An undignified end for ‘Old Blue,’ why is ethanol bad for everyone but farmers, websites that close at night, the racist with a black past, and the difference between men’s and women’s college hockey. Read more →
Other than 9/11, I can’t recall a sadder day in the Twin Cities than the one that happened 19 years ago today. Police received a call around 7 a.m. that a man was sleeping in a car in the parking lot of Sacred Heart Church at E. Sixth and Hope Streets. Ron Ryan, a 29-year-old Read more →
The old Cottage Grove drive-in theater sign went up at the museum in Hastings this week where it will represent what Cottage Grove used to be before it worked hard to become everywhere else. It sits right next to the Porky’s drive-in building that used to be on University Avenue in Saint Paul. What’s at Read more →
In a lot of metro school districts, the last days of school often include a trip to Valleyfair or a day playing outside, what with the grades already being in and all. Out in Hendricks, Minnesota, though, the kids learn right up until the end. Each year there’s a field trip to the Lincoln County Read more →
The Public Radio show, RadioLab, heard on MPR on Saturday afternoons, is getting significant pushback for its handling of an interview with a Hmong veteran in the Twin Cities on last weekend’s broadcast.
The big doings today are in Lakeville, which is holdings its annual Pan-O-Prog celebration. The event, a local told me, started as a celebration years ago of the opening of the city’s industrial park south of the main drag.