on track: Ashley Mehrwerth gave friend and fellow driver TJ Inderieden a smooch on the cheek after the trophy presentation on victory lane following h

Lifelong love of dirt racing leads Sauk Rapids man with Down syndrome to fans, trophies

TJ Inderieden is popular at Granite City Motor Park for his cheery attitude and love of racing.
Maria Regan Gonzalez, the first Latina and youngest Mayor of Richfield, was all smiles at the Woodlake Nature Center.
Inspired

Richfield's Mayor Gonzalez a force in advocating services for communities of color

July 23
She reflects on her childhood, racial disparities and her work helping Minnesota families, people of color, and immigrants find decent housing, education, healthy foods and jobs.
St. Cloud residents Youssouf “Joe” Omar and Hamdia Mohamed stand by a duplex they own as part of their business, Victory Plus Housing.
St. Cloud

Former refugees' St. Cloud startup fosters sober living, independence

July 26
Hamdia Mohamed's mission is to help others who just need a bit of stability to turn their lives around.
Local

N.Y. artist returns to Nisswa to paint mural celebrating Minnesota summers

July 23
Nisswa native Samantha French paints mural during visit home.
Variety

Man with Alzheimer's forgot he was married. He proposed, and they wed again: 'There wasn't a dry eye.'

July 23
"My mantra has always been to have no regrets."
Jennifer Green visited the bridge where she attempted suicide 31 years ago in Faribault, Minn.
Inspired

31 years after suicide attempt, Chicago woman returns to Faribault to reclaim her life

July 16
After years of healing, Jennifer Green returned to Faribault to find peace.
Olympics

St. Paul phenom Suni Lee soars into Olympics spotlight as a Hmong trailblazer

July 23
The first Hmong-American to make the U.S. Olympic team could bring multiple medals back to the Twin Cities.