Photos: Rawk and roll at Duluth Homegrown Music Festival Every spring, Duluth's bars and music venues pulse for a full week with "rawk and/or roll devil music." The Homegrown Music Festival features more than 200 acts, from hometown heroes Charlie Parr and Alan Sparhawk, to a flute choir.
How the Minneapolis Comic Con is like a 'nerd prom' Dispatches from Minneapolis' Comic Con: I came to the Minneapolis event with my 9-year-old son Max, who is a second-generation nerd. I grew up with Darth Vader, Captain Kirk, and Doctor Who's Tom Baker. Max is more familiar with Anakin Skywalker, Captain Jean-Luc Picard, and Doctor Who's Matt Smith.
Women stabbed north of downtown Mpls. Shortly after midnight, police were called to the scene where a man had allegedly demanded money from the women, and then stabbed them, spokesman Scott Seroka said.
Iron Range residents say Oberstar never forgot his roots Jim Oberstar grew up a tiny house on the Iron Range. His dad was an underground iron ore miner during an era of often brutal working conditions. But from those humblest of beginnings, he became Minnesota's longest-serving Congressman, conversant in six languages, renowned for his intellect and rambling oratory.
In waste rock, mining companies find opportunity and create jobs Minnesota's Iron Range is littered with the legacy of 130 years of iron mining. Mine pits, enormous waste rock piles and tailings basins dot the landscape. A newfound interest in the leftover rock is leading to a resurgence of mining on the western edge of the Iron Range.