Zac and Jill Stafford are a special Minnesota breed of crazy. When asked what would send them out onto the icy streets in the dead of winter in a converted food truck just to freeze their bits off, they answered: Sharing steaming rich cups of liquid chocolate topped with marshmallows handcrafted wit ... More >>
It's impossible to appreciate this time of year, but if you're sick of winter, here's a comforting thought -- in just a few months, we'll again be enjoying one of America's finest tree canopies!SEE ALSO: North Siders upset about city of Minneapolis's tree-planting tornado commemoration According to ... More >>
Sometimes, following your instincts can be a matter of life or death.SEE ALSO: Highway suicide: Why do people keep lying down in Minnesota traffic? On October 21, Jeffery Tukua, a 46-year-old construction worker from Hastings, told his wife he "had a bad feeling" about a pond-dredging job he was to ... More >>
Patricia Woodford doesn't like to see a good piece of jewelery go to waste. At least that's what she told police when they busted her for stealing a ring from an acquaintance's corpse this summer. Woodford, a 55-year-old from Eau Claire, Wisc., pleaded guilty to theft from a corpse charges for sw ... More >>
The effects of the government's failure are still rolling out this week, as Governor Mark Dayton and the GOP continue their contentious budget negotiations today and Minnesota enters its fourth day of statewide shutdown. The Minnesota History Center has announced that tonight's "9 Nights of Music ... More >>
John C. Calhoun. Can we find a better name for his namesake lake?Lake Calhoun is named after John C. Calhoun, once a U.S. senator, vice president of the United States, secretary of war under President James Monroe, and the force behind the construction of Fort Snelling. That's why the lake bears ... More >>
John C. Calhoun, happy to lord it over black folk.The truth about John C. Calhoun's racist past is no secret. The former senator and vice president's bigoted positions and speeches have been a matter of public record since the middle of the 1800s. But John Winters just figured out Calhoun's ... More >>
Fort Snelling has brought many people together throughout history. This military outpost from the 1800s continues to do so even now, though rather as a popular tourist attraction instead of as an active barrack. It's a great place for families and history buffs to visit on nice summer day, bu ... More >>
Image from "Minneapolis Park System" by Theodore WirthThe Ancient Oak in 1941It's had a long, good life, and now it's time for the 333-year-old oak at the Mississippi River gorge to go to tree heaven. Today the City of Minneapolis is taking the top off the tree and giving it to artists, so ... More >>
Image via ocypete/YouTubeInvestigators are still trying to determine what caused the fire on Friday that killed six people and destroyed the building on Lake Street that once housed McMahon's Pub and six upstairs apartments. In the meantime, the pub has announced two fund raising events for f ... More >>
We'd be miserable too if we were stuck in 1825 and hanging out at Fort Snelling.
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You think winter in Minnesota sucks? Friend, you don't know anything about winter in Minnesota.
Last spring three soldiers from northern Minnesota's Carlton County died in Iraq in one month's time
A boneyard baedeker reveals
where the bodies are buried
Reliable Malaysian favorite establishes new Hiawatha outpost, with Ethiopian accent
Buxom firestarters and dog-faced men: Frontier theater on the fringe
A charter school that opened with big promises last fall quietly goes belly-up
After five years of doing battle with city bureaucrats, Dennis Williams finally wins one
Still reeling, ousted Highway 55 protesters plot their next move
The home of Fort Snelling, loons, timber wolves, and the U of M
Pig's Eye Parrant bootlegged here 150 years ago. Then came the robber barons, the great wars, the spaghetti junctions, and the exodus to the suburbs. Its glory days gone, St. Paul's Brewery District tries upscaling--and evicting renters who don't belong.
Who needs Paris when there's haunted mini-golf, moonlight bowling, and a wild, wild river right in your back yard?
From the high-tech present
Minneapolis's brave new riverfront will have parks, museums, and upscale condos. Who said subsidized housing was just for the poor?
Minneapolis's riverside milling district is about to become a condo tract and history park. But there are plenty of stories the commemorative plaques won't tell