Coronavirus
October 13, 2020
Choua Lee Yang co-founded Prairie Seeds Academy in Brooklyn Park with her husband.

Choua Lee Yang, founder of Hmong charter school, dies of COVID at 53

Nearly two decades ago, lifelong educator Choua Lee Yang had the ambitious idea to start a new school. In 2004, Yang and her husband, Cha…
Politics
February 16, 2016
Lewis facing strong criticism for past comments about women

Lewis facing strong criticism for past comments about women

Second Congressional District candidate Jason Lewis is facing strong criticism today from fellow Republicans - including a call for him to end his campaign - for past comments he made on his radio show about women.
10,000 Takes
January 7, 2016
Is Minnesota really so kid-friendly? A newcomer weighs in

Is Minnesota really so kid-friendly? A newcomer weighs in

The real question for this newcomer became whether Minnesota was "mom-friendly." After a few months, she noticed subtle improvements in her daily life that native Minnesotans probably take for granted.
10,000 Takes
December 29, 2015
My toilet succumbed to our crumbling infrastructure, and yours could be next

My toilet succumbed to our crumbling infrastructure, and yours could be next

The fix? Our trusted plumber looked up to the sky, where the gods of plumbing irony reside, and did some rough calculations in his head. "$6,000 to $10,000, depending."
10,000 Takes
December 29, 2015
An Iron Ranger's relationship with the grandfather who longed for a son

An Iron Ranger's relationship with the grandfather who longed for a son

I became the writer my grandfather the miner always wished he could be. But I was more like Grandpa than anyone imagined.
10,000 Takes
December 22, 2015
My self-employed life: Why Minnesotans like me choose freelancing

My self-employed life: Why Minnesotans like me choose freelancing

As a freelancer, I'm working harder than ever. As a parent, I can't imagine my life any other way.
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10,000 Takes
December 18, 2015
From one Korean Minnesotan to another: Welcome to Byung Ho Park

From one Korean Minnesotan to another: Welcome to Byung Ho Park

This Minnesota Twins superfan is especially excited about the arrival of Korean slugger Byung Ho Park.
10,000 Takes
December 15, 2015
My long and complicated relationship with Minnesota winters

My long and complicated relationship with Minnesota winters

From WCCO Radio's list of school closings to the back pain associated with shoveling wet snow, a born-and-raised Minnesotan reflects on his love-hate relationship with winter.
10,000 Takes
December 10, 2015
Too fast, too slow, too angry: A New Yorker critiques Minnesota drivers

Too fast, too slow, too angry: A New Yorker critiques Minnesota drivers

Look, I'm not an award-winning driver. But I have concluded that Minnesota drivers vibrate — often quite violently — between how they want to be perceived and how they really feel inside.
10,000 Takes
December 8, 2015
How a transplanted orchestra musician became a real Minnesotan

How a transplanted orchestra musician became a real Minnesotan

In 1979, cellist Janet Horvath moved from Toronto to play for the Minnesota Orchestra. Her first winter was brutal, but she quickly learned to behave — and dress — like the locals.
Home & Garden
December 8, 2015

Arrow-Breaker faucets are great, but there are two important things to know about them

The first thing to know about these faucets is that there is no need for an exterior vacuum breaker.
Politics
December 5, 2015
Former GOP chairman to lead Ben Carson's campaign in Minnesota

Former GOP chairman to lead Ben Carson's campaign in Minnesota

Ron Carey, the former chairman of the Republican Party of Minnesota has been hired by Ben Carson's presidential campaign.
10,000 Takes
December 1, 2015
'I'm childless by choice and I feel pretty great about it'

'I'm childless by choice and I feel pretty great about it'

"Every time we see our friends struggling with managing jobs, kids, a car seat and the ability to poop in privacy, we look at each other and say: 'Oh, man. No thanks. A world of no thanks!'"
Home & Garden
December 1, 2015

Repairing a window with fogged glass

I recently had several windows with fogged glass repaired, and I took photos of the process to share with anyone who's curious.
Your Voices
November 29, 2015

Sociable Cider Werks celebrates two years

Sociable Cider Werks has been in operation for two years now.
Your Voices
November 28, 2015

Republic and GYST both set to host sour beer events on December 12th

Sour beer lovers will be glad to know that there are two great events coming up on December 12th.
Your Voices
November 26, 2015

Minnesota's first hydroponic hop garden looks to change the way we grow hops

The first hydroponic hop garden in Minnesota is looking for your help.
Your Voices
November 25, 2015
A lesbian mom feels pressure to be perfect

A lesbian mom feels pressure to be perfect

As much progress as we have made in our fight for equality, we still sometimes feel the pressure to be the perfect lesbian family.
Your Voices
November 24, 2015
A day in the life: Brew day at Bad Weather Brewing

A day in the life: Brew day at Bad Weather Brewing

In all of my years of writing about beer, this was the most fun and interesting thing I've ever been a part of. Brewing with Andy is an experience I'll never forget.
Home & Garden
November 24, 2015

Failed window seals: A common cause of foggy glass

One of the most common window and door issues that comes up during a home inspection is fogged glass, more commonly known as a broken seal.