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Madison Karas

Reporting intern | General assignment

Madison Karas is a reporting intern at the Star Tribune.

Recent content from Madison Karas

Why the old-style Lake Harriet Band Shell remains a perennial favorite

Despite its traditional design, the Minneapolis band shell is just a few decades old.

Despite the internet, Twin Cities zines continue to flourish

Tired of scrolling through art feeds on Instagram? Get your hands on a zine at one of Minneapolis' festivals.

Get homestyle cooking at these two new Minneapolis restaurants

Two ambitious groups of three opened restaurants with hopes of rebuilding their neighborhoods, one bite at a time.

Minnesota front-line workers on pandemic: 'There's still a little healing to do'

We checked in with health care, retail and janitorial workers to see how they've been faring.
Karl Remus and Bailey Cogan of 26 BATS!

Twin Cities band 26 BATS! celebrates a magic number with a new sound

Shape-shifting, portal-hopping duo 26 BATS! celebrates a golden year with a new sound.

Minneapolis duo 26BATS! hits their magic number

Shape-shifting, portal-hopping duo celebrates a golden year with a new sound.

Vets vie for largest virtual pet hangout while partying to Prince at First Ave

A veterinary group is livestreaming a private party from First Avenue, trying for a virtual world record.

10 Twin Cities summer date ideas that are more than just a meal

Here's a list of reader and staff suggestions across Minneapolis and St. Paul.

10 ways to celebrate the return of Twin Cities Pride Weekend

The festival has been scaled back, but several in-person events are set in Minneapolis.

84-year-old Deephaven painter Keith Wilcock wants to spread 'a jolt of joy' with art collection

Works from former Wilcock Gallery in Excelsior are for sale online.

Phoebe Bridgers heads to St. Paul's Palace Theatre for a two-nighter

The Sept. 11-12 dates directly follow the Pitchfork Festival in Chicago.

Maria Milagros Claro Mitchell, mother figure and immigrant mentor to many, dies at 67

She was a giving mother to her family and communities, which stretched from her relatives in tiny Trosky, Minn., and Macalpi-ay, Pastrana, Leyte, in the Philippines.

Lost in the Boundary Waters, a Minnesota couple found each other

Michael Kelly proposed to Nicole Erickson last month on the same island he'd marked years ago with a heart.

Through digital detective work, Minneapolis professor processes friend's suicide in a new podcast

In a new podcast, Augsburg professor traces his late friend's online footprints – including Britney fandom.
Students took to the dance floor during the first annual Native Prom at South High School in Minneapolis.

At Minneapolis' first-ever Native Prom, Indigenous youth celebrate their culture

The event honored Native students and graduates who didn't have a prom during the pandemic.

At Minneapolis' first-ever Native Prom, Indigenous youth celebrate their culture


Minnesota theaters are welcoming moviegoers back 'home'

A heat wave, rising state vaccination rates and much anticipated new movies are bringing Minnesotans back to the cinema.