Artist Chuck Ungemach’s mural on Wycliff Street was one of a dozen in the inaugural Chroma Zone Mural and Art Festival.

What's the next North Loop? These five Twin Cities neighborhoods are on the rise

From destination dining to walkability scores, these five communities check all the boxes to become the Twin Cities' next hot spots.

3 Twin Cities artisans create new work in traditions that date back centuries

March 24
A portrait of metalworker Lisa Elias in her studio in northeast Minneapolis.
From frescoes to masonry, new works in old crafts.

How a stay-at-home mom in Minneapolis created a granola brand that's taking off

March 24
Angela Gustafson donates a portion of the proceeds from sales of her Gustola Granola to Wilderness Inquiry.
It took her three years to land on the perfect recipe, which she called Gustola Granola.
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March 30
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Check out the new European-inspired Wetwall™ product, full-sized waterproof panels that can be installed quickly and

3 hot 2020 home trends from latest building, kitchen and bath showcases

Builders, designers and architects descended upon Las Vegas in January for a joint convention of the National Kitchen and Bath Industry and International Builders’ shows.…
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March 30

Vintage lovers can find changing treasures at Heritage Estate Jewelry at MOA

What you’ll find: One of the fabulous things about this shop at Mall of America is that every couple of months it’s an entirely…
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March 30
Susan Smoluchowski went from fan to executive director of the MSP Film Society.

Twin Cities film fest executive welcomes movies - and fans - from across the globe

Editor’s note: This story from the quarterly Star Tribune Magazine was printed before the coronavirus pandemic reached Minnesota. Before visiting places mentioned, please check to…
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March 30
Infants have only one way of expressing themselves: crying. So it’s OK to hold them why you figure things out.

New parents are tired – of unsolicited advice

We asked local pediatricians to weigh in so we can confidently say 'thanks, but no thanks' when we're cornered.
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March 27
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These styles have us in the mood for spring

This season's looks have the feel of new beginnings.
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March 27
Zelda Curti and Susan Griak lead twin lives with matching sons, dogs, ages, life phases. ffiftybeauty.com

Twin Cities friends confront aging with a face serum — and the f-bomb

Friends confront aging stereotypes with their face serum.
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March 27
The Soulful Kadhee from Raag Progressive Indian Cuisine is a coconut mojito made with aquavit and kokum syrup.

Unique ingredients make syrups for cocktails sing

These syrups allow the drinkmaker to "exercise a little bit of creativity."
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March 26
Jonathan Goldstein, host of the podcast “Heavyweight.”

Heavyweight podcast host Jonathan Goldstein earns his mettle in Minnesota

"We moved at the end of January, during the Polar Vortex."
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March 26
From blooms to bugs, Ann Wood’s art is a focal point in her Minneapolis studio.

Minneapolis artist crafts incredibly lifelike re-creations of flowers, fruits and insects

Minneapolis artist sees the beauty in nature — and then re-creates it.
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March 26
Always up for a challenge, Ann Kim will open her fourth restaurant — Sooki & Mimi — now under construction in Minneapolis.

The toughest audience for James Beard award-winning chef Ann Kim? Her parents

Ann Kim has always been a storyteller. First on stage, and now in the kitchen.
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March 25
There’s plenty of food — and fun — at Chef Camp, where campers were treated to sessions by popular local culinary talents, including Raghavan Iy

Campfires, s'mores, canoeing and booze: Welcome to summer camp for adults

This summer adults-only getaway takes campfires and s'mores up a notch with drinks and gourmet fare.
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March 25
1993 inductee Syl Liebl played Polka music as Syl and the Jolly Swiss Boys. They were very popular in the 1960’s and 70’s. The Minnesota Music Hal

With shrines to Prince and polka, the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame draws fans to this small city

The state's Music Hall of Fame honors our legends of all genres, from polka to Prince.
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March 23
Baskets photographed on Friday, January 31, 2020. ] RENEE JONES SCHNEIDER ¥ renee.jones@startribune.com

Porcupine quills, hand-reaped willow and hours of labor go into these woven wonders

They show up on May Day and at Easter, filled with candy or flowers. They adorn our homes and carry our possessions. Baskets made with…
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December 10, 2019
Nic+Zoe recently opened in Edina’s Galleria.

Take a peek inside Nic+Zoe, the new boutique at Galleria

What you’ll find: High-style clothes that are pretty, professional, colorful, and — crucially — comfortable. “We create clothing that kind of looks like a woven…
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December 6, 2019
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Tables from Pikka

Old doors – many from western China – get new life as Minnesota-made tables

Pikka Design Co.'s wood tables are repurposed from old Chinese doors.
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December 4, 2019
Illustration by Ellen Schofield

How an outsider came to love the forbidding Minnesota winter

Thirty-one years ago, I moved from New York to Minnesota. I imagined myself as a character in Ole Rolvaag's "Giants in the Earth": far from family in a foreign land, the climate of which seemed designed to kill me.
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December 4, 2019
From left: Celina Kane hats, Larissa Loden jewelry, Hemlocks Leatherworks tote, Woodchuck USA luggage tag, Indigo & Snow scarf.

20 Minnesota-made gifts from chocolates to ceramics, hats to dog collars

Makers from across Minnesota offer the best of their work just in time for holiday gift-giving.
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December 3, 2019
A peek into the world of Cave Paper, celebrating 25 years of handmade, artisan paperThursday Oct. 03, 2019. Plymouth, MN. Jerry Holt

The best Minnesota experiences to give your loved ones this holiday

This year, think outside the gift-wrapped box: Gifting experiences can boost meaning and memories.
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December 2, 2019
Spoon and Stable’s spirit-free Hibiscus features juniper berries.

3 Twin Cities cocktails that balance juniper for a flowery, refreshing drink

Juniper doesn’t deserve its maligned reputation in the cocktail world. “People associate juniper with gin — with the things that they dislike about gin —…
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November 28, 2019
Although Raghavan Iyer is best known for bringing Indian cooking to American kitchens, his influence has been part of restaurant kitchens, too. His la

How Minnesota-based Raghavan Iyer brought Indian food to the masses

Minnesota-based cookbook author and culinary consultant Raghavan Iyer helped educate America about curries, chutneys and more.

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