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A Wisconsin native, Pearson has covered everything from immigration to cops and courts to lifestyle news.


Are you a bad sleeper? Even a small break from booze could help

Alcohol has an outsized effect on rest because it worsens sleep in many ways.


Minnesota's outdoor Christmas pageants bring congregations together

More churches have started hosting drive-through events in the pandemic.


One shot near Eagan outlet mall

Police say victim was brought to nearby hospital, but did not provide condition


Hastings man charged with burning friend's dead body in a trash can

Timothy Lee Otto charged Friday in July incident


Bell Museum 'star parties' take Minnesotans to the 'edge of the universe'

For now, the monthly star parties are a virtual experience. A camera at the back of the museum's telescope captures close-up images, which are streamed via Zoom.


Minnesotans reflect on the power of giving thanks before a meal

Whether you say grace, give a blessing or go DIY, dinnertime rituals create connection and mindfulness.


Rosemary "Pinky" Hail Conner, tribal advocate and Marine veteran, dies at 81

In her hometown of Watonga, Okla., Rosemary Hail Conner was teased for wearing hand-me-down clothing. That's why the brand-new pink dress she received as a…


Is it possible to end baby-book guilt?

New apps, daily prompts and subscription services aim to help parents complete the beloved books.


The Halloween blizzard stories you've been telling (and retelling) for 30 years

From blizzard babies to sharing shovels, these tales of Minnesota's epic 1991 storm are worth sharing.


Where were you during the 1991 blizzard?

Share your winter tales of the epic Halloween snowstorm