Beloved Twin Cities area bowling alley is closing


A beloved staple in the Twin Cities bowling community is closing for good next month.

Lariat Lanes announced on its Facebook Tuesday it will be packing up its pins and boxing up its bowling balls on May 10.

This embed is invalid

Lariat Lanes has been a staple in Richfield since 1958, offering open times for families, leagues and party options. called it "a dull brick box outside, a tribute to the golden age of league bowling inside."

Minnesota Monthly said celebrities including Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones, Garth Brooks, and the Beastie Boys have all tried to record a strike at Lariat Lanes over the years.

On Facebook and Twitter, Lariat fans reacted to the news.

Next Up

Kirill Kaprizov / Minnesota Wild

Another absurd night for Kaprizov as his legend grows

The Wild rookie is making an early case for the Calder Trophy.


DoorDash, Uber Eats bump service fees for Twin Cities customers

After Minneapolis and St. Paul limited what companies can charge restaurants, DoorDash and Uber are charging customers about a dollar more

hockey rink ice arena

Hill-Murray girls' hockey shut down after 3 players with COVID symptoms kept playing

The players showed 'complete disregard' for the school's COVID

Screen Shot 2019-02-12 at 6.18.55 AM

Narrow band of intense snow to bring up to 7 inches to Minnesota

A winter storm watch has been issued where more than 6 inches could pile up.

Icicles; frozen; winter

As Minnesotans brace for huge gas bills, state ups assistance to $1200

Texas wasn't the only state impacted by February's arctic blast.

Kirill Kaprizov / Minnesota Wild

3 first-period goals lead Wild over Kings

With three goals in just over three minutes, the Wild sealed their fifth straight victory.

butcher and the boar

Butcher & the Boar makes comeback with new ownership

Local hospitality company Jester Concepts has bought the brand. The new location is still being determined.


Staff at Mankato Hy-Vee incorrectly diluted COVID vaccines for 62 patients

The retailer says that there is no reason for medical concern.

Screen Shot 2021-02-26 at 7.19.58 PM

Twin Cities man going to great lengths to find beloved dog, missing in northern MN

He's hoping drone operators can help him locate Rowdi, his yellow lab.

Hennepin County Government Center

Some Hennepin County Government Center services will be unavailable during Chauvin's trial

Access to the building will be limited during the trail, which begins March 8.