It's one of the mysteries of modern life. You run into Target for aluminum foil and floor cleaner. Yet you emerge with an art deco toaster and a pair of red lacquer bar stools.
Thousands of 4-Hers flood the fairgrounds to showcase their sheep and cattle and swine. But just what do all these farm kids do when they're not in the judging ring?
What's life like today, 730 days after the most expensive natural catastrophe in U.S. history?
These days, people hit the state fair grandstand to take in the musical acts. But in the early days of the Great Minnesota Get-Together, the grandstand was the place to watch planes crash into buildings and locomotives collide head-on.
War protests have done little to stop the war in Iraq. Why do people continue to stand on the street with peace signs?
If this were a reality show, now would be the "big reveal" moment.
Meet Stephen Burt, our poet turned lyricist, who wrote the words for our Songs from Scratch project.
Citizen's arrests are legal everywhere from New Zealand to Hong Kong to here in Minnesota. But just how does a regular citizen go about apprehending a drunk driver or an armed robber?
Minneapolis police officers say nothing could have prepared them for what they found when they arrived on the scene of the I-35 bridge collapse.
The withdrawal of U.S. troops after the 1991 Persian Gulf War took seven months. And no one was shooting at them as they tried to head home.
Democratic presidential hopefuls field questions from the parents of soldiers in Iraq, a gun rights advocate wielding a rifle, and an animated snowman.
Ethanol seems to be the darling of the alternative energy movement these days. Just how does this form of fuel add up?
San Francisco has banned it in city buildings. The United Church of Canada is considering a boycott. And Londoners are being urged to go cold turkey. The backlash against bottled water has begun.
You need a lot of things to run a first-rate military campaign, not the least of which is a catchy title.
Prince fans told stories of waiting outside overnight to get tickets. Bloggers endlessly critiqued the show. But what was the Purple One's impromptu concert like from the club's point of view?