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Supreme Court rejects MyPillow CEO's defamation lawsuit appeal

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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell attends a "Save America" rally in Warren, Michigan, on Oct. 1. Photo: Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell to consider the defamation case lodged against him by voting machine company Dominion Voting Systems.

Driving the news: Dominion Voting Systems filed a $1.3 billion lawsuit against Lindell in February 2021, alleging that Lindell — an ally of former President Donald Trump — helped promote the baseless conspiracy theory that the company's voting machines were rigged in favor of President Biden in the 2020 election.

Twin Cities sees rise in cocktail prices

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Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Diners returning to restaurants are feeling sticker shock as they open cocktail menus filled with $14 to $16 drinks.

Driving the news: Alcoholic beverage prices in the Twin Cities metro were up 6.2% year-over-year in July, according to the most recent consumer price index.

Nick Halter
12 hours ago - Real Estate

Minneapolis sees spike in new building permits

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Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Minneapolis has issued more permits for new housing this year than the next four cities in the metro combined.

By the numbers: Building permits were issued for 3,019 units in Minneapolis in 2022, according to Housing First Minnesota, which represents builders and remodelers. The city is responsible for about 18.5% of metro housing starts to date.

7 pumpkin patches to visit in Minnesota this fall

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Photo by Paul Bersebach/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images.

Picking the perfect pumpkin is a fall staple, and there are plenty of farms around the Twin Cities to visit this year.

  • Here are seven farms open now for U-pick pumpkins and other fun family activities.
Nick Halter
Sep 30, 2022 - Sports

Gophers could crack top 15 ranking with homecoming win

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Gophers cornerback Ryan Stapp (22) celebrates a sack with his teammates during a win over Michigan State. Photo: Adam Ruff/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Gophers have steamrolled into this Saturday's homecoming game against Purdue and have a chance to crack a top 15 ranking with a win.

State of play: Minnesota is 4-0 and has outscored its opponents 183 to 24. The starting defensive unit has not given up a touchdown all year.

Hot homes: 5 houses for sale in the Twin Cities starting at $325K

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1536 Scheffer Ave. Photo: Spacecrafting, courtesy of Dzurik Property Twins

Signs of a cooling market persist in the Twin Cities, as sales fell and home price growth slowed in August, per new data from Minneapolis Area REALTORS.

  • Here are five stunners to kickstart your hunt in this less competitive market.
Nick Halter
Sep 30, 2022 - Sports

Gophers' Mo Ibrahim goes for history

Data: Sports Reference; Chart: Erin Davis/Axios Visuals

Gophers running back Mo Ibrahim has a chance to leave the University of Minnesota with all of the team's career rushing records.

  • If things go perfectly, he could also end up in rare Big Ten company.

Catch up fast: Ibrahim is off to a hot start to his senior year. He broke Darrell Thompson's school touchdown record last week and now has Thompson's yardage record in sight.

Uptown Dog Fair and Open Streets: What to do in the Twin Cities this weekend

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Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

🍔 The Borough Block Party in North Loop runs all day Saturday, with burgers from Parlour and an extensive music lineup. Free.