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World record for largest Bloody Mary bar could be broken by a St. Paul pub

A classic Bloody Mary.

The Happy Gnome will attempt to break the record set by a Colorado bar.

In becoming a U.S. citizen, I realized I've been an American all along

Star Tribune reporter Miguel Otárola became a U.S. citizen on Monday. Feb. 13, 2017.

I grew up in the U.S., and finally became a citizen last week. The significance is still sinking in.

J. Cole, Chris Brown each announce 2017 Xcel Center dates

After cancelling his 2015 local gig, Brown will try again with 50 Cent and Fabolous for openers.

'Nasty woman,' 'deplorable' and other insults become badge of honor

T-shirts, memes and more: Insults are being turned into rallying cries – and moneymakers.

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You could be 'writer in residence' for the Mall of America

The Mall of America is looking for a writer to spend five days writing about the mall.

How to staycation in style: 6 new Twin Cities boutique hotels offer fun getaways

With a fresh crop of new hotels open, the Twin Cities have more tempting staycation destinations than ever.

Minnesota medical professionals work to close health gaps for LGBT patients

Minnesota medical professionals are working to overcome "transphobia."

Hawks haunt yards in search of songbirds

Cunningham right-hand man shares his Merce 'Moment' in Minneapolis

Cunningham's former right-hand man debuts a memoir at Cowles Center.

'Prairie Home Companion' to be back next fall with a 26-show season

Host Chris Thile made the announcement as Saturday's show opened.

Actress/producer Reese Witherspoon gets 'real' with HBO's new 'Big Little Lies'

A more promising future for Hollywood actresses may rest in the hands of Reese Witherspoon, whose behind-the-scenes muscle resulted in a new HBO series.

Nicotine may help prevent your brain from aging

Don't break out the cigarettes, but researchers have found that nicotine may even hold off Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

Jazz highlights: Zacc Harris at Reverie; Thundercat at Fine Line

TV picks for Feb. 21: 'The Detour,' Maya Angelou, 'Easy A'

Ask Amy: She was abused by her grandfather, now wants inheritance to pay for therapy

Hax: Wife is advised to know herself first

Twin Cities restaurateurs create Lovechild in La Crosse, Wis.

What happens when two Twin Cities restaurant titans relocate to Wisconsin? Magic.


C.J.: Filmmaker Keith Black shows romantic side in the short "Celebrity Sex Tape"
C.J.

Keith Black is persistent. The Brooklyn, N.Y.-based math teacher and moviemaker e-mailed me with “an intriguing and humorous pitch regarding my short comedic film,…

J. Cole, Chris Brown each announce 2017 Xcel Center dates
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After cancelling his 2015 local gig, Brown will try again with 50 Cent and Fabolous for openers.


Joan Ferris and Jay Sparks in the dining room of their Lovechild. The couple's La Crosse, Wis., restaurant opened in December.

Twin Cities restaurateurs create Lovechild in La Crosse, Wis.

Hi-Lo Diner in Minneapolis mixing Girl Scout cookies into pies, malts
Fabled Vincent Burger lives! On Monday, anyway, at the Local downtown
World record for largest Bloody Mary bar could be broken by a St. Paul pub

Glynn Crooks created the bald eagle and peace pipe design in the rug decorating his replica Oval Office. His vast collection of presidential memorabilia fills walls and glass cases in his home, including this Reagan room.

Prior Lake man creates full-scale Oval Office in his sprawling home

'Love It or List It' star Hilary Farr on her way to Mpls. to share design tips
CEO's North Oaks mansion was his refuge and place to entertain
Hawks haunt yards in search of songbirds

J. Cole, Chris Brown each announce 2017 Xcel Center dates

Prince's music racks up 3.7M streams in one day after catalog released
One, two, three, four! What makes a protest song really soar?
Minnesota musical giant Stanislaw Skrowaczewski dead at 93

Actor-singer David Cassidy said he feared he would end up like his mother, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease.

Former teen idol David Cassidy reveals he has dementia

Yiannopoulos denies defending pedophilia after controversial comments
Gamblers think Trump's a goner: 75 percent bet he won't finish first term
Lisa Marie Presley says she's broke after ex asks for money

LaShon Hampton, Sha Cage and Namir Fearce in Minnesota director E.G. Bailey ‘s eight-minute family drama “New Neighbors,” which premiered last month at the Sundance Film Festival.

