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Are Lake Minnetonka cottages now an 'endangered species'?

It's the end of an era on Lake Minnetonka, as modest vintage houses increasingly make way for bigger, grander ones. Their elimination is dramatically changing the character of the Twin Cities' largest lake. "It's the rise of the McMansions," one critic says.

Proceeds from Zach Sobiech's 'Clouds' are helping crowdfund a cure

The Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund crossed the million-dollar threshold last fall, increased the U's resources for research on osteosarcoma tenfold and fueled significant breakthroughs.

Flicker hunts beneath tree bark

Wingnut

Unusual behavior for this species

Burger Friday: It's Big Mac 2.0 at Scena Tavern in Uptown

Table Talk

When chef Erik Anderson pays tribute -- and then some -- to the nation's most recognized double-patty cheeseburger, cravings ensue.

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A year after opening its new concert hall, St. Paul's Ordway is hitting high notes

The St. Paul venue is drawing new – and more diverse – audiences while achieving harmony behind the scenes, too.


On Delta, more fares to choose from, but not in a good way

Delta Air Lines now is offering four levels of ticket fare: basic economy, main cabin, comfort-plus and first class. What gives?


AC/DC, and more songs that wouldn't make it on Cupid's playlist

Unless you're an AC/DC fan, here are some sexist tunes to avoid on Valentine's Day.


Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger share the mic for HBO's 'Vinyl'

Martin Scorsese has never rocked out as hard as he has for "Vinyl," a new series about a label executive's inner war between a love for power and his love for soul music.


Rosenblum: In Minnesota, the push for more psychiatrists gets creative

Danielle Goerke has heard the well-meaning joke many times. At least you have job security! Goerke is ready with her standard response. “I would…


Scene + Heard: Angel Gala battles cancer with bravado + Photo Gallery

The Angel Gala raises money to provide emergency financial assistance and education to those affected by cancer in the Twin Cities.


Local travel agents reveal their top spots for romance

Local travel agents reveal top locations for adoring your travel partner – and your destination.


Twin Cities teens sing their souls out for Witness concert

VocalEssence, the Morehouse Glee Club and 200 Twin Cities teens will celebrate the African-American choral tradition.


Bummer: World ends on Valentine's Day, according to 'Ghostbusters II'

The end of the world is Valentine's Day 2016, according to "Ghostbusters II."


How a panda schooled in martial arts beat up the Coen brothers at box office

Despite a star-heavy cast, "Hail, Caesar!" lost its opening weekend to a kiddie movie.


Ask Amy: Friends, lovers and lots of drama

Dear Readers: I have stepped away from my daily column for two weeks to finish writing my next book, which is due to be…


Hax: How to explain a househusband

Dear Carolyn: I married my high school sweetheart when I was 19. We were both mature for our ages, so we made a plan to…


Scandinavian design: Lean, clean beauty

Kivik. Hemnes. Ektorp. Even if you aren’t sure what these funny-sounding words mean, they might be familiar to you. That’s because they’re the names of…


Experimental sunken greenhouse in Mpls. weathers first winter – and it's growing food

Gardeners are optimistic that a sunken greenhouse will become a prototype for how to grow food in harsh climates.


Old-style barbershop in Hopkins offers a cut and conversation + Video

Jeff's Barbershop opened in Hopkins during the JFK administration, and the conversation has been going on ever since.