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What started as a quick fix during the pandemic has turned into a booming industry.
Only 8.5% of married couples in the U.S. have more than a 10-year age difference.
By now, most of us have ditched our New Year's resolutions. Here's how to hang onto yours.
Instead of waiting for circumstances to change, we can make an attitude adjustment.
The quarantine has a number of tantalizing opportunities we can use to our benefit. Here are some to consider.
Annual list of popular baby names reflects 2020.
"Don't just eat bacon," the company's website advises. "Inhale it."
Monday's strip is the first by Jules Rivera, a new artist who has taken over the comic strip. But she's not jettisoning everything that has made "Mark Trail" part of readers' daily routines since 1946.
Twin Cities trainer/dietitian says it's time to quit using COVID-19 as an excuse: "We're not as fit as we were before."
Multimedia journalist traces the lines between temperance and suffrage movements.
Shelter-at-home rules caused the market to explode among serious exercise fans.
Word-recognition programs have trouble understanding us.
The carving process will be streamed on the Princess Kay Facebook page.
You won't be able to sip your favorite cool beverage at the State Fair this year, but you can drink it from an official cup.
Gyms have been closed for three long months, so while the spirit is willing, the muscles may be weak.
This Mother's Day, we salute four Twin Cities women who have risen to the challenge during chaotic times.
A Minnesota doctor and his wife have designed a no-sew face mask that simulates a surgical mask. It can be made in about 10 minutes from materials you probably have on hand.
If you treat exercise as something you simply have to do — and try to make it fun — you're more likely to stick with it.
For some folks, it's an annual tradition.
The movie is narrated by Bryan Cranston of TV's "Breaking Bad" fame.
Over the last five winters, the middle school teacher has worked to promote the favorite Minnesota past-time by working with schools, community groups and veterans' family organizations.
Minnesotans behind 612 Sauna Society's mobile sauna operation want to promote "thermaculture."
The year's weather was a record-breaker. Twin Cities precipitation totaled more than a foot above average.
Recently retired St. Paul museum exec hired "Breaking Bad" star for "Ancient Caves."
They think alike when it comes to naming their cherished four-legged friends.
When Kylee Leonetti says her business is a cut above, she isn’t speaking just metaphorically. Leonetti Confetti makes artisan confetti, each piece of fluttering paper…
At this Christmas tree farm, everyone is family — from four generations of owners, to staff, visitors, even the evergreens.
Nearly half of Americans say canned cranberry sauce is "disgusting," a survey found.
The best Halloween treat is for everyone to finish the evening happy. To that end, here are some safety tricks. While out and about •…
The new digital laser dome is only the third of its kind in the world.
An endurance race for junker cars has entrants channeling their inner MacGyver.
Les Heggernes, 94, collects towels and toiletry items for the 400 homeless people who find shelter at the Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities each night.
This comic drama is a call to action for anyone who's facing a challenge.
Do we really need another version of "The Lion King"? Another rock bioflick? Another "Aladdin"? Yes, we do.
Golden Valley woman has notched 25 years of daily walks without missing a single one.
We run more than in other countries, but it takes us longer.
Ron Howard took us to the moon and into hyperspace. Now he profiles a stratospheric singer.
Documentary focuses on the man more than his music.
Longtime TV personality Barry ZeVan offers old-school weathercasts.
"Dark Phoenix" works a nifty gender reversal on the superhero sci-fi series.
Longtime politician exuded calm and humility.
The live-action version of the Disney classic hits its stride with Will Smith's belated entrance as the genie.
Looking for the next blockbuster? Here are the movies that will be jockeying for superiority in the next few weeks.
Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul founder Al Milgrom started filming the documentary "Singin' in the Grain" in 1974. You can finally see it.
British director Mike Leigh tried to keep contemporary issues out of his 1819 drama. He couldn't.
This historical epic leads to a big finish, but there's too much talk along the way.
You're trapped inside by the polar vortex. What better time could there be for binge-watching classic films about the weather?There are two philosophies to building…
Family flick "A Dog's Way Home" chronicles a pet's 400-mile journey.
This story of social justice gone horribly awry is disturbing and powerful.
"Ben Is Back" explores the catastrophic costs of addiction on one middle-class family.
"Mary Poppins Returns" to thrill a new generation of viewers without alienating the old one.
Cinema Minneapolis features two nights of indie films that were shot here or were made by filmmakers from here.
Proponents of counting your blessings say not only is it easy, it works.
Filmmakers wrap up 2018 with a push for Oscar nominations and box-office bonanzas.
In a state-by-state comparison of what medical symptoms people google, Minnesotans focus on irritability. (Don't even ask about Wisconsin.)
The oak trees are literally going nuts this fall, with some of them producing up to 10 times their normal output.
A list of odds and sods to make it appear that you know your onions.
FICTION: "The Outsider" is sort of two books in one. Either one alone would have been more satisfying.
The language of love is gooey, but those cutesy names can help you stick together.
After learning she has terminal cancer, she threw herself a going-away party while still healthy enough to enjoy it.
Since 1978, the U's go-to guy has weathered the climatological storm.
LARK Toys in Kellogg, Minn., offers thousands of nostalgic toys in a Santa's workshop setting.
In a state-by-state breakdown of how marathoners rank, Minnesotans steadily move up the list as we age.
Politician and gadfly Barbara Carlson once lived a life as large as her personality. Now she's trying to keep other women from going broke like she did.
REVIEW: This ferocious depiction of the World War II beachfront battle will awe some viewers and alienate others — for the same basic reasons.
Except for elites, data show steady increase in race times across board over 20 years.
FICTION: Fitzgerald manuscripts disappear in John Grisham's latest mystery — which is really all about writing.
There's a bacon crisis looming on the horizon, the USDA warned. The country's bacon reserves are at the lowest point they've been since December 1957.
FICTION: This murder mystery set in a small Icelandic town takes a page from "Murder on the Orient Express."
The Care Providers of Minnesota volunteer of the year has formed a special bond with a resident at the Good Samaritan Society in Robbinsdale.
Six months past cancer surgery and nine days shy of her 92nd birthday, Louise Spencer pushed her walker up to the door of the 18-wheeler. She was crossing an item off her bucket list — driving a semi.
With new concussion treatment, Minnesota football star Ben Utecht is determined to remember what's most important: his family.
FICTION: The latest Virgil Flowers mystery takes a while to hit its stride.
"Going to see a doctor or dentist isn't always the most pleasant experience. The music puts them at ease."
Century-old Uptown landmark continues to find new life 35 years after it supposedly was closed.