Last year, I decided I like taking long walks in the country. I have some bad associations with the term “hiking,” I think, but that’s essentially what we’re talking about.
There’s a sweet spot in finding a site that’s overlooked or ignored enough to have evaded remodeling, but is just old enough to register as somewhat alien to contemporary sensibilities.
Two of the most interesting one-block streets – or as interesting as a street can manage to be in 600 feet – are closely tied to the fortunes of Augsburg College.
Four all-new bingo cards specially created to reflect this year’s T-shirt trends at the Fair.
The world Schulz created for his “Peanuts” comic strip is largely based on the landscape he knew growing up in St. Paul in the 1920s and 1930s.
Decades later, these four accidents are seldom invoked by Twin Citians in recountings of the cities’ various civic traumas.
Each city beach has its own feel, and each is great in its own way. But the main beach at Lake Nokomis is the one that, for me, represents the best of the city lake swimming experience.
“What makes a run around Lake Nokomis memorable,” writes Gretchen Kreuter in her 1980 guidebook “Running the Twin Cities,” “is its Vita Fitness Course.”
How TORNADO MADNESS gave us a certain Richfield-based conglomerate — and other stories from the storm’s aftermath.
At 4, our subject, it turns out, is a sort of playground classicist. He wasn’t very impressed with the more contemporary equipment.
The motto “10,000 Lakes” has appeared on the license plate since 1950. When you find a formula that works, you stick with it.
Windsor is like your favorite aunt, the one who used to live on an ashram, wears vintage cat-eye glasses and has a rent-controlled walk-up filled with foreign-language poetry anthologies.
St. Anthony Township Cemetery was established in the 1850s. It does not appear on most maps, and it would be easy to miss walking by.
On Monday, June 20, 2016, the sun set at 9:03 p.m., after almost 16 hours of daylight. The street and house lights across the landscape slowly begin to flicker on.
If you were on the look out for oils, incense, tarot cards, iridologists, raw vegetables, juices, astrological charts, self-help tapes or Alexander Technique practitioners in 1984, there was only one place for you.
There are much worse plans for a lazy summer afternoon than buying a book from Moon Palace, getting a drink to go at Peace Coffee, and sitting on a bench reading in the shade of a honey locust tree on a tiny public triangle.
Wheelock Parkway was laid out in 1909; the land was purchased piecemeal where it was available, which may explain the somewhat the eccentric route.
Culturally, the Wi-Fi network name more or less lands somewhere between a vanity plate (but more democratic) and a custom doormat (but more ephemeral).
Two little known Twin Cities gems, a private residence and a singular Lutheran statue, are separated by centuries and a 15-minute walk.
Part of the 43-acre site has been demolished, and the rest awaits significant development in the near future.