Weekly Events: 12/11 – 12/17

Some local happenings for the week: Celebrate the holidays - 12/14 NECO Holiday Sale, NECO, NE MPLS, 11am-7pm 12/14 Atmosfere's Holiday Party and Sale, Atmosfere, MPLS, 5pm-9pm 12/16 Sip N' Shop, Intelligent Nutrients, MPLS, 3pm-6pm 12/17 Northeast...

For the first time in 35 years, you can go and see a movie...

After 35 years, Saudi Arabia is lifting its ban on movie theaters. One of those things we take for granted (and we often just stick to Netflix anyway), the reopening of movie theaters is part...

Movies in the Outfield: The Mighty Ducks

Gordon Bombay, Goldberg, Charlie Conway, and Peter Banks. If these names don't sound familiar, then maybe talk of "The Flying V," or a large crowd chanting "Quack, Quack, Quack..." may jog your memory. That's right,...

Waddling into your heart: MN Zoo welcomes African penguin chick

Along with its new Malayan tapir calf (read about that here: Baby on board: Minnesota Zoo’s Malayan tapir is expecting), the Minnesota Zoo is also welcoming another African penguin chick after this year's breeding...

GamerBlast: Super Smash Bros tournament coming for ages 12 and under

Do you know a kid that is 12 years old or younger that is a master of Nintendo's Super Smash Bros? Well, tell them to warm up their thumbs and get ready for the...

Mental health line opens to help Minnesota farmers

Minnesota is still largely an agricultural and rural state. Once you leave the metro area behind the landscape is one of rolling hills, fields full of crops, and farm animals behind fences. While the...

Recipe of the Week: Apple Butter Bread

This is an adaptation of mom's famous banana bread recipe. I found myself with oodles of apples this fall, and had to make apple butter or face losing them completely. Slowly, but surely, finding...

Take a trip back in time with Folkways of the Holidays

Each weekend in December before the Christmas Holiday a transformation takes place at The Landing - Minnesota River Heritage Park in Shakopee. The area is taken back in time to life in the 19th...
Coal for christmas, Twin Cities Agenda

Charcoal: Naughty or nice?

Coal: Not just for naughty children at Xmas time. Consuming and applying activated charcoal has become all the rage, found in everything from fancy lattes to detox remedies and facial cleansers. Powdered charcoal is...

Weekly Business Roundup, 11/29 – 12/5

Your business week, 11/29 - 12/5 Sinkhole swallows part Interstate 694 heading through Oakdale. MnDOT says repairs could last the rest of the week, rerouting thousands of drivers to I-94, I-35E, and Highway 36. Follow...