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Children Should Be Our Language Committee

  Listen to children. They're the only ones making sense. ________________________________________________________________________ It turns out, Almanac’s David Gillette often has his pencils in tow – and he’s created some very...

How Two MN Outsider Artists Found Renown After Their Deaths

  Story published: February 2020 When Ronald Finwall died two years ago, his three adult children remembered him as a loving father, albeit eccentric and with...

The Historic Minnesota Love Letters Almost Lost to Time

  There’s an important Minnesota love story of the Victorian era that almost never saw the light of day. A collection of more than 100...

Minnesota has a waste problem. How do we fix it?

  Article by Alauna Yust | Video by Bobby Edwards Minnesotans are good at a lot things, such as voting, entrepreneurship and – unfortunately – generating waste. The...

Minnesota Niche: Beer Choir Twin Cities

What could possibly be better than a blend of beer and song? Enter Beer Choir Twin Cities, a chapter of the national Beer Choir...

Minnesota Niche: LARP House

Sure, many of us grow up role-playing alternate realities that revolve around fantasies of, say, being stranded in the woods or discovering a new...

How a Walker Art Center Program Helps People with Dementia Enjoy...

For most of Marv Lofquist’s life, taking a tour of an outdoor sculpture park would have been an out-of-the-ordinary activity. But when the retired...

Why does an arts education matter?

Video stories by Bobby Edwards Imagine a world without access to arts education, without those opportunities in school to unleash the full power of creative...

Minneapolis and Saint Paul Announce Riverfront Redevelopment Projects

  Sources of energy and transportation, rivers proved attractive to myriad burgeoning industries for generations. But as our economy changed, so, too, has industry and...

Relish: Illustrator Xee Reiter Sketches the Stories of Food

On a warm, sunny August afternoon, artist and Relish illustrator Xee Reiter shows me around her extensive home gardens in Saint Paul, Minn. From traditional...