A short stretch of North Washington Avenue in downtown Minneapolis is where a few of the best restaurants in the city are now clustered, says Star Tribune variety reporter Tom Horgen.
Ice drums. Ice horns. An iceophone. These are just some of the instruments Norwegian musician Terje Isungset will bring to the Cedar Cultural Center stage in Minneapolis, Minn., on February 25, 2103. Reporter Nikki Tundel captured the makings of an ice concert.
A snowstorm moved through the region overnight, closing schools and caused delays for morning commuters.
This week, we visited Pillsbury House and Theatre in Minneapolis, saw frac sand mining and gun violence protests at the State Capitol and weathered yet another winter storm.
During a Senate committee hearing Thursday at the Capitol, some activists spoke out passionately against a proposal to require background checks for nearly all gun sales, while others demanded curbs as a way to combat gun violence.
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.