Music
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Alanis Morissette rocked Sunday at Xcel Energy Center

Review: Alanis Morissette's 'Jagged' angst resonates anew in St. Paul concert

She roared through her 1995 blockbuster 'Jagged Little Pill' while Garbage rocked ferociously.
Books
July 24

Review: 'The Darkest Place,' by Phillip Margolin

Books in brief
Music
July 24
Blake Shelton sang “All About Tonight” early in his headlining set at the Twin Cities Summer Jam at Canterbury Park in Shakopee on Saturday.

Review: Blake Shelton upstaged by wife Gwen Stefani at country-heavy TC Summer Jam

About 15,000 fans took in the last day of the still-developing music fest at Canterbury Park in Shakopee.
Pets
July 23
Ava, a cat whisperer, found our lost cat.

An 8-year-old cat whisperer brings lost Lucy home

A 17-year-old cat methodically plotted her escape from her new home, and her owners feared she was lost forever.
Music
July 23
Guest conductor Hasan Kerem

Review: Minnesota Orchestra offers a joyous interpretation of Beethoven's 'Pastoral' Symphony

The late-night performance of Brahms' Clarinet Trio, with Osmo Vänskä on clarinet, proved a fitting postscript to the evening.
July 23

Up North, kids from Pine Point and Park Rapids come together to stage a play

Each summer, a group of children — half from the northern Minnesota city of Park Rapids, half from the Pine Point township on the White Earth Reservation — put on a play.
Home & Garden
July 22
GE’s Café line includes a matte black finish option with custom hardware choices.

Bold appliances bring color and style to a kitchen

After decades of relying on stainless steel, people are bringing personal taste into their kitchens with colorful appliances.
Home & Garden
July 22
Midcentury Edina home built for Maid of Scandinavia founder lists for $1.795 million

Midcentury Edina home built for Maid of Scandinavia founder lists for $1.795 million

The architect-designed "fortress of a home" is a midcentury marvel.
Health
July 22
How can college students protect their mental health?

How can college students protect their mental health?

A new world of classes and roommates can be stressful. Be prepared with tools for your mental health.
Inspired
July 22
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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Inspired
July 22

Who Inspires You: How to nominate

Tell us who makes a difference in your life. We might feature them in an upcoming Inspired section.
Inspired
July 22
Cindy and David Bearman

Who inspires you? Minnesotans share tales of kindness

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
July 22
Evelyn Jeanetta, 8, and her mother Natalie meet Rudy, a baby kangaroo at Sustainable Safari in the Maplewood Mall.

Maplewood attraction lets you meet animals you've never seen up close (and maybe never even heard of)

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.
Inspired
July 22
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.
Variety
July 22

Sound Advice: Earphone deal is well worth listening to

Q: I'm looking for Bluetooth earphones to use with my phone and iPad. I previously bought several pairs of Helm Audio sports earphones for myself…
Variety
July 22
Laurie Ellis-Young, cofounder of BreathLogic, trained Girls Taking Action leaders in the heart breath at the St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church courty

Breathing comes naturally: So why are people paying $40 to learn how to do it?

Twin Cities area workshops are teaching classes on the ins and outs of breathing.
Variety
July 22

Ask Amy: Donated clothing is source of chaffing

Dear Amy: Some time ago, I gave my good friend "Cheryl" some very expensive designer clothes I thought she would like, but they were too…
Variety
July 22
News of the Weird: Pursuing dropped phone was the wrong call

News of the Weird: Pursuing dropped phone was the wrong call

An American tourist at Mount Vesuvius near Naples, Italy, dropped his cellphone into the volcano's crater on July 9, the Associated Press reported, and then…
Variety
July 22
Motormouth: Switching gas won't hurt car

Motormouth: Switching gas won't hurt car

Q: I bought a 2018 Ford Edge Sport new and have driven it for almost four years. The dealership said to use 87 octane gas,…
Variety
July 22

Turning the road into a charging platform

Underground coils could charge EVs as they drive.