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  • 56 Brewing CEO resigns in response to noose story
    by Mike Mullen on 02/07/2020 at 6:30 pm

    Kale Johnson, the founding owner of 56 Brewing, announced Thursday he has resigned from his role as CEO. "I do not take this action lightly as I love 56 Brewing and I am so proud of what we’ve collectively created over the years," Johnson wrote in a post on the brewery's Facebook page. […]

  • Minneapolis Aquatennial is, predictably, canceled for 2020
    by Jay Boller on 02/07/2020 at 4:22 pm

    Minneapolis Aquatennial, which launched in 1940 to celebrate all things splishy/splashy in the City of Lakes, won't go down in 2020, organizers announced Friday.  The rationales cited? Public health (COVID-19) and public heartache (the police killing of George Floyd).   "Our community […]

  • Marches for justice, fireworks, clothing-optional bike ride: Fourth of July weekend
    by CP Staff on 02/07/2020 at 12:45 pm

    It's Fourth of July weekend. Let's fight for a better America. THURSDAY:  Virtual fun: Scream It Off Screen Live Stream Edition The popular monthly short film competition moves their festivities online, where 15 short films get voted thumbs up or thumbs down by viewers. Find the livestream on […]

  • Duluth mayor, city council depicted in super racist photoshop
    by Hannah Jones on 02/07/2020 at 12:00 pm

    Over the weekend, Duluth City Council member Renee Van Nett got a Facebook notification asking her if she would like to be tagged in a photo. She checked out the image, she says, and just “sat with it for a few minutes.” “My first response was just ‘wow,’” she […]

  • Swastika tattoo photo has internet after suburban shop
    by Hannah Jones on 02/07/2020 at 11:30 am

    On Monday, the Twin Cities Workers Defense Alliance – a group, at its most basic terms, for workers and against white supremacy – posted a photo of a large, elaborate tattoo. It covered most of a grown man’s back and featured mountains, soldiers, a nude child chasing a stag, and a […]

  • Nursing home settles with Black employee forced to treat racist resident
    by Hannah Jones on 01/07/2020 at 3:45 pm

    Jameisha Cox got hired as a full-time personal care assistant at central Minnesota's Edgewood Sartell assisted living back in 2017. Her coworkers knew her as a hard worker and a “genuine” person. But when she walked into one resident in particular’s room, she was allegedly greeted […]

  • My boyfriend said I can explore my kinks with other dudes ⁠— is he bluffing?
    by Dan Savage on 01/07/2020 at 3:17 pm

    I have a question. I’m a gay man in a relationship and we’re both really happy since we met a year ago. We’re “open” in the sense that he wants the option to be intimate with someone else if a connection happens and in turn he said he would be supportive of me being […]

  • Defund & dismantle: Minneapolis looks toward a police-free future
    by Susan Du, Emily Cassel, and Hannah Jones on 01/07/2020 at 11:52 am

    I. Beyond reform Two weeks after a Minneapolis police officer crushed George Floyd to death with a knee to the neck, a crowd of hundreds gathered in Powderhorn Park to demand an end to policing. The park, a rolling green hill on the banks of Powderhorn Lake, is the site of the progressive […]

  • Able's new beer, Ol' Trusty, is perfect. Just don't think too hard about it.
    by Sarah Brumble on 01/07/2020 at 10:00 am

    Life is complicated, which makes simplicity a rare gift. That's why I (usually) drink Hamm's and won’t feel an inch of bad about it.  The beer from the land of sky blue water hits like just the right amount of Nothing Plus™ when served icy cold, started just over yonder, costs less […]

  • Couple married at the burnt-out Third Precinct is the sweetest act of protest
    by Emily Cassel on 01/07/2020 at 10:00 am

    On May 28, in an act unprecedented in American history, protestors burned Minneapolis's Third Precinct. It was a fiery message of rage and frustration, a symbol of a city hitting its limits. The wedding of A’lexis Hamblin and Celina Berndt, held in front of the charred building this […]

  • The 10 most expensive Twin Cities homes sold in 2020 (so far)
    by Jay Boller on 30/06/2020 at 3:50 pm

    So... this bi-annual article is a) actual real estate news; b) entertaining and popular.  This installment's timing? Not great! As an eviction/foreclosure crisis looms and human suffering soars to historic levels across the globe due to COVID-19, showcasing the 1 percent's status-flexing […]

  • 56 Brewing apologizes for noose incident
    by Mike Mullen on 30/06/2020 at 3:30 pm

    Followers of 56 Brewing woke up this morning to an apology from the northeast Minneapolis beer hall's Facebook account. For background on just what owner Kale Johnson was apologizing for, they'd need to look elsewhere. On Monday night, the Instagram account for Brewing Change Collaborative (a new […]

  • LUSH gay bar kinda laid off all its employees by Facebook... on Pride weekend
    by Hannah Jones on 30/06/2020 at 12:00 pm

    On Friday, LUSH, a fixture in Minneapolis’s gay bar and drag scene, posted an announcement on Facebook. First off, the bar would be closed until further notice, both given “the constraints of the COVID-19 global pandemic,” and “recent listening sessions with BIPOC [Black and […]

  • Keegan's, Red's Savoy to close in Northeast, leaving the block to PinKU
    by Sarah Brumble on 30/06/2020 at 10:00 am

    What if the coronavirus came a'knocking at your door, and she happened to appear as a wailing banshee  wielding a pizza cutter? Well, that’s (kinda) been the fate for a pair of establishments in near-northeast Minneapolis. “It is with a heavy heart that we must bid our friends […]

  • 'Aryan Cowboy Brotherhood' bikers hung out in downtown Stillwater
    by Mike Mullen on 29/06/2020 at 1:30 pm

    On Saturday, Sophia Rashid took her four-year-old daughter out for a night of dinner and coloring at Leo's Grill & Malt Shop in Stillwater.  In a widely shared Facebook post, Rashid depicted an idyllic scene of perfect weather and "amazing hamburgers" with her girl. Things took a turn when […]

  • Dessa addresses 'the amount of pain' P.O.S has caused
    by Jay Boller on 26/06/2020 at 9:26 pm

    Dessa just addressed reports of abusive behavior made against rapper P.O.S, her partner in the Twin Cities label/collective/band Doomtree. Fresh off a Zoom call with the other members of Doomtree, Dessa posted an emotional video to Instagram late Friday afternoon.  "The amount of pain that […]

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