Falls Park in Sioux Falls, S.D.

8 great fall trips, from close to home in the Midwest to worldly escapes

Use this guide to plan your fall getaway.

Mayo Clinic expert on world-record athletes says a sub-2-hour marathon is possible

October 3
Dr. Michael Joyner in the courtyard of Mayo Clinic Hospital, St. Mary’s campus in Rochester.
Michael Joyner has been called "one of the world's most widely cited experts on the limits of human performance."
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Twin Cities staycation: 3 new hotels impress

October 2
The exterior of the Hotel Landing in Wayzata.
Three new hotels within a 30-mile radius of Minneapolis provide a plush experience at home.
Home & Garden
October 9
Top trends in kitchen design: Big, bold windows (in black!); mixing of cabinet styles and finishes; navy is the new black; and customized appliances.

4 trends for updating your kitchen to make it feel modern

As families and how they live change, so do kitchens. Cooking is making a comeback, and so are custom appliances. Families want to mix and…
Home & Garden
October 8
Species tulips.

If Minnesotans want colorful spring gardens, plant hardy bulbs now

Plant tough, hardy minor bulbs now for a surefire show of color once the snow is gone.
Eat & Drink
October 4
St. Paul's old Schmidt Brewery is finding new life.

Former St. Paul beer master tells hidden history of old Schmidt Brewery

As Schmidt Brewery is being restored to its former glory, one man never lost sight of the building's ancestry, and he gladly shares its secrets.
Eat & Drink
October 4
A Vodskey bottle beside a "Copper Mule," made with Vodskey, fresh lime juice and Fever Tree ginger beer, as well as a "Wing in a Sling," back, with Vo

3 Minnesota distilleries concocting whiskey with bold new flavor profiles

Pop quiz: What does whiskey taste like? Characteristics that come to mind likely include rich and oaky, smoky and smooth. Spirits boasting notes of vanilla, caramel…
Eat & Drink
October 4
Whole Grain Milling Co. popcorn is available at most local natural foods co-ops and at Golden Fig in St. Paul.

Some of Minnesota's best popcorn comes from this organic family farm

Not many foods have onomatopoeic names, but popcorn — pop! pop! pop! — is one of them. America’s favorite snack is one of nature’s minor…
Magazine
October 4
Minnesota Loan and Trust Company building. Built in 1889, it was originally called the National Bank of Commerce.

Vintage postcard will take you back to 1904 banking center in Minneapolis

Marquette Avenue and 4th Street. In the center stands the Minnesota Loan and Trust Company building. Built in 1889, it was originally called the National…
Books
October 4
Author Kevin Kling.

Twin Cities author Kevin Kling shares his harvest memories

In Minnesota, we have the blessings of four seasons and my favorite by far is autumn. It’s a transitional time that gently, but efficiently, ushers…
Magazine
October 4
A trio of young foxes frolic near downtown before moving on to a set of nearby railroad tracks to continue the play.

Photo essay: Meet the 'wild' neighbors of the Twin Cities

Don’t be too quick to roll out the welcome mat to these city dwellers. From the foxes roaming Nicollet Island to the wild turkeys in…
Home & Garden
October 4
"Sunflowers" by A Paper Florist.

St. Paul paper artist crafts incredibly realistic flowers that last

An artist's touch turns high-end crêpe paper into an everlasting bouquet.
Magazine
October 4
Local hat maker Karen Morris Millinery sat a portrait in her studio along with hats from her fall collection.

Minneapolis hatmaker sees the royal Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle effect

As a child, Karen Morris knew she was destined to be a fashion designer. She loved clothes and couldn’t imagine doing anything else. But fate…
Home & Garden
October 4
Wooden bowls made by wood turner Benjamin Leatham of Cannon River Bowl & Spoon.

Cannon River Bowl & Spoon puts new spin on old craft of woodturning

As summer’s green gives way to an autumnal palette, most of us focus on the leaves. But artists like Benjamin Leatham are all about the…
Magazine
October 4

Fall's top looks in desert hues

The feel of autumn is both warm and cool, with days heating up in the sunshine and evenings bringing a tinge of winter winds. This…
Eat & Drink
October 4
Restauraeur Kim Bartmann at Barbette in Minneapolis.

How Kim Bartmann became the Twin Cities' most unapologetic restaurateur

For three decades, she's remained relevant in a changing industry, now overseeing 10 different restaurants.
Magazine
October 3
Kathryn Sterner, owner of Winsome Goods, a Minneapolis boutique that operates designs, samples and produces clothing. DAVID JOLES ï david.joles@start

Find classic pieces in natural fabrics at Winsome Goods in northeast Minneapolis

What you’ll find: Winsome is where you head for classic pieces in natural fabrics and thoughtfully curated vintage items. All nonvintage clothes are designed and…
Movies
October 3
The local Film Fatales chapter is just a year old and was started by Melody Gilbert. Attending the June meeting were (bottom, from left) Melissa Butts

In #MeToo era, Minnesota's female filmmakers find strength in realizing they're 'not alone'

When the local Film Fatales chapter came together, its members found camaraderie and a collaborative spirit.
Magazine
October 3
Those embarassing questions about running that you never wanted to ask? We did it for you.

Twin Cities Marathon truths about avoiding bloody nipples, the trots, other embarrassments

Local running experts went the extra mile for us in answering lots of uncomfortable questions and offering welcome encouragement for Twin Cities Marathon participants and…
Stage & Arts
October 3
In her job at the Walker, Nisa Mackie focuses on inclusion to educate and engage people with art.

Since 'Scaffold,' Walker Art Center doubles down on getting more kids to see art

The head of the museum's education programs sees access to art as "a basic citizen right."
Magazine
October 3
Jared Kamrowski, a former CPA who traveled so often for work he started Thrifty Traveler, his own travel blog/newsletter.

Minnesota's Thrifty Traveler is the online guru of cheap travel deals

The site's founder Jared Kamrowski has become a master of finding rock-bottom prices on flights.
Magazine
October 2
Circuit convertible backpack by Strey Designs and the Continental Backpack from J.W. Hulme.

9 must-have, Minnesota-made, leather travel essentials

Raise your travel game with these must-have leather essentials, all made in Minnesota. Durability has never looked so good. (Photos above)
Magazine
June 26
Michael Dagen, executive director of the Nemeth Art Center.

Collection of old European paintings and contemporary art hangs in Northwoods of Minnesota

What's a collection of old European paintings and vibrant contemporary art doing in the Northwoods? Go find out.
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