10 Notable Minnesota Albums of 2018

Low ■ “Double Negative” If you were to stand on the shores of Lake Superior in February, you might be able to imagine how Low’s “Double Negative” came to be. Like the tumultuous stacks of ice that grow and break as waves crash onto the North Shore, the 12th studio album from the Duluth-based trio … [ Read more]

The Local Music Scene presents: Mayda

Standing just below 5 feet, Mayda is a young yet seasoned multi-musician/artist/producer from the land of 10,000 Lakes. “Her R&B-infused pop is undeniably fresh, as she swings between pared-down acoustic struts, full-band funkadelic blasts, and electronic drumbeats and synth flourishes that would make the Purple One proud. The result is a slick, expansive, and evolving … [ Read more]

Heat Up Your Love Life: A Mid-Winter Thaw Festival of Fiery Foods

Come thaw your soul and prepare for Valentine’s Day with Minnesota-made artisanal aphrodisiacs. There will be plenty of fiery foods from local Arson Artisans, spicy cocktails featuring house-made spirits from Bent Brewstillery, and spicy BBQ from Hugo, Minnesota’s finest B3 Food Truck. Come kindle your inner fire so on Valentine’s Day you shall indeed perspire.

Minnesota Cider Fair 2017

To celebrate the arrival of fall and peak cider season, the MN Cider Guild is throwing a party: the second-annual Minnesota Cider Fair, taking place Sunday, October 22, at Minnesota Harvest Apple Orchard. Cideries from around the state will set up shop at the idyllic 330-acre orchard to pour samples and chat with attendees about … [ Read more]

St. Paul-born Twister Inducted into Toy Hall of Fame

Twister, which was created in the 1960s in St. Paul, beat out coloring books, Wiffle Ball, Battleship, Jenga, and American Girl dolls to be inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame on Thursday, November 5. Twister was deemed too racy for the Sears Roebuck 1966 catalog, causing Milton Bradley Co. to cancel production. But when … [ Read more]