Join us at the Butcher Block Restaurant, located at 308 Hennepin Avenue East, for some Italian language fun, as well as a meal prepared by chef/owner Filippo Caffari. We will gather on Thursday, October 24th, from 6:30 until 9:00 p.m.   The evening will begin with a cash bar/cocktail hour, complete with opportunities for Italian language con...

The Twin Cities is blessed with a cornucopia of cultural and ethnic film festivals: Nordic, Black, International, Cuban, Polish, African, Latin, Asian. This past weekend, March 6 - March 9, the 6th Annual Italian Film Festival, organized by the Italian Cultural Center with the support of the MN Film Society, took place at the St. Anthony Main Cinem...

Vincent Bugliosi, who prosecuted cult leader Charles Manson and members of his so-called "family" for seven murders, then wrote books on everything from the Kennedy assassination to God, has died at age 80, his son said late Monday. Bugliosi, a native of Hibbing whose book "Helter Skelter" about the Manson case became one of the best-selling true...

Mark your calendars for Friday, March 7 and get ready for a glittering evening of scrumptious food, fantastic wine and award-winning Italian cinema! Tickets are on sale now for the fabulous opening-night party for the 6th Annual Italian Film Festival of Minneapolis/St. Paul.   The evening includes: Delicious appetizersItalian wines (one gl...

By Cristeta Boarini   After 20 years in the Shakopee community, RuB Inc. held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new 50,000-square-foot facility in the Dean Lakes Business Park.    The Italian brass valve and fittings manufacturer moved into the eye-catching white and red building off of Highway 169 in October, but held the ribbon...

By Nick Woltman Punch Pizza founder John Soranno and cook Nick Chute had choice seats Tuesday at President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. The pair attended the event as guests of first lady Michelle Obama and sat in her reserved box in the House chambers in Washington.   The St. Paul-based, wood-fired pizza chain, which has...

by Mary Palcich Keyes   More than 50 members and some guests attended the annual membership meeting of the Hibbing Historical Society on Saturday, Oct. 24. Attendees first took time to enjoy and learn from the newest exhibit in the Society's museum, located on the lower level of the Hibbing Memorial Building.   Erica Larson, the...

Start: 07 May 2015 5:30 PM. End: 28 May 2015 7:30 PM Location: Hennepin Center for the Arts Building, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 502, Minneapolis, MN 55403Spaces left: 10. Registration: Members – $135.00 (USD) Become an opera expert, and learn more about the familiar Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi. ICC na...

Il tesoro storico del giudice della Corte Suprema Dominic Massaro contenente oltre mezzo secolo di esperienza italiamericana, donato al Immigration History Research Center della University of Minnesota adesso può essere consultato da studiosi e studenti con un semplice click.   Il giudice Massaro, uno di una dozzina di americani di discenden...

by Joshua Page   Shortly after ie Italian Eatery opened, a marquee in the parking lot read, "Hi." That's it. No boasting. No big promises. Just a simple welcome. Like the message, everything about this restaurant — from the service and food to the decor and vibe — is straightforward and approachable.   Ie doesn't try to be the most fa...