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Nanny rocker Kat Perkins makes first round of Grammy nominations

Minnesota’s nanny rocker is one step closer to a Grammy nomination. Kat Perkins, the Scranton, North Dakota, native who now calls the Twin Cities home, was a semifinalist on NBC’s hit...

October 19, 2014

MN businesses compete to build luxury ice fishing houses to help those in need

They were given a trailer frame and running lights, but the rest was up to design and build a luxury ice fishing house in 24 hours as part of the first-ever Fish House Frenzy. Rebuilding Together...

October 19, 2014

Seeing pink: Inside the breast cancer fundraising machine

If you are feeling again like the world is awash in pink – on football fields, cell phone covers, garbage trucks, even pink-ribbon stamps on eggs – it must be October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month...

October 08, 2014

Minnesota musician featured in 'tear-jerker' viral Budweiser ad

A Twin Cities musician is part of a new Budweiser campaign video that has gone viral, garnering national acclaim for its ability to tug at the heartstrings. Dan Rodriguez, a singer-songwriter from...

October 08, 2014

Report: Charitable giving drops 9 percent in Twin Cities

A new report by the Chronicle of Philanthropy says the wealthiest Americans are giving a smaller amount of their income to charity, while middle-income people are giving more. In the report...

October 06, 2014

Neighbors concerned about Dorothy Day shelter expansion plans

The Dorothy Day Center in downtown St. Paul is planning to expand so it can serve more homeless and poor people, but nearby neighbors are concerned about how it will impact them. The St. Paul...

October 05, 2014

Monarch movie migrates to Minnesota -- with a local connection

Yes, the monarch is Minnesota’s state butterfly. But the North Star state has another tie to this bit of winged royalty. A 40-year quest to learn the southern terminus of one of nature’...

October 01, 2014

42 winners announced in St. Paul Knight Arts Challenge

The Miami-based Knight Foundation announced Monday the results of its St. Paul Knight Arts Challenge, where $1.3 million in grants will be distributed to 42 winners, Minnesota Public Radio News...

September 30, 2014

Garrison Keillor's surgery complete; host's first full-length play to debut

Longtime radio host Garrison Keillor’s surgery went well he said, the Star Tribune reports – and just in time for his first ever full-length play to debut. The 72-year-old wrote on Facebook...

September 27, 2014

Community Action office raided, staff laid off in fallout of critical audit

About a dozen Department of Commerce and Department of Human Services officials raided the offices of embattled social service agency Community Action on Friday morning. The Star Tribune reports...

September 26, 2014

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