The North Star flag
Both aesthetically and ethically, the state symbols are getting constructive criticism


On Earth Day, U of M’s Natural Resources School Warns of...

A survey shows over 90% of Americans are worried about the tiny pieces of plastic debris

Q+A: Native ‘Aunties’ Take to the Stage

A new performance April 20 at the O’Shaughnessy shares the wisdom, humor, challenges, and joys of Native leaders

Cool Fun: A Week’s Worth of Indoor Activities

Roller-skating, trivia, bowling, bingo, and live music fill up a week

Blog: Live Photos from the Total Solar Eclipse

Our editor is posting photos from the path of totality in Missouri

Recreational Cannabis Now Legal in Minnesota

While Gov. Tim Walz joined signed the historic bill on May 30, the law takes effect today, Aug. 1—making recreational cannabis legal in Minnesota.
A class in session at Gorilla Combat gym.

Seven Boxing Gyms to Try in the Twin Cities

If you want to check out a new boxing class or looking for specialized training, these gyms offer all types of exercise

Q+A: Native ‘Aunties’ Take to the Stage

A new performance April 20 at the O’Shaughnessy shares the wisdom, humor, challenges, and joys of Native leaders
Kate and Gustavo Romero

Ora by Nixta and Christina Nguyen, Ann Ahmed Nominated as James...

Eight chefs, two restaurants, and a bar made semifinalist list earlier

Curtains Closed: Peter Brosius Looks Back on Time at CTC

After 27 years with Children's Theatre Co., artistic director Peter Brosius leaves behind a legacy of bold works

Where Are They Now? Mary Lucia Writing a Book

Radio DJ left 89.3 The Current two years ago, now finishing memoir
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What to Know About Minnesota’s Pay-Gap Law

Minnesota now prohibits employers from asking about current or prior pay, in hopes of making wages equal
Tiffanie Ellis and other volunteers on the Powwow Trail

These Volunteers Keep the Trails of the Boundary Waters Alive

A Minnesota nonprofit group fulfills what the U.S. Forest Service is no longer able to do: keep BWCAW trails open to hikers and backpackers

Guide to Twin Cities Black-Owned Business

Support these local, Black-owned businesses this month—and every month

From Our Archives: Essay: Waiting for the Russian Invasion

A Minnesotan journalist living in Ukraine reflects on Putin’s plans and a nation’s resolve

Let’s Talk About Sex: The Science, the Script, the Human Right

Why do we do ’it,’ fundamentally—have sex? Sex researchers, locally and abroad, are trying to drive home that it’s about a basic human right: pleasure.

What One Local Couple Learned With a Sex Therapist

What's a pursuer-distancer pattern? Why does your family of origin matter? What the heck is 'normal'?

Local Sex Therapist Dishes on Common Issues for Couples

Plus, advice on authenticity and how to inject more fun, connection, and playfulness into one's sex life

Q&A: Surgical Oncologist on Breast Cancer Care Developments

National experts lowered the age at which to begin breast cancer screenings. Dr. Natasha Rueth, of Allina Health, says it was a long time coming.
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5 Local Product Picks for Spring

These local goods honor the beauty of the sun, the joys of cleaning, the richness of soil, and the bounties of the fresh season

Spring 2024 Fashion Trends: From Cargo Pants to ‘Tomato Girl’

Local boutique owners discuss their favorite fashion trends for the season

Spring Fashion, 2024: Many Forms of Florals

Nothing says spring like posh petals and floral-inspired fashion

On Your Fashion Radar: Coalesce Collective

The Minnesota-based fashion collective celebrates Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders as well as BlPOC creatives