The Minneapolis-based designer of an ergonomic respirator mask was struggling to find a market—and then COVID-19 hit

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Maggie Thompson, photographed at the Northrup King Building in northeast Minneapolis

How Makwa Studio Knits Together Art, Activism, and Business

Textile artist Maggie Thompson had a busy 2020 in Minneapolis

How Minnesota TikTok Creators Found Huge Audiences

Locals use app-of-the-moment TikTok to challenge the status quo, provide COVID edu-tainment, and, well...dance

Champions of Change in Minnesota: Kyndell Harkness

As the Star Tribune continues to examine diversity in coverage and staffers, a veteran photographer leads the way

This Minnesota Cookie Artist is a Viral Star on TikTok

A St. Paul cookie artist’s skillful decorating has racked up millions of likes on the social media platform
By studying the brain at rest, Damien Fair has expanded our understanding of ADHD and autism

This U of M Brain Science “Genius” Has Justice on His...

Beyond Dr. Damien Fair's groundbreaking ADHD and autism findings, he's fighting racism in academia and getting real on Twitter

How the Rise of Working From Home Changed My Life

As someone with a disability, I’ve seen the pandemic’s normalizing effect on remote work as a blessing in disguise
 
Maggie Thompson, photographed at the Northrup King Building in northeast Minneapolis

How Makwa Studio Knits Together Art, Activism, and Business

Textile artist Maggie Thompson had a busy 2020 in Minneapolis

Champions of Change in Minnesota: Kyndell Harkness

As the Star Tribune continues to examine diversity in coverage and staffers, a veteran photographer leads the way

The Air-Filtering Breathe99 Mask Was Ahead of the Pandemic

The Minneapolis-based designer of an ergonomic respirator mask was struggling to find a market—and then COVID-19 hit

Meet the Voice of the U of M’s New Global Focus...

Dr. Rahel Nardos is connecting the University of Minnesota with low-resource locations to improve healthcare access
 

The Air-Filtering Breathe99 Mask Was Ahead of the Pandemic

The Minneapolis-based designer of an ergonomic respirator mask was struggling to find a market—and then COVID-19 hit
Better Place Forests’ “living cemetery” is also a roundabout means of environmental conservation.

Minnesota’s First Conservation Memorial Forest is in the St. Croix River...

Better Place Forests forgoes urban headstones for trees for a new way to scatter a loved one’s ashes that’s better for the environment

Downtown Minneapolis Is Still Holding On

How COVID-19’s impact on the city’s central business district has bruised some, broken others, and affected the whole region

Champions of Change in Minnesota: Octavia Smith

The Minnesota Freedom Fund board president saw rapid and exponential growth amidst a trying 2020
 

The Air-Filtering Breathe99 Mask Was Ahead of the Pandemic

The Minneapolis-based designer of an ergonomic respirator mask was struggling to find a market—and then COVID-19 hit

Champions of Change in Minnesota: Amira Adawe

The founder and executive director of the Beautywell Project fights against the skin-lightening cosmetics industry, to promote internal and external wellness

Meet the Voice of the U of M’s New Global Focus...

Dr. Rahel Nardos is connecting the University of Minnesota with low-resource locations to improve healthcare access

How We’re Combating Substance Abuse’s Deadly Link to COVID-19

Overdoses have increased since the pandemic began, says Allina Health physician Katherine Katzung
 
Maggie Thompson, photographed at the Northrup King Building in northeast Minneapolis

How Makwa Studio Knits Together Art, Activism, and Business

Textile artist Maggie Thompson had a busy 2020 in Minneapolis
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5 MN-Made Products for Pets

From dog beds to cat perches to treats, aesthetic editor Jerrod Sumner has found special items for your companions

15 Ways to Make Minnesota Winter Fun at Home

Skating rinks, cocktail kits, chess and saunas are here to help

Arctic Denim is a Stylish Shell for Minnesota Winter

The locally produced jeans come in fashionable cuts for both men and women