Legendary explorer Will Steger is on the cover of the most recent City Pages, framed by blue skies and arcing beams of the atrium in a building we call the castle: the six-story, $5 million-plus structure Steger has been building on his Homestead near Ely for 25 years.Steger's no stranger to covers. ... More >>
Tracking the chaser's final quest in El Reno, Oklahoma
As if we all don't already have enough things to worry about already, here's another.SEE ALSO: Small alligator found in Bloomington; fisherman says "there's a big one back there too" [PHOTO] A 65-year-old Bloomington man was hospitalized after he fell in an 8- to 9-foot-deep sinkhole near 102nd Stre ... More >>
Being the tallest man in America isn't as fun as you might imagine.'If I were that tall,' you might be thinking, 'I'd surely make a fortune playing basketball.' But it's impossible to play basketball when your feet, clad with ill-fitting shoes, are unable to support 7'8" worth of girth.That's the ... More >>
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WikipediaThe northern lights, at another time, in another place (Alaska).The folks at Science Buzz say the sun spewed forth a mighty belch of solar particles yesterday, and they're expected to bombard the Earth tonight for a major display of the northern lights. The spooky yet awesome light ... More >>
Photo: aturkusOne of the fabled 10,000.Fresh off being named one of Men's Journal's coolest cities in America, and one of National Geographic's 10 Best Summer Trips, CNN has gone and called the Twin Cities "hot for summer." Indeed we are. Especially when we suffer the indignity of watching snow ... More >>
Pharyngula blogWill he stay or will he go?Prolific, popular science blogger and University of Minnesota professor PZ Myers started a torrent of chatter when he announced that a "prestigious national magazine" had purchased his forum, ScienceBlogs.com. The buyer turned out to be National Geo ... More >>
thrill to thrillSince we're on the list, can we just stay put this summer? Gas isn't cheap, ya know.If you were going to take one awesome trip this summer, where would you go? The remote mountains and ocean cliffs of Patagonia? The picture postcard perfect islands of the Stockholm Archipelago ... More >>
Steger sees the politics behind Pawlenty's about face.Arctic explorer Will Steger, who's seen more evidence of global warming up close and personal than most of us ever will outside the pages of National Geographic, was once really proud of the way Tim Pawlenty listened to science and evidenc ... More >>
On this day in country music history, in an evening session in a studio on Nashville's storied Music Row, Johnny Horton recorded "The Battle of New Orleans." While his version became the best known over the years, peaking at Number One on both Billboard's Hot Country Singles and its Hot 100 lists ... More >>
From Tron Guy to Tay Zonday: Minnesota Viral Videos
Igor dwarfs First Lady Michele Obama at a photo opLife around us shorter folks must be a bit of an ordeal for Rochester's Igor Vovkovinskiy. Ducking through doorways, folding into cars, finding clothes that fit and pointing the shower head up, not down. But, owing to the fact he's 7 feet 8.33 ... More >>
The American Society of Magazine Editors' annual National Magazine Awards are out for 2010, and 'Prairie Home Companion" host and author Garrison Keillor took home the first-place award in the essays category. The award,"Recognizes the writer's eloquence, perspective, fresh thinking and uni ... More >>
Oprah author shares his longevity plan
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Apparently most senators are scared to death of trying to draw the state they represent or they are pretending they are more important.
Our senator's sweet skills have inspired a map-drawing competition, pitting senators against each other as they try to draw their own state freehand.
This photo from New Ulm in 1974 shows us what Lutherans looked like back then: exactly the same as they do today. Wonderful!
We present you the Squirrelizer.
A photograph of a squirrel (seemingly) mugging for a camera is set to be the biggest online sensation to come out of Minnesota since the "wedding dance" video.
Lisa Jack didn't know she was photographing the first black president
Did you know we've been eating more than we've been producing for almost a decade? We didn't.
Why does the smell of lavender make you peacefully fall asleep while a whiff a rotting milk can bring your lunch right back where it came from?
The spot aims to take Indian food upscale, but communication gaps can detract from the tasty cuisine
'Lady Chatterley' makes the orgasmic organic
'God Grew Tired' exhausts one's patience with Africa chic
Stephanie and Kelly Kinnunen didn't quit their jobs, sell off their worldly possessions, and move into a motel in order to launch a new magazine about patio furniture
Extreme landscapes engulf eco-warriors in Chinese adventure saga
John Berkey paints the universe
On the road to 20th century suffering with photographer Werner Bischof
Vicious Vicious gives readers some tough advice about relationships
'2001' brings its enormous mysteries into the third millennium
Have a child who'd love to see his or her name in print? These young writers share their secrets.
One popular animated TV show is part of the holiday movie stocking stuffers