The “Academy Awards of the food world” announced its prestigious list of finalists on Tuesday, giving several nods to Minnesota chefs and restaurants. The final list of James Beard Award nominations cut the long list of semifinalists down to the top five in each category.
There’s no denying the culinary prowess coming out of Twin Cities kitchens today. Several Minnesota chefs and restaurants are consistently recognized on a national scale — and by the prestigious James Beard Award Foundation.
Many new parents these days are looking for more meaning in the names they give their babies. Naming babies after celebrities is apparently on the way out. Naming babies after relatives is in. Particularly after grandparents and great-grandparents.
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis said that with a court’s permission, it plans this month to release the names of some priests who sexually abused children. Archbishop John Nienstedt said the initial disclosure will be limited to priests who live in the archdiocese and have substantiated claims of abuse of a minor.
Military Times Edge magazine has named St. Paul’s McNally Smith College of Music one of the best colleges for veterans.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates is still America’s richest man. It’s the 20th year in a row Gates has been at the top of Forbes Magazine’s 400 richest list.
Is the power back on? It’s a question a whole lot of Twin Cities residents were asking last week. And it’s one that a whole lot of Twins fans were asking about in terms of Justin Morneau on Sunday night.
Gastronomic adventurists and fans of all things deep fried have a number of new reasons to rejoice this year. The Minnesota State Fair has announced a line-up of almost 50 new food items to debut at the 2013 event.
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The Boundary Waters Canoe Area has made an environmental group’s annual Top 10 list of the country’s most endangered rivers.
Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann says she’s working to muster support in Minnesota and Washington for money to add a new Interstate 94 lane in each direction between the western suburbs and St. Cloud.
We’ve all known the kind of stellar restaurants and chefs we’ve been blessed with here in the Twin Cities. But as the semifinalist list for the 2013 James Beard Awards prove, the rest of the country is taking notice.
From an octogenarian who’s tallied a hole-in-one more often than Tiger Woods, to a college football star who speaks Latin – yes, Latin – I’ve relished getting to know some of Minnesota’s most intriguing sports stories in 2012.
He stands with Kanye West, Jay-Z, The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, fun., and Mumford & Sons as the six artists who have six nominations each, topping all other artists.