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An indoor mask-wearing mandate will end no later than July 1 and COVID-19 restrictions on business and social gatherings will end May 28 under a plan that Gov. Tim Walz hailed Thursday as a path to a "great summer" for Minnesota.
TikTok star's company made millions off internet nonsense.
The talk show host sent flowers to the Minneapolis woman who helped turn George Floyd's killing into a global conversation.
A Minnesota Children's Museum virtual discussion and new MPR podcast offer tips on how to address racism.
With so many people spending their days kitchen-adjacent, readily indulging in fat- and carb-laden comfort foods, the "quarantine 15" was expected early in the pandemic.But…
After a year at home, vaccines and anticipated outings bring shoppers back to the stores.
He was an engineer early in his career, as well as a naturalist who documented his encounters with camera and pen, and the author of several books on insects.
Some Minnesotans would like to continue the routines the pandemic helped them establish.
Perhaps because of our famed reserve, we lead the nation in tweeting our hatred for virtual meetings.
Michael Osterholm warned of a global pandemic more than a decade ago. Now he's getting us through it with science — and heart.
These Minnesotans are embracing the changes the pandemic has brought to their lives.
The grandkids taught this Edina couple to use TikTok. Now their singing parodies have gone viral.
Adults embraced snow pants this winter, and wondered why they gave up the warmth they knew as kids.
Rose Bayuk was a feisty 5-footer who, at 104, still hosted near-weekly dinner parties for her large circle of family and friends.The former Army nurse…
After her 13-year-old daughter took her own life, a Minneapolis mom devoted herself to addressing the teen suicide epidemic at its roots.
Minneapolis rink-makers wield fire hoses and flood boxes, shovel ice shavings, and fight frost boils to provide smooth ice.
As COVID-19 has ravaged the elderly, couples who have spent nearly a lifetime together are dying together — days, sometimes hours apart. For some families, the losses are even more painful because a vaccine was almost within reach.
Funeral photography, while still rare, is growing in the age of COVID as families seek new ways to remember.
Modified and postponed plans can still tap the surprising benefits we get from rituals.
A new executive and artistic director adds culinary, cultural, and artistic programming.
A Minneapolis man is fueling the global craze for the hottest quarantine toy you've never heard of.
Here’s something else the pandemic has put in short supply: things to look forward to. So this year’s Great Northern (Jan. 28 through…
Even as our winters "shrink and warm," we're complaining more.
Michaela Mahady’s journey to creating widely lauded art and architecture began in the summer of 1974, when she was a recent graduate of Macalester’s…
One person was fatally shot Saturday night near the State Capitol, according to St. Paul police.The shooting occurred near Rice Street and Sherburne Avenue, just…
Republicans say no DFLers were exposed to members who had tested positive at caucus or special session.
In an era where elected officials speak in sound bites and tweets, an Eagan cable access show goes deep and stays civil.
In his latest book, a Minnesota author uses his past to explore addiction and redemption.
Minnesotans are turning to blankets, heaters and even electric furniture to warm their outdoor spaces for COVID-safe gatherings.
Loring Park's annual holiday festival moves online.
When cancer hijacked a new mother's happily ever after, she planned a death as unconventional as her life. A year later, her husband is the father he never expected to be, carrying on her legacy.
With immersive, on-the-ground social justice coverage, nonprofit incorporated in Minneapolis adds a different perspective.
Hundreds of ribbons are tied to its branches to commemorate loved ones lost.
A dynamo of social and political worlds, she spent her life listening to others.
On a sunny afternoon, Hawo Abdi was among the women in vibrant dresses and headscarves clustered near the entrance to Minneapolis’ Riverside Plaza apartments, chatting…
Longtime sculptor puts State Fair butter heads in the hands of her apprentice.
#sharethemicmn invites local Black and brown women to "take over" social media accounts of an ally of another race.
Minnesota museums, nonprofits and stores are packaging up activity kits for home use. We tested some on real kids.
At the request of the Marshall, Minn., store, the two were told they'll face arrest if they return there.
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended the world's daily rhythms and sense of security.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt will join her.
The St. Paul institution will soon offer ticketed reservations.
Though the country's pandemic casualties are now greater than those of World War I, the country has not acknowledged its millions of mourners with so much as a, "Sorry for your loss."
On Thursday evenings in summer, spectators spread blankets on the banks of the Mississippi in northeast Minneapolis at a spot near Broadway Avenue, where the…
With weekly events, the couple aims to bring people together to share their perspectives and listen to one another, while incorporating exercises to calm the body and mind.
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.