'They're still kids': Child actors, Minnesota roots and Hollywood pitfalls

'They're still kids': Child actors, Minnesota roots and Hollywood pitfalls

Showbiz is more glamorous – and treacherous – than a typical Minnesota childhood.
Should Minnesota Orchestra be looking for Osmo Vanska's successor?
Music

Should Minnesota Orchestra be looking for Osmo Vanska's successor?

September 24
The Minnesota Orchestra's relatively short three-year extension to music director Osmo Vänskä's contract raises the real possibility that he could be gone by August 2019.
How a tiny Afghan restaurant became unlikely hub for Twin Cities jazz scene
Music

How a tiny Afghan restaurant became unlikely hub for Twin Cities jazz scene

September 23
How St. Paul's Khyber Pass Cafe came to house the Twin Cities' craziest jazz series.
Weekend in Warsaw: Finding beauty in an ugly city
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Weekend in Warsaw: Finding beauty in an ugly city

September 24
From friendly locals who speak a "leetle bit" of English to free concerts in a park, here's proof that Warsaw is worth a weekend – or more.
Sister, brother and dad remodel Edina home for multigenerational living
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Sister, brother and dad remodel Edina home for multigenerational living

September 24
After their mother died a few years ago, Melissa, Adam and their father, Richard, chose to remain in the home so the siblings could continue to provide help and care for their dad.
In an era of hyperbole, Paul Bunyan is as big as ever, especially in Minnesota
Variety

In an era of hyperbole, Paul Bunyan is as big as ever, especially in Minnesota

September 24
He's huge in Minnesota. Huge. In Bemidji, he towers like Colossus over the lake. In Brainerd, he sits in a building that barely contains him. In Akeley, he holds people in the palm of his massive hand. But why does Paul Bunyan generate such fascination?
Forget dorm food: New spots near U of Minn. offer ramen, pizza and more
Eat & Drink

Forget dorm food: New spots near U of Minn. offer ramen, pizza and more

September 23
Students, faculty and staff have returned to the University of Minnesota to discover a ton of new (and newish) food and drink options near its sprawling Minneapolis campus. Here's what's worth checking out.
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Running without pounding the pavement? Get on HydroTrack with water workouts

September 24
HydroTrack takes track training and translates it into no-impact water workouts.
Variety

Everyday Solutions: Mpls. homeowners sacrifice tiny closet for big bathroom

September 24
Minneapolis homeowners sacrificed a tiny closet to get a family-sized bathroom.
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