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A Minneapolis woman left the security and salary of corporate America to raise hundreds of butterflies in her home.
Move over, Selfie Stick. There’s a new tool in town to capture marriage proposals.
After a decade of climbing the TV ranks, Jerrid Sebesta took a leap and traded fame for family.
With its ample shopping and dining, the Main Street of Stillwater seems as busy as any major downtown this time of year. But the hustle and bustle nestled into the bluffs of the St. Croix River doesn’t feel harried.
For this Mother’s Day, we went into the hearts, homes and minds of five local kids to find out how they see their moms. Grab a Kleenex.
Elizabeth Dehn has tested nearly every self-tanning formula under the sun. Here are her picks for the best fake tan solutions for a perfect summer look.
On Hollywood’s biggest night, the fashion stakes are sky high. Who got it right?
For the first time ever, more women than men have driver’s licenses nationwide. This gender gap reversal means safer roads and less pollution, according to a study.
Patric Richardson has managed to fall in love with one of the most hated chores in American households. And he’s making it his mission to help others conquer the laundry beast with gusto.
At the Minnesota Miss Amazing Pageant for special-needs girls, there will be crowns awarded, flowers handed out, evening gowns worn and interview questions answered. It’s a pageant like any other, yet like none other.
Laundry is a chore that most people love to hate. But with a few of Patric Richardson’s sanity-saving tips, it doesn’t have to be.…
Minnesota isn’t exactly a place that comes to mind when you think of watches, but maybe it should be. Leo Padron is doing his part to revive local watchmaking.
When the editor of Minnesota Bride magazine asks you to plan and style her wedding, you pull out all the stops.
New Minneapolis-based website the Patchery makes customizing children’s clothes as easy as a few mouse clicks.
Ben Ransom of Lanona Shoe Co. on footwear, the American-made movement and his grandfather’s advice.
Who’s to say you have to wear a corsage to prom? This year, expect flowers — feathers and rhinestones, too — to show up in unexpected places.
Ben Ransom of Lanona Shoe Co. on footwear, the American-made movement and his grandfather’s advice.
Minnesota’s Red Dress Collection is pushing women’s heart health into the spotlight with an all-red runway show at Loews Hotel in Minneapolis.
Forget about the acceptance speeches. The burning question on everyone’s mind is: What will the 2015 Oscar nominees wear to the big show?
Time will tell, but Target’s newest clothing line — Ava & Viv — could be a game-changer for the woefully underserved plus-sized fashion market.
Jennifer Carnahan spent 15 years climbing the corporate ladder at some of the top Fortune 500 companies, including General Mills, McDonald’s and Ecolab. Despite her success, Carnahan said, she needed more style in her life.
Exhausted by social media’s obsession with model motherhood, some women are embracing the wink-wink idea of being a “bad mom” to show what parenting is really like.
On television, the spectrum of motherhood ranges from complete angel to very complicated villain. Harriet Nelson: Rarely left the kitchen except to greet the kids…
Something old. Something new. Something borrowed. Something short? More brides are ditching their long, heavy princess gowns in favor of something more economical and comfortable.…
Rapping about fashion with the rising St. Paul MC.
St. Paul rapper Joshua Evans — aka Dem Atlas — is a poet, a painter and a lover of Sarah McLachlan’s emotional music. He dishes on his “grunge meets neo-punk” style.
A backlash has bubbled up against the whimsical world of Elf on the Shelf.
Coca-Cola enters premium dairy market with Fairlife.
Sara Rogers, trend specialist for the Mall of America, helps us break down five key women’s hat styles that are perfect for this time of year.
If the season’s party invites leave you scratching your head, fret no more. Our holiday-party lookbook has you covered — from a casual night out to a dressed-up affair.
Sarah Edwards caught local fashionistas by surprise with I Am Mpls! in 2010, her annual fashion-focused variety show that integrates music, art, comedy, food and a runway show featuring nonprofessional models.
An Edina woman has amassed one of the world’s largest private bead collections — and designed a dress you have to see to believe.
Free clothes, an adoring fan base and thousands of “likes”: How Chelsea Lankford blogged herself to social media stardom.
Forecast calls for up to 10 inches of snow, January-like temps and hazardous driving.
As the Twin Cities area’s version of Fashion Week comes to a close, one show is promising a New York-style finale, MN4MN Fashion. We caught up with the event's creative director Ini Iyamba to find out what we can expect from MN4MN.
A Minneapolis man has spent decades crisscrossing the country on his trusty scooter. At 80, he shows no signs of slowing down — or speeding up. "The slower you go, the more you see,” he says.
Older pros offer hard-earned wisdom to help incoming college students navigate their new world.
