How a tiny Minnesota town became the wooden spoon capital of the country

How a tiny Minnesota town became the wooden spoon capital of the country

One weekend a year, the spoon carvers from around the country — and the world — gather on the western Minnesota prairie.
Dine outside! 11 new Twin Cities patios to enjoy a summertime meal
Eat & Drink

Dine outside! 11 new Twin Cities patios to enjoy a summertime meal

June 21
From rooftops to decks, there are plenty of new outdoor spaces to grab a bite to eat in the Twin Cities restaurant scene.
The Juicy Lucy: Two bars battling since 1950s over Minnesota's famous burger
Eat & Drink

The Juicy Lucy: Two bars battling since 1950s over Minnesota's famous burger

June 21
Two Minneapolis dive bars claim to have invented the Juicy Lucy, the legendary cheese-stuffed burger.
Treasure Island trying to curb traffic jams for tonight's Adam Sandler gig
Variety

Treasure Island trying to curb traffic jams for tonight's Adam Sandler gig

June 21
Casino officials will try to improve traffic flow and upgrade the number of portable toilets and big video screens.
Minnesota State Fair reveals 31 new foods including pizza burritos, cookie dough
Eat & Drink

Minnesota State Fair reveals 31 new foods including pizza burritos, cookie dough

June 20
Deep-fried avocados and sweet corn-blueberry eclairs also are among the many new delights that will make their debut when the Great Minnesota Get-Together opens Aug. 24.
'Transformers' unfolds in nonstop — but fun — bombast
Movies

'Transformers' unfolds in nonstop — but fun — bombast 

June 20
REVIEW: Making a giant-budget behemoth of a movie based on nothing more than nonstop bombast is more an art than a science, and this is Michael Bay's Sistine Chapel.
Books

Summer serial: Embark on Great Lakes adventure in 'Redemption's Run'

May 26
When a mysterious young captain arrives in her hometown of Bayfield, Wis., 12-year-old Kacie stows aboard his boat, Redemption, searching for answers about the father she has never known.
Variety

These tours help you see the Twin Cities like a tourist

June 21
Even lifelong locals can learn — or taste something — new on these tours geared toward visitors.
Stage & Arts

The Mini-Apple grapple: A look at Twin Cities rasslin' during the 1980s

June 20
A photo exhibit provides a ringside view of Baron Von Raschke, Sgt. Slaughter and more.
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