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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.
Seller of the Ragnar-themed motorcycle says he originally bought it 18 years ago.
The grocery store giant opened its second store with a clothing boutique just last week.
An active Minnesota mom coaxed her baby's arrival with a wakesurf session that has been viewed more than 14,000 times on Instagram.
Never mind those slights concerning grape salads (2014), honeycrisp apples (2015) and that dating debacle earlier (2013). Your "36 Hours in Minneapolis" is certainly helping us forget.
Generation sexless: Millennials are having less sex than any generation in 60 years.
Maplewood bicycle repairman believes all children, no matter their abilities, should be able to ride a bike.
The main response to vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine at the Democratic National Convention last night? He is everyone's dad.
Uber has chosen to deliver locally made Jonny Pops frozen treats to Twin Cities dwellers as part of its #UberIceCream marketing ploy.
If you ever wanted a house where the walls, ceiling, floors, curtains and furniture match perfectly, now's your chance.
Imagine coming across an alligator while enjoying a bike ride through the Brainerd lakes area
Minnesotans are gathering in hordes for this "Pokémon Go" thing. In case you've been living under a rock the past few days, yes, this is a thing.
"Pokémon Go," the new augmented reality mobile game that sends people from their couches and out on the streets in hopes of capturing creatures in their neighborhoods, has become a global phenomenon since it launched last week.
Using Google Trends and no viewership data whatsoever, CableTV.com broke down the reality TV love state-by-state.
Thousands tell their story online with hopes of changing not just the conversation, but the culture.
Long after the glory days of air travel disappeared, Robert Reardon exemplified just how glamorous flying could be. Passengers stopped wearing suits and fine dresses,…
While most people still associate the choreographed dance-based workout with leotards and leg warmers, there's none of that here.
One of the most hated weeds among yard lovers has found a place in the wine cellar.
The Minnesota-made video game that kids loved to hate has been inducted into the hall of fame.
More than 80 percent of Minnesota mothers with children under 18 are in the labor force, and the Midwest leads the nation in that statistic.
Want a pair of specs a la Prince? Head to the W Minneapolis at the Foshay Tower.
Prince was more than a musical virtuoso; he was a veritable style magnate. Onstage and off, his style transcended narrow gender constructs and pushed boundaries…
Busy schedules, a need for instant gratification and the ever-replenishing well of the Internet have made it harder than ever to get to a second date.
I was reluctant to relocate from south Minneapolis to the suburbs. I couldn’t see how leaving behind my favorite lakeside running trails, walkable coffee shops…
Minnesota's music icon is apparently feeling much better.
Could dinner really be as close as our backyards and alleyways? In Japan, hosta is often skinned, parboiled, chopped and served over rice with soy sauce.
What recession? The average cost of weddings has reached an all-time high.
The gap is widening between parents' assumptions and what is really happening.
Shirley Maxwell was known for her antiwar activism, civil rights advocacy and feminist beliefs, but she'll be remembered best for her tenacity and sense…
Want to compete for $500,000 and be on reality TV? CBS is coming in search of contestants.
It all started when Danny Hunter, a St. Paul auto dealer, walked into a Target store and saw a pair of adult-size Superman pajamas.
A Wayzata High School hockey player is getting national attention for giving what many people consider one of the best postgame interviews of all time — and "everything like that."
A photographer from Minnesota is harnessing visual storytelling to help women and girls around the world.
One in 20 children in the United States has a disability, and Tommy Hilfiger wants them to be able to wear the same clothes he creates for other kids.
Everyone wants to know Kate Hudson's secrets for staying in shape inside and out. Except there is no secret, Hudson says. She appears Sunday at the Mall of America.
Minnesotans love to text. But between all of those hashtags and emojis, a new phenomenon has surfaced: passive-aggressive texting.
While cozying up to a stranger might sound weird and paying for it might even sound fishy, cuddle proponents say its benefits are vast.
Target said that by March 15 the majority of stores will have at least one Caroline's Cart, and many will have more, depending on guests' needs.
A principal's letter to parents asking them to stop wearing pajamas to school struck a nerve.
Skating is part of the fabric of growing up in Minnesota, and I racked my brain trying to figure out how I would give my daughter this experience. Did I promise her the impossible?
A local woman's jewelry designs have grabbed the attention of presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.
Wildlife officials have recovered giant goldfish, piranha, Amazonian catfish, koi and even a caiman — a reptile related to alligators — from Minnesota waterways.
Don Hamann usually had a deck of cards in his back pocket and a cribbage board in his back seat. So it came as no…
A bird that normally makes its home in the Arctic has made a rare and unexpected stopover in Duluth.
A 92-year-old Vikings super fan has sewn colorful stockings for more than 100 family members as a holiday tradition.
Police are investigating whether the popular game was a factor in the accident that killed two Lakeville South High teens.
A St. Louis Park nonprofit is working to create a hospice center where children can go to live while they die.
Henry, Violet and Eleanor are officially passe. The hottest new baby names are inspired by Instagram filters.
Wild fans eat it up when groom dabs burger drippings from her chin – and it's caught on video.
Thanksgiving isn't a Norman Rockwell painting for everyone, but that's what makes it the most American of holidays. These are a few Minnesotans' moments of Thanksgiving. Share yours.
A new Twin Cities nonprofit is providing teen moms with starter kits to parenthood, including a cardboard box for their babies to sleep in.
For some kids, what's scary about Halloween has less to do with the tricks and everything to do with the treats.
If you're looking to squeeze in a family trip before the snow flies, catch the spectacular show of fall color with a trip to Mankato. Getting there is part of the fun.
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.
What to do with a pile of barely worn maternity clothes? Sure, you could sell them or donate them. Or, you could have someone come to your house and pay you to take your unwanted clothes.
Employees are being lured away from telecommuting by offices featuring food, fun and flexibility.
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.
219,050 VIEWS: After a decade of climbing the TV ranks, Jerrid Sebesta took a leap and traded fame for family.
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