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How a chance encounter in Afton may resurrect an American icon.
by Chris Clayton
Chris Bilska next to his magic elm tree
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
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
"The Voice" season six contestant dishes on the show, coach Adam Levine, and what's next.
Kat Perkins
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.
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
Walk (bike?) a mile in Ride for a Reason founder Bob McEnaney's shoes.
by Becca Dargatz
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
Head chef and founder of Vincent A Restaurant has quite a life outside the kitchen.
Vincent Francoual
Is Glen Taylor the 21st-century newspaper baron we’ve been looking for?
Star Tribune sports page
Bridging the gap between smartphone and real life experience is Leav.
Leav team
If you want to enjoy concerts, don’t use freebie earplugs.
Concert at First Avenue | Annette Shaff
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
In 1834, Andrew Jackson was president; in 2014, he’s a rock star.
by William Randall Beard
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
A closer look at the video that's becoming synonymous with bro-boom of Uptown reveals a startling revelation.
Miley's Bangerz and Ballet of the Dolls' Fashion: Todd Walker wraps up the last month in parties.
Liz Collin, Amelia Santaniello
A family trip to the Boundary Waters requires guts, endurance, and an escape plan.
by Laura Billings Coleman
Boundary Waters in Minnesota
The Washburn Center for Children holds 10,000 stories of healing in children's lives.
Washburn Center for Children
With slot machines, bingo, poker, blackjack, and pull tabs, Minnesota casinos have some of the best gaming opportunities in the Midwest—but that’s not all they offer.
Poker chips and playing cards
There are more than 250 events at Minneapolis parks this summer. We waded through and found the best picks so you don't have to.
by Isabelle Wattenberg
Minneapolis all-male ensemble Cantus
Local Lit
The story of how Minneapolis photographer Matthew Hodgman donated his skill to help save the crumbling town of Braddock, PA.
Image of the photo essay 15104 about Braddock, PA.
The LA-based musician compares pop music to The Odyssey, discusses writing hits for Adele, and gets misty about homecoming gigs in Mpls.
Dan Wilson
For the first time in 60 years, Minneapolis and St. Paul will be connected once again by rail. This time around, the ride is much nicer.
Green Line Metro Transit