At Krueger’s Christmas Tree Farm in Lake Elmo, customers are being asked to reserve a time slot.

Tips and tricks if you're buying a 'real' Christmas tree this year

Here's what to expect at Minnesota tree farms, and how to keep your tree looking fresh.
Robert Bly near Laporte, Minn., circa 1980.
Books

'For now you are the standing one': So many of us owe a debt of gratitude to Robert Bly

November 24
A tribute from his longtime assistant, poet Thomas R. Smith.
Jason Isbell headlined the Basilica Block Party in 2018, about 17 years after he first came to Minneapolis as a member of the Drive-by Truckers.
Music

Jason Isbell talks vaccines, Scorsese, John Prine and the wildest year of his music career

November 28
The celebrated Americana songwriter returns to the Armory after enforcing strict COVID protocols (and taking a lot of heat for it).
Hebrew wood type added to the Minnesota Center for Book Arts Center's millions of pieces of type and made by Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum, i
Variety

Old-fashioned wood type is new again, as Minnesota book center adds Hebrew, Arabic and Spanish letters

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The center hopes to attract new audiences. "Wood type feels so human," says one designer.
From left: Najmieh Batmanglij, Marcella Hazan, and Madeleine Kamman 
Taste

Book highlights 7 immigrant women who changed the way Americans see food

November 26
The author looks at our culinary past and asks, who does history remember?Not every cook gets equal billing, and that especially relates to women.
St. Paul children’s author Nancy Loewen, left, and friend Linda Hayen have produced a book based on Hayen’s deceased daughter’s idea of an all-i
Variety

Minnesota mom turns deceased daughter's kindness into children's book

November 27
"The Everybody Club" has this message: "Include everyone, learn and you'll have fun."
Don’t Miss

Yuen: How to switch up your holiday gift-giving this year

November 27
Supply-chain worries got you down? Here's how some Minnesotans are making shopping more mindful.
Don’t Miss

These 8 restaurants are joining the Twin Cities dining scene

November 24
Smack Shack comes to the south metro, Shake Shack comes to the north metro, and Dinkytown is set to get mochi doughnuts.