Nikki Tundel Feature Archive

A national gallery once existed in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. But years of war led to its destruction. The new Twin Cities museum aims to fill the void. (10/18/2013)
High-heels serve as canvases in a new exhibit for the community art project, "A Mile in My Shoes," which showcase biographies of local black women. (10/09/2013)
Carly Schmitt's Curiosities of Lyndale Project brings together the community by asking them to share objects that they think best represents them. The result: public art covering some of the neighborhood's ugliest public structures. (09/11/2013)
Artist Carly Schmitt asked people in the Lyndale neighborhood of Minneapolis to share objects that they thought best represented them for her Curiosities of Lyndale project. She then photographed the images and photoshopped them to make them appear like they are in curio cabinets along Lyndale. The result: public art covering some of the neighborhood's ugliest public structures. (09/11/2013)
MPR's Nikki Tundel documented some of the many young people who showed their animals at the 2013 Minnesota State Fair. (09/02/2013)
Before animals compete at the Minnesota State Fair, they get groomed and styled by their human companions. (08/30/2013)
The Walker Art Center's hugely successful 2012 Internet Cat Video Festival moved to the Minnesota State Fair this year, and the event filled the Grandstand. Here's a look at some of the people -- and cats -- on hand. (08/29/2013)
The Minnesota State Fair may seem like it's all sweetness and light, but from the fine arts building to the children's midway, skull imagery is everywhere. (08/28/2013)
From Sunday morning church services to icons of Jesus, examples of Christianity abound on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. (08/26/2013)
In the crazy busy-ness that is the Minnesota State Fair, Nikki Tundel set out to find peaceful moments in time. (08/22/2013)
What began 25 years ago as a place to hear Celtic tunes has survived and grown into a global music venue. (08/12/2013)
When Kevin Moore steps up to the microphone as the hip-hop artist Kaoz, he "aims to speak the truth" - addressing everything from poverty to racism. (08/09/2013)
The American Swedish Institute, a hub for Scandinavian culture, is temporarily broadening its scope to include clothes and artifacts of the Oromo, the largest ethnic group in Ethiopia. (07/10/2013)
One Minneapolis company is making things easier for those who wish to show a little less skin. (07/03/2013)
Somalis in Minnesota commemorated Somali Independence Day this weekend as the 52nd anniversary of their country's struggle for independence. (07/01/2013)