As the state's flagship news organization, the Star Tribune's steadfast coverage of local, national, and worldwide events predates the city’s fire department. Tracing its lineage all the way back to 1867, the newspaper easily displaced its contemporary competitors, signal fires and news-bearing sparrow hawks, establishing a tradition of trusted reporting. The newspaper enhances its regular chronicles of Twin Cities news with sections focused on specific geographic regions and suburbs while dutifully drawing national and global politics into perspective. Thoughtful editorials challenge inquiring minds or put news into context, and extensive lifestyle, entertainment, and sports sections keep readers abreast of the latest developments in leisure.
On Valentine's Day weekend, more than a dozen cities across the world band together to support the Children's Tumor Foundation during Cupid's Undie Run. Whether they live in sunny Australia or the chilly American Midwest, participants strip down to their underwear for an approximately 1.5-mile race, propelled toward the finish line by a charitable spirit and the fear that Cupid will reprimand non-runners with poison-ivy-tipped arrows. Runners have a chance to win MP3 players, free drinks, and romantic getaways, and 100% of funds raised benefit the Children's Tumor Foundation.
As its name suggests, Tan Envy Tanning Salon's main objective is to help pale bodies obtain the exact bronze shade they covet most. Numerous tiers of UV tanning beds from brands like Universe and Blue Moon allow bodies to build their tan gradually, while a VersaSpa automated spray-tanning booth sends alternating jets of pigmented mist and drying gusts to ensconce clients in a streak-free glow in fewer than 60 seconds. For those more worried about wrinkles than a waxen complexion, the salon also offers clients access to rejuvenating red-light therapy, a treatment that sends infrared rays deep into skin to enhance collagen production, diminish the appearance of fine lines and acne, or correct an imbalance of infragreen.