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14 things to do in Minnesota before the end of summer

As evidence by me turning on absolutely every fan in my apartment as to not sweat to death this past weekend, summer is still clinging on and apparently not quite done with us yet....

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

Meghan Kreidler is, in a word, busy. She recently played the Basilica Block Party, with her band Kiss the Tiger, and the Red Stag Supper Club's In Cahoots block party as well....
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...