Knowing how to yodel is not required when you visit Biwabik, but you might be inspired to try. It’s a Northwoods town with a Bavarian personality.
You might think things would get a little lonely in a place where you can count every resident on one hand. However, Minnesota’s smallest city, Funkley, population 5 in the 2010 census, does get quite a few visitors.
Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau said Thursday no criminal charges will be filed in a fatal accident involving a police vehicle and a motorcycle back in the spring. The officer involved was on his way to the house where police shot and killed Terrance Franklin.
Sometimes a simple gesture can be so inspiring, it leads to something bigger than anyone expected. That’s what we found in central Minnesota. A few years ago, people chipped in to put a few winter wreaths on the graves at the State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls.
It’s been a day of shock and sadness for one of the elite high school football programs in Minnesota. One of the starters for Cretin-Derham Hall, 16-year-old Max Lowell, was killed overnight in a rollover crash in Eagan.
Blaze orange becomes the unofficial state color on Saturday, Nov. 9. You’ll see it throughout the state as men, women and children take part in Minnesota’s deer hunting opener.
People fighting the state’s controversial wolf hunt appealed to fans of a different kind of wolf in downtown Minneapolis Wednesday night. As Timberwolves fans filed in for the season opener, many of them encountered advocates for real wolves inside Target Center.
Before a movie starts, you’ll see ads on the screen and previews of coming attractions, but it’s an old-time attraction drawing customers to one Twin Cities theater.
Many preschoolers like to watch cartoons and superheroes on TV, but there’s one Twin Cities girl who’s fascinated with WCCO. Lilah Johnson is about to turn five, and her parents say she can’t get enough of Channel 4.
You probably don’t realize it when you’re shopping, but many companies use technology to track your movements. Now some of them have agreed to post signs letting you know, and giving you the chance to opt out.
The Gunflint Trail in northeastern Minnesota has long been one of the best spots in the state to see a moose in the wild. The big beasts are still around, although their numbers have dropped dramatically across the state – more than 50 percent since 2010.
This week, visitors to a Minnesota cemetery will hear voices around the gravestones. In fact, some of the dearly departed will be standing there, telling their stories. Well, in “spirit,” at least. Each October, the Winona County Historical Society gets volunteer actors to represent some of the people buried at Woodlawn Cemetery during their annual Cemetery Walk. Woodlawn Cemetery, in the bluffs of Winona, is among the most scenic in the state. And it holds plenty of colorful characters. When the earliest settlers arrived in what is now Winona, it was not only the beauty that drew them in. It was the potential they saw along the Mississippi River. Their bodies may be buried along a bluff nearby, but the stories of what they started are still being kept alive.
A rookie actor from the Twin Cities — who is relatively unknown right now — is about to become very famous starting next week.
It seems unimaginable now, but adoption for some families used to be as easy as showing up at the train depot. Word would go out when kids were coming from the East Coast. They were largely children of immigrant families who’d found poverty rather than promise in their voyage to the New World. Renee Wendinger of Sleepy Eye interviewed some Orphan Train riders for her book. Few of them are still living. “They were found in doorways and other out-of-the-way places, hungry and starving,” Wendinger said.
The Department of Natural Resources says conditions are just right for a brilliant fall colors season this year.