Upcycling vintage Scandinavian sweaters is this Minnesota company's specialty

November 27, 2019
Julie Steller now has 14 people who sew for Steller’s Handcrafted Goods. See their work at stellergoods.com

Getting married? Designers make case for 'unusual and beautiful' Minnesota-grown flowers

September 28, 2019
Flowers from Twin Cities Flower Exchange.
Thanks to colorful and surprising choices, using locally grown flowers doesn't mean you're limited to daisies in a jar.
National
2:40pm

Mother fights order allowing death of ill son in Alabama

A mother who lost custody of her terminally ill son to the state is fighting an effort to withhold life support measures and let the child die naturally.
National
May 31

Parents hoping to get back to work face a child care crisis

A single father in New Jersey is taking unpaid leave from his job as a baker because he has no one to look after his son. A university employee in New York realizes she may never return to the office after her autistic daughter's child care center closed for good. A new mother in Utah uses vacation time to take two hours off from work each day.
Variety
May 30

Pop-up bar scene, tanning salon test shutdown rules in NYC

What passes for a pandemic-era speakeasy these days in New York City isn't secret at all.
Celebrities
May 29
Kylie Jenner, shown in a May 2019 file photo taken at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit in New York.

Kylie Jenner, Forbes spar over story on billionaire status

Forbes magazine, which once declared Kylie Jenner a billionaire on its cover, says she no longer deserves the title, but Jenner is pushing back.
National
May 29

Washington DC begins reopening in fits and starts

As the nation's capital took the first tiny steps toward reopening Friday, the continued threat of coronavirus was ever present.
Variety
May 28

Court orders defiant Michigan barber to close his shop

A Michigan court on Thursday ordered a barber to close his shop and stop defying the state's coronavirus restrictions, though he vowed to keep cutting hair.
Variety
May 28

Missouri Great Clips sites close after virus-related threats

Great Clips has temporarily closed its salons in Springfield, Missouri, after receiving threatening messages following the news that two of its hairstylists who tested positive for the coronavirus might have exposed 140 clients to the illness.
Variety
May 27

Official says defiant Michigan barbershop is health threat

A barbershop that has been operating in defiance of Michigan's coronavirus restrictions poses an "imminent threat" to public health, the state's chief medical officer testified Wednesday.
National
May 27

Nation's capital set to begin a gradual reopening on Friday

The nation's capital will begin a gradual reopening Friday, even as Mayor Muriel Bowser warns that it probably will result in more coronavirus infections.
Variety
May 26

Walmart teams with ThredUP to sell used clothing online

Walmart is teaming up with online resale site ThredUP.com to offer nearly 750,000 items of used women's and children's clothing and accessories items on its website.
National
May 25

1st deadlines for laid-off workers to get health insurance

Many laid-off workers who lost health insurance in the coronavirus shutdown soon face the first deadlines to qualify for fallback coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
National
May 25

The Latest: Japan set to end Tokyo's state of emergency

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with…
National
May 22
Lori Loughlin left federal court with her husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli in Boston on Aug. 27, 2019.

Loughlin, Giannulli plead in college scam, but fate is hazy

"Full House" star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, pleaded guilty Friday to paying half a million dollars to get their two…
National
May 22

Police: Man killed in shoot-out after shooting officer

A man suspected of shooting an off-duty police officer in Tennessee was later killed in a shoot-out with officers along an interstate, Nashville police said.
National
May 21

Nation's capital aims to start reopening May 29

After weeks of insisting the Washington, D.C., area is not ready to end its pandemic-induced lockdown, Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser now says the numbers are pointing to the start of a gradual reopening process at the end of the month.
National
May 20

7 barbers ticketed for cutting hair at Michigan Capitol

Police ticketed seven people for cutting hair during a protest outside the Michigan Capitol, where about a dozen barbers and hair stylists defied stay-at-home orders to give free hair cuts Wednesday.
National
May 19

Tourists, high-end shoppers slowly returning to Rodeo Drive

The Maseratis, the Rolls-Royces and the Mercedes-Benzes were back on Rodeo Drive on Tuesday — along with a few high-end buyers — as America's most fashionable shopping street slowly got back to business.
National
May 19

Barbers to offer free haircuts to protest Michigan lockdown

Barbers plan to offer free haircuts on the Michigan Capitol lawn to protest the state's stay-at-home orders, a defiant demonstration that reflects how salons have become a symbol for small businesses that are eager to reopen two months after the pandemic began.
Variety
May 15

Retailers face reckoning as April's sales drop sets a record

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Friday related to national and global…
May 13

Michigan strikes back by suspending elderly barber's license

State regulators on Wednesday suspended the license of a 77-year-old Michigan barber who insisted on cutting hair despite an order to stay closed during the coronavirus pandemic.