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Where Are They Now? Revisiting 37 Minnesotan Icons

Funny, sad, inspiring, true stories of Minnesota people, places, and things once in the spotlight—and where they are now

Twin Cities' Best Splurges

From affordable luxury items to over-the-top splurges

Runestone Cowboy

Scott Wolter believes the Kensington Runestone is proof that medieval knights explored Minnesota before Columbus was even born. Could he be right?

Itasca State Park: 2015's Vacation of the Year

An all-American advenutre of loons and lakes, classic cabins and small-town sundaes, epic history and one tiny big river

Winter in the Wild: Ely, Minnesota

Mukluks, massage, and blueberry beer signal Ely’s shift from taconite to tourism.

Baby Boomers Unretire to New Careers

Forget Florida. The boomers’ “second life” includes meaning—and work.

A Visual Guide to Minnesota's Best, Worst, and Meh Moments of 2014

See Minnesota's best, worst, and meh moments of 2014.

Divorcing the Midwest

Picking sides in Minnesota’s identity crisis

Island Getaways

Midwestern paradise (minus the palm trees) at Madeline, Stout’s, Ludlow’s, Nicollet, Harriet, Big, and Treasure Islands.

The Luxury Apartment Boom

Tales from the new ultra-luxe rental lifestyle.