Crashed Ice skate race returns to St. Paul in January
Energy drink giant Red Bull brings the wild ice racing back to St. Paul, just in time for the winter carnival. Women will compete here for the first time.
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Nice Ride MN gets an upgrade
The popular bicycle sharing service Nice Ride Minnesota is rolling out the first automatic key dispenser in the world. It’s installed on Nicollet Mall, outside the Hyatt Hotel. Read more →
The folks at World Street Kitchen want you to track down the graffiti tagger BUMR. Badly. And they’re offering a once-in-a-lifetime reward. URGENT: Please help us identify this vandal. Reward, A LIFE TIME OF BURRITOS. (This is not a joke) pic.twitter.com/N956zGwk4J — World Street Kitchen (@eatwsk1) September 5, 2014 “We really want to get this Read more →
Is former Sheriff Bob Fletcher making a comeback?
Former Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher will be back on the ballot this fall — but not to be the county’s top cop.
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Hey Pepsi, the Stone Arch Bridge is not in St. Paul
Pepsi’s pitching its vitamin water to St. Paul with a picture of the Minneapolis Stone Arch Bridge? Come on. Read more →
Union Depot still waiting on 2nd train
Amtrak is now guessing the 7:58 a.m. St. Paul arrival of Train 8 from Seattle to Chicago will now be more like, well … noon. Estimated. Read more →
OMG Transit: Let a ‘decision engine’ get you to work
The Minneapolis-based hackers at OMG Transit rebooted their web service last night and are getting tantalizingly close to putting a transportation system in the palm of your hand — or at least on your smart phone. The new, rebuilt web service relies principally on data provided by MetroTransit, one of a fraction of transit agencies Read more →
Strange howling sound awakens St. Paul: Listen to it here
Was it an animal in distress? A train accident? No, it was the Mississippi River ice making those noises.
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Mayo Clinic joins Lynx, T-wolves in Block E redevelopment
The Minnesota Timberwolves, Lynx and the Mayo Clinic are teaming up in a reboot of the Block E redevelopment in downtown Minneapolis. They’re going to move into the third floor of the defunct multi-use building on Hennepin Avenue, which will be renamed “Mayo Clinic Square.” Mayo Clinic will open a 20,000 square foot medical facility Read more →
Varsity Theater picked as best restroom in America
Dinkytown’s Varsity Theater has the best restrooms in America right now. That’s according to Cintas, a Cincinnati-based restroom supplier and service company. The Varsity’s bathroom joins the ranks of the Field Museum in Chicago, Jungle Jim’s International Market in Fairfield, Ohio, and the Grand Casino in Biloxi, Miss. “The restroom is absolutely phenomenal…We’ve described it Read more →