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Lileks: Some Minnesotans have our own version of cabin fever

Summer serial: Embark on Great Lakes adventure in 'Redemption's Run'

When a mysterious young captain arrives in her hometown of Bayfield, Wis., 12-year-old Kacie stows aboard his boat, Redemption, searching for answers about the father she has never known.

After outcry, protests, Walker will remove 'Scaffold' sculpture

A new sculpture at the Walker Art Center that prompted an outcry among Minnesota's American Indian communities will be dismantled, the director said Saturday. Here, Crystal Norcross, a Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota from Sisseton S.D., spoke to a crowd near the piece, "Scaffold."

A controversial new sculpture at the Walker Art Center that prompted an outcry among Minnesota's American Indian communities will be dismantled, the director said Saturday. The work is partly based on the 1862 hanging of 38 Dakota tribal members in Mankato.

Minneapolis singer/songwriter Chastity Brown's album do-over pays off

The Minneapolis folkie scrapped an entire record and lost her way, but wound up finding several new paths in the interim.

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Minnesota mural artist pictures a bright future for kids in crisis

Savage artist aims to cheer up children with vibrant murals.

Why Jerrod Carmichael is one of comedy's brightest new stars

"The Carmichael Show" returns as network TV's most daring sitcom.

Paul Magers, 4 others entering Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame

Tips for enduring – and even enjoying – a road trip with teenagers

After a long-delayed drive Out West, a mother shares tips for enduring — and even enjoying — a road trip with teens.

Take a guided bike trip from Itasca State Park to Grand Rapids

A bike tour stretches from Itasca State Park to Grand Rapids with easy days of pedaling.

The Monday Briefing: The return of the outdoor concert

Millennials want more than cheap tickets from Minnesota theaters, museums

How are arts groups enticing young adults? The latest thinking goes beyond ticket deals and discounts.

Reviews: 'Roadfood,' by Jane and Michael Stern, and 'Rabbit Cake,' by Annie Hartnett

Week's best classical concerts: Cantus sings 'Sgt. Pepper,' Minnesota Orchestra gets romantic

TV picks for May 29: 'Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland,' Leah Remini, 'Still Star-Crossed'

Ask Amy: Views about adoption raise unkind assumptions

Hax: Overwhelmed mom asks, 'When does it get better?'

Soundset survives last-minute cancellations in a strong 10th year

No-shows and schedule delays couldn't spoil the hip-hop mega-fest in its 10th year, thanks to strong showings by Lauryn Hill, T.I. and the locals.


Lileks: Some Minnesotans have our own version of cabin fever
James Lileks

Forty million Americans will drive 50 miles or more on Memorial Day weekend. Or 50 people will drive 40 million miles. No, it’s the first…

The eagle, the deer, and the big truck
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Just outside of Two Harbors a couple of days ago


Gnocchi with spring greens, mushrooms, watercress and ramp butter.

With new chef, new owner, Lucia's in Uptown Minneapolis still impresses

Waterfront dining: Check out these 3 Twin Cities destinations
'Super Mario Kart'-inspired rainbow doughnuts are a hit in Minneapolis skyway
A 160-year-old Minnesota beer is coming back to life on Friday

The living room has 18-foot ceilings and a circular fireplace.

Architect's timeless '50s home near Lake Harriet hits market for $1.225M

Don't overlook the subtle beauty of ornamental grasses
Lore and lure of Lake Minnetonka's boathouses come to life in new book
The eagle, the deer, and the big truck

Chastity Brown, shown at Red Stag Supperclub in Minneapolis, has seen doors open since the making of “Silhouette of Sirens,” including opening for Ani DiFranco and singing backup for her on tour.

Minneapolis singer/songwriter Chastity Brown's album do-over pays off

Minneapolis rapper Brother Ali's new album finds 'Beauty' at an ugly time
In St. Paul, it was a Neil Diamond in the rough
Soundset survives last-minute cancellations in a strong 10th year

FILE - In this May 2, 2016 file photo, Ben Stiller, left, and Christine Taylor arrive at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala, celebrating the opening of "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology" in New York. Stiller and actress Christine Taylor released a joint statement Friday, May 26, 2017, announcing their breakup. They were married in May 2000 and have two children, who they said will remain their priority.

