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Scene + Heard: Taste of Africa raises funds for Rural Health Care Initiative

Sarah Cassell and founder Alice Karpeh.

For its second annual fundraiser, A Taste of Africa offered samples of African cuisine from several Twin Cities restaurants.

A Minnesota fashion designer's earthy inspiration: Mushrooms

Joy Teiken found inspiration for her latest collection for Joynoelle in the mushrooms she saw while hiking near her cabin in Otter Tail County.

Minnesota designer Joy Teiken turned to mushrooms when she created her latest collection.


Local bulldog named Drake University's beautiful bulldog

The blue tutu and diamond necklace that Prudence was wearing helped win over the judges at this year's Beautiful Bulldog contest at Drake University.


Woman with Down syndrome to compete in Miss Minnesota USA pageant

When Mikayla Holmgren takes the stage later this year, it will be a first for the Minnesota contest and, as far as pageant officials know, the country.


Study: Wisconsin will face water infrastructure problem

A new report from the American Society of Civil Engineers says Wisconsin will have $7 billion in drinking water and wastewater infrastructure needs in the next 20 years.


Seeking support: Bra company sues, claiming patent breach

A North Carolina bra maker says it needs some support, suing a woman's intimate apparel company for patent infringement on its sports bras.


Facial reconstruction made to help ID remains found in 1989

Authorities hope a facial reconstruction by a forensic artist can help identify skeletal remains found in an Ohio creek nearly 28 years ago.


73-year-old Lauren Hutton stars in Calvin Klein underwear ad

Calvin Klein has enlisted 73-year-old model and actress Lauren Hutton to star in its latest underwear campaign.


Birchbox CEO: Short emails to top players helped us launch

Before launching Birchbox seven years ago, CEO and co-founder Katia Beauchamp had to convince some of the world's biggest beauty brands to get behind the $10-a-month subscription service that ships sample-sized mascaras, moisturizers and other cosmetics to customers.


Posh day at palace: Victoria Beckham gets royal recognition

It was a posh day at the palace for former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham.


Minneapolis caterer recalls four unforgettable, regrettable '80s proms

From fashion fails to arranged dates, prom nights were memorable for all the wrong reasons.


Glance: Retailers who sell or no longer sell Ivanka Trump

Retailers are doing a delicate dance when it comes to handling the Ivanka Trump brand. Here's a list of some of the retailers who offer the brand and those who have scaled back or dropped the label:


Retailers try to grapple with polarizing Ivanka Trump brand

Retailers are finding themselves walking a fine line when dealing with the politically charged Ivanka Trump brand, which is stamped on everything from pants to shoes to handbags.


Afraid to Ask: Am I supposed to talk to my massage therapist?

That's really up to you, says our expert, Cari Pelava, who answered a few embarrassing questions we posed so you wouldn't have to.


Couple put art and soul into their clothing line

For those who don't wax philosophical when getting dressed in the morning, creative husband-and-wife team Frank and Christina Lyon have you covered.


Teen retailer Rue 21 closing 400 stores, a third of its locations

Teen clothing retailer rue21 is closing about one-third of its stores nationwide as it focuses more on its online business.


CEO of Bonobos: how he changed the way men shop for pants

Andy Dunn didn't start out with an interest in fashion. But he ended up co-founding an online menswear company that targets customers like him: male shoppers who want a wardrobe of nice-fitting clothes but need help.


NYC Easter: Costume spectacle meets elegant tradition

Fifth Avenue came alive on Easter Sunday with outlandish costumes mingling with elegant bonnets fit for St. Patrick's Cathedral and nearby churches.


Scene + Heard: River City Rhythm performs in St. Paul

What do you get when you combine upbeat music with a landmark location? An evening celebrating River City Rhythm.