TC Weekend | Mpls. Underground Film Fest, Blues N' Brew, Twin Cities Oktoberfest & more!

It’s beginning to feel and look a lot like fall in the Twin Cities! The first weekend of October is ushering in cooler temps and a lively roster of events to ease you into the season. Scroll down for the lineup and see Pumpkins, caramel and more; Twin Cities fall fun for fall-themed events taking place this weekend.   

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Twin Cities Veg Fest shows eating vegetarian doesn’t mean losing taste

(Photo courtesy of Compassionate Action for Animals)

When Sal Kravik became a vegan 12 years ago, she didn’t eat the way she does now.


You don't need to be Irish to visit Irish on Grand!

Maeve O'Mara and Liam O'Neill were just stopping in Minnesota from Ireland on their way to Australia when they came to St. Paul and decided to stay and settle down.


Rev. David W. Smith: A modest suggestion to Senator Al Franken on Gaza

Senator Al Franken recently responded to my concerns over the Israeli attacks on Gaza this past summer.


In Cedar-Riverside protest, youth link terrorist recruitment to lack of resources

A group of Cedar-Riverside youth marched through their neighborhood’s streets late Tuesday afternoon to demonstrate against terrorism, the stereotyping of Muslims and what they said was a lack of community resources.


Joint committee seeks answer to rail congestion

(Photo by Paul Battaglia) Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle looks on as Dave Christianson, right, state rail plan project manager, comments during a joint hearing of House and Senate committees on the state's problems with freight rail congestion.

Minnesota’s clogged railways are negatively impacting farmers, miners, heavy industry and more, a joint House and Senate hearing heard Tuesday.


The not-so-common Loon: New study warns of decline

(Photo by Pete Markham published under Creative Commons License)

By 2080, Minnesota may be without its state bird during the summer months.


Minneapolis considers banning e-cigs

(Photo by Joseph Morris published under Creative Commons License)

Minneapolis may soon equate vaping with smoking.


HRC, OutFront Minnesota condemn transphobic ad in Star Tribune

(Photo by Andy Birkey) The full-page ad, published in the Sept. 28 Star Tribune sports section, was from the Minnesota Child Protection League, targeting a proposed policy to allow transgender students to participate in high school athletics.

On Monday, the Human Rights Campaign and OutFront Minnesota criticized an ad bought by the anti-LGBT group Minnesota Child Protection League which was placed in the Star Tribune’s sports section on Sunday.


NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES | October-November 2014 Standish-Ericsson community calendar


7 Senior congregate dining, Sibley Park (19th Ave. S. and E. 40th St.), 11:30 a.m.