When you think of where one of the best restrooms in the country might be, Dinkytown in Minneapolis might not come to mind. But, in a contest by the restroom services company Cintas, the Varsity Theater restroom has been nominated as one of the 10 best in the country.
Which Minnesota town boasts the best glass of water? Duluth, apparently, as the northern Minnesota town came in first at the MN American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference, taking the 2013 Best in Glass title in Tuesday’s drinking water taste test.
Rodeo royalty politely says “excuse me” while maneuvering around the Minnesota State Fair. Rodeo royalty represents the best of rural Minnesota with witty – and yet practical – slogans. “We like to say you can fix anything with a little twine and duct tape,” she said of her hometown Pine River, a town of 900 people located just north of Brainerd.
The brightest minds at the State Fair on Friday could be found in the back corner of the Education Building showing off their 100-pound made-from-scratch robots. Precocious ingenuity collided with full-on nerdery at the High School Robotics Competition as the science class savants from Mahtomedi, Becker and Fergus Falls showed off what six weeks of electrical engineering, innovative 3-D printers and zealous ambition can spawn.
The Packers-Vikings rivalry could have an extra wrinkle this fall — a sibling rivalry. Toby Gerhart’s in his fourth year as a Vikings running back. His brother Garth, an offensive lineman from Arizona State, is trying to make the team in Green Bay.
Bacon is not just for breakfast anymore. People make everything from bacon wontons, to bacon bourbon, to even bacon candy bits.
About 120 High School teams are competing at the University of Minnesota. The star of each team is a robot — weighing up to 150 pounds.
Even though five-year-old Brecken Dahlberg can’t speak, it takes about two seconds to figure out that he has as much enthusiasm and zest for life as any other kids his age.
This wall is daunting, but can also be a lot of fun, and whether you’re a beginner or a professional climber, Saturday is for you.
Warm temperatures and last night’s rain didn’t make ideal conditions for the World Cup ice boating competition on Lake Pepin Wednesday. But racers from eight different countries say they’re happy to find any good piece of ice this winter.
We haven’t had much snow to talk about this winter, but when we get another round of plowable snow…a certain contraption seen at the Winter Carnival might come in handy.
With no mountains in Minnesota, you may not think of our state as a mountain biking state.
If any political pundits were hoping to use the results of this year’s Minnesota hotdish contest as any sort of bellwether for the upcoming 2012 elections, they may be disappointed to hear the event ended in a tie.
A big congratulations to the new National Cheer Champions.
The Minneapolis SWAT Team is getting national recognition this week.