The Cure Of IRSphobiaI am afraid of the IRS. It's irrational as I always file early and usually get a refund. But I get that knot in my stomach every year thinking about what could go wrong this time.
Wander Minnesota: The Saints, Soon To Be Marching InIf it's spring, baseball can't be far behind. But new to the spring of 2015 is the <a href="http://chs-field.com/" target="_blank">CHS Field</a>, the brand-new home of the <a href="http://saintsbaseball.com/" target="_blank">St. Paul Saints</a>, located in St. Paul's Lowertown. The stadium hosts its first home game on May 21, against <a href="http://saintsbaseball.com/schedule/sioux-city-explorers-vs-st-paul-saints7/?eID=2133" target="_blank">Sioux City</a>.
MNfusion: Q&A With Illusionists' Anti-Conjuror Dan SperrySuspend 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.
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.
Lauren's Science Corner: Numbingly Cold NovemberAhhh, 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.
Guy On A Bike: Homie Fall Fest 2014On 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.
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."
Wife Of Twins Player Reveals Fight With AnxietyA 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.
Guy On A Bike: Skull-N-Bones Gravel Challenge ReviewBesides 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.
Bite Of Minnesota: U of M Dairy SalesroomI'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.
Twins Blog: Catching Up With MorneauWith 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.
Amazon Drops Minn. Affiliate Bloggers To Avoid TaxMinnesota 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.