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Worship services inspired by star held in Plymouth Congregational Church, set for George Floyd Square
He took a job with the grounds crew as a teen and rose to become foreman and superintendent before overseeing wider operations.
As Orthodox Easter approaches, they are pitching in with pysanky workshops and fundraisers.
Easter Sunday's celebratory sounds set to return for singers and congregations.
This Passover, some Jewish families are telling not only the story of the Israelites, but of George Floyd, too.
Youth leaders at Blaine Muslim Community Center offer spiritual and practical help before fasting begins.
G. Travis Norvell on his new book and how he got MPR to include daily bike commute reports
First auction of owl art raised $100,000.
Newly popular prayer apps like Hallow and Glorify follow the successful formula of meditation apps.
The sale of the art, collected through the center's annual art contest, will benefit Ukrainian children.
Local show celebrates the work of Claude Riedel, who has created ner tamids for more than 175 synagogues.
New efforts add sparkle to the solemn first day of Lent.
The western suburb is famously associated with Minnesota's Jewish population, which built a sizable community there in the latter half of the 20th century.
Many young priests are more traditional, alienating some older church members.
Bet Shalom Congregation's Jill Crimmings illustrates a weekly Torah reading one intricate challah loaf at a time.
They join a worldwide outpouring for the influential teacher and peace activist who died Saturday.
Michael Adam Latz, a prominent social justice advocate, had "significant issues" with staff interactions
The senior pastor had been congregation's first woman, first Black person and first gay person to fill the role
Alcohol has an outsized effect on rest because it worsens sleep in many ways.
More churches have started hosting drive-through events in the pandemic.
Police say victim was brought to nearby hospital, but did not provide condition
Timothy Lee Otto charged Friday in July incident
For now, the monthly star parties are a virtual experience. A camera at the back of the museum's telescope captures close-up images, which are streamed via Zoom.
Whether you say grace, give a blessing or go DIY, dinnertime rituals create connection and mindfulness.
In her hometown of Watonga, Okla., Rosemary Hail Conner was teased for wearing hand-me-down clothing. That's why the brand-new pink dress she received as a…
New apps, daily prompts and subscription services aim to help parents complete the beloved books.
From blizzard babies to sharing shovels, these tales of Minnesota's epic 1991 storm are worth sharing.
Share your winter tales of the epic Halloween snowstorm
The square pumpkin is celebrating 20 years and is part of anti-bullying efforts
Once sought after, perfectionism is increasingly being seen as an obstacle to a happy, healthy life.
Green, back from a leave to focus on her recovery, had been broadcasting from her bedroom during the pandemic.
St Paul author Kao Kalia Yang's poignant picture book tells the story of her neighbor, Bob. His bench has a new home at the East Side Freedom Library.
With dry bars, recovery workouts and a thriving support community, Minnesotans are taking a new approach to sobriety.
Tornado warnings and severe thunderstorm warnings were popping up in southwestern Minnesota after storm warnings earlier in the day.
The multistate law enforcement team Operation United Front arrested a Bloomington man.
Under state rules, renting out a backyard pool makes it a public pool.
A Minneapolis man who has turned his love for hot peppers into a YouTube series is partnering with a local hot sauce maker to bottle his peppers.
Sunflowers used to be just a crop. Now they've become a destination, luring camera-toting visitors.
What's new and different at the State Fair after a year off? A fair amount.
Mark Douglass spoke out about surviving childhood sexual abuse in 1984, when adult victims — especially men — rarely came forward and time limits made…
Forget the musty blankets and cold sandwiches. Pros make picnics posh.
It includes pools in more than 125 U.S. cities and several locations in Canada and Australia.
Mural-on-wheels Winnie Cooper RV, Champ the Scamp and other remodeled Minnesota RVs are hitting the road.
Some people are finding they're hesitant to do the things they had looked forward to doing post-vaccine.
It's hot, and it looks like it's going to stay that way. You can hide out in your basement or get creatively cool.
It may take work to reconnect after months of misfired texts and fizzled Zoom brunches.
The Mayo Clinic's carillon bell tower performances have been a staple for nearly a century.
Even as she built a life in California, she stayed connected to her Minnesota roots.
From dance-less dances to outdoor carnivals, Minnesota high schools are opting for creative takes on the traditional prom this year.
Forget Netflix-and-takeout dates. With vaccinated grandparents eager to babysit, mom and dad are starting to venture out.
Whether they took epic road trips or drove across town, these readers went for their COVID-19 vaccinations and came away with a dose of gratitude.
These Twin Cities residents discovered their homes were once in "Caucasians only" enclaves. They're confronting history in an effort to fight the homeownership gap.
So far, animal babies born at the zoo's farm this spring include 11 piglets, three lambs, two goat kids, and a number of chicks.
Many are flocking to local llama farms to get a warm, comforting hug.
Despite the swings in temperatures, we got outside, tried everything from ice climbing to ice yoga and embraced a Minnesota winter.
One person died after being taken to a hospital.
'Way too much trauma and way too much hurt,' his sister posted.
When the Minnesota Vikings honored Alvin Donahoo with a standing ovation as a "Hometown Hero" a day after his 100th birthday, the U.S. Navy veteran…
Enjoy these two slower, quieter ways to experience winter.
Working out outside and switching up your activities offers surprising benefits.
For the next 30 days, we'll spend 30 minutes a day outside to reduce stress, improve our immune systems and see Minnesota's "other" season in a whole new light.
Company pivots from producing parachutes for sky divers to live-saving masks.
A big-hearted priest with a "constant grin and twinkle in his eye," the Rev. Patrick Griffin believed it was a privilege to serve poor people."His…
Ready, set, puzzle!This winter, jigsaw enthusiasts by the dozens can gather virtually to spend a few hours puzzling together.There are prizes for putting the puzzle…
Virtual visits with Mr. Claus can create real magic if parents do a little prep.
From online holiday markets to virtual personal shoppers, here's how to shop locally for gifts this year.
A Minneapolis mom and mindfulness educator has strategies to keep calm and carry on.
Long-running family camp continues to help kids facing loss despite pandemic challenges.
Even before the skulls and ghosts from Halloween came down, Christmas lovers across Minnesota were pulling out the ornaments and twinkly lights.
It's possible to limit the risks of a large gathering and still keep some of the magic.
Photographers are hosting shoots outside or in garages: Even in an age when parents' phones are filled with images of their children, the humble school picture still carries meaning.
Seena Hodges works to set her clients on the path to create a more anti-racist, inclusive world.
Piccard organized the country's first hot-air balloon race, launching from a frozen White Bear Lake as part of the 1962 St. Paul Winter Carnival.
As colder weather sends us indoors, many Minnesotans are shrinking their social circles.
Many activities — from concerts to church to doctor visits — can now be experienced from the safe bubble of our vehicles. But car-first culture comes at a cost.