Variety
October 20
Volunteers helped cut trails at Little Jerusalem Badlands State Park, including a 1,200-foot path to an overlook, and a 1½-mile rim trail that includ

Newly opened state park highlights western Kansas badlands

The long-obscured Little Jerusalem Badlands finally opened as a Kansas state park on Oct. 12.
Variety
October 20
Three breakout comics from the 10,000 Laughs Festival that had us howling for more

Three breakout comics from the 10,000 Laughs Festival that had us howling for more

This year's comedy fest drew more than 4,000 people.
Music
October 20
Miranda Lambert performing in Orlando earlier this year.

Country's Miranda Lambert sparkles anew with an all-female lineup in St. Paul

Her voice and friends buoyed her marathon show at the X.
Variety
October 20
The Crystal Ravel afloat on the Rhine River.

How one skeptic came to adore a Danube River cruise

A skeptic comes to adore a Danube River cruise, one spectacular port at a time.
Movies
October 20
From left, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Abigail Breslin and Emma Stone in “Zombieland: Double Tap.”

'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' claims No. 1 over 'Joker'

The Walt Disney Co.'s "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" knocked "Joker" out of the No. 1 spot at the box office, but just barely.Studios on Sunday say…
Inspired
October 20
Neve Campbell Credit: Associated Press

Report: Neve Campbell to play mom of dying Twin Cities teen who wrote 'Clouds'

The song became a worldwide sensation at the time of his death from a rare form of bone cancer in May 2013.
Variety
October 19
Heather Whelpley, an imposter syndrome coach, says Minnesotans’ culture of humility can add to the obstacles associated with impostor syndrome.

With classes, coaching, Twin Cities women tackle impostor syndrome

Twin Cities women — and men — are learning to identify and hopefully fight impostor syndrome.
Music
October 19
Richard Egarr
(photo by Marco Borggreve)

SPCO's newest artistic partner makes his mark both musically and on the mic

Egarr brings expertise and enthusiasm to a program of Bach and Telemann.
Eat & Drink
October 19
MSP airport’s Terminal 1 offers many new local options, including the Hi-Lo Diner, the Cook & the Ox, PinKU and more.

MSP taps local restaurateurs to make airport a destination for travelers

Stars of the Twin Cities restaurant scene take off at MSP airport.
Home & Garden
October 19
The white quartz-topped island for casual dining feels fresh and distinctive, thanks to the chunky chiseled edge on the counters and island top.

Creating a 'timeless' kitchen in a St. Louis Park Cape Cod

A new kitchen brings today's amenities to a 1940s Cape Cod by turning three confining spaces into an open and functional floor plan.
Variety
October 19
Earlier this year, the Science Museum of Minnesota received a $1 million grant to update its “RACE: Are We So Different?” exhibit, which debuted i

Minnesota nonprofits putting new focus on issues of race

As the state's demographics grow more diverse, nonprofits are taking a look at everything from their leadership positions to how they retain employees of color and use their resources.
Home & Garden
October 18
Michelle Riedel's backyard garden in Oakdale includes a pond and stone steps.

Photographer tends a picture-perfect garden in Oakdale

Oakdale garden doubles as a studio for the photographer who created it.
Variety
October 18
ZVOX AV50 headphones and VoiceBud VB20 hearing aids.

Sound Advice: Noise-canceling headphones, hearing aids don't pair up well

  Q: I read your columns about ZVOX AccuVoice AV50 noise-canceling headphones and VoiceBud VB20 hearing aids, and I have something of an…
Stage & Arts
October 18
Coco Fusco

In show at St. Olaf, artist Coco Fusco confronts Cuba's past, and tries to shape its future

Noted artist Coco Fusco is the subject of a show at St. Olaf.
Pets
October 18
As with people, probably the most important measure for keeping dogs healthy and promoting a long, active and happy life is to keep them trim.

Teaching the owners of old dogs new health tricks

What pet owners assume is an inevitable by product of aging might actually be treatable.
Variety
October 18
How to talk yourself into a good mood

How to talk yourself into a good mood

Talking to yourself can lift or lower your mood. So watch what you say.
Variety
October 18
The panorama revealed everyday details, such as tents pitched in a lawn.

STREETSCAPES: Panorama revisited

Readers help reveal the story behind a massive, rarely seen overview of the city.
Variety
October 18
The Minnesota Zoo’s Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular.

Your guide to the right Halloween fright in the Twin Cities

Want to get a little —or a lot — of scare this Halloween? Here's your guide.
Variety
October 18

News of the Weird: Nude loiterer a marked man

A front-door camera in McDowell County, N.C., twice captured a bold loiterer on the home’s porch: a naked man. Sheriff’s officers arrested Denny Lynn Dover,…
Home & Garden
October 18

Renter seeks relief from noisy apartment

Q: My daughter is renting a studio apartment in south Minneapolis. We looked at the building on a Sunday when nobody else was around except…
Movies