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Slurping, smacking and chatting: Minnesotans make 'mukbang' eating videos

A mash-up of two Korean words that roughly translate to "live eating," mukbang started about 10 years ago in South Korea.


Komen 3-Day trek is the last scheduled for the Twin Cities

The foundation is cutting back on the number of fundraising walks, from seven cities to four, and the Twin Cities didn't make the cut, an organizer confirmed.


Twin Cities paramedic works magic — literally — when responding to emergencies involving kids

He performs magic tricks for his youngest patients as a way to calm them down and make their ride to the hospital less stressful.


First signs of State Fair: Construction is clearing, buses get ready

Need a reason to take the bus? Parking lots with about 7,000 spaces and a $15 cash-only fee "tend to fill up quickly," a fair spokeswoman says.


Fundraising walk at Xcel Energy Center to honor Norm Coleman on his 70th birthday

The event is a fundraiser for nonprofit Spare Key.


Sartell High graduate serves elderly by collecting 4,000 tennis balls for their walkers

Max Fesenmaier is an ace at serving seniors.


Faces of murdered Mexican journalists haunt a show at Minneapolis Institute of Art

Faces of slain Mexican reporters occupy the Mpls. Institute of Art.


Minneapolis installation of temporary art honors permanent memories

Mandala artist turns grief into beauty.


Franconia Sculpture Park hires Chicago native to replace its fired founder

It's hoping to bring in "new faces" after its founding director was forced out for inappropriate conduct.


Dayna Lightfoot's Love for life endured disease

Lydia Borchert can't remember a time when her mother, Dayna Lightfoot, could walk on her own. That led to a unique bond between Borchert, 21,…