Books
January 14
Sara Freeman

Review: 'Tides,' by Sara Freeman

Books in brief
Business
January 14
The final valuation of the estate of Prince, seen here performing at the 2007 Super Bowl, has been announced at $156.4 million.

It's final — Prince's estate is worth $156.4 million

As a nearly six-year probate case winds down, the process of distributing the star musician's wealth could begin in February.
Stage & Arts
January 14
The cast of touring musical “Come From Away” is on pause until Saturday night’s performance, when performers from New York, London and Toronto w

Ordway announces new vax policy as more venues cancel shows

The Orpheum hopes to resume musical "Come From Away" on Saturday night with performers from New York, London and Toronto.
Inspired
January 14
In a photo from Pietro Senna, Alfredo Lupi, fifth from right, poses with his co-workers at the Senna Inox factory in Graffignana, Italy, Dec. 23, 2021

A janitor's colleagues put him on the fast track to retirement

A cognitive impairment that he had almost since birth was making his job more difficult by the day.
Inspired
January 14
Laura Parker of High Desert Seed in southwest Colorado.

In the arid Southwest, growing seeds for climate resiliency

Laura Parker's boots are thick with mud as she moves slowly down the row of sorghum on her farm, High Desert Seed, in the Upper…
Inspired
January 14
Free Bikes 4 Kidz (FB4K), a non-profit organization helping all kids ride into a happier, healthier childhood by providing bikes to those most in need

Get involved

How you can help
Inspired
January 14
The Rev. Ed Treat was a Lutheran pastor in Bloomington when he realized his new calling. He founded the Center of Addiction and Faith, which attempts

For addicts, a spiritual renewal

The Rev. Ed Treat knows firsthand the struggles of addiction. He founded the Center of Addiction & Faith to foster honest talk about both.
Inspired
January 14
Paul Thissen, associate justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court, is a co-chair of the pilot implementation committee

Problem Solvers: Pilot program allows approved Minnesota legal paraprofessionals to represent and advise clients

The two-year pilot aims to increase access to legal help in certain housing and family matters.
Variety
January 14
Giving up alcohol for Dry January? How to change your habits to change your life

Giving up alcohol for Dry January? How to change your habits to change your life

The pandemic altered many routines, leaving space to create new habits.
January 14
Slight changes to Pillsbury Hall’s exterior include a new accessible, ground-level main entrance (through the four small arches) and plaza. The orig

At the University of Minnesota's Pillsbury Hall, everything old is new again

One of the oldest buildings on campus was remade into the home of the university's English department.
Taste
January 14
Chef Jamie Malone delivered a Paris Dining Club meal to a customer in Minneapolis.

These top Minnesota chefs left restaurants to find 'a higher quality of life'

Glimpsing normal life during the pandemic, many chefs left restaurant roles that they loved. But they're still cooking.
Travel
January 14
Destination Kohler’s American Club hotel features the Greenhouse, a gorgeous conservatory with stained windows overlooking one of many gardens.

Wisconsin golf and spa resort Destination Kohler offers a luxurious getaway

Relax and recreate at Wisconsin's Destination Kohler, an elegant paean to the past.
Variety
January 14
Drag queen Latrice Royale will perform at the Mall of America in a ‘90s-themed anniversary show.

MOA to celebrate 30th anniversary with 'Back to the '90s' drag show

Stars from "RuPaul's Drag Race" will perform retro hits from the Mall of America's early days.
Pets
January 14
Elizabethan collars (better known in the pet world as cones of shame) can be uncomfortable for dogs and cats. There are other options to try.

How to keep your pet from becoming a cone head

There are some comfortable alternatives to what's become known as "the cone of shame."
Variety
January 14
Motormouth: Timing chain shouldn't need periodic replacing

Motormouth: Timing chain shouldn't need periodic replacing

Q: One of your recent columns reinvigorated the discussions I had in the past about the timing setup for my 2005 Toyota Scion xB. It…
Variety
January 14
Scott Shive, left, with husband Marc Roland, held up a cell phone photo of their impromptu wedding in Lexington, Ky. On that day in June 26, 2015, a d

Yuen: How I learned to be an ally

Someone showed me a kindness nearly two decades ago, when I needed it most. All these years, I had never let him know how much that single display of decency stuck with me. It was time to fix that.
Travel
January 14
The capital of Aruba is Oranjestad, a colorful, cultural center with boats, shops, restaurants, and the iconic I Love Aruba sign.

Travel Troubleshooter: Thanks, Orbitz — we have a flight to Aruba for a vacation in Tahiti

The online travel agency switched only part of the customer's vacation package.
Variety
January 14
The annual list of banished words has no official means of removing them from the dictionary.

Lileks: At the end of the day, awesome phrases still exist, literally

But make sure you circle back.
Pets
January 14
Cats get easily bored with toys. So switch them up to keep cats interested.

How to keep your easily bored cat entertained with toys

Try putting away all toys and then doling them out two or three at a time.
Music
January 14
Dave Grohl

6 cool things in music: Wilco, Foo Fighters, Michael Nesmith and Morgan Wallen protests

Shoutouts, too, to singer Dijon and the documentary by Tedeschi Trucks Band saluting Joe Cocker.