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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.
The cookie dough craze that started on the East Coast and has taken social media by storm has finally worked its way to Minnesota. It's just the latest fad food to take over cupcakes' one-time reign.
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.
You can order anything — presents, tree, even the meal — without leaving your home.
Her second-grade teacher spotted Mary Lee “Marly” Whiting’s early dedication to animals. As a student at Christ the King elementary school in south Minneapolis, Whiting…
Rescued from a tree on July 4, a bald eagle recuperates under the watch of his many fans.
Hudson was appointed in 2015 to fill Alan Page's vacancy.
HUDSON, Wis. – Wisconsin found itself a pivotal player in Tuesday night’s presidential election, as the state swung toward Republican Donald Trump and shattered…
"The Great British Bake Off," as the BBC show is known in Great Britain, has become something of a big-hearted culinary phenomenon.
Haunted Halloween attractions are twisting reality to turn up the fright factor.
Imprisoned for fatally stabbing a man, a Minneapolis transgender advocate is the subject of the new documentary "Free CeCe!"
Professionals clowns are saddened that their positive image is being used as a fear factor.
Not only are we passengers rating our Uber drivers; they're rating us. And my rating is bad. A lot of drivers took a moment to register what a lousy time they'd had with me in their back seat.
In a stretch of the United States disparagingly called "flyover country," writer Porter Fox took the long way. Instead of flying over the Great Lakes and other waterways in the heart of the country, he floated on them last summer in a 740-foot freighter.
After the horrifying loss of a child, some Minnesota parents are using their grief to fuel a drive for change. Inspired by Patty and Jerry Wetterling.
He created the infamous Rat Catcher character when he was a teen, but the man behind the makeup is anything but an insult to society.
Young entrepreneur donates handmade stuffed animals to other pediatric patients.
For an impassioned subset of fair visitors, a single day isn't enough. After everyone else goes home, fair campers stay the night, get up early and do it all over again.
Looking for a restroom at the Minnesota State Fair? Here's an insider's guide on where to go when you need to go.
From the field to the classroom to the garden, Richard Rust devoted his life to the soil. Rust, a former professor of soil science at…
Families of victims – and a reorganized Minneapolis police unit – are pushing for answers in decades-old cold cases.
When humidity and straightened hair don't go together, try a shower cap.
Sexual assault survivors are healing through song in a new choir.
Before her two shows, the pop star hung out in a few hot spots around town.
MPR host Kerri Miller branches out to tackle a titillating subject in her new podcast.
For 25 years, a group of fathers and daughters have sailed the Apostle Islands, and bonded in the process.
The 25-year-old woman was caught in rival gangs' crossfire, Hayden wrote on social media.
Keelan Bailey was about to nod off on the night of July 6 when he checked his phone to get the next day’s weather. He…
Onion co-founder and Minneapolis native Scott Dikkers taps into reality for his new book.
For 53 years, resort visitors and cabin owners have been lured into downtown Nisswa to spend their money along the town's Main Street. The bait that gets them there: turtle racing.
While many of the international tributes have let the purple fade, Prince's compound endures as a place for fans to congregate.
Paul Mittelstadt, a sperm donor in the 1970s, is looking for his offspring. Madeline Bowie is searching for her biological father. What's their connection?
Gay bars in the Twin Cities and across the nation have never been just places to drink and dance: They had long served as a safe haven.
After musician's death, tourism industry finding ways to market Prince's ties to Minnesota.
Obituary: From Japanese internment camp to neighborhood rejection, Isao 'East' Oshima danced through life
There’s a Japanese saying, shikata ga nai, that essentially translates to “accept it, for you can’t do anything about it.” Isao “East” Oshima used…
The Olympic Gold Medalist will be in town to kick off the Lindsey Vonn Foundation lecture series.
In her new memoir, "It's Okay to Laugh (Crying Is Cool Too)," McInerny Purmort channels the pain of grief into a series of breezy essays that tickle and touch the heart.
In a new book, young people who've recently come to Minnesota tell their stories in their own words.
A growing number of single ladies are embracing the solo life.
He was a truck driver, a scoutmaster and a chemical dependency counselor, but it was Richard Holmberg’s career as Santa Claus that gave him a…
Shock, sadness, then a mushrooming explosion of purple and all things Prince. The sudden passing of the Minnesota music icon continued to reverberate rapid-fire across…
At the airport, there are little known spaces dedicated to freedom of expression.
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