Holidazzle Downsizing And This Year Will Be Its LastA bright holiday tradition in downtown Minneapolis is nearing the end of the road. The Holidazzle parades have been running down Nicollet Mall since 1992 – the year Mall of America opened in Bloomington -- with new competition for downtown retailers.
Good Question: How Many Smokers Will Quit With The Cig Tax Hike?Starting Monday, Minnesota's tax on tobacco is the sixth-highest in the country. The tax just jumped to $2.83 from $1.60, making the average pack of cigarettes in Minnesota now $7.51. Lawmakers who upped the tax said they did it not only to raise money, but to get people to quit.
Esme's Blog: Bachmann and Graves -- The Same Choice In the end they both bowed out. Michele Bachmann announced her decision to drop out of the race for Minnesota's 6th District via YouTube, while Jim Graves sent out an email statement.
Sears' Photography Studios Close DownThe Sears family portraits that many of us have taken are no more.
FDA: It's 'OK' To Use Nicotine For LongerSome helpful news for people who are trying to break the smoking habit.
Parent Still Furious After Westonka AD Resigns Over 'Harlem Shake' FlakThe activities director of Westonka Public Schools has resigned following the prolonged controversy over the suspension of a group of students following their "Harlem Shake" music video.
Hill-Murray Coach Resigns In Wake Of Prostitution ArrestHill-Murray's head football coach resigned Tuesday afternoon, the school said, in the wake of being arrested during a prostitution sting Friday in Fridley, Minn.
Father & Son: Drunk, Rowdy Vikings Fans Ruin Game Day ExperienceA 10-year-old Vikings fan wants to hang up his Helga horns all because of what happened in the stands during Sundays game against the Lions.
Fewer Smokers Today, But Habit Is Just As Hard To QuitNew research shows that there are 7 percent fewer pack-a-day smokers in America than 50 years ago.