Nature-loving couple design a home for the birds in Lake Elmo

A Utah couple's passion for bird-watching, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing lured them to Minnesota to build the retirement home of their dreams. The result: a modern interpretation of Prairie-School style with Scandinavian influences. It's the AIA Minnesota Home of the Month.

Sundance standouts you'll be hearing more about

As the indie festival gives a first look at future hits, we also check out the weird and overhyped.

Reading Neruda's Seashells

World Class

Did Neruda see his poetry as an exoskeleton that would outlast his own skin? Or did he just think seashells looked nice?

Eggers, James interview each other at MOI fundraiser

Artcetera

The two authors displayed a jocular mood for a big crowd of admirers in St Paul.

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Twin Cities actor Tod Petersen is living life one chapter at a time

Local stage star Tod Petersen took a break to get off the grid and explore his love of life.


Outside Sydney, beaches and rock pools are a stunning combo + Photo Gallery

Outside Sydney, a path links a series of beaches where rock pools nestle at the ocean's edge.


Swedish meatballs from Marcus Samuelsson are a Super Bowl treat

Still working on your game-time menu? Win over a Super Bowl crowd with this last-minute party pleaser from Marcus Samuelsson.


Elton John straps in for Super Bowl version of James Corden's 'Carpool Karaoke'

"The Late Late Show" picks up Elton John for its hit segment "Carpool Karaoke" after the Super Bowl.


Cities impose limits on short-term home rentals

Across the country, municipalities are waging battles against home sharing sites such as Airbnb and VRBO.


Disney's touring musical 'Newsies' to make Twin Cities premiere at Orpheum

This musical by composer Alan Menken, lyricist Jack Feldman and book-writer Harvey Fierstein is a classic David and Goliath story.


Rosenblum: Are drugs really the remedy for toddlers?

Mental health professionals understand the potentially lifesaving power of the right medications prescribed well. Not too strong a dose, not too weak. Not necessarily forever,…


Scene + Heard: Minnesota Twins host three-day TwinsFest + Photo Gallery

The thousands of fans who attended last weekend's TwinsFest rubbed shoulders with more than 60 current and former players and coaches, took stadium tours and nabbed autographs and memorabilia.


Historic St. Paul steeples still rise above modern towers

You don't have to be religiously inclined to appreciate the historic churches of downtown St. Paul and their many differences.


Twin Cities fans finally get their Phish: June 22 at Xcel Center

Tickets for the band's summer tour kick-off gig go on sale Feb. 27, but there's an online request system to sign up for first.


Ask Amy: Is this family obligated to celebrate milestone birthday?

Dear Amy: My in-laws are hosting a birthday party for my husband's grandfather. He is turning 90. The party is 200 miles away. My…


Hax: Distanced father needs some frank, honest words

Dear Carolyn: This fall, my father left my mother at home while he went to spend the winter with friends in Florida (she still works…


Paul Simon boosts star power on 'Prairie Home Companion'

Host-in-waiting Chris Thile has a hoot and coaxes out an encore.


Gloria Steinem slammed for suggesting young women support Bernie Sanders to chase boys

Feminist icon Gloria Steinem has drawn the wrath of the Twitterverse for suggesting that young women supporting Bernie Sanders’ campaign are doing so to gain…


Presidential candidates look to comedy and late-night TV as new soapbox

More than ever before, politicians are veering off the traditional campaign trail to hit the comedy circuit in hopes of reaching voters through their funny bones. The trend has led to some strange moments in an already strange political season.