Emma and Brian Bellemare and their children Camden, 8, right, and Vienna, 5, left, biked to Vienna’s summer program before the adults went off to wo

Biking helps Minneapolis family travel happier, feel better

The Bellemares got rid of a car when they started using bikes more often.
Evelyn Jeanetta, 8, and her mother Natalie meet Rudy, a baby kangaroo at Sustainable Safari in the Maplewood Mall.
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Maplewood attraction lets you meet animals you've never seen up close (and maybe never even heard of)

July 22
At Sustainable Safari at Maplewood Mall, visitors see, hold and feed animals — and, its founders hope, come away wanting to protect their cousins in the wild.
Cindy and David Bearman
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Who inspires you? Minnesotans share tales of kindness

July 22
A doctor whose kindness was acknowledged after 40 years, a couple who clean up for good, and the mobilizer of self-care kits for shelters are featured in our monthly reader-driven feature.
Inspired by the Circus World Museum in Baraboo, Wis., the display at the Twin City Model Railroad Museum in St. Paul features a large collection of tr
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Ed Meyers, 69, in his accessory dwelling unit.
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Housing shortage creates opportunity for New Brighton building company to help veterans

July 15
YardHomes' accessory dwelling units — tiny modular homes — are an innovative way to house the homeless.
Look for Leo Sanders in the produce aisle of Seward Community Co-op many days a week. He appreciates buying produce from farmers who have a long and l
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Minneapolis' oldest co-op celebrates 50 years — and one member who's been there almost as long

July 15
Now retired as a manager at Seward Community Co-op, Leo Sanders remains a loyal customer.
Steve Pincuspy
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Minnesota's PaintCare program makes recycling of unused paint painless

July 15
Our state is one of just 10 nationwide which offers more than 250 drop-off sites for proper disposal to keep paint out of landfills.
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July 15
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Scrubbing up, one recycled bar of soap at a time

July 15
Nonprofit recycles bar soap from over 8,000 hospitality partners.