MNx12, monthly essays on life in Minnesota

  • Welcome to MNx12, monthly essays on life in Minnesota, by Star Tribune writer Kim Ode.

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  • Feb.: A month of roses, and thorns

    Article By: KIM ODE ,Star Tribune Publish February 2, 2014 2:00 AM / Update February 5, 2014 3:48 PM

    This is a curious month, shorter than the others, and a bit undependable. Yet over a candlelit dinner, it could change your life.

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March

  • MNx12: March is our springboard

    Article By: KIM ODE , Star Tribune Publish March 2, 2014 2:00 AM / Update February 28, 2014 2:19 PM

    It’s enough to drive one mad: The snowiest month also brings with it the many modes of spring. After a tough winter, we say: Let the rebirth begin.

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Ice formed on a bus stop sign in St. Paul.

Sneaking out early on Friday's during the summer

  • August brings sweet corn

    Article By: KIM ODE , Star Tribune Publish August 3, 2014 2:00 AM / Update July 31, 2014 9:07 PM

    MNx12: August is a wonderful month when local sweet corn spills from truck beds, market stands and neighborhood kiosks, right into our psyches.

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