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Everyone is aware of the demands placed on students before the academic school year ends. But what about the parents?
As attitudes about adoption have shifted, celebrations the day before Mother's Day -- Birth Mother's Day -- honor the women who made families possible.
It's Jacob who taught Kari and Kirk Olavson, and many others, to look for what they call "sparks of joy."
Logging off the ubiquitous social media network may be harder than you think.
Millennials are hiring house cleaners to help achieve a better work/life balance.
For many parents, planning their kids' summer break is a mind-boggling affair.
Prior Lake's Becca Kufrin appears on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" for her first sit-down interview since "The Bachelor."
During this brutal flu season, a growing number of people are turning to elderberry syrup as a natural remedy. But does it really work?
Will fan-favorite Becca Kufrin bring home the Neil Lane diamond engagement ring?
Like most dogs, Oliver is not a fan of having his nails trimmed, so his owner devised a viral-worthy plan.
The contest submissions are as sweet as the cookies.
A Facebook post showed the dog waiting for someone, anyone to come read to him at a White Bear Lake library.
The volunteer group heads to homeless shelters, and senior and low-income housing complexes with sewing machines several times a month.
The winner of Food Network's "Cupcake Wars" called it a geode cake.
Zucker's "Overtime" will explore the personal lives of pro athletes.
During the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s, the creative wizardry of John Gantert lured thousands of people to downtown Minneapolis for Dayton’s famed…
A new Twin Cities nonprofit is providing teen moms with starter kits to parenthood, including a cardboard box for their babies to sleep in.
Getting married in the offseason means a beautiful wintry backdrop for photos, and some cost savings, too.
Ninety-nine-year-old Millie Wall, now considered the best Vikings' good luck charm of all time, is going to the Super Bowl.
A Facebook event calls for people to dress up like birds and run into the glass at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Will one of the Vikings' oldest fans help them bring home the victory on Sunday?
The former Fox News host is urging underprivileged women to speak out in the fight against sexual harassment and domestic violence.
"If your slice is shaped like a triangle, it's not Minnesota-style pizza," said Red Savoy's president Reed Daniels.
The local TV reporter is helping high-risk mothers have a more comfortable long-term hospital stay.
The charitable stunt stunned shoppers, and angered mall security.
The comedian appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" touting female empowerment while wearing a shirt from My Sister.
The Grain Belt Beer sign has been dark for years, but is ready to shine again.
Mikayla Holmgren widens the door for pageant inclusiveness, wins pageant awards for her spirit, courage and enthusiasm.
The Anoka native says America is at a tipping point for dismantling the culture of sexual harassment.
Radio star Chris Hawkey on his lifelong struggles with depression: "I'm a broken individual just like so many other people out there."
She filled her own obituary with advice, and the Fargo-Moorhead community honored her by hanging their holiday lights early.
They will plan meals, change diapers, walk dogs, run errands, tidy the house and care for babies at night so that new parents can sleep.
Airport wants to take the fear out of flying for people with special needs.
Little Canadians reject list of America's most unusual town names.
Mikee, 'the last legal pet monkey in Minnesota,' dies at 19.
A master carver dishes on her tips and tricks, and even shows us how to make a Prince pumpkin.
On Monday night, 300-pound retired defensive tackle Esera Tuaolo traded knocking over football opponents for stunning the judges during the season premiere of NBC's "The Voice."
Taylor Sieve, 19, wowed the judges on Monday night, cementing her spot in the final four.
Due to cooler temperatures outside, the snake may not be doing well.
How one mom's effort to simplify her daughter's back-to-school shopping turned into a lesson for both.
With a birth certificate to prove it, Ed Mosiman is something of a State Fair legend.
When you're Minnesota Nice, honking comes with internal conflict.
A couple who got married at Mall of America after knowing each other for just five minutes are saying 'I do' again, this time amid a terminal cancer diagnosis.
The TV personality is promoting his Minnesota appearance in a Facebook video wearing Vikings purple.
The head butter maker for one of the last independently owned creameries in the state died July 25.
Eva Igo, 14, is one of three dancers still standing in the TV competition — and will learn her fate tonight.
A key event that makes the local support scene unique is HazelFest, a sober music festival taking place Saturday at Hazelden.
The Guardian released video showing Justine Damond saving ducklings from a storm drain just weeks before her shooting death by a Minneapolis police officer.
Ken Brown wasn't expected to live until May so the U held a special ceremony in March.
We've rounded up the top 10 statues most likely to entice travelers off the Minnesota highway. Some are big, some are weird, but all are worth a stop.
The 23-year-old woman from southern Minnesota caught a possible record-breaking fish that was too big to properly document.
When the Minnesota Children's Museum in St. Paul set out to renovate and expand, Barbara Hahn, the museum's vice president of learning innovation, wondered: "How do we create new exhibits to unleash the power of play?"
The Iron Range town of Chisholm, Minn., is planning to be the epicenter of summer fun for one big day in August, thanks to a 1,000-foot waterslide.
A casual get-together in 2012 has exploded into dozens of events around the country for dads to bond together.
Get ready for to vote for the cutest, furriest mayor ever.
Officially open today, the museum's $30 million makeover gives kids a place to break the rules and explore their wild ideas.
Unlike the $51,500 jacket that First Lady Melania Trump recently wore, Ivanka Trump chose a dress this week that's less than $20 from Target.
It's part of a movement in cosmetic surgery toward cheaper, less invasive therapies targeting smaller areas of the body without going under the knife.
Just days after Ringling Bros. performed its final show, Cirque du Soleil announced its latest high-flying circus production.
The volunteer group hopes to one day place a flag next to every gravestone, which would total 200,000.
Troopers removed the injured man from the car by breaking out the back window.
Maplewood police: "Hey genius, Once Upon A Child thanks you for the clothing donation, but you forgot something in your pant pockets."
"When we saw it coming up, we had no idea what it was," said Joey Piskel, who watched his dad, Joe Piskel, reel it in. "We thought it was a sheep skull or cow jaw until we saw the teeth."
When bride-to-be Jenna Yorkovich's fairytale wedding came to a screeching halt weeks before the big day, she turned her planned walk-down-the-aisle into a happy ending anyway.
Surprise! Minnesota's northern city comes in at No. 1 on Fitbit's new list of rankings.
The beloved candy emporium on Hwy. 169 is adding an 85,000-pound, 60-foot space planetarium.
The one-time Prince hopeful considered quitting music after his dad died of a heart attack.
Fidget spinners are the latest craze to hit classrooms, playgrounds and social media. But some schools say the spinning has gotten out of control.
Oh, Canada. That was pretty cool.
Reminiscent of every child's elementary school playground days, the jeans appear to have been smeared with mud on the knees, thighs and crotch. But they will cost you.
The former piano bar and restaurant has been built entirely out of Legos.
When Mikayla Holmgren takes the stage later this year, it will be a first for the Minnesota contest and, as far as pageant officials know, the country.
A prank turned the Saints into the Duck Duck Gray Ducks.
The brand-new drink changes colors and flavors.
People have begun "celebrating" their splits with so-called divorce cakes.
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