(Steve Floyd/MSR News) Family entertainment and Vikings legend Cris Carter were the main attractions at the March 18 grand opening of Bowlero in Eden Prairie, one of three Minnesota locations, including Blaine and Lakeville. The state-of-the-art bowling alley includes HD TVs at the end of every lane, and an arcade that houses “the world’s largest” … [Read more...]
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Internationally iconic guitarist, singer and songwriter Charles Edward Anderson “Chuck” Berry was found unresponsive at his home in St. Charles County, Missouri. He was pronounced dead of natural causes at age 90. Hailed as “The Father of Rock and Roll,” Berry died on March 18, leaving a legacy that will last forever. Berry, inspired by blues notables T-Bone Walker, … [Read more...]
The beloved classic King Kong (1933), starring Fay Wray, revolved around an expedition to an uncharted island in the Indian Ocean inhabited by an array of prodigious prehistoric creatures. The explorers proceed to capture and cage a gigantic ape with plans to put him on exhibition in New York as the “8th Wonder of the World.” He eventually escapes and wreaks havoc around the … [Read more...]
How many immortal speeches have been delivered by U.S. presidents and other American icons? Lincoln's "Four score and seven years ago" Gettysburg Address; FDR's "We have nothing to fear but fear itself;" Eisenhower's beware of the "Military-Industrial Complex" farewell address; JFK's "Ask not what your country can do for you" inaugural address; Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" … [Read more...]
North Minneapolis resident Cavis Adams is a full-time fire captain for the City of Minneapolis Fire and Rescue. He’s also a new author, having published the book Granddaddy last November. “I’ve always wanted to be a writer,” said Adams, who holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from the University of Minnesota, and freelances as an English/Spanish medical interpreter … [Read more...]