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It took a raccoon to teach us that positivity should go viral, too

It took a raccoon to teach us that positivity should go viral, too

The #MPRraccoon has returned to her home in the wild. In lieu of her furry brand of positivity, I thought it prudent to offer a few ideas on spreading kindness, hope, and putting some...

The #MPRraccoon honored by the St. Paul Saints

The whole country watched with bated breath as the fearless #MPRraccoon scaled the UBS building in St. Paul. That little raccoon brought us all together as we cheered her on and hoped that she...
Is the person who makes you miserable happier than you are?

Is the person who makes you miserable happier than you are?

Smell the lilacs. Kick the leaves. Watch the cat in the window with his lazy paw dangling from the ledge, his ears twitching in the sun. Feel the sun on your face. Smell the...

Pictures or it didn’t happen: Our obsession with permanence

Something happens. Something memorable, or kind of cool, or not really that interesting at all. But we're bored, so we take thirteen pics of it anyway. We have to take pictures; record it, show...

That Girl: “Mom Knows Best”

When you’re single in your thirties, moms tend to get a little more involved in your love life. “What about that ‘so-n-so’ guy? I see he likes all of your posts on Facebook. He...
Anthony Bourdain Tribute, Twin Cities Agenda

A Tribute to Anthony Bourdain

At Twin Cities Agenda, one of our main focuses of writing is on food and drink. Good food and drink, hopefully. At its best, its also writing that discusses the importance; the relationship a...

FDA calls for the end of trans fat in your food

It’s in your frozen pizzas, your microwave popcorn, your baked goods and margarine, your coffee creamers, and, of course, your favorite deep-fried delicacies. It's trans fat that makes these foods taste so good. But, in...

That Girl: “Books Over Boys”

This week, I’m choosing books over boys. I’ve made a commitment to dating. To accept dates and even seek them out. And in doing so, I’ve also learned the importance of giving myself the...

Winter’s burn: Give your evergreen trees a chance

The Minnesota winter tends to take its toll of all of us. But its not just humans that feel the effects of a longer, more brutal cold weather season: Winter can also have negative...

MNHS volunteer Ted Stamos proud member of Minnesota’s Greatest Generation

For nearly 10 years, Minnesota History Center volunteer Ted Stamos has brought history alive for visitors of all ages. Stamos has donated 3,300 volunteer hours during that time, but it's not something he sees as...
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