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March 29

Modern brides buck convention and express their own style

In this year of female empowerment, more brides are eschewing traditional white dresses and turning to styles that let them express themselves. Color enters the…
Home & Garden
March 29
Dan Allenspach says his works are “an offshoot of my search for the meaning of life.”

Minnesota sculptor creates a garden as his gallery

Gardening isn’t Dan Allenspach’s big passion. He just tends a living backdrop for his sculptures. “I was not at all a gardener,” he says of…
Home & Garden
March 29
Kallista’s main attraction was “magic” faucet with a 3D grid pattern.

New trends from the home industry's biggest trade shows

Two of the home industry’s biggest trade shows — the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show and the International Builders’ Show — were held this year…
Magazine
March 29
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Matchbook offers a clue about how Dinkytown got its name

There are various theories, and two involve the Grodnik brothers. One of them, Louis, built a commercial structure on the corner of 4th Street and…
Magazine
March 29
Ashley Kilcher is the owner of Roe Wolfe Boutique.

A peek inside Edina Galleria's boutique Roe Wolfe

Origin story: Owner Ashley Kilcher launched the first iteration of Roe Wolfe in Mendota Heights. A makeup artist, she wanted a home base for her…
Magazine
March 29
GOING BOLD: Erin Smith’s colorful ceramic bead necklaces are made in her south Minneapolis studio.

St. Paul native Erin Smith makes her own ceramic beads for her line of jewelry

Warning: Don’t try to eat Erin Smith’s jewelry. Go ahead and drool a little — her necklaces evoke those ubiquitous candy necklaces of childhood —…
Magazine
March 29
LAB co-owners Jessica Moriarty, left, and Mollie Windmiller.

New Minneapolis company LAB specializes in creative classes for millennials

No bland conference rooms: Two women created a haven for classes and workshops.
Eat & Drink
March 29
Tattersall Distilling’s Amber Aperitivo.

3 Twin Cities bars where you'll find the latest drink trend: Low-proof cocktails

Here’s the predicament: you’re meeting friends at a hot new bar and you want to partake — but you also have a 6 a.m. workout…
Home & Garden
March 29
QUEEN OF CLEAN: Vig’s strength has long been organization. Now she’s using that gift to help people.

Why all your stuff stresses you out and what you can do about it

Michele Vig is on a mission to stop the spread of clutter.
Home & Garden
March 29
Built from scratch: Kristine and Tom Anderson said they enjoyed building their cabin by themselves. “It felt good to figure things out by ourselves.

Mpls. designer reveals how she built a secluded DIY cabin from scratch

The couple has no regrets about the time and effort spent building from scratch: "We learned we worked really well together. We had so much fun."
Magazine
March 28
This movie projector from Northrop Auditorium now resides in one of Bauer Brothers’ warehouses in north Minneapolis.

Minnesota's largest salvage yard packed with curiosities: 'It gets bigger every year'

As cities change and shed their skins, many of them end up at Minnesota's largest building materials salvage yard.
Magazine
March 28
Curator Wendy DePaolis wants the arboretum’s art to inspire learning and bring people together.

The surprising way the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is luring visitors

Meet the only curator of art and sculpture at a landscape arboretum in the nation.
Eat & Drink
March 28
Maddie Lu Carlos, the owner of Macarons by Maddie Lu at the Mall of America.

New macaron shop at Mall of America makes for a perfect cookie break

A 23-year-old Anoka native recently opened Macarons by Maddie Lu.
Music
March 28
Sarah Hicks is the first woman to hold a titled conductor post in the Minnesota Orchestra’s history.

Minnesota Orchestra's Sarah Hicks talks pop stars and onstage #MeToo moments

The Minnesota Orchestra's pops conductor calls her own tune.
Magazine
March 28
Chelsea Ohlquist takes photos of her infant daughter Corah after an electrocardiogram.

Photo project puts cameras in hands of parents with gravely ill children

The idea began as a nice gesture for parents of children hospitalized with serious conditions, not for days, but for months. So much waiting, so…
Magazine
March 27
St. Paul mayor Melvin Carter celebrated his win with family and friends at the Union Depot November 7, 2017 in St. Paul.

Melvin Carter's historic rise from Old Rondo to St. Paul's 'made-for-this' mayor

If you were surprised to see a child of old Rondo rise up and capture the mayor's office in St. Paul, then you've never met Melvin Carter.
Magazine
February 20

Over 50? Why you should get your you-know-what to the colonoscopy doctor

Let's talk colonoscopies. To answer your probing questions, we turned to two specialists who say that yes, the nasty prep is worth the hassle. What…
Magazine
December 7, 2017
LARK Toys, the quaint but immense toy store in Kellogg, Minn. Part of the Magazine's gift guide. Here, Scott Gray Burlingame the shop where he works o

Massive toy store in tiny Minnesota town beckons nostalgia seekers from around the state

LARK Toys in Kellogg, Minn., offers thousands of nostalgic toys in a Santa's workshop setting.
Eat & Drink
December 7, 2017
Aquavit is in, and this season is the perfect time to indulge in this Scandanavian spirit, traditionally drank around the holidays.

Twin Cities bars offer updates on aquavit, bringing this traditional liquor into trend territory

Yes, it’s part of Minnesota’s drinking fabric, but that doesn’t mean aquavit is universally beloved. “It seems like everyone has memories of Christmas dinners at…
Magazine
December 7, 2017
“Gone with the Gin: Cocktails with a Hollywood Twist,” Guthrie Theater Store, $15

What you should bring as the perfect hostess gift this holiday season

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