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Top American Indian stylemaker's home base: a tiny N.D. town, pop. 29

Jessica Metcalfe on the North Dakota prairie. When she started the blog “Beyond Buckskin,” she didn’t know it would become a force for Native American fashion.

Jessica Metcalfe is one of the nation's most influential purveyors of American Indian fashion. And she does it all from a small Midwestern town.

Kendrick Lamar proves he's worth the wait, and the hype

Kendrick Lamar performed in Los Angeles in 2016. Associated Press

Review: The L.A. rapper who sold out Xcel Energy Center showed he's a dynamo of a live performer.

St. Paul's Seitu Jones takes home $50K for this year's McKnight Distinguished Artist award

Seitu Jones’ work includes large-scale Green Line corridor art and set design.

The prestigious Distinguished Artist Award goes to a St. Paulite dedicated to community work.

How Minnesota State Fair is winning the battle with casinos for grandstand acts

Despite hot competition from casinos this year, the State Fair grandstand may set an attendance record.

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John Legend surprises kids at Fine Line in Minneapolis

He showed up at Big Brothers Big Sisters event to encourage youthful dreams of success.

True-life soap opera tale of a Minnesota actor on 'Days of Our Lives'

Minnesotan Billy Flynn slapped his high school principal, partied at St. Cloud State and worked in finance (yawn) before landing a role on "Days of Our Lives."

Experimental garden in Minneapolis has many stakeholders

Growing food is just one of the lofty missions of the Gandhi Mahal Interfaith Garden. It's also a place where people committed to food justice, faith and climate change can work together on common goals.

Review: Play 'Via Dolorosa' presents one man's journey through the Palestine quagmire

REVIEW: David Hare's "Via Dolorosa" views the conflict on a human scale.

Blind Minnesota painter's art created from her 'mind's eye'

Sounds, smells and memories inspire a Burnsville artist's vivid paintings, now on display.

6 Twin Cities chefs dish on their favorite State Fair foods

Sameh Wadi of World Street Kitchen goes for the smoked turkey leg, but it's what he smuggles in to enjoy with it that's noteworthy: "Every year when I walk in I think, 'Is this going to be the year that they bust me?' "

Rosenblum: Hitchhikers follow adventure and belief in human kindness

Thomas Francine, 30, of New Jersey, says the drive to hitchhike more than 26,000 miles was "in my blood."

When was the last time you saw a hitchhiker in the United States? What might push us out of our cars again, to hitch a ride?

Lileks: All your eclipse questions answered, uselessly

Twin Cities' Dakota Jazz Club becomes a hot venue for live recordings

The club championed local acts even while establishing itself as one of the world's premier jazz venues.

Dudley Riggs vet reflects on trading 'Nurse Jackie' for life with Melissa Etheridge

Linda Wallem would love to return to TV with her rock 'n' roll wife.

Ask Amy: Unhappy husband finds his lies catching up with him

Hax: When 'no' is not an accepted answer

Lady Gaga plays it big and small at St. Paul's Xcel

Her St. Paul concert had lots of big dance numbers and a few intimate moments at the piano, but didn't quite satisfy.


Chef Paul Berglund is leaving four-star Bachelor Farmer
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The James Beard award-winning chef is departing at the end of the month after a critically lauded six-year run.

Dudley Riggs vet reflects on trading 'Nurse Jackie' for life with Melissa Etheridge
Artcetera

Linda Wallem would love to return to TV with her rock 'n' roll wife.


A rolled ice cream dish from Sota Hot & Cold in St. Paul.

Mesmerizing rolled ice cream craze arrives in Twin Cities with 2 new shops

6 Twin Cities chefs dish on their favorite State Fair foods
Burger Friday: At Dalton & Wade, a patty melt lands in the North Loop
Chef Paul Berglund is leaving four-star Bachelor Farmer

Claire Baglien, coordinator of the Gandhi Mahal Interfaith Garden.

Experimental garden in Minneapolis has many stakeholders

Pergola on steroids allows year-round outdoor living in Lake Elmo
$3.65M home on St. Croix River is all about the view
Cliff Swallows aren't common in metro area, but can be found

Kendrick Lamar performed in Los Angeles in 2016. Associated Press

Kendrick Lamar proves he's worth the wait, and the hype

How Minnesota State Fair is winning the battle with casinos for grandstand acts
John Legend surprises kids at Fine Line in Minneapolis
Lady Gaga plays it big and small at St. Paul's Xcel

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift's social media blank-out sparks frenzy of speculation

Leah Remini slams Tom Cruise as 'diabolical,' not a good person
Robin Thicke, model expecting baby on Alan Thicke's birthday
C.J.: Brenda Langton has a milliner for a daughter

Daniel Craig gets a rare chance to be funny as an explosives expert in "Logan Lucky."

Packed with charm, 'Logan Lucky' pulls off the perfect heist

'Hitman's Bodyguard' offers a lethal mix of comedy and carnage
Documentary 'Whose Streets?' is a powerful portrait of conflict in Ferguson, Mo.
Home video: 'Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2' is so spaced out

The Mayo Clinic expects a surge of hundreds of cancer patients per year if CAR T is approved, because it will initially be provided by large medical centers that have experience with the therapy and its side effects.

Mayo, U develop 'robocop' stem cells to fight cancer

Exercise as a weight loss strategy works in strange ways
Your brain can form new memories while you are asleep, neuroscientists show
Mayo dispute with Albert Lea draws 'concern' from Dayton

Who doesn't love Sweet Martha's chocolate chip cookies?

6 Twin Cities chefs dish on their favorite State Fair foods

Got beets? Got zucchini? Then you have the secrets to tasty quick breads
Mesmerizing rolled ice cream craze arrives in Twin Cities with 2 new shops
Chef Paul Berglund is leaving four-star Bachelor Farmer

Jessica Metcalfe on the North Dakota prairie. When she started the blog “Beyond Buckskin,” she didn’t know it would become a force for Native American fashion.

Top American Indian stylemaker's home base: a tiny N.D. town, pop. 29

Scene + Heard: A taste of the Emerald Isle at Irish Fair in St. Paul
Meet Minnesota's latest 'Project Runway' star, a pioneer of 'Lolita' fashion
Bicyclist killed in collision with van in Minneapolis ID'd

Billy Flynn plays Chad DiMera on "Days of Our Lives."

True-life soap opera tale of a Minnesota actor on 'Days of Our Lives'

Only network TV show being filmed in Minn. won't be renewed
Home video: 'Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2' is so spaced out
TV picks for Aug. 22: Yara Shahidi, 'Good Karma Hospital,' 'Silence of the Lambs'

Orcas break the surface near Vancouver, where whale-watching season runs from March through October.

Enjoy nature steps from urban Vancouver

Omaha worth a crush, or at least a visit
Sun Country pivots to no-frills style pricing, seating on flights
A gushing beauty: Multnomah Falls in Oregon's Columbia River Gorge

Evan Gruenes biked across the Stone Arch Bridge during an art tour. City of Minneapolis and Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board launch six interactive map tours that make it easy to explore public art in the city Thursday August 17, 2017 in Minneapolis, MN. ]

New online tours offer guide to public art in Minneapolis

Following Walker's 'Scaffold' controversy, artist Sam Durant wins $25,000 prize
Twin Cities sketch-comedy king steps out from the shadows
St. Paul's Seitu Jones takes home $50K for this year's McKnight Distinguished Artist award

Marcel Proust, author, with clocks in the background landscape. Illustration art by Star Tribune artist L.K. Hanson goes with a millennium article News With A View, Thurs. January 28, 1999.

Nonfiction: 'Letters to His Neighbor,' by Marcel Proust

Star poet Bao Phi on racism, writing and why he chooses to stay in Minneapolis
Review: 'The History of Bees,' by Maja Lunde, is about chemistry, both agricultural and familial
REVIEW: 'Sulfur Springs,' by William Kent Krueger

Treasury secretary's wife boasts of travel on government plane, touts her high fashion

Louise Linton tagged the numerous expensive brands she was wearing, then got into an Instagram spat with those who criticized her.


Prince exhibit heads to London this fall

The Prince museum is going on tour. Well, part of the museum's collection is headed to London for a 21-day exhibit, starting Oct. 27.


AP Sources: GE's Immelt among finalists in Uber CEO search

Former General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt is among the finalists being considered to run ride-hailing company Uber, but there's no clear consensus among its board about a front-runner, two people briefed on the search said Monday.


Upcoming highlights from the new Star Tribune Stage at the Minnesota State Fair

The Star Tribune will debut its tricked-out new booth, expertly designed with energy-efficient lighting, Cambria countertops and improved signage.


State Fair debuts a Great Big Wheel in the sky

The traveling Great Big Wheel will take Minnesotans for a spin 156 feet above the State Fairgrounds.