Arts & Entertainment

Artist Profile: Wing Ta, Canary Grey

Seared short ribs nestled in a cast iron vessel, surrounded by cremini mushrooms, garlic, and ever essential mirepoix. An elegant arc of tuna ceviche, … [Read More...]

Clear Water Comedy puts Eau Claire on the map for something other than Bon Iver

When you think of comedy towns, you probably think of New York, Los Angeles, and Minneapolis. Oh, and Eau Claire, Wisconsin, of course. Just past … [Read More...]

Let Your Id Out: Axe throwing and other badass activities

The ego is why you go to work. The superego is why you imagine you like going to work. The id is why you want to tap dance on your boss' desk while … [Read More...]

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Craft Culture: Simple, yet soulful with Woodsport

Wood chips fly as Scott McGlasson presses the tip of a sharp metal gouge against a wooden form mounted to a lathe. While the piece spins, bits of … [Read More...]

Craft Culture: An artful existence with Fox Meets Bear

As the shell started to break apart, a mess of wet, matted feathers began to show through the opening. Late into the night, Johnna Holmgren sat on a … [Read More...]

Craft Culture: Farmers of the future at Urban Organics

An inconspicuous white tube travels along the length of the ceiling, connecting two very different rooms. The first room is a cool 60 degrees and … [Read More...]

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Sports & Outdoors

Caleb Truax was never going to be World Champ. Someone should have told Caleb Truax

Osseo native Caleb Truax hung up his cleats and left the football program at Virginia State in 2003 to transfer back home to the University of … [Read More...]

Askov Finlayson giving 110% to fight climate change

As a teenager, Eric Dayton sat in awe as famed polar explorer Will Steger rolled out a map of Antarctica to show him the route of an epic … [Read More...]

The Mill: Nice Ride Minnesota to introduce dockless bike sharing in 2018

Nice Ride Minnesota, the nonprofit behind the signature lime green bikes seen all over Minneapolis and St. Paul, is planning to roll out a new … [Read More...]

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Craft Culture: 130 years of water and the grindstone at Schech’s Mill

At first the vibrations in the water are faint. Small ripples break through the surface of the stream as they push out from the base of an old stone … [Read More...]

Two Visions for the Future of the Ford Site

The City of St. Paul is close to finalizing a development plan for the long-vacant, 135-acre site of the former Ford Assembly Plant in Highland Park. … [Read More...]

Parks—and Water—For the People: The history of Minneapolis’ hand-pump drinking wells

When Minneapolis resident Jessica Rosenberg was a little girl, she and her brother had a special ritual they shared with their grandparents. They … [Read More...]

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Winter Weary? Staycation Ideas for the Fancy and the Frugal

For the Frugal By Bill Lindeke No matter how many generations your roots stretch back, winter is the true test for any Minnesotan. By the time February rolls around, the months of shortened days, numb appendages, icy streets, and long, cold nights … [Read More...]

State of Chicago Beer: A good time to be thirsty in the Windy City

If you're heading to Chicago, come parched. As of this writing, there are just under 200 breweries in the greater Chicagoland area. Like many American cities, the Chicago craft beer scene is experiencing a renaissance of sorts. Eight Chicago-area … [Read More...]

13 Quintessential October Experiences in Minnesota

If you're anything like us, you've spent months counting down to this short but sweet season. Now that fall is in full swing, we've put together a list of quintessential October experiences in Minnesota. Whether you head up north for the fall foliage … [Read More...]

Pedals and Pull-Tabs: The dive bars of U.S. Bike Route 41

The North Star Bicycle Route (a.k.a., U.S. Bicycle Route 41) connects St. Paul, Minnesota, to the Canadian border, winding through Duluth, Grand Marais, two national parks, past nine state parks, and along the shores of Lake Superior. The route … [Read More...]

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