New coffee shop brings taste of the North Shore to Minnetonka

Unmapped Brewing Co. in Minnetonka began its newest adventure this month with the opening of an adjoining coffee shop and outdoors apparel retailer, Base Camp Coffee & Provisions.  Tuck Carruthers, who has been with Unmapped since its founding in 2017, has traded brewing beer for brewing coffee and is leading the new venture as business […]

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Developer plans ‘modern European’ condos for Minnetonka

A local developer in Minnetonka is looking to build “modern European”-style condominiums on the southeast corner of Excelsior Boulevard and County Road 101.  The Minnetonka Planning Commission is set to review plans for the redevelopment, to be called Saville West Flats, on Thursday.  Two occupied homes and two vacant homes currently sit on the roughly five-acre property.  […]

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Gallery: Restaurant with revolving sushi bar opens at Mall of America

Kura Sushi, a Japanese chain restaurant known for its innovative “revolving sushi” concept, has opened at Mall of America.  The restaurant, which is the first Kura Sushi location in Minnesota, opened last week on the northern end of the third floor.  Kura Sushi Revolving Sushi Bar. Since its founding in Japan in 1977, Kura Sushi, […]

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St. Paul featured on Hallmark Channel’s “Christmas Cam” livestream

St. Paul is one of five cities being featured this holiday season on the Hallmark Channel’s “Christmas Cam” livestream.  The livestream camera over the decorations in Rice Park went live on Sunday and will run daily, from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m., through Dec. 30.  According to the network, towns were chosen that “evoke the […]

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Metallica to bring 2023-24 World Tour to Minnesota

Metallica has announced a two-year world tour that includes a return to U.S. Bank Stadium in 2024. The band will perform two nights in Minneapolis on Friday, Aug. 16 and Sunday, Aug. 18, 2024. It’s their second time playing U.S. Bank Stadium, last performing there in 2016. Presale tickets go on sale Wednesday at 9 a.m. Each […]

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Anthropologie shutters Grand Avenue store, opening planned for Rosedale Center

The Anthropologie store in St. Paul closed Sunday after a decade anchoring Grand Avenue’s Milton Mall.  The closure comes ahead of a new store opening planned for Rosedale Center on Wednesday, Dec. 14, according to a notice on the store’s front door.  Anthropologie’s departure is the latest closing in the ebb and flow of business […]

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Neighborhood ‘grinch’ sends letter to Burnsville family over holiday lights

Burnsville couple Adam Duncan and Brandi Joy assumed they’d received a holiday card in the mail Friday when a red envelope pasted with “happy holidays” stickers appeared in the mailbox.  The anonymous letter sent to their Itokah Valley townhome turned out to be far from the season’s greetings they’d expected.  “Your yard decorations (if you […]

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Yes, that’s Minnesota native Jenny Taft in a State Farm commercial

Aaron Rodgers, Patric Mahomes and Chris Paul are the usual celebrities in State Farm commercials, but the rising star of Jenny Taft has landed her in one of the insurance giant’s commercials.  The Edina native, who previously worked in the Twin Cities as a sideline reporter and host at FOX/Bally Sports North, is featured with […]

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2 Minnesota towns among most ‘magical’ winter locations in the country

Two of the most “magical” winter towns in the country are in Minnesota, according to a recent ranking. A list published earlier this month by Trips Discover highlighted 50 towns across the country with the best winter festivities and atmosphere. Among the towns listed were Stillwater and Winona. In Stillwater, the list highlighted the town’s […]

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