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Local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts talk about scouting and what the policy change will mean to them.
These Twin Cities businesses are turning profit into community.
After a 2007 accident changing a friend's tire changed his life, Aaron Holm started the nonprofit Wiggle Your Toes to help other folks in need.
South Dakota was the only state without a full-time rabbi. A 27-year-old who moved from Brooklyn with his family is trying to fill that void.
It was "auf wiedersehen" for local designer Samantha Rei.
The Meterbratwurst challenge at Gasthof zur Gemutlichkeit is an Oktoberfest favorite.
A committee was launched in response to new exhibit.
Think pink and blue cupcakes are passé? Eric and Aly Nelson, of Minneapolis, took their "gender reveal party" in a different direction: a Juicy Lucy.
Famous names on campus were behind discriminatory practices in the 1930s and 1940s.
The MPLS Dog is the latest contender in a field crowded with Chicagos and Coneys.
At the Minnesota State Fair, the Sweet Martha's operation can now produce up to 3 million cookies on its busiest day.
From a juicy Scotch egg to mashed potatoes, here are some essential State Fair stick foods.
It's the ultimate State Fair showdown — Pronto Pups vs. corn dogs.
It's the year of bacon at the Great Minnesota Get-Together.
Think e-mail is secure? Just ask the people with common addresses, who get financial records, job offers, even love notes intended for someone else.
Across most of Minnesota, overcast skies granted only glimpses of the much-anticipated solar eclipse, but throngs of people went out to get a look anyway.
Minnesotans who stay home may still see a partial solar eclipse, with the moon covering about 80 percent of the sun, if the weather cooperates.
Dave Williams has never seen a total solar eclipse. With any luck, that’ll change Monday. The former director of the planetarium at St. Cloud State…
The Twin Cities ice cream institution offers a massive sampler platter — and you keep the dish.
"Flyover" will focus on calls from the heartland.
In his eight decades as a professional musician, Haugen left a sonic mark on the Midwestern music scene.
A Minnesota magician made his childhood dream come true by building the ultimate man cave in a two-story treehouse.
The home of an eccentric collector takes guests on an immersive tour of London history.
The comedy star is in town for five intimate shows this week at Icehouse, but he took the time to check out Travail in Robbinsdale, too.
J. Selby's vegan McDonald's knockoff is the restaurant's biggest seller.
Minnesotans are notorious for not saying what they really mean — and now they can wear it proud.
Tech-driven rewards for everyday tasks increasingly foster competition — and influence behavior.
No one knows exactly when or how the trend got started.
Can Can Wonderland serves milkshakes for grown-ups, using ingredients like cereal and cheese powder.
Perhaps there was no greater glory for Spam than the 1960s, when cooks took this spiced processed pork to a whole other level. Here are 10 vintage recipes featuring the Minnesota-made meat at its wackiest.
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Freedom has a new job, as an official education bird at the Raptor Center. He just began his training, and is set to make public appearances next year, if all goes well.
Two Minneapolis dive bars claim to have invented the Juicy Lucy, the legendary cheese-stuffed burger.
Citizens pour out grief, frustration at Loring Park gathering before march.
Sona Mehring created the site to help families in medical crises. Her next cause: promoting the Twin Cities as a tech hub.
Facing slumping sales and stiff competition from online retailers and meal delivery kits, supermarkets are ramping up amenities to lure busy shoppers. They're adding clothing departments, high-end cosmetics, full-service restaurants, and now, vegetable butchers.
Watch a competitive eater take on a 10-pound vat of steaming Vietnamese soup.
While Minnesotans cling to the classics, star-studded names — from Beyonce to Garrison — do pop up.
The $100 3-pound rib-eye is one of the largest steaks on a Minnesota menu that isn't a food challenge. This storied slab of meat is just a solid, inches-thick, bone-in steak, fit for Fred Flintstone.
Glaydon Iverson was 24 when he died on the U.S.S. Oklahoma. On Saturday, he was honored both as a symbol and a human being.
Cardigan Donuts' "Rainbow Road" is a technicolor pastry dripping in nostalgia — and Lucky Charms marshmallows.
Search our database for babies named after celebrities, or see the rising or falling popularity of your name back to 1910.
A teacher's new tell-all book about the profession takes a witty, blunt look behind the scenes of middle school.
Minnesota seniors studying improv comedy find the power behind the laughs.
Twin Cities couple John and Evie Kasper's mega-long-term-relationship is the subject of a video that's inspiring viewers around the globe. Their top tip? Always kiss goodnight.
Journalist Sarah Koenig redefined podcasts for a new audience. It wasn't easy.
Northeast Minneapolis high school students make ceramic bowls for hunger fundraiser.
The research scientist at the University of Minnesota died of cancer March 20.
Christopher Ingraham infamously insulted Red Lake County in the Washington Post. Then he actually visited, fell in love with the place and moved there with his family.
A Minneapolis adoptee's quest led him to document family resemblance in a special photography project.
Coming this summer, Bartolo "Buddy" Valastro Jr. of TLC's "Cake Boss" is opening a Minnesota outpost of his Carlo's Bakery.
The Brave New Workshop comedy school classes in Minneapolis offer them new skills to think and act quickly, speak up and, most of all, be seen.
Twin Cities high school students learn about local immigrant cultures through weeklong home stays.
For someone who believed that much of his life was guided by luck, Daniel Coborn’s birth into a grocery family was perhaps his greatest fortune.…
Joan Nathan, an authority on Jewish food, looks at the historical origins of this multifaceted cuisine.
While most high-end restaurants in the Twin Cities take reservations, leaving the bar open for walk-ins, some of the most popular eateries remain steadfast that their tables should be a free-for-all.
Not having at-my-fingertips access to the social media platform was doable, but it wasn't easy.
In the hit sitcom, Betty White's character loved telling quirky stories about St. Olaf — her fictional hometown in Minnesota.
Shelter cats are the latest accessory at yoga class, and you can take one home afterward.
As soon as word broke that Mary Tyler Moore had died, local fans flocked to the places that most symbolized her beloved character Mary Richards…
Three Minnesota star chefs taste-test the coffee and doughnuts at two new-to-the-area fast-food chains. Which is better?
Many had spent 24 or so hours on a bus, but their enthusiasm remained strong.
Hundreds of women hopped on buses to make their voices heard.
Dancer and Chicago native won national award for community conversation.
Brandon Kuehn searches for signs of the paranormal, turning local legends into eerie art.
The burglary is one of a recent spate of break-ins targeting eateries.
The Break Room encourages you to pick up a sledgehammer and safely blow off steam in a satisfyingly destructive way.
The shooting happened early Saturday at a Country Inn & Suites after a disturbance call.
Obie Award-winning performer, director and poet Laurie Smith Carlos, who made an indelible mark on New York’s avant-garde theater scene before relocating to the Twin…
An ornament for sale at Gertens is at the center of a backlash on Facebook.
The decision to provide this benevolent service was based on a survey of players that found that 51 percent of Monopoly games end in a fight.
Test your knowledge of the Minnesota accent, and hopefully you won't come out sounding like you're from Wisconsin.
The Minnesota accent is a distinct and endearing marker of a true northern upbringing. But while this unique speech is a point of pride for many Minnesotans, some actors have discovered that it holds them back.
In "Speaking American," colorful maps reveal how Minnesotans talk differently from the rest of the country.
Nick Hallett has been listening to Garrison Keillor since he was 8. He never expected to find the radio man himself at his doorstep in the Sonoran Desert.
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