TV & Media
August 25
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…
Variety
August 25

Hax: Husband is wary about fatherhood

Carolyn Hax is away. The following appeared in 2005.Dear Carolyn: Before my husband and I married, we discussed kids, and, although he admitted he'd…
Books
August 25

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

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
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
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
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
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.
August 24
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What's the best time of day to exercise?

Your body may react differently depending on what time you work out.
Variety
August 24
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
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
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

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
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
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
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
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.
August 23
Linens expert Jane Scott Hodges prefers place mats for a seated dinner and a tablecloth for a buffet.

Expert tips for dressing your table

An expert shares her tips on linens and more.
Home & Garden
August 23
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

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…
Movies