It was four years ago that a reality TV show plucked Osnes from the Chanhassen Dinner Theater and deposited her in a Broadway musical. The Eagan native has made the most of it. After sailing through South Pacific and Anything Goes she's now originating the role of Bonnie Parker in a newly-opened musical. "It's kind of magical how the whole thing happened," she says.
Ant ejected, Wolves blow huge lead and lose to slumping Hawks
The Timberwolves missed another opportunity to get over .500.
NHL announces make-up dates for Wild postponements
The Wild will play 40 games in the final 77 days of the regular season.
Group says Mayo should be 'severely punished' over research puppy's death
The puppy died two days after undergoing a procedure at a Mayo research facility.
Charges: Man kidnapped woman, sexually assaulted her at gunpoint
The suspect faces three separate felony charges.
St. Cloud 'Boogaloo Boi' who discussed attack on MN Capitol gets 2 years
He was charged with illegally possessing a machine gun.
High school basketball team returns from game to find bus driver dead
Members of the girls team returned to the bus to find the driver unresponsive.
Minnesota AG sues COVID testing site, alleging it sent false results
Sometimes the company didn't send people their results at all, the lawsuit alleges.
UnitedHealth Group says it made $287B last year, $24B of it profit
The corporation's Optum business represented a significant chunk of that total.
Friend arrives at couple's home, stabs one of them after being asked to leave
The couple say their friend was "not acting right."
Broadway blockbuster 'Book of Mormon' coming to the Twin Cities
The highly acclaimed musical from the creators of "South Park" is coming to the Orpheum Theatre in February 2013.
One of soldiers killed in Army helicopter crash was Twin Cities native
Chief Warrant Officer Two Lucas Sigfrid was a Champlin Park High School graduate who attended St. Cloud State University before joining the Army. He was one of four soldiers killed when two helicopters crashed on a training mission at a base in Washington state.
Bras on Broadway: Fargo's annual fundraiser puts undergarments on the outside
Bras are usually worn by women, not hotels. But there's an annual exception in late October in downtown Fargo. The Hotel Donaldson is lined with brassieres of donors to the Bras on Broadway fundraiser. It raises money to help with lodging and gas expenses of women who travel to Fargo for breast cancer treatment.
MN native exports ideas for healthier cities to California
Fresh off a successful pilot project in Albert Lea, Dan Buettner is now working with three southern California cities on encouraging healthier lifestyles. In Albert Lea the three-year project produced an average weight loss of three pounds per resident and a 40 percent reduction in city health care expenses.
Gobble up a Thanksgiving dinner at these Twin Cities restaurants
If cooking a turkey seems more of a chore than choice, take a break this year and have Thanksgiving dinner at a restaurant. The Pioneer Press offers up some recommendations.
Canada's oldest person -- Minnesota native -- dies at 113
Cora Hansen was born in 1899 to Norwegian immigrants in Minnesota. She moved to Alberta at age 13. She attributed her long life to good genes, long walks, devout Lutheran beliefs and clean living.
Twin Cities man pleads guilty in $20M mortgage fraud scheme
A Chanhassen man has become the third person to plead guilty in a $20 million mortgage fraud scheme that involved 57 properties. Douglas Rex Butler faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of fraud.
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