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Smash Cake: Capturing Memories With Messy, Professional Photo Shoots

Pull out the old photo albums, and you’ll probably find some pictures of a 1-year-old with birthday-cake-covered hands and face. These days, however, many parents are turning that impromptu photo-op into a formal photo shoot — complete with props, costumes, and elaborate theme cakes.

10/28/2013

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Good Question: Why Do We Dress Up For Halloween?

This Halloween, families are expected to spend nearly $8 billion celebrating the holiday. That’s a 50 percent jump since just 2005. And a lot of the money is going to costumes. Americans spend about a $1 billion on children’s costumes each year, and another $1.2 billion on adult costumes. How it all got started dates back to the Middle Ages. For the folks at the Theatrical Costume Rental in Minneapolis, 20 percent of their yearly business is done during the month of October. Duck Dynasty, What Does the Fox Say and Jack Sparrow are just a few popular costumes this year.

10/14/2013

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Best Holiday Craft Ideas From Minnesota Artist Heather Peterson

Brighten up the holidays with five ideas from a Minnesota artist.

12/17/2012

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Good Question: What Can We Legally Share Online?

More than 12 million people have already pinned to their digital bulletin boards, but there is growing concern that Pinterest users could be breaking the law.

03/19/2012

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Social Media Site Pinterest A Huge Hit Among Women

Have you pinned today? Pinterest lovers know what we’re talking about. The social sharing website is a hit, especially among women.

02/21/2012

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Bite Of Minnesota: Crispy Potato Stacks

A month or so ago, I came across a cute potato appetizer recipe, but didn’t have a chance to make it until now. It’s made the rounds on Pinterest and for good reason – it’s so simple!

01/17/2012