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Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Ranked No. 18 In Preseason Poll

The St. Thomas football program has returned from its nearly two-week trip to Italy to play football and take part in community service. It didn’t take long for the first “way too early” poll to come out ahead of the 2015 season. A poll released by The Sporting News Magazine has the Tommies ranked No. 18 nationally in Division III.

06/22/2015

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Top 5 Strangest Arrests Of Professional Athletes

While we frequently praise athletes’ talents for hard kicking, fast dribbling and punctual punting, it is rare that we celebrate the sublime perfection of their infallible moral compasses.

06/22/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Fika’s Strawberry Ginger Collins

Every Saturday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he heads to Fika Cafe to check out their Strawberry Ginger Collins.

06/20/2015

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MNfusion: Contemporary Restaurant Lela Opens In Bloomington

Just over the Bloomington border, near where Highway 100 and Interstate 494 meet, lies the Twin Cities newest steak forward restaurant, Lela.

06/19/2015

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Prep Blog: Spring State Champions At A Glance

School is out, the sun is out and summer is here. It officially starts on Father’s Day, but for high school athletes, the spring came to an end both late last week and on Monday as the state’s spring champions were crowned across various sports.

06/19/2015

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The Filmmaker Who Won Sundance Made The Movie For His Dad

When director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon started work on “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” the film that went on to conquer this year’s Sundance Film Festival, bagging both the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize, he didn’t think he’d put a dedication to his late father at the very beginning of the movie.

06/18/2015

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How To Build The Perfect Campfire, According To Science

For all those stubborn advocates of the “log cabin” method of building fires, we’ve got some bad news for you: You’re wrong… at least, according to a Duke University professor.

06/18/2015

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Twins Blog: ‘Damn Yankees!’

It’s fair to say there’s no love lost between the Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees. However, that rivalry (and hatred) goes well beyond the Twins’ days at the Metrodome and even Met Stadium.

06/18/2015

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MNfusion: Cast Makes Lackluster ‘Best Little Whorehouse In Texas’ Shine

It’s a true testament to the talent of a cast that can turn a show that is a dud into something entertaining. While it’s true that most classical musicals don’t offer much in the way of social commentary or life lessons, at the very least they provide a love story. Larry King’s “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” didn’t really provide anything.

06/16/2015

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Movie Blog: 10 Best Movie Fathers Ever

It’s been a few years since I ran down my top 10 lists for the best and worst movie mothers. And until now, it never occurred to me to put together a list of their […]

06/16/2015

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Movie Blog: 10 Worst Movie Fathers Ever

Though I found myself struggling to come up with a shortlist of candidates as compelling as the collection that formed the distaff side, the horror genre alone ensured that there would be no shortage of contenders.

06/16/2015

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MNfusion: Step Up To The Plate With Lawrence Clayton From ‘Damn Yankees’

George Abbott and Douglass Wallop’s “Damn Yankees” combines both the cultural staples of baseball and the devil as it tells the story of every-man Joe Boyd who wants his baseball team to win so badly that he makes a deal with the devil for it. And shows, once again, that in getting what you want you often lose something else.

06/15/2015

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Twins Blog: The Buxton Show Begins

Byron Buxton was the second overall selection in the 2012 Major League Draft and Twins fans have been tantalized by the promise of his talent ever since.

06/13/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Butcher & The Boar’s Old Fashioned

Every Saturday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he heads to the Butcher & the Boar to check out one of the best known cocktails, but also one of the harder ones to get just right: the Old Fashioned.

06/13/2015

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‘Live From New York’, ‘The Farewell Party’ Reviewed

A history of “Saturday Night Live” that isn’t afraid to dive into the show’s issues of diversity and identity, “Live From New York” is a compelling and effectively moving portrait of a program than in 40 years has gone from being an avant-garde game-changer to an American institution.

06/12/2015

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Tap Talk: Tour Of Stillwater Breweries

The beer scene in Stillwater is just beginning to grow, so it’s a fun time to go check it out. There are two breweries currently located there, Lift Bridge Brewing Company and Maple Island Brewing, and they are just 2.6 miles away from each other

06/12/2015

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4 Your Pets: Bring The Kids & Fido To The Pet Expo!

The Minneapolis Convention Center will be overflowing with four-legged fun this Saturday. The 2015 Minnesota Pet Expo is an opportunity for pet lovers and their loved ones (human and non-human) to enjoy events including agility competitions, pet talent and costume contests, wiener and wiener-wannabe races and even musical chairs!

06/11/2015

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Local Music Tap: Mpls. Concert Benefits Musician Recovering From Near-Fatal Crash

A group of Minnesota musicians are banding together to help a fellow Twin Cities musician recovering from a near-fatal car crash.

06/11/2015

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Cider On Tap Talk: Loon Juice To Open New Production Facility

In the late weeks of summer 2014 a new locally crafted alcoholic beverage emerged on the scene – Loon Juice.

06/11/2015

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Twins Blog: Homestand Notes

It was a rough homestand for the Twins. 1-5 isn’t exactly what they had in mind after finding themselves in 1st place in the division. Now they find themselves heading on a road trip trailing the Royals by two games.

06/10/2015

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Prep Blog: Previewing The State Baseball Tournament

It’s starting to feel like summer with the sun out and daily highs getting into the 80s. That also translates to perfect baseball weather. It couldn’t come at a better time as the state’s top high school teams travel across various sites in Minnesota for their perspective state tournaments.

06/10/2015

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Wander Minnesota: Father’s Day In Minnesota

Father’s Day is coming soon. What are you doing to enjoy the day with your dad? Here are some ideas for special events, not necessarily Father’s Day-themed, but fun for the whole family.

06/10/2015

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Bite Of Minnesota: The Revival Burger

Last time I talked about a unique fermentation bar off Eat Street in Minneapolis, Gyst Fermentation Bar. If you travel further south on Nicollet, you’ll run into another one of my new favorite restaurants, Revival. Continuing with the theme of highlighting a few local eateries, this is a new place you will want to visit.

06/10/2015

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Local Music Tap: A Look At Pride 2015’s Massive Music Lineup

The weekend of PRIDE Twin Cities is fast approaching, and, man, do they have a lot of local musicians on their entertainment lineup.

06/09/2015