Arts & Entertainment

Birds and The B-Sides: After 25 years of Music in the Zoo, Sue McLean’s legacy lives on

With relentless rain, the BoDeans figured all hope was gone the night of their sold-out, outdoor show at the Minnesota Zoo. But when clouds subsided … [Read More...]

Artist Profile: Gordon Purcell

The Incredible Hulk, in its human form as Bruce Banner, is a nuclear physicist. Chemistry lover Barry Allen, aka The Flash, works as a forensic … [Read More...]

Urban comedy takes center stage in Twin Cities

On a Friday night in St. Paul, the newest comedy club in town, Baddie’s Comedy Co., is packed to capacity. On stage, comedian KJay is absolutely … [Read More...]

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Makers

Craft Culture: The art of fire, glass, and noble gas at Skyline Neon

There’s a good chance Matt Thompson has worn out the nerve endings on his fingertips. Despite handling molten hot glass nearly every day, he refuses … [Read More...]

Craft Culture: Fresh views on camping at Vistabule Teardrop Trailers

There’s a timeless nostalgia and sense of adventure in the very shape of a teardrop camping trailer. The petite, two-person campers weigh around 1,200 … [Read More...]

Craft Culture: On the cutting edge with Eversharp

One might think the center of the Twin Cities culinary scene is anchored firmly on Nicollet Avenue or one of its downtown counterparts. But there’s … [Read More...]

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Sports & Outdoors

Two new bouldering gyms will challenge Twin Cities climbers this fall

Bouldering, a type of rock climbing using no ropes or harnesses, is gaining a foothold in the Twin Cities with two new gyms opening this … [Read More...]

Afton Alps pedaling in the mountain biking season June 3

With summer just around the corner, Afton Alps is inviting Minnesotans to trade in skis for mountain bikes on June 3 when they open a new single track … [Read More...]

New Duluth Huskies ticket package includes trip to brewery

There are plenty of opportunities to grab a fresh, local beer at a sports game these days, but one Minnesota baseball team is taking things to the … [Read More...]

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Heritage

Craft Culture: Preserving the magic of motion pictures with Bob DeFlores

When the lights in the room dim and the silver screen lights up, Bob DeFlores doesn’t watch the animated characters that spring to life. As the old … [Read More...]

Root beer maverick: How one little, old lady battled the harsh Minnesota wilderness & made root beer for thousands

Until 1986, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness was home to hundreds of wild species, including moose, beavers, bears, bobcats, bald eagles—and … [Read More...]

Kelley Farm renovations to showcase changes in Minnesota agriculture

The Oliver Kelley Farm opens for the season April 1, following a multimillion dollar renovation. The new spaces and programming hope to showcase … [Read More...]

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Travel

Paddles, pinot, & porter: My spirited Apostle Islands kayak adventure

Lake Superior, the largest body of fresh water on the North American continent, is so cold and clean you can see nearly 10 feet down. Surrounded by long stretches of sandy beaches and deep piney forests, it’s a paradise for kayakers and hikers. And … [Read More...]

Soaking in Beer: Stepping into Budapest’s thermal beer spa

I’m deep inside the Széchenyi Thermal Baths in Budapest, a sprawling 67,000-square-foot menagerie of heated indoor and outdoor pools and baths, encased in Neo-Baroque architecture. Despite the grandeur, I’m feeling slightly naked while wrapped in my … [Read More...]

Tales From The Tour: Three Minnesota musicians recount travels around the world

Travel can be enough of an adventure on personal vacations. But when you need to tour for a living, there’s even more at stake. Laughing while they remember language barriers and culture shock, three Minnesotan musicians share the ups and downs of … [Read More...]

7 Continents of Beer

With all that’s happening with craft beer in the U.S., it’s easy to overlook the influence the movement is having on the world stage. Today, microbreweries can be found in every continent across the globe. Plucky young entrepreneurs are navigating … [Read More...]

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