I like to look at local newspapers of cities I'm going to visit to get a feel for the town. Here's a link to the StarTribune
The picture of the paper in this tip was added a few years ago and we in fact now have a new Twins stadium in downtown Minneapolis, opening April 2010. I hope to go to a game this year some time and have some pictures along with a new Sports tip once I do. Maybe the Twins will have better luck against the Yankees in our new stadium.
Don't even think about trying to buy a bottle of rum at 10pm on a Wednesday. Following are liquor store hours in Minneapolis:
Monday through Thursday: Open til 8:00 PM
Friday and Saturday: Open til 10:00 PM
Sundays: Not open
On Sundays, Twin Citians will drive to the Wisconsin border if they're running low on beer. It's about a 30-45 minute drive from Minneapolis to the border, quicker if you're coming from St. Paul. Liquor stores are mixed in with strip malls right on the border.