Minnesotans are putting a tidal wave of imagination into their pontoons — from luxe water slides to pirate planks.
Rock ‘n’ roll is not dead. Just ask Paul Anthony, who is styling an entire fashion show for Macy’s Glamorama to bring out the rocker in all of us.
Athletes, musicians and VIPs showed their support at Starkey Hearing Foundation’s “So the World May Hear” Gala at the St. Paul RiverCentre Sunday.
Already this summer, festival-goers have been outfitting themselves in the name of comfort. We found plenty of inspiration at local boutiques to get you ready for a music and fashion-filled weekend at the Basilica Block Party.
Dissatisfied with community playgrounds, parents of special-needs kids are helping to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to create spaces where everyone can play.
The season's hottest swimwear trends go well beyond the classic string bikini. Here are a few of our favorite looks.
“Project Runway” returns for Season 13 on July 24, and Twin Cities fashion designer Tim Navarro has made the cut, it was announced Tuesday. He is the sixth local designer to compete on the show.
The crop top craze is continuing into the summer, but let’s be honest, not everyone can pull off the midriff-baring look. The good news is you can take part in this summery trend without showing any skin at all.
When one of the most fashionable men in local TV news dons your handmade pocket square during a morning newscast, you know you’re onto something.
The animal had a leg wound that is thought to be from shots by Savage police last months.
In these business casual times, here are some tips for what college grads should wear to their first job interviews.
Wearing a uniform isn’t for everyone, but it suits Jake Rudh. He’s one of the best-known DJs in the Twin Cities, and his vintage wardrobe…
In her first 100 days in office, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges has shown that women can possess a serious sense of fashion and still be taken seriously.
Local fashion designer Emma Berg gives teen girls custom prom gowns – and a chance for them to express themselves through their designs.
MNfashion announced its decision to continue promoting local fashion events and initiatives.The nonprofit organization has been on hiatus since January after taking some time to…
From frilly frocks to a new spin on the coat and tie, these looks work for any special spring occasion.
Joan Vorderbruggen is the queen of thrifting. She’s also an artist, writer, performer, fashion designer and the new cultural arts coordinator for the Hennepin Theatre…
“The Biggest Loser” star is on the road, hoping her “Maximize Your Life” tour sets off a few light bulbs in her audience. In the show, the fitness expert said her message is as much about shedding psychological baggage as excess pounds.
Today's prom trends are channeling classic looks of fashion's past. Local teens share their plans, dreams and tips for how to turn heads.
Onstage and off, Dessa exudes an aura of classic cool -- not by dressing up, but by dressing down.
The stars at the Oscars are usually on their best behavior — stylishly speaking. Nevertheless, there were plenty of dresses worth debating. And two snarky voices are better than one.
At Sunday’s Red Dress Collection fashion show, a lineup of news anchors, radio personalities and fitness stars used their pulling power to raise money and awareness for heart disease.
Local celebs and fashion designers teamed up at the Red Dress Collection fashion show to raise awareness for heart disease in women. As they hit…
What to wear? At the Grammys, some stars donned several options. Let's high-five the hits, and mourn the misses, as we review the loudest outfit changes at the Grammys.
A bitter blast of winter weather blew across much of Minnesota Sunday afternoon, canceling school classes again and leaving many residents shivering as utilities urged customers to conserve natural gas.
When the Metrodome shuts its doors, in-line skaters will lose their winter oasis – and the sport's popularity will likely take another hit.
While technology can shield us from unwanted conversation, the holidays are a time to put down the cellphone and pick up the banter.
Two Twin Cities boutiques, taking a cue from a popular online service, now offer cash-conscious women just-off-the-runway looks.
No longer reserved for lumberjacks and urban hipsters, beards are moving into the mainstream.
Is your beard the best it can be? We tagged along for a makeover at Heimie’s Haberdashery.
These days, success in the workplace often means adapting to advances in new technology. But your personal style can be just as important.
For some Halloween fanatics, a store-bought costume is just downright frightening. Take a ghoulish gaze at these DIY aficionados who obsess over their homemade creations.
No matter the age, Halloween brings out the craftiest of spirits. These do-it-yourself costume makers say there’s no better way to celebrate than by making their own.
Stay vital in the workplace, even if you're not the youngest employee. Our three-part series shows you how you can adjust your attitude, keep your technical skills up and stay in style.
After a last-minute cancellation, a Moorhead bride donated her wedding reception to a local charity for a giant Halloween party.
Children with Down syndrome and their families have found an oasis of support at GiGi’s Playhouse.
Test scores and rowdy students are always on a teacher's mind. Another concern of the day? What to wear.
We have those über-trendy fall plaids on our mind right now, but in fashion, it’s never too early to ask, “What’s next?”