2 months ago | State Fair
You're the type to zip through the crowd, to artfully dodge the ambling toddlers and the toddling amblers. You're a woman on a mission, a man with a fire in his belly, and your end goal is delicious Minnesota State Fair foods — the best of the bes...
2 months ago | Eat This
"Is butter a carb?" asked one t-shirt at yesterday's opening of the Minnesota State Fair 2015. So began the annual display of Midwestern grandeur that has us gnawing on turkey legs in the full light of day and dragging small barrels of chocolate c...
2 months ago | Environment
For 48 years, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's Citizens Board was a mouthpiece for the average Joe concerned about the environment. If a factory farm could dump liquid manure near your lake, if a mining operation could leak heavy metals in...
3 months ago | Agriculture
Dip your paddle into Lake Crystal on some muggy afternoon, and it will return lathered in a soupy green slime. Each summer, algae sludge forms a thick seal on the water's surface. It's toxic and cruelly pervasive. One dog died last month after bei...
4 months ago | News
Write like you don't need the money. Love restaurants like you've never been hurt by your favorite one closing for good. Dance like no one's watching as you swipe the last brown butter glazed at Bogart's. Food fiends, we're looking for a damn fine...
5 months ago | Environment
UPDATE: On May 23, Governor Mark Dayton vetoed the omnibus ag, environment, and natural resources finance bill, writing in his veto letter that the bill "undermines decades of environmental protections." The fate of the Citizens' Board will be dec...