The owner of L J’s Ye Old Wash in Spring Grove is providing his own unique spin for those waiting on the spin cycle. Lucky Volkenant, 72, has spent years covering the walls and ceiling of his laundromat with dolls.
A superhero has been protecting a northern Minnesota resort for 36 years, but he hasn’t aged much. He actually looks as young now as ever.
If you want to go where the wind blows, head into the prairies of southwestern Minnesota where strong, steady gusts are common.
If you are looking to get away from Minnesota’s blood-thirsty mosquitoes, there is one state park where visitors do very little swatting or spraying. Nature provides the right conditions to keep the biting to a minimum at Whitewater State Park.
NASCAR has well-known drivers like Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick. In Minnesota, there’s a lesser-known racing circuit with drivers known as “Grandpa” and “Miss Behavin’.”
What started with a small play to help the local PTA in 1975 has since grown into a large-scale community theater, performing in a multi-million dollar venue.
Students in southeast Minnesota are using a new floating classroom on the Mississippi River to study everything from geology to performance arts.
This year, thousands will take a side trip to a giant hole in the ground in northern Minnesota that locals like to call “the Grand Canyon of the North.”
Williams is a former home builder who had to get creative after being laid off in 2006. He tried his hand at building log furniture, but then was inspired by a chainsaw artist and realized he also had the ability to create characters out of wood.
From classic lures known as “lazy Ikes” to vintage motors with the nickname “knuckle busters,” the evolution of fishing is on display at the Minnesota Fishing Museum.
The neighbors on his quiet block may be unaware of his online fame, but Zachary Scot Johnson has developed a national following.
A Minnesota man plots bombing missions across the United States in which no one gets hurt.
In fact, David Cook, 50, hopes to achieve the opposite effect.
Going into its 33rd year of hosting outdoor concerts, WE Fest now bills itself as the largest country music and camping festival in the world.
Two years ago, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity opened up in southern Minnesota: a chance to win a free restaurant through an essay contest.
Want to see a long-haired Mark Rosen anchoring a 1976 sportscast? How about a fresh-faced Mike Binkley covering the 1987 World Series? Thanks to one man’s fascination with vintage television, hundreds of classic Twin Cities TV moments are available to watch online.
Some people get a little uneasy when they hear the word “casket.” It brings up images of death and grieving.
But there’s an old casket factory in northeast Minneapolis that’s now brimming with life and creative inspiration.
Daredevils on bikes can now get their thrills year-round at a new arena about an hour north of the metro. The Rum River BMX track used to be outside and exposed to the elements, but the city of Isanti just finished a $2 million project to cover it.
He might seem a bit young to be running a brewery, especially since he only reached legal drinking age seven years ago. But when it comes to beer, Ilan Klages-Mundt, 28, already has a world of experience.
Yes, that’s a stainless steel alligator on the roof of Dale Lewis’ Honda Civic and, yes, there’s a good story behind it.
It’s a symbol of how Lewis adapted when hard times hit.
It may look like a ghost town to drivers passing through Aitkin County, but there are surprises waiting for those who step into Lawler’s one remaining business.
For more than two years, curious drivers in Stearns County have been pulling over to check out something that looks surreal: a dream-like sculpture made entirely of sticks.
With all the extreme winter sports for serious athletes, a town in central Minnesota is offering an extreme competition for the less serious crowd. The Bar Stool Races in Ironton feature downhill events that are fueled in part by beer.
For Valentine’s Day, many will opt for flowers, candy or a nice dinner. But there’s a steamier option in a place not usually associated with romance. The Minnesota Zoo offers the annual Love Tour, which it describes as an “R-rated event.”
Our January warm-up has not been good for cross-country skiers and snowshoe hikers. But more people are now getting into a different type of outdoor exercise — fat biking — which doesn’t need much snow at all.
Ten years after they shut down, the slopes of Detroit Mountain are alive again. It’s the result of millions of dollars in donations from a community that missed having skiing, snowboarding and tubing close by.
Finding Minnesota checked out some of the floating houses Latsch Island in the middle of the Mississippi River near Winona.
Ron Fagen and his family have a passion for all things related to World War II. And because of this passion, aircraft that went on raids over Germany and France now come and go from Granite Falls.
Mike Binkley went to some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the state, along the North Shore. Check out a few of the places he visited in our gallery.