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Travel
We sniff out the best Airbnbs the Midwest has to offer.
by Mo Perry
Red Barn Retreats
Features
A Taste of Minnesota is returning to its roots: lousy bands, greasy food, and a sky full of fireworks.
Fireworks
Features
These three public golf courses won’t disappoint.
Kids golfing
Features
Garrison Keillor attempts to explain how he created such an enduring hit.
Garrison Keillor
Features
Thirty years ago, Purple Rain made Prince a superstar. Here's how a not-so-funky city in the Midwest gave rise to such an iconoclast.
by Dylan Hicks
Prince playing guitar on stage
Features
How a chance encounter in Afton may resurrect an American icon.
by Chris Clayton
Chris Bilska next to his magic elm tree
Theater
A chat with Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett of RiffTrax on the occasion of their live rendition of Sharknado.
Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett of RiffTrax
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Could the state of MN field its own All-Star team? We had to go back 125 years, but it turns out the answer is yes.
Minnesota All-Star Baseball Team
Music
"The Voice" season six contestant dishes on the show, coach Adam Levine, and what's next.
Kat Perkins
Features
We decided the best way to learn how to properly watch the World Cup was to watch a game with the pros . . . Literally.
World Cup 2014 at the Nomad World Pub in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Features
What happens when you put the guy who plays Sam 'Pat Swayze' Wheat in "Ghost: The Musical" into another Swayze classic? Only one way to find out.
by Drew Wood and Mark Fischer
Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze in Point Break
Museums + Galleries
This year's "Six McKnight Artists" exhibition at the Northern Clay Center thinks outside the pot.
by Stephanie Xenos
McKnight Fellows at Northern Clay Center
Museums + Galleries
With projections, performances, and pancakes, Northern Spark knows how to pull an all-nighter.
by Erin Kincheloe and Stephanie Xenos
E/x MN
People
Walk (bike?) a mile in Ride for a Reason founder Bob McEnaney's shoes.
by Becca Dargatz
http://www.minnesotamilitaryfamilyfoundation.org/
People
A look back at our July 2004 Prince e-interview that yielded his thoughts on everything from record companies to life in MN.
Mpls.St.Paul Magazine 2004 Prince Cover
People
Head chef and founder of Vincent A Restaurant has quite a life outside the kitchen.
Vincent Francoual
Features
Is Glen Taylor the 21st-century newspaper baron we’ve been looking for?
Star Tribune sports page
Features
Bridging the gap between smartphone and real life experience is Leav.
Leav team
Features
If you want to enjoy concerts, don’t use freebie earplugs.
Concert at First Avenue | Annette Shaff
Theater
Great detective Nero Wolfe charges big fees, and Park Square is banking on him.
by William Randall Beard
The Red Box at Park Square Theatre
Theater
In 1834, Andrew Jackson was president; in 2014, he’s a rock star.
by William Randall Beard
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
Features
A closer look at the video that's becoming synonymous with bro-boom of Uptown reveals a startling revelation.
Features
Miley's Bangerz and Ballet of the Dolls' Fashion: Todd Walker wraps up the last month in parties.
Liz Collin, Amelia Santaniello
Travel
A family trip to the Boundary Waters requires guts, endurance, and an escape plan.
by Laura Billings Coleman
Boundary Waters in Minnesota
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The Washburn Center for Children holds 10,000 stories of healing in children's lives.
Washburn Center for Children