Steve Marsh

Beth Stelling

Photograph by Kim Newmoney

We caught up with Beth Stelling to talk about growing up in the Midwest, the notion of “North,” and the art of discovering your inner single dad. more

Oct 5, 2017 2:59 PM Arts & Culture


Illustration by Theresa Tibbetts/Getty Images

Real Groom Steve and fiancée Maggie have a date—but no venue, guest list, or menu. more

Sep 13, 2017 7:00 AM Real Brides

Lou and Sarah Bellamy

Photograph by Caitlin Abrams

As St. Paul’s Penumbra Theatre enters its 41st season, we sat down with the artistic directors past and present to talk about the historic theater’s historic transition. more

Aug 29, 2017 10:54 AM Arts & Culture

Bon Iver collage

Illustration by James Taylor

To bring this tale to life, Steve Marsh took multiple car rides between the two cities, joined by the elusive musician and his crew of old friends and collaborators. more

Jun 15, 2017 9:41 AM Arts & Culture

MyTalk's Lori and Julia

Photography by Caitlin Abrams

Chatting about gossip, Trump, and fake nipples with MyTalk107’s Lori and Julia on the occasion of 15 years on the air. more

May 30, 2017 9:18 AM General Interest 1 Comments

Senator Al Franken

Photograph by Mark Peterson/Redux

We sit down with Senator Al Franken to talk about lies, disillusioned voters, and when he decided to be funny again. more

May 19, 2017 10:50 AM General Interest

Sylvia Burgos Toftness

Photographs by David Toftness

A quick chat with Sylvia Burgos Toftness about her midlife move to farming and the organic charge she leads. more

May 9, 2017 11:28 AM Arts & Culture

The atrium at Paisley Park

Photograph courtesy of Paisley Park/NPG Records

As we approach the one-year anniversary of Prince’s death, we talk with Angela Marchese, Paisley Park's head curator, about Prince's vision for a museum, what she's finding, and more. more

Apr 5, 2017 9:52 AM Arts & Culture 2 Comments

Illustration of people flying on books

Illustration by Tim Bower

With his frank new memoir about the travails of public school teaching, former Minnesota Teacher of the Year Tom Rademacher talks about the state of education. more

Mar 22, 2017 12:00 AM General Interest

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Photo by Jennifer Simonson

MacArthur fellow and beloved American writer George Saunders talks to us about his first novel 'Lincoln in the Bardo.' more

Mar 3, 2017 5:05 AM The Morning After

Prince Memorial at Paisley Park

Photograph by Scott Olson/Getty Images

All hail Prince, the secular saint of Minneapolis. more

Dec 5, 2016 9:53 AM Arts & Culture

Prince had a love-hate relationship with the local press, which had the unenviable task of covering him in his hometown. more

Dec 5, 2016 9:44 AM Arts & Culture

How a Minnesota mom is on a mission to make infant heart screening the standard of care around the globe. more

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM Health & Fitness

Prince's star at First Avenue

photo by David Bowman

Senior writer Steve Marsh looks back at the seven days since Prince died—at how the Twin Cities came together the mourn the Purple One. more

Apr 29, 2016 3:43 PM Arts & Culture

Left: Poplar Ridge rental unit at Caribou Highlands in Lutsen. Right: Steps down to guest  cabins at

Photographs by David Bowman

A perfect destination in Minnesota for each season, because in the North it's as much about when you go as where. more

Apr 1, 2016 11:28 AM , , , Travel & Visitors

Cliff jumping into Superior in Madeline’s Big Bay State Park.

Photographs by David Bowman

When making a summer pilgrimage to Madeline Island, keep your friends close and your enemies off the ferry. more

Apr 1, 2016 11:27 AM Travel & Visitors

Illustration of Morris Day

Illustrations by Brent Schoonover

A writer, an illustrator, and music producer pilgrimage to Paisley Park and are reminded that most Prince stories don't end with him serving you breakfast. more

Feb 1, 2016 3:28 PM Arts & Culture

Urban Boatbuilder's canoe-building classes

Photo courtesy of Urban Boatbuilders

Minnesota searching for its collective identity in 2015. more

Nov 19, 2015 9:40 AM Arts & Culture


Photos by Darin Kamnetz

Or, how I got someone to let me drive my childhood dream car next to a Porsche legend. more

Sep 3, 2015 11:13 AM Arts & Culture

Peter Pan at the Children's Theatre Company

Photography by Cameron Wittig

The Children's Theatre is one of the best of its kind. Via an intimate look at their production of Peter Pan, we tell the story of how the CTC accumulated so much fairy dust over its first 50 years. more

May 28, 2015 10:58 AM Arts & Culture