Butcher & the Boar was named on Tuesday a James Beard Award semifinalist for Best New Restaurant, and chef Jack Riebel was nominated as Best Chef in the Midwest.
Despite numerous challenges faced by its leaders Faye Price and Noel Raymond, Pillsbury House has changed people's expectations for what a community center can achieve with an injection of artistic talent.
The Minnesota National Guard is using simulators to train troops in very real and potentially deadly skills -- from shooting to driving to combat. But some soldiers say the simulator's graphics are weak; they prefer Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.
A winter storm blasted northern Minnesota, a broken water main flooded downtown St. Paul and adventurous surfers took to the Great Lake called Gitche Gumee.
It's not uncommon for Mary Jo Copeland to be greeted with bear hugs or hand clapping as she enters a room at Sharing and Caring Hands, the Minneapolis-based nonprofit that provides those in need with everything from food to shelter. The tireless mother of 12 has been touching the lives of the impoverished since she started Sharing and Caring Hands in 1985. Copeland is being recognized Friday by President Barack Obama for the work she has done in the Twin Cities community. Copeland will be awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal, the second-highest civilian honor, for her charitable efforts. We spent a morning with her recently at Sharing and Caring Hands.
Solveig Tofte owns and operates Sun Street Breads in Minneapolis with her husband Martin Ouimet. Tofte is in charge of baking and the kitchen, while Ouimet takes care of coffee and the front of house.
It seems impossible, but on Lake Superior there's a thriving scene of about 50 surfers who brave the frigid water for waves they swear can compare to some of the best surfing in Hawaii or California.
Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Oakdale was filled Tuesday night during a vigil for Devin Aryal, a fourth-grader who loved playing soccer and dreamed of flying in space, but was killed Monday evening by gunfire while riding in the family minivan.
Minnesotans who want to hear an authentic sampling of Hawaii's rich musical heritage can enjoy the work of the Lau Hawaiian Collective. The five-member band from St. Paul, co-founded by vocalist Kim Sueoka and guitarist David Burk, has found receptive listeners thousands of miles from the islands. We caught up with them at a recent rehearsal.
A two-day storm dumped as much as 18 inches of snow across Minnesota over the weekend, closing a major interstate and prompting snow emergencies in Minneapolis, St. Paul and some suburbs.
The Minnesota Orchestra is up for a Grammy, ice fishing gets its own reality show, the president visits, Lindsey Vonn takes a wild ride and a ranch offers shelter to the victims of sex trafficking.
The Heartland Girls Ranch in Benson, Minn., is one of the few safe places to go for girls who are the victims of sex trafficking.