Minnesota's connection to Sundance Film Festival is flourishing

Ice Cube, Charlie Day score a knockout in 'Fist Fight'
Expertly layered Iranian drama 'The Salesman' closes the deal
'The Great Wall' has a lot of cracks

FILE - This Sept. 11 2009 file photo shows a packet of AndroGel testosterone in Hygiene, Colo. Testosterone treatment didn't improve older men's memories or mental function in the latest results from landmark government-funded research. Study men used AbbVie's AndroGel in a pump dispenser or placebo gel daily for a year. Some benefits were seen for bone growth and treating anemia but doctors say long-term research is needed to identify potential harms.

Testosterone gel shows no benefit for older men's memories

Minnesota medical professionals work to close health gaps for LGBT patients
Nicotine may help prevent your brain from aging
Minnesota parents lobby for kids at 'Dyslexia Day' at State Capitol

Joan Ferris and Jay Sparks in the dining room of their Lovechild. The couple's La Crosse, Wis., restaurant opened in December.

Twin Cities restaurateurs create Lovechild in La Crosse, Wis.

Hi-Lo Diner in Minneapolis mixing Girl Scout cookies into pies, malts
Fabled Vincent Burger lives! On Monday, anyway, at the Local downtown
World record for largest Bloody Mary bar could be broken by a St. Paul pub

In November, Halima Aden wore a burkini while competing in the preliminary bathing suit round of the Miss Minnesota USA pageant. She walked in Kanye West's show Wednesday for New York Fashion Week.

Somali-American who wore hijab at Minn. pageant now a hit at NY Fashion Week

Finding love the Minnesotan way: Afton Alps hosting chairlift speed dating event
Scene + Heard: Big Climb Mpls. takes over Capella Tower
Soccer star Abby Wambach gets engaged to Christian writer

Reese Witherspoon, who plays “a bossy know-it-all, a busybody” in the new HBO dramatic series “Big Little Lies,” aims to create more roles for women with her production company, Pacific Standard.

Actress/producer Reese Witherspoon gets 'real' with HBO's new 'Big Little Lies'

Pete Holmes' new comedy 'crashes' the cutthroat world of open-mic comedy
Home video: Oscar nominees 'Hacksaw Ridge' and 'Manchester by the Sea' arrive
TV picks for Feb. 22: Trevor Noah, 'American Black Film Festival Honors,' Brit Awards, 'Major Crimes'

The Estrella mountain range, southwest of Phoenix, looms over the downtown skyline. A horse ride through the mountains is one of several options for family fun west of the city.

5 great things for families to do in Phoenix's West Valley

How and why hotels are getting hipper
Midwest Traveler: A new era in Marquette, Mich.
Why you should explore the Twin Cities with a homegrown staycation

Trevor Carlson and Merce Cunningham.

Cunningham right-hand man shares his Merce 'Moment' in Minneapolis

'Prairie Home' millennial: Meet Serena Brook, the show's other new voice
Ballet de Lorraine offers fresh takes on 2 iconic works by Merce Cunningham
Jungle's 'Anna in the Tropics' is a warm breeze that leaves us cold

Milo Yiannopoulos

Simon & Schuster cancels Milo Yiannopoulos book deal

You could be 'writer in residence' for the Mall of America
REVIEW: 'Flaneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York,Tokyo, Venice, and London,' by Lauren Elkin
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Development forces some birds to divorce

Urban development is booming, but the human need to build, build, build is altering a more feathery and flighty world, according to researchers who are…


TV picks for Feb. 22: Trevor Noah, 'American Black Film Festival Honors,' Brit Awards, 'Major Crimes'

Everyone’s a winner Proof that we’re in the heart of the awards season is evident in two ceremonies, starting with “BET Presents the American…


C.J.: Filmmaker Keith Black shows romantic side in the short "Celebrity Sex Tape"

Keith Black is persistent. The Brooklyn, N.Y.-based math teacher and moviemaker e-mailed me with “an intriguing and humorous pitch regarding my short comedic film,…


Whobody

Definition:What or which person.Sample usage: "So, whobody thinks Russia hacked the Oscars because 'La La Land' didn't win the animation…


Why you should explore the Twin Cities with a homegrown staycation

Pay for a hotel in your own backyard? With so many tempting new options, why not?