Chan Poling rehearsed with the New Standards in Orchestra Hall.

Inside the mind of Chan Poling, revered leader of the Suburbs and New Standards

He has overcome tough times by creating music that moves people.

KARE's Belinda Jensen dishes on 25 years of predicting the weather

December 12, 2018
Meteorologist Belinda Jensen photographed in the backyard studio at KARE 11.
Meteorologist Belinda Jensen has had a career that she didn't forecast.

Twin Cities chefs taking hot cocoa to a whole new level

December 17, 2018
Local coffee shops are taking hot chocolate to new (and tasty) heights.
With chocolate, the opportunities are endless.
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.
Home & Garden
December 20, 2018

Minneapolis furniture maker upcycles ash trees for custom pieces

Furniture and object maker Ross Stangler keeps it simple and local.
Magazine
December 20, 2018
Laurie Sorenson makes her signature square- and pyramid-shaped LES Bags in her Robbinsdale basement.

Twin Cities bag maker earns a spot in Walker Art Center shop

Crafted in her Robbinsdale basement, Laurie Sorenson's line of totes, pouches and purses have caught the eye of local shops.
Magazine
December 20, 2018
Everything you wanted to know about pedicures, but were afraid to ask.

Everything you wanted to know about pedicures, but were afraid to ask

In this installment of "Afraid to Ask," we nail down answers to your pressing pedicure questions.
Magazine
December 19, 2018
Kristin Makholm.

How the Minnesota Museum of American Art came back from the brink of death

Executive director Kristin Makholm has spent the last decade reviving the once-homeless museum.
Magazine
December 19, 2018
Woolworth's, erected in 1937, was an act of faith in downtown Minneapolis.

Why Woolworth's will always have a special place in our Minneapolis hearts

Nicollet Avenue and 7th Street. This shiny white Woolworth’s, erected in 1937, was an act of faith in downtown Minneapolis. The city had been punished…
Magazine
December 18, 2018

Add these five toys from Minnesota makers to your holiday list

From plush dolls to craft kits, give the gift of a locally-made toy this year.
Magazine
December 18, 2018
Those attending November’s Aurora Summit in Two Harbors didn’t spot Northern Lights, but they still did a lot of sky watching.

Secrets to spotting the Northern Lights revealed at Minnesota gathering

The Aurora Summit in Two Harbors, now in its second year, bills itself as the leading conference in the U.S. for fans of the eerie, elusive night sky phenomenon.
Magazine
December 18, 2018
Made in Minnesota: the ultimate guide to the best edible gifts

Made in Minnesota: the ultimate guide to the best edible gifts

From hot pepper salsa to ornaments made of chocolate, find the perfect last-minute gift with our tasty holiday gift guide.
Home & Garden
December 17, 2018
Despite their ever-expanding range of colors and styles, red poinsettias remain the most popular.

How to care for poinsettias, the Christmas forever flower

We've had a lasting love affair with poinsettias, in part because they get better every year.
Magazine
December 17, 2018
The shopping countdown is on. Let our experts help you survive.

Three Minnesota experts share tips for conquering holiday shopping

If you're not sure how to tackle long gift lists, we have some tips. Wrapping everything is a different story.
Eat & Drink
December 17, 2018
Choose the right bubbly for New Year's Eve.

Bubbly made easy with this quick guide to the most popular sparkling wines

Champagne, Cava, Prosecco — our bubbly guide has you covered
Magazine
December 13, 2018
The Jailhouse Inn features a "cellblock suite."

Tiny Minnesota town's historic jail-turned-B&B lets you sleep behind bars

Preston's Jailhouse Inn offers a "slumbering in the slammer" experience.
Magazine
December 13, 2018
Jamie and Andrew Pearson.

How Minnesota's Fat Cheeks butter makes burgers — and everything else — better

A Golden Valley couple are transforming butter with sweet and savory ingredients.
Home & Garden
October 9, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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…
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