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People are out walking in record numbers during the pandemic. Here's how to avoid pedestrian rage.
The chairman of Macalester's geology department helped discover a new mammal.
A Minnesota war hero killed on D-Day will finally be buried in Normandy.
With prom canceled amid the COVID-19 pandemic, high school juniors and seniors show off their formal-wear and share alternate plans for celebrating the rite of passage.
At the end of the day, the two take walks, eat dinner, watch a little TV and have nightly dance parties.
No matter their angle or aesthetic, these newspapers are a source of community camaraderie.
A therapist shares tips for how couples can maintain harmony even in close quarters.
One day a year, arboretum staff and volunteers clean and preserve a rare collection of sculptural furniture.
In the midst of COVID-19 confinement, some Minnesotans are discovering what really matters.
In Minnesota, the country's last stronghold of native Ojibwe speakers, Anton Treuer is racing to preserve knowledge.
Those treating COVID-19 patients can get some rest and keep their families safe.
Minneapolis distiller donates hand sanitizer to a local soup kitchen — and realizes it fed him as a kid.
Three Minnetonka H.S. alum talking taboo topics (and TMI) have become leaders in the true crime genre.
Befitting the loving and beloved person she was, Beddor died on Feb. 14, Valentine's Day.
The eight-week cultural orientation class helps immigrants and temporary residents navigate myriad American systems — legal, education, health care — and more.
Richardson Nature Center's annual ice harvest recalls a time when gathering ice cubes involved as much work as farming a crop.
Born of an unlikely friendship, a nonprofit formed by two Twin Cities women supports abuse survivors.
Warmer colors, cheerful laundry rooms and bathroom seating are on the horizon, according to Houzz.
Designers weigh in on the ways homeowners are personalizing and reinventing their spaces.
He left behind detailed instructions for his final mass, down to his favorite hymns and gladiola-filled floral arrangements.
The Bentleyville holiday light show reunites several figures from the beloved eighth-floor displays.
Travail restaurant raises eyebrows and laughs with its seventh annual Sexy Chef Calendar.
Three festive crafts from local style blogger Erin Francois that you can make yourself.
Communities try novel approaches to engage readers, visitors
"A Beginner's Guide to the End" helps people prepare for a life stage that many would prefer to deny.
On Isla Mujeres, a St. Paul man pours on the hometown welcome.
Monday Night Square Dance has been the local epicenter of "old-time music, dance and raging hormones" for four decades.
How a Bloomington video gamer turned his fine-motor skills into a career as a professional drone racer.
If you've ever bought or rented a Halloween costume online, there's a good chance it came from here.
Rarely did her "social butterfly" mother visit anybody without something she'd made in hand, daughter Cindi Konitzer said.
He has a disability. She doesn't. To change how the world sees them as a couple, these two Minnesotans launched a vlog and became a YouTube sensation.
Mother-daughter speaking tour promotes "The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience."
Long told they're in denial, those who don't feel sexual attraction see their stories on stage.
Though they work in two very different corners of the art world, the couple share an understanding of both its challenges and its allure.
These carefree outside games — from Red Light, Green Light to Kick the Can — are still a staple of backyards, schoolyards, playgrounds and camps.
Glanzer and her husband made their careers as jewelers, traveling to juried art fairs around the country, winning awards and forming a network.
Coming from hobo royalty, St. Paul's Colleen "Crash" Burke was destined to ride the rails.
The Ohio State Fair has a long tradition of displaying butter sculptures, including Darth Vader, Mr. Monopoly and Wendy's founder Dave Thomas.
By performing Native hoop dance to hip-hop, two Minneapolis brothers are revitalizing an age-old tradition.
The artist known for Walkin' Around Checkin' Stuff Out scouts supper clubs, small-town bars and other places he doesn't quite belong.
Sidewalk Talk Twin Cities brings a nonjudgmental ear to public spaces.
The sportscaster, who is headed to Twin Cities Orthopedics as a Digital Video/Social Media Specialist, said it was "the toughest tweet I've ever had to write."
Consider @IndignantMN a crash course in North Star culture.
While da Vinci might be best known for two of the world's most famous paintings, he was the Renaissance's ultimate Renaissance man.
From an artistic Minnesota family, St. Paul's Pope brothers are creating photorealistic drawings that attract collectors worldwide.
Hot dog seller Dave Magnuson has provided bargain eats with a personal touch from his spot in Northstar Center for nearly three decades.
Physics and engineering contest is a first for Minnesota high schoolers.
Barbara “Bobbie” Brown was a lifelong learner who continued to educate herself up until her death on April 28, at age 88, after suffering a…
A 40-state road trip led two NYC transplants to the Twin Cities. Now they know more about Minnesota than most of us.
Tracking the roots of "Minnesota Nice" is difficult, partly because people don't agree on what it actually is.
With cause marketing, young consumers wear their philanthropy on their sleeves — and heads and feet.
Middle-schoolers break the silence on tough issues with brave personal narratives
This spring, the inclusive fashion brand will open its first Midwestern pop-up.
The mega-celebrity shows off the Minnesota company's new women's boot line.
After nearly four decades of gale-force winds and prying eyes, Split Rock's Lee Radzak is leaving his iconic home after 36 years.
Ruth Hass spent a lifetime caring for others, from tending wounded soldiers as an Army nurse during World War II to visiting shut-ins. She died…
Local knitters' multicolored handiworks turn weather stats into art and a gentle form of activism.
For Minnesotans Jenny Ries and Craig Hirschey, first comes love, then comes a combo candy bar.
Frank Gehry protégé designed the MacPhail Center for Music.
Using social media, an aspiring reality TV star is bringing his controversial profession into the digital age.
Opponents of bail argue that it creates a two-tiered justice system.
Parents' natural response to abductions is to rein kids in. Experts say that's the wrong thing to do.
The neighborhood's original housing stock, largely modest Cape Cods and ramblers, hadn't been significantly improved since the homes were built in the 1940s and 1950s.
Creating a family-friendly, generation-connecting, screen-free game plan for the days off.
Twenty years ago, sports reporter Randy Shaver took on cancer and won. He's since become an anchor, taught his son the ropes — and is fighting his cruelest opponent once again.
From two-sheet-pan operation to the Target shelves: A retiree's snacktastic success story outlasts the oil boom.
Fueled by enviable Instagrammed party pics, arty arrangements are on the rise.
Charities and clinics offer buybacks, donations and swaps for surplus candy.
Yes, you can skip the sugar for trick-or-treaters. Here's how.
Blamed for the demise of everything from dating to bar soap to golf, young people are lowering divorce rates.
Dave Ryan has captained Booty Cruises and pranked everyone from parents to pet owners. But what if he's more mature than we think?
Roode left behind an inspiring body of work and a lasting influence on many other artists.
In emerging "sleeper" trends, Twin Cities moviegoers embrace theaters' efforts to replicate home.
When the Minnesota Children's Museum rolled out its renovation, some visitors got confused, others got rowdy. The First 100 Days team was deployed to tweak the design.
How the once bankrupt, twice divorced MyPillow peddler quit crack, found God, befriended Donald Trump and became Minnesota's quirkiest celebrity.