Eat & Drink
September 15
This summer's Minnesota State Fair Food Parade sold out in hours. Now fair-food lovers will get a second chance over two long weekends in October.

State Fair Food Parade returns for another round of drive-through fair treats

The two long weekends in October are a follow-up to the summer event that turned the fairgrounds into a drive-through for the first time in history.
Music
September 15
Marianne Combs

MPR reporter quits, saying bosses covered for DJ accused of misconduct

MPR President Duchesne Drew said editors decided a story about sexual misconduct allegations against a Current DJ was "not ready to run because it does not meet our journalistic standards" and they were blindsided by reporter Marianne Combs' resignation.
Variety
September 15
Get ready for live music and comedy at Minnesota State Fair's West End

Get ready for live music and comedy at Minnesota State Fair's West End

Three hours of woman comedians and three hours of live music are set for Sept. 26 outdoors under an amphitheater's roof.
Books
September 15
Coffee House Press of Minneapolis will receive a $50,000 grant from Literary Arts Emergency Fund to help them get through COVID. Here, Coffee House pu

5 Minnesota literary organizations receive critical COVID grants

The grant money will help them ride out the economic downturn brought about by COVID-19.
Eat & Drink
September 15
Chef Alex Roberts

Restaurant Alma will end indoor dining and relaunch takeout; Brasa to open new location

The move is propelled by "major financial losses" during the first half of the year, the possibility of a resurgence in COVID-19 and a projected seasonal drop in business.
Magazine
September 15
Sitka’s family of fishermen share their tips so you can have your fish and eat it, too.

Monthly salmon delivery? Fish CSA is taking off in the Twin Cities

"We connect fishermen to fish lovers in the same way that CSAs connect farmers to consumers."
TV & Media
September 15
Larry Wilmore, the veteran comedian, producer and host, in Pasadena, Calif., Sept. 2, 2020.

Larry Wilmore, Amber Ruffin hope to break the color barrier with new talk shows

Two of comedy's strongest Black voices get ready to diversify the talk-show genre.
Home & Garden
September 15
A mixed flock of migrating blackbirds

Bird migration is like an aerial rush hour

Some birds start early, others choose to wait a bit and finally the laggards rush through just before the snow.
TV & Media
September 15
Fans of Dr. Spencer Reid, played by Matthew Gray Gubler on “Criminal Minds,” post videos on TikTok.

'Criminal Minds' finds new life on TikTok

Trend foreshadows TV's social future.
TV & Media
September 15

Five talk shows with Black hosts that never caught on

If "Wilmore" and "The Amber Ruffin Show" are hits, they'll buck a dismal trend for late-night talkers hosted by Black entertainers. 'The Keenen Ivory Wayans…
Magazine
September 15
Credit: Steve NordgaardAt Cultural Cloth, Vintage Kantha quilts were hand-stichtched in India.

A lone shop in a tiny Wisconsin town boasts treasures from across the globe

Discover Wounaan baskets from Panama, pastel Kantha quilts of vintage fabrics hand-stitched in India and colorful, patterned rugs hooked in Guatemala.
Magazine
September 15
Protesers marched past First Avenue Saturday night. ] aaron.lavinsky@startribune.com The 10k March for a “Free North” began outside US Bank Stadiu

These 5 civil rights leaders changed Minnesota — but not as much as they hoped

For decades, these leaders marched and protested, rallied and fought against injustice.
Eat & Drink
September 15
A massive deck is part of the draw at the new Buck ‘54 Bar & Grill, at the ski hill in Burnsville.

Buck Hill ski resort in Burnsville hopes to be year-round dining destination

Owners hope that sunsets, green space and dinner will expand the seasons at the longtime ski and snowboard area.
Variety
September 15
Bolt is a shop cat at Hudson Hardware.

Meet the shop kitties of the Twin Cities

For these area stores, having a cat in residence adds an extra bit of "shop local" charm.
Magazine
September 15
The University of Minnesota’s campus before the mall was built -- pre-1904.

What happened to Old Main, the former heart of the University of Minnesota campus?

It’s a rare part of the city that’s been untouched by time, but this place is still around: the University of Minnesota’s campus before the…
Variety
September 15
Seeing our faces in full Zoom has been enough of a shock to send some of us to the plastic surgeon.

'It's a Zoom thing': Many of us don't like what we see

Plastic surgeons report increased demand for cosmetic enhancements, especially Botox and fillers that erase lines, wrinkles, crow's feet and all those telltale signs of aging on the face.
Variety
September 15
John Blissenbach has spent the last two summers as an usher at Target Field in Minneapolis. This year, thanks to COVID, he’s not on the roster.

Twins ushers, ticket-takers miss the ballgames: 'It's agonizing to watch'

Members of the Twins' Guest Services staff — ushers, ticket-takers and other fan-friendly folks — have had to sit this season out because they aren't any fans (other than cardboard ones) in the stands.
Magazine
September 14
Dan Barreiro photographed just before he went on the air at the KFAN studio in St. Louis Park.

No topic is off limits for KFAN's Dan Barreiro

The former sports columnist's radio show talks as much about pop culture and politics as it does about the next Vikings quarterback.
Music
September 14
Soprano Goitsemang Lehobye sings "Harmonia Ubuntu" as Osmo V‰nsk‰ conducts during rehearsal. ] LEILA NAVIDI ï leila.navidi@startribune.com BACKGR

Follow Minnesota Orchestra's first-of-its-kind tour to South Africa

The orchestra is the first from the United States to play South Africa's biggest stages.
Eat & Drink
September 14
The Star Tribune 2020 Frozen Pizza Bracket. ] LEILA NAVIDI • leila.navidi@startribune.com BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The Star Tribune 2020 Frozen Pizza

Minnesota Frozen Pizza Bracket 2020

Any way you slice it, Minnesotans love a frozen pizza. But which pie reigns supreme? Read on to find out.

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