MNx12: monthly essays on life in Minnesota
The beginning of a new year brings an inevitable, yet oddly welcome, letdown — and ultimately a sense of possibility. Updated Jan. 30, 2014
Welcome to MNx12, monthly essays on life in Minnesota, by Star Tribune writer Kim Ode.
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.
Ice formed on a bus stop sign in St. Paul.
May can feel like a melee at times, but it’s also the month when dreams begin to come true. Kick off your shoes, breathe deep and dive in.
Sneaking out early on Friday's during the summer
July's opening salvo of flashy fireworks soon gives over to strategies for remaining under the boss' radar. Unless the boss also bugs out.
Golden September evokes a nostalgia that feels warm and even a little fuzzy, before we buck up.