On a recent sunny morning Biftu Merdassa stood by the plate glass window of Global Braids, a business she scrimped and saved to start six years ago in a space just off University Avenue in St. Paul.
Updated: October 17, 2011, - 07:37 PM
Courtney Lee Johnson is innocent.
Updated: October 12, 2011, - 10:54 AM
Walking through the crowds on what they called "The People's Plaza" during the Minnesota version of Occupy Wall Street, I was reminded once again that democracy is a messy thing, and often poorly dressed.
Updated: October 08, 2011, - 11:21 PM
Good Earth, Bad Karma?
Updated: October 04, 2011, - 10:34 PM
Over the weekend, St. Cloud State University hosted a football game. Alumni were encouraged to return to campus. There were barbecue stands and some super-fun events, such as face painting.
Updated: October 03, 2011, - 09:37 PM
They say politics makes for strange bedfellows. The same might be said about religion.
Updated: September 27, 2011, - 11:36 PM
This Georgia gem serves up the sweet life, complete with languid parks, hipster art, historic architecture and fried chicken.
Updated: September 25, 2011, - 09:34 AM
They were just teenagers from a very foreign culture passing a cold winter afternoon in a very American way, cruising the streets of their neighborhood in a big red Crown Vic -- of course -- the car of taxi hacks and movie cops. Three Somali boys, getting a chance in the promised land, but looking for trouble.
Updated: September 24, 2011, - 05:15 PM
A couple of weeks ago Surly Brewing Co. got a lot of attention because it is looking for a site to house a sparkling new $20 million "destination brewery" that will include a restaurant and event center. This is made possible by a new law that allows pints of beer to be sold at breweries in Minnesota, just like in many civilized countries.
Updated: September 20, 2011, - 09:38 PM