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A young Minneapolis family makes an adventure out of going car-free.
For decades, Dustrude made the saws in the workshop of his home on Swan Lake in Pengilly, Minn. He continued making them almost to the day he died March 10 at the age of 97.
A brother-and-sister accounting firm makes life less taxing for artists. It helps that the siblings are "a little crazy."
A St. Paul man has spent decades hunting the hidden springs of Minnesota, once a source of drinking water and health cures.
A unique winter duo in northwestern Wisconsin motors by different means.
Expect up to 8 inches of snow by morning. One fatal crash was reported Saturday near Foley in Benton County.
Whoa! Minnesotans are horsing around on skis in a resurgent sport with ancient roots.
He set world records and competed around the world as a master athlete well into his 70s.
While St. Paul's city flag is catching on with boosters, many folks are trash talking the Minneapolis flag.
Particles from outer space are falling all around us. An amateur Twin Cities scientist knows how to find them.
Held in one of the coldest places in the country, the Arrowhead race frequently involves temperatures well below zero, making hypothermia and frostbite a risk.
Here's your chance to slide into a base at CHS Field.
A man who made a model of the U.S. Bank Stadium gets to see his creation displayed at the real thing.
A former ski racer is the volunteer who gets all of the City of Lakes Loppet races off to a good start.
Philosophers ponder the meaning of Lego thanks to a new book co-edited by a University of Minnesota professor.
Among the most sought-after of the year: Instant Pot cookbooks.
A former lieutenant in the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office now rushes to disasters — with a hot meal.
University of Minnesota graduate students compete against the clock in a dissertation contest.
KSTP's Chris Egert loses the lower part of his left leg in operation, just a few months after Courtney Godfrey's boating accident.
A California retiree built a detailed model of U.S. Bank Stadium to celebrate becoming a Minnesotan.
Minnesota State Demographer Susan Brower tracks who we are and who we'll be in the future.
At least six ninja warrior gyms have sprung up in the Twin Cities, inspired by the obstacle-course competition made popular on NBC's television show "American Ninja Warrior." And more are coming.
St. Paul's kooky Can Can Wonderland bar adds free dance lessons during its weekly Tappy Hour.
Seshan, of Minneapolis, had an accomplished career as a researcher and academic. But after he retired and moved to the Twin Cities, the former engineer became an artist and musician. He died Oct. 25 at age 71.
“Nee-nee-nee-nee-nee-nee-nee. Naw. Nee-nee-nee. Naw-naw-naw-naw.” Brian Krohn is chanting into his phone, which is displaying animated missiles shooting down a red whale. It’s a new smartphone…
From wizard staffs and surgery tools to sleep apps, this Minnesota genius applies science to real life
In the bestselling novelist's latest thriller, "Origin," science threatens to kill off God.
Insley talked about some future plans in a video she posted on Facebook.
A writer asks Twin Citians for their controversial opinions, and they let him have it on Twitter.
Exercise machines allow you to run, row, bike and climb. Now you can also fly.
Prof. AnnMarie Thomas teaches, leads a lab and lives her life through spectacle and playful learning.
A group fitness class called Spartan Strong uses a "pancake" and more to give you a full-body workout.
Some Twin Cities parents are driving the switch from cars to cargo bikes to haul kids and groceries.
An architecture group hopes its design will help refugees, victims of natural disasters.
About 800 members of high school bands from around the state will take part in a revived University of Minnesota tradition.
During the halftime show Thursday, the 324-member band performed a synchronized tribute to the new Gophers coach P.J. Fleck.
Romance, like the scent of mini-doughnuts, is always in the air at the Minnesota State Fair.
The original Red's Savoy Pizza location, an institution on the east side of St. Paul's downtown, will be closing next month.
The young Irish woman who was doing her bit to help Great Britain found herself the bride of a GI from Minneapolis.
Katie Bono has turned her endurance skills from cross-country skiing to speed climbing mountains.
The "beer mile" has gone from an underground race for college kids to a challenge for elite runners — and Joe Sixpack.
At open auditions for the Minnesota State Fair's amateur talent contest, anyone can take a shot at stardom.
You can ski for miles and miles in Minnesota — in summer — thanks to a giant treadmill and synthetic snow.
How'd we get this interview with a puppet about a puppetry convention in St. Paul? We pulled some strings.
Dan Stoltz of Lino Lakes has been a president, CEO and chairman of the board, as well as Winter Carnival king and Aquatennial commodore.
A Minneapolis mapmaker stays in business mapping everything from dog parks to UFO sightings.
Tessie Sylvester of West St. Paul was just finishing the call to the funeral home after her husband's death following a long struggle with ALS when another call came in. It was her doctor, calling with the results of her biopsy.
The bicycle turns 200 this year. Add to your longevity by riding one.
298: Number of calories burned by a 155-pound person bicycling 12-14 miles per hour for 30 minutes 244,000: Number of people in the Twin…
The sky is the big top at this outdoor trapeze camp for adults.
Whether it's a paddleboard, pontoon boat or kayak, Max the cat will ride it.
Metal detecting is a quirky hobby, but if you ever lose a wedding ring, these Minnesota enthusiasts are the ones to call.
We asked winners of our online poll to make their case for why their town is best for outdoor fun.
In an increasingly digital world, a Minnesota kid has become a cursive writing king.
Minneapolis will be the epicenter of do-it-yourself beer making and drinking as Homebrew Con 2017 hits town this week.
Nearly three dozen professional chalk artists from the U.S. and other countries will use three blocks of Main Street asphalt as their canvases.
A rare collection of Nazi propaganda posters is being restored, and eventually displayed, at St. Olaf College.
A poet from Los Angeles will be taking his typewriter for a gig at the Mall of America.
Our Graduation Bingo Card will help you pass the time at any commencement you're forced to attend this spring.
A Maple Grove 6-year-old with a rare genetic condition finds joy in the everyday — including noisy appliances.
Bruce Shapiro's robotic creations have appeared at the White House and on Martha Stewart's TV show.
Aquatennial mainstay was dropped in 2015 but is returning under new management.
Missing: 800 pieces of furniture from the Minnesota State Capitol. If you know where any of it is, the Cass Gilbert Society wants to hear from you.
Lisa Richardson will run laps on a 4.2-kilometer loop on the snow and ice, watched by race organizers who have rifles on hand in case a polar bear shows up.
Rosemount 10-year-old is an inspiration to older, slower runners (that is, most of us).
Despite being in the land of "not too spicy, please," a University of Minnesota microbiologist is making Minnesota an epicenter for chili pepper research.
Everyone agrees that dog owners should pick up their pet's droppings, but where you put them is a matter of debate.
There's a world of information in your pocket — but some folks prefer to use their memory and rev up their brains, nourish their souls.
The conference features more than 90 performances at four venues: the Minneapolis Convention Center, Orchestra Hall, Central Lutheran Church and Westminster Presbyterian Church.
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