Inspired
March 15
Tom Anderson, 67, right, a student in the senior citizen education program who retired from 3M after a career in sales, sat in his nonfiction writing

More than 500 retirees taking classes at U — but not to earn a degree

Minnesotans 62-plus are heading to class through U's Senior Citizen Education Program
Variety
March 15
Pam Philipp is the director of “head fairy” at Operation Glass Slipper, a nonprofit that outfits teen girls in need with prom dresses each year. A

Minnesota nonprofit set to hold final prom dress giveaway for teens in need

The "fairy godmothers" behind Operation Glass Slipper are retiring, leaving the nonprofit's future uncertain.
Eat & Drink
March 15
The Ultimate Minnesota Beer Bracket trophy.

Vote for your favorite Minnesota breweries in our Ultimate Beer Bracket

Last year Castle Danger crushed Surly. What's on tap this year?
Celebrities
March 15
Jim Rosenbaum on being a judge: "One of the glories is once in a while you get fascinating cases you may perceive are important, or may really matter

C.J.: Smart-alecks take note – don't ever try to one-up a judge

While former U.S. District Judge Jim Rosenbaum exuded affability from the bench, only growing testy when a lawyer went too far, his late federal…
Music
March 15
Ike Reilly kicks off St. Patty's weekend at the Dubliner Pub in St. Paul on Friday night.

Twin Cities concerts of the week: Blake Shelton, Vince Staples, Bob Weir, Michael Bublé

The big gigs for March 15-21, also including the Subdudes, Dan Wilson, Ike Reilly and a "Sgt. Pepper's" tribute.
TV & Media
March 15
The “Queer Eye” crew makes a visit to Jones BBQ in Kansas City, Kansas.

TV picks for March 16-17: 'Catastrophe,' 'Tricky Dick,' 'Queer Eye'

Them against the world Sharon and Rob (co-creators Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney) are more in love than ever in the fourth and final season…
Eat & Drink
March 15
From hot dogs to hotdish: The famous eating contest gets a Minnesota spin.

New Minnesota eating contest: How much hot dish can you scarf in 8 minutes?

They're going to need a lot of cream of mushroom soup.
Inspired
March 15
Nygel Witherspoon plays cello.

At 17, this award-winning Minneapolis musician is soaring on the cello

Nygel Witherspoon is already a familiar name among Minnesota music aficionados.
Variety
March 15
February’s seemingly nonstop snow and March’s cold and rain has left some Minnesotans feeling a little blue.

If Minnesota's weather is wearing you down, here's how to push back

Record snow, lingering cold made this winter a mean one.
March 15
Melinda Jackson with some of her show pigeons, including a gold collar Lucerne perched on her shoulder, a copper black wing archangel on her head and

Parlor rollers, pouters and mookees: Fancy pigeons strut their stuff

Tom Jackson cradles a pigeon in his hand and releases it on the ground. But instead of blasting off into the sky, the bird rolls…
Inspired
March 15

Tiny prosthetics company gives India's poorest amputees a renewed, and free, chance to walk

Prosthetics company puts India's poorest amputees back on their feet.
Inspired
March 15
Dennis Scollard, 60, carried his cot and sleeping bag into the church.

This homeless shelter offers food, showers, beds — and nursing care

Medication assistance and referrals offered as part of California program called Winter Sanctuary.
March 15
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The best way to wash your household plastics

Fend off the frustration with these simple tips.
Variety
March 15

News of the Weird: Grandma drifts out to sea on iceberg 'throne'

Judith Streng and her son, Rod, traveled to Iceland in February, where they visited Diamond Beach, in Jokulsarlon. The tourist attraction features huge chunks of…
Variety
March 15
The Panasonic DP-UB820 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player.

Sound Advice: New Panasonic Blu-ray players fill a void in the market

Q: Now that Oppo discontinued its 4K UltraHD Blu-ray players, what would you recommend that comes close in picture and audio quality for around $500?A:…
Variety
March 15

Ask Amy: Job seeker needs a little help from his friends

Dear Amy: I am an immigrant. I moved to the United States as a bachelor more than 20 years ago. I have several friends…
Music
March 15
The two surviving Monkees, Michael Nesmith, left, and Micky Dolenz, performed at Mystic Lake Casino Thursday night.

Last surviving Monkees honor late bandmates at nostalgic Mystic Lake concert

Mike Nesmith and Micky Dolenz paid homage to their late bandmates at Mystic Lake.
Music
March 15
Colin Currie

Minnesota Orchestra conjures grief, grandiosity with works by Mark-Anthony Turnage and Aaron Copland

REVIEW: A pair of poignant works contrasted with a hard-driven rendering of Copland.
Variety
March 15
I-35W, seen from the E. 26th St. Bridge in Minneapolis in December.

Lileks: I-35W reconstruction project is where time (and traffic) stand still

If highway designers knew then what we know now.
Eat & Drink
March 15
The Little Oven's fish fry dinner with green beans, french fries, salad and a popover.

Break out the tartar sauce: It's fish fry season at these 4 Twin Cities spots

Looking for a traditional fish fry? Try these restaurants across the metro area.
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