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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.
A property manager near the Minneapolis park for nearly four decades, she was remembered as genuine and passionate, a doer and a quiet advocate.
The Hollywood celebrity had some funny questions for locals: "Do you do fishing? Is that like one of the activities you do?"
For possibly the first time ever, the University of Minnesota will host a one-student graduation ceremony Monday.
The election has been over for months, but the rancor it spawned among families, friends and couples is not fading.
On Thursday, Como is partnering with Animal Planet as it begins a 10-hour livestream of life inside the zoo.
The 89th annual Academy Awards was awash with Hollywood A-listers who mastered the sartorial minefield. As for the rest? You be the judge. Scroll through…
Oscar nominees wear blue ribbons on red carpet to support ACLU.
Over a nine-hour span, Twin Cities women lined up to get the exact same tattoo.
It's all downhill from here as singles look for a match on Afton's ski lifts.
The popular anchor slipped on an icy patch while on assignment, sidelining him for weeks.
To combat the pressure that Feb. 14 can put on romantic relationships, ladies around the world — single or not — are reserving Feb. 13 as a day to honor their besties.
Speak to any of Mike Bjerkesett’s friends or family members and each one will come up with a different way to describe him: “Humble.” “Charming.”…
Selfie culture prompts preventive approach by a generation of younger users.
"We've come a long way, and we could lose it in a heartbeat," said one protester about the election of Donald Trump. Police say between 90,000 and 100,000 people attended the march.
New event combines City of Lakes Loppet Ski Festival, the St. Paul Winter Carnival and the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships, plus outdoor movies, dining and a sauna.
Got an icy windshield and no scraper? No problem. This video shows how a little ingenuity and a hockey skate can get the job done.
The Obama family will rent a mansion located just two miles from the White House.
Jodi Livon, who calls herself "The Happy Medium" and an intuitive coach, is a psychic medium who claims to have a special ability that she uses to help others gain insight and closure.
A diamond may be forever, but for some people, that rule doesn't always apply to the wedding ring.
The ambitious light display blinks to the tune of "Purple Rain."
Mentor “Duke” Addicks, Jr. was always curious about the bit of Cherokee in his blood. As a child, he visited his grandmother’s farm in the…
She said provider accused of hanging child could be depressed. Police say the 16-month-old is doing fine.
There's often more to your favorite celebrities than meets the eye. Here is a closer look at the generous aspirations of five local notables.
Minnesota has quite a few sports mascots roaming around this time of year, so obviously we ranked them.
A master carver dishes on her tips and tricks, and even shows us how to make a Prince pumpkin.
Women are using social media to shine a light on the pervasiveness of rape culture.
The sharing economy moves into a new niche: dinner. Can this writer get over the quease factor of swapping food with strangers?
KDWB's Dave Ryan was blasted on social media Tuesday after a video of him being rude to a restaurant server made the rounds on the internet.
An abundance of office snacks and good salaries make it a great time to be a millennial worker in Minneapolis.
Hair and makeup Pimples, be gone! More seniors are hiring professional makeup artists to airbrush them to look as if they’ve stepped off the set…
Little Canadians reject list of America's most unusual town names.
Jaxon Anderson weaved a web of awesomeness for his senior photo shoot.
For families across the state, the annual back-to-school ritual is much more than a set of new pencils and a shiny new lunchbox: It's a change in routine, a chance for a fresh start. "It's a much anticipated time of the year in this household," said Alissa Loren, a mother of three who lives in Ramsey. "I love the back-to-school feeling, and being able to go through it with my own kids brings me right back to my childhood." Whether your children are excitedly entering kindergarten or are seasoned school vets with a few years under their backpacks, celebrate the first day of school by adding one of these A-plus traditions, shared by local families, to your routines.
The Catholic Church says women cannot be ordained as priests, but Anne Patrick was never one to take “no” for an answer. Throughout her career…
A luxury hotel package has all the tailgating essentials for Vikings games: a concierge, champagne and a limo.
What's it like to play bridge with Bill Gates and Warren Buffett? A local man found out last week.
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