SoundTown has pulled the plug on its July 26-28 music festival at Somerset Amphitheater roughly 30 miles northeast of the Twin Cities, due to lack of interest, The Current reports. This year's lineup was to include Jane's Addiction, Weezer, Florence and the Machine, Girl Talk, and dozens of other national and local acts.
White House names MN as location for federal test-to-treat COVID sites
Minnesota is one of only five states that will host the pilot project.
Minnesota Aurora's first ever game ends with draw before sellout crowd
More than 5,200 came out to see the game.
The Raptor Center says downward trend holding for avian influenza
A "baby shower" fundraising campaign hopes to help return young raptors to the wild.
Commemorative street name for Prince approved in Minneapolis
The block next to the First Avenue nightclub will be named Prince Rogers Nelson Way.
Monitoring severe storm threat Saturday-Tuesday in Minnesota
The holiday weekend won't be a washout, but multiple rounds of strong and severe storms are possible.
Charges: St. Cloud meth dealer had numerous weapons. body armor
Shawn Lawrence Jacobs, 38, faces 12 felony-level charges.
South Minneapolis tenants declare rent strike; allege unsafe conditions
A group of Powderhorn Park residents say they'll withhold May rent due to health and safety concerns.
Threats involving 2 students at West St. Paul middle school
Police said there is no reason to be concerned for the safety of the rest of the student body at Heritage E-Stem Magnet Middle School.
Controversial Two Harbors mayor told: Resign or face recall election
The mayor has come under scrutiny for unusual behavior this year.
3M fined $2.8M for hazardous waste violations in Cottage Grove
The company's violations spanned more than two decades.
Couple charged after $75k worth of fentanyl pills seized during traffic stop
Christopher James Payne and Kaley Maria Wethern have been charged in the seizure.
Bridge Fest collects thousands for flood victims
A record number of people took in the two-day Twin Ports’ Bridge Festival this weekend to help support flood recovery efforts. Organizers hoped to raise $100,000 for the United Way's long-term flood relief. The annual music festival featured a dozen bands, including Duluth's own Trampled by Turtles.
Tickets go on sale for Target Field country concert
Fans snapped up tickets to see the first ever concert at Target Field in Minneapolis. Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw plan to show up July 8th.
Dave Matthews Band and Tool will headline new St. Paul music fest
The River's Edge Music Festival debuts on Harriet Island June 23rd and 24th. It will feature a mixture of rock styles put together by concert promoters Live Nation. That company will also handle St. Paul's Fourth of July festival at the same location.
Shoreview cancels Turtleman Triathlon because of low water levels
Race officials scrapped the popular race this year because of low water on Turtle Lake. The water level in 2010 forced competitors to wade through mud during the swimming portion of the race, and organizers say the event can't risk another blow to its reputation. They changed it to a duathlon in 2011 but participation plunged.
New St. Paul music fest brings crowds back to Harriet Island
This weekend brought the first multi-day rock music festival to Harriet Island since Taste of Minnesota died with a sparsely attended whimper two years ago. The River's Edge Music Fest enjoyed much bigger crowds and lots of raves on Twitter.
Minn., Wis. to face off this weekend in Border Battle Beer Fest
A new competition between Minnesota and Wisconsin will start brewing this weekend in the Badger State when the first annual Border Battle Beer Fest begins in Somerset, Wis. The competition Saturday will feature 50 brews from each state, and a secret panel of judges will determine a winner -- who will be awarded a "Golden Firkin." The term firkin stands for an old English unit of volume.
Low-rolling counterfeiters spending bogus bills at garage sales
Cars and jewelry? Well, maybe toy cars and fake jewelry. The counterfeiters at work in St. Cloud and Elk River over the weekend spent their homemade fives and twenties at garage sales. The Secret Service advises folks lo look for the security strip embedded in every bill worth more than a buck.
State's low-profile test of online lottery sales is raising eyebrows
Private online gambling is illegal in Minnesota, but the state lottery has been experimenting with an online "subscription service" to make up for a decline in traditional ticket sales. Now some critics are wondering whether the state is overstepping its authority.
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