The word Easter isn’t in any scripture, but back in the Middle Ages people in the Northern Hemisphere associated this time of year with new life, or spring. Eostre is a goddess in Germanic paganism, and fertile rabbits (or hares) are synonymous with new life.
Spring fieldwork is off to a late start because of winter’s stubborn grip on Minnesota. But yields shouldn’t be hurt as long as farmers can get into their fields soon after Easter. Southeastern Minnesota got a fresh dusting of snow Monday. But fieldwork has barely begun. The forecast calls for below-normal temperatures with the possibility of more snow. Yet southern Minnesota is rapidly approaching the traditional start of its ideal period for planting corn.
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In two days, millions of Christians around the world will observe Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent. It falls 46 days before Easter, including Sundays. Christians will observe Lent by fasting or abstaining from a type of food they like. It’s a way of repenting their sins, and as a way to recognize how Jesus fasted in the desert for 40 days and 40 nights.
Basilica of St. Mary employees say it’s the busiest Easter season they’ve ever had.
Of all the goodies you hope to find in your basket, which is the best Easter candy?
When you think of Easter candy one of the first thing that comes to mind for many of us is Peeps.
The first sounding of the Cathedrals restored and enhanced 1963 Skinner gallery organ anticipated to be heard at the Easter Vigil, set for 8 p.m. Saturday, has been postponed.
If you celebrate Easter, there’s a good chance there’s a ham involved. And though they say variety is the spice of life, some of us wonder why there are so many choices when it comes to ham.
Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, but it falls on a different date every year.
Spring break starts today for Minnesota’s House and Senate. The state Legislature typically takes the week off leading up to Easter Sunday.
So you missed your chance to get in to the St. Paul Grill. Why not try for 2014. In the meantime, Dara has some great ideas for a perfect Easter Brunch!
Once St. Patrick’s Day ends, the focus will turn to Easter. And now is the time to plan out those holiday treats, and Lund’s in Uptown can teach you how to make sweet treats on the cheap.
Shoppers might be excited about Black Friday deals, but there are plenty of protesters, too.
Just days before Easter, a church in Columbia Heights was the target of a burglary, according to a criminal complaint filed in Anoka County.
It could be worse. It could be a snowy Easter. Or a bitter cold one. Instead the greatest weather factor will be the wind.
A Twin Cities woman has a new take on the annual Easter egg hunt. She still uses the colorful eggs, but she doesn’t want them to be found years later in a landfill.
Easter Brunch is a big deal in Minnesota and many of us have kids “hopped” up on sugar — so we compiled a list of some places we like to call the Best of the Family Brunch.
Spring may not have made a commitment to Minnesota just yet, but regardless of the weather, it’s that time of year again: Lent.
Christians around the world are celebrating the Easter holiday, but the holy day is also creating a new tradition for some in the Jewish community.
On this Good Friday, a lot of us are thinking about getting ready for Easter Sunday. Jason DeRusha hits “Reply All” to Easter questions.
A North Minneapolis organization was able to serve its community Easter dinner today, thanks to WCCO-TV viewers.
Friday was a damp, dreary day. For the past nine consecutive days we’ve had a high of 50 or cooler. That’s enough!
A few months ago, we talked about Ricky Gervais’ column detailing why he’s an atheist. He’s back with another funny, interesting missive, this time inspired by the upcoming Easter holiday. Take a look.