Lumhe (Micco) Sampson performed a hoop dance at Mears Park in St. Paul. He and his brother, Samsoche, who goes by Sam, have danced at venues around Mi

Stars of viral hoop dance video are Minneapolis brothers with incredible backstory

By performing Native hoop dance to hip-hop, two Minneapolis brothers are revitalizing an age-old tradition.
Minnesotan Nick Fauchald, a James Beard Award-winning author, with a daiquiri at one of his favorite local bars, the Back Bar at Young Joni in northea
Eat & Drink

This Minnesotan co-wrote the country's hottest book on cocktails

July 20
Drink expert and Minnesota native Nick Fauchald returned to his home state, and won a major James Beard book award.
“Dignity: of Earth and Sky,” a 50-foot-tall steel statue of a Native American woman, is on a bluff near Chamberlain. She holds an outstretched qui
Variety

Spirit of South Dakota: Road trip along the Missouri River reveals heart of the state

July 20
History looms large during a road trip along the Missouri River in South Dakota, home to reservoirs, breweries and Lakota culture.
A bog flows into multiple pondless waterfalls in Candace McClenahan’s Bloomington water garden
Home & Garden

Twin Cities water garden tour shows off the best of the wet

July 20
A tour highlights lush landscapes that all share one key ingredient — the soothing sound of flowing water.
Exercising has many benefits, but weight loss isn’t always one of them.
Variety

Why exercise doesn't guarantee weight loss

July 19
People hoping to lose weight with exercise often wind up being their own worst enemies.
Quarry Park and Nature Preserve offers a cool swim in a former granite mine, as well as rock climbing, trails and picnic areas.
Variety

Midwest Traveler: On a summer day trip, St. Cloud's appeal is clear

July 18
St. Cloud transforms from drive-through city into day-trip destination.
German pianist Clara Schumann wrote little music after her marriage to composer Robert Schumann in 1840.
Music

Minnesota Orchestra teams with theater troupe to tell one of music's great 'what-if' stories

July 18
Did Clara Schumann sacrifice her career as a composer for the sake of her family? Yes, but look at what she did achieve.
Variety

Vintage Minnesota: The tragic history of Lake Harriet's pavilion

July 19
Two fires and a windstorm over the years destroyed the precursors to the Lake Harriet Band Shell in Minneapolis.
Variety

Lileks: How much would you pay Jimmy Fallon to visit?

July 20
Did anyone check to see if getting Stephen Colbert to come to the Super Bowl would have been cheaper?
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