Molly Bloom Feature Archive

We asked sources in our Public Insight Network to tell us what changes they've noticed due to this year's early Minnesota spring. From Crookston to Winona, they tell us the early spring has meant optimism, flexibility and a certain amount of unease. (03/30/2012)
They came to Minnesota for work, for love, to be near family, to find a better place to raise children, to escape civil war. But sources in our Public Insight Network who shared their experience adjusting to life in Minnesota all said it wasn't easy. (03/12/2012)
We asked sources in our Public Insight Network to tell us what it's like living with diabetes -- both type 1 and type 2. We asked them to share what they've learned by living with this disease and the misconceptions they deal with. (01/17/2012)
Growing up Jewish in Minnesota, I knew I was in the minority. (12/20/2011)
If you own a home in Minnesota, it's likely your property taxes will go up next year. Watch this video to find out why. (10/25/2011)
This week's hounds sing the praises of puppet portrayals of "Pinocchio," a Nobel Prize-winning Irish poet who's visiting Minnesota, and a newly expanded Weisman Art Museum. (09/29/2011)
Minnesotans recollect where they were when they first heard of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. (09/11/2011)
For the last four days of the State Fair the sheep barn transforms into a goat barn. (09/02/2011)
The Old Iron Show at the state fair is more than just a history of machines, it's a history of farming in America. (09/01/2011)
Leanne Danielson started working at Danielson's and Daughters Onion Rings 43 years ago, when she was nine years old. Now, she runs the booth with help from relatives. (08/31/2011)
These salesmen are the essence of the fair. (08/30/2011)
Every year, teenagers from across the state come together to put on a musical revue that they perform three to four times per day in the 4-H building at the Minnesota State Fair. (08/29/2011)
Art Blakey, chief of the State Fair Police, and his daughter Brooke are two of the year-round members of the force. (08/26/2011)
Schaller, of Burnsville, has been entering her jams, jellies and relishes in the Creative Activities exhibits for 30 years. (08/25/2011)
If you're a fan of the Minnesota State Fair, you probably have that one thing at the fair that feels like it's yours. Like that row of antique tractors that no one else seems to know about, or the sound of all the Midway rides going at once. Tell us, what's your favorite thing at the Minnesota State Fair? (08/22/2011)