Video: Pond hockey binds 'Legends of the Isles' This is a really great film posted on Vimeo this week. Watch it at least long enough to get to the story of what happened to the ashes of one of the friends. This is Minnesota.January 24, 2014
Revamped Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon chases former glory Thirty mushers and 420 dogs will hit the trail Sunday in a rebooted John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon with new, fan-friendly features that organizers hope will help the Minnesota tradition recapture some of its former glory.January 24, 2014
A rat-infested ghost ship might be heading for the U.K. No, it's not the plot for a new horror film. The 300-foot cruise liner Lyubov Orlova, which has been drifting, crewless, around the North Atlantic for nearly a year since it snapped its towline en route to the scrapyard, might be moving east toward the English coast.
What about the rats, you ask?January 24, 2014
Michigan seeks visas to lure immigrants to Detroit The Republican Gov. Rick Snyder has routinely touted immigration as a powerful potential force for growing Detroit's economy, saying immigrant entrepreneurs start many small businesses and file patents at twice the rate of U.S.-born citizens.January 23, 2014
Apostle Isle ice caves reachable by foot "For the first time since 2009, the coastline of Lake Superior has frozen hard enough that people can venture out onto the ice and into the sea caves that line the shore near Wisconsin's Apostle Islands," Boing Boing's Maggie Koerth-Baker writes.January 22, 2014
Green Line light rail service to start June 14 The $957 million project is on budget. Even though the line has not opened, the project has spurred about 100 development projects totaling a $1.7 billion investment along the corridor that have been built, planned or are under way, according to the Met Council.January 22, 2014
Wisconsin cheese to the rescue: Surprising spray melts road ice This winter, a Wisconsin county is fighting icy roads with a homegrown product: liquid cheese brine. Tens of thousands of gallons of the stuff are used each year along with road salt, according to officials in Polk County. And it works.January 22, 2014