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Democrat Tim Walz leads Republican Jeff Johnson in Statewide Student Mock Election

Election day is nearly here. Not only is it the one day where adults can be unapologetically excited about wearing stickers, it is of course, the day we select who represents us and runs...
Are memes bad for your health? New data says yes, by Twin Cities Agenda

Are memes bad for your health? New study says yes

Memes are seen as a zeitgeist that defines the tumultuous world of today - their relevance often rooted in current events and social stigmas. They are, however, not that new at all: The term was first...
Don't send nudes: "Sextortion" on the rise, with dire consequences

“Sextortion” is on the rise, with dire consequences

Sexting has become an increasingly common activity. And, like any activity that has at least a million people engaging in it on a day-to-day basis, so is the level of crime linked to the...
Be responsible with the internet, by Twin Cities Agenda

Be responsible with the internet

The internet has made information accessible to almost everyone. We now turn to social media to get our news, as platforms like Twitter and Facebook are often the quickest way to get information when...
Brewing excellence: 12 Minnesota breweries win awards at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival

Brewing excellence: 12 Minnesota breweries win medals at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival

Minnesota took home the gold (and silver, and bronze) at this year’s 37th annual Great American Beer Festival (GABF), held each year in Denver. This is basicall the Olympics for American brewers, and the...
A farewell to Kelly's means the end of an era, by Twin Cities Agenda

A farewell to Kelly’s means the end of an era

We were recently watching the 2005 film adaptation of Bukowski's famous Factotum, starring Matt Dillon, Marisa Tomei, and Lili Taylor. Much of the film was shot right here in St. Paul, specifically in the downtown...

Watch: Sneak peak at the MNHS Somalis + Minnesota exhibit

The majestic Minnesota History Center overlooking downtown St. Paul has dedicated its expansive 3rd Floor Gallery to its latest exhibit, titled Somalis + Minnesota. The exhibit puts a spotlight on Somali history and tradition, and...

Sign of the times: 21 new words added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary in 2018

If you’re still confused on how to properly use words like “dank” and “lit” casually in conversation, well... I can’t help you because every time I make an attempt, my younger 20-something coworkers tease...
Downtown St. Paul has a church district

The downtown St. Paul “Church District” redefining the area

After news broke of megachurch River Valley moving into the McNally Smith College of Music space on Exchange Street, we noticed something we hadn't before: This northern section of downtown St. Paul has become...
After 13 years, Dorothy's stolen ruby red slippers have finally found their way home

After 13 years, Dorothy’s stolen ruby red slippers have finally found their way home

13 years ago, a call was placed to the FBI to investigate a peculiar crime: Someone, quite inexplicably, had stolen the ruby red slippers worn by Judy Garland in the classic film The Wizard...
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