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Em Cassel

Em Cassel (she/they) is a cyclist, a metalcore apologist, and a co-owner and editor of Racket.

Remembering the Time the Twin Cities’ Streetcar System Was Destroyed by the Minneapolis Mob

A Wall Street jerk, a Minneapolis mob leader, and the end of the Minneapolis-St. Paul streetcar network.

December 8, 2023

Get to Know the Buds Behind Bud Pop-Up

From Kalua pork to Spam to sloppy joes, these former Bellecour buddies are bringing the food they love to a pop-up near you.

December 6, 2023

Vegan Ethiopian, Dino Bars, and More November News in the Racket Restaurant Roundup

Your monthly recap of comings and goings in the food/drink scene.

November 30, 2023

Best Budget Bites: $3.50 Tamales From La Loma

Come hear the ballad of a spicy skyway legend.

November 28, 2023

Now Why is St. Paul Coming After This Nice Old Lady’s Rock Garden?

Plus sham Spam, fish stores, and transit turnstiles in today's Flyover news roundup.

November 27, 2023

President Biden Really Botched the Suspicious Pardoning of ‘Swiftie’ MN Turkeys

Plus MN politicians do the Dew, Twin Cities gift card deals, and pumpkin smashing at the zoo in today's Flyover news roundup.

November 20, 2023

Diving Deep Into the Beet Beat

Plus more local ceasefire support, erecting a $4 million crucifix, and toodles to Kmart in today's Flyover news roundup.

Could I Eat This Afro Deli Sandwich Every Day for the Rest of My Life?

It's packed with flavor, it's only $8.99... the Somali steak sandwich makes a heck of a case for itself.

November 16, 2023

Choo! Choo! Disaster Looms?

Plus McCollum leads calls for Gaza ceasefire, St. Paul's historic City Council, and two 'local' music makers talk memory in today's Flyover news roundup.

November 15, 2023