Keidy and Gene Palusky of Edina will ship about 2,000 solar-powered XTorches to Haiti and the Dominican Republic this month.

Edina couple's solar-powered XTorch lights the way for low-income people around globe

The solar-powered flashlight, lantern and cellphone charger is a game-changer.
Richard Leider: "We’re wired for purpose. It is not a luxury."
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Minnesota author on finding purpose in an age of uncertainty: 'It's an aim outside of yourself'

March 28
The senior fellow at the U's Center for Spirituality and Healing believes that it is precisely in times like these that we can gain valuable clarity.
Tim Magee, left, must defer his visits to Dave Roberts for now. But he’s grateful for the friendship the two veterans have forged over the past year

In a Farmington hospice, a friendship bloomed among two veterans

March 27
In these uncertain times, a visitor and a patient bond over rich life stories.
Ibrahim Mahmoud, who has five children, said hot-car deaths troubled him. “I think about it and it makes me sick to my stomach.”

Florida inventor patents device that he hopes will save families from hot car deaths

March 27
Last year, 53 children died in hot cars. A Florida man wants to change that.
At top, a brush-tailed rock wallaby ate carrots in the Jenolan Karst Conservation Reserve in New South Wales, Australia. Above, Trent Forge, right, an

Fires left these wallabies nothing to eat. Help arrived from above.

March 27
When fires left wallabies nothing to eat, wildlife officials began dropping food every 10 to 14 days.
In this video game image released by 2K Sports, an animated likeness of Dallas Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki takes a shot against the Miami Heat in “NB

Three women's road to NBA 2K League draft was gauntlet of abuse, adversity

March 27
"Guys really don't like to listen to instructions from a woman, and when you don't listen [to the point guard], it makes it hard to win."

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Minnesota trooper's roadside gesture during traffic stop brings doctor to tears

April 2
The trooper gave the speeding doctor a warning — and a fistful of coveted N95 medical masks.