The bar at the Staghead during dinner hours Friday night.

5 hottest small town destinations in Minnesota

City slickers can feel right at home with what's hip and happening in these five Minnesota towns.
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110-year-old Polish dive bar is one of South St. Paul's hidden treasures

March 28
The Polish National Alliance outpost in South St. Paul is in the basement of this duplex.
The Polish National Alliance outpost is tucked away in a basement.

Why Emmy-winning TV anchor Angela Davis made the leap to public radio

March 27
Angela Davis hosts her show “MPR News with Angela Davis.”
After 20 plus years on Twin Cities TV, anchor and reporter Angela Davis pivots to public radio.
Home & Garden
April 4
An understated roofline and dark shingles help this cabin melt into the landscape.

Dreamy Scandinavian-inspired retreat near Brainerd is the perfect getaway spot

Scandinavian-inspired retreat is go-to getaway spot for growing extended family.
Eat & Drink
April 2
The Naked Dani at Colita is a margarita-type of drink with salt bubbles -- the perfect nesting spot for a rubber duck.

These 3 Twin Cities cocktails are so refreshing, they're almost like vacation

A crucial category of classic cocktailing, sours' ingredients are simple: spirit, sugar and, importantly, citrus.
Home & Garden
April 1
Contrasting colors and wide turnaround areas enhance accessibility in this Parade Dream Home by Trestle.

A tragic accident spurred home builder Peter Crain's 'lifetime-friendly design'

Accessibility is personal for custom homebuilder Peter Crain
Magazine
March 29
Croissant Pain Perdu with Rum Barrel Aged Maple Syrup at Bellecour in Wayzata.

Yes, rum can make maple syrup better, says Wayzata's Bellecour restaurant

When Mary and Don Somers began their habit of dining at Bellecour, they would show up with a gift: a bottle of maple syrup…
Magazine
March 29
Scarborough Fair boutique is located on Carter Avenue in St. Paul

St. Paul's Scarborough Fair is a boutique for your inner Stevie Nicks

What you’ll find: Magic, whimsy, art and an aura of the divine feminine. Oh, and no small amount of vintage-inspired clothes, goddessy dresses, Kentucky Derby-worthy…
Magazine
March 29
A look at three makers of healing crystals: Mend, Kaleidescope Kitty and My Naptime.

3 local jewelry artisans using healing crystals

If you’ve been selecting jewelry simply because it’s beautiful, get ready for some new criteria. This year, earrings, necklaces and rings can do more than…
Magazine
March 29
Creative Director and Stylist: Barbara Schmidt, studiobstyle
Hair and Makeup Artist: Andrea Holton
Model Julianne Steege, Ignite Models

Ruffles and pastels are just right trends for 2019 spring fashion

An ode to spring fashion
Magazine
March 29
The Great Northern Depot in Minneapolis, located on Hennepin Avenue near the Mississippi River.

Minneapolis' rebuilt Union Depot was shining example of modernism – for 1914

Hennepin Avenue, near the Mississippi River. The Great Northern Depot stood at the edge of downtown by the river, in the Bridge Square area. Judging…
Books
March 29
Leif Enger keeps fishing for spring.

Tales of spring told by hearty Minnesota fish

In early January I started taking long, cold walks beside the icy streams of Duluth. Call it a reflex — my wife and I recently…
Home & Garden
March 29
Join a flower CSA like Blue Sky Flower Farm for bouquets all summer long.

Love fresh-cut blooms? Keep 'em coming with a flower CSA

Flower CSAs offer a fresh way to keep your home abloom all summer long.
Magazine
March 29
The Polaris GEM is like an extreme golf cart.

From modest to luxurious, 3 electric cars that pleasantly surprised us

You probably think electric cars are for tree-huggers who wear sensible shoes, eat organic root vegetables and recycle their used bath water. Have you driven…
Home & Garden
March 28
Founder and lead designer Brianne Boettner calls Timber & Tulip’s one-of-a-kind designs “fearless.”

Minneapolis' Timber & Tulip makes industrial modern furniture with art vibe

Brianne Boettner can take an ugly “tree wart” and transform it into an eye-catching maple cocktail table. “It looks like the shape of a lake…
Magazine
March 28
Ryan Moy is tasked with turning a snow-covered field into a showcase for professional soccer.

The mad scientist behind St. Paul Allianz Field's beautiful green turf

Like many other 10-year-old boys, Ryan Moy earned summer spending money by mowing neighbors’ lawns. But only he ended up here, as the head groundskeeper…
Magazine
March 28
Done correctly, a spray tan won't make you look like a carrot.

Will I look orange? Answers to all your burning questions about custom spray tanning

Will it hide stretch marks?  Cellulite? Make you look thinner? And what exactly is that smell? A Minnesota spray tanning guru weighs in on achieving…
Magazine
March 28
The sweet taste of spring, at a chocolatier near you.

4 small-batch chocolate artisans for your Easter candy fix

Chocolate has a long and tasty Twin Cities history. Abdallah Candies in Burnsville has been satisfying sweet tooths since 1909 (that’s four generations), and…
Magazine
March 28
Collection by local designer Joy Teiken.

Minneapolis fashion designer Joy Teiken takes latest collection to New York, Los Angeles

Rooted in the Midwest, fashion designer Joy Teiken's latest couture collection aims for a national stage.
Magazine
March 27

Play ball! Five decades of Twins Opening Day photos

Minnesota Twins opening day baseball photos from the Star Tribune archive.
Books
December 26, 2018
Patricia Hampl is the author of “The Art of the Wasted Day.”

Twin Cities author Patricia Hampl shares why winter brings us together

Patricia Hampl's latest book, published this year, is "The Art of the Wasted Day."
Magazine
December 26, 2018
Rose & Loon recently opened in Rosedale shopping center.

Rosedale Mall's new Rose & Loon store curates Minnesota-made goodies

Highly curated, handmade goods from the Midwest that have (finally) been given the showstopping shelf space they deserve.
Magazine
December 21, 2018

What's hot in fashion for the Minnesota winter

The individual elements of winter's outfits may seem simple, but the calculus of finding the right stylistic balance requires an artistic eye.
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