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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.
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.
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