Mallory Weggemann, paralympic swimmer, gold medalist and Minnesotan, described what it means to her to be swimming back at the University of Minnesota

Eagan's Mallory Weggemann prepares to be first Paralympian to host NBC's Olympics coverage

The gold medalist is also continuing her swimming career.
Plugged back in: Cabooze and Myth Live are hosting concerts again after closure threats
Music

Plugged back in: Cabooze and Myth Live are hosting concerts again after closure threats

June 13
The old workhorse rock venues in Minneapolis and Maplewood have survived separate challenges.
Thomas Søndergård married his longtime love Andreas Landin in 2022, the same year he was named music director of the Minnesota Orchestra. The orches
Music

Led by its new conductor, Minnesota Orchestra caps season with Pride performance

June 13
"Pride, for me, is not only to do with who we love but really who we are," said Thomas Søndergård, who was named music director the same summer he wed his longtime partner.
Everyone's welcome in the biergarten at Schell's Brewery in New Ulm.
Don't Miss

7 ways to celebrate Father's Day at Minnesota breweries (besides drinking beer)

June 13
Meat raffles, polka music, tribute bands and even a Battle of the Dads are on tap at local beer halls Sunday.
Fit Foodie Finds' Linley Hanson, Emily Richter and Lee Funke helped bring Hodgepodge food truck to Forgotten Star Brewing in Fridley.
Eat & Drink

Fridley brewery's new Hodgepodge food truck offers 'balanced but still indulgent menu'

June 13
A partnership between the food blog Fit Foodie Finds and Forgotten Star aims to change the way we eat at breweries.
The production "Cthulhu: the Musical!" by the Oregon-based troupe Puppeteers for Fears is coming soon to Minneapolis. It's one weird art event to chec
Stage & Arts

3 Twin Cities art events that get weird with it

June 13
A puppet murder play, an ode to the chair and a cabaret-style show devoted to weird art are among the strangest things to do in Minnesota this month.
A photo provided by the Library of Congress shows an artist’s depiction of the revolutionary hero Patrick Henry at Virginia’s convention on ratify
Books

For Father's Day, how about a Founding Father who makes a lot of dad jokes?

June 13
NONFICTION: A writer takes to using quills and lighting his home with candles as part of "The Year of Living Constitutionally."
Don't Miss

Why is country music cool again?

June 13
Newer artists like Morgan Wallen and Zach Bryan are attracting new fans via new platforms.
Stage & Arts

New American studio glass exhibit at Shoreview museum goes beyond Dale Chihuly

June 13
A new exhibit at the Cafesjian Art Trust Museum offers a broader look at the artists who shaped the art glass movement.

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