled with some great resources. Cyclists vs. Drivers – How to Share the Road Better Bicycling reveals the “5 most common collisions for cyclists” [...]

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