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A return to Thanksgiving traditions, Guthrie style
Back in my ancestral homeland, which also happens to be Arlo Guthrie's neck of the woods, the full playing of Alice's Restaurant was a Thanksgiving tradition. ...
Could turkey breeders cure what ails the birds?
The average turkey weighs twice as much as it did in 1929 thanks to intense selective breeding. But there are unintended consequences to the rapid transformation of the turkey. ...
Holiday shopping ads geared toward brain reward center
What makes us want to rush to the stores or online to snap up the best bargains? It turns out those ads -- and the holiday season itself -- are tapping into a very primitive part of our brains. ...
Giving Thanks, by MPR's John Birge
MPR's annual Thanksgiving tradition, a "Giving Thanks" program by John Birge. It features voices and music for the holiday, including the late Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni, Garrison Keillor and more. ...
Photos: Southern Minnesota preps for Thanksgiving in snowstorm
Southern Minnesota got socked with snow Wednesday while plows struggled to keep roads clear for people getting ready for Thanksgiving. Others got out and enjoyed the white stuff. ...
Changeable Thanksgiving weekend, hints of a mild December?
Happy Thanksgiving! There is much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving weekend at the Weather Lab. Good health. The company of family and good friends. Abundance. The coldest Thanksgiving in 29 years? You had me at Happy Thanksgiving. Our wild early winter season roller coaster ride continues throug ...
'A Prairie Home Companion' to get second guest host ever
Garrison Keillor said Wednesday that one of his longtime musical guests will fill in as host of two shows in February. ...
Mpls. police investigate protest car crash, seek public's help
Police say a 16-year-old girl was treated for minor injuries after a man drove through a crowd at Lake Street and Minnehaha Avenue. The driver is listed as a suspect. ...
Update: Metro snow done, nearly a foot south
Snow has ended in the metro. A thaw is on the way on Saturday. ...
Minnesota to name medical pot makers Monday
State officials on Monday take the next step toward medical marijuana when they unveil the companies chosen to manufacture the cannabis products. ...
Judge releases man charged with trying to support Islamic State
U.S. Attorney Andy Luger said the 18-year-old and another man conspired to join the Islamic State "to engage in a campaign of terror in support of a violent ideology." ...
Twin Cities bike tech pioneer Steve Hed dies
A suburban St. Paul bike builder who helped revolutionize bike technology has died. Steve Hed was known for his eponymous bike wheel design. ...
Those phone-obsessed teenagers aren't as lonely as you think
Teenagers may not need as much face-to-face interaction as earlier generations to feel connected. ...
Prosecutors charge U of M basketball player with assault
According to a complaint, Daquein McNeil struck his girlfriend with a leather belt and tried to strangle her. U of M officials suspended him from the team. ...
Immigration court's tight deadlines frustrate attorneys
President Barack Obama's recent executive action on immigration has not slowed an accelerated docket for some children in Minnesota facing deportation. ...
Photos: A look back at Thanksgiving in Minnesota
This collection of historical images offers a sample of the expected (school pageants) and the unexpected (turkey races) activities of past celebrations. ...
Proposed stricter smog rules could pinch Minnesota
Minnesota's air quality is pretty good now but federal standards are "catching up to us," a state official says. ...
Classic NYT correction on ‘grape salad’ story
The Grape Salad story in the NY Times is now officially the journalism version of 'Ishtar'. ...
Former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi charged with sexual assault
Jian Ghomeshi, a former radio host in Canada, was arrested Wednesday and charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance by choking. ...
Photos: Twin Cities protests highlight racism, brutality
Protests at the University of Minnesota, at a police station in south Minneapolis and marching down University Avenue in St. Paul all focused on racism and police brutality in the wake of the grand jury decision not to indict a white police officer in the killing of a black man in Ferguson, Missouri ...
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