Nikki Tundel Feature Archive

Fallen leaves aren't the only objects covering Minnesota lawns these days. Faux cemeteries, full-sized skeletons and wailing zombie dolls are also on display in neighborhoods around the Twin Cities. (10/31/2014)
In the spirit of Halloween, artists mix the devil-may-care mindset of skateboard culture with the macabre imagery of the season. (10/14/2014)
At Light Grey Art Lab, gallery shows are often collaborative group projects. The four-member team develops a show concept, then invites designers from around the world to submit their artistic interpretations. Their upcoming show, Skate or Die, is inspired by the dark aesthetic of the skateboard subculture. (10/14/2014)
The Minneapolis institution has served Lake Street for decades. As the end nears, staff and customers are trying to savor it all. (10/06/2014)
As Roberts Shoe Store closes after 77 years in business, some customers are angry and others are sad. The scramble by others to find bargains and special deals while the doors are still open is a story all its own. (10/06/2014)
From Hopkins' Raspberry Festival to Barnesville's Potato Days, countless community events revolve around produce. But what's the appeal? (09/02/2014)
A new exhibit at the Walker Art Center traces the history of Minnesota's Muslim community from 1880 until the present. (08/01/2014)
The Annual Agate Days Stampede took place in Moose Lake, Minn., on Saturday, July 19, 2014. Trucks layered Moose Lake's main street with 400 pounds of agates, which were mixed in with 2,000 quarters and four tons of rock. An estimated 3,500 people practically dived over one another to try to find as many agates as they could. (07/21/2014)
For his latest work, Duluth-born Wing Young Huie focuses his camera on his own background in a series called "Chinese-ness" -- an exploration of Chinese identity, one that for him has long been distant. (07/09/2014)
The Turnblad Mansion -- from its kitchen to bathroom to stairwells -- is the set for the world premiere dance-theater piece KOM HIT! (Swedish for "Come here!"). (07/07/2014)
The annual Rhubarb Festival in Lanesboro marks the start of our weekly photo gallery of Minnesota festivals. Whether you want a rhubarb fashion show, rhubarb soups and beverages, or even rhubarb facials, Lanesboro was the place to be on Saturday. (06/09/2014)
Many Somalis in Minnesota came to the state to flee a civil war fueled by tribalism. Now, some in the community are fighting against this discrimination against Somalis from different tribes through discourse, music, poetry and dance. (06/05/2014)
When improvisational comedy is good, people in the audience may get the impression that it's by design. But the actors on stage would tell you their work is anything but scripted. (05/23/2014)
Comic book lovers, creators and dealers gathered for the Minnesota Comic Book Association's 26th annual SpringCon at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on May 17-18, 2014. The weekend event was a mix of character costumes, comic art and a comic book marketplace. (05/19/2014)
Sonny Knight's retro-style R&B may have finally found its time, and at 66, the Mississippi-born singer is reclaiming the stage. (05/02/2014)