Amelia Santaniello cracked up after showing her husband, Frank Vascellaro, a photo of her a college friend had just emailed her. Frank had just announ

The Frank and Amelia show: Inside the marriage of WCCO's power couple

The duo behind the Twin Cities' No. 1-rated news show juggle nightly broadcasts, parenting and life outside the studio.

The Cheryl Reeve Q&A: 'To get real change, you need bold actions'

June 19
Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve posed for a picture in the Lynx film room.
Cheryl Reeve has achieved so much with the four-time WNBA champion Lynx that she's now one of the most accomplished coaches in Minnesota sports history.

For daring sailors, Lake Superior beckons with moments of terror and serenity

June 13
Mark and Katya Gordon sail on the world’s largest freshwater lake.
The beauty and danger of sailing a great, untamed lake.
Magazine
June 20
The old Forum Cafeteria.

An ode to the Forum, a lost Art Deco masterpiece from 1930s Minneapolis

It’s not the food people remember. It’s the decor. The Forum was a bright Art Deco masterpiece, opening in 1930 to give the city what…
Home & Garden
June 20
Loll Designs in Duluth makes durable outdoor furniture of recycled plastic from milk jugs.

Patio furniture made in Duluth from recycled milk jugs comes in 'wow' colors

What does a recycled milk jug chair look like? If it’s made by Loll Designs, it’s “sleek, simple and without flair,” says Greg Benson,…
Magazine
June 20
Michael Dagen, executive director of the Nemeth Art Center.

Collection of old European paintings and contemporary art hangs in Northwoods of Minnesota

What's a collection of old European paintings and vibrant contemporary art doing in the Northwoods? Go find out.
Magazine
June 20
Everyone plays
Weekly capture the flag games at St. Paul’s Como Park have drawn participants of all ages. The group typically plays from April until

St. Paul Parks offers summertime free outdoor yoga classes, capture the flag and more

From yoga to capture the flag, St. Paul takes fitness outside.
Home & Garden
June 20
Rosemary

Purple is this year's hot garden color

The royal hue is taking root in the garden this growing season.
Magazine
June 20
Four sunglasses to pull together your summer style and save your eyes

Four sunglasses to pull together your summer style and save your eyes

These four sunglasses pull together your summer style — and save your peepers.
Magazine
June 20
bovine bliss: Dairy specialist Marcia Endres checked in with a research cow at the U’s St. Paul campus.

Why this University of Minnesota professor studies cow happiness

It’s easy to tell that Elsie, the cartoon cow mascot for Borden Dairy Company, is happy. She’s got a big bovine grin on her face.…
Home & Garden
June 20
New felt landscapes from Jaana Mattson are available online each December. jaanamattson.com

Beyond taxidermy: The best art to decorate your Minnesota cabin

Artwork for a getaway home should tell your personal story.
Magazine
June 20
A veteran dentist helps us brush up on the latest in good dental health practices.

How to find out if you have bad breath, and what to do about it

A veteran dentist helps us brush up on the latest in good dental health practices. Our loved ones will thank her. How common is bad…
Eat & Drink
June 18
Marine Landing b.o.t.m. (“back on the map”) is a semi-secret restaurant on the St. Croix River.

Hidden restaurant on St. Croix River offers good food, great views at a low price

A riverside destination with a peculiar name is the secret eating spot of summer.
Magazine
June 16
Ugo Wear's waterproof dry bag.

Minnesota's Ugo waterproof pouches keep cellphones safe in the land of 10,000 lakes

Vicky DeRouchey battled breast cancer twice. After the second scare, she vowed to leave an unsatisfying job and become an entrepreneur. She turned to her…
Magazine
June 15
A scooter sat tucked against a pillar in the store.

North Loop men's shop MartinPatrick3 plans another expansion

The shop is already the size of a full city block, but there's room to grow.
Magazine
June 15
"You can move, but if you don't get your heart rate high enough once in a while, it won't help you," says a U doctor.

The new frontiers of weight loss

Humans have been trying to lose weight since as far back as the third century B.C., when Hippocrates advised patients to stay slim by eating…
Magazine
June 15
Buddhist Robe offering ceremony: Each October the Watt Munisotaram, the Cambodian Buddhist temple in Hampton, Minn., celebrates Kathina, the tradition

Photo essay: How we worship in Minnesota

How people pray is both personal and public: Alone in bed before sleep, or crowded in a pew Sunday morning. But all worship has a…
Eat & Drink
June 15
A latte at Penny's in Minneapolis.

Charcoal is trendy ingredient at Twin Cities restaurants, but comes with risk

Welcome to the dark side of cocktails and lattes.
Magazine
June 14
Dr. Greg Plotnikoff, a pioneer of the mind-body medical approach who has combined eastern and western medicine to solve medical mysteries, sat for a p

Meet Minnesota's 'Dr. House,' solving medical mysteries big and small

Dr. Gregory Plotnikoff sees patients with complex and confounding conditions.
TV & Media
June 12
Frank Vascellaro and Amelia Santaniello talked on the set during the 5 p.m newscast at WCCO.

WCCO's Frank Vascellaro and Amelia Santaniello relive their (funny) love story

Frank Vascellaro and Amelia Santaniello weren’t always Frank and Amelia, or Framelia, as their coworkers call them. (Read our full behind-the-scenes story here.) Once,…
Home & Garden
April 2
Home of distinction: Salon Rouge owner Richard Staab has created a distinctive home featuring vintage taxidermy, church artifacts and offbeat collecti

Mpls. brownstone features 'mildly spooky' obsession with taxidermy, artifacts

Take a glimpse inside the Salon Rouge owner's house of curiosities.
Books
March 30
Star Tribune file
Author Heid Erdrich doesn’t celebrate spring.

Author Heid E. Erdrich on why it's hard to love spring

Spring is the worst. I am perhaps the only person in Minnesota who thinks this way, but really, so much expectation all winter and then…
Eat & Drink
March 30
Your waitstaff is watching you -- and are hoping you don’t stiff them.

What the restaurant waitstaff really thinks about you

Three Twin Cities servers dish on customer ordering habits and offer tips for having a great experience.
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