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A Discussion with “Hot Asian Doctor Husband” Star Meghan Kreidler

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Opinion: Nothing easy about discussing guns

Opinion: There’s nothing easy about discussing guns

This is a topic that has always been, and seemingly always will be, controversial: From the 2nd amendment's staunch "right to bear arms" supporters, to mad-men massacres of the innocent, to children killing themselves with...

Keeping your day at the lake healthy and safe

We don't have a lot to worry about in the waters here in Minnesota: No sharks, no piranhas, no eels, or other things in the water looking to take a bite out of you....
Summer is watermelon season: Here's what you should know

Summer is watermelon season: Here’s what you should know

Mark Twain called watermelon, "Chief of this world's luxuries ... When one has tasted it, he knows what Angels eat." I agree with Mr. Twain - but only when it's eaten in season: A...

Protein from places other than meat, soy products

As we discover we don't need to each as much animal meat as we once thought we did, a mad search for alternative sources of protein begins. We've always liked soy, but we've also...

Defining a city by its food: 17 truly St. Paul dishes

Much poetry has been written as an ode to the city; the place where we were born and/or raised, that has shaped us. Poetry, pictures, paintings and films. We look for these things and...

Minnesota’s 10 Best Summer Break Activities

Summer break will soon be upon us - and instead of wasting your days stuck inside savoring the A/C, grab the local bull by the horns and enjoy some (one-or-all) of the...

Find balance after burnout with these 6 simple tricks

We’ve all experienced the burnout: Those moments, those days, and, yes, weeks where you’re both completely mentally and physically exhausted. I know the feeling well - where after coming home from work instead of focusing...

Cliff Mitchell, Vanity Lines, and New Hex Records

"Baby sometimes i don't understand you/But you're the abstract art in my modern museum/And baby sometimes we fall apart/But the ruins of my heart stand like the...
Ranelle Kirchner as a chef in the kitchens of Avignon, France

Stars in My Eyes: A Minnesota Chef in Avignon, France

I remember the day so vividly: Waking up to the golden statue of the Virgin Mary overlooking my window - she stood proud, unadulterated, and poised at the top of a palace...