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Published: Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:10:48 -0600


Again this year, state parks open for free on Friday

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 04:00:00 -0600

The DNR is making it easier to burn off those Thanksgiving dinner calories. The $7 entry fee for vehicles at all Minnesota State Parks will be waived this Friday.(image)

David Cassidy, 'Partridge Family' star, dies at 67

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:35:47 -0600

Publicist JoAnn Geffen released a statement Tuesday evening saying Cassidy had died "surrounded by those he loved."(image)

Disney Animation, Pixar chief John Lasseter taking leave

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:01:41 -0600

In a vaguely-worded memo obtained by The Associated Press Tuesday, Lasseter says he knows he has made some employees feel disrespected and uncomfortable.(image)

President Trump pardons his first turkey

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:30:00 -0600

Trump noted that he had welcomed many guests to the White House in his first several months as president, including "a few very strange birds," but not quite as unique as Wishbone and Drumstick.(image)

What happens to the tradition of Somali storytelling when it moves to Minn.?

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 -0600

Somalia is known as a nation of poets.(image)

Della Reese, 'Touched By An Angel' star and singer, dies at 86

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:16:00 -0600

When she was cast as an angel boss on the long-running CBS spiritual drama, Reese had been famous for decades as a gospel-influenced R&B performer, TV guest star and talk show fixture.(image)

Rochester Art Center says it's turning finances around

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:58:34 -0600

Art center leaders said that layoffs this spring, an overhaul of expensive vendor contracts and other actions are improving finances.(image)

Showbird turkeys seeking Trump pardon must first strut stuff

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:56:57 -0600

A Minnesota turkey farmer -- with the help of some 4-H kids --- raised the turkey that will go to the White House for an official pardon from President Donald Trump on Tuesday.(image)

AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 09:54:57 -0600

Young was diagnosed with dementia in 2014. A statement says he died peacefully with his family by his side.(image)

For this Tiny Tim, Christmas present is a Guthrie debut

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:00:00 -0600

Ten-year-old Sophie Jones joins the cast of "A Christmas Carol" in an iconic role.(image)

Sarah Silverman asks: 'Can you love someone who did bad things?'

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:46:00 -0600

In an emotional monologue, Silverman addressed "the elephant masturbating in the room" and plumbed the anger and sadness she feels about her friend Louis C.K.'s actions.(image)

It's just not funny: Late-night hosts take on Franken accusations

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:57:02 -0600

With fellow comedian Sen. Al Franken in the headlines for sexual harassment, late-night talk show hosts faced the question Thursday night of what to do when the accused is one of your own.(image)

Art Hounds: Regal portraits, radio theater and Latin film

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 04:00:00 -0600

The Art Hounds recommend "The Blacker the Berry," Duluth's "Take It With You" and a four-day film festival.(image)

Appetites: Reviewer tracks down wacky snacks

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:41:29 -0600

Swedish Fish Oreo Cookies? Snickers Espresso? When companies push, sometimes odd, new flavors you might be intrigued, but hesitant to try them out. That's where Ben Passer comes in.(image)

Masters of ancient Indian music to bring songs of spiritual devotion to Minn.

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:15:08 -0600

The poetry of Sufi mystics comes to life in songs that can last a quarter of an hour or longer.(image)

Olga Viso resigns as Walker Art Center director

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:30:46 -0600

In a statement, the Walker said its board and Viso "agreed that now is an ideal time for a transition."(image)

Al Franken and Tom Davis got their first big break at Minneapolis theater

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 04:00:00 -0600

The comedy team of Al Franken and Tom Davis met when they were both attending Blake High School in Minneapolis. They went on to perform skits at the Brave New Workshop and work on Saturday Night Live.(image)

Weinstein's Impact: List of men accused of sexual misconduct

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 15:37:58 -0600

Since The New York Times published allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein in October, multiple men in Hollywood and media have faced allegations ranging from sexual misconduct to rape.(image)

'The stories are true,' Louis C.K. says, after women described his sexual misconduct

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 12:59:00 -0600

After five female comics accused Louis C.K. of inappropriate behavior involving masturbation, the comedian has admitted that the "stories are true."(image)

Walker show aims to bridge gulf between U.S., Cuba

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 04:00:00 -0600

"Adios Utopia" displays art that looks at Cuban affairs, both revolutionary and otherwise.(image)