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The creative economy there attracts national grant money and shows a novel method for reinventing a city.
Jessica Metcalfe is one of the nation's most influential purveyors of American Indian fashion. And she does it all from a small Midwestern town.
This Minneapolis shop owner has three-quarters of a million records — and he's not done collecting yet.
Some of Minnesota's largest arts groups adapt to unexpected cuts in state funding.
As funding shifts, companies' marketing dollars are increasingly important to art institutions' bottom lines.
His current contract expires at the end of the 2018-19 season.
Artcrank's founder celebrates the 10th anniversary of his bike-inspired art show.
At the Rural Arts and Culture Summit, creatives explored their role as cultural translators.
All day, a steady stream of visitors celebrated the Sculpture Garden, a partnership between the Walker Art Center and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, with 17 new works from a new generation of artists, as well as old favorites in new spots. But a sculpture removed from the garden cast a shadow over Saturday's event.
Meeting of elders will be June 25 in Sisseton, S.D.
Sculpture may not be burned after all, Olga Viso says in one of her first interviews since the controversy erupted.
"We were always hoping to bring awareness" through the work but realized it could only be viewed "through the lens of trauma," says Olga Viso.
The decision, reached in agreement with the Dakota, also provokes questions and concerns, with some Minnesotans citing other moments in history when art was destroyed.
These Minnesota designers craft fashionable tees to support their favorite feminist causes.
Minnesota leaders traded thoughts on protecting the state's cultural resources at the second Star Tribune Arts Forum.
At eye level, it's just another laundromat. The only one in the small, historically Norwegian city of Spring Grove, Minn. But look up, and faces stare back.
Ann Marie Hanrahan was busy, first as a partner at a Minneapolis law firm, then as a vice president at 3M. But the attorney always…
How do Minnesota musicians spend their Sundays? For many, it's the week's most important workday.
Fellow classical musicians remember the conductor's contributions to music and culture remembered in an emotional gathering.
The Black and Funny fest showcases a new diversity on the local scene.
Proposal to cut NEA funding would have big impact in the state.
In a new exhibit, artist Leslie Barlow uses a surprising mix of paints to depict interracial couples and families.
Polish emigre became the dean of Minnesota's classical music scene, leading the Minnesota Orchestra for two decades.
The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra is pairing a superstar flutist with nearly 200 community flutists for an unusual concert.
Writing songs gives moms a tool to calm and connect with their children.
What's bedtime like for Syrian refugee children? See the haunting photos at American Swedish Institute
To help people care about a complicated conflict, a Swedish photojournalist focused on child refugees at a vulnerable moment – as they tried to fall asleep.
A Walker spokeswoman declined to give a reason for Fionn Meade's departure, saying it's "his news to share."
"Finland 100" events will travel across the country, with two large festivals in Washington, D.C. But the U.S. celebration starts and ends in Minnesota,
Neurological disorders that attack memory and verbal communication can spare creativity, and in some cases can kick it into overdrive.
The state ranked sixth nationally in the latest round of NEA grants.
Orchestras across the country are banking on the popularity of film scores.
Despite renovation work, two crowd-pleasing exhibitions helped the organization balance its budget.
Bold moves helped the orchestra boost ticket sales, donations in 2016.
Adam Turman's murals and prints are ubiquitous. What's next for the state's most visible artist?
The organization got a boost from ticket sales and hall rentals as it continued recovering from its lockout.
This exhibition is no string of holiday lights. The colorful, luminescent show -- the first of its kind at the Landscape Arboretum -- is immersive and inventive.
A concert featuring music by Poliça and a Berlin-based orchestra is Liquid Music's most ambitious yet.
With a new lobby, restaurant and rooftop pavilion, Walker Art Center tries to fix what some people call a flawed design.
A younger generation brings fresh energy and talent to the 99-year-old northeast Minneapolis arts complex.
Somali hip-hop group Waayaha Cusub, known for its pro-peace lyrics, is working with Minnesota youths during a monthlong visit.
With sales in decline, performing arts groups have re-imagined the multi-show package.
The Rev. Tim Power didn’t lecture or teach. He didn’t quite preach. Instead, he told stories, expertly weaving them through the thousands of homilies he…
A Minnesota native personally investigates the rapidly evolving world of women's sexuality.
Arriving November 2017, "Adiós Utopia" boasts more than 100 works by dozens of artists — offering a complex portrait of life on the island since 1950.
The businesswoman has a long history with the orchestra, and even funded its trip to Cuba.
Fullana will split his duties with Kyu-Young Kim, the orchestra's artistic director and other principal violinist.
Blogger's quest and DNA clue reversed nearly three decades of false starts, missed opportunities, bad tips and dead ends.
"That day in court … there are no words for it," he said Thursday. "It was so long awaited, so necessary and so moving."
"On Oct. 22, 1989, did you kidnap, sexually assault and murder Jacob Wetterling?" Danny Heinrich's answer filled the federal courtroom in Minneapolis with tears and bitter questions.
As residents tried to make sense of the news, they wished that it might offer some closure to Jacob Wetterling's parents, Patty and Jerry, with whom they've worried and hoped for years.
Danny Heinrich, a suspect in Jacob's disappearance 27 years ago, provided authorities with information about the location.
Richard Roach retired from teaching 23 years ago, but he's still passing back "autobiographies" he assigned decades ago.
Pub owner wants to limit casting from Riverwalk; anglers push back
In 1979, a reporter had some fun with Charles Wetherall’s many careers: “He’s been a charter boat captain, photographer, writer, inventor, publisher, designer — and…
"Initial information was that the shooting was related to an intruder in the home ... but that turned out not to be true," Police Chief Monte Nelson said.
New outstate 'memory cafe' modeled after Twin Cities gatherings.
She joins effort to prevent abuse by Catholic priests.
The lab's signature experiment — an enormous detector that captures glimpses of neutrinos fired at northeastern Minnesota from Illinois — recorded its final data in late June.
Professor Stephen Frank started the poll as a class project, a way for his students to understand research methods.Over the years, the St. Cloud State…
In small-town Clinton, Minn., the grant-funded eatery is nearing its four-year end date. Brent Olson never intended to run a small-town cafe.
Dozens of women crowded the homes of fourth-graders Ahmed Hashi and Idris Hussein, whose families live not far from one another in Willmar, to offer the families comfort and prayers.
Danny Heinrich's attorneys had sought the move for his federal trial.
Expansion at Austin facility will add jobs, accelerate cancer research
Court documents filed Wednesday outline similarities between Jacob Wetterling's abduction and a Cold Spring assault.
The loss of a summer tradition is lamented, even as one young Detroit Lakes family bucks the trend.
PIPESTONE, Minn. – The old glass door to Lange’s Cafe has been repaired, its hinges replaced. But not once in 55 years has it…
The suit, filed Wednesday in Stearns County District Court, claims that Danny Heinrich grabbed Jared Scheierl, forced him into his car and sexually assaulted him.
The pretrial hearing in Danny Heinrich's federal case focused on a search warrant.
Motions in child porn case to be heard Wednesday in Minneapolis federal court.
Linda Doebbert's soft paintings of cabins hang in many Detroit Lakes homes. Those commissions might have constituted her career. But Doebbert loved experimenting, pushing her…
It was relocated within Austin in an effort to boost local business.
The discovery comes six months after three boaters went missing on the massive lake when their boat capsized. The bodies of two of the men were recovered last fall.
Neighborhood draws Maud Hart Lovelace fans from all over country
The case challenges ICE's "blanket" policy for holding immigrants.
A nonprofit developer has big plans for a 336-square-foot prototype
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