Science
September 3
Kisha Supernant, an archaeologist, wears a beaded pin created by a MŽtis artist in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on July 21, 2021. Supernant has brought

The Indigenous archaeologist tracking down the missing residential children

Kisha Supernant, who is Métis, has dedicated her career to redefining how the profession interacts with Indigenous people.
Inspired
September 3
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Serendipitous encounter led Metro State professor to endearing friendship with 86-year-old veteran

They tell stories about adventures from their younger years. They sing along. They chat about life, love and loss.
Variety
September 3
Daniel Seddiqui tried his hand at crop art at the Minnesota State Fair.

Author visits Minnesota on countrywide tour to heal divisions

Daniel Seddiqui stopped in Minnesota on his third cross-country adventure to heal divisions.
Inspired
August 27
In May, the Dassel-Cokato School District celebrated Bob Gasch’s 50th anniversary of captivating storytelling in libraries, camps and schools.

Cokato's professional storyteller, 70, has captivated audiences for 50 years

Bob Gasch has performed in libraries, schools, summer camps, scouting troops, county fairs and other museums.
Variety
August 27
The three friends converted an old school bus for traveling, here in Grand Teton National Park.“We take turns driving, and if we’re going downhill

Three women discovered they were dating the same man. They dumped him and went on a months-long road trip together

After discovering they were all dating the same guy, they moved on, in a big bus
Variety
August 27

COVID nurse is thrilled to be back on pro bowling circuit

Professional bowler sees similarities in her two passions.
Variety
August 27
U.S. veteran Martin Adler, 97, got kisses and hugs from Mafalda, right, and Giuliana Naldi, during a reunion at Bologna’s airport this month with a

U.S. WWII veteran reunites with Italians he saved as children

Three Italian children hid in a basket as the Nazis retreated in 1944.
Inspired
August 27
A group of St. Louis Park knitters are making dialysis arm warmers for patients and were seen at a home of a member Tuesday in St. Louis Park.  Here,

St. Louis Park's Knity-Gritty Knitters offer arm warmers to dialysis patients

St. Louis Park's Knit-y Gritty Knitters get creative with colorful dialysis arm covers.
St. Paul
August 20
West Seventh residents Jason Huneke, Alex Groten and Ryan Loftsgaarden showed off their handiwork at North High Bridge Park.

St. Paul neighbors restore a tiny park — and a big green chair

At the north end of Smith Avenue's High Bridge, North High Bridge Park is small but serves as a gateway to the community.
Inspired
August 20
Hanna Dryden, center, plays bingo with fellow Cornerstone Village residents and their families during bingo night. “I think this community is really

At Cornerstone Village, residents reach across the age gap

A new housing model pairs older adults and young people with disabilities.
Inspired
August 20
Marvis Kilgore  will lead Normandale Community College’s first-in-the-region program to get more Black men as K-12 teachers.

Inspired Conversations on Race and Equity: At Normandale, Marvis Kilgore addresses dearth of Black men in teaching

In 2021, Normandale launched its Black Men in Teaching program. Kilgore shares more about it.
Local
August 20
Laura Mattson talked with Minnesota Orchestra Communications Manager Emma Plehal as she was one of the first to arrive to see a performance at Orchest

The pandemic has opened up access to the performing arts. But will it continue?

Streaming shows opened up access to the arts world for those with mobility and other issues.
Variety
August 13
Idit Harel Segal, who donated a kidney to a Palestinian child from the Gaza Strip, poses for a portrait in her home in Eshhar, northern Israel, Tuesda

A birthday gift: Israeli woman donates kidney to Gaza boy

Her gift caused deep rifts in family, but she insisted it upheld Jewish tradition.
Inspired
August 13
Pat Lund, Age Well At Home program manager for Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity,

Twin Cities Habitat wins $836,000 HUD grant to keep low-income seniors safer in their own homes

He talks about how the grant will make home indeed a sweet place for hundreds of homeowners.
Inspired
August 13
Brooklyn Center ESL teacher Tanya Novak created a garden at Evergreen Park Elementary to give students a place to get in touch with nature.

Brooklyn Center ESL teacher creates Tiger Sanctuary to offer children a place to engage with nature, feel safe

Before she took over, the space was overgrown and untended. These days, it's awash with peony bushes, hibiscus plants, lilies and coneflowers
Inspired
August 6
Coach Mario Wimberly gathered players near during a morning introductory session of the five-week Sol of the Cities futsal league. All the players vol

New north Minneapolis futsal league unites kids by reinventing pay-for-play sports model

The Sol of the Cities league, which ends Sunday, brings together more than 120 kids ages 8 to 16 from across the Twin Cities, coached by volunteers.
Variety
August 6
Jasmine De Moya, left, and Kennedy Johnson volunteered at a New Jewish Home senior living facility in New York as part of a program where they also re

Teen volunteers get a foot in the door for nursing home careers

Volunteers in N.Y. program often go on to college and careers.
Variety
August 6
Isaiah Jewett, left, and Nijel Amos of Botswana fell in the men’s 800-meter semifinal. Instead of anger, they both responded with kindness, helping

A gold medal in sportsmanship for two runners who fell during 800-meter race

Two runners who fell during the 800-meter race helped each other to finish.
Variety
August 6

Man with Alzheimer's forgot he was married. He proposed, and they wed again: 'There wasn't a dry eye.'

Couple celebrate their love a second time in the face of early onset Alzheimer's.
Inspired
August 6
Cindra Kamphoff

Minnesota State University, Mankato's sports psychologist tackles mental performance pressures of Olympic scale

A professor in sports psychology at Minnesota State University, Mankato, Cindra Kamphoff has worked with USA Track and Field.