Category Archives: Minneapolis

Rain Garden Workshops in Minneapolis

    The City of Minneapolis, along with the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District and the McKnight Foundation, is sponsoring a series of neighborhood rain garden workshops starting this coming April 5, 2011 and running through June 4.  These workshops offer a do-it – yourself approach to this project combined with expert help to put rain…Continue Reading

Get Your Green Badge>>

    Here’s your chance to be really GREEN: train to become a certified Master Recycler/Composter!  Hennepin County will be training 30 volunteers who will perform at least 30 hours of community service related to the broad concept of waste reduction.  Specifics might include staffing event booths or designing and implementing waste-reduction plans for schools…Continue Reading

Stone Brewing Debut…

  If you are a fan of craft brews, you’ve probably heard of California based Stone Brewing Co., perhaps best known for its Arrogant Bastard Ale, soon to be distributed here in Minnesota.  The beer’s label is indicative of the company’s broader ethos, admonishing prospective drinkers: “You’re Not Worthy”.  Advertising verbiage aside, the brew is…Continue Reading

Attention Chocoholics!!!

For years, Deidre Davis has produced hand made chocolates – including truffles, sauces and tortes – in her River Falls, Wisconsin kitchen and sold them through various local farmers’ markets.  Now she has found a home for her business, River Chocolate, at 2822 West 43rdStreet in the heart of Linden Hills. A grand opening is…Continue Reading

Here Comes “Bull Run”…

    Long known as a roaster and wholesaler of premium coffees and teas, Bull Run Coffee plans to open its first free standing café type coffee shop in April 2011 at 3346 Lyndale Avenue South.  The plan is to offer both traditional style coffees and slow brew handmade coffees in addition to a selection…Continue Reading

Minneapolis Fire Department In A Pinch…

Minneapolis has a goal: the Fire Department is supposed to respond to at least 90% of emergencies within five minutes.  Published reports show that the Department has failed to accomplish this goal for the last 7 years.  Now, budget cuts primarily at the state level may prevent the MFD from staffing at 96 firefighters per day…Continue Reading

The “Puck” Gets Iced…

On April 18, 2011 the Walker Art Center will replace Wolfgang Puck’s 20.21 restaurant with a new restaurant called Gather under the auspices of Richard D’Amico’s popular local restaurant group.  The new restaurant will be open for lunches only, except for a Thursday evening dinner menu designed by a rotating cast of guest chefs. D’Amico…Continue Reading