An encased coin bearing the name of a Twin Ports business

Building Across Generations: The Story of Russ Kendall’s Smokehouse

Masthead photo courtesy Gordy Olson.  When I ask Gordy Olson how long Russ Kendall’s Smokehouse has been open, Gordy tells me about an old encased penny and a letter he received from a rare coin...
Roller derby skater Scootaloo

The Number FU Stunner: Good Words with Scootaloo

At 21 years old, Scootaloo skated with the Minnesota Rollergirls for the first time. At 22, she was running the league's Public Relations branch. Now, 12 years later, the two-time Pabst Blue Ribbon Rollergirl...
Pepper soup, a traditional Liberian food, in a metal boiling pot

You Always Take Pepper Soup Home: An Introduction to Liberian Cuisine

They call Tashie George “The Connector.” Her food delivery business, Ifrimarket, allows people living in the United States to schedule and pay for food deliveries in her native country of Liberia. Tashie was also a...
Roller derby skater Moose Def-initely dances with robot mascot

Moose Def-initely Speaks About Her Derby Name(s), “Human Life,” and Getting Back After Injury

I first met Moose Def-initely about three years ago when I was just a wee der-baby skating with the North Star Roller Derby rec league, the Satellites. She was a skater for Delta Delta...

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