August is halfway over, and Minnesotans are soaking up all the summer they can before fall arrives. We’ve been celebrating the season by Goin’ to the Lake every week. On Thursday, Jamie Yuccas and Jason DeRusha headed to Walker, Minn., which is known for its endless things to do outdoors.
There are many professions you just don’t see a lot of anymore: Seamstresses, Shoe cobblers — or how about pipe makers There is a smoke shop downtown Minneapolis where a father and son are still in the business of making the perfect pipe.
Many of us strive for success at work. So, listen to this resume: Accenture, Best Buy, Wells Fargo, Seabury and Cargill. Sounds like you’d be set in corporate America, right? Well, not Jodi Mayers. A health scare forced her to reevaluate what she wanted out of life. Then, she took a gamble, bought clothing boutique “corset” and started styling women: racks of clothes, diverse displays of jewelry, handbags and shoes.
We all had that one tree that you loved to climb, or swing from or lay in a hammock under. It can be emotional if that tree has to come down. That’s where Wood from the Hood steps in.
Driving a bus is hard work. Now imagine doing it on an obstacle course. Metro Transit drivers do it every year, and the top three advance onto bigger contests. This year there was a first.
On Thursday, Jason DeRusha and Jamie Yuccas headed east to New Richmond, Wis. where they visited the Heritage Center, went kayaking on the Apple River, explored Willow River State Park, enjoyed the 45th Parallel Distillery and visited Star Prairie Trout Farm.
Even when record rains are falling, WCCO makes it to the lake. This summer, until the start of the Great Minnesota Get-Together, we’re highlighting communities in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. This week, Jason DeRusha and Jamie Yuccas visit New Richmond, Wis.
It’s an odd combination of hobbies: making popcorn and restoring classic cars. But the two loves shared by one couple are now on display every Saturday at the Anoka Classic Car Show. The journey getting there is what makes Brian and Jane Nelson “Minnesotans to Meet.”
After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, a Minnesota woman decided to support cancer charities and raise awareness – with a flock of pink flamingos. Mary Leisses ask friends and colleagues for $10. If they gave it to her, a pink flamingo would go in the yard and the donation would go to the American Cancer Society. Last year there were 380. This year, she wants 400.
Every day, the average American needs to burn 100 calories just to keep their weight the same. It might not sound like a lot at first, but if you add it up, 100 calories a day for a year is an extra 5 pounds.
If you’re a wine lover, there’s nothing better than sharing a glass with good friends. Spill the Wine on Lake Street is a perfect hangout to do that.
When you’re told you can’t do something, don’t you just want to do it even more? That’s true for Chey Eisenman, whose career as a cabbie started out as a joke.
Creative director. Editorial producer. Fashion stylist. Trend expert. Event director. Sounds like a lot. But then add in hip hop dance instructor, former model, host and speaker. That’s what makes Grant Whittaker a Minnesotan to Meet.
If you drive by it you probably never even realized it’s a single-family home, but once up the drive-way you realize this home is something special. It’s almost like a medieval castle or a sci-fi lover’s fantasy in the heart of downtown Minneapolis.
Many of us like to consider ourselves foodies, but for one pint-sized almost 80-year-old, the term means charity events, cookbooks and developing new organizations. Sue Zelickson might be one of the Twin Cities’ notable “ladies who lunch,” but she gets up around 5 a.m. to plead with others to help the community.