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July 17, 2016
Ricky Christensen (left) of Superior wears a Pikachu hat, and Rob Burton of Superior wears a Gengar hat while playing “Pokemon Go” Thursday afternoon at Leif Erickson Park in Duluth. Pikachu and Gengar are characters found in the game. Clint Austin /
On the 'Go': ‘Pokemon Go’ has taken Duluth by storm
July 17, 2016 - 12:01am
Kelin Petersen’s children, Emmett, 6; Owen, 2; and Audrey, 4, feed their three rented chickens — Cooper, Chick and Owl — at their Chicago home on June 13. Michael Tercha / Chicago Tribune
CHICKENS FOR HIRE: Chicagoans are renting chickens for the summer
July 17, 2016 - 12:00am
July 10, 2016
Five-year-old “H” spins as she launches her dad’s glider in the direction of her younger sister in the living room of her family’s home in St. Paul recently. H, who was assigned male at birth, began asserting her femininity and preferences for typically female things as soon as she could talk. (John Autey / St. Paul Pioneer Press)
THE STORY OF H: St. Paul family enters transgender debate to do what’s best for their child
July 10, 2016 - 12:00am
July 3, 2016
Emma Raye (from left), Brent Eliason and Paige Johnson, all of Superior, play Knockerball with KnockerBall Twin Ports at Barker’s Island in Superior recently. Knockerball is new to the Twin Ports, and the game is like sumo wrestling meets soccer. Participants suit up in a 27-pound inflatable plastic ball and hit the field like human bumper cars, knocking each other over like pins. (Clint Austin / button
A whole new ball game: KnockerBall rolls into the Twin Ports
July 3, 2016 - 7:56am
Christine Hinrichs poses for a portrait on June 3, 2016, with her rescue pets, pit bull mix Olive, 5, and one of her cats, Ruby, 7, at her home in St. Paul, Minn. (Glen Stubbe/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS)
St. Paul cat lover pounces on a solution for homeless felines
July 3, 2016 - 12:00am
June 26, 2016
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Financial planner shares advice with online tool
June 26, 2016 - 12:00am
Beekeeper Les Hiltz has been in the business for 25 years. “If you get into beekeeping, you won’t get out,” he said. “It grows on you. It gets in your blood.” Forum news service
Bemidji man is buzzing right along in the bee business
June 26, 2016 - 12:00am
Environmental composer Steve Heitzeg records the sound of sandhill cranes at a marsh in the Belwin Conservancy in Afton. As the summer artist-in-residence at Belwin, Heitzeg is spending three months listening to and recording sounds from nature that may eventually be used in one of his compositions. (Mary Divine / St. Paul Pioneer Press)play button
IT'S A BIRD! IT'S A CRANE! For composer, retreat furnishes nature’s soundtrack
June 26, 2016 - 12:00am
June 19, 2016
Martin Graefe is senior group director of Concordia Language Villages north of Bemidji. (Jillian Gandsey / Forum News Service)
Building a bridge over the language gap: Concordia Language Villages celebrates 50th summer
June 19, 2016 - 12:00am
Annie Kish (left) spreads kindness by giving out a sticker to Robyn Prudhomme of Cottage Grove, Minn., last month in Stillwater, Minn. (Jean Pieri / St. Paul Pioneer Press)
Mother-daughter duo spreads joy with random acts of kindness
June 19, 2016 - 12:00am
From left: Claire Kohl, 83; Eileen Rodgers, 93; Fay Cohn, 91; and Florence Adler, 91, sit together after a recent lunch. Kohl was a nurse for the U.S. Air Force in the mid-1950s. The other three were World War II nurses. (Jessica Inman / Orlando Sentinel)
World War II cadet nurses reminisce
June 19, 2016 - 12:00am
June 12, 2016
Peace Church music director Jim Pospisil gestures to musicians during a band/choir practice before a recent church service. (Steve Kuchera / button
THE MUSIC MAN OF PEACE CHURCH: Pospisil brings creativity, ability as music director of Duluth congregation
June 12, 2016 - 12:00am
Ghost hunter Rob Garcia and assistant Beth Brownback stand outside the Alexander Majors house in Kansas City, Mo. (Kevin Baxter / Los Angeles Times)
In real-life Kansas City, ghost hunting is high-tech — and typically ‘boring’
June 12, 2016 - 12:00am
June 5, 2016
Nature photographer Jim Brandenburg has roots on the prairie near Luverne, Minn., and his first job at the Worthington Daily Globe. After traveling the world for National Geographic, he has landed back where he started, on Touch The Sky Prairie within view of his boyhood home. (Brian Peterson / Minneapolis Star Tribune)
SHIFTING FOCUS: At 70, legendary Minnesota nature photographer Jim Brandenburg follows new paths
June 5, 2016 - 12:00am
May 29, 2016
A gathering of Grand Army of the Republic members in Duluth, circa 1900. GAR members were a driving force in creating and solidifying the observance of Memorial Day in the U.S. to recognize the sacrifices of Civil War veterans. (Photo courtesy of Archives and Special Collections, Kathryn A. Martin Library, University of Minnesota Duluth)
Memorial Day through the years: A look back at how Duluth observed the holiday in decades past
May 29, 2016 - 1:47pm