17 great places to watch July 4th fireworks
Flooding has shifted some of the festivities this year, but Independence Day is expected to go off with a bang this year across Minnesota.
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Do you have photos of the recent storms, or storm damage? Send a tweet to @mprweather, or use the hashtag #mnwx. Read more →
Based on average salary, cost of living, employment rate and workplace conditions Minnesota is well above average when it comes to being a good state to make a living in. Money-Rates.com’s annual survey of these factors has Minnesota moving up their top 10 list, trailing Washington state and Texas. Minnesota’s appeal? A “very low unemployment Read more →
5 beers you should try right now
Craft beer enthusiasts swear there is more room in the beer market for additional craft beer. But room for additional craft breweries could be another matter. Read more →
Congrats to @SchellsBrewery for the gold! Firebrick has been a winning choice for years. pic.twitter.com/tSNfnJhVUQ — Alex (@maiermpls) April 12, 2014 A handful of Minnesota breweries have won 2014 World Beer Cup Awards. August Schell Brewing brought home two awards, one included a gold for their Vienna-Style Lager. Steel Toe Brewing won a gold for Read more →
BWCA image by Duluth photographer headed to Smithsonian
A fall moment on the North Kawishiwi River will be preserved in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s “Wilderness Forever” exhibit. The photo is one of 13 images added to the exhibit this year. A wilderness photograph created by Dawn LaPointe, a Duluth area resident, has been professionally juried into the “Wilderness Forever” exhibit Read more →
Video postcard: With love from Minnesota
MPR News reporter Tim Post shared this video postcard from a recent clearing of his sidewalk. Turn up the volume for the best viewing experience.
Coldest winter in decades could help Isle Royale wolves
This brutal winter has created a bridge to Isle Royale that could be a godsend for the wolves there facing extinction.
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New state motto? Land of Literate Nerds
A good read on the beach with the Minneapolis skyline in the background. Minnepixle / Flickr Minnesota is the only state with two cities on the list of America’s Most Literate Cities for 2013. Rank – City 1. – Washington, DC 2. – Seattle, WA 3. – Minneapolis, MN 4.5 – Atlanta, GA 4.5 – Read more →
Portland cancels bad weather bike ride due to bad weather
Minneapolis has won the latest battle in the war with Portland for best bike city. Organizers of Portland’s annual Worst Day of the Year Ride, which was planned for this Sunday, have canceled its 45 mile ride due to bad weather. The impending doom? 2 – 6″ of snow and a low temp of 27 Read more →