A Twin Cities non-profit, Keys for Kids, is helping young hospital patients have some fun. Keys for Kids has started the Ellen Project, where kids get to paint donated pianos, and sometimes those pianos are used to deliver live music right to the bedside.
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann and other elected officials from along Interstate 94 between Minneapolis and St. Cloud are asking Gov. Mark Dayton to consider making it a higher state priority to widen the freeway by a lane in each direction.
Unless you work weekends, chances are you’re working for the weekend. Leave it to us to help you get ready with a look at what’s going on. This weekend, it’s all about art, bikes and being in the community.
There’s an Ultimate Frisbee tournament this weekend just west of the Twin Cities that may be huge in size, but not in importance for one of the teams playing in it.Team Surly – named after, sponsored, and supplied by the brewery – is gearing up for its sixth-straight trip to the national championship, held next weekend in Denver.
It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time to start planning some weekend fun! This weekend, it’s all about music, beer and cars. Check out the Lakefront Music Festival, the Car Craft Summer Nationals, and the Highland Fest Beer Dabbler.
Home sales remain on the rise even though home prices are going up along with interest rates from mortgages, according to a report released Thursday by the Minneapolis Area Association of Realtors.
When it comes to raising money for the Ronald McDonald House Summer Program, it’s all old school. Over the course of five Wednesdays this summer, the Ronald McDonald House, next to the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus, is sponsoring lemonade stands to help send children and their siblings on field trips.
New numbers out Thursday show the Twin Cities metro area is growing. The number of people in the metro topped 2.9 million in 2012. Since the 2010 census, the population has grown by about 59,000.
If you don’t have a green thumb, but want a great garden, why not check out the Hennepin County Master Gardener Tour this weekend? Six gardens across the Twin Cities will all have themes, including rain, feng shui and water.
It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time to start planning some weekend fun! The Twin Cities will be hopping this weekend, and we have packed your social calendar.
Thomas Kim began dabbling in the kitchen at a very young age, after his exasperated mother told her picky eater, if he didn’t like it, then he could be the cook. The spark was ignited early on — quite literally at times (young Kim managed to start three separate kitchen fires, but more about that in a bit).
It’s been more than two weeks since a storm rocked the Twin Cities. Thousands of trees fell, some of which are still lying down around the area. But there may be some trees that are still standing tall that could be dangerous. Keith Yetzer with Yetzer Tree Service in Maple Grove says even though his team’s helped clear dozens of trees in the past few weeks, he says there are still some dangerous ones out there.
Mitch Ohnstad loves basketball. He trains players in the sport, and his wife coaches a high school team. And oh yeah, he still plays the game at a high level, 17 years since he was named Minnesota’s Mr. Basketball while at Faribault High School. “Growing up in Faribault and not far from the Twin Cities, I was able to follow the University of Minnesota, and grew up with the dream of playing there. And had a lot of opportunities playing in Faribault, being able to play as a young player coming up in eighth grade, being able to play varsity.
Two weeks ago, the metro was moments from a historic storm, as more Minnesotans ended up losing power than ever before. And then there were the downed trees – and some home owners are still trying to figure out how to remove trees in their own yard, a process that often costs thousands of dollars.
It’s been two weeks since a pair of violent storms brought down thousands of tree limbs and, in many cases, entire trees. At the corner of 42nd Avenue East near Hiawatha Avenue in Minneapolis, residents are trying to be understanding.