Sheila Mulrooney Eldred

Yoga studio

Photograph by Simone Lueck

A new yoga trend celebrates yogis of all shapes and sizes. Read more

Health & Fitness

Baby Raccoon


Think it sounds wild to keep a fox for a pet? How about a skunk? Read more

Arts & Culture

Lake Minnetonka

Photograph by Austin Hilgenberg

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water... Read more

Health & Fitness

Dr Angela Kade Goepferd

Photographs by Melissa Hesse

In April, Children’s Minnesota opened a special program to provide better care for gender-diverse kids. The response? Almost twice as many patients as they’d expected. Read more

Health & Fitness

Spy Camp

Illustration By Eduardo Fuentes

For generations, Minnesota kids have flocked to Concordia Language Villages, a summer camp near Bemidji to learn French, German, or Norwegian. The newest campers? Military linguists in the U.S. Armed Forces. Read more

Arts & Culture

Single-sex Sports Teams

Photo by (baseball)

Girls' and boys' sports often split into single-sex teams while kids are still young. Why? And what's lost? Read more

Health & Fitness

Metropolitan Mosquito Control District

Photograph by Steel Brooks

Meet the scientists who give their own flesh and blood to keep us safe from vampires. (OK, mosquitoes.) Read more

Arts & Culture


Illustration by Neil Webb

The University of Minnesota recently tested a medical device that could transform the quality of life for people with spinal-cord injuries. Read more

Health & Fitness

The University of Minnesota Human Dimensioning Lab

photo courtesy UMN Human Dimensioning Lab

Any designer can fashion a little black dress. A better bra for women with mastectomies? That’s a job for the scanner at the Human Dimensioning Laboratory. Read more

Arts & Culture

One of Minnesota’s few midwives of color has opened her doors to a U of M professor in an attempt to understand some of the starkest racial disparities in health care. Read more

Health & Fitness

Sisters at the Benedictine monastery at the College of St. Benedict

Photo by Caitlin Abrams

Every year, a team of Alzheimer’s researchers examines Minnesotans who live in religious orders. What do Benedictine nuns think about participating in brain science? They’ve gotten into the habit. Read more

Health & Fitness

The Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building

Photo by David Bowman

America wants you gone? Please enjoy a last look at the tennis dome and the climbing wall at Fort Snelling. Read more

Arts & Culture

Suicide Prevention illustration

Illustration by Sébastien Thibault

What’s the most effective way to arrest the suicide rate in Minnesota? Read more

Arts & Culture

Pritt the Lab Worker

Photo by Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

You know who enjoys outdoor summer dining? Your buddy Ixodes scapularis (a.k.a. the blacklegged tick). Parasitologist Bobbi Pritt has some bad news: You’re the meat dish. Read more

Health & Fitness

Volunteering Illustration

illustration by Sébastien Thibault

Looking for a reason to volunteer in the new year? You can start by looking in the mirror. Read more

General Interest