Autonomous Snowplow Competition Wows Winter CarnivalMost Minnesotans know that during the winter months, sooner or later, they’ll have to bust out those shovels and plows. But what if there was a way to remove the snow without any of the physical labor?
Mpls. Office Workers Battle For Best Holiday CubicleThe sales office at the W Hotel at The Foshay in downtown Minneapolis looks awfully festive. There's a winter wonderland, presents and stockings hung with care. And then, there's Angela Westfield's log cabin.
After Mellow Summer, Lake Minnetonka Hosts Wakesurfing CompThe first ever organized wakesurfing competition on Lake Minnetonka is wrapping up, despite a set-back earlier this summer.
Survivor: Cagayan Season Finale, Who Will Come Out On Top?The Survivor: Cagayan season finale airs tonight, and with only four castaways left, one will “pull one of the greatest comebacks in Survivor history.”
2 Rainbow Foods Close Due To Economy, Heavy CompetitionA grocery store war in the Twin Cities is claiming two more casualties. The Rainbow Foods in Columbia Heights closed Wednesday and the Rainbow store in Brooklyn Park will close on Feb. 16.
Varsity Theatre's Restroom Nominated As 1 Of Nation's Top 10When you think of where one of the best restrooms in the country might be, Dinkytown in Minneapolis might not come to mind. But, in a contest by the restroom services company Cintas, the Varsity Theater restroom has been nominated as one of the 10 best in the country.
Which MN Town Has The Best Drinking Water?Which Minnesota town boasts the best glass of water? Duluth, apparently, as the northern Minnesota town came in first at the MN American Water Works Association's Annual Conference, taking the 2013 Best in Glass title in Tuesday's drinking water taste test.
Meet Jess Hanneken, Minnesota Rodeo RoyaltyRodeo royalty politely says "excuse me" while maneuvering around the Minnesota State Fair. Rodeo royalty represents the best of rural Minnesota with witty – and yet practical – slogans. "We like to say you can fix anything with a little twine and duct tape," she said of her hometown Pine River, a town of 900 people located just north of Brainerd.
Bright Minds Battle Their 'Bots At Minnesota State FairThe brightest minds at the State Fair on Friday could be found in the back corner of the Education Building showing off their 100-pound made-from-scratch robots. Precocious ingenuity collided with full-on nerdery at the High School Robotics Competition as the science class savants from Mahtomedi, Becker and Fergus Falls showed off what six weeks of electrical engineering, innovative 3-D printers and zealous ambition can spawn.
Toby Gerhart's Brother Trying To Make The PackersThe Packers-Vikings rivalry could have an extra wrinkle this fall -- a sibling rivalry. Toby Gerhart's in his fourth year as a Vikings running back. His brother Garth, an offensive lineman from Arizona State, is trying to make the team in Green Bay.
Chefs Compete For Best Bacon CreationBacon is not just for breakfast anymore. People make everything from bacon wontons, to bacon bourbon, to even bacon candy bits.
High School Students Compete For Best Robot At U Of MAbout 120 High School teams are competing at the University of Minnesota. The star of each team is a robot -- weighing up to 150 pounds.
Isanti Family In Nat’l Contest To Win Accessible VanEven though five-year-old Brecken Dahlberg can't speak, it takes about two seconds to figure out that he has as much enthusiasm and zest for life as any other kids his age.
Test Your Rock Climbing Limits At Vertical EndeavorsThis wall is daunting, but can also be a lot of fun, and whether you're a beginner or a professional climber, Saturday is for you.
Ice Boaters Race On Lake PepinWarm temperatures and last night's rain didn't make ideal conditions for the World Cup ice boating competition on Lake Pepin Wednesday. But racers from eight different countries say they're happy to find any good piece of ice this winter.