Ben Stiller and wife Christine Taylor announce separation

Ariana Grande vows Manchester benefit concert: 'We won't let hate win'
'Property Wars' star facing trial for wire fraud in Phoenix
JFK's last birthday: Gifts, champagne and wandering hands on the presidential yacht

Capt. Jack Sparrow is back.

Johnny Depp's latest 'Pirates' installment merits mutiny

Even Dwayne Johnson's coolness can't rescue 'Baywatch'
How 'Star Wars' blazed a path for filmmakers and fans
'Wedding Plan' sticks to a familiar rom-com blueprint

A drug overdose rescue kit is displayed at a training session on how to administer naloxone, which reverses the effects of heroin and prescription painkillers.

Minnesota opioid deaths climbing despite attention, intervention

University of Minnesota is nerve center of brain-mapping research
Hospitals are checking to see if patients' cupboards are bare
Making pacemakers easier on the heart may come down to connections

Chef Matt Quist of Taher helped Jasmine Herrarty and Victory George of Urban Ventures.

Young Twin Cities gardeners team up with chefs to create Home Team salads

Looking for inspiration for outdoor cooking? Go no further
Want to give your vegetables a smoky allure? Get grilling
It's time to enjoy fiddlehead ferns, morels and early peas

Shop for Kindness is a Mall of America pop-up store featuring 14 cause-related brands that support philanthropic efforts worldwide. Find it on Level 1 of the mall’s north wing until Sept. 10.

Can Mall of America's new Kindness store change shopping for good?

Scene + Heard: Minnesota Zoo's Beastly Ball
Why Melania Trump covers her head one day and not the next
Woman in Minot collects shoes for children in Mexico

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Here's how much Fox News is hurting without Bill O'Reilly

Why Jerrod Carmichael is one of comedy's brightest new stars
Home video: Keep your cool with 'Mannix'
Paul Magers, 4 others entering Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame

Sightseers on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon near Tusayan, Ariz. The national landmark draws 4.5 million people a year, including the author’s “Richaca” family of Minnetonka.

Tips for enduring – and even enjoying – a road trip with teenagers

Take a guided bike trip from Itasca State Park to Grand Rapids
Midwest Traveler: Rochester, Minn., has its own dramatic veterans memorial
The power of a Texas road trip: finding hidden gems

Theatergoers mingled at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis during an Open Call event for young patrons before a recent performance of “Refugia.”

Millennials want more than cheap tickets from Minnesota theaters, museums

Giant blue bird comes to roost at Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
Minnesota artist returns from L.A. for austere, magnetic solo exhibit
After audit, Rochester Art Center moves to shore up finances

David Sedaris Photo by Ingrid Christie

Review: 'Theft by Finding: Diaries 1977-2002,' by David Sedaris

Do you keep a journal of the books you read?
Review: 'The Leavers,' by Lisa Ko.
Reviews: 'Roadfood,' by Jane and Michael Stern, and 'Rabbit Cake,' by Annie Hartnett

Forty years later, critic who panned first 'Star Wars' movie has no regrets

As the country celebrated the 40th anniversary of the release of "Star Wars" this past week, we wondered if our critic who panned the movie four decades ago wanted a second chance. He didn't.


Review: 'Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine,' by Gail Honeyman

FICTION: A touching, funny novel about a misfit who is the survivor of childhood trauma.


Southern rock superstar Gregg Allman dies

Music legend Gregg Allman, who helped propel The Allman Brothers Band to superstardom, and spawned Southern rock, died Saturday. He was 69.


Minnesota, it's time to play ball: Readers share photos

Few things say summer like a good game of ball, whether you’re playing softball or watching baseball. We start ’em young here, as evidenced by…


Midwest Traveler: Rochester, Minn., has its own dramatic veterans memorial

Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial remembers Minnesotans who died from the Civil War on.