What started as a way for road bike riders to pass the time in off season has become a serious sport. Minnesota's abundance of bad weather and passionate cyclists has helped grow cyclocross in the state.
There are perks to being the oldest existing craft brewery in the state. But with the wave of new brewers, Summit's flagship lineup starts to look and taste dated to craft brew enthusiasts that are seeking new experiences with their beer.
This chart displays beer production by the top ten Minnesota craft producers for years 2006 to 2012. The chart compares production by Summit (Minnesota's top producer) against the next nine top producers in the state.
Brewers and craft beer industry folks suggest that people drinking stronger higher quality beers tend to have fewer in one sitting.
During the drought before the beer boom it could have been easy to forget that brewing has long been an important presence in the state.
Amy and Dave Freeman, a couple from Grand Marais, Minn., paddled, dog sledded, and hiked 11,647 miles across North America. Their epic journey led them to be named among National Geographic's Adventurers of the Year.
Davy Rothbart, creator of FOUND Magazine and regular This American Life contributor, discusses his new documentary Medora with MPR News' Ground Level project.Medora is an in-depth, deeply personal look at small-town life, a thrilling, underdog basketball story, and an inspiring tale of a community refusing to give up hope despite the brutal odds stacked against them. On a grander scale, it's a film about America, and the thousands of small towns across the country facing the same fight. As one towns-person told us, "Once we lose these small towns, we can't get them back."
Outfitter and guide Jason Zabokrtsky has emerged from two weeks in the wilderness after bushwhacking his way from the depths of Quetico Provincial Park, through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and into Ely, Minn.
Most of the state is now at or near peak fall color.
While the anti-aging "cures" being marketed these days are largely snake oil, in the laboratory scientists have managed to extend the lives of laboratory animals. That's good news if you're a lab rat, but at present there are no treatments that delay aging in people. Would you use that treatment if you could.
As members of Congress decide whether to support President Obama's request for authorization to attack the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad for allegedly using chemical weapons on civilians and rebels, other potential responses have received less attention. What do you think of them?
Critics of pedal pubs seized upon yesterday's pedal pub crash in Minneapolis to vent their frustrations over the bikes.
Minnesota's bike culture is a big reason why the state is on top of any bicycling list that matters.
"At least three people in two states have beaten astronomical odds to become the nation's latest Powerball millionaires," writes Associated Press reporter Barbara Rodriguez. One of the tickets was sold in Minnesota
Park Tool, a bike shop in St. Paul's Hazel Park, is the largest maker of bike tools in the world. Maybe more impressive: Most of the 300-plus parts the company makes now are manufactured here.