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Wander Minnesota: The Saints, Soon To Be Marching In

If it’s spring, baseball can’t be far behind. But new to the spring of 2015 is the CHS Field, the brand-new home of the St. Paul Saints, located in St. Paul’s Lowertown. The stadium hosts its first home game on May 21, against Sioux City.

03/31/2015

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MNfusion: Q&A With Illusionists’ Anti-Conjuror Dan Sperry

Suspend your disbelief as seven of the world’s top magicians take the stage in “The Illusionists.” The North American tour is making a stop in Minnesota this week, and among them is conjuror Dan Sperry.

03/24/2015

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MNfusion: Guthrie Theater’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

When tackling a well-known piece of theater there are two paths to take: stay true to the original work as much as possible or add in a twist. Both paths offer challenges to directors and actors, and both open the performance up to criticism for either not living up to previous performances or for missing the mark with the new artistic choice.

02/17/2015

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Lauren’s Science Corner: Numbingly Cold November

Ahhh, September 2014; six days spent soaking up 80° highs and 12 days in the 70s. October 2014 followed and offered up plentiful 60° days as well. And then came November.

12/01/2014

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Guy On A Bike: Homie Fall Fest 2014

On any other Saturday, the Sunrise Inn only has a handful of salty regulars from the neighborhood, sipping coffee or 3.2 beers while swapping stories. But this wasn’t any other Saturday, and anyone passing by could tell. Dozens of bikes leaned against the neighborhood bar, while other steel steeds were secured to nearby poles and trees.

11/02/2014

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Curiocity: Who? Betty Who!

A booming chant filled the dimly lit Fine Line Music Café as we waited for her to take the stage. Through a thin layer of smoke her named blazed in white, 80s style lightning-bolt writing on the banner on the stage, her only decoration. “Betty, Betty, Betty.”

10/23/2014

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Wife Of Twins Player Reveals Fight With Anxiety

A racing heart. That panicked voice in your head. At some point, we’ve all likely suffered from that invisible brick wall known as anxiety. One in ten people suffers from the disorder. Yet, despite its prevalence, like most mental illnesses, it’s rarely discussed.

10/15/2014

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Guy On A Bike: Skull-N-Bones Gravel Challenge Review

Besides a daily bicycle commute to and from WCCO-TV, I like to get out and ride for fun. For the past few years I have been participating in gravel century rides in the area. (A ‘century’ is just bicycle jargon for 100 miles.) The popularity of gravel rides and races has just exploded in the past few years, thanks in no small part to the hugely popular Almanzo 100. Chris Locke decided to seize upon the popularity of these rides by creating the Skull-N-Bones Gravel Challenge in Bruce, WI.

09/23/2014

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Bite Of Minnesota: U of M Dairy Salesroom

I’m always on the hunt for hidden food gems throughout the Twin Cities. Whether it’s a farmer’s market in the dead of winter or a roadside farm stand, I like to share my good finds. One such find is the University of Minnesota’s dairy salesroom.

07/15/2014

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Twins Blog: Catching Up With Morneau

With three games to go before a much needed break in the season, the Minnesota Twins are wrapping up a quick trip out west with a series against the Colorado Rockies. While purple is the dominant color in the stands, you can’t help but notice the abundance of Twins fans in attendance. It’s of course, for good reason.

07/12/2014

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Amazon Drops Minn. Affiliate Bloggers To Avoid Tax

Minnesota bloggers who push products for Amazon say a new law could run them out of business. In order to avoid paying millions in sales tax to the state, Amazon sent notice to its Minnesota bloggers that they will soon be kicked out of a program that pays them for connecting people to the online retailer.

06/18/2013

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Twin Cities Couple Starts Blog On Camping Across Minnesota

As Minnesotans begin the summer camping season this Memorial Day weekend, one metro family is making sure we’re as prepared as we can be. Kelly and Ryan Cunningham have started a new blog called “Beyond The Tent.”

05/23/2013

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Movie Blog @ MSPIFF, Day 14: ‘The Color Of The Chameleon’

Harmony Korine, the man behind this year’s Spring Breakers, said in a recent Reddit AMA that “tone is key” to his movies. If you’re familiar with his work (Gummo, Julian Donkey Boy) you’d know that stories […]

04/24/2013

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Weather Blog: Spring Snow Possible

We experienced our second warmest day of the year Thursday with a high of 53. Only Saturday’s high of 56 was warmer.

04/04/2013

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Jordana’s Blog: Not Mafia, Just Jewish

I recently visited my family in New Jersey. N.J. will always feel like home to me and my family is great … most of the time. This time I had an interesting conversation with my mother that still plays over in my head.

10/15/2012

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Bite Of MN: Sausage With Apples & Onions

I pulled out a few local cookbooks and came across a great recipe from Beth Dooley’s most recent cookbook, “The Northern Heartland Kitchen” that used apples, sausage, and onions for a main dish.

09/25/2012

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A Moment

So today I had a moment. I was walking into the gym (late for yoga) and I bump into my husband’s mistress. Awkward. She stops in front of me, I stop, we are the only two people in the parking lot.

09/24/2012

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Let Me Catch You Up

“I’m so lucky.” I actually said that this morning as I watched my three healthy kids get on the bus, drank coffee and folded their laundry.

09/20/2012

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Bad Food Photos

If you think you’ve had bad meals on an airplane before, wait until you see these photos. A blog that shames airlines over the food they serve. Check it out.

09/18/2012

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Bite Of Minnesota: Mango Avocado Salsa

Time sure does fly by! It’s already time for another salmon shipment. We originally signed up for a salmon share in an effort to eat salmon more regularly, ideally once a week. So far we’re staying on track with that and still have a couple more packages of salmon in the freezer.

08/22/2012

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The Good Life For Less: State Fair Deals 2012

Step right up — it’s time to get your yearly review of deals for the Minnesota State Fair.

08/22/2012

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Bite Of Minnesota: Market Season Is Here!

People have been asking me, “When do the markets open?” for about a month now. Since the weather has been unusually warm, this question is not surprising; we’ve all been craving some local produce.

05/01/2012

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Bite Of Minnesota: Falafel Salad

Before running to the store (or out to eat), I turned to what was left in my refrigerator and freezer. Finding a bag of spinach, leftover roasted tomatoes, and a tub of hummus, I decided on a salad.

04/17/2012

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Family Of MN Couple Missing In Wreck Plans Memorial Service

The family of a Minnesota couple missing in the Italian cruise ship disaster have announced they will hold a memorial service in memory of their parents, after news that the search has been called off.

01/31/2012

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The Good Life For Less: Thaw Out With These Freebies

It feels like we may need some freebies to get us through the long, cold week. I’ve found a few sizzling deals to get you going.

01/18/2012

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