Arts & Culture

The 84th Miss Minnesota Competition was held on June 22 in Eden Prairie. Kathryn Kueppers was crowned the winner, and her talent is in the category of jazz vocal, and her social impact initiative is ​The Invisible Crown: the Legacy of Miss America.

It’s happened to many of us, that interior or exterior house-painting experience when the color goes up, and the panic sets in—what were we thinking? The fact is, color is complicated.

Fall evokes harvest time, but it also offers ideal growing conditions for just-planted perennials.

Fix Design Flaws: Do you have a garden bed in need of additional color or has a gaping hole in the center? Now is the time to remedy those issues with perennials.

Prior to 1900, there were a limited number of jobs that were acceptable for women. A sampling of those jobs included nurse, librarian, midwife and surprisingly, the position of postmaster.

It’s August, and it’s time once again to start thinking about the calendar and all the scheduling it encompasses.  It’s also a time when our gardens are inviting us to step back and savor their bounty of overflowing, beautiful, full blooms.  Before you tackle the new calendar, capture the end of

Hannah Hallahan knows that grimace well. It’s the look many people give her when she first tells them of her fascination with honey bees. “They act sort of like they have the heebie-jeebies,” Hallahan says. “I’m thinking, ‘It’s not that bad, people.

Our job isn’t getting any easier—when it comes to choosing this year’s Prep Elites from a strong pool of candidates. These students provide unique perspectives on what it means to rise up to challenges in and out of the classroom and dive into their own versions of success.

Cheryl Niebeling has a standing appointment on her calendar, and it’s been there for about six years. The Chanhassen resident regularly attends meetings of Thinking College, a nonprofit program that aims to educate parents about steps for their children to prepare for, and apply to, college.

Pamela Klinger-Horn is a literary connoisseur. “I love to read,” she says, a statement the Chanhassen resident backs up by the impressive number of books she reads every month (in June she was already on book number 84 for the year).

Baseball may be America’s official pastime, but in recent years, there’s another sport that’s gaining ground.

Even though summer is winding down, your garden still needs attention. Here are some important tips for August gardening to keep it looking its best into fall and winter.

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