TV & Media
August 25, 2019
Annie Potts, Dixie Carter, Jean Smart and Delta Burke in “Designing Women,” which premiered in 1986.

TV picks for Aug. 26: 'Designing Women,' 'Leah Remini,' Lizzo

Losing my religion"Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath" concludes its award-winning run with a two-hour special that features its host taking questions from a…
Books
August 25, 2019

Reviews: 'The Translator's Bride,' by Joao Reis, and 'The Sun Is a Compass,' by Caroline Van Hemert

The Translator’s Bride By João Reis. (Open Letter, 117 pages, $14.95.)   If you’re sometimes suspicious of novels-in-translation, wondering if you’re getting the voice of…
Books
August 25, 2019

Review: 'Apple, Tree: Writers on Their Parents,' edited by Lise Funderburg

NONFICTION: In "Apple, Tree," 25 writers explore the many ways their parents shaped them.
Variety
August 24, 2019
Gene Gruber practiced his plowing skills at home in Richmond, Minn. The only American to win the World Ploughing Championship, he’ll compete again t

A Minnesota man is the world's best plower. His daughter hopes to take the title.

51-year-old Gene Gruber is the only American "plowboy" ever to win the World Ploughing Championship.
Music
August 24, 2019
Marc Anthony performed at the Minnesota State Fair in 2011.

10 great grandstand moments at the Minnesota State Fair

Video director Dale Kivimaki remembers 25 years of stellar shows and near-mishaps at the State Fair.
Variety
August 24, 2019
Carved sandstone bluffs, cliffs, canyons and gorges line the Wisconsin River at the Wisconsin Dells. The Sugar Bowl is a free-standing rock formation

Wisconsin Dells has a water park you may not have considered: The Wisconsin River

Dip into the Wisconsin River — the natural beauty that first spurred tourism at the Dells.
Variety
August 24, 2019
Janet Lee Dahl and Mark Kozlak in a photo taken in 1955 by Janet’s mother, Gertrude.

64 years later, neighbor of mystery girl in haunting photos introduces himself

The revival of Janet Lee Dahl's memory sparked a flurry of e-mails and phone calls. A former neighbor remembers her life and death.
Variety
August 24, 2019
Hot new desserts hit the Minnesota State Fair

Hot new desserts hit the Minnesota State Fair

Nordic Waffle's Pebbles & Bam Bam, Rainbow Ice Cream's Halo Cone and the deep-fried chocolate chip cookie dough from Kora's Cookie Dough are all brand new at the 2019 Minnesota State Fair.
Inspired
August 23, 2019
Mick Sterling, photographed in the Dunsmore Room at Crooner’s, often uses the stage to pitch his 30 Days Foundation, which funds urgent needs.

Minnesota rocker Mick Sterling pays bills to help people catch up financially

'Online bartender' Mick Sterling pays bills so people can catch up.
Home & Garden
August 23, 2019
Brad and Heather Fox star on HGTV's new "Stay or Sell" series.

All about the new Minnesota-based HGTV show, 'Stay or Sell'

If you watch a lot of home-makeover TV shows, you know the plot: Homeowners agonize over a home purchase and/or renovation, obstacles ensue and are…
Eat & Drink
August 23, 2019

Wine of the Week: Alagna 'Baglio Baiata' Vermouth Bianco

Alagna “Baglio Baiata” Vermouth Bianco This is not your Uncle Frank’s vermouth, although it certainly could and perhaps should be. The Alagna “Baglio Baiata”…
Variety
August 23, 2019
Louie Anderson says goodbye to 'Baskets' in front of Minnesota fans

Louie Anderson says goodbye to 'Baskets' in front of Minnesota fans

The Emmy-winning star was in a nostalgic mood during a set in Hugo, Minn.
Home & Garden
August 23, 2019
Butterfly weed is now a now common sight in gardens.

Some 'weeds' are now garden stars

Once-shunned weeds are now stars in perennial gardens.
Home & Garden
August 23, 2019
Midcentury-modern-inspired pieces like this sideboard continue to grace new home furnishing collections.

10 home decor trends for fall

Pastels, inlay and interesting mirrors were among the looks spotted at the home furnishings market.
Home & Garden
August 23, 2019
A round dining table is the ideal solution for smaller spaces.

8 design hacks to make small spaces feel bigger

Tips for making the most of your small space.
Home & Garden
August 23, 2019
Home plan blends traditional and modern style.

Home plan: Blend of traditional and modern style

Second-floor laundry room is near upper bedrooms.
Home & Garden
August 23, 2019

Can landlord collect double rent for same unit?

Q: We are currently renting in Minnesota, and our lease was supposed to be up on July 30. However, since we failed to give a…
Home & Garden
August 23, 2019
A well-organized closet can get every day off to a smooth start.

5 steps to an orderly closet

Get your day off to a better start with an organized closet.
Variety
August 23, 2019
Passengers navigated a crowded subway platform in New York City.

The Twin Cities didn't get a subway in the 1900s, and here's why

In the early 1900s, there was talk of building one. It would have put its mark on the metro.
Variety
August 23, 2019
Wayne Newton

News of the Weird: Wayne Newton sued over monkey business

Singer Wayne Newton was sued in District Court on Aug. 6 by a mother and daughter over an incident involving a monkey that took place…
Movies