Shopping at the fair? Where to find deals on Minnesota-made goods

Shopping at the fair? Where to find deals on Minnesota-made goods

Believe it or not, the Minnesota State Fair is a fine place to score discounts from Faribault Woolen Mill and other home-state manufacturers.
Variety
1:45pm

ACLU: Christian woman forced to remove headscarf for license

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing county officials in Alabama who told a Christian woman to remove her headscarf for her driver's license photo.
Movies
9:10am

Spike Jonze debuts wild perfume ad starring Margaret Qualley

Director Spike Jonze has unveiled a wild four-minute perfume advertisement that stars actress Margaret Qualley.The star of HBO's "The Leftovers" spends the video dancing, jumping,…
Variety
August 29

Foot Locker looks to play up the store experience

Start with the shoes but move on from there. That's the plan at Foot Locker Inc., long known for its sneakers, which is reorganizing its stores to further highlight top brands, designating areas to showcase trends, and adding more displays of full sports gear to encourage broader shopping.
National
August 29

Kerry Washington: 'Two pregnancies have been very different'

"Scandal" creator Shonda Rhimes didn't know that star Kerry Washington had another baby on the way when a less-is-more plan was put in place for season six of the political thriller.
National
August 29

Clinton could face mounting problem with health overhaul

With the hourglass running out for his administration, President Barack Obama's health care law is struggling in many parts of the country. Double-digit premium increases and exits by big-name insurers have caused some to wonder whether "Obamacare" will go down as a failed experiment.
Music
August 28
Beyonce arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden...

Winged Beyonce and her golden Blue Ivy win the VMA carpet

Accompanied by daughter Blue Ivy sporting a big tulle train, Beyonce was angel-winged and green-feathered Sunday night on the white carpet of the MTV Video Music Awards, one of the wildest celebrity fashion parades of the year.
Music
August 28

Michael Phelps put a name to his famous Phelpsface: Future

The most decorated Olympian of all time, swimmer Michael Phelps, offered a name to go with his famous Phelps face Sunday night and it's one word: Future.
Music
August 27

Scene + Heard: At the Metallica show

Wearing their best fan gear, metalheads young and old flooded into U.S. Bank Stadium to see a trio of heavy metal acts.
Variety
August 26

Mural of assassin Oswald on Dallas building draws scrutiny

A nearly two-story mural of assassin Lee Harvey Oswald recently painted on a Dallas building is drawing criticism for being insensitive.
Movies
August 26

Jesse Metcalfe revels in real-life romance, music on TV

Jesse Metcalfe is stretching himself artistically as a musician and, on the side, as a jewelry designer.
National
August 25

AP EXPLAINS: Why burkini swimsuits are causing controversy

French mayors are drawing international anger for banning the burkini, an all-encompassing swimsuit worn by a small minority of Muslim women. The Associated Press explains the core of the controversy.
Variety
August 24

Style calendar

Enjoy North Loop Night Out from 5-8 p.m. today in Minneapolis. The monthly shopping and dining event features more than a dozen merchants offering discounts.…
Music
August 23

#SoGoneChallenge gives Monica and 13-year-old hit a boost

R&B singer Monica says she's happy to see her 13-year-old hit "So Gone" trend heavily on social media, spike in sales and streams, and find a new audience with younger kids.
National
August 23

Experts conclude Flint River might have caused skin rashes

The improperly treated river water that Flint residents bathed and cleaned with for 1½ years may have caused skin rashes that possibly worsened because people became mentally stressed and changed their hygiene over concerns about the water, federal and state officials said Tuesday.
Variety
August 22

KFC's new marketing gimmick: Giving away scented sunscreen

KFC gave away 3,000 bottles of sunscreen that it said smelled like fried chicken to drum up buzz for its Extra Crispy chicken.
National
August 20

Tanning industry blames 10,000 salon closings on 'Obamacare'

The tanning salon industry is feeling burned by "Obamacare."
Music
August 20

Kanye West's weekend pop-up store in Boston draws big crowds

Kanye West's pop-up clothing store has opened in downtown Boston.
Variety
August 19

Style alert: People are wearing expensive shower caps in public now

When humidity and straightened hair don't go together, try a shower cap.
Style
August 19

Scene + Heard: Taste and Toast at the Minnesota Landscape Arborteum

After an afternoon of torrential rain, the skies cleared for Taste and Toast, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum's summer fundraiser.
Variety
August 19

Woman to be buried in dress she planned to get married in

A South Carolina woman will be wearing the wedding dress she planned to get married in this weekend at her funeral.