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...
Apple-picking season is here! Head out to these great organic and sustainable apple orchards

Apple-picking season is here! Head out to these sustainable, organic apple orchards

It is officially apple-picking season. Nothing says fall more than heading out to the orchard to pick your own apples, sip on some warm cider, and snag some apple butter or cider donuts for...
MnDOT awards 108K grant for Minnesota bicycle program

MnDOT awards 108K grant for Minnesota bicycle program

Since 1960, the rate of youth bicycling and walking to school has decreased from 48% to 17%. This is a trend that Safe Routes to School programming and funding opportunities hopes to reverse -...

Changes in Faribault: $40.3 million expansion planned for Daikin

The residents of Faribault and the surrounding area will soon notice a change in their landscape: Local Commercial HAVAC manufacturer Daikin Applied Americas Inc. is looking to expand operations with a $40.3 million project...

Grape stomping will be your new favorite fall activity for 2018

As summer begins to wind down, we all start shifting into fall mode. Everyone breaks out the flannel shirts, and businesses bombard us with pumpkin spice, well, everything. But, if you’re ready for something a...

Reading between the lines: The 2018 St. Paul Library Budget Proposal

I don't remember exactly how old I was, but I remember going to the library in my hometown to get a book on Computer hacking. As I brought my book up to the counter,...

Will Lime scooters and bikes turn St. Paul green?

While in St. Paul the other day, I noticed a few green scooters and bikes parked what seemed like randomly along city streets and boulevards. I heard rumors from friends and coworkers about these...
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Watch: The last Blockbuster in America

For Millennials, and probably their parents as well, renting movies was a fairly crucial piece of weekend entertainment: Strolling past shelf after shelf of "New Releases!" and "Classics" and "Disney" waiting for the brightest...

How to enjoy the “Best” of the Minnesota State Fair – even after the...

Well, the great Minnesota State Fair is officially done, bringing on the unofficial end of summer. They packed up the cheese curds, dismantled the ferris wheel, and herded all the cows and horses back...
Why Minnesota roads are the way they are

Do they drop bombs here? Why Minnesota roads are the way they are

If you have lived in Minnesota for any amount of time, you have eventually come to the realization that there are only really two seasons here: The first season is called survival, aka winter,...