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The shop on University Avenue in St. Paul has supplied tinkerers, inventors and artists for more than half a century.
These local women are building community and getting comfortable in the driver's seat.
When you put a preschool and a senior living facility together, kids gain skills while older adults gain purpose.
Blowing underwater kisses, communing with sting rays and making magic happen is part of the job for a professional mermaid.
The Twin Cities has become a nexus for the body positivity movement, with plus-size pool parties, adventure camps and yoga classes.
Dr. Leslie Reed has created a dentistry practice, cultivated a specialty in turtle shell repair and built a training program at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota.
To adults, the summer break seems ideal, but it can be unsettling for kids. Here's how to identify and deal with summer anxiety.
Decades after she retired from the foreign service, even after her 100th birthday had come and gone, Brynhild (Brynnie) Rowberg stayed up to date on…
Artsy, thrifty "visible mending" movement encourages folks to repair clothes by hand.
Women are working to build a supportive community as pastime regains popularity.
NONFICTION: Award-winning book exposes the myths of domestic violence through moving in-depth portraits.
A weekend-long event celebrating architecture and civic pride comes to Minneapolis May 18-19.
A Twin Cities dad is challenging families to pledge to ditch devices for national Screen-Free Week.
Connection is key to raising boys into good men, new book argues
Greeters will get a "front-of-the-line" pass during civic fest.
A Marie Kondo-inspired increase in donated goods has "thrifters" teaching others the resale ropes.
NONFICTION: A journalist explores the implications of hiring someone to help care for her kids so she can continue to work.
Apps and wearables track naps, sunlight exposure and much more. Some parents find the data reassuring, but pediatricians and privacy experts are raising concerns.
A new pop-up installation at MOA is Instagram-worthy, but it isn't exactly cheap.
A winter storm warning was in effect until 1 p.m. Sunday for much of central, southern and western Minnesota, including the Twin Cities.
FeMNist Day aims to boost economic empowerment for women and nonbinary folks.
“Dynamite comes in small packages,” Manuel Melendez Jr. liked to tell his kids. That’s what the 5-foot-6 amateur boxer, printer and community activist would say…
28 days, 3,000 participants, no added sugar: Here are some lessons from the Star Tribune's 28-Day Sugar-Free Challenge.
Here's how to move forward — and feel good about it — after the 28-Day Sugar-Free Challenge.
Kick sugar to the curb with the Star Tribune's 28-day challenge.
Aren't dates sugar bombs? Is stevia ok?Many readers have been asking these and other excellent questions during our 28-Day Sugar-Free Challenge, as we work…
On Valentine's Day, Americans revel in our love for candy. But some are saying no to their sweet tooth.
Filmmaker guzzled sugar for 60 days to test its impact.
A body processes fructose from sources such as honey and maple syrup just as it does fructose from regular table sugar.
Sugar goes by many names. Here's how to avoid hidden added sugars in packaged food.
Falen Bonsett, Sarah Edwards and other prominent women will share stories and take on trolls.
Advice by parents for parents acknowledges the frustration, stress and wacky joys of raising children.
FICTION: Funny, wise and magical debut novel pays homage to "1,001 Nights."
Aufguss basics What it is: A German sauna wellness ritual, with essential oils and a “sauna meister” guiding the experience and tending the heat. Where…
This sauna experience combines high heat (like a Finnish sauna) with lots of steam (like a Russian banya), with some aromatherapy mixed in.
Website's hygge tally ranks the Twin Cities third in the nation. How can that be?
CBD, a cannabis compound, is in everything from gumdrops to bath bombs.
From plush dolls to craft kits, give the gift of a locally-made toy this year.
FICTION: A man looks back on his childhood, trying to understand why his mother fled the family.
Tired of decorative rather than practical clothing, more women are demanding deep and plentiful pockets.
Duchess Harris' books address complicated and often overlooked issues.
Family members are more likely than neighbors or co-workers to be political adversaries.
Neighbors dish up dinner to spur conversations, in hopes of bridging race, class and cultural divides.
Help wanted in managing life's day-to-day struggles.
Once a cult craze, bullet journaling is now a global phenomenon as people use creative planning to deal with anxiety, attention disorders and organizational challenges.
Here's one author's plan for loving (almost) every minute.
One year after the #MeToo era began, Minnesota women are still making their voices heard.
Felt letter boards are replacing chalkboards to mark milestones and add ever-changing inspirational quotes to your Instagram photos.
The whole family will enjoy these rustic cabins — but first you have to earn it.
The gourds will be glimmering from within by LED lights every night through Halloween as part of the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular.
The hit musical "Hamilton" has lots of young fans. Popular day camps are giving Minnesota kids a chance to sing and dance along.
Somali-American public health advocate promotes appreciation of dark skin.
The first Minnesota girls to join Cub Scouts are going to campouts and pack meetings as a 108-year-old organization bets on change.
Minneapolis foodie Stephanie A. Meyer has found a following serving up paleo-friendly menus.
Parents share their tips to get kids moving in the morning and back on schedule.
Members bring their own horses and put in 13-hour days during the fair's run.
For some, the biggest challenge is finding a fresh way to capture Minnesota's "photogenic" get-together.
At this "adventure playground," some parents see danger. Kids just see fun.
Reusse, who writes a sports column for the Star Tribune, shared the news via Twitter on Friday. Soucheray is a Pioneer Press columnist.
The craft that once filled homes with owls and plant hangers has a modern twist.
The rib joint was famous for feeding Prince when he lived around the corner.
As laws are relaxed, more Minnesotans are foraging in parks for edible wild plants.
Small towns such as Hallock, Minn., are developing their own "brands" in hopes of luring visitors and locals who have left.
To cut down on garbage, local "zero wasters" are changing everything from how they shop to what they eat.
Drive, don't walk, to the Minnesota hometowns of Red Wing boots and Sven Clogs.