An event space in the Minneapolis Convention Center

Sue Z.’s Charitable Check-In: May 2019

Give back in fun ways at these charity events around the Twin Cities this month, picked by Sue Z.
Sheletta Brundidge (right) stands with a beautician at V.I.P. Hair & Nails in downtown Minneapolis

When Michelle Obama Came to Town

How Sheletta Brundidge proved she was Michelle Obama’s biggest fan—plus the story behind the massive Michelle Obama poster up for auction

Amazon Is Suddenly One of Minnesota's Biggest Employers

We didn't get HQ2. (Was it even a thing?) But Amazon is taking over Minnesota, somehow among our 50 biggest employers—and still growing.

Nickel and Dimed? The Rise in Fees at Restaurants

Going out to eat, there are fees for health care, rising wages, and credit cards. Why not just raise prices?

“Time for Ilhan”: New Doc Traces the Rise of Ilhan Omar

This behind-the-scenes look reminds us how captivating the new U.S. House representative is—and was, even as a relatively unknown newcomer in 2016

Rep.-Elect Angie Craig Takes Us to Her Favorite Bar

In her first session, the Second Congressional District's new representative talks staying grounded, trapshooting, and policy priorities in the U.S. House

How Jenna Kutcher Built a 7-Figure Online Business

The local influencer (of "The Goal Digger" podcast) developed eight revenue streams—mostly while wearing yoga pants

How We Vote: Voices Across Minnesota's Political Spectrum

Six Minnesotans discuss how their lives led to their ballot behavior

Duluth Mayor Emily Larson on Voting With Her Dollars

The mayor's activism started during her childhood in St. Paul

Is Minnesota a Red or Blue State in 2018?

How Minnesota’s voting behavior has evolved, and what it means for the 2018 and 2020 elections