Walker Art Center Sculpture Garden

Photograph by Bobby Rogers courtesy of the Walker Art Center

After an open call to Indigenous artists, the Walker Art Center has chosen Angela Two Stars to commission a piece for the Sculpture Garden. Read more

Arts & Culture

Climate Strike

Courtesy of Mia DiLorenzo

Today, student activists around the world are striking for governmental climate action. Mia DiLorenzo, an Edina High School sophomore and environmental organizer, is one of them. Read more

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Courtesy of Lucy Keepper

Get your slime on with Slimesota, Minnesota's first slime festival. Read more

Arts & Culture

Wonder what shows you should see this fall? We asked the directors and stars of this fall’s local theater lineup what shows they’ll be making sure to see. Read more

Arts & Culture

Janet Jackson, Rhythm Nation

Illustration by Miles Donovan

Thirty years ago, Janet Jackson spent the winter in the Twin Cities, making snow angels in Edina and hanging out at Calhoun Square. The result of her artistic residency? One of the greatest pop albums ever recorded in Minnesota. Read more

Arts & Culture

Colie August, "Buggy"

Courtesy of Colie August

The mixed media artist has a vision for found objects and bright colors. Read more

Arts & Culture

J.S. Ondara

Photographs by Wale Agboola

J.S. Ondara moved from Nairobi to Minneapolis in search of a musical voice. Next stop: everywhere. Read more

Arts & Culture

Lizzo at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards

Photograph by John Shearer/Getty Images

Lizzo performed in front of a giant inflatable butt balloon at the VMAs. (Her dancers also may have taken some fashion inspiration from Prince.) Read more

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Peace Bunny Island

Peacebunny Island

The teenage bunny expert and nonprofit founder Caleb Smith shares his love of rabbits and why he keeps coming back to the State Fair. Read more

Arts & Culture

Burger Boys

Photograph by Caitlin Abrams

Our Burger League of Champions helped inspire a weekly #TCBurgerNight. Read more

Eat & Drink

Harry Singh

Photographs by Caitlin Abrams

While you were Instagramming your mermaid toast, Caribbean food legend Harry Singh was rolling another perfect roti. Read more

Eat & Drink

A look at the ‘who’ behind the iconic Fair symbol for its 50th anniversary. Read more

Arts & Culture

Marjorie Johnson at the Anoka County Fair 2019

Marleen Stromme

Meet the baker who has accumulated thousands of ribbons. She is a staple at the Minnesota State Fair's baking contests, where she has competed for decades. Read more

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Linda Christensen butter sculptor

photo courtesy of Midwest Dairy

We talked with the MCAD grad about her 47 years of sculpting and her take on what the butter busts mean to Minnesotans. Read more

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Elizabeth Warren and Doppelganger

Courtesy of Stephanie Oyen

We got in touch with the Minnesota woman with an uncanny resemblance to the Massachusetts Senator. Read more

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Brian Oake

Photograph by Caitlin Abrams

Without explanation, the radio station announced that Oake was no longer working there. Now a petition has started to bring him back on the air. Read more

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William Stock, "Fixed Melodies, Filmic Memories"

Courtesy of William Stock

This local artist uses 16mm film to capture fleeting moments. Read more

Arts & Culture

Lyz Lenz

Photo by Matthew Hintz

How does an evangelical get a heretical rep, while growing closer to God? Lyz Lenz isn’t sure—but she just wrote a book about it. Read more

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Gary Clark Jr. was the icing, but Festival Field is the cake. Read more

The Morning After

Lizz Winstead

Photo by Mindy Tucker

The comedian and The Daily Show co-creator on reproductive rights, how her Minnesota childhood shaped her career, and the unsung heroes of the State Fair. Read more

Arts & Culture

  • Vitreo Retinal Surgery

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    Vitreo Retinal Surgery

    Closeup of woman eye with visual effects, isolated on white background. Horizontal, wide