Fireworks, food and family highlight this year's Fourth of July celebrations around the Twin Cities. Be sure to grab everything you may need before heading to a local park, family get-together or large event to ensure a perfect Independence Day.
Over the balmy, humid Memorial Day this year, Lillie Suburban Newspapers managing editor, Holly Wenzel, and I were presented with the rare opportunity to fly in a World War II-era B17 bomber.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has published a first-of-its-kind comprehensive guide to Minnesota's 250 native and naturalized trees, shrubs and vines.
Climb through the B-17's tiny door and you're in a different era.
Poker? Ponies? No, thanks.For most people, gardening in Minnesota is enough of a gamble. Consider that each new season can bring: the thrill of victory -- "Look! The yarrow is taking off at the curbside in spite of the road salt and the sand!"
After growing up in North St. Paul in the 1960s and '70s, graduating from North High, and eventually becoming a teacher in nearby St. Paul, Tony Ducklow never forgot his small-town roots.
It was a winter where almost anything green and less than a yard tall was hidden by snow for months.So it was a shock to homeowners who stepped outside this spring to find all was not as they left it Veterans Day. Instead, all that snow had been hiding nefarious activities:
Let's see: milk, bread, a head of lettuce -- and how about some workspace that doesn't involve shoving the toaster and the food processor out of the way three times a day? Maybe some storage you can reach into without being on all fours?
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