January 1
The Miniwallet from the Dutch company Secrid.

Is the wallet an endangered species?

Tech has reduced the need to carry cash, photos.
January 1

As more women run for office, child care remains a hurdle

When Kimberly Dudik ran for her fourth term in the Montana House, state officials told her she could not use campaign money to pay for child care for her four young children.
December 30, 2019

Forest ecologist helps refashion Barbie dolls as scientists

When Nalini Nadkarni was a kid, she'd run home from school, climb into one of the eight maple trees in her parents' backyard and spend an afternoon there with an apple and a book.
December 27, 2019

Innovative fashion designers lead the way on sustainability

LONDON —Innovative fashion designers are turning to such things as horseradish and nettles to make sustainable clothing and accessories to the delight of a growing…
Variety
December 14, 2019
Marylynn Shapiro and Katie Mitchell.

Scene + Heard: Fundraising is in fashion at Northern Vogue

Northern Vogue is a semiannual fundraiser highlighting the Minnesota fashion industry. Dressed to the nines, attendees descended on the W Minneapolis for music, dinner and…
Stage & Arts
December 8, 2019
Sarah Agaton Howes creates “Ojibwe contemporary art for all.”

From blankets to phone cases, this Minnesota designer creates 'Ojibwe contemporary art for all'

There’s often a strawberry in the striking floral designs that Sarah Agaton Howes creates. For the Anishinaabe entrepreneur, teacher and community organizer, the little red…
Magazine
November 27, 2019
Julie Steller now has 14 people who sew for Steller’s Handcrafted Goods. See their work at stellergoods.com

Upcycling vintage Scandinavian sweaters is this Minnesota company's specialty

If you love upcycling, Scandinavian chic, women-run businesses and staying warm in winter, you’re going to love Steller Handcrafted Goods. Founded in 2009 after…
Variety
November 9, 2019
Jenny Kisner (Rikki), Jessica & Aaron Raatz (Roku & Roo)

Scene+Heard: Supersized fun at Ronald McDonald House gala

The 2019 Ronald McDonald House gala was a celebration of 40 years of hope and family. Guests at the Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, the Depot were…
Variety
October 22, 2019

Scene + Heard: Cathedral Festival of Lights Gala

The Cathedral Festival of Lights Gala, held at the Cathedral of St. Paul, celebrated the restoration of the stained-glass windows that light the Shrine of the Nations. Sponsored by the Cathedral Heritage Foundation, a nonprofit historic preservation organization dedicated to restoring and enhancing the cathedral, the evening included tours, a live auction and choir music.
Style
October 10, 2019
Fall looks (from top): Black magic, fall flare, earth to shore, funnel of love, varsity squad and beach walk. See details below.Photographer: Lauren K

Midwest fall fashion means cozy sweaters, stocking caps and flat

Inspired by the rocky shores along the East Coast, fall fashions are cool-toned, textured and layered. Summer's crop tops have given way to long, cozy…
Variety
October 10, 2019
Brittany Marie Wilson and Brittany D. Parker at the Cowles Center's Gotta Dance gala.

Scene + Heard: Cowles Center celebrates with annual Gotta Dance Gala

The Cowles Center paid homage to the silver screen at its annual Gotta Dance gala. The evening was filled with performances inspired by the likes…
Variety
October 7, 2019
Kimberley Robinson, singer Ashley DuBose and Patricia Adams.

Scene + Heard: Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery celebrates its first year

Westminster Presbyterian Church in downtown Minneapolis was the backdrop for the Northern Lights Gala sponsored by the Minnesota African American Heritage Museum and Gallery. The…
Magazine
September 30, 2019
Britney Hensen demonstrates how she would make a piece of jewelry from driftwood she collected from the shore of Lake Superior. ALEX KORMANN ¥ alex.k

Minnesota driftwood becomes beautiful jewelry

"Seeing the vibrancy of the driftwood, I realized it could be a wearable thing," Hansen says.
Home & Garden
September 28, 2019
Flowers from Twin Cities Flower Exchange.

Getting married? Designers make case for 'unusual and beautiful' Minnesota-grown flowers

Thanks to colorful and surprising choices, using locally grown flowers doesn't mean you're limited to daisies in a jar.
Variety
September 26, 2019
Jess Schneider anad Debra Ziemann at the 2019 Hunger Bash.

Scene + Heard: The Food Group's Hunger Bash

Guests at the eighth annual Hunger Bash, held at the University of Minnesota’s McNamara Alumni Center, were treated to fine food, music and inspiring stories…
Variety
September 23, 2019
Executive director/founder Rachel Mairose, Dr. Tanya Schulte, Mark Vannurden, Abbey Dockendorf at Bone Appetit, a gala to benefit Secondhand Hounds.

Scene + Heard: Bone Appetit fundraiser for Secondhand Hounds

Guests at Secondhand Hounds’ Bone Appetit were treated to traditional fundraiser fare — high-profile hosts, music, a live auction and tasty treats (by the likes…
Magazine
September 22, 2019
Credit: Emily FreitasMille boutique on Grand Avenue in Minneapolis.

A peek inside Minneapolis boutique Mille, home of romantic, feminine styles

inside peek MilleThe origin: Mille got its start a decade ago in owner Michelle LeBlanc's home. "I had always worked in boutiques and then, after…
Variety
September 20, 2019
Louisa Darr, Payton Seacrist, H. Adam Harris, Autumn Ness and Madison Neal at the 2019 Curtain Call Ball.

Scene + Heard: Children's Theatre Curtain Call Ball

The 2019 Curtain Call Ball, Children’s Theatre Company’s annual fundraiser, was a mystical experience. For the Mystical Menagerie themed event, steampunk costumed characters entertained guests.…
Variety
September 5, 2019
Taylor Roton, Kat Perkins, Carolyn Anderson at the 2019 AngelHair Beauty Bash.

Scene + Heard: AngelHair Beauty Bash

Calhoun Beach Club in Minneapolis hosted the 2019 AngelHair Beauty Bash, which brought together patrons young and old to help support women with cancer. The…
Variety
August 29, 2019
Capt. Tesseyman (Greg Marchand), Kain Preston (Jess Monaghan).

Scene + Heard: Minnesota Renaissance Festival

The Minnesota Renaissance Festival once again drew merrymakers of all ages to Shakopee. Some dressed for the occasion in medieval-inspired costumes. Lords and ladies, knights…