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Third Coast: 5 Midwest Beach Towns You Won't Believe | Posted 07.17.2015 | Travel

Welcome to the Third Coast. You might be hundreds of miles from the ocean, but that doesn't mean you can't find postcard worthy coastlines dotted with beautiful beaches and charming towns.

From There to Here

Brian Benson | Posted 09.15.2014 | Books
Brian Benson

I see that 20 chairs have been set out. All but two are empty. I have ridden 80 miles, and climbed 700 feet, to read to two people. I inch closer, take a breath. I see that the people are a mother and daughter. They're sitting up front, holding my book. Something inside me cracks.

The 18 Most Underrated Cities In The U.S.

Global Yodel | Posted 03.06.2015 | Travel
Global Yodel

Along the way we've discovered some incredible places that rarely make the top destination lists compiled by traditional travel media. So we decided to start a series dedicated to promoting the world's most underrated cities.

The State of Race

Kelsey Minor | Posted 03.29.2014 | Black Voices
Kelsey Minor

Race has and in my opinion will always be a touchy and emotional topic for people in this country. My question is, how do we overcome that? How do we live in a country where we don't waste time having weeklong discussions on whether Santa is black or white?

Which City Loves Flannel The Most? The Answer Will (Probably Not) Surprise You

Posted 09.17.2013 | Style

There is a time and a place for a flannel shirt. The time? Well, always. The place? Apparently, there are at least 10. The folks over at Duluth Tra...

UW-Superior Stands By Ads Criticized As 'Racist' Toward Whites

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.21.2013 | Black Voices

The University Of Wisconsin-Superior has announced that, despite criticism, the school intends to continue its support for the "Un-Fair" campaign, a l...

Wild Rice: A Taste Of The Upper Midwest

Darrin Nordahl | Posted 02.27.2013 | Taste
Darrin Nordahl

Wild rice is a seasonal delicacy in Minnesota. Yet it is such a simple, humble food; a grain that primitive societies subsisted on for millennia.

Inmate In Jail For Attempted Murder-For-Hire Allegedly Put Hit Out On Same Man

NewsOne | Posted 12.11.2012 | Crime

Joseph Memar, 65, of Duluth, Georgia, is nothing if not determined. Arrested June 28 for "criminal attempt to commit murder" against former friend and...

Saki Knafo

The Super PAC For People Who Hate Super PACS | Saki Knafo | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

Two years ago, the Supreme Court's Citizen United ruling and birth of the super PAC helped the Tea Party Republicans take over Congress. This year, a ...

Dem Embroiled In Sex Scandal Makes Drastic Decision

AP | MARTIGA LOHN | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A Minnesota Democrat who had a rest-stop sexual encounter with a 17-year-old boy dropped his re-election bid Wednesday, hours ...

Will the Tea Party Destroy an American Industry to Weaken President Obama?

Carl Pope | Posted 09.14.2012 | Green
Carl Pope

Voters should not forgive members of Congress who hurt the country to help their electoral chances -- and do so intentionally. But voter accountability for politicians won't save the jobs and livelihoods that are going down all over America this summer in the wind supply chain.

HuffPost Guides: Spirit Mountain

The Huffington Post | Sara Ipatenco | Posted 01.06.2012 | Travel

Spirit Mountain in Minnesota is a popular destination for skiers and snowboarders. As part of a series on ski resorts, Huffington Post Travel offers o...

3 Injured In Minnesota Courthouse Shooting, Suspect In Custody

AP | Posted 02.14.2012 | Crime

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. — A gunman opened fire at a small northern Minnesota courthouse on Thursday, wounding the local prosecutor and two other peo...

VOTE: Does 'Pocahontas' Opera Snub Native Americans?

Posted 11.20.2011 | Arts

A Duluth, Minnesota production of "Pocahontas: A Woman of Two Worlds," an opera, is facing criticism this week for failing to cast a single Native Ame...

Faces of Telluride, Part 2: Dave Simonett, Furious-Pace Face

Michael Bialas | Posted 08.14.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

The quintet that once performed shows in front of 10 to 20 people in Colorado headlined a sold-out concert on April Fool's Day 2011 at Denver's Ogden Theater. Now they are poised to make their first appearance at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival.

Georgia Woman Tells 911 She Shot Intruder

Faye Edmundson | Posted 07.21.2011 | Home

Police have released a recording of the 911 call made by a Duluth, Ga., woman after she shot the knife-wielding intruder who attacked her at home on ...

FDIC Closes Seven Banks, 2010 Total Climbs To 37

AP | MARCY GORDON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Regulators on Friday shut down seven banks in five states, bringing to 37 the number of bank failures in the U.S. so far this year....

WATCH: Al Franken Bids For Google Network

Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Drawing on footage from his decades in comedy, Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) has joined the politicians bidding for their constituencies to test Google's ...

Holder, Race and Obama's 10% of the White Alabama Vote

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

The complicated picture of how America came to vote for its first black president reflects the country's multifarious attitude towards race