Inspired
January 11
Optometrist Dr. Meredith Walburg examines Denae Whitfield’s eyes at Harding High School. Whitfield is one of 2,500 St. Paul Public Schools students

Thousands of Twin Cities kids getting free vision screenings thanks to caring collaboration

ChildSight Minnesota and Phillips Eye Institute join forces to make sure that Twin Cities kids succeed.
January 11
Maya Hughes was 5 years old when her mother asked a stranger at an airport in Sierra Leone to help get her back to the U.S. safely. The man helped, th

Fifteen years after a mother's leap of faith at an African airport, a joyful reunion

The story of Tom and Maya and Zainab is about trust, listening to your heart, and that gut feeling you have when you meet a good person.
January 11

Dog walker wanted. Creative writing skills required.

In a nation where people lead ever more busy lives and increasingly view their dogs as family members, professional dog walking is flourishing.
Inspired
January 11
Cuauhtemoc Cruz Herrera was a math whiz as a kid, but his opportunities were limited. He vowed to change that for others.

Macalester grad fulfills childhood dream of advancing math in home country of Mexico

Now an entrepreneur and educator, Cuauhtemoc Cruz Herrera has already made a big difference. And way ahead of schedule.
January 11
A man jumps over a turnstile without paying the fare in New York, Dec. 14, 2018. Subway officials say more people are avoiding paying, many with grudg

Trying to let go of a grudge? Maybe you shouldn't

There are ways to benefit from holding a grudge, says author.
TV & Media
January 11
Paddy Considine in “Informer.”

TV picks for Jan. 12-13: 'American Style,' 'Informer,' 'Tigtone'

Going in style CNN may dedicate itself to news around the clock, but when it comes to documentary series, the network seems to be in…
January 11
The dining area of the Airbnb This Old Hudson Airbnb.

How to stand out in the Airbnb field

If you're setting up guest accommodations in your home or cabin, cover the basics and consider the extras that help you stand out.
Music
January 11
King Princess (Mikaela Straus) makes here local debut Thursday at First Avenue.

Twin Cities concerts of the week: King Princess, Lanco, Rosetta Tharpe tribute

Big gigs for the week of Jan. 11-17, also including Sean Anonymous' birthday, "The Last Waltz" tribute, St. Paul Peterson, Kathy Mattea and Brian McKnight.
Pets
January 11
Alexander’s wounding in the fight against the Malli (326/ 325 BC), Alexander was seriously wounded by an arrow on the lungs. Although Alexander surv

Peritas the dog leaves a legacy of greatness

The (only slightly embellished) tale of one of the heroic dogs of history.
January 11
Glenn Close, 71, bested four younger women to win the Golden Globe on Sunday for best actress in a drama for her performance in “The Wife.”

Invisible no more: Older women claim power in 'demographic revolution'

As women over 50 maintain health and careers, more are retaining visibility and stature.
Celebrities
January 11
WCCO Radio host Cory Hepola, with wife Camille Williams: “Being able to work with Camille, absolute highlight of my life.”

C.J.: Former TV anchor Cory Hepola already feels at home on the radio

"It was a great first day," said the Minnesota native, who succeeded John Hines in the 9 a.m. slot.
Variety
January 11
The 2018 St. Paul Winter Carnival ice palace.

Lack of cold temps puts Minnesota ice castles, sculptures in peril

How the warmer weather is affecting the state's beloved icy art installations.
Books
January 11

Review: 'The Dreamers,' by Karen Thompson Walker

FICTION: Like Karen Thompson Walker's previous stunner, "The Age of Miracles," "The Dreamers" says the world is a frightening place.
Music
January 11
Netflix to offer Scorsese-directed Bob Dylan documentary about Rolling Thunder Revue

Netflix to offer Scorsese-directed Bob Dylan documentary about Rolling Thunder Revue

That was Dylan's rambling tour with Joan Baez and others that also was the subject of his own 1978 movie "Renaldo & Clara."
Home & Garden
January 11
Longing for natural wood floors? Turns out that they’re worth the splurge.

Know when to splurge or scrimp on home improvements

Some high-end home improvements are worth the cost, but other times you can save your pennies.
Home & Garden
January 11
Home plan: Modern farmhouse is airy and bright

Home plan: Open and bright modern farmhouse

Three bedrooms plus flex space are on the main level.
Home & Garden
January 11

Landlord wants to rent only to a couple

Q: We are the owner and occupier of a two-bedroom duplex in the Uptown area of Minneapolis. We have placed our bed in the smaller…
Music
January 11
Randy Bachman, of the Guess Who and Bachman Turner Overdrive fame, will perform at the Ordway in St. Paul on Tuesday.

'American Woman' hitmaker Randy Bachman recalls 1960s Winnipeg rock scene

Randy Bachman discusses the Guess Who, his old pal Neil Young and his Minneapolis connections.
Variety
January 11

News of the Weird: White elephant gift comes with a big surprise

Rakhi Desai of Houston didn't think much at first of the gift she brought home from a white elephant party in mid-December — a brown…
Variety
January 11
The Roku Express sells for $29.

Sound Advice: Super-high resolution is a waste on smaller TVs

Q: Because of limited desk space I am looking for a 19-inch (or maybe a little larger) smart television with 1080p resolution. Does anyone make…
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