Minnesota

  • Geek Weekend: Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN

    Geek Weekend: Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN

    Wikimedia We’ve been getting requests from various citizens to feature their respective cities in our new Geek Weekend feature here on CrunchGear, so when a request came in for the Twin Cities, John asked me to write it up and I thought, “Oh, great. More work.” “Perfect! I grew up there! I know where geeky stuff is located!” Read More

  • Low-tech/No-tech: Bear gets jar stuck on head, shot

    Low-tech/No-tech: Bear gets jar stuck on head, shot

    DISCLAIMER: This story has nothing to do with gadgets or technology. A wild bear in Minnesota got a jar stuck on his head, wandered fifty miles over six days through the forest, and then finally stumbled out in to the middle of Frazee – about 10 minutes from where my family’s cabin is located — during the city’s annual “Turkey Days” celebration. You’ve… Read More

  • Bierstick: Two beers in under two seconds

    Bierstick: Two beers in under two seconds

    Straight out of my hometown of Minneapolis comes the Bierstick, a $20 apparatus that you fill with two cans of Busch Light, prop against a wall, then use to propel said Busch Light down your gullet in less than two seconds. I’m overflowing with pride. It’s perfect for people who find shotgunning a single beer in five seconds to be too time consuming. I mean, come on, everyone’s… Read More

  • Cabela's 'Monster Bass' now available for PS2

    Cabela's 'Monster Bass' now available for PS2

    As the only CrunchGear writer born and raised in Minnesota, I’m pretty sure I got assigned to write this under the assumption that I enjoy bass fishing. Well, I don’t. I don’t really enjoy any type of fishing. I find the smell, the hand-slicing gills, and the lack of reliable internet access or power sources on the open water to be somewhat of an annoyance. Plenty of people from… Read More