Best Buy is back, and on a roll. Their stock shot up 15 percent last week following an increase in sales and profits. It is a far cry from where the Minnesota-based company was just three years ago.
From the moment she enters the studio, to the time she sits down, it’s clear Tom Barnard, Michele Tafoya and the entire KQRS morning team are very comfortable saying just about anything to anyone.
A day after the announcement that no charges would be filed against two officers in the shooting death of Jamar Clark, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman is defending his decision.
Movies like “Purple Rain,” “The Mighty Ducks” and “Drop Dead Gorgeous” shined the bright lights of Hollywood here in Minnesota. But none embraced Minnesota quite like they did in the “Grumpy Old Men” films, which took place in Wabasha — a town which still celebrates the movie.
Brian Wilson defined the Beach Boys’ California sound, but it took a Minnesotan to bring his story to the silver screen. Bill Pohlad directed the new film “Love and Mercy,” which spans more than three decades of Wilson’s life, revealing the darker story that lies beneath the upbeat music.
This season, half of the team’s 40 man roster was born outside the US. Seventeen are native Spanish speakers, mostly from Venezuela and Dominican Republic. Knowing many of his teammates couldn’t speak his language, Dozier took it upon himself to learn theirs.
A new medical robot is designed to make knee replacement surgery a less painful experience with a much quicker recovery.
One of the most recognizable voices in Minnesota says he wants to be on the radio the rest of life.
Since 1986, people have been dialing in 92.5 FM to hear Tom Barnard start their day.
St. Paul’s James J. Hill Reference Library is old. A massive library seems antiquated these days, but some of the newest ideas in the Twin Cities are coming to life there. Studio/E was founded by former Target executive Nate Garvis and attorney Tom Wiese. “It’s an experiential leadership program based on the entrepreneur’s mindset,” Wiese said. “Take action instead of planning and doing. It’s doing and then learning.”
What would you do for the chance to get a taste of a rare bourbon that’s considered a real treasure? For some Twin Cities bourbon lovers, it was camping out in front a liquor store. A line formed outside of Sudyks’s Liquor & Cheese Shop in Minneapolis Thursday morning.
Some big changes are coming to Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.
Long-time CEO Dr. Alan Goldbloom is retiring this week after 12 years. Goldbloom grew up in Canada, where he was a child actor. He later became a doctor, and eventually an administrator. When the employees of Children’s Hospitals said their goodbyes to Goldbloom, there was a lot of praise, handshakes and hugs.
The charity effort that celebrates kids who make a difference is returning to Minnesota Wednesday. Instead of a day in school, 20,000 students will experience the ultimate concert and speaker series known as We Day. Co-founder Marc Kielburger said Minnesota is the obvious place to celebrate kids who are changing their communities and the world.
At Lambeau Field, you’re going to see a lot of die-hard Packer fans. But here in Minnesota, there are those who belong to the Viking World Order. We met up with one of the group’s most loyal members — Sir Diggz. Diggz Garza got into his Vikings gear for our morning show Thursday.
Michelle Williams’ energy is ever-present. And so is her limp. The online auction manager never stops moving around her 4,000 square-foot warehouse. But when running her forklift became more than just a pain, Williams realized she needed help. “I like to have fun,” Williams said.
When the Wayzata Science Bowl team practices, they mean business. They just won the state championship, and they are now getting ready for nationals in Washington, D.C.
On paper, allowances should be easy. But if you’ve ever tried to motivate a kid to study or do chores or forgot to pay off when they did, you know otherwise. So now a Minnesota start-up is introducing a high-tech solution: It’s a new app to help families manage allowances without the nagging or haggling.
In this coldest of winters, somebody is doing something special to warm the hearts of patients at a Minnesota hospital.
Best Buy has a new strategy and is excited about the holiday shopping season. But just 12 months ago, many business analysts wondered if the iconic Minnesota retailer would even survive. The stock was in free fall, the former CEO was accused of having an affair with an employee and was ousted, and the founder of the company was attempting a hostile takeover.
Most children get anxious if they have to go the hospital, or even the doctor’s office for a shot. Pain is scary for kids. So in this age of modern medicine, why isn’t a bigger effort made to alleviate pain in children? Answering that question led to a cutting-edge program at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics. There, a doctor who came all the way from Germany is taking away the pain of kids in the Twin Cities.
The Minnesota Vikings got off to a horrible start to this year’s season. But is it too late to turn things around? Rick Aberman is a sports psychotherapist who works with dozens of professional and college teams and large corporations. “I help people perform up to their potential,” Aberman said. “I help them understand how their thoughts and emotions impact whatever they do in a positive way or a negative way.” Aberman says the key is to prepare as best you can and focus on the process – not the results.
Urban Ventures has been helping kids break the cycle of poverty for 20 years. It’s an organization built around academics and mentorship, but one of its most successful programs uses the power of music.
The Movement Minneapolis, a hardcore gym known for intense workouts, is a noisy place at lunchtime. But owner David Dellanave says after the workouts, not much is spoken about lunch. “If you’re not hungry, why are you eating?” Dellanave said. Members like Lacy Morgan and Martin Rittenbery skip eating once or twice a week. “I’ve heard them preaching about it, so I decided to give it a go,” Morgan said.
A former Catholic school teacher and campus minister opened up Wednesday night after losing her job at a school she still loves. Kristen Ostendorf still has strong feelings for Totino-Grace and her religion, even though she was fired after revealing her relationship with another woman.
Penn Avenue in south Minneapolis is being rebuilt and widened, and the work is taking from May through October.
Vince Flynn will be remembered around the world as the man who wrote enthralling political thrillers that millions of people couldn’t put down.