Arts & Entertainment

The Mill: After 19 years, Triple Rock Social Club to close in November

On Monday, Triple Rock Social Club announced they plan to close after November 22. The bar and restaurant has had a 19-year run, 15 of which have … [Read More...]

Drinking Songs of Yore: The stories behind the music of Beer Choir

Centuries before karaoke bars, drinking beer and singing went hand in hand. In fact, the first drinking songs date back to as far as the 13th or 14th … [Read More...]

Beer imitates art at Mia’s Artoberfest

Long before today’s smartphones, selfie sticks, and Instagram, artists were commissioned to document the every day happenings of contemporary events … [Read More...]

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Makers

Rummage 2017: Your guide to the two-day pop-up craft market

Minnesota is a land of makers. In the Twin Cities and all across the state, small, independent businesses are making handcrafted goods that serve as … [Read More...]

Craft Culture: Cabinets full of unexpected surprises at Mark Laub Studios

It takes a series of careful maneuvers to uncover what’s hidden within the cabinet resting near Mark Laub’s front door. First he pulls open a set of … [Read More...]

Make a Game of It: Passionate designers are using Kickstarter to fund a board game revolution

Patrick Leder of Leder Games, a St. Paul–based micro-publisher of board games, was at a loss. He was working on a new game and trying to figure out … [Read More...]

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Sports & Outdoors

Trout Run: Trail race meets fishing tournament at the Driftless Area Flyathlon

Social media swirls with events in the fall, like so many maple leaves on a windy sidewalk. The trick to capitalizing on these short and perfect … [Read More...]

Soaring With Eagles: Minneapolis’ Nate Augspurger scrums his way onto the world stage with USA Rugby

The energy in the backyard of Andy and Cherie Augspurger’s home in South Minneapolis is festive and exuberant. I’m hanging out with 13 extremely … [Read More...]

All In: Minnesota United FC’s Brent Kallman takes his competitive streak to the poker table

The clacking of poker chips in Brent Kallman’s hand punctuates the low, murmuring hum that fills Canterbury Park on a Wednesday night. Hundreds of … [Read More...]

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Heritage

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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Travel

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...]

Maybe this is heaven: Nine innings in Miesville

The village of Miesville, Minnesota, wears Father’s Day like a ballplayer wears a broken-in glove. It’s fit, it’s snug, it’s natural. There are few matches more perfect for each other than a ballplayer and his mitt. There are even fewer matches more … [Read More...]

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...]

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