They came by the hundreds to the old Hewson House in south Minneapolis over the weekend, marveling at the dark chocolate woodwork, the beveled glass entry and the ornate fireplaces. Monie Tillman even stopped by to see the house where her grandparents, Mary and Anton Tillman, raised an army of kids and foster kids in the warren of rooms scattered on the second and third floors.
Updated: May 03, 2011, - 12:19 AM
Lutheran from Africa with local roots gets free eye surgery.
Updated: April 23, 2011, - 08:57 PM
So you own a luxury home on Gull Lake, or perhaps just a log cabin on a rural backwater. The kids have grown and moved away, and you don't use it so much anymore. Yet the taxes keep rising, the mortgage is still due and you decide to place an ad with one of those online sites such as Vacation Rentals By Owner (VRBO) in the hope of renting the place to some nice family to earn a little cash.
Updated: April 19, 2011, - 07:15 PM
The debate about the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Hennepin County District Court last week featured dueling ornithologists, tree huggers, "vertical structure experts," corporate pencil pushers, ovenbird collision studies, cellphone coverage maps, warbler carcass counts and lots of biome-speak.
Updated: April 18, 2011, - 09:18 PM
In 1904, journalist Upton Sinclair went undercover in a Chicago meatpacking plant to document the lives of impoverished workers. He...
Updated: April 13, 2011, - 07:01 AM
This was supposed to be one of the happiest weeks of their lives. Their new, 17-month-old child, Joe, was waiting for them in China. Their other son, Henry, was eager to see his brother, who will share his bedroom.
Updated: April 10, 2011, - 07:31 AM
ST. CHARLES, MINN. - Roger the Park Ranger was leading me on a short hike through Whitewater State Park in southeastern Minnesota when he stooped down to pick up what he naively called "sticks."
Updated: April 04, 2011, - 10:00 PM
Spring is coming, and then summer. If you are so worn down by winter that you doubt me, I would like to introduce you to Jerry Haugen of Minnetonka, who is as much an arbiter of seasonal change as the red robin and the crocus.
Updated: March 29, 2011, - 09:28 PM
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker never met Mike Struck. Nor have most of the politicians who are demonizing public employees in order to advance their own careers and agendas.
Updated: March 26, 2011, - 10:50 PM