The first time Jim Bertram hopped on his bicycle to commute to work in the dead of winter, he didn’t have any anti-frosting goggles, polypropylene leggings or extra-wide tires. They didn’t exist. That’s because the St. Cloud man started biking year-round 30 years ago.
Updated: January 26, 2015, - 04:14 PM
A Danish beer maker's marketing campaign capitalizes on a study that found that drinking increases creativity — at least, at first. The effect exists only until the drinker’s blood alcohol level reaches 0.075 percent; after that, things start going downhill fast.
Updated: January 26, 2015, - 03:56 PM
For the next three weeks, no matter what goes wrong, we’re off the hook, blame-wise anyway. At 9:54 a.m. Wednesday, Mercury is going into retrograde, a phenomenon during which the planet appears to move backward across the sky. Even more important, according to many astrologists, it also makes things go wrong.
Updated: January 19, 2015, - 03:25 PM
If you buy the theory that Google searches reflect our moods, then spring and fall -- not winter -- are the times of the year that we're the most miserable.
Updated: January 06, 2015, - 08:25 PM
The last time the Gophers played in a New Year’s Day bowl game was in 1962, and Andy Dyrdal was there. He'll be in Orlando on Thursday.
Updated: December 31, 2014, - 09:37 AM
As the longtime president of the Minneapolis chapter of the NAACP, he was on the front lines of the civil rights struggles of the 1960s and ’70s, in his own community and beyond.
Updated: December 26, 2014, - 04:47 PM
A former Republican Party chair and the first woman elected to the state Senate on her own merits, she was a master organizer and indefatigable champion for Rochester.
Updated: December 26, 2014, - 04:29 PM
It’s time to quit playing around if you want to see the popular “Toys of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s” exhibit at the Minnesota History Center. The show is closing Jan. 4.
Updated: December 17, 2014, - 05:25 PM
Celebrations commemorating the winter solstice are growing in popularity in the Twin Cities.
Updated: December 15, 2014, - 03:25 PM