People & Places

  • Gardening is 'meditation' for Fiona Quick
    For Fiona Quick, the key to gardening is to give the soil a gentle tickle at most, all a part of nurturing the biology below the surface. Quick is a board member of Gardening Matters, a Twin Cities-based non-profit that advocates for community gardening and arranges seed and seedling exchanges.April 2, 2014
  • Apologetic angler pleads guilty in lake trout case
    A contrite Minnesota angler has pleaded guilty and paid nearly $500 for violating Canadian fishing laws when he kept a potential world record lake trout that put him over his limit.April 1, 2014
  • It's a day to suffer fools gladly
    We talk to some people who look forward to April Fools' Day.The Daily Circuit, April 1, 2014
  • Pentagon reorganizing how it brings home America's war dead
    The agency tasked with finding the remains of over 83,000 service members had been reluctant to use up-to-date technology, but will now move toward a DNA-led approach to identifying the missing.April 1, 2014
  • Darth Vader declares candidacy to be president of Ukraine
    As he announced his run Saturday, Vader was flanked by the Royal Guard; as is often the case, several Imperial Stormtroopers were also nearby as the Sith Lord spoke, wearing his trademark black helmet and cape. And in a sign that he might be more skilled in coalition-building than has been recognized, Vader's news conference included another Star Wars character: his frequent enemy, Chewbacca.March 31, 2014
  • Construction resumes on St. Croix River bridge
    Major construction work resumes Monday on the Minnesota approach to the new St. Croix River bridge.March 30, 2014
  • By any other name, does Vermont's maple syrup taste as sweet?
    Forget "Grade A," -- Vermont has a new system for grading maple syrup. The state hopes names like "Delicate" and "Robust" will educate consumers, but some residents are just plain confused.March 30, 2014
  • Utah boy finds American Indian remains in backyard
    A 14-year-old boy digging a trout pond in the backyard of his father's Salt Lake City home stumbled across a surprise: the remains of an American Indian who lived about 1,000 years ago.March 30, 2014
  • Wrecking ball threatens Rosie the Riveter's factory
    A group trying to save the Detroit-area factory where Rosie the Riveter became an icon of American female empowerment during World War II said Friday that it must raise $1.5 million in little more than a month to save the site from being demolished.March 28, 2014
  • Finding the perfect cup of coffee can be a grind(er)
    In the tiny town of Troy, Idaho, Barb and Doug Garrott have spent the past three years perfecting a machine that could change the morning routines of coffee drinkers all over the country: a $175 hand-cranked coffee grinder. It's called the Lido 2, the first run of 500 has already sold out on preorder, and coffee aficionados are asking for more.March 28, 2014
  • Does St. Paul need a building like this?
    Granted, it's not the big glitzy display of its bigger sibling to the west, but the St. Paul skyline is generally a nice unassuming piece of work. So the question is, does it need something like the building proposed to take the place of the old West Publishing building?March 28, 2014
  • Duluth mayor wants to renew tourism tax
    Duluth needs the Legislature's approval to renew the tax. Don Ness aims to raise as much as $18 million for new trails, amenities and improved river access along the St. Louis River in West Duluth.March 27, 2014
  • Census: Hennepin County shows largest net population growth in Minnesota
    While Minnesota has experienced net population growth since 2010, that growth has been largely concentrated in the Twin Cities region, according to county population estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census.March 27, 2014
  • 4 ways to improve swim safety, reduce student drowning deaths
    A national expert on swimming safety joins The Daily Circuit to discuss ways to better protect students in school swimming classes.The Daily Circuit, March 27, 2014
  • Protest at Gasthof restaurant over Nazi-themed party
    All wore a triangle or yellow Star of David, symbols that Germans forced Jews and other targeted groups to wear in occupied countries. "I just really want to represent the people who cannot speak," organizer Margie Newman said.March 27, 2014

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