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ChloeAlexa Lawrencia Landry led a richly varied life that ranged from operating movie projectors at the Walker Art Center to making pizzas in Bogota, Colombia.A…
Birders from around the country flock to Minnesota in winter. Local guides help them spot elusive owls and other rarities.
If only we could have unplugged the Suez Canal just by calling a superhero. But which one?
To-go meals often result in a pile of empty containers. A Minneapolis trio hopes to trim the trash.
We're looking for something humorous or amusing that comments on our hoped-for emergence from the pandemic and a return to normalcy.
An iconic Minnesota performer will soon be on the stage again.
Can you remember the last time you got dressed up or shook hands? Take our quiz on pandemic living and see how you compare with other Minnesotans.
A Star Tribune reporter tried villasukkajuoksu and didn't get frostbite.
Congrats to the winner of our POTUS trivia quiz.
In honor of Presidents' Day, we rounded up our favorite items available at presidential library gift shops around the country and turned them into a little quiz on iconic moments in presidential history. Play along for a chance to win some of the cool and quirky souvenirs pictured here.
Being commander in chief means more than dressing up to political cosplayers, who study history, memorize speeches and take pride in their portrayals.
A lot of learning goes on when you read aloud with a child, even if you're doing that reading isolated by a pandemic and separated by an ocean.
A Maplewood "pizza acrobat" makes, delivers, throws pizza with the best in the competitive world sport.
Brooklyn Park police arrested a suspect following a fatal shooting Saturday night.Officers were called to a residence in the 3800 block of 83rd Ave. N.…
Witnesses reported seeing a passenger car with two male occupants fleeing the area, according to police.
The responses to our video contest touched the heart and the funny bone.
The winter solstice can be a good time to gaze at the skies, glide on skis or listen for owls.
A sound-and-light show telling the Nativity story will be projected on the cathedral facade for three nights this month.
This is a year many of us would like to forget. But it's far from the worst.
Langley started playing the accordion when he was 6. By the time he was 11, he was playing professionally.
In the 1950s, when Robert Green and his wife Roslyn were thinking about moving north from Biloxi, Miss., they considered New Jersey or Minnesota. They…
Presenting all the adorable, wacky and weird pet costumes your heart desires.
Two Minnesota organizations are using dolls to induce the creeps this Halloween.
Divided into two bands, playing instruments inside of special bags, the University of Minnesota Marching Band masks up and keeps marching.
More than 20,000 pounds of frozen hot dish and sloppy joe products recalled because of lack of inspections.
A concrete boom truck tipped over on two people.
Concern about coronavirus has led to the cancellation of some local haunts. But others have decided that the horror show must go on, with adjustments.
For some scary good fun, upload your best images of your adorable pets by Oct. 21.
In addition to writing wills, Minnesotans are now setting up trusts to care for pets ranging from dogs and horses to parrots and raccoons.
There's nothing like a deadly pandemic to make you aware of your mortality.
Let's have a hand for the best of our talent contest competitors.
When he got back to the Twin Cities, he started the Novak Photo Studio on Broadway in Minneapolis in addition to owning a studio on Nicollet Mall.
The pandemic has ignited an already thriving treasure hunting hotbed in the Twin Cities.
On social media, Karen has morphed into a general-purpose epithet. What does Karen think about all this? She's trying to have a sense of humor about it.
Divers do combat with aquatic weeds in this niche business.
Our guide to the most interesting, fun and productive ways we've been spending our time.
Tim McNeil was charged with felony theft by swindle, but he says he forgot to file paperwork.
Sunday's numbers showed 519 new cases in Minnesota. Residents of long-term care and assisted-living facilities accounted for all of the newly announced deaths.
A Mahtomedi resident thought he had a way to keep squirrels from raiding his feeders, but the crafty rodents are just taking him for a ride.
Larry Ripp is one entertainer whose act is literally good, clean fun.
Humming a tune may help you deal with close encounters of the COVID kind.
Not all outdoor pursuits involve getting on a crowded path. Here are suggestions for things to do in the parks, in the woods and on the water.
St. Paul had Snoopy statues. Buffalo has its bison. Roseville is going for roses.
Thanks to the pandemic, now you can book a star from Broadway or opera to sing just for you.
She put up laminated signs to demonstrate the relative distance between the sun and the planets.
Forager Tim Clemens knows how to live off the land, and he can teach others how, too.
Archivists are asking for blog posts, photos, signs, even T-shirts to capture pandemic history as it's happening.
There once was a winner ...
You may be ready for your videoconferencing close-up, but is your makeshift office?
This suburban city council member is all wet.
Annie Richman amassed about 4,000 bras over the past seven years. And gave them all away.
Fitness buffs and the businesses that cater to them are finding a way to connect amid COVID-19.
They've been stockpiling and planning for disaster for years. Now they're prepared to cope without fully stocked grocery stores, tap water and electricity.
The COVID-19 crisis has many Minnesotans rushing to help friends, neighbors and strangers.
From gum to gratitude, here are some novel ideas of how to improve your mood despite the COVID-19 outbreak.
An Orono business owner's quest: to become the fastest man on ice.
As the number of cases and the number of places being infected by the novel coronavirus grows, everyone from Wall Street to the man on the street seems rattled.
At the height of table soccer's popularity, a couple of teenagers from the Iron Range were the reigning champs.
Barbara Naughton was born into a world ripped apart by war, a conflict that had already taken the life of her father and all of…
Can you engineer a better human? These folks are trying to find out by experimenting on themselves.
The popular "biohack" cold-water immersion is gaining ground with Twin Cities residents and some scientists.
Decades after a St. Paul man started making dummies talk, ventriloquism is cool again.
A skier and photographer captures the unique culture of ski jumping in the Midwest.
TU Dance's Uri Sands faces sex allegation; co-founder Toni Pierce-Sands stays on.
Beloved souvenir vending machines make Minnesota a destination for collectors.
The Twin Cities haunted house known as the Haunted Basement has created a holiday-themed nightmare before Christmas show this December.
Maslow learned her State Fair prize-winning needlepoint skills from the nuns who sheltered her from the Nazis.
Heavy snow forecast for North Shore while wintry mix plagued Twin Cities.
On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: 25 pieces of beef jerky.
The duo behind the American Swedish Institute "Castle" also designed this Lowry Hill house.
In the hands of Gipson Shoemaker III, the simple wooden box becomes a musical instrument worth hundreds of dollars and capable of producing a raw, gritty and authentic sound.
British-style racing with brakeless bikes ups the Anglophile ante at Royal Foundry Craft Spirits.
The Twin Cities has become a hotbed for board games, from design and development to hard-core players.
The winners in our Halloween Pet Costume Contest ranged from the elaborate to the adorably goofy.
In his citizen history project, Minnesota's Famous Dead, Bryan Dorn locates and photographs the most notable Twin Cities grave sites.