If you’re working for the weekend, it’s a good one to be out and about in the Twin Cities. Oktoberfest celebrations are in full swing, and so are the fall festivities. Here are Natalie Nyhus’s suggestions to keep your weekend occupied with fun.
It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time to start planning some weekend fun. From scares to beer, we have found a few events worth adding to your social calendar.
Xcel Energy says that about 23,000 people were without power in the Twin Cities metro area after severe thunderstorms rolled through Thursday morning.
Wells Fargo announced hundreds of job cuts in the Twin Cities area Wednesday.
As the weather starts to take a turn for the colder, it’s assured snowflakes aren’t that far off. And that, in turn, gives us cause to wonder if Twin Cities drivers are safe enough to handle the coming winter months.
A French chef living in Minnesota who’s known for a burger? It’s certainly not the way Vincent Francoual would’ve predicted it but as he plans a celebration for his restaurant’s 12th year in business, he certainly can’t complain.
Asian-Americans in the Twin Cities have a chance to discuss an upcoming production of the musical “Miss Saigon.” Mu Performing Arts will host a public “Conversation Around ‘Miss Saigon’” Monday night at the UBS Forum at Minnesota Public Radio headquarters in downtown St. Paul.
During a slight lull between songs, Mumford and Sons looked out across the sold-out crowd of the Xcel Energy Center and asked a simple question: “Where were you in (2008) when we played the 400 Club to 12 people?”
If you have travel plans for Labor Day weekend, be prepared for a little traffic. MnDOT Director of Communications Kevin Gutknecht says there won’t be any construction going on, but the road work areas will still mean road closures and slower speed limits. “There are a number of work zones that folks may encounter during their holiday weekend travel,” Gutknecht said. “Work zones can still be dangerous places, so folks should slow down, take their time and proceed cautiously.”
A Twin Cities company is using an unorthodox way to help deal with a thorny landscaping issue. About 120 goats are grazing the grounds surrounding the Flint Hills Refinery in Rosemount.
Baskin-Robbins has 31 flavors of ice cream. The Nook has 31 types of burgers. They’re ooey-gooey and oh-so-good.
Admit it — sometimes you’re tempted to hit up a Twins game just for a ticket to the concession stands. It’s OK. We’ve all been there. Luckily, the Twins have been working on an idea to bring their incredible food offerings to you.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is scheduled to address a Minnesota audience in late October. Beth El Synagogue announced Tuesday that Clinton would appear in St. Louis Park as part of its national speaker series.
It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time to start planning some weekend fun. It’s another weekend of festivals in Minnesota. Here are some events worth adding to your social calendar.
Drivers traveling around the metro are having to give themselves plenty of time to get to their destinations. Several of the major freeways in and around the Twin Cities are off limits until Monday’s morning rush hour.