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Black Lives Matter Holds Peaceful Protest At Twin Cities Marathon

AP | Lilly Workneh | Posted 10.05.2015 | Black Voices

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Members of the St. Paul-based Black Lives Matter group have held a peaceful rally at the Twin Cities Marathon. The group init...

Five Cool Things to Do With Kids in the Twin Cities

MiniTime | Posted 10.02.2015 | Travel

There are so many local attractions to choose from that it can be difficult to decide which ones to visit during your short time there.

Inside the Whimsical World of Twin Cities Fashion Designer, Samantha Rei

Sydney Latimer | Posted 09.21.2015 | Style
Sydney Latimer

Samantha Rei Crossland is someone you'll never forget after you meet her. She is a colorful burst of energy contrasted against the greyscale landscape of the mundane world.

Woman Bakes Up Love In 56 Pies For Emanuel AME Church Bible Study

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 08.14.2015 | Good News

A Minnesota woman has baked up something sweeter than pie -- love. Rose McGee, who lives near the Twin Cities, delivered 56 homemade pies&nb...

Your 2015 Guide to Coast-to-Coast Gay Pride

Jim Werner | Posted 05.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Jim Werner

This past weekend wasn't just the unofficial start of summer; it's the official start of Pride season. In the coming month the sunlight will not only stay out longer but cities will start flying the rainbow flag to celebrate their LGBT communities.

5 Free Warm-Weather Twin Cities Activities

AP | DOUG GLASS | Posted 09.06.2014 | Travel

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Like many places that endure long, difficult winters, Minnesota comes alive when the weather warms up. So many people from the Tw...

Heart Bombs 2014: Five Events that Showed Historic Places the Love

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 04.22.2014 | Arts
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Written by Julia Rocchi Heart bombing the Sattler Theatre in Buffalo Heart bombing: an idea born of love, affection, and untold amounts of con...

How a 'Safe' Cyclist Can Still End Up Dead

Melody Lynn Hoffmann | Posted 04.09.2014 | Green
Melody Lynn Hoffmann

Framing the story as "safe bicyclist still dies" rather than "drunk driver kills bicyclist" continues to highlight the necessity for bicyclists to prove that they do not deserve their injuries or death.

What The Twin Cities Can Teach Us About Living Well

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Our Living Well, On Location series explores cities and countries from around the world. How do other people pursue health and happiness? We're going ...

Running a Marathon With Haruki Murakami

Natalie Rinn | Posted 10.31.2013 | Travel
Natalie Rinn

Early in October I flew to Minneapolis and ran my first marathon. It's astounding to me how many people do this on a regular basis because it really is a long way to run. What I want to talk about, though, is how I ran my first marathon with Haruki Murakami.

Ooey Gooey Burger Goodness!

AP | BRIAN BAKST | Posted 08.27.2013 | Travel

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Baskin-Robbins has 31 flavors of ice cream. The Nook has 31 types of burgers. They're ooey-gooey and oh-so-good....

Blender Day

Ethna McKiernan | Posted 07.21.2013 | Impact
Ethna McKiernan

Today could have been a day as bad as yesterday, only it was worse. Today was the day Tina was scheduled to move from her apartment back into homelessness.

311% Increase in Income: It's a Game Changer!

Twin Cities RISE! | Posted 04.24.2013 | Impact
Twin Cities RISE!

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifI feel that I have the greatest job in the world. After spending 20 years in workforce development, I've seen hiring trends in times when the economy was strong and times it was suffering.

Our Common Denominator

Twin Cities RISE! | Posted 04.15.2013 | Impact
Twin Cities RISE!

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifCommunities are a common denominator among us - they could even be a unifier - and yet not everyone ventures into them with open minds, curious eyes and ears, and a giving heart.

I Am Important, Lovable and Valuable: A TCR! Graduate's Story

Twin Cities RISE! | Posted 04.09.2013 | Impact
Twin Cities RISE!

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifMy name is Jaime and I am a proud graduate from Twin Cities RISE! (TCR!), an organization that truly transforms, builds your career and changes your future.

Seeds for Growth

Twin Cities RISE! | Posted 04.02.2013 | Impact
Twin Cities RISE!

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Empowerment comes through discovering individual strengths and accepting personal responsibilities. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing atmosphere in which individuals and families can determine their own goals for growth and development.

The Building Blocks of Personal Empowerment

Twin Cities RISE! | Posted 03.30.2013 | Impact
Twin Cities RISE!

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifOur participants, characteristic of people living in deep, generational poverty, come into the program with damaged belief systems and low emotional skills. Many feel powerless and without hope.

The Key to Job Retention? Personal Empowerment Skills

Twin Cities RISE! | Posted 03.26.2013 | Impact
Twin Cities RISE!

Personal Empowerment means -- literally -- increasing our capacity to control our states of mind from within. The more we internally regulate our states of mind, the more powerful we feel.

The Two Sides of the Twin Cities

Twin Cities RISE! | Posted 03.23.2013 | Impact
Twin Cities RISE!

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifMinnesota is consistently named one of the best places to live in the United States. What many people don't know, however, is that the Twin Cities is also home to some of our nation's most dramatic racial and economic disparities.

Putting The "Cult" In Cult Classic

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Massara | Posted 01.25.2012 | Arts

"Monet had his water lilies, and I have my panties." --Frank Gaard The Walker Art Center is launching the largest showing of the idiosyncratic art...

Shoplifter Pleads Guilty To Hiding Fur Coat In Her Undies

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

A 46-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to stealing a mink coat from a Twin Cities store and then hiding the coat in her underwear, the Associated Pres...

Green News Report: March 24, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Update on...

Minnesota Blizzard 2010 Causes 400 Crashes

AP | DINESH RAMDE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Parts of the Upper Midwest dug out from a heavy snowfall Saturday that caused more than 400 traffic accidents in Minnesota, and wintry conditions also...

The Future of Publishing: 10 Predictions Plus 2

Laurence Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Laurence Hughes

I had hoped to be out in front of the pack with some pithy prophecies of my own, but the holidays got in the way. Turns out the only thing I'm better at than prognostication is procrastination.

Who's Flipping Burgers Now? You Might Be Surprised | Boyd Huppert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. -- You could view the new Checkers restaurant in Brooklyn Center as a hamburger joint. Or you could picture the nation's econom...