Lifestyle

The world of wine
He can tell you why a $700 bottle of wine is so special, why Sauvignon Blanc is overrated, and why wine writers describe wines the way they do. Midmorning talks with wine critic Mike Steinberger.
The science of meditation
Meditation has been shown to help relieve stress and anxiety among those who practice it, and scientists are now finding that it might have more measurable effects. Midmorning talks with two scientists who study meditation, about how it changes the brain.
Keeping the peace with jazz
A critically acclaimed member of a New Orleans "first family" of jazz shares his love for Count Basie and his theories on music and performance.
User fees may go up at BWCA
The fee increase, the first in 10 years, would help cover maintenance costs for portages, trails, and campsites. If approved, it would take effect next year.
Good blog, bad blog
One digital media critic claims that user-generated content from bloggers and citizen media is bad for our culture.
Body found in Idaho is missing Minnesota hiker
The family of a hiker from Stillwater who disappeared a year ago in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho said Thursday that remains found earlier this week are those of Jon Francis.
Help your yard and garden beat the heat
This summer's string of hot days, along with a lack of rain, has been hard on crops, lawns, trees, and gardens all over the state. Garden expert Deb Brown shares some tips on how to help our plants survive the hot, dry weather.
The state of our state parks
Minnesota may soon create its newest state park along Lake Vermilion in northeastern Minnesota. Midday discusses the future of the plan and the health of our existing state parks.
How to design a garden
Your flowers and shrubs have filled out, but you still think something's missing from your garden. Two experts on design offer advice on good landscaping.