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Midwest Traveler: When in Detroit, eat everything
From ethnic enclaves to soul food, freewheeling Detroit's dining is diverse.
Red Cloud, Neb., celebrates 100 years of Willa Cather's 'My Antonia'
Nebraska town marks the centennial of Willa Cather's classic novel.
Quick Trips: Guttenberg, Iowa; Aberdeen, S.D.; Hackensack, Minn.
Why autumn is the best time for a trip to the Boundary Waters
Autumn visitors to the wilderness area find fewer bugs, less campsite competition and a new season of beauty.
Fall colors: Get them while you can
Rolling into autumn with 3 scenic driving routes in Minnesota
For a blast of fall colors, hit the road on one of these three routes.
Where to eat in Chicago's West Loop
Where to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner in the neighborhood.
Tips for train travel, from someone who was stuck on one in Wisconsin
When traveling on Amtrak, pack well, warns Wyatt Johnston of Rochester, Minn. “Bring snacks, bring extra batteries, bring one of those portable Wi-Fi hotspot…
Midwest Traveler: Butterhorns and beer in Bismarck, N.D.
Bismarck, N.D., beckons with new breweries, indigenous culture and a revitalized downtown.
Midwest Traveler: Cruising around Wisconsin's wild Lake Superior isles
A cruise tour delivers close-up views of the Apostle Islands.
Midwest Traveler: Fossil hunting at Iowa's Devonian Gorge and five more regional sites
Iowa's Devonian Fossil Gorge and other Midwestern sites make for a prehistoric road trip.
Midwest Traveler: Kansas boasts quirky 'grass-roots art' capital
Small-town Lucas attracts artists from way, way off the beaten path.
Midwest Traveler: Small-town museum in southwest Wisconsin has big vision
The Driftless Historium in Mount Horeb, Wis., is an impressive tribute.
Plunging down the 6 scariest waterslides in Wisconsin Dells
Which ones cause the most people to chicken out while waiting in line or milliseconds before taking the plunge?
How the amphibious World War II 'Duck' boat became a tourist staple
The amphibious war vehicles were revived in Wisconsin Dells, Branson.
Midwest Traveler: Exploring small towns along the Great River Road in Iowa
Antiques, small towns and beautiful views define one 72-mile stretch along the Mississippi.
Midwest Traveler: Paddling under the bridges of Madison County
Canoeing Iowa's Middle River, made famous by its iconic covered bridges.
Minnesota's best bike trail takes riders on a tour of the Iron Range
The unpredictable Mesabi Trail carries cyclists 135 miles from the Mississippi River to the Boundary Waters.
Midwest Traveler: Eau Claire renaissance continues
The Wisconsin city reinvents itself with music, bikes, art and food.
Michigan is mad about hops — and hoppy beers
Craft-beer-crazy Michigan is the nation's fourth-largest hops producer.
Tour Minnesota's giant roadside attractions: from Jolly Green Giant to a double-decker outhouse
From the oddball to the iconic, these roadside attractions reveal the magic of our state.
In the Brainerd Lakes area, alone and loving it
Being alone at a resort could feel strange. But in this case it was wonderful.
Midwest Traveler: Des Moines is Iowa's capital of public art
Des Moines will be busy during next weekend's annual Arts Festival.
Baraboo, Wis., is becoming an up-and-coming tourist town
Still the circus capital, Baraboo, Wis., is starting to turn into a more chic destination.
Vacationing in silence at St. John's Abbey in central Minnesota
Abbey guesthouse invites anyone to stay for a peaceful, reflective retreat.
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Around the Region
Sunset illuminates a stark landscape in Death Valley
In Death Valley, rugged roads led to a memorable camping trip
How to plan a dream fall vacation in Wisconsin Dells
Why third-party hotel bookings can be bad
Noah's Ark in Kentucky must be seen to be believed
Remarkable cookbook collection at U is a scholar's (and eater's) delight
Want to make a burger without the mess? Use a sheet pan
Home & Garden
Look inside the Summit Avenue row house where F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote his first novel
Bold black-and-white makeover in Linden Hills is open for Remodelers Showcase
Will Smith marks 50th birthday with a leap near Grand Canyon
Cosby in cuffs: TV star gets 3 to 10 years for sex assault
Star Tribune launches redesigned, updated news app
The new app works on Apple and Android smartphones and tablets.
Faribault celebrates the virtuous life with community effort to bring out its best
Minnesota woodturners' boxes give sick kids a place for beads of courage
The Good Life
What are Minnesotans' go-to summer traditions? Hint: There are quite a few
Vacationing boomers put new spin on grandparenting by taking grandkids along
Each Saturday, Star Tribune writers showcase Minnesota architecture.
'Love, Gilda' is a lovely portrait of a beloved icon
'Life Itself' is a dead end
Review: Ringo Starr's semi-famous bandmates upstage him at the Ordway
Prince insiders dish on first album released from storied Paisley Park vault
Splashdown in Berlin: Exploring the waterways of Germany's capital
At Mesa Verde National Park, cliffside dwellings hint at an ancient way of life
TV & Media
Garrison Keillor's St. Paul home is on the market for $2.495 million
'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' lives up to its name at the Emmys
Stage & Arts
Flour mill? Grocery store? All the world's a stage for Minnesota theaters
In Minneapolis show, a New York artist finds the meaning of kitsch
Review: 'Transcription,' by Kate Atkinson
'Lovely, forbidding' Lake Superior inspires Minnesota novelist Leif Enger
Eat & Drink
Surly's annual Darkness Day outgrows old location, moves to Somerset Amphitheater
Neighborhood gem Xavi closes its doors after 2½ years in south Minneapolis
How you can help when natural disasters strike
Local organizations are fighting for refugees
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