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Should Minnesota Orchestra be looking for Osmo Vanska's successor?

After Osmo Vanska, who?

The Minnesota Orchestra's relatively short three-year extension to music director Osmo Vänskä's contract raises the real possibility that he could be gone by August 2019.

How a tiny Afghan restaurant became unlikely hub for Twin Cities jazz scene

Chris Bates, left, introduced Adam Linz before they began their set of bass duets to kick off a night of jazz at Khyber Pass Cafe in St. Paul this month.

How St. Paul's Khyber Pass Cafe came to house the Twin Cities' craziest jazz series.

Weekend in Warsaw: Finding beauty in an ugly city

The Rising Museum commemorates the failed populist struggle against the occupying Nazi forces of 1944.

From friendly locals who speak a "leetle bit" of English to free concerts in a park, here's proof that Warsaw is worth a weekend – or more.

Sister, brother and dad remodel Edina home for multigenerational living

After their mother died a few years ago, Melissa, Adam and their father, Richard, chose to remain in the home so the siblings could continue to provide help and care for their dad.

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In an era of hyperbole, Paul Bunyan is as big as ever, especially in Minnesota

He's huge in Minnesota. Huge. In Bemidji, he towers like Colossus over the lake. In Brainerd, he sits in a building that barely contains him. In Akeley, he holds people in the palm of his massive hand. But why does Paul Bunyan generate such fascination?

Forget dorm food: New spots near U of Minn. offer ramen, pizza and more

Students, faculty and staff have returned to the University of Minnesota to discover a ton of new (and newish) food and drink options near its sprawling Minneapolis campus. Here's what's worth checking out.

Running without pounding the pavement? Get on HydroTrack with water workouts

HydroTrack takes track training and translates it into no-impact water workouts.

Everyday Solutions: Mpls. homeowners sacrifice tiny closet for big bathroom

Minneapolis homeowners sacrificed a tiny closet to get a family-sized bathroom.

Rosenblum: For twins, picking a college can be doubly complex

Trianna and Morgan Downing.

Tight-knit siblings face big decision: Stay together, or go to separate schools?

James Lileks: All's fair in love and grocery price wars

Another potential battleground in the Grocery Store Wars.

Competing grocery stores are out for blood (sausage).

Best of the week: Cirque du Soleil's 'Toruk,' Leon Bridges, more

Readers share their favorite vacation photos

Tired of keeping mouth shut when spouse won't close drawers?

He's facing a daily battle to get his wife to shut all the drawers she pulls out and leaves open.

Home video review: Fear runs deep in 'The Shallows'

"Jaws" gets a heart-stopping homage in "The Shallows," a nifty little thriller that latches on as ruthlessly as its great white antagonist and refuses to let go.

Ask Amy: Friend wants to deliver elder assessment

Hax: Couple diverge on household tasks

Fueling Scandinavian spirit at Norsk Hostfest in Minot, N.D.

Norsk Hostfest offers Viking re-enactments, lefse, lutefisk and huge (though polite) crowds.


Rare bird getting attention in Carver County
Wingnut

This Sharp-tailed Sandpiper should be heading for Australia right now

'The Children' is a must-see show at Pillsbury House Theatre

REVIEW: Director Noël Raymond proves herself up to the task in an exquisite production that opened last weekend at Pillsbury House Theatre in Minneapolis.


Indoors & Out: Earth-friendly dwellings, Home & Design Show and more

Earth-friendly dwellings The Sustainable Home Tour, formerly known as the Solar Tour, features 33 energy-efficient, renewably powered homes and businesses across the state. The free…


Home listings: What $575,000 buys in the Twin Cities

Minnetonka Built in 1994, this five-bedroom, four-bath house has 3,703 finished square feet and features three bedrooms on one level, three fireplaces, a formal dining…


5 child actors from Minnesota who made a splash

You don’t have to be born in the shadow of the Hollywood sign to make an impact on the screen. 1. Judy Garland Hometown: Grand…


Home plan: Modern family functionality

PLAN HOTW160036 Total finished sq. ft.: 3,275 Bed/bathrooms: 4/ 4 Stories: 2 Garage bays: 3 Foundation: Crawlspace, slab  The contemporary exterior displays a variety of windows,…


Renting and the Law: Renter resists charges for preexisting damage

Q: We rented a house for 2½ years and recently moved out. The homeowners are now claiming we owe them an additional $1,304 on top…


Styling your first apartment: A designer shares her best budget-friendly tips

A designer shares her tips for distinctive decor on a budget.


What's ahead for homes? 9 innovations from Dwell on Design show

Nine notable innovations from the Dwell on Design show.


Minneapolis' Loring Park offers a mini-history lesson

Before the weather gets chilly, let's take a stroll around Loring Park. It's a nice amble — and it's also a history of the city written in miniature.


Wine of the week: 2014 Dusted Valley "Boomtown"

2014 Dusted Valley ‘Boomtown’ “Cabernet is king” is one of the oft-repeated phrases in the wine world. Unfortunately, it often takes princely-plus funds to buy…


Who should be Minnesota Orchestra's next music director? Four conductors to watch

Who are the front-runners to succeed Osmo Vänskä as music director, should he leave the Minnesota Orchestra when his contract expires? Here are four possible…


TV picks for Sept. 25-29: Osgood says farewell, 'Transparent' returns, 'Frontline' on the election

Charles in charge The end of Charles Osgood’s 22-year run at “CBS Sunday Morning” may not be as significant as Charles Kuralt’s tenure on…


Three cheers for Jennifer Aniston's big week

Jennifer Aniston’s big week Love is dead, they said. But 12 years is a long time, they said. Jennifer Aniston finally got her revenge, they…


Parkinson's patients to climb Machu Picchu

Parkinson's patients among group set for trek to Machu Picchu in the Andes Mountains.


Imagine that: Minnesotans are more creative, U.S. survey shows

Creativity is much higher in northern states, including Minnesota.


Stocks move lower as energy, technology stocks fall

U.S. stock indexes closed moderately lower on Friday following three days of gains. Several technology stocks traded heavily, including Yahoo, Twitter and Facebook. Energy stocks fell along with a steep decline in the price of oil.


Report: Brad Pitt was at Minnesota airport during 'out-of-control' incident before divorce filing

The plane's landing at the international airport in International Falls was confirmed by the Koochiching County Sheriff's Office.


TV picks for Sept. 24-25: Charles Osgood, 'Once Upon a Time,' Frank Darabont

Charles in charge The end of Charles Osgood’s 22-year run at “CBS Sunday Morning” may not be as significant as Charles Kuralt’s tenure on…


Minnesota Orchestra and Joshua Bell dazzle with season-opening concert

REVIEW: Joshua Bell and Minnesota Orchestra make Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto sound new again.


'The Children' is a must-see show at Pillsbury House Theatre

REVIEW: Director Noël Raymond proves herself up to the task in an exquisite production that opened last weekend at Pillsbury House Theatre in Minneapolis.


Ask Amy: Protective brother wakes up to terrible surprise

Dear Amy: My younger sister and I are young adults. We are extremely close, and have many mutual friends. She is educated, attractive, successful,…