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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.
The Minnesota native and Arizona Cardinals wide receiver "flash funded" the donation, which will cover dozens of requests from 20 Minneapolis schools.
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."
Move over baby teeth keepsakes, placenta art and umbilical cord dreamcatchers. Mothers have found a new way to honor the milestones of their children's lives.
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.
Most office workers stick to a safe rotation of black suits and gray sweaters, but millennials say a dull wardrobe is ruining your chances for a promotion.
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.
Need a little sparkle with your ugly Christmas sweater this season? Try a glitter beard.
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.
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.
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.
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