Gene Gruber practiced his plowing skills at home in Richmond, Minn. The only American to win the World Ploughing Championship, he’ll compete again t

A Minnesota man is the world's best plower. His daughter hopes to take the title.

51-year-old Gene Gruber is the only American "plowboy" ever to win the World Ploughing Championship.
Brad and Heather Fox, owners of Fox Homes and residents of Edina, star in the new HGTV series “Stay or Sell,” which premieres Aug. 27.
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Edina couple's new HGTV series will show off Minnesota Nice all season long

August 24
The network debuts new Twin Cities-based series "Stay or Sell," starring Edina husband-wife duo Brad and Heather Fox.
Chris Thomson with wife Emma Nadler and their children Eden, 4, and Avi, 7, at home in Deephaven

His child's heartbreaking health issues led to a breakthrough for Twin Cities musician

August 23
Saxophonist Chris Thomson learned to trust his skills and rediscover the joy of creativity.
Authors Shannon Gibney, left, Bao Phi, top, and Kate DiCamillo share their home bookshelves.

What's on these Minnesota authors' bookshelves?

August 23
Most of us will never get into the homes of our favorite writers, but these 10 Minnesota writers shared their bookshelves with us.
Carved sandstone bluffs, cliffs, canyons and gorges line the Wisconsin River at the Wisconsin Dells. The Sugar Bowl is a free-standing rock formation

Wisconsin Dells has a water park you may not have considered: The Wisconsin River

August 24
Dip into the Wisconsin River — the natural beauty that first spurred tourism at the Dells.
Dale Kivimaki has been at every State Fair grandstand show for the past 25 years but he hasn't seen one of them live. That's because he's the video di

10 great grandstand moments at the Minnesota State Fair

August 24
Video director Dale Kivimaki remembers 25 years of stellar shows and near-mishaps at the State Fair.
Kiran Thammon, 7, and Divya Thammon, 9, dipped balloons in melted chocolate and added sprinkles.
Eat & Drink

Edina author's new book teaches kids the 'science' of cooking

August 23
"Kitchen Science Lab for Kids: Edible Edition" helps parents use common objects found in the home to educate kids about chemistry, biology, botany and more.
Home & Garden

10 home decor trends for fall

August 23
Pastels, inlay and interesting mirrors were among the looks spotted at the home furnishings market.
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Open wide: We try all the new State Fair foods — and tell all

August 20
Our Rick Nelson is in for a marathon day at the State Fair, sampling every new food offered for 2019. Let out your belt and follow along.
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