Arts & Culture

A man looks through a telescope on Astronomy Day.

The Minnesota Astronomical Society is offering Public Star Party – Astronomy Day from 1-10 p.m. May 11 at Baylor Regional Park in Norwood Young America.

6 tips to winterize your garden

Alan Branhagen, director of operations for the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, offers some sage advice for keeping plants and trees healthy throughout the winter.

It’s a steep climb to the Harkin Store from the road nestled along the Minnesota River below. But, the folksy melodies echoing from high above compel feet to bound up the stairs.

“Winter in Minnesota [causes] a significant part of the deterioration of chimneys … The biggest problem comes from the water penetration that gets in to the chimney system." —Joseph Robarge

It’s not too late to think about planting new shrubs and trees, so don’t swap out your gardening spade for the snow shovel just yet.

When people ask Marc Huebner about his experience on Food Network’s America’s Best Cook, he likes to tell them, “If you’re a golf fanatic and you got to spend two weeks with Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson and that crew, well it was kind of like that for me.”

The pastoral views of Riley Lake provide the backdrop for the Eden Prairie Players’ 14th Annual Collection of One Acts, performed over several dates in the Riley-Jacques Barn.

Designers are wizards of sorts—summoning beauty with pops of color and texture, statement pieces and a vast knowledge of classic designs and current trends. The magic comes when ordinary spaces are transformed—offering beauty, functionality and sanctuary to homeowners.

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